Despite What the Mainstream Says, Peyton & Broncos
Show no Concern 'Bout Cold
|Adam Gase with QB Peyton Manning|
Photo Courtesy (ESPN - AP)
The fact of it is, the media never touches on the subject of many of those games took place at New England, during their "SpyGate" dynasty run and put a lot of losses on teams playing in cold. Despite having inferior defenses in Indy his whole career as well. Most that smart would realize, the cold will affect the game, but it affects the offense in almost every football team and helps the defense. Has nothing to do with Peyton Manning. Kickers will attest to what the cold does to kicking. Take into account that Peyton has not had a home stadium until the last two years where he has won in cold weather and lost a heartbreaking double OT playoff game to the eventual Super Bowl champs and then lost in OT when it could have gone their way easily, and it was not at home. Also need to mention that Peyton is 2-1 in cold weather games at home. That further supports the winning % of a home team to a road team. Cold affects football entirely, but we feel exactly the same about the weather as Broncos Offensive Coordinator, Adam Gase does:
"It can be as cold as you want it, but the wind has always been the biggest factor any time there are cold conditions." Gase continues about the cold, Peyton Manning, and calling plays, "I’ve never really asked him about it. It’s something we don’t really get into. I know if it’s a windy condition game, I might in my head think we should run the ball more just so I’m not putting the fact that we’re throwing the ball—and then an element of the game can affect our passing game. But for the most part the cold is not an issue for us in the passing game. It’s anytime you get a condition of wind, that’s when I see that it’s hard for the passing because you don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Manning: I'm not a different player in the cold
Watch the video Manning: I'm not a different player in the cold on Yahoo Sports . Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning responds to the notion that he struggles in the cold, claiming that the weather is not a factor for him or his team.
The 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
|A lasting image of the Bucs first win in 40 degrees or less.|
Ronde Barber (20) take a pick six back vs Donovan McNabb (5)
en route to a Super Bowl ring.
Photo Courtesy: Sports Illustrated
"A game that is now known as Black Sunday in Philadelphia's sports lore, Tampa Bay won on the road for the first time in playoff history, and in temperatures below 32°F (0°C), in the last football game played at Veterans Stadium. The Eagles were heavy favorites at home going into the game. The Eagles had beaten the Buccaneers four consecutive times, in the wild card round the two previous seasons, and also during regular-season games in 2001 and 2002. During the two playoff losses, both at Veterans Stadium, Tampa Bay had failed to score a single touchdown." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampa_Bay_Buccaneers)
|These streaks were harped upon and harped upon. Since this game,|
it may have not been discussed by big media.
+BRONCOS CR3W understands it is time to chill with Manning, Gase, Broncos!
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