Peyton Manning Ramps Up With Frustration Over Broncos Coaching On ManningCast

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    Peyton Manning on the NFL Monday Night MegaCast in 2021. Photo via ESPN NFL (@ESPNNFL) on Twitter.

    The Monday Night ManningCast is back for its second season on ESPN and the first game of the season did not disappoint. Hosts Peyton and Eli Manning were back in their normal sports for the game and welcomed in a number of celebrity guests along the way.

    While there certainly were great moments from the first episode, the most talked about moment came at the end of the game.

    Along with Shannon Sharpe, the Manning brothers were watching the Broncos’ offense drive down the field, down by one point, with just over a minute remaining on the clock. Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson completed a pass that went to the Seahawks’ 46-yard line to bring up 4th and 5 with just about 60 seconds remaining in the game.

    Naturally, a quarterback like Peyton Manning is thinking about how to continue moving the ball. For a quarterback like him, 55-seconds on the clock, only trailing by one point, is more than a manageable situation.

    “We’ve got three timeouts, E,” Peyton said to Eli while signaling a timeout with his hands. “I may use one right here, E. Let’s use one. Let’s talk about this one. Let’s talk about this one.”

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    But as Manning kept talking, the clock just kept winding down.

    “They can try to draw them offsides,” Manning said as he course-corrected. “Might try to draw them offsides, E. Dummy snap count.”

    Nope. That wasn’t what was happening. Peyton was begging for a timeout to be called. Eventually, one finally was, when the play clock hit zero. The Hall of Fame quarterback immediately put up the classic “surrender cobra” gesture in utter clock-management disgust.

    You can see the gears turning in Peyton Manning’s brain as he tried to figure out just what the Broncos’ coaching staff was doing.

    “They’re going to kick it,” Manning mumbled out as he realized what was going on.

    “Kick what?!” Shannon Sharpe yelled out.

    Check out the full clip below:

    The Broncos had three timeouts and could have risked the fourth down to move up the chains. Instead, Denver elected to attempt the 64-yard field goal, which would eventually miss.

    The Seahawks defeated the Broncos by a score of 17 to 16 to close down week one of the NFL season.

    The Seahawks/Broncos matchup also featured the same teams that were in the Super Bowl for Peyton’s first championship game with Denver. While the score was far different than the 2022 meeting, the Broncos wound up losing both games.

    The ManningCast is back and Peyton Manning already looks to be in prime mid-season form with his reactions. This should undoubtedly be a fun season ahead.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.