Originally Posted by Fifth Set
Yes we are! Truth is we have never had an accurate passer. Elway was a legend, but accuracy was not his forte. And Tebow...well, enough said.
Manning's performance last night was brilliant. Almost every pass on the numbers, complete control of the offense and masterful reads.
Now the challenge for him will be no different than what he faced in Indy after years of spoiling the fans - the burden of huge expectations!
Tebow was your starter for less than a season. The bridge to him included Cutler and Orton, who were decent accuracy-wise but not HOF calibre field generals.
Manning has stepped into a great mix with a Super Bowl coach who emphasizes defense and ball-control tactics. I like their chances to compete for an AFC title, if not more.