If there's one word one would use to describe the great Peyton Manning, it would be "Leader". Or perhaps, "Competitor". Or maybe, "Intense". Then again we like "Passionate" too. Whatever word you pick, there's no denying the track record of excellent play from P. Manning. Hell, he and the Colts knocked off the beloved in Super Bowl XLI. We still have nightmares to this day...
The latest and greatest stroke of geniusness from the middle son of Archie Manning, is asking the Denver faithful to hush up whilst his Bronco offense is in the red zone at Mile High Stadium (or whatever they are calling it now).
"When we're on the field on offense -- I love our fans' excitement -- but if we can just find that controlled noise level, I believe we are going to go for it on some fourth downs this year and maybe not cheering when we're going for it on fourth down -- wait and see and if we get it, cheer then."
And how has the Bronco faithful reacted to the order? By heeding said order, of course. Manning even told the Bronco fans to elect a leader of each section in the stadium, and that leader will inform the surrounding fans when to shut their mouths, so the maestro may work his audibilistic magic.
This Peyton Manning may be on to something.
We do seem to recall a similar scenario happening last season when our Chicago Bears had some red zone troubles in week one against Manning's old team. Our very own quarterback, Jay Cutler, had to call a time out because the noise was so deafening, and that prompted him to say this after the game;
"Please, please, please let's tone it down a little bit when we're down in the 20 you're more than welcome to yell and scream and do whatever you want to do after we score, but please, let's go ahead and quiet the stadium down and save it for after we score. Thank you. That's my PSA,"
First off, thanks to Jay for saying the magic word "please", he not only said it once, not only twice, but thrice. Manning didn't bother with a "please" did he? Nope... Jerk!
And lookie there, Mr. Cutler even ended his request with a "Thank you", that was very thoughtful of him. Look at the Manning quote, there's nary a "thanks" to be found. Ungrateful Jerk!
We seem to remember quite a few in the media, and even some of our Chicago fans, that were incessantly griping over Jay's request. Not all mind you, but there was a vocal bunch of jackwaggons that tried to twist the request fro silence into another reason to criticize our QB.
That's OK. US true Blue Bears fans will have the last laugh. Jay Sizzle will have the last laugh. And while it's yet to be confirmed if Marc Trestman laugh's, he'll get a final chuckle in too.
Bear Down my friends.
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