Broncos QB Peyton Manning explains Omaha call

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has become famous for his “Omaha” call at the line of scrimmage. He yells it so louldly, seemingly every play, that you can hear it at home on your couch.

But what does it mean? Manning was asked and tried to explain without giving it away.

“I’m not sure I know how to answer that, but I’ve had a lot people ask what ‘Omaha’ means,” Manning told reporters during his media availability, via Pro Football Talk.  “‘Omaha’ is a run play, but it could be a pass play or a play-action pass depending on a couple things – the wind, which way we’re going, the quarter and the jerseys that we’re wearing.  It varies really play to play.  There’s your answer to that one.”

Former teammates and coaches have said it means various things. Former teammate Dallas Clark said it would flip the “hot” receiver, while former coach Tony Dungy says he uses it for snap count.

Topics: Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning

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