Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning seemingly yells the word “Omaha” at the line multiple times every play. It is so loud that microphones pick it up and you can hear it at home on your couch.
Still, there is a lot of mystery about what the word means. Manning’s former head coach with the Indianapolis Colts, Tony Dungy, tried to explain.
“He is using it a lot now for snap count — on one,” Dungy said, via Pro Football Talk. “Then he can give them a ‘disregard’ and say ‘Omaha’ but not go on one, to keep the defense honest.”
Former Colts teammate Dallas Clark said the call would flip the “hot” receiver on Sirius XM NFL radio. The two know Manning well having played or coached with him for long periods in Indianapolis and they would know better than anyone.
It seems like he just likes the word and it changes what it means often.