Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) signals during the first half against the New England Patriotsduring the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos QB Peyton Manning yells ‘fat man’ (Video)


Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s loud and very audible yells of Omaha at the line of scrimmage were covered ad nauseam in the week leading up to the AFC Championship game. Manning even tried to explain the call without revealing what exactly it means.

“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.”

Since then we’ve seen him yell “Marshall” a lot today, and here is a new one. It sounds like Manning is yelling “fat man” at the line of scrimmage. Of course it could be “Batman” too.


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  • Todd Bradley

    I heard “fatman” also. On another play, I think he said “FATMAN FATMAN MARSHALL OMAHA SEVEN”. Except for the “seven” the rest all have a World War II theme. Coincidence or no? “Fat Man” was the name of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki; “Marshall” Island was the target of a major offensive in the Pacific Ocean; “Omaha” stands for “Omaha Beach” where so many people died on D-Day. I don’t know anything special about “seven” though. Maybe I’ve got that part wrong, or maybe it’s a reference to John Elway.