Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) shakes hands with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick after the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots HC Bill Belichick explains why Peyton Manning is great


The Denver Broncos defeated the New England Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl. While Manning has praised Patriots head coach Bill Belichick before, Belichick praised Manning while explaining why he is so great at what he does.

“Manning does a great job,” Belichick said, via Pro Football Talk. “Depending on how you’re playing him then he’s going to attack you based on what you’re doing. If you do certain things he’s going to do certain things. If you do other things he’s going to do other things. He’s going to run plays that are good plays against what you’re doing. Runs, passes, schemes, whatever. That’s what makes him a great, great, great quarterback. He’s very, very good at that. He does an excellent job of — particularly in the passing game but he did it in the running game yesterday too — of getting his team in a good play. That doesn’t happen every play, it’s not like he changes every play, I’m not saying that, but situationally, red area, third down, he sees a new look that he thinks he can take advantage of, there’s nobody better at that than he is.”

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