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Peyton Manning 'might be asked to throw less so the offense can be more'

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had the best regular season of any quarterback in NFL history. Manning set the record for most yards thrown in  a season, beating Drew Brees’ record by just one yard, and the record for most touchdowns thrown in a season with 55.

Despite having the best aerial attack in the league, the Broncos could actually ask Manning to throw less.

From ESPN.com:

“Manning himself might be asked to throw less so the offense can be more. To face the realities of age and four neck surgeries and use his remember-when mind to help diversify the team’s attack, not only to help give it a plan B but endorse it in what he calls at the line scrimmage if things don’t go right on another important football afternoon.”

Rounding out the offense is always a great idea, but the Broncos didn’t necessarily have an unbalanced offense. The passing attack consistently allowed Knowshon Moreno to face boxes that weren’t stacked with players, in fact of Moreno’s 241 carries last season, 192 (79.7 percent) came against defenses playing six or fewer defenders in the box.

Add in the fact that the Broncos’ 461 carries were 11th best in the league and it wasn’t like the run was completely abandoned. If anything, Manning’s passing might have been what allowed Moreno to be as successful as he was.

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