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Peyton Manning airs it out at Broncos practice

Don't look now, New York Jets media. You have a competitor for OTA overanalysis.

"I've never had to comment on incompletions at practice before. This is new to me," Peyton Manning told the assembled Broncos horde Monday.

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Translation: Can you guys back off a little?

The subject of Monday's breakdown was the Broncos' third OTA practice open to the media. In this one, Manning focused on deep throws. He threw a number of long passes Monday with varying degrees of success.

"It's still an ongoing process for me, it still is," Manning said. "I still have work to do in my rehab, and that's the good thing about these OTAs -- you can really see where you are on certain types of plays, and you're learning a lot. I wish we could have more of these OTAs, but the limited practice time we have together, you've got to take advantage of it. It's only going to make us better."

Broncos coach John Fox doesn't sound worried about his new quarterback.

"Physically, (Manning) looks the same to me as he’s always looked," Fox said. "I think our passing game is way further along now than it was at this time a year ago."

With all due respect to Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn, that is faint praise. Manning ultimately won't be compared with last year's Broncos attack.

He'll be compared with the previous editions of Peyton Manning.

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