The rookie running back has spent most of his time at organized team activities working with the four-time NFL MVP on learning plays and schemes. Even at the Denver Broncos' golf outing earlier this week, the second-round pick was in Manning's foursome, which doesn't sound like too much fun.
It isn't a joke that the Broncos will be counting on Ball big time this season, and Manning doesn't plan on leaning on a rookie who isn't up to speed.
"We're just kind of going through plays, going through games, getting him comfortable hearing audibles at the line of scrimmage," Manning said. "Because we are going to count on him in a big way this year. He's a rookie, but coach (John) Fox isn't going to bring him along slowly."
Ball, with Manning's help, will get every chance to win carries and make the aging veterans on the roster expendable.
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