Breer: Elway's plan for Manning
How will John Elway turn Peyton Manning into the greatest QB ever? Albert Breer asked, and Elway answered. More ...
Earlier in the game, Manning missed on a wobbler over the middle to Brandon Stokley. It was his least impressive pass and hinted at a downside to Manning's play (and forgive us if we sound like we're searching for something). With a gaping hole in front of him on the third-and-7 incompletion, a more mobile passer could have moved the chains with his feet.
Manning's chemistry is improving with Thomas and especially Stokley. He looked like the passer of old on play-action passes, spreading the ball to his backs and tight ends.
After shriveling up with Tim Tebow under center, Denver's wideouts are blooming with Peyton at the wheel. This was their best show to date.