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If the Broncos had to throw a hail mary at the end of last night’s game against the Falcons, they were going to bring in back-up QB Brock Osweiler to do it, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.There have been rumblings that Peyton Manning’s arm strength is a huge issue during the preseason, and this is the most ominous sign yet.
Here’s what Osweiler said:
“I was going in for the Hail Mary. I’m not sure what the dividing line was as far as me going in, but I was getting ready to go in.”
Osweiler is 6’7″ and by all accounts has a cannon arm. But still, replacing a starting QB with a back-up to throw a long pass NEVER happens.
Manning had 3 INTs in the first quarter last night. This morning, Jason Lisk of Big Lead Sports wrote an excellent post about his struggles with the deep ball this season.
Short throws — 39 of 54 (72.2%), 423 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT
Deep throws — 4 of 9 (44.4%), 71 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs
Maybe he still needs some time to get back in game shape, but for now, this is not a good sign for Broncos and Manning fans.
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