May 20, 2013; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) speaks to the media following organized team activities at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Peyton Manning Grateful For Praise From Jerry Jones?

Yes, you read that right.

Last month after the NFL draft Jerry Jones, in a roundabout way, praised the former Tennessee Volunteer for his work ethic.

Jones: Tony is going to have more time, more presence, not only in the offseason but when the season starts……extra time on the job, Peyton Manning-type time on the job.

Jones went on to say that Peyton’s commitment is greater then that of the other top quarterbacks in the league.

Jerry Jones is not the first general manager/owner to give praise to Peyton by any means, you’d probably have a harder time finding someone that hasn’t praised Peyton.

It’s just that it’s…..Jerry Jones.

Typically he only spends time talking about Jerry Jones, and the Cowboys, but mostly Jerry Jones.

Peyton was no doubt flattered by the comments.

I guess I would take that as a flattering comment. It’s not really for me to weigh in on what’s going on there.

The cerebral part of the game has always been something where I had to get my edge. I really study the opponent, study myself, study my own players, my own routes.

It’s nice for the Cowboys that Tony Romo is dedicating himself to putting in the extra time, although I’m sure they would’ve liked to have seen that commitment begin five or six years ago.

Peyton’s habits have roots not only to his father, Archie Manning, but to his college days with former Tennessee offensive coordinator Dave Cutcliffe. You don’t just decided to be a more dedicated quarterback over night. That’s something that’s been engrained in Peyton his whole life.

Regardless I hope Jerry doesn’t have his expectations set too high, no sleight to Tony Romo, but him and Peyton in the same sentence just doesn’t look right.



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