KUSA - It's going to take time for the new Denver Broncos to adjust to the Broncos veterans and for the vets to adjust to them. The quarterback-receiver combo is a tricky one, but you would think Peyton Manning would get used to a guy who's been there like Emmanuel Sanders before one of the rookies, but Manning says it still takes time.
"Having been there before, myself, a couple of years ago, Wes went through it last year, what's always a challenge is not only learning a new offense but kind of unlearning your old one, said Manning. "He was very much a part of that system in Pittsburgh. I still do it occasionally now, I still call an old play that we just don't have in this offense. The Indianapolis Colts run it, Jacob Tamme knows the play but nobody else does. It's hard to unlearn that offense, and so I know what Emmanuel is going through, and it just takes time. He's kept himself in great shape. He stays out there for every play, and it's a credit to him, and we are making progress, and it's important to put the time in, and it paid off with Wes last year, and I know it will pay off this year with Emmanuel as well."
Manning also talked about moving forward. Many questions to the quarterback have been about last season and the Super Bowl, but Peyton is ready to move forward.
"We talked about it last night. We had a good meeting last night, and we addressed last season. We talked about the things that were positive about it, and we talked about how we still want to go a step further. I thought Coach Fox did a good job, and Tom Jackson spoke to our team, and Coach Fox asked me to say a few words as well. So, thought we had a good healthy meeting, and everybody's on the same page. We did a lot of good things last year, and we need to build on those things. You just don't go out and go a step further because you went that far last year. It's why did we get that far last year, it's because we put a lot of hard work in and we had a great off-season and a great training camp. We're off to a start that way as well, but we have to go out and do it again and then try to find a way to finish it. That's what the meeting was about last night, and I thought Coach Fox was very clear on what the goals were, what the goals are for this season."
The Broncos have two more days of mini camp and then next week return to Organized Team Activities.
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