Despite a solid preseason performance, there are still Peyton Manning skeptics out there. Can he stay healthy? Does he have the strength? Can he return back to form?
After watching preseason tape on Manning, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is not one of those skeptics. He fully expects the Peyton of old on Sunday night.
“Guys like him make their reputations in rising up in moments like this,” Tomlin said. “He has battled some adversity with injury and being in a new city. We should anticipate his very best. That’s what guys like Manning do.”
“He has a ridiculous football character, he’s smart,” Tomlin said. “He works at it. He is a ridiculous competitor.”
“Anything he’s involved in resembles other things he’s involved in because they’re usually successful,” Tomlin said. “He’s very efficient, he reads pass patterns and route distribution combinations very quickly, he challenges the defense with some of the things he does pre-snap. It looks very familiar but I expected it to because Peyton is Peyton.” – Mike Tomlin (WTNH)