While reports broke on Wednesday saying every Wednesday during the season will be Denver Broncos signal-caller Peyton Manning’s weekly day of rest as designated by head coach Gary Kubiak, he still took time to address the Detroit media as part of his conference call prior to Sunday night’s game against the Lions.
In words with Tim Twentyman, a senior writer and insider at detroitlions.com, Manning said he will not be throwing on Wednesdays throughout the season but rather will take mental reps in order to keep his body fresher for the next week’s game.
Additionally, Manning spoke with the Lions beat writer at the Detroit Free Press, Dave Birkett, concerning how much longer he would like to play. Manning stated that Birkett’s inquiries were “some deep questions” for a Wednesday conference call and did not answer definitively per Birkett’s Twitter account.
Meanwhile, while Manning is healthy and obviously focused on the task at hand, Sunday’s prime time game in Motown, it remains a mystery as to whether Detroit signal-caller Matthew Stafford is a go for this tilt.
As reported by Adriana Mendez, a sports reporter at WZZM-TV Channel 13, the ABC affiliate of Grand Rapids, Mich., Stafford says his rib “feels good” but is still “unsure” about his status for the game against Denver.
Meanwhile, Michael Rothstein, the Lions’ reporter for ESPN’s NFL Nation stated, Detroit head coach Jim Caldwell had nothing to say about Stafford’s status for game time so there has been no movement on this point in the past 48 hours relatively speaking.
In any case, if the Broncos want to emerge out of Ford Field with their unbeaten record still intact, they need to remember to play the full 60 minutes and disregard the Lions’ current winless mark on the season.
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