MUST READ: Manning vs. the blitz

Ready for a little classroom time? Grantland’s Chris Brown breaks out the chalk and explains via example why and how Peyton Manning is deadly when blitzed:

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are quite possibly the greatest anti-blitz quarterbacks in the history of football. And when your team doesn’t have one of those guys — or, in the case of the 2008 Patriots and the 2011 Colts, if they’re injured — you’re not so much worried about whether the backup can run the offense or learn the playbook or even hit the open receiver.

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.