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.