Denver Broncos fans got a chance to see their new starting quarterback, Peyton Manning, in Broncos gear for the first time in his career on Monday. The 14-year NFL veteran and several other key players participated in a press conference following the first of their offseason OTAs, offering some insights on the offseason process, while also featuring a Bronco'd Manning:
Manning in head to toe Broncos gear. #broncos twitter.com/PostBroncos/st…— Lindsay Jones (@PostBroncos) April 16, 2012
The Broncos may not be done in the free agency market. The team is reportedly interested in Manning's former target with the Indianapolis Colts, WR Brandon Strokely, and acquisition Manning certainly does not seem to appose:
Manning on Stokley: "Any time that management wants to add good football players to this team, I'm all in favor of it."— MaxBroncos (@MaxBroncos) April 16, 2012
Manning also addressed various other topics, including the challenge of a new organization and the dynamic WR Eric Decker:
Manning: "It's exciting to be part of something new. Looking forward to the challenge."— Denver Broncos (@Denver_Broncos) April 16, 2012
Manning said OC Mike McCoy wants to move Eric Decker around, get him the ball "at many different locations."— MaxBroncos (@MaxBroncos) April 16, 2012
Decker on his health: "I feel great...I've had no setbacks, no pain from the knee. I'm happy and excited that I'm back."— Denver Broncos (@Denver_Broncos) April 16, 2012
All-pro CB Champ Bailey also added some colorful thoughts about his new teammate:
Champ Bailey is now at the podium. Said offense and defense are on different schedules so he hasn't seen Peyton Manning yet.— Denver Broncos (@Denver_Broncos) April 16, 2012
Bailey laughs: "I saw (Manning) in the weight room, but he was on TV."— Denver Broncos (@Denver_Broncos) April 16, 2012
Bailey: "You feel good about coming to work b/c you know there's a guy on the other side of the ball that will give 150% regardless."— Denver Broncos (@Denver_Broncos) April 16, 2012
Bailey said he intercepted Manning in college: "I don't think he expected me to go that high."— MaxBroncos (@MaxBroncos) April 16, 2012
The Broncos continue the 2012 NFL Offseason with the NFL Draft, which begins on April 26.
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