Falconsfan567 Posted September 12, 2012 Share Posted September 12, 2012 I was just watching the 1998 Colts/Falcons game and a couple things stood out to me. First was that Peyton Manning has always had some really good talent to work with. Peyton was surrounded with talent from day 1 as well. Both Marvin Harrison and Marshall Faulk had already established themselves in the league. He also had young developing tight ends Marcus Pollard and Ken Dilger. Remember the Colts always ran a lot of 2 tight end sets, especially very early in Peyton's career. The starting receiver opposite of Harrison was Jerome Pathon. The 3rd WR was Torrance Small. Also Peyton from day 1 also had a really good OL. Tarik Glenn, Steve McKinney and Adam Meadows were 3 of the Colts starting offensive linemen that 1998 Colts team.The second thing that jumped out to me was how horrible the CBS announcers were for that game. They were Don Criqui and Beasley Reece. On the Colts 2nd play on offense Shane Dornett hit Peyton a bit low on the back side of his knees and was flagged for the hit. Reece said "Dornett should be thrown out of the game. Fans come here to see the QB's play, not him."Later in the game on a play where Chris Chandler was sacked after holding onto the ball for way too long, we're talking about Chandler double and triple patting the ball he had so much time, Reece said "The Falcons OL can't allow defenders to come clean and hit Chandler like that. They're going to get him killed. They must protective him better."Now when I heard both of those things I thought he must have been a QB to say those things. But I was wrong. He was a defensive back during his playing career.http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/R/ReecBe20.htm Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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