CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine spoke to the media on Wednesday about going up against Peyton Manning.
"If you are going against that type of quarterback, you never want to give him the ball at the end of the game with the chance. We just went through that a couple weeks ago. To me, he is one of the best, if not the best, in those types of situations," Pettine said, referring to Peyton Manning operating the two minute offense and avoiding that.
"I think if you watch their film from the beginning up until now, I think you see it is progressing. I am not in that building. I don't know what their discussions are, but anytime you install a new offense, right in the beginning there are going to be some hiccups, even with someone of his caliber. You can see it when you look at the amount of gun snaps, and when they are throwing the ball, that is when I see him, especially the third-down stuff, the two-minute when they have gone no-huddle is when you see the vintage Peyton. I know the numbers weren't there. Like I said, if you watch the first game to the Oakland game, it is very different. You can see that they are feeling their way and still trying to figure out who they are, but that doesn't diminish to me what he does as a quarterback and his ability to change a play and get the ball where he needs to get it," Pettine said when asked about his comments that Manning had command of the offense.
The last time the Browns defeated the Broncos was in 1990, where Bernie Kosar threw three touchdowns and Jerry Kauric hit the game winning field goal as time expired.
The Browns will have another crack at the Broncos on Sunday when they host them on Sunday. The Broncos are currently undefeated at 5-0.