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Speed is overrated

Apr 3, 2015; Memphis, TN, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning looks on during the first half of the game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Manning brothers aren’t known for their speed. Both Peyton and Eli Manning rely on their arms and their mind speed rather than foot speed. That being said, it’s always a big brother’s duty to pick on his younger brother, no matter what. Manning held his passing academy this week and gave out some anecdotes about his and his brother’s speed in their early years.

"“When I was a senior being recruited by Tulane at the Tulane Football Camp, we ran 40s and they said that I ran a 4.88 that day. I’m pretty sure that was (then Tulane coach) Buddy Teevens just doing some good recruiting. I probably ran about a 5.1” “I remember Eli was a seventh-grader at the camp, the youngest kid at the camp. He’s the only guy who ran his 40 wearing his helmet. I don’t know why he had his helmet on. I remember he ran a 6.2, that was the time I heard – a humbling moment for Eli.” – Peyton Manning"

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