Manning asks Broncos fans for quiet on big plays
DENVER — Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is looking for some help from fans when Denver has the ball on offense during home games.
That’s according to a report on DenverBroncos.com.
There was a point in the game Saturday against St. Louis when the crowd got excited, and loud, when it became obvious that Manning and the Broncos’ offense was going for it on 4th-and-1 at the Rams’ 6-yard line in the first quarter.
Manning tried to quiet the crowd, so the offense could hear his instructions prior to the snap. He was able to hit Damaryius Thomas for a touchdown on the play.
Manning had a request for fans that he made while talking with Broncos radio play-by-play announcer Dave Logan on AM 850 KOA Tuesday.
“When we’re on the field on offense – I love our fans’ excitement – but if we can just find that controlled noise level,” he said on the show. “I believe we are going to go for it on some fourth downs this year and maybe not cheering when we’re going for it on fourth down – wait and see and if we get it, cheer then. To me, it’s a hard thing. These fans have so much enthusiasm, but for a receiver’s standpoint, you’d love to have that home field advantage where you wouldn’t have to signal at home.”
The quarterback even offered a suggestion:
“I don’t know, maybe there’s a leader in each section in the stands, we’ll take some voting polls, have a campaign,” Manning said. “But that’s what you want, a guy to say, fourth-and-1, they’re going for it – I don’t know if that’s possible, I don’t know how to get that message relayed, but any help we can get out there from Broncos fans we’ll take.”
When players like Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense are on the field… the Broncos’ defense hopes you will be as loud as you possibly can be when at the game.