Everyone knows Peyton Manning is an android football supercomputer built with alien technology, so the very idea of him having a quarterback coach is laughable to the hahaha degree. Still, the Broncos employ a QB coach anyway, because someone has to coach up Brock Osweiler and pretend like they can make Caleb Hanie game ready in case Manning goes down, because Pey-Pey sure as sh*t doesn’t want to do it.
The man with the job is Adam Gase, who is a little more than two years younger than Ol’ Battleship. In an interview with the Broncos official site, Gase lets the world know how good he has it.
As a coach, are there things you can learn from a veteran like Peyton Manning?
â€œAbsolutely. Any player thatâ€™s been in the league multiple years, especially when you get in double digits in years, theyâ€™ve seen so much stuff playing the game. It doesnâ€™t matter who you are, theyâ€™re going to bring something up that youâ€™ve never even seen thatâ€™s happened to them in the past. Anytime youâ€™re around a guy, whether itâ€™s a coach or a player, thatâ€™s been in the league 10-plus years, theyâ€™re going to have a lot of knowledge about whatâ€™s going on.â€
Is Manningâ€™s work ethic as advertised?
â€œHeâ€™s hands down the hardest worker Iâ€™ve ever been around. As far as the quarterback position or any position Iâ€™ve been associated with, Iâ€™ve never seen a guy work as hard as he does. Every minute heâ€™s in the building is utilized. Thereâ€™s no waste of time.â€
So that has to be a pretty cushy job. I can already see Gase on the sideline, after Peyton hits a receiver in stride for a 68-yard touchdown, turn to an assistant and say, “That’s right. I told him to do that.” Then return to playing Temple Run on his phone.
Meanwhile, it’s probably a little less fun trying to get Vince Young up to speed with a new playbook. VY is still working to learn the Bills’ system and should be able to pick it up by the time he’s five years into retirement.