(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) — Super Bowl 48 is just three days away and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is seeking his second Super Bowl title.
Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman said this week that Manning throws a lot of balls that look like ducks.
“I believe it to be true as well,” Manning said Thursday. “They say he’s a smart player, and I don’t think that’s a real reach what he’s saying there.”
“I do throw ducks. I’ve thrown a lot of yards and touchdown ducks, so I’m actually quite proud of it,” he continued.
Still, Manning broke Saints quarterback Drew Brees single-season yards record set back in 2011 and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s single-season touchdown record this season.
Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey is playing in his first Super Bowl game and defended his quarterback.
“One thing I do know, he puts that ball on the money when it’s supposed to be there,” Bailey said. “This guy threw 55 touchdowns, if he’s throwing ducks like that and still throwing 55 touchdowns, I’ll take the ducks any day.”
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has been stressing to his defense all week that they must find a way to make Manning uncomfortable in the pocket.
“We need to move him,” Carroll said. “When he’s in the rhythm, you’re really dealing with the best he has to offer. We’ll be more effective if we can get him to move.”
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN