Video: Leonhard on Manning mind games

January, 7, 2011
1/07/11
1:42
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ESPN "First Take" host Dana Jacobson talks with New York Jets safety Jim Leonhard about his frustrating injury and gets his thoughts on Saturday night's playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts in Lucas Oil Stadium.

Leonhard said the key to beating Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is between the ear holes.

"You know how smart he is," Leonhard said. "But you just can't concede the fact that he's smarter than you. You have to try to play the game right back with him ... just providing different looks, showing him different things, moving around a lot.

"It's a fine line because you don't want to do that too much and get yourself out of position. But I think you do have to try to mentally make Manning think, make him work. You can't make it easy for him."

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