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Stover, Ochocinco on Manning

1/27/2010

Courtesy of Sportsradiointerviews.com, two prominent NFLers are singing the praises of Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.

First is Colts kicker Matt Stover, who compares Manning to former teammate Ray Lewis. An excerpt:

Ray Lewis of defense is Peyton Manning of the offense. Ray knows how to turn a team around, he leads the team. He creates an environment that brings everybody’s level around him to something, I mean you can't see it. It’s like seeing the four star general going into all the troops and all of a sudden it just changes the whole attitude of the team. I have seen Ray do that and also I have seen Peyton Manning do it.

Cincinnati wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, meanwhile, likens Manning to "a surgeon":

Yeah at this point in his career, I think he is already ahead of everybody else. He is two steps ahead of the defensive coordinators. I think he might know the defensive scheme better than the people playing defense.