Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos warms up before his team takes on the Chicago Bears in Chicago, August 9, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
by Michael David Smith, nbcsports.com
Peyton Manning has taken his first snaps as the Denver BroncosÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ quarterback, and his arm looks fine.
Manning didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t throw any deep passes in his first drive of the preseason Thursday night at Soldier Field in Chicago, but he threw well enough to drive the Broncos down the field before the drive ended when a pass over the middle was deflected and intercepted.
ManningÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s first pass was a short one to tight end Jacob Tamme, his old Colts teammate, and it was a good pass right on the money ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â but Bears linebacker Lance Briggs did a great job in coverage of sticking his hand in and knocking the ball away. ManningÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s second pass was a bad one that should have been intercepted ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â it bounced off the hands of Bears defensive end Geno Hayes ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â but on the deflection it went into the hands of Tamme for a first down… Read More