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Rosevelt Colvin To Patriots Defense: Don’t Make Same Mistake Chargers Did

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Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos calls a play in the second half against the San Diego Chargers during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 12, 2014. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos calls a play in the second half against the San Diego Chargers during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 12, 2014. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is one of, if not the most cerebral quarterback to ever play in the NFL.

Part of his brilliance is figuring out the defense that you’re in and checking to a better play.

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To counter that, you can’t show him where you’re lining up until the play clock is running out, because when you are in position early he will always have the last say.

That is why former Patriots linebacker Rosevelt Colvin was very frustrated watching the Chargers defense last weekend.

His irritation was evident by way of Twitter:

Having faced Peyton many times before, Colvin knows just how to beat the Hall of Fame-bound quarterback, and guess what? It’s not what the Chargers did.

Between the audibles, which are really just bogus checks, and all the animated hand and arm signals, you can’t pay any attention to that until there’s about ten seconds left in the play clock.

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“When it comes to film study and knowing what you’re going to do, [Manning] knows it like a book. We used to try and disguise coverages. What he wants to do is see what defense you’re in, and check his offense into a better play with time running out so they’re at a more advantageous opportunity,” said Colvin on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher &  Rich program.

“With all those BS calls, standing up and walking around is one of the greatest things that you can do to confuse – maybe not him – but his offensive line. I used to stand up, he would say random things and I would say random things right back. That ‘Omaha’ stuff, you’ve got to pay attention to what he says before and after that too.”

“At the end of the day, you’ve got to figure out a way to outsmart him, not him outsmart you.”

Listen below for the full discussion:

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