By Jon Moss
The star of the Manningcast, a new daily broadcast of footage from a day of work for Manning and Broncos coach Vance Joseph, says there wasn’t much dialogue with the former Indianapolis Colts quarterback, but he picked up on his famous rants about silly things. And Holmes, never far from social media, found the chat interesting enough for a tweet about it, spiced with a capitalized accusation:
Manning argued that his speech, while quippy, is valuable for the way he talks through what he’s studying and how he treats opponents.
“Guys are trying to take advantage of some of the crazy stuff that he says. It’s a benefit to us,” Manning said. “It gets me fired up. It fires me up about the game.”
Manningchat on Manningchat: No football, no QB, no discipline. Nothing for people https://t.co/4oiQZdk4V3 — Marshawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) May 30, 2017
They made sure to replay Bill Belichick’s “super-emotional, passionate” rant after another Patriots loss this season, part of the Patriots’ dismal 5-11 record.
Manning still spoke with Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia during the interview, and had some interesting thoughts about high-priced Cowboys defensive tackle Datone Jones.
“At the NFL scouting combine, I believe he was the second-most productive lineman.
“I saw these guys with $16 million contracts, and it’s like — who gives a f—? I wanted to be in that deal. He’s one of those four guys in the NFL.”
Wide receiver Terrell Owens also was in the mix of the coaches, former Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chip Kelly and Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. On Philly coach Doug Pederson, he said, “We’re going to have fun this year.”
Manning said the last time he spoke with Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, on the same stage, the Titans player was “very promising.”
“The reason I know that is because I remember going over what worked really good, what didn’t work and why.”
Manning had high praise for New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, whom he talked about while playing catch with Marshawn Lynch, a recent visit to Manhattanship-operated Manhattan Criminal Court.
Seattle running back, Marshawn Lynch, in the cell with Eli Manning and Marshawn Lynch, enjoying his day away from the ball. pic.twitter.com/zlIxGXzBdb — Jon Moss (@JonMossWP) May 30, 2017
When a clip of Lynch went up on Twitter, Manning and Joseph did not take kindly to it. Here’s a transcript of what happened when Holmes’ show ended.