Pete Carroll On Peyton Manning: ‘Best Guy That’s Ever Played’

Broncos Seahawks Football

Peyton Manning is reportedly pondering retirement, but how can a guy retire after passing for 5,477 yards, 55 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Manning helped four Broncos receivers score 10 or more touchdowns on the season.  Peter Carroll is responsible for trying to slow Manning and his juggernaught down.

Carroll knows how to play the game, and during an interview with the Seahawks official website, Carroll called Manning the “best guy that’s ever played the game.”

Nobody has ever taken more command of the game than he has, at this stage of his career,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Manning, via the Seahawks official website. “And the coaching staff has allowed that to happen, where he can be in total command of what’s going on. I think that’s great football, because guys have to play it.”

Back to that explosive offense.

Manning completed 68 percent of his passes (450 of 659) during the regular season.  With 630 yards and four more TD passes, he’s completed 72 percent of this passes (57 of 79), in two playoff games.

Carroll continued with his praise for Manning.

“The coaches do so much,” Carroll said. “We call everything for our guys. And most teams do that. We’re calling formations and plays, and you let them know what the options are and all that. That works well.

“But when the player’s doing that, now you’re delivering it right from the source of the guy who has to function. I don’t know if you can ask for more than that. I think it gives you the best opportunity, if you have the right guy, to get the most out of every play. I think that’s what Peyton is famous for now. He sees every defense. He knows all of his options. He makes his decisions all the way through the last second. Fixes it and changes it and adapts, to give him the best opportunity – what he feels he can do the best.”