Jan 28, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning speaks to the media during Media Day for Super Bowl XLVIII at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl 48: Peyton Manning Praises Jim Caldwell During Media Day

With the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks ready to square off in Super Bowl 48, a hot topic of conversation at media day was…..Jim Caldwell?

That’s right the Lions coach was mentioned on media day by non other than the League MVP Peyton Manning.

Jim Caldwell has meant a great deal to me in my career,” Manning said. “I felt like, once he got to Indianapolis, and became my quarterbacks coach, that my game really improved. It took a step up, and I thought Jim had a great deal to do with that was asked by how working with Jim Caldwell effected his career. He and I had a set routine that we tried to perform every day in the meeting room on the practice field in different drills,”

Manning also confirmed what was widely reported that he called Lions general manager Martin Mayhew to put in a good word for Caldwell.

I was glad to call the Lions on his behalf, share that with him, and share my thoughts about what he would be able to do for their organization,” Manning said. “I was really happy for him that he got that job.”

Manning certainly had a lot of success while working with Caldwell, but that was as a quarterbacks coach.  Will Jim Caldwell be able to make the time as head coach to offer the same tutalidge to Matthew Stafford? One thing is certain after hiring an offensive coordinator who had success as a QB coach in New Orleans, Matthew Stafford will have plenty of guidance going into the 2014 season.


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