This will be vital, because Manning and Leaf will find the
coverage far tighter in the NFL than it was in college.
Leaf needs to tighten his spiral and throw with more precision, but under
a quarterbacks coach like San Diego's June Jones, he should learn how to.
Manning is more confident than Leaf in his ability to zing a ball
into a tight spot, but this could get him into trouble.
Against a good
pocket-pressuring team, like the
Buffalo Bills, Manning will have to make quick decisions, because
he'll have Bruce Smith
and Ted Washington boring in. Manning's collegiate
Achilles' heel was decision-making against jailbreak rushes
such as Florida's. The Indianapolis line gave up an
AFC-high 62 sacks last season. If he becomes a Colt,
Manning will have to make a living
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