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Showdown:
Leaf vs. Manning

A Decade of Drafting
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A look at each facet of Ryan Leaf's and Peyton Manning's game
Text by Peter King, excerpted from the April 13 issue of Sports Illustrated

MOBILITY | DROP | PRESENCE | DELIVERY | ROUTES | INTO COVERAGE
 

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Manning drops with some urgency but not as rapidly as former San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh believes he needs to. As for Leaf, Walsh and NFL Hall of Famer Sid Gillman see his plodding drop as his biggest weakness, but one that's correctable. "He'll never get by with this kind of drop," Gillman says. "He's way too slow. This is the age of the blitzer in the NFL. He'd better get coached out of that in a hurry."

Photographs by Scott Troyanos (left), Bill Frakes

MOBILITY | DROP | PRESENCE | DELIVERY | ROUTES | INTO COVERAGE



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