ENEMY LINES: AN OPPOSING SCOUT'S VIEW
Peyton Manning is totally in control of that offense. When he gets to the line of scrimmage, he knows exactly where he wants to attack. His preparation and his thought process during games continues to amaze me.... Brandon Stokley doesn't have great measurables, but he's got very good body control, deceptive quickness and reliable hands. He really creates problems in the slot because defenses have to respect Manning's play-action fakes. When they bite on fakes, Stokley usually slips by them.... They don't have great talent on their line, but it's a very competent unit. They don't have to hold blocks for long because Manning gets rid of the ball so fast. They're also sharp enough to adjust to all those audibles he calls.... Dwight Freeney scares the crap out of us. You have to have a tight end or a back help block him because he'll eat you alive in a one-on-one matchup.... They're not helping David Thornton by playing him on the strong side. He doesn't have the size to play over the tight end, and he doesn't look as instinctive as he did on the weak side.... They still don't have much on defense. They're just a bunch of quick, undersized guys who are good at running to the football.
" Dwight Freeney scares the crap out of us. He'll eat you alive in a one-on-one matchup."
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP with 2004 statistics
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