Some quarterbacks are labeled as beneficiaries of the system they play in, but that is certainly not the case with Peyton Manning—simply due to the fact that he is the system.
Mike Wasserson, Washington Crossing, Pa.
I was impressed by Peyton Manning's relationships with his teammates and the Colts' administrative personnel (Manning at His Best, Nov. 16). It seems that you are describing a quarterback who, if you are lucky enough to end up with the Colts' organization, will guarantee that you develop into a star receiver.
Susan Ott, Virginia Beach
When naming the top defensive rookie (Peter King's Midseason All-Pro Team, Nov. 16), I would have chosen Bills free safety Jarius Byrd over Texans linebacker Brian Cushing. Byrd's three-game multiple-interception streak, and his seven interceptions over four weeks, are incredible feats, the likes of which haven't been seen in 50 years. It is even more amazing when you consider that Byrd started the season as a backup.
Todd Marshall, Amherst, N.Y.
Josh McDaniels for coaching honors? Although he did start 6--0 and defused the Brandon Marshall bomb, it appears that teams have now figured out the Broncos. What about Minnesota's Brad Childress? He sidestepped the potential for a divided locker room when the Vikings signed Brett Favre and benched Tarvaris Jackson. Also, he rolled the dice on Percy Harvin, who is developing into a star.
James C. Ciampa
Basking Ridge, N.J.