Peyton Manning mentors backup QB on clipboard holding

August 23, 2007

Peyton is all about the details.
clipped from www.theonion.com

Peyton Manning

Manning demonstrates the proper form to use while holding the clipboard with one hand and using the headset during third-quarter second-and-long situations.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning interrupted an intrasquad scrimmage Tuesday for approximately 45 minutes in order to show backup quarterback Jim Sorgi how to properly hold his clipboard.
“He’s got to learn consistency if he’s going to be the backup on this team, and that starts with the little things, like holding the clipboard with two hands,” Manning told reporters following the practice.
Manning claimed to have mentioned several previous clipboard-mishandling incidents to Sorgi prior to the on-field confrontation, including times when Sorgi held only the bottom-left corner of the clipboard “as if he didn’t care if he dropped it”; when he caught Sorgi gripping the clipboard with two hands, but loosely and “as if he was just going through the motions”
“We’re only as strong as our weakest link,” Manning added
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