Yardbarkers, This has been a little different week with Thanksgiving, but it's been good. Thanksgiving is a day where I like to touch base with all the people I love, my family and friends, just to let them know how much I appreciate them. We get so tied up into what we're doing during the season that I'm not the best at getting on the phone and checking in, especially when I'm studying. But this week has been good. I get in the same study routine each week. I'll watch three or four game tapes of our opponent for a couple hours each day. On Wednesday I study the running plays, on Thursday I watch their pass offense, Friday I combine the two of them and Saturday I get one more look just to see if I pick up any last minute keys. I might just focus on the running back or an offensive lineman just to find one more play I might remember. I'm the signal caller so I need to make sure I'm ahead of the game and make the right calls and right reads. I'm also always looking for an edge so that I can play fast on the field and make more plays. We play a 3-4 defense so I try to watch games when the opponent is playing against the 3-4 it gives me a sense for how the running backs block against pressure and the routes he might run. I focus on the running backs, offensive linemen and quarterback. This week we get Peyton Manning and he's really good at reading defenses. It's my first time playing against him and it'll definitely be a test for our defense and for me. Every team disguises its coverages, but he's really good at reading things. He'll make a lot of dummy calls at the line which makes it harder for the defense to memorize their checks. We try to pay attention to those things to get an edge later in the game. Against a guy like him you have to be on top of your game because he can beat you at any time, he's that good and he's got a lot of weapons.