Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/30/13
It seemed like every time Peyton Manning yelled “Omaha!” the Eagles would jump offsides. So perhaps Eagles defenders tried a little yelling of their own. Eagles players were heard yelling ‘Papa John’s” prior to Manning snapping the ball during the Broncos 52-20 win. Manning is featured in Papa John’s commercials and owns several franchise locations of the pizza delivery restaurant. “Well I know—I think I might have heard Papa John’s once but I don’t know who said it I mean that’s kind of funny” Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin told 94WIP’s Michael Barkann and Ike Reese on Monday. “When any quarterback goes and talks at the line or any center they start yelling ‘Mike’s 59′ or ’98′s the 4th down’ where they try to figure out the protection we on defense we start like I’ll say—if they start yelling ’98′s down meaning I’m the fourth rusher I’ll start yelling ’59′s down’ because it just confuses them. We can say we tell the referee that we’re changing who our fourth is upon what they say. So that kind of stuff happens all the time when quarterbacks are making calls and defenses are trying to make calls back.”
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