Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/22/12
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Four Denver Broncos quarterbacks and their position coach were scouting the Seattle Seahawks' defense when Peyton Manning suddenly paused the video. Brock Osweiler was paying attention and taking notes. The rookie just didn't expect the storied veteran to put him on the spot. Manning asked Osweiler to identify the "Mike," which is the term used to describe the Seahawks player who serves as middle linebacker on the play. The decision helps the quarterback set pass protection by designating blockers to cover Seattle defenders. Osweiler made his choice -- and then received a valuable lesson. "Peyton goes, 'Well, if you do that, you're covering yourself with about three defenders. If you make the 'Mike' point right here, you're covering yourself with six or seven defenders,' " Osweiler said before last Saturday night's Broncos-Seahawks game. "He explained why. It's going to better me in the future so next time I go to the line I can make the right 'Mike' point and maybe cover myself...
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