Posted August 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
The cadence rings out every time Peyton Manning is done decoding the defense and J.D. Walton is about to snap him the ball ''Hurry! Hur-ry!'' Call it the Denver Broncos' unofficial mantra for 2012. They're in quite the rush this year. They're running the no-huddle at altitude. They're mixing the four-time MVP's precision passing prowess with a ground game that led the league in 2011 - but replaced the legs of Tim Tebow with rookie running back Ronnie Hillman to complement workhorse Willis McGahee. And they're in a hurry to get back to the NFL's upper echelon, too. That was evidenced in the big contract they gave Manning, who's coming off a year's sabbatical and now has plates and screws in his neck to protect the nerve that was damaged last year, causing him to miss all of 2011 and leading to his change of address. Although he insists his transition, like his rehab, is a season-long proposition, Manning has already shown that his arm strength is back and that he can take a hit...
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