Last year at this time, Peyton Manning wasn’t sure how his season would go; enduring another surgery to his neck he hoped he could survive.
A year later Manning is eyeing bigger goals than just surviving, he trying to win another championship.
According to Sam Farmer of the LATimes, Manning is in a different frame of mind this time around.
“The biggest issue for me was performance: Can I perform the way that I’ve been performing over 14 years?” Manning said.
“You’ve only done it one way – you’ve thrown one way, the ball felt one way in your hand since you were 15 years old playing quarterback. All of a sudden, when things feel a little different, there are some questions and some unknowns: How will it hold up in different types of throws, touch passes? I’ve got to put one in there in some weather, whatever it may be.
Not that I feel as comfortable as I did in my eighth year in Indianapolis, but it’s a heck of a lot more comfortable than I was last year.”