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Re: Peyton Manning - "Omaha"

Postby Bosco55David » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:43 pm

bigredmed wrote:It was a fluke that he used Omaha and it will be a different word next season.


It wasn't, and it won't.

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Postby iamjacobm » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:46 pm

This is a Denver/Packer/Chiefs city. A little Vikings and Steelers thrown in there.

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Try the Dallas Cowboys...

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Postby almighty_tuna » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:08 pm

I think Lou is spiking the results!

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Postby Brad » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:56 am

Kelly: 'Omaha! Omaha!' Peyton Manning to pay visit in May

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Michael Kelly / World-Herald columnist wrote:Peyton Manning, whose line-of-scrimmage calls of “Omaha! Omaha!” caused a national buzz, will pay a call on Omaha.

The Denver Broncos quarterback will be the featured speaker at the 60th annual B'nai B'rith charity sports banquet on May 15 at the CenturyLink Center downtown.

“We wanted somebody really big,” said Howard Shandell, the banquet chairman. “When Peyton implemented Omaha into his play-calling, it seemed to take on a life of its own. He is a great football player and a great guy.”
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Re: Peyton Manning - "Omaha"

Postby HR Paperstacks » Wed May 14, 2014 9:26 pm

Still talking about it...an article from today:

Eli Manning Thinks Peyton Stole 'Omaha' From Him

"I think he stole it. It's a word we've used a lot. I think it means a similar thing there in Denver. It's okay we're always trying to help each other out. I've taken some plays and some tips from Peyton over the years," Eli told HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill on Wednesday.

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Re: Peyton Manning - "Omaha"

Postby HR Paperstacks » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:49 pm

Eli finally reveals what the call means:
http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/ar ... 606f88d540

“So Omaha was in the playbook,” Eli explained, sitting onstage at the special event for season-ticket holders with wide receiver Victor Cruz, linebacker Jon Beason, former Giants offensive lineman David Diehl and host Bob Papa.

“There was actually a sheet that said ‘Omaha’ at the top, and basically ‘Omaha’ was maybe we change the play, or maybe when I was changing protection, or Diehl had to tie his shoe or something and was taking forever and the play clock’s running down. And ‘Omaha’ just told everybody to put their hand in the ground, shut up, and the ball’s about to be snapped.

“So I would say ‘Omaha’ and I would say it again and then say ‘set hut’ and do whatever you think you need to be doing and let’s go play football.”

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Re: Peyton Manning - "Omaha"

Postby Bosco55David » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:11 pm

HR Paperstacks wrote:Eli finally reveals what the call means:
http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/ar ... 606f88d540

“So Omaha was in the playbook,” Eli explained, sitting onstage at the special event for season-ticket holders with wide receiver Victor Cruz, linebacker Jon Beason, former Giants offensive lineman David Diehl and host Bob Papa.

“There was actually a sheet that said ‘Omaha’ at the top, and basically ‘Omaha’ was maybe we change the play, or maybe when I was changing protection, or Diehl had to tie his shoe or something and was taking forever and the play clock’s running down. And ‘Omaha’ just told everybody to put their hand in the ground, shut up, and the ball’s about to be snapped.

“So I would say ‘Omaha’ and I would say it again and then say ‘set hut’ and do whatever you think you need to be doing and let’s go play football.”


That's not the way it works in Denver. Eli is taking his understanding from the Giants offense, which during the Kevin Gilbride years was a sort of variant of the Erhardt-Perkins offense that is the base system also used by teams such as the New England Patriots. I have Patriots playbooks going back to the early 2000s (before Eli was even drafted) showing this same description of the Omaha call.

That said, while the Broncos ran their own variant of the Erhardt-Perkins offense (Manning's offensive coordinators in Denver prior to this year were Mike McCoy and Adam Gase, both of which worked under Josh McDaniels who brought that system over from his days as the offensive coordinator in New England) it is quite clear from watching the offense that the Omaha call has been changed to mean something. Also, if that was the actual meaning, Eli would have never revealed it.

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Re: Peyton Manning - "Omaha"

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:09 pm

Peyton Manning ends retirement speech with one final 'Omaha!'
Among the many things Peyton Manning will be remembered for — his record 539 touchdowns and 71,940 passing yards, his two Super Bowls, and the ever-present purple mark on his forehead from his helmet — his mysterious signature pre-snap call "Omaha!" is something you don't yet realize you'll miss next season. At the end of his emotional retirement press conference Monday, Manning walked away from the podium only after delivering one final "Omaha" for good measure.

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Re: Peyton Manning - "Omaha"

Postby HR Paperstacks » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:14 pm

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/706918313784270848

@NFL wrote:The final word from Peyton Manning's retirement press conference?

Of course.
OMAHA!

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Re: Peyton Manning - "Omaha"

Postby HR Paperstacks » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:57 pm

The president got in on some "Omaha! Omaha!" calls:

'Omaha! Omaha!' Obama yells in honoring Super Bowl champs Broncos, Peyton Manning at White House

Michael Kelly / World-Herald staff writer wrote:In honoring the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos at the White House on Monday, President Barack Obama barked a starting count a la Peyton Manning: “Omaha! Omaha!”
“I don’t know,” the president quipped, “it doesn’t seem to work as well for me.”

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Re: Peyton Manning - "Omaha"

Postby zippy » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:38 am

Just returned from LA on Southwest's new nonstop. The flight attendant started her spiel with "Omaha! Omaha!"

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Re: Peyton Manning - "Omaha"

Postby Coyote » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:34 pm

Peyton Manning finally reveals what ‘Omaha’ meant

Harry Lyles Jr. of SB Nation wrote:"Omaha was just a indicator word,” Manning said to the crowd. “It was a trigger word that meant we had changed the play, there was low time on the clock, and that ball needed to be snapped right now to kind of let my offensive lineman know that ‘Hey, we'd gone to Plan B, there's low time on the clock.’ It's a rhythmic three-syllable word, ‘O-ma-ha, set hut.’”

The city loves him, too. “I’m a big deal in Omaha, Nebraska, now. I went there a couple of years ago, I got a key to the city.”

“I always got Omaha if I need a place to live,” Manning said.

Perhaps he should have been yelling out a more luxurious town to retire in, if that’s the case.
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