The lack of consistent pass protection has left Peyton Manning, not pictured, a battered and bruised mess with the playoffs looming.
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The quarterback is the epicenter in every NFL city, the first player commented on and evaluated, be it positive or negative.
And when that signal caller happens to be Peyton Manning, any blip, no matter how slight, in a career defined by consistency is going to be overblown.
To be fair to those currently questioning Manning, he is obviously far closer to the end of his brilliant career than the beginning with a medical record that includes four neck surgeries so it's not exactly out of bounds to be on the lookout for what is the inevitable decline for every player.