Pats QB Jimmy Garoppolo Plays Peyton In Practice — But No ‘Omaha’

October 31, 2014 9:21 PM

Pats QB Jimmy Garoppolo Plays Peyton In Practice — But No ‘Omaha’
" FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – New England rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo spent the week simulating Peyton Manning and his hurry-up offense.

Except for one part of it.

Garoppolo didn’t use Manning’s now-signature “Omaha!” when calling put the plays at the line.

“No `Omahas’ – I had my own set of words, I guess,” Garoppolo said Friday, as the Patriots continued their work toward Sunday’s showdown with Manning and the Denver Broncos.

Barring injury to Tom Brady or a blowout on either side, Garoppolo doesn’t figure to see any time on the field Sunday. But that doesn’t mean his scout team work this week can’t help New England win this latest Brady-Manning battle.

Even without the “Omaha.”

“That was one thing that Jimmy didn’t do – he didn’t give the Omahas,” said linebacker Dont’a Hightower. “But he did a really good job as far as all the mannerisms that Peyton does. He did a really good job at that.”

Asked what it takes to prepare for a guy like Manning, Garoppolo, who grew up admiring the battles between these two future Hall of Famer, said, “There’s so much "

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