Thursday, January 16, 2014

Peyton Manning explains the meaning of 'Omaha' … sort of (VIDEO)

The true meaning of "Omaha" still remains one of the best-kept secrets in the NFL — even after Peyton Manning offered an explanation on Wednesday.

Manning yelled the name of Nebraska's largest city 44 times during the Denver Broncos' 70 offensive plays as they defeated the San Diego Chargers in their AFC divisional-round playoff game on Sunday.

One reporter asked Manning the obvious question about the meaning of the repeated call during the quarterback's media presser yesterday. After Manning asked her if it was "a fan written-in question," the Broncos' quarterback delivered an answer that really didn't explain anything.

"I know a lot of people ask what Omaha means," Manning said. "Omaha is a run play, but it could be a pass play or a play-action pass depending on a couple things: when, which way we're going, the quarter and the jerseys that we're wearing. So it varies, really, play to play. So, that's — there's your answer to that one."

Remember Bill Belichick — it's the jerseys.

Here's each of the 44 "Omaha" calls in case you missed it.

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