Just as Eli’s attitude kept things easier in his own head, Archie Manning told me that there were some times early on when Peyton’s hyper-focused approach caused him to get in his own way.
“Probably so, yeah. There have probably been a few times where he did that. Now, he’s played so long that he knows when to stand down. There are always situations during a football game or during a critical practice where … he told me a couple weeks ago that he had been elected team captain. I asked him, ‘Aren’t most quarterbacks elected captain?’ ‘Yeah,’ he said, ‘but I’ve been chewing a lot of butter around here. I didn’t know if I’d get any votes or not.’”
“Chewing a lot of butter”, what? Is that a NOLA thing?