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Peyton Manning rates himself an ‘amateur’ trash talker

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Peyton Manning may be one of the best actors and funniest guys in the NFL, but he does not fancy himself an artist when it comes to talking trash.

In a recent interview with CNN’s Rachel Nichols, Manning was asked where he would rate his trash talking game. While he has mastered many things during his 17-year NFL career, smack talking is apparently not one of them.

“I’d say not strong to quite not strong, if that makes any sense,” Manning said. “It’s not really something I do a lot of. I would probably say I’m in the amateur phase compared to an Aqib Talib or an Emmanuel Sanders. Those guys are probably our top-two trash talkers out there on the field. I’m low on the totem pole in that category.”

The question about trash talking was a follow-up after Nichols asked Manning about the infamous email Tom Brady sent about him. Peyton once again reiterated that Brady apologized but did not have to.

“I didn’t read it. Tom sent me a text and apologized that my name was brought up into this,” Manning said. “It was no harm, no foul. There was no apology necessary. Tom and I have had a good friendship throughout our careers and will continue to have a good friendship long after we play, so I really didn’t give it a whole lot of attention.”

If you’re like me, you’re shocked that Manning can make such a tremendous rap video and not have a strong smack talk game. It must be a generational thing.


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