Denver Broncos break out some pistol formation plays with Peyton Manning
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 9, 2013
When you think about the pistol formation, you think about Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III, Colin Kaepernick ... Peyton Manning? Sure, why not. But on Thursday night the Broncos used the pistol with a quarterback who is decidedly not mobile, Peyton Manning. In the Broncos’ preseason opener, Manning lined up in the pistol with running back Ronnie Hillman behind him. When we first put the pistol in, in 2005 and 2006, that’s all we ran we ran the power, the gap, the counters, the zones, the outside stuff. The Broncos used it some with backup Brock Osweiler too, after Manning departed following his one series. The Broncos came out in a fun wrinkle for their first preseason game against the 49ers. - - - Hit us up on Twitter @YShutdownCorner, email us at and "Like" Shutdown Corner on Facebook for NFL conversation 365 days a year, the way it should be.