McCoy: Manning has been 'flexible'

For any team that signed Peyton Manning, it was assumed that Manning would likely be his own de facto offensive coordinator, bringing with him the successful system he ran in Indianapolis for so long.

But Manning and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy are both busy learning and mixing and matching things from McCoy's Broncos offense with what Manning did in Indy since 1998, according to the Denver Post.

"The first thing he said to us is, 'Listen, you guys have a system in place. I want to learn your system, but also have the flexibility to do some of the things we've done for the last 14 years in Indy,' " McCoy said Thursday after the Broncos' practice. "Hey, I'd be an idiot if I didn't listen to him."

The process has not been without a few bumps in the road, as Manning and the Broncos install the system and learn during OTAs. But the communication has been good, apparently.

"Try to do it the way you're coached to do it, and if it doesn't work, we'll find a solution. Peyton's been great, he's been flexible on a lot of things," McCoy said. "He's been open since Day 1 to trying a lot of new things that we've done, or things we've already been doing here for a number of years that he's never done. He wants our opinion on those things. And then some things we've taken from his past. Hey, I'll be the first one to ask questions with him saying, 'What can we do different here' or 'How can I change this' or 'Is this a better protection for this play.' We're all in it together."

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