Peyton Manning Claims Tom Brady ‘Copied a Play’ from his Colts Playbook During Buccaneers vs Giants

Published 11/23/2021, 6:32 AM EST
DENVER, CO – JANUARY 24: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos and Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots speak after the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


Peyton Manning wants Tom Brady to cite him for copying his trap pass play, that Brady used during his matchup against the New York Giants on Monday. As the NFL icon delivered his usually emphatic spell against the Giants, the elder Manning, during his most recent episode of Manningcast, discussed how efficient the play is to this day.

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During the second quarter of the game, when the score leveled up 10-10 between two sides, Peyton saw Brady and Rob Gronkowski make a play that was a bit too familiar to him. So he told Eli Manning and Kevin Hart, the guest of the show that he has seen them make the trap pass play during their time with the New England Patriots.

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Peyton Manning wants Tom Brady to cite him

“Hey Eli, we talked about that, Eagles, Patriots, Super Bowl, Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady, a lot of the same plays Tampa is running tonight with the same plays that the Patriots ran in that Super Bowl,” Peyton said. “Right there, that’s a classic trap pass play.”

“They pull the guard, Gronkowski, right down in the middle. Nice breakup man by the Giants. Did Tampa steal that play from Indianapolis? Yes, they did. But it’s still a good play. I just want Tom to cite me for the play,” Peyton further added.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked up the game in the second half

Following his well-rounded explanation of his old Indianapolis playbook being recreated in front of him, television personality and comedian Kevin Hart followed his ultra instinct to mock the NFL legend on his overly enthusiastic explanation on the matter. “We used to run the same play in my church league. It’s the trap play,” Kevin Hart said jokingly.

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However, the supposed trap play by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was certainly more intricate than Kevin Hart’s church league play as the Tom Brady side pulled off an easy victory against the Giants from there and ended the play by 30-10 scoreline.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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