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People stereotype Manning as being completely immoble because he's a great pocket passer. He's nowhere close to Vick, obviously, but he can gain yards with his feet at times.
He actually used to be a fairly good runner early in his career. Recently he hasn't been running much, though, and the negative rushing numbers are because of the kneel downs. He doesn't run much but he is far from immobile, still moves in the pocket and avoids pressure better than any QB ever
Manning almost stole Rhodes' limelight in the running game.
Not known for his mobility, Manning fooled everyone when, on a third-and-1, he faked a handoff and broke to his left, scoring on a naked bootleg from 33 yards.
"I didn't call it until the last minute," said Manning, who saw Buffalo's defense cheating the other way. "I'm 4-for-4 on those things: three times in college and my first one here."
It was the second-longest touchdown run by a Colts quarterback, 10 yards short of George Taliaferro's run in 1953.
Classic. I remember EVERYBODY being fooled.
"Compadres, it is imperative that we crush the freedom fighters before the start of the rainy season. And remember, a shiny new donkey for whomever brings me the head of Colonel Montoya."
Why run when you have a 66% chance of completing a pass? Manning is mobile enough to extend plays and run for a few yards when he needs to, as he's proven many many many times.
Last year Aaron Rodgers completed 64.7% and ran for 316 yards. Jason Campbell completed 64.5% and ran for 236 yards.
And besides completion rate doesn't mean much here. If you're a good running quarterback you're going to get yards whether you're a good passer or not. Obviously he looks to pass first, but you can't give him credit as a runner when he hasn't topped 50 yards on the ground in 8 years.