Seattle Seahawks defensive backs dismiss Peyton Manning's "Omaha" meaning

Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos acknowledges the crowd after throwing a record 51 touchdowns in a season against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 22, 2013
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Cornerback duo Richard Sherman and Walter Thurmond both feel that Peyton Manning's "Omaha" play call does not have a specific meaning.

Two members of the Seattle Seahawks defensive unit have stated that they don't believe that there is a true meaning to Peyton Manning's "Omaha" play call.

The Denver Broncos quarterback has used the call over 70 times in his side's last two games, but it has been widely recognised that no two plays appear the same.

Manning recently gave his view of what the call does mean, but neither Richard Sherman nor Walter Thurmond believe him, ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII between the two sides.

Sherman told reporters: "I feel like there's no Omaha code. I feel like he might be just throwing it out there. He says it so much, it has to be talking to one player or something crazy like that. I don't know if we'll ever be able to break the Omaha code."

Teammate Thurmond added: "It's to get defenders second-guessing themselves from what's actually going on instead of just playing football. A lot of that talking is just for show. There's no need to panic because he changed something.

"Well, you don't know what the play was in the first place. What do you think they're going to change to? It's mind-boggling how that situation influences a lot of players."

Manning broke records for both passing yards and touchdowns thrown this season. He has one career Super Bowl victory to his name, winning the title in 2007 with the Indianapolis Colts.

Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos acknowledges the crowd after throwing a record 51 touchdowns in a season against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 22, 2013
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