According to Football Weekly, Manning was downright effusive about what the neophyte receivers have meant to the club and offered his thoughts on why he believes they've been so successful.
"Guys like Austin and Pierre, they've been excellent when it comes to preparation all season long," said Manning, ignoring his normal instinct to hold back on the compliments. "Austin's a film watcher. Austin's in there on Tuesday watching film. I guarantee he'll be at the hotel watching film as soon as we get back. As a player that has an appreciation for studying film and doing the little things, I really value what Austin's brought to our team this year, and it's going to make his career very special."