Video: Peyton Manning Shades Former Giants Coach Joe Judge Over QB Sneak

Erin WalshJanuary 18, 2022

DENVER, COLORADO - OCTOBER 31: Peyton Manning speaks to the crowd during a Ring of Honor induction ceremony at halftime of the game between the Washington Football Team and Denver Broncos at Empower Field At Mile High on October 31, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Hall of Famer Peyton Manning trolled former New York Giants head coach Joe Judge during the Manningcast of Monday's NFC Wild Card Round matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals. 

After Rams head coach Sean McVay called for a quarterback sneak on fourth-and-goal from the goal line in the second quarter, Manning shaded Judge's decision to run a QB sneak on third-and-9 from his team’s own five-yard line in New York's regular-season finale against the Washington Football Team.

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"At least the Rams are sneaking it down by the goal line, unlike the Giants who sneak it in the open field." - Peyton<br><br>"No comment" from <a href="https://twitter.com/EliManning?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@EliManning</a> πŸ˜‚ <a href="https://twitter.com/OmahaProd?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@OmahaProd</a> <a href="https://t.co/J2VMLNxQXM">pic.twitter.com/J2VMLNxQXM</a>

In addition to Manning, Green Bay Packers quarterback and reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers also ripped Judge's decision to run a QB sneak while speaking with Pat McAfee. 

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"You play to win the game.. nobody wants to be part of kneeling the shit out to take a tie. You know what would make me lose my mind almost as much as that.. goal line personnel &amp; a QB sneak on 3rd &amp; 9 on the -5" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ ~<a href="https://twitter.com/AaronRodgers12?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AaronRodgers12</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PatMcAfeeShowLIVE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PatMcAfeeShowLIVE</a> <a href="https://t.co/dGsHzySZ2X">pic.twitter.com/dGsHzySZ2X</a>

Judge's play call was especially odd because, at the time, Washington was only leading 3-0 in the second quarter. Since then, Judge has been fired by the Giants.