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Reggie Wayne finally explains what Peyton Manning's Omaha call means

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It is one of the most enigmatic calls in all of football, Peyton Manning's Omaha pre- snap shout has left defenses confused for years.

There have been a lot of different theories about it's meaning but one of Manning's former team-mates has shed some light on it's meaning.

Wayne explains all

Former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne who played with Manning during his Indianapolis days has revealed what Omaha meant during his days with number 18.


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Wayne and Manning played together for several years as the recently retired wide receiver can now look back on his 14 year career.

Wayne played in Super Bowl XLI with Manning has claimed that the legendary call was Manning way of changing the side of the field the play will be going towards.

Speaking on NFL Gameday Morning, Wayne revealed Manning's biggest secret quite openly.

"If it's a run to the right -- if it's dive right, 'Omaha' is gonna be dive left." - Wayne explains Omaha

Even though Wayne revealed the meaning of the legendary call, he did admit that what it meant during his days with Manning may not be the same now.

Wayne is not the first man to come out and reveal what the call means, one former NFL quarterback claimed that it was an indicator call.

It could be argued that the only team to ever guess correctly what the call means is the Seattle Seahawks who dominated Manning and the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Omaha to victory?

Manning will be hoping that his call can confuse the defense of the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game.

If it does and the Broncos go to a second Super Bowl in three years, they will need to rely heavily upon their defense to get them to the Championship.

A match up with the Carolina Panthers or Arizona Cardinals will need a strong defensive performance and a great game from Manning himself.

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