Microphones cause jabbering at the line

Posted: December 21, 2012 at 2:34 a.m.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning signals to teammates during a Sept. 9 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Every game, two of his interior offensive linemen are miked up for network TV, bringing the sounds of his pre-snap routine to millions of viewers, as well as future opponents.

The best spies in the NFL these days aren’t behind enemy lines but on the quarterback’s own side of the ball.

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Sports, Pages 26 on 12/21/2012