The NFLPA might want to look into the work environment former backup quarterback lifer Jim Sorgi had to deal with during his time with the Indianapolis Colts.
“Everybody says it was easy when I was there, to tell you the truth Peyton Manning worked me like a dog,” he told NFL Network’s “NFL AM” on Thursday morning. “I tell you what, I had to get there at 7 o’clock in the morning, watch film until meetings, after practice watch film until 9 o’clock at night and then I’d go home. During the season Peyton worked me pretty hard, so I wouldn’t say it was the easy job in the world.”
Sorry, Jim, if the general public isn’t outraged at your poor working conditions.
At least he did admit holding a clipboard for a future Hall of Famer is a good game day gig.
“Definitely Sundays, or Mondays it was pretty easy because you hardly saw the field unless it was the end of the year,” said Sorgi, who played for the Colts for six seasons. “So on the game day it was pretty easy, but during the week it was pretty horrendous working for Peyton sometimes.”
Sorgi went from Manning’s back up to now calling games of 2012 No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Luck, who took his former number.
“I looked better in my uniform, but he’s definitely played better than I had when I got in the ball games a few times,” Sorgi said.
Luckily, the rookie won’t be judged on how he looks in his jersey.
“I want to see how he finishes a game, that close game at the end, where you need a touchdown drive to win the game,” Sorgi said. “What we’ve got to see is: Can the kid close out a game? Can he lead the game winning touchdown drive that Peyton did so well for so many years?”
Sorgi sure had a good view of all those drives during his career.