Elsewhere, No. 3 WR Brandon Stokley's numbers dropped quite a bit last season and Manning is well aware of it.
"Brandon is a great teammate. Brandon is the No. 3 receiver in the slot. He is probably a number one or two on many other teams. We're lucky to have guys like (No. 1) Marvin (Harrison) and (No. 2) Reggie (Wayne) that make so many plays. Brandon is an unbelievably unselfish guy, and at the same time, very competitive. He loves football and everything about it, with the blocking and the mental aspect. He understands how important that is. He is my roommate here in camp, so he is one of my buddies. Last year was probably a frustrating year because he came off this 10-touchdown, 70-catch season and had one touchdown last year. That's our fault. That's my fault and (OC) Tom Moore has made it a point to get him involved, because when he gets the ball in his hands, big things happen. That's been a point of emphasis for us, to get the ball in Brandon's hands to hopefully make us more explosive."