Originally Posted by paycheck71
Quick release and getting the ball out quickly are two different things.
If you throw underneath stuff to Welker all the time and you don't need the pass protection to hold for 4 sec, you can get the ball out in under 2. But if you have no deep ball threat (and you don't if your line can't protect long enough for the deep routes to develop), then the dink and dunk underneath stuff becomes more difficult as well because the secondaries don't pay much attention to the receivers going deep.
Manning's ball placement is still good enough that a 2 second pocket can still end up with 20+ yard receptions. Nobody here is saying that Manning doesn't need a LT, but he's gone plenty of time with replacement level players at LT and he's still been Peyton Manning.
This hurts the Broncos already sorry run game more than it does the passing game.