|"It was already programmed in our mind: Never forget," cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick said. "They came in and they shocked us."
The 35-year-old Peppers, the team's oldest player, was unaware he is the only current Packer on the defensive side who has played a regular-season or playoff game against the 39-year-old Manning. Then with the Carolina Panthers, Peppers faced Manning twice when the latter played for the Indianapolis Colts.
This week, John Harbaugh referenced his brother's new job at Michigan and the family's long connection to the school when asked about former Ohio State star Carlos Hyde of the 49ers.
"That's the greatest compliment I could give someone," McDermott said
Ellis said the new coaching hire is entirely Elway's call and he can't envision differing with his selection.