WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ‘HUT, HUT’

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning plans to bark “Omaha! Omaha!” a lot against Seattle.

He just won’t say exactly what it means, when he’s trying to get a presnap read on the defense.

“They do a good job presnap and postsnap,” Manning said. “Their intelligence, their ability to play together and communicate — that shows up just on the game film alone. I certainly know that will carry over when you actually get to play against them. You are playing against a smart, athletic defense.”

Denver running back Knowshon Moreno gets a kick out of watching Manning go through all of his gyrations at the line of scrimmage.

“What are you doing?” Moreno said.

But he knows there’s a method to Manning’s madness.

“But, he knows what he’s doing,” Moreno said. “So, it is just so much going on. You have to be on the same page as a team.”

However, Moreno would not reveal the meaning of the popular “Omaha” signal that Manning shouts.

“He does everything,” Moreno said. “The guy has been doing it for so long. He knows the game inside and out. He just makes you better. He knows how to put you in the right position. At the same time, if you’re not doing the right thing or if you don’t know what you’re doing or know your assignment, you can’t make plays. As long as everyone is on the same page, good things can happen.”