Updated: October 24, 2014, 4:38 PM ET


By
Jeff Legwold
| ESPN.com


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — In the end, the actions of an exuberant video board operator that caught Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning‘s attention Thursday night were honest mistakes, Broncos coach John Fox said Friday.

Following the Broncos’ 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers, Manning was critical of some of the in-game entertainment. In one sequence, just after the two-minute warning, the Broncos were called for a false start penalty on right tackle Paul Cornick that Manning blamed squarely on the video boards’ technical crew for creating a distraction for the offense.

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I got a problem with our scoreboard operator; I’ve got to have a little talk with him. I’m not sure what he’s doing. He’s playing music and showing players dancing, getting the crowd fired up and we have the ball. I don’t think we should be doing that.

”– Peyton Manning

“I got a problem with our scoreboard operator; I’ve got to have a little talk with him,” Manning said after the game. “I’m not sure what he’s doing. He’s playing music and showing players dancing, getting the crowd fired up and we have the ball. I don’t think we should be doing that.”

Manning also referenced a sequence from earlier in the second half, when Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was shown on the giant video board as the crowd booed and then Manning would be shown to cheers as the images went back and forth several times to alternating boos and cheers.

“And I don’t think we should be showing their quarterback on the sideline,” Manning said. “I thought that was kind of disrespectful . . . our scoreboard operator, it wasn’t his best …read more