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Panthers not worried about Peyton's 'last rodeo'

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Posted at 5:31 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 19:31:16-05

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning dodged questions about whether Super Bowl 50 will be the last game he'll ever play.

NFL cameras caught Manning telling Patriots coach Bill Belichick that this may be his "last rodeo" after Sunday's Patriots game.

According to the Charlotte Observer, some Panthers players aren't going easy on Manning this weekend because of it.

“We don’t really care if this is his last game,” fullback Mike Tolbert said. “He’s played what – 18, 19 years? He’s had enough. You know what I’m saying? It’s our turn.”

Safety Tre Boston said something similar to reporter Scott Fowler.

“So if a man has the last piece of pizza in the world, are you going to take that last piece? One of y’all got to live! One of us has to win, and I’m not trying to lose. It’s you and that one man. You gonna live or not? I’m trying to win. I don’t care who you are.”

Panthers coach Ron Rivera told the paper he expects America to cheer for Manning.