In Denver, the offseason was spent with “35” being shouted through the halls of the Broncos’ facility as a constant reminder.
Slogging through the rubble of that Super Bowl landslide, John Elway blew up his defense.
Enough with the talk of the Super Bowl drubbing. The Broncos lost. And, yeah, they lost big. And, sure, Richard Sherman is the best. Yada, yada, yada.
The Denver Broncos have their issues on third down. Goal-line stands are another matter altogether.
In a year where the Denver Broncos had three receivers with 10 or more touchdowns last season, it seems Peyton Manning is picking up right where he left off by spreading the ball around again.
Terrance Knighton batted away Alex Smith’s fourth-and-goal pass to Dwayne Bowe with 15 seconds left, preserving the Denver Broncos’ 24-17 win over the scrappy Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
With Chris Harris Jr. still working his way back from ACL surgery and Kayvon Webster sidelined by a sprained ankle, Bradley Roby capitalized on his increased snaps in the preseason.
The Broncos led for the entire game, including a massive 24-7 lead in the first half before letting it slip away against the Colts. For those miscues, Denver earns lower grades than they possibly should have.
Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. believes he is faster than Adrian Peterson – at recovering from a torn ACL, anyway.
It’s a good bet that some of the players who’ll be asked to turn in their playbooks in Denver will be scooped up by other teams this weekend.