The Denver Broncos locker room was filled with more banter and bellows than usual Monday. Their early bye is over and Danny Trevathan is back.
In the aftermath of another letdown against the Seattle Seahawks, Denver coach John Fox was asked if he could nevertheless take some positives out of the Broncos losing in overtime rather than getting blown out as they did in the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl déjà vu – the Broncos once again fumbled on the first play of the game against the Seahawks. But this time it didn’t result in a safety and the outcome of the game was much different.
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.
Peyton Manning didn’t take a single second-half snap in the preseason, and he’s barely breaking a sweat after halftime in the regular season.
A day after the Denver Broncos escaped with a 24-17 win at home against the Kansas City Chiefs — their second nail-biter to open the season — coach John Fox addressed the turnover that never was.
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.
After riding shotgun to Peyton Manning’s high-octane offense all of last year, Denver’s defense had the five-time MVP’s back for once.