Terrance Knighton summed it up for so many Broncos fans when he sat stone-faced after Seattle’s 43-8 drubbing of Denver in the Super Bowl and said, “It doesn’t feel real. It almost feels like a nightmare.”
The Denver Broncos seemed unstoppable, even unbeatable at times during the 2013 season. But, when the Vince Lombardi Trophy was on the line, they were blown out by the Seattle Seahawks.
After putting his team through its final full practice of the season on Friday afternoon, Denver Broncos coach John Fox declared his team ready to go for the Super Bowl.
What will matter most? The fact that Seattle has no players with Super Bowl experience, or their youth and speed and top-ranked defense? Or will the game be won by Denver’s suddenly stout rush defense and Peyton Manning’s blessed right arm?
Relaxed, self-assured and even charming, the coaches of the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos answered questions for 30 minutes on Friday, joking with each other and the audience.
When Peyton Manning returned to the NFL after a series of neck operations, there was plenty of talk about when – and even whether – he would return to the level of play that earned four MVP awards and two Super Bowl appearances.
Peyton Manning might have a few years left in his record-breaking right arm.
Matt Prater missed practice all week with the flu and the Denver Broncos kept him away from the rest of the team so he didn’t get everyone else sick.
Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater stayed home sick again Friday, missing his second straight practice.
Danny Trevathan morphed into a standout linebacker in his second season and led the Broncos in tackles after an embarrassing moment in his first game this season.