We all know the games don’t count in the standings, but as the players and coaches will tell you… they matter. But do the results of the exhibition season have any bearing on success in the real thing?
This is the time of the year that Chris Kuper would be getting ready to report to training camp. But this year the former Broncos offensive lineman is doing some actual camping.
The New York Giants selected center Weston Richburg of Colorado State with their second-round pick, the No. 43 selection overall, in the NFL draft on Friday night.
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.”
Denver was walloped 40-10 by Seattle in the preseason with Ronnie Hillman fumbling, Montee Ball stumbling and Peyton Manning grumbling.
Crews transformed 13 blocks of Broadway into a Super Bowl experience, complete with a toboggan run, live performances and autograph signings.
No quarterback has been to the playoffs more than Peyton Manning or experienced more heartache there, either.
After coming on so strong early in the season, if quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos don’t go all the way to Super Bowl and win, will this season be considered a failure?
Peyton Manning, the underdog. Eli Manning, the alpha dog. No, you’re not in another dimension. You’re in today’s reality. A reality not many people ever imagined.