Sure, there were plenty of positives to take from Denver’s 26-20 overtime loss at Seattle on Sunday that was such a far cry from the shellacking the Broncos endured in the Super Bowl. All those good things could prove ample tinder for another Super Bowl run, however.
In Denver, the offseason was spent with “35” being shouted through the halls of the Broncos’ facility as a constant reminder.
Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris believes that even though it’s only the third week of the season, the next game against the Super Bowl champions is more important than any other right now and called it a “statement game.”
General manager John Elway wanted more of an edge on defense after Denver’s shellacking in the Super Bowl, so he went out and signed free agents DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward.
If anyone thought the Denver Broncos emerged with big heads from their 34-0 pummeling of the San Francisco 49ers, they don’t know preseason football.
The last time Broncos star left tackle Ryan Clady was involved in joint preseason practices, he got into a fight with current teammate DeMarcus Ware, then of the Dallas Cowboys.
Denver Broncos right tackle Chris Clark took exception when J.J. Watt pushed him around in a 1-on-1 pass-rushing drill and kept right on motoring toward the imaginary quarterback.
Peyton Manning seems to be having a lot more fun this summer. He’s still grinding through training camp like always but he’s also showing a loosey-goosey side that he rarely flashed in Indy or in his first two seasons in Denver.
Three men who will be responsible for keeping Peyton Manning from getting dropped to the turf this season make cameos in the quarterback’s silly new music video for DirecTV.
Though his physical physical condition is no longer a big question mark for Peyton Manning, when he looks around at training camp, he must feel like he’s starting over again.