Well, the Broncos are 2-0, and although they haven’t looked all that sharp offensively, we’re 2-0. I’ll take 2-0 any day of the week. All of the news people who are saying that Peyton Manning’s goose is cooked need to sit on those thoughts for another couple weeks. He’s in a new offense people, what else do you need to know? Yeah, we all know he’s getting a bit older, his arm isn’t good (was it ever?), and he’s throwing more picks. But this could arguably be one of the best Denver Broncos all around teams that we’ve seen in the past few years, including the team that went to the Super Bowl in 2013.
I didn’t go to the Baltimore game, but my best friend has season tickets, and I’ll be going to a few games this year, so I’ll have to give my thoughts on all things Broncos when I actually see them live.
But lets talk more about the first two games. First off, that defense…I think this is the best it’s been in a very long time. If you look at the defense top to bottom, it’s stacked at every position, and we’re even missing Derek Wolfe! How’s that for a little pick me up when he gets back from his rather dumb four game suspension.
The first game they didn’t allow a touchdown, and although they did allow a couple of TD’s in the KC game, they made the big plays when we needed them most. Truth be told, we had no business winning the KC game, and thankfully the Chiefs have the always reliable Andy Reid on their sideline to give away a game whenever we need one. But like I’ve always said, a win is a win, and I’ll take it.
All I’ve heard for the past two weeks every since we squeaked out the first game against Baltimore is that it’s going to be a long year watching Manning get older. I really don’t think that’s going to be the case.
Look back to 2012, when he first came to Denver. We started out 2-3, and everyone pronounced us for dead. Do you remember what happened next? We ripped off 11 straight, and hosted the now famous playoff game when Joe Flacco through up the Mile High Miracle to tie the game and send us into overtime.
But if you look at Peyton at the start of that year, he was pretty bad. He threw a few picks, and everyone thought that the surgeries that he had were going to basically spell doom on his career.
Now 4 years later, after winning an MVP, and being one of he top 3 most productive QB’s in the league last year, he’s suddenly done after 2 games?
I guess that’s the media in a nutshell right there. Cue Austin Powers video..
I bet Peyton comes right out this week against Detroit, and gives the media the big old Eff you by throwing for 4 TD’s, and we whip Detroit into a motown submission. That. Would. Be. Awesome.
Unfortunately, I’ll be at a wedding tomorrow night so I won’t be able to watch the game, but I’m sure I’ll be getting updates throughout.
All I can say is GO BRONCOS!