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Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) on the field during the first half against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

A Quick Thought On The Denver Broncos And Peyton Manning


I’m working on some stuff for the “down period” to try to figure out where the Chiefs are heading into 2014 on all levels – the roster, position battles, the schedule, the division, etc. While I was doing this I came across the Denver Broncos schedule and had a thought about Peyton Manning. First here’s Denver’s first eight opponents:

Indianapolis — Kansas City — at Seattle — Arizona — at New York Jets — San Francisco — San Diego — at New England.

Tough, yes, but strength of schedule isn’t what I’m going for here. Here’s where those eight teams ranked in pass defense ranking in 2013 according to Football Outsiders:

Colts (13) — Chiefs (7) — Seahawks (1) — Cardinals (5) — Jets (18) — 49ers (10) — Chargers (31) — Patriots (14).

Now those same team’s sack rates rankings:

Colts (8) — Chiefs (6) — Seahawks (7) — Cardinals (12) — Jets (24) — 49ers (29) — Chargers (15) — Patriots (9).

Denver has a serious problem on their hands the first half of the season when it comes to keeping Manning upright and healthy. Remember Denver is shuffling their offensive line and will have “new” starters at guard and right tackle, and will also have a hobbled Ryan Clady playing left tackle. They’ll benefit from having Clady back but keep in mind Clady has now had major knee, shoulder, and foot surgeries in the last five years.

Opponents are also now armed with the video Seattle presented the NFL on how to slow down Manning and force him to hold the ball longer. Yes, not everyone has the personnel to do what they did, however it should be noted Denver will be playing four top 10 pass defense teams and four top 10 pass rush teams from a year ago in their first eight games of the season. This would seem to indicate teams who have quality personnel on the defensive side of the ball.

And, yes, while the Chiefs were a top 10 team in sacking the quarterback a year ago, they did struggle to generate pressure in two games last season against Denver. One would hope the speed added to the secondary and the improved depth of the Chiefs pass rush will help the Chiefs this time around, however.

Twelve of the Broncos 16 games will come against teams who finished in the top 15 in sacks a season ago, with six of those games coming against top nine teams. How healthy can the Broncos realistically keep Manning given the onslaught of pressure that’s likely to come?

Just a thought.

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  • Dustin McLaughlin

    If Manning goes down, the Broncos season is all but done. That would change the playoff landscape, and the AFC west landscape drastically.

    • Ben Nielsen

      Even if he doesn’t go down, a hobbled Manning won’t produce the same way the 2013 Manning produced.

      • freshmeat62

        And I believe he’s going to get ‘hobbled’.

    • Jacob Barefoot

      Patriots will pounce on the falling ponnies and slide into number one seed. Our fruit is ripening and this year we are making more of a SB run than denver ever will. You can rule the regular season though payton, its allgood, just know brady’s the one with all the rings and soon to be more :)

      • Broncorick69

        Speaking of rings…when is the last time the Cheatriots won a ring?

        • Jacob Barefoot

          To this day they still have not been proven to be cheaters. You really think the nfl would put up with that in this day and age? Dont worry bro im used to it. Everyone loves to hate the pats. Half of them dont even know why they just follow the crowd. And about rings… We got three. Would love another but you know we’ll see what happens. At least we didnt get the opportunity and completely BLOW it. I mean it wasnt just a hard faught battle of which the better team one. You guys pretty much shat yourselves. Big time. On both sides of the ball. Like i say. Maninng can have the regular season, but come december/january, step aside and watch the real playmakers do their thang.

          • Broncorick69

            Oh so…again what was your excuse about last season? OH Injuries…right. Denver had just as many injuries, if not more, and still made your boy Tom Brady cry like a bitch. Anything else?

          • Jacob Barefoot

            Last year was a stepping stone. We came close. This year we strike. Dont you cry like a bitch cos you know im right haha. All i read everywhere is that ‘manning on the way down?’ ‘Can denver recover from SB embarrassment?’ We’re already projected for afc champ game, AGAIN, and further :) and yea im done. This was fun, see you in foxboro when you guys take your first L

          • Broncorick69

            So you cant even form your own opinion, and you read others’ bullshit to help you decide what you think. Okay. Broncos are going back to the SB to win it. We have a very brutal defense. If you paid any attention to free agency, you would know this and be scared. If you thought last years team was tough, this years team is going to be much more ready for the teams we have to face. We aren’t even worried about the Patriots. We have real teams with real defenses to think about.

          • Jacob Barefoot

            Oh yea real teams like who buddy? New orleans? We beat em. Indy? We smashed them in playoffs. We are the team you most definatley have to worry about. You’d know that if you followed any of the offseason at all. And as for our defence how about you practice what you preach cos you obviously havent payed any attention to free agency yourself. D-ware was a nice signing but hes an old man, you over payed the shit out of talib who you got from US, considering hes not even a top 10 corner. You had to sign him anyway to even scrape together a secondary after you lost DRC and bailey. Ward is ok but we got devin mccourty all pro to counter that. Plus we lost virtually no one instead we gained a little someone called DARRELLE REVIS, and ex legion of boom player brandon browner to top it off. With our front 4 healthy we’ll stomp on montee ball and break mannings neck. Maybe you should do some more reasearch before you start talking shit about who is a real team or not. And dont be dumb, everyone reads articles, how the fuck do you think we are having this discussion.

    • Broncorick69

      Actually, the Broncos would demolish the Chefs with Osweiler as well. Watch what ya wish for.

  • Eric Dee Best

    I’m skeptical about attempting to reason the downfall of Peyton Manning. I’m a Chiefs fan through and through, but everytime I think someone has Peyton’s number, he defy’s all odds. I do realize he was straight up embarrassed in the Super Bowl. But he was there. He laughed in the face of the the cold weather criticism last year too.

    • Ben Nielsen

      To me it is less about Peyton getting worse and more about his teammates not holding up their end of the bargain. He can only do so much if the offensive line can’t hold up.

      But I definitely get your point, the dude is potentially the greatest quarterback of all-time.

      • Eric Dee Best

        Quite frankly, I hope you are correct. I would love to sweep the donkeys this year.

        • Kevin McNamara

          Oh and then you woke up :-)

  • Reggie Flenory

    Why are we even talkin about the broncos f÷ck em this is a CHIEFS SITE if we aint talkin bout the chiefskingdom i dont give a $hit

    • Travis Forsyth

      Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer.

      • Reggie Flenory

        We see wHat they doin they see what we doing we dont like them they dont like us we dont need to talk about it at this point lets get it on opening fight scene gangs of new york style

        • T.Hagen

          Chiefs would whup the donkey’s ass. Oh crap I forgot the refs get paid by the doncos so they can get away with cheating and choke holds

          • Broncorick69

            Chef fans are already coming up with excuses LOL.

  • Travis Forsyth

    That’s why I like the chiefs chances, kc has a tough schedule, but so does the rest of the AFC West and despite all the moves Denver made in the offseason, I still don’t think they’re that good and can’t see them doing much better than 11 wins, maybe 12 if they’re lucky.

    • Scott

      My hopes for 2014- Raiders and Chiefs each beat the Donkeys. Chiefs always beat Raiders. Rock crushes scissors.

  • codger

    Manning was exposed in that SB – not because of his wilting under pressure but in his inability to beat the deep zone. I think the Chiefs, and others, made a mistake in bringing safeties up to help cover crossing and drag routes.Double Thomas, press outside and zone in center with a deep rover and take the knees out from under every catch.

    • Scott

      From your post to the coach’s ears!!

  • freshmeat62

    While speed is very important for the secondary, to me it’s just as important to knock the receivers off their routes, tie them up at the line. If they can do that, then, hopefully, the front 7 will have time to hit Manning. Manning is not mobile. He isn’t going to be able to take a beating. He’s getting more fragile. I may be wrong, but I still think he showed his age in the SB. Now that others have seen how Seattle handled him, I don’t think he’ll have near the year he had last. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if this isn’t his final year.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    The Broncos have already won the Super Bowl. The internets told me so.

  • area

    Time waits for no man, Manning included. Try as Denver might, they will not be able to protect Manning forever. Whether Manning admits it or not, his body is getting slower, reflexes are not as sharp, mental acuity is harder to maintain, and healing takes longer. It happens to everyone, there are no exceptions.
    Favre played until he was forty but I think it could be agreed upon that he was tougher than Payton. Beyond seeing some petty, PFM/Brady centric rule enforced after this season, it will be his last.
    And for the record, I don’t want to see Manning hurt, or hobbled. I want the Chief’s to beat him squarely.

  • Joel Wagler

    Denver was effective at stifling the Chiefs’ pass rush last season. Hopefully, Sutton will have a better plan of attack in 2014 against the Broncos.

    • Rob Ross

      The Chiefs pas rush wasn’t on the field against Denver. Don’t you remember.

  • Josh Michaels

    I like it when you have thoughts Ben. Great read.

    • Ben Nielsen

      I wish I had more of them.

      • KCMikeG

        Just a thought? I would like to see an in depth analysis on our coaching staff. Not just the autobiography but who they learned under, how that effects their coaching style now, is that a plus or minus for the players we have, etc.

        • jimfromkcj

          One of the things I like in Denver is Jack Del Rio. I liked him when he played for the Chiefs. He was not the most talented by a long shot, but he played hard and smart to make up for his lack of talent. I also think he maximizes the talent that he has had at Denver. People forget that he never had Miller for most of the year and he was never at 100%, He also lost his other rusher to free agency. I also am a 43 guy so I think Denver has a leg up on the Chiefs 34, which I don’t really like.

          • KCMikeG

            I meant OUR coaches. i agree Del Rio was a great team player but he has struggled as a coach. Now back to the Chiefs coaching staff.

          • jimfromkcj

            Mike, I am sorry, but the main thesis of this story was the Broncos. I was just using Del Rio as one of the reasons the Broncos are a great team. Elway has been able to assemble a great group of players and a great group of coachs. Del Rio actually had some very good years in Jacksonville with some inferior talent. I would trade Sutton for him any time. I would also trade Reid for Fox in a minute too. One of the reasons I like the 43 over the 34 is that you have to have too many specialized players to really do well in a 34, while with the 43 you just don’t. It is much easier to exchange a 34 player for 43 than a 43 to a 34. And with a 43, if it is a good 43 you don’t have to have so many sub sets to get on and off the field, which leads to confusion at critical times.

          • KCMikeG

            And my point was you responded to my suggestion to Ben that he provide an in depth analysis of OUR coaching staff with your donkey love. If you want to respond to the main thesis of the article then post it on your own don’t post it as a response to my suggestion to Ben.
            But since you just can’t resist slobbering all over everything donkey. Reid has been a HC for three more seasons than Fox and has a higher W/L .590 vs. .533 but you would trade Reid for Fox “in a minute” – brilliant. Making excuses for Del Rio doesn’t change the fact that he hadn’t produced a winning record in four years before being fired mid season. Glad to hear how much you love everything donkey better than our Chiefs!

          • Scott

            Elway, now there’s a funny story! He never wanted to return to football until he and his idiot brother lost $10 million in A PONZI SCHEME!! “Duh, Hey John, how comes we ain’t getting any more dividend checks from our investment??” Duh!! A: Because it’s a PONZI SCHEME YOU FREAKING IDIOT!!

          • Scott

            Jack Del Rio’s defense was plastered in the Super Bowl Any team which fielded that washed up Champ Bailey game after game needed their heads examined

          • jimfromkcj

            Scott, Champ was all Del Rio had to work with. Elway made strides to shore up the CB position this year by getting Talib. Denver will have at least one, maybe two top CB’s on the outside and Harris in the slot this coming year. Denver will be faced with churning players as long as Peyton takes such a large portion of the cap. If anyone recalls, I was against the Chiefs going after Peyton when everyone else was clamerring for him. I was all for getting a stop gap QB like Smith, until we had built up our off and def lines. I am still of the opinion that Smith will win us a lot of games, but never a super bowl. It would be a terrible mistake if the Chiefs give him franchise money.

  • ladner morse

    The world of insurance claims has a phrase called, “Eggshell Plaintiff” or “Fragile Eggshell” meaning that when one is faced with paying the claim against a person who is old, or in a fragile state, at the time of an accident… you are still responsible for paying whatever it takes to have them return to health and wholeness.

    In the case of Peyton Manning… or any other aging QB… a hit they take at 23 can be overcome more easily than the same hit they may take at 38… no matter how fast he is at getting the ball out of his hands. God forbid that the fragile eggshell would ever come into play when determining the end of a career so great.

    Did I mention that Dee Ford is now one of my favorite players?

    • KCMikeG

      Love the egg reference. Old Egghead has quite the dome! Humpty Dumpty time!!

  • Kevin McNamara

    To all you sorry ass chiefs fans…you’re dreaming…you had the benefit of playing a last place schedule! Now you will face tougher competition. Oh and a healthy Von Miller, Demarcus Ware, TJ Ward, Aqui Talib, Derek Wolfe, Ryan Clady, Kevin Vickerson, Rahim Moore…Denver beat you two times…without all of these players at least the ones on the team at the time…and if you’re thinking that the line got weaker, think again. Orlando Franklin will be a beast in the middle. It will look like this Ryan Clady, Orlando Franklin, Manny Ramirez, Louis Vasquez, and Ryan Clark…Beadles was a bit of a weak spot…They beat you down last year! Mainly because you had no answer for any part of the record setting offense. This year you will have an even more difficult time. Denver has the regular cast of characters that flat out torched your sorry secondary…Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Wes Welker…Now Denver has Montee Ball running, Emmanuel Sanders (thought you had him right…too bad!), the steal of the draft Cody Latimer, Other names to watch out for CJ Anderson, Kapri Bibbs, …and I’ll give you another name Gerrell Robinson…basically y’all are screwed! Maybe you can screw up another high draft pick when you don’t even make the playoffs…BTW love the way you blew that lead in the first round of the playoffs last year!

    • Chiroubles

      Hmmm, so basically, your post is: :Our guys are awesome and your guys suck!” Thanks for sharing. Please go away now.

      • Tanner Scott Cass

        Oh look we have a butt hurt Chiefs fan. Face it man the Broncos are the better team and will be kicking your butt for a long long time. An the Chiefs only have like 6 good players which are Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, Dontari Poe, Jamaal Charles, Alex smith and Dwayne Bowe. Where as the Broncos have a army Demaryous Thomas, Wes welker, Peyton Manning, Ryan clady, Luis Vasquez, Demarcus Ware, T.J. Ward, Aqib Talib, Chris Harris, Julius Thomas and the Pot Roast Terrance Knighton. Chiefs can just remain in 3rd or 2nd while the Broncos win there 4th straight division title this coming season.

        • Steven Luster

          You forgot Eric Berry, Derek Johnson, Knile Davis, and the Colquitt brother who doesn’t suck.

        • sidibeke

          And I thought I needed to get a little more of a social life by the time I spend on my team’s site, but man, you’ve got enough free time on your hands to troll your division-mates site…You know, I hear those online dating services can work.

        • Rob Ross

          Troll

        • Scott

          Another youngster, screaming his praise for a team which lost the Super Bowl 43-8
          Hell, a community college team would have done better

      • Kevin McNamara

        That’s pretty much it!…especially to the sorry ass kc fans! What did you do in the offseason to improve your team? kc lost a lot of players in free agency and didn’t pick up anyone to take their place. alex smith is a joke!…Jamal Charles is another year older and getting more injuries/concussions doesn’t look good….and don’t let me get started on the weak receiving corps. How many drops did they have last year? What do you plan to do with a tougher schedule? san diego will be better than your sorry ass team. Oakland might even beat you out…enough said, I don’t have time for clueless people like you :-)

        • brosif29

          We picked up key positions, and are developing our in house talent. You don’t have to buy free agents to win a sb, you should know that, you played the Seahawks.

        • Scott

          One more year older? That sounds like Peyton’s nickname. Still Choking After All These Years.

      • Scott

        Donkey fans are impossible to debate, because they never concede their team is anything except infallible/perfect/holy, whatever else they are smoking in The Land of the Donkeys

    • Scott

      43-8 home boy. You must be smoking de ganja My Man

      • Kevin McNamara

        I guess you didn’t read any of the post from above. So let me put it in simpler terms for your hippie stoned self. What if you lost Sherman, Bennett, Chancellor, Brandon MeBane, Russell Okung (but Clady is head and shoulders better than that fool). Do you think that the seahawks would have even made the super bowl if they had lost those players? Would they have even made the playoffs if that happened??? It was a tremendous accomplishment for Denver to get there considering they were playing short handed for most of the season. You will see this year…Denver improved, and got rid of liabilities on their team. Plus they gained leadership…not to mention arguably the best defensive player in the game (Von Miller) will have a full season playing with Ware on the other side…this league is in trouble! No ganja smoking here…just letting it be known…

        • Scott

          Typical Donkey fan- you know, other sports cities offer criticism of their OWN teams, the coaches, the players, who isn’t doing well, who needs to step up. In Denver, fans never criticize the players, especially Peyton (Help me, I am choking, and I can’t get up!!). The most self-centered, smuggest, whining (they hit Peyton too hard/the refs made bad calls) can’t see the forest for the trees- fans in the league. The Donkeys are as revered as a religious icon (look that word up, K?). And, yet, they turn on a dime (case in point Tebow) when you fall in the playoffs. Tebow did more with no talent than Saint Peyton did with his “talent” (i.e. choking). The most laughable fans in the NFL- Donkey fans.

          • Kevin McNamara

            If you think revered is a difficult word to comprehend, you might want to pull out a dictionary…Actually, with the astounding length and depth of your stupity, you might want to pull up Google, because for you there might be some difficult words AND phrases to understand…oh and it’s can’t see the forest THROUGH the trees you f*****ing idiot…Do you see how that expression would make more sense?…I usually don’t have to curse, but with the overwhelming idiocy with which you write, it adds the proper emphasis…Are you kidding me…I don’t even know where to start with considering the stupidity contained in what you said. Denver fans don’t criticize their own players? First off it’s hard to criticize greatness when they are surpassing NFL records at an amazing pace. During the season there was not much to be critical of…especially, after losing eight starters… After they lost the Super Bowl, yes there was a boatload of criticism…that day was an example of Murphy’s Law…I’ll wait for you to look that up…from the botched coin toss to every subsequent event that occurred after that. Just one of those days. Painful as it was. Considering Denver was shorthanded 8 starters…3 of those being pro bowl quality…Seattle was a better team that day…As far as Tebow is concerned, the COACHING STAFF did more with no talent. They had to dumb down the playbook to a shocking degree and then just hope that their defense held up. The player who gets no credit in all of that was Matt Prater…he was clutch! A 59 yarder against Chicago, then a 51 yarder in overtime to win. Kicking difficult field goals like it was commonplace. I will say this for Tebow…ending the season as they did, 8-8 with a playoff victory, he delivered Peyton to Denver and that is why we now have the first ballot hall of famer in Denver. Dude, I can understand how you are blinded by you KC red colored glasses. The words you use to describe Peyton are just retarded smug, self-centered, whining?…Actually, it’s more like charismatic, humorous, personable, team-player…oh yeah, let me offer another correction. How can you complain about getting hit when you don’t get hit. He was the least sacked QB last year. Here’s a another suggestion…when you try to criticize with false statements…it just makes your arguments invalid.

    • Rob Ross

      What a silly display of attitude. Get ready for the Chiefs pass rush this season. This time Justin, Tamba and company will be ready. The Doncos were so lucky that they were hurt. Don’t count on injuries saving you this time. See you in game two of this season. GO CHIEFS!!!

      • Kevin McNamara

        Injuries saving Denver, are you serious?…Denver beat your sorry ass team without maybe the best left tackle in the league, without Derek Wolfe, without Kevin Vickerson, without Rahim Moore. If with second string linemen, they made your d line look …what did your team do about their receiving corps…are they still a joke like last year…oh yeah, and I forgot another thing…Denver didn’t have Demarcus Ware, TJ Ward, Aquib Talib…not to mention Von Miller wasn’t healthy either. Just another example of a disillusioned kc fan

        • brosif29

          Lol, last year is gone. Reid will have this team ready this time, I have full confidence manning will show his age this year and it’s gonna be a long year in Denver if he does. See you next season.

          • Kevin McNamara

            Oh yeah, and what gives you that confidence? Was it the fact that he set the NFL record for points, and touchdowns in a season…that was last season right? The funny thing is about your mindless comment is that Manning’s game isn’t based on the physical gifts, it is his mental acuity…Denver’s offense got better during the offseason…what did the chiefs do? Lose 3 crucial linemen? What did the Broncos do in free agency? They only picked up 3 of the best defensive players available. Denver’s GM is the best in football! I’m sure before he came back to Denver you thought Elway could no longer impact this matchup…Elway comes back to burn you again…Every year he’s been here they have dominated free agency…1st year he gets Manning, and Rogers-Cromartie. Next year he gets Vasquez, Phillips, Knighton and Welker. This year Ware, TJ Ward, Talib, Montgomery, oh, and your team wanted Emmanuel Sanders right…oops…now he’s a Bronco. They haven’t been great in the draft…except now they might have had the best draft since Elway got here. They just keep improving…Admit it, your “full confidence” is more like wishful thinking. What isn’t wishful thinking is the huge lead that your team blew in the playoffs. I can’t wait until Denver plays your sorry ass team again this year…we can shut all of you up…yet again

          • brosif29

            Talk, talk, talk. You got Talib? You mean the guy who goes down “injured” in every big game he has been in? Congrats, lol. Half those dudes go down injured before the halfway mark of the season I bet. Alas, we shall see.

          • Kevin McNamara

            There you go with your wishful thinking. TJ Ward has an injury history? Demarcus Ware has an injury history? Really? that’s interesting…hey how about you try to back your facts up before you spew your mindless drivel…oh, and yeah you don’t want Sanders…no way he could’ve done anything in your sorry ass receiving corps…riiight…you’ll see this year when he torches your joke of a secondary

          • brosif29

            Oh and Sanders? Keep him, I didn’t want him.

        • Scott

          Von Miller! Now there’s a waste of space! 43-8
          43-8
          43-8

  • Scott

    Blitz, Omaha, Blitz, Omaha, Blitz and Omaha. I wonder what BS “audible” the goof will use this year? Knock down the receivers and put pressure on this guy, he will fold like a cheap suit. 43-8

  • Jacob Barefoot

    Denver has shown how bad they can be on the biggest stage in football, look to see them snuffed out again and again, especially with the strides their main enemy (and main challenge) has made this offseason… New englands coming for the super bowl everyone, dont forget that when you come to foxboro and get beat again. We were almost there last year had it not been for injuries. Full strength pats + new secondary + healthy gronk…… Uh oh denver :/

    • Kevin McNamara

      Wait a minute…What happened the last time ne was on the biggest stage in football…didn’t they lose. Even though they perennially play the weakest schedule in the league they still can’t get home field to beat Denver. Hey wait a minute, wasn’t the afc championship game the last biggest stage in football? how did ne do there? Hey wait a minute, a healthy gronk…wasn’t he injured the year before as well…what makes you think he will go through a season fully healthy. Well you guys still have aaron hernandaz…oh wait….nope he’s a murdering felon…yes you have a new secondary…what about your joke of a receiving corps??? How did your team improve there…Denver beat you in the AFC Chamionship without Ryan Clady, Von Miller, Kevin Vickerson, Derek Wolfe, Chris Harris, Rahim Moore and they still smoked you on the biggest stage in football…What will ne do when they play Denver with all those players healthy? Plus they added Demarcus Ware, TJ Ward, stole Aquib Talib, then on offense they added Emmanuel Sanders, and Cody Latimer. Pick your poison. It will be Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Emmanuel Sanders, Cody Latimer, Julius Thomas, a stable of RB’s and the best QB in the game Peyton Manning so adeptly orchestrating that offense…that sounds to me like the league is in trouble!

      • Jacob Barefoot

        Haha how will we do do it? Not even i can say. We are new england. We pull through in any situation. Payton manning had his fame last year given to him. Anybody can make the sb with an allstar offence like that. The fact we made it to the afc champ game with a trampled defense and receiving corps full of midgets, rookies and misfits, is an embarrassment to every single opponent we beat last year. Including denver. The injuries to your D are irrelevant considering it was never all that good. Had brady been surrounded by the weapons payton had, shit we’d have taken your spot in the superbowl. What you’ve done is just name dropped all of your talented players. I dont need to do that. New england will beat you not, a bunch of glamorous individuals. Tell me how you defense was able to blow a 24 to nill lead at half time to us back in week 12? The champ game was hard faught game. We slugged it out against you, but you had home field advantage. If denver was soo good and we were soo bad or a ‘joke’ how did we even make that game? And why didnt you guys slaughter us like seattle did to you? Your team would have no idea on how to play as a team. How to dig deep and prove people wrong. Win games you shouldnt. Make comebacks. Beleive in the guys you got next to you, regardless of whether the whole country knows they’re name. Belief that even the most unknown rookie can take the field and play their hearts out. Especially on offense. Dude we demand respect. Not this petty shit your giving me. I respect the broncs, just believe my team will beet them and beat em good, this year.

      • Jacob Barefoot

        You know what i actually want. I want a denver fan to have the balls to stand up and say you know what, we played like shit in the superbowl. We choked. Our apparently ‘awesome’ offense, choked. Our receivers looked like first years and we simply couldnt compete. Beacuse i happily can. We played like shit in the champ game. We got man handled and out played. But at least we faught and put up points a whole 16 points, and held you to 26. You put up, what, 8 points? And let 43 go? Shit man come back to reality. I’d rather have a bunch of unproven players that can step up than a bunch of super stars that cant perform and, choke. Admit it.

    • Scott

      Gronk 43- Donkeys 8

      • Jacob Barefoot

        Haha love it.

  • Rob Ross

    Just one thought. Why is it that almost every time someone writes about how the Chiefs pass rush and defense as a whole floundered in the last half of last season, especially against Denver and San Diego. They fail to mention the obvious key injuries on said defense!

    • Kevin McNamara

      It’s probably because the first time they played and Denver made them look foolish, they were fully healthy…and Denver was not…Denver will be fully healthy and they improved over last year’s team.

  • brosif29

    Dee Ford was practically custom made to get to Peyton, we shall see if he is as quick this year. Seattle showed us that he throws to a spot not a receiver, time to get physical and make him adjust to our d.