A win is supposed to feel better than this, but as near perfect the first half was, the second half while not an exact opposite, I certainly wasn’t happy with it. To sum it up, the Broncos made more plays in the 2nd half than Peyton Manning’s former team made in the first half which was the difference in the game.
A win is a win, and some like to stick their head in the sand and say all is well following a win, and as just a “FAN”, I should be able to do the same, but it’s not quite that simple.
A win is like a healthy baby, it might be ugly, but like a set of parents a coach will take it.
With that said, there is plenty of positive and negative to take away from this game.
When it comes to pregame shows, I’ll go with NFL Network with ESPN being a 2nd choice(even if I have to listen to Berman) if NFLN is not available on any given week.
CBS is just too boring even with their “new additions”, and Terry Bradshaw is a dumb ass so that ruins Fox.
NFLN led by Michael Irvin & Warren Sapp just seem more unfiltered, say what they feel more than most others. Rich Eisen is also the better of the hosts as well.
Now when NFLN adds Deion Sanders to their coverage, my fingers somehow find the remote.
Gotta love when your local CBS puts on Cleveland @ Pittsburgh, when I’d much rather watch Miami @ New England. At least Fox has New Orleans @ Atlanta. I’ll find a Patriots feed online.
4pm I’ll be watching the local Carolina Panthers start the season with Tampa Bay. The Panthers have a helluva defense but outside of Greg Olsen, Cam Newton doesn’t have much to throw at. Maybe the rookie WR will step up. I believe it’s going to be a long season in Carolina.
Better Quarterback, Better Owner, Papa John’s.
Noting Eighteen: Former team?
As it is well documented Peyton Manning goes up against the team he formerly played for tonight, but after taking a quick look at their depth chart, the only former teammate on the field is Mike Adams, a former Bronco.
Even on the offensive side of the ball the only former teammate is Reggie Wayne.
Then you have kicker, Adam Vinatieri and punter and ammature canal swimmer, Pat Mcafee, are the only other two former teammates Manning will be on the field with since Robert Mathis is on the suspended list.
It’s his former team, but not that many familiar faces are left.
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before(likely last year during opening week/weekend), but I wish there were 2 Monday night games each Monday. Start one at 6, and the other at 9.