Sep 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws the ball during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
It’s Thursday already, which means we’re getting close to the start of the Broncos vs. Chiefs matchup version 1.0. I’m getting so sick of all the disrespect surrounding Peyton Manning and the Broncos from national sports news outlets, so I decided I’m going to let you all know why the Broncos are going to take down the Chiefs tonight.
Let’s not beat around the bush.
1. Peyton Manning with a chip on his shoulder
The Broncos are working through a ton of change offensively, and working new players into the lineup and trying to make it all mesh together in one fell swoop. That just doesn’t happen, but after week one against the Ravens, there are going to be adjustments made and I think Peyton Manning is going to play a critical role in a Broncos win against Kansas City, as if there were any doubt about it.
I wrote a little rant on Jemele Hill spewing straight garbage about Manning on her crappy ESPN show with Michael Smith, and I think it’s time for people to have their mouths stuffed with a hefty helping of crow.
Manning is 39 years old…WE GET IT.
He’s not a physical marvel, but that doesn’t mean he sucks. His physical decline was apparent in 2012 when he first signed with the team. Now he’s adjusting to his 2nd new offense in less than a year. Keep in mind, when the Broncos changed up their strategy last year, it put Manning in a much different position, put him under center a lot more, and it’s not something he’s used to.
I think Manning has a big game against KC and shuts a lot of people up.