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Monday, February 03, 2014

The Super Bowl

It was the most frustrating game I think I have ever seen.  From the opening play to the turn-overs, the 3 and outs, the fumbles, not one minute was enjoyable.  What a miserable, miserable performance.

Hate to say it, but the Seahawks exposed the Broncos.  They revealed that our special teams sucks.  Trindon Holiday is liable to cough up any ball he touches and they can't even stop a run-back.

The defense had no answers.  Seattle ran an end-around to Percy Harvin twice.  WTF?  The first one was a shot in the dark.  I'm sure Pete Carroll was pinching himself on the sidelines.  "I didn't think that would actually work!"  Then he looks at the photo print-outs, sees no adjustment, sees the same obvious hole, and says, "Let's run it again."

Why not, man?  Ain't nobody going to stop you.

And, you know, I have tremendous respect for Peyton Manning.  I'm immensely proud of the records he got this year, grateful that he's taking snaps for the Broncos.  He has a reputation as a steady game manager that is hard to rattle.  But give him enough crowd noise and he can't get out the Omahas, and give him a high snap on the opening play and he can't get back into a rhythm.

The worst part is not even the loss.  It's the score:  43-8.  Reminds me of '88 against the Redskins, '90 against the 9ers.  One team showing up, and the Broncos...not.

Every team has baggage that tarnishes their legacy.  This tendency to choke in the Super Bowl, that's the Broncos' baggage. 

1 comment:

KickinAssTakingNames said...

So sorry, James. I'm sure that was painful for you to watch. Once the Seahawks ran it back on the first play of the second half, I started to wonder if it could all be rigged? Not because the Seahawks aren't that good, but because the Broncos and Peyton aren't THAT bad. They looked like a bunch of amateurs out there. Even simple running plays they'd have a clearing, yet turn and run right into the Hawks defense. It was strange. Even before the game started, when those military helicopters flew over the cameras showed Peyton and he had a weird look on his face. Did you see that? Hard to describe the look, but it was "off". He couldn't have been surprised by that - it was all over the internets that it would take place. Not sure where I'm going with that, but point being that was just prior to the game and he already looked shaken. Anyway, sorry it sucked for you and your fine city.