Examining Denver Broncos’ Offseason and Key Preseason Positional Battles

June 11, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After a disappointing 2-3 start to the 2012 season, the Denver Broncos found their rhythm and completed the regular-season slate on an 11-0 tear, staring down a first-round bye and a divisional round playoff pairing with the Baltimore Ravens.
What followed would be a heartbreaking reminder that in the NFL, nothing is guaranteed.
As well as the Broncos played to finish the regular season, it would be a late defensive collapse and some uncharacteristically poor decision-making on the part of Peyton Manning that would end Denver’s playoff run prematurely, dropping a 38-35 double-overtime decision to the eventual Super Bowl champions.
But for as devastating as the end result was for the Broncos, the loss was no reason to signal major changes in Denver. If not for one misplayed deep ball to Jacoby Jones in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter, the Broncos could very well have found themselves facing the San Francisco 49ers for the Lombardi Trophy.   <...

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