Hi, I did not want to write this edition of "Unfinished Business". But I feel that this needs said after witnessing the second worst beating in Super Bowl History at the hands of the Seahawks. I will admit that I was very leery of this game leading up to it. I even posted a fanshot about what our worst Super Bowl fears would be. Sadly, my gut was right. I don't like being right on something like this.
We all know what happened Sunday night and you don't need me to hash it out much more. I have never been so disgusted and ashamed at the product that won the AFC. This game looked like Elway's early days when he carried teams and willed them in only to get destroyed. Us older fans remember this, but some of our younger fans have only seen it once a year in the SB highlights. With the offense that came into this game, I expected at least a decent game; not a showcase of derps, bumbles and stupidity. I know that the refs were no help, but you have to at least give them a chance at drawing flags by being more aggressive to the ball. That's how they play and that's how it goes.
I did see many fans say that they were "enjoying the ride" to New Jersey. I wonder if you still feel the same way now? For me, I wanted to enjoy the season after the Broncos won, but since the beating, the season to me seems lost and wasted. We are just like the Patriots of 2007 offensively, but substantially worse with the way Denver lost. I do give props to the Seahawks. They came in, played their game and hit people in the mouth. For a team that had no experience in the Super Bowl, they looked like they had been there before.
As far as next year goes, I don't see another trip without some major healing and upgrading in all phases. We don't know if Peyton Manning will come back again or not. A game like this can snuff out that fire to compete. I do hope that is not the case, but if it is, this franchise needs to get some stronger talent everywhere. Considering all of the devastating injuries, the Broncos coming to the Super Bowl was still quite a feat. This loss will burn in this fanbase for many many years. I am most saddened for Champ Bailey. He just didn't have it at all tonight. Getting burned by a team that is not built on the pass is a sign that it's time to hang it up as a CB. Will he retire? Will he move to safety? We will find out in a couple of months. John Elway has a lot of work to do if the team is expected to contend for the AFC again next year.
Well, that's all I can say about this game. We will be dealing with trolls all off-season. Just remember, Denver has to go to Seattle next season so circle your calendars in April. We have some bird hunting to do.