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Denver Broncos should sit their starters against Seattle

"Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance" -Sun Tzu

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

All offseason the birds from the Northwest have been chirping. One says the 49ers were the 2nd best team in the NFL and the NFC Championship game was the real super bowl. One says they knew what plays the Broncos were running and deciphered Manning's hand signals. Another says they the Broncos were scared and not prepared for physical football.

They're right. They Broncos had no business in the Super Bowl.

Our Super Bowl was beating New England in the AFC Championship Game. It was a forgone conclusion that once we reached the biggest stage Peyton Manning would choke and our patch-work roster would fold under the pressure.

Richard Sherman is a smart man, he graduated from Stanford. So when he says they were able to decipher our plays and audibles, it must be true. A master such as himself would have figured those out during the bye week.

When it comes to the Legion of Boom and their physical brand of football, I believe they were like sharks circling some chum. I could smell the fear of the Broncos from the opening coin flip.

No team in the history of the NFL was prepared like Seattle to take on our Broncos. There is no greater defense than what the Broncos faced February 2nd. It was child's play. This is why the Broncos should sit their starters on Thursday. Why risk giving a superior opponent more of an edge?

The Broncos gain absolutely nothing by playing their starters for 10-12 plays. Being so overmatched, they risk injury and loss of confidence heading into the regular season.

Seattle is loud and proud atop the NFL.

Let them remain there until week 3.