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Horse Tracks: Broncos Payton and quiet confidence

It not what you say, but rather what you do.

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Last year at around this time, Broncos Country celebrated the bombastic halftime show recent hire Nathaniel Hackett put on during a Denver Nuggets game wherein he stated that the Broncos were going to “score a lot of points” in 2022.

The Denver Broncos did not score a lot of points in 2022.

With Hackett and his lack of an offensive plan no longer in the building, all eyes are on Sean Payton as he quietly assembles his coaching staff. Sure, there was a little banter at the Super Bowl between him and Rob Gronkowski about a possible return, but that was more for entertainment value than anything else.

There is a confidence around this new coaching staff that’s refreshing to see. The Broncos finally have an “adult” in the building who knows what they are doing. There is going to be a clear plan for these Broncos. Heck, there might even be some sort of accountability in the building for the first time in a long time. Imagine a world where there are consequences for making the same stupid mistakes over and over?

While I don’t believe there is a Super Bowl in the offing this season, I expect good things-foundational things-to happen this season. The seeds of things that the Broncos can build will be planted this season and I will be there with my pants rolled up and watering can in hand to watch it.


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