Since the Broncos GameDay Live Report was cut short due to a tight deadline…
The result, you can live with. The injuries, that could take a toll.
A few nuggets from the Broncos locker room, which, I assume, looked a lot like a Nuggets locker room (in the late ’90s):
—I asked Rahim Moore if this blowout is something the Broncos should be concerned about or chalked up to the preseason.
He called tonight’s game “embarrassing” and “pathetic” and an event the Broncos should remember, not forget.
Perhaps a touch of hyperbole, but the safety got his point across. More from Moore in the coming days.
—Derek Wolfe is OK, in the sense that the play, and the ambulance, made you worry for the worst.
The second-year pro, who is only 23, is flying back to Colorado on the team flight after tests came back negative. A big sigh of relief came from two players after they heard that news. In the locker room, several players were asking about Wolfe’s status. He’s one of the more well-liked individuals on the roster, in part to his hard-working approach.
“He’s like a little brother to me,” Wesley Woodyard said.
—Eric Decker, with something for the Seahawks’ 12th Man to hang on its collective fridge: “This has been the toughest place I’ve played in the NFL.”
We’ll assume the 12th Man’s fridge is filled with Red Hook ESB from the brewery in nearby Woodinville. Worth a stop, next time you’re in town.
—Worst scene of the night (after Wolfe and the ambulance): Champ Bailey leaving the locker room on crutches and with a walking boot on his left foot. He’s still the man, no matter what you haterz say, and any sort of absence would be compounded due to the absence of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Regardless, Champ didn’t look like usual, happy Champ.
—And the requisite Peyton Manning comment. The quarterback had a fine night, remember. Manning is always about the day-to-day, practice-to-practice process, and his message was no different tonight.
“I think certainly our team needs to improve. Our team needs to get better,” Manning said. “We have a long way to go. I don’t know who made those predictions or what weight those carry, but we have a lot of things that we need to fix and correct. They are things that are correctable, but we have to do it.”
Think that’s about it for tonight from CenturyLink Field. Check back tomorrow for a column on the state of the Broncos defense. Time for a Red Hook.
-If you missed the game, check our Broncos GameDay Live Report.