Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/7/12
The Tim Tebow-led Broncos were one of the special stories of last season's NFL playoffs, an underdog tale where fire and pluck led a team far beyond expectations to a miracle win. That special story met a crushing end at Gillette Stadium, where Tom Brady and the Patriots smeared the Broncos 45-10 on their way to the Super Bowl. Any misconceptions Denver had about the team's ability to get it done with its current players were quickly remedied in the offseason, with the Broncos ditching Tebow, scooping up Peyton Manning and doing some seriously retooling across the board. Now, Denver...
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