Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 6/21/12
For the first time in a decade, Peyton Manning won’t lead his team into the playoffs. Here are four good reasons why the Broncos will miss the NFL's "second season" in 2012. Timing with receiving corps  Learning a new offense The defense will hit a slump Brutal schedule  Timing: We all know you can build a Dream Team on paper.  However, getting the actual players to play like a dream isn't easy (just ask Mike Vick and the Eagles). The Broncos receivers have never had a QB like Peyton Manning, and now Manning will be demanding more from them then ever before. The receivers will need to run crisp routes with no room for error. When you have a pass heavy offense the routes has to be perfect. If you’re having a hard time believing this, look at the Colts from 2010, they went 10-6 with Manning adjusting to all new receiving corps.  Learning a new offense: Manning won't be the problem here.  He'll be writing the playbook.  But the rest of the team will need to learn how to play in th...
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