Originally posted on The Sports Headquarters  |  Last updated 8/12/12

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

By Eric Judd

 

Broncos 31 – Bears 3

 

The Good

 

Yeah, I got this.

Broncos Oline. It was hard not to like what the Broncos did in this game. Peyton looked good. His arm strength might not be 100%, but his control of the offense was obvious and it is clear the broncos have the inside track in the AFC West. The best part of this early pre-season contest was the Denver offensive line. Running lanes were large. Pockets we solid and Manning, especially, had all night to survey the field. If Clady and CO. can keep Manning as upright as they did tonight, all the while giving McGahee daylight he needs, Denver should be a team to be feared in the AFC.

 

The Bad

 

Practice? Practice?!

Bears “1st” team. No Peppers, No Urlacher, No Cutler, No Forte. I realize the games that actually matter are a month away. But Lovie, your team isn’t ready. You have new pieces and they need work. Signing Brandon Marshall doesn’t immediately vault you into the same conversation as the Green Bay Packers. Hell, even the Detroit Lions have a leg (and a Megatron) up on you. The starters need work. Everyone needs work. If you think your team doesn’t need the reps, you are fooling yourself. If you think your team would benefit from the rest, they are too old, or too fragile to succeed in the Black-and-Blue NFC North. No one, in Chicago, or elsewhere, really wants to see the Jason Campbell-to-Dane Sanzenbacher connection.

 

The Ugly

 

“Is that Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride?”

Visors. Really. Peyton Manning. Get yourself a hat. If you really want to wear a visor, take off your pads, take off your cleats, put on some comfortable sandles, put your Disney dollars in your fanny pack and zinc up your nose. The NFL is no place for visors. Please, NFL, please NFLShop.com, get rid of the visors. No self-respecting NFL fan (or player), should wear a visor. This includes you, Kevin Kolb.

 

 

“So, real quarterbacks wear…Helmets…?”


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