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Peyton: Elway ripped us after preseason loss to Seahawks

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When a team struggles in the preseason, it’s usually the head coach who gathers the team together to tell them they need to get better. After the Broncos lost in this preseason to the Seahawks, Broncos front office boss John Elway was the one who stepped in.

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said that when they lost 40-10 to the Seahawks in August, a furious Elway read the team the riot act.

“John pretty much laid it on us after that game — that was a butt kicking,” Manning said. “He talked about what he thought our potential could be and didn’t want to see that wasted. I think guys got the message.”

Manning himself played well in that game against Seattle, completing 11 of 16 passes for 163 yards, with a touchdown and no interceptions in a quarter and a half of work. But the Broncos played badly on defense and special teams, and after Manning left the game the backups struggled on offense as well. Manning said he sensed that Elway was unhappy not only with the players, but with the coaches for not getting the team better prepared.

“He might have been giving a message to coaches as well as the players and everybody in the room got the message,” Manning said. “It was the first time he had addressed the team and when he had something to say it was important.”

The preseason may not matter, but that game mattered to Elway. And it lit a fire under the Broncos.

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58 Responses to “Peyton: Elway ripped us after preseason loss to Seahawks”
  1. seatownballers says: Jan 29, 2014 9:16 AM

    He will be ripping you guys again come Sunday night

  2. scoops1 says: Jan 29, 2014 9:18 AM

    …And he will rip you again when you lose to em in the SB

  3. hawkstradamus says: Jan 29, 2014 9:21 AM

    34-23 Seahawks

  4. ianwetpantscom says: Jan 29, 2014 9:25 AM

    If I was Peyton or any other Bronco player I would’ve called my union rep. filled a complaint, who does Elway think he is?

    #justsay’n

  5. nypatriots says: Jan 29, 2014 9:31 AM

    I have no dog in the race but I understand why the Broncs are the favorites: Manning’s experience & poise and the numerous offensive weapons to choose from.

    Still, it is only 1 game and on any given Sunday, any team can……

  6. realnflmaster says: Jan 29, 2014 9:34 AM

    48 Broncos
    10 Seadderals

  7. beastmode5150 says: Jan 29, 2014 9:34 AM

    I bet all the broncos players will totally think about that during the game.

  8. animalkindness says: Jan 29, 2014 9:35 AM

    It is absolutely amazing to me how all of you guys can predict the outcome of a game. You all must be extremely wealthy and wise to have such knowledge.

  9. tennesseeoilers says: Jan 29, 2014 9:39 AM

    I like both of these teams quite a lot–especially Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning. But I can’t help but notice how Seahawks fans are coming off much more arrogant and obnoxious than Broncos fans in the lead-up.

    -Titans Fan

  10. ilovecostcobut says: Jan 29, 2014 9:39 AM

    Who does this guy Elway think he is? Can’t just do that…

  11. braceyourselffor12 says: Jan 29, 2014 9:40 AM

    Only a D bag like Pete Carroll would run up the score during a preseason game.

  12. all4patriots says: Jan 29, 2014 9:40 AM

    The Broncos haven’t won anything since they were caught cheating in the 90s, when they were secretly paying tens of millions of dollars to players under the table (salary cap gate).

    If Goodell were in charge back then, instead of Paul Tagliabue, the owners like Al Davis who were furious and wanted the Broncos stripped of their two Super Bowl rings and wanted ownership of the Broncos to be taken away would have gotten their wishes.

    It’s a shame that Denver and San Francisco pulled this off, winning multiple titles by cheating, fielding rosters that they could not have had legally under the salary cap rules. It is even more of a shame that their shenanigans have been largely forgotten.

  13. dcpatfan says: Jan 29, 2014 9:45 AM

    peyton has a well documented history of self righteousness and throwing teammates under bus. It’s unfortunate because throughout his entire career he’s been blessed with some of the greatest weapons in NFL history. All anyone has to say to quiet his ramblings is “what about those 8 one and dones?”

  14. osiris33 says: Jan 29, 2014 9:45 AM

    realnflmaster says:

    48 Broncos
    10 Seadderals

    ——————————-

    Yeah, Seattle hasn’t lost by more than 7 in their last 42 games, but the soft, fluffy Broncos with their wobbly armed QB are gonna win by 38. Riiiiighhhtttttt….

    Like you said, preseason doesnt matter, but This is the 7th time since 1994 that 2 teams that met in preseason face each other in the Super Bowl. The team that won in preseason is 5-1 in those games. The Seahawks won 40-10.

    But it doesn’t matter… Right?

  15. tbmoore13 says: Jan 29, 2014 9:46 AM

    Can he talk to the Browns, Cavs, and Indians for me?

  16. clownsfan says: Jan 29, 2014 9:50 AM

    Well said tbmoore…..well said indeed!

  17. jr325 says: Jan 29, 2014 9:56 AM

    hawkstradamus says:
    Jan 29, 2014 9:21 AM

    34-23 Seahawks

    ——————————————–

    The Defensive players are going to have to share their shipment of adderall for the seahawks to score 34 points.

  18. dbfan4ever says: Jan 29, 2014 10:00 AM

    The Broncos haven’t won anything since they were caught cheating in the 90s, when they were secretly paying tens of millions of dollars to players under the table (salary cap gate).

    If Goodell were in charge back then, instead of Paul Tagliabue, the owners like Al Davis who were furious and wanted the Broncos stripped of their two Super Bowl rings and wanted ownership of the Broncos to be taken away would have gotten their wishes.

    It’s a shame that Denver and San Francisco pulled this off, winning multiple titles by cheating, fielding rosters that they could not have had legally under the salary cap rules. It is even more of a shame that their shenanigans have been largely forgotten.————————————————————–

    This coming from a Pats fan! Glass houses and all that!

  19. unclebluck says: Jan 29, 2014 10:01 AM

    osiris33 says:
    Jan 29, 2014 9:45 AM

    But it doesn’t matter… Right?

    Correct…it does not matter…it was preseason….

  20. jjackwagon says: Jan 29, 2014 10:01 AM

    I guess when you are signed by the Broncos you are forced to take language classes so you can understand “EeeeeeAwwww, EEEEAwwwwww, EeeeAWWWWWW”.

  21. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 29, 2014 10:05 AM

    As long as Seattle doesn’t give up another 75-yd TD run in the SB, they will win.

  22. ranger764 says: Jan 29, 2014 10:06 AM

    Yeah NFLMaster, we will see how soft and fluffy the Broncos are come Sunday.

  23. ma5terbla5t3r says: Jan 29, 2014 10:08 AM

    I’ve no dog in this here hunt, but I’m rooting against the Seahawks for the same reason I root against the Pats: the Seahawks and Patriots fan based quadrupled after 2006 and 2001, respectively, as no one cared about them when they were not winning.

    And as far as their respective fan behavior goes? They should be the lead argument from every SEC fans who gets labeled a loud mouthed, classless, hillbilly.

  24. thefiesty1 says: Jan 29, 2014 10:12 AM

    So it’s ok for Sherman to mouth off but not ok for Elway to motivate the Broncos.

  25. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Jan 29, 2014 10:15 AM

    jjackwagon,
    How do you write the sound of choking that they teach in KC’s training camp? Just curious.

  26. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 29, 2014 10:16 AM

    all4patriots says:
    Jan 29, 2014 9:40 AM

    The Broncos haven’t won anything since they were caught cheating in the 90s
    ______________________________

    Pot…. Meet Kettle.

  27. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Jan 29, 2014 10:17 AM

    thefiesty1 says: Jan 29, 2014 10:12 AM

    So it’s ok for Sherman to mouth off but not ok for Elway to motivate the Broncos.
    —————————————
    Because Elway didn’t wait for the camera to be on him. Are you seriously THAT ignorant? How did the Seahawk fan base become so incredibly ignorant and obnoxious so quickly??

  28. trollhammer20 says: Jan 29, 2014 10:20 AM

    Jermaine Kearse had a kickoff return for a TD in that game.

    The Broncos kickoff coverage led the league in touchbacks, but, when kickers did return the ball, which was quite common outside the altitude of Mile High, they were dead last in the league, allowing 29.3 yards per return this season.

    At least the Broncos won’t have to worry, since Kearse won’t be returning kickoffs on Sunday. Oh, wait….

  29. realitycheckbaby says: Jan 29, 2014 10:24 AM

    I laugh every time a supposed neutral fan goes on to tell us they’re experts on either team or their respective fans.

    If you’re neutral it means your team is OUT.

    You’re not an expert on anything related to THE SUPERBOWL.

  30. animalkindness says: Jan 29, 2014 10:27 AM

    dcpatfan says: Jan 29, 2014 9:45 AM

    peyton has a well documented history of self righteousness and throwing teammates under bus. It’s unfortunate because throughout his entire career he’s been blessed with some of the greatest weapons in NFL history. All anyone has to say to quiet his ramblings is “what about those 8 one and dones?”

    I think you had better check you facts bud. One and only one time he referred to a “liquored up kicker”.
    That was it.

  31. listenup823 says: Jan 29, 2014 10:29 AM

    Broncos 31, Me-Hawks 17…

  32. coltsfan2004 says: Jan 29, 2014 10:33 AM

    dcpatfan says:
    Jan 29, 2014 9:45 AM
    peyton has a well documented history of self righteousness and throwing teammates under bus. It’s unfortunate because throughout his entire career he’s been blessed with some of the greatest weapons in NFL history. All anyone has to say to quiet his ramblings is “what about those 8 one and dones?”

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I think they report such BS only in the biased NE newpapers and TV shows. Peyton is the only guy who gives credit to his coaches and teammates first.
    Much better than your whiny QB whose wife throws teammates under the bus ” my hubby cant throw and catch the ball at the same time blah blah blah ” Brady was blessed with a good defense and a cheater coach that is why he has the 3 SB rings , did they win any after getting caught?

  33. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Jan 29, 2014 10:33 AM

    thefiesty1 says: Jan 29, 2014 10:12 AM

    So it’s ok for Sherman to mouth off but not ok for Elway to motivate the Broncos.
    —————————————
    ^My bad on other comment. Read your comment incorrectly.

  34. coltsfan2004 says: Jan 29, 2014 10:40 AM

    dcpatfan says:
    Jan 29, 2014 9:45 AM
    peyton has a well documented history of self righteousness and throwing teammates under bus. It’s unfortunate because throughout his entire career he’s been blessed with some of the greatest weapons in NFL history. All anyone has to say to quiet his ramblings is “what about those 8 one and dones?”

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I think they report such BS only in the biased NE newpapers and TV shows. Peyton is the only guy who gives credit to his coaches and teammates first.
    Much better than your whiny QB whose wife throws teammates under the bus ” my hubby cant throw and catch the ball at the same time blah blah blah ” Brady was blessed with a good defense and a cheater coach that is why he has the 3 SB rings , did they win any after getting caught?

  35. all4patriots says: Jan 29, 2014 10:40 AM

    This coming from a Pats fan! Glass houses and all that!

    Every Patriots-related news item brings out countless posters yelling spygate! spygate!

    What the Broncos did in the 90s was 100X worse, but the “hanging judge” Goodell wasn’t there yet, the media yawned, and thus everyone ignores what they did.

    that just seems unfair

    unless of course people want to stop harping about the spygate nonsense

  36. moagecu says: Jan 29, 2014 10:42 AM

    realitycheckbaby says:Jan 29, 2014 10:24 AM

    I laugh every time a supposed neutral fan goes on to tell us they’re experts on either team or their respective fans.

    If you’re neutral it means your team is OUT.

    You’re not an expert on anything related to THE SUPERBOWL.

    ___

    “I dont know anything about football other than my team, so no one else is allowed to either”

    Incase you forget NFL games are televised nationally. Not just in each teams home town.

  37. sandersmarcus10 says: Jan 29, 2014 10:43 AM

    It was a preseason game so why is this a topic of concern? The media will report anything and you clowns go all crazy over it. SMH

  38. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 29, 2014 10:47 AM

    animalkindness, that’s incorrect, go look. After that same “liquored kicker” game, he completely threw his O-line under the bus. Granted, they were awful, but he laid it all on them.

  39. realitycheckbaby says: Jan 29, 2014 10:55 AM

    Incase you forget NFL games are televised nationally. Not just in each teams home town
    =============

    And no doubt you watched every Seattle and Denver game as well as followed what the team did in the community, etch.

    You’re amazing.

  40. karlmarxism says: Jan 29, 2014 10:56 AM

    Two things:

    #1. Elway is all about success, I know I went to school with him at Stanford. There are many who will never understand the concept of success based on many of the asinine comments on this board.

    #2. Did you catch that tidbit with Peyton’s stats in just a quarter and a half of football. I would guess Peyton is feeling pretty confident right now. Peyton’s stats from that game is the only thing we can carry forward from that game to the SB!

  41. broncosnative says: Jan 29, 2014 11:00 AM

    I just love how people still living in the past, really allforpatriots? So should the pats be stripped of all their 3 rings for their spygate? Let the past be the past, stop hating because your team was beat bad by the broncos. Every team that got caught cheating of any kind were diciplined by the league, case closed. Why should players of this day and age be forever punished for what personnel did years ago? Get a life and stay out the past

  42. billytodd2013blbaad says: Jan 29, 2014 11:03 AM

    no stake in either of these teams being a Steeler fan however I always go with the better Defense and with this game being outdoors in the cold this game goes to Seattle. Seattle doesn’t have to worry about Peyton taking off on a designed run which was the only running game San Fran had against them the other week and that secondary is just good. It will be a good game and a very close game but I call it 23-21 Seattle.

  43. realitycheckbaby says: Jan 29, 2014 11:17 AM

    ——————————————–

    The Defensive players are going to have to share their shipment of adderall for the seahawks to score 34 points
    —————————————-

    First, since the Broncos were ONE suspension behind the Hawks and we know at least 2 of the Hawks’ suspensions were for pot, maybe Denver can share. They appear to have more.

    And second, Seattle’s D will score at least once.

  44. natepalmer1 says: Jan 29, 2014 11:30 AM

    Not only last year, but they got butt kicked by the Seahawks at Mile High the year before in the preseason 30-10….Seahawks will win this game…

  45. that's the best linebacker i've seen since Joe Montana says: Jan 29, 2014 11:55 AM

    We’re talking about practice?

  46. wolfmanpatriot says: Jan 29, 2014 12:13 PM

    reseason 30-10….Seahawks will win this game…
    —————————————
    Hmmm, another ignorant tool in the PNW. Did you know that the Detroit Lions went 4-0 in the 2008 preseason? Go look at their stellar regular season record that year. For all of the “new to NFL football” Seahawk fans: PRESEASON SCORES ARE IRRELEVANT. Get a f#$ing clue already.
    ——————
    Horseface Elway doesn’t think so.

  47. all4patriots says: Jan 29, 2014 12:25 PM

    broncosnative says:

    Get a life and stay out the past

    I agree 100%.

    When everyone on here quits harping about spygate every time there is the slightest blurb about the Patriots, then we can close the door on the ancient history.

    But if the Patriots keep taking shots all day every day for a minor violation of the NFL field operations guide regarding camera placement, then teams who did a lot worse (like fielding an illegal roster) should be pointed out as well.

    Fair?

  48. pemory says: Jan 29, 2014 12:26 PM

    Those of you predicting a blowout (for either team) are likely wasting your time. Check the scores of these teams games–they don’t get destroyed. Their losses are always about a TD or less. So, unless one team turns it over a lot, this should be a very competetive, closely-contested match-up. Sit back & enjoy….

  49. ltpm3 says: Jan 29, 2014 12:28 PM

    ma5terbla5t3r says:
    Jan 29, 2014 10:08 AM

    I’ve no dog in this here hunt, but I’m rooting against the Seahawks for the same reason I root against the Pats: the Seahawks and Patriots fan based quadrupled after 2006 and 2001, respectively, as no one cared about them when they were not winning.

    And as far as their respective fan behavior goes? They should be the lead argument from every SEC fans who gets labeled a loud mouthed, classless, hillbilly

    Your going to root against a team because some fans jumped on the bandwagon after they started winning? Don’t you think that happened with the Broncos? Same thing …. I work with a guy who has always been a die hard Redskin fan and in the last month has become a die hard Broncos fan because they were winning. Same thing, but you cant blame the team because of that. I am sorry but if this is your reasoning for not liking a team..it just doesn’t make a lot of sense.

  50. orcahawk says: Jan 29, 2014 12:31 PM

    Mmmm, – the Hate is strong here. I take that as a very good sign.

    The Hawks didn’t get to the SB on their handsome looks. The team is solid, loaded with talent, is coached well and has the intangibles going their way. It would be foolish to underestimate them.

    Hawks fans have had a love affair with their team since the 70′s. Its unconditional love – heck we retired the #12 jersey for the fans back in the 80′s (before that Texas school trademarked it – jerks) when the team had no success. We didn’t care we still loved them, and screamed our heads off. If they happen to lose this Sunday nothing changes…

    Anyway here’s hoping for a good game with no bad calls, no impacting injuries and lots of tough football. Go Hawks !

  51. jr325 says: Jan 29, 2014 12:33 PM

    First, since the Broncos were ONE suspension behind the Hawks and we know at least 2 of the Hawks’ suspensions were for pot, maybe Denver can share. They appear to have more.

    And second, Seattle’s D will score at least once.

    ———————————————-

    Great, if Seattle’s D scores once they might get to 14 points.

  52. coolherc says: Jan 29, 2014 12:39 PM

    braceyourselffor12 says:
    Jan 29, 2014 9:40 AM
    “Only a D bag like Pete Carroll would run up the score during a preseason game”.

    August 22nd 2013: Detroit 40 – New England 9
    August 28th 2013: San Francisco 41 – San Diego 6.

    Thanks for playing.

  53. libradad53 says: Jan 29, 2014 1:13 PM

    So, what will happen Sunday evening after they lose to Seattle again? Will he make them all commit simbuku? Will the General himself fall on his sword?

  54. eglsfan says: Jan 29, 2014 1:14 PM

    Seahawks fans get your SB 40 excuses ready when you get housed by Denver…..

  55. ghost26 says: Jan 29, 2014 1:28 PM

    John Elway is clearly the man & I’m not even a Broncos fan.

    I think Elway should be on the side lines to fire up Peyton if he starts out slow or struggles which I believe he will. He’s the only person in Denver’s organization who has ANY semblance of an idea of what Peyton will be going through on Sunday. Elway was one tough son of b#tch when he played & this was before the cissy rules for QB’s.

    If this game were being played in a dome or outdoors in the sun where the SB should be played I’d take Manning & the Broncos BUT outside in the cold with the wind??? I don’t see how they can rattle Seattle’s defense. I live in NYC & come game time (mid 20′s to 30 w/ the windy conditions in Met Life Stadium) this weather definitely favors the run game & Seattle clearly has the advantage. Lynch is the most important player in this game b/c if the Broncos can’t contain him (& the Niners couldn’t) it’s over.

    I’d love to see Peyton win another SB so his critics would finally shut up already BUT Goodell & the NFL inadvertently wound up screwing one of the best QB’s to ever play w/ this year’s location.

  56. bobzilla1001 says: Jan 29, 2014 1:32 PM

    Elway gets upset and rips his team after a meaningless preseason loss, but still was able to show his face after HIS 55-10 Super Bowl loss. Do as he says, not as he did…

  57. xxsweepthelegxx says: Jan 29, 2014 2:05 PM

    Pats fan.

    I have nothing against Peyton, so I want to root for him. But I have to admit, right or wrong (probably not healthy) I would love to see Welker drop the game sealing catch only to see the Seahawks win.

    I like what the Seahawks have put together and generally like all their players. It’s too bad loud mouthed a-hole Sherman/Tate ruin it for such a good overall team.

    Hopefully we just get a good game to watch like SBs of late.

    Fun Fact: SEA and DEN lead the league in PED suspensions. Turn the other way NFL

    Sincerely,

    Sour Grapes

  58. virgilcole says: Jan 30, 2014 11:20 PM

    Broncos lead at halftime, 14-7

    Broncos start pulling ahead in 3rd qtr. due to adjustments made at halftime.

    Game continues to be close until about halfway through the 4th, although the Seahawks last 7 points come in “garbage time”

    Final score: 31-21, Broncos win 3rd Super Bowl Championship.

    Peyton Manning is MVP after throwing for 370 yards, and 3 TD’s.

    Becomes first QB to lead two teams to two Super Bowl wins.

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