Broncos / Seahawks - preseason game notes
Manning's home debut

8/19/2012

Broncos host Seattle – Preseason Game #2

The Play by play account is taken from ESPN.  Anything in italics is my notes

Beautiful August Night – game time 7pm

This week was a bummer for injuries as Chris Kuper goes out for 4-6 weeks with a broken bone in his forearm and Jason Hunter is lost for the season with a tricep injury.  DJ Williams was convicted of DWAI and driving without his headlights.  He is not expected to play tonight and he doesn’t play.  He could face further punishment from the NFL, perhaps adding to his 6 game suspension.  There isn’t a huge rush to get rid of him because depth at that position is awful.  Tracy Porter not playing tonight as he has some sort of mystery illness.  It kept him out all week.  Drayton Florence gets the start.  Ty Warren missed three days of camp for personal reasons but he is back.  Ronnie Hillman missed most of the week with a hammy, but he was active yesterday during a spirited walk thru.  However he is not expected to play.

 

1st Quarter Play by Play

                SEA wins coin toss, elects to defer. DEN elects to receive.                             

                S.Hauschka kicks 65 yards from SEA 35 to end zone, Touchback. Bubba Caldwell back to return 

Denver Broncos #1  at 15:00        SEA        DEN

1st and 10 at DEN 20       W.McGahee right guard to DEN 22 for 2 yards (B.Wagner).           Manny Ramirez in at guard – start three wide – Tamme resets to the I – the question of how many TE’s to carry is important.  Do you even need a fullback?  They run right away towards ManRam

2nd and 8 at DEN 22        (Shotgun) P.Manning pass short right to J.Dreessen to DEN 29 for 7 yards (R.Sherman). three wide – great protection – perfect play              

3rd and 1 at DEN 29         W.McGahee right tackle to DEN 25 for -4 yards (K.Wright). well that’s a disaster – Dreessen couldn’t hold his block but Seattle loaded the box – Seattle wins the play calling battle                     

4th and 5 at DEN 25         B.Colquitt punts 53 yards to SEA 22, Center-A.Brewer. P.Adams MUFFS catch, and recovers at SEA 25. P.Adams to SEA 25 for no gain (D.Bruton).  You see another reason why Bruton will absolutely make this team. 

Manning goes three and out in his first drive as a Bronco in a home game.  We’ve seen this before.  In the open scrimmage there were two three and outs and then a touchdown drive.  On that drive, Seattle beat the Broncos coaches                     

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 0, DEN 0, 3 plays, 5 yards, 1:28 elapsed

Seattle Seahawks  #1  at 13:23   

1st and 10 at SEA 25        (Shotgun) M.Flynn pass incomplete short left to T.Owens. 5 man pressure – wolfe a starter – ayers still a backup – this was a bad pass to TO – no shot at a catch                    

2nd and 10 at SEA 25       M.Flynn scrambles up the middle to SEA 26 for 1 yard (J.Bannan). PENALTY on SEA-M.Lynch, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at SEA 25 - No Play.            Broncos bring pressure again   

2nd and 20 at SEA 15       (Shotgun) M.Flynn sacked at SEA 11 for -4 yards (sack split by M.Unrein and V.Miller). in the nickel with Chris Harris – good team sack- pocket collapsed                      

3rd and 24 at SEA 11        (Shotgun) M.Lynch up the middle to SEA 16 for 5 yards (D.Wolfe). a give up play – great defensive stand – excellent and Wolfe is a standout                             

4th and 19 at SEA 16        J.Ryan punt is BLOCKED by D.Bruton, Center-C.Gresham, recovered by SEA-K.Toomer at SEA 24. K.Toomer to SEA 24 for no gain (D.Bruton).          OUTSTANDING PLAY!!!! WOW!!! Man great play by Bruton – love it     

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 0, DEN 0, 4 plays, -9 yards, 1:52 elapsed

Denver Broncos #2  at 11:31       

1st and 10 at SEA 24        (Shotgun) P.Manning pass short right to E.Decker to SEA 9 for 15 yards (R.Sherman).      Play action.  Tons of time!!!  Perfect throw.  Great protection.               

1st and 9 at SEA 9             (Shotgun) P.Manning pass short middle INTERCEPTED by K.Wright (R.Bryant) at SEA 12. K.Wright to SEA 36 for 24 yards (Z.Beadles). 4 wide – ball was deflected at the line by Beadles man.  Stokley was the target and he was WIDE open.  Pretty impressive play on the deflection.  Broncos got unlucky that the ball landed in Wright’s hands.  Manning falls down trying to catch Wright.  Beadles shows good hustle pushing Wright out of bounds after DT whiffed on the tackle.  Very disappointing and all of a sudden Manning has another tipped pass – that’s 4 in two games             

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 0, DEN 0, 1 plays, 39 yards, 0:36 elapsed

Seattle Seahawks #2  at 10:43    

1st and 10 at SEA 36        M.Lynch left guard to SEA 39 for 3 yards (C.Harris).  not much there – starters still in                         

2nd and 7 at SEA 39         M.Lynch left guard to SEA 45 for 6 yards (R.Moore; D.Wolfe).     Woodyard got sealed very effectively for a pretty big gain.                  

3rd and 1 at SEA 45          (Shotgun) M.Flynn pass short left to D.Butler ran ob at SEA 47 for 2 yards.                            Good play – not much you can do – very quick

1st and 10 at SEA 47        M.Lynch left guard to DEN 49 for 4 yards (M.Adams; W.Woodyard).        gets room up the middle for a solid gain          

2nd and 6 at DEN 49        M.Flynn scrambles right end pushed ob at DEN 43 for 6 yards (M.Adams).                            show blitz back off – Von loses the edge on an inside rush – that’s a mistake – Von had no other help – can’t get beat like that – although Von may have been held

1st and 15 at DEN 48       R.Turbin right guard to DEN 40 for 8 yards (M.Adams).    Penalty before the snap – false start backs it up – Broncos stack the box and Mays simply misses an easy tackle – terrible – Joe has to make that play            

2nd and 7 at DEN 40        M.Flynn pass short right to K.Winslow to DEN 29 for 11 yards (W.Woodyard). great pass – not much Wood could do – broncos blitzed but didn’t matter                          

1st and 10 at DEN 29       M.Flynn pass incomplete deep left to B.Edwards. PENALTY on SEA-R.Okung, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at DEN 29 - No Play. Play action – Elvis was mugged – Mitch Unrien in the game                               

1st and 20 at DEN 39       M.Flynn pass incomplete short left to T.Owens (C.Harris). really bad throw and could’ve been picked – it went right throw Harris’ hands                            

2nd and 20 at DEN 39      M.Lynch up the middle to DEN 25 for 14 yards (R.Moore). Ty Warren gets manhandled – huge hole – not a great sign as seattle runs up the middle again.                   

3rd and 6 at DEN 25         (Shotgun) M.Flynn pass incomplete deep right to T.Owens [E.Dumervil].              no chance for TO to catch the pass – Elvis was mugged again – I can’t believe there wasn’t a holding call!    

4th and 6 at DEN 25         S.Hauschka 43 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Gresham, Holder-J.Ryan.           Seattle 3                Broncos 0

The big concern to this point is giving up big runs up the middle.  This is where Ty Warren has to be THE MAN.  He missed a few days this week, but he has to be better than this if the Broncos are going to succeed this year.

 

S.Hauschka kicks 65 yards from SEA 35 to end zone, Touchback. Caldwell again

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 3, DEN 0, 11 plays, 44 yards, 5:34 elapsed

Denver Broncos #3 at 5:09          

1st and 10 at DEN 20       (Shotgun) W.McGahee up the middle to DEN 27 for 7 yards (L.Hill).  three wide – motion- McGahee bounces it back – nice read – zane was pulling but it was stacked                              

2nd and 3 at DEN 27        W.McGahee up the middle to DEN 34 for 7 yards (K.Wright). three wide – again a nice run                            

1st and 10 at DEN 34       (Shotgun) P.Manning pass short left to J.Dreessen to SEA 46 for 20 yards (K.Chancellor).               three wide – perfect throw – beauty.     

1st and 10 at SEA 46        (Shotgun) P.Manning pass short right to B.Stokley to SEA 33 for 13 yards (K.Chancellor).                three wide motion – drills stokley who hadn’t seen many passes in practice all week – manning worked with stokley during special teams during the week    

1st and 10 at SEA 33        L.Ball right guard to SEA 30 for 3 yards (R.Sherman; K.Chancellor). decent not special                        

2nd and 7 at SEA 30         P.Manning pass short right to L.Ball pushed ob at SEA 22 for 8 yards (R.Sherman). broncos now in hurry up – 4 wide – play action – dump off, nice play – McCaffrey says lance ball is def gonna make the team – hmmmm – that tells me a lot – it tells me Fox has told Eddie how much he loves Ball – we’ve seen it every day, but for Eddie to say that means he’s been told something                              

1st and 10 at SEA 22        (Shotgun) P.Manning pass short middle to B.Stokley to SEA 16 for 6 yards (L.Hill, K.Chancellor).  OUCH – wow – stoke is DRILLED!  Comes off the field – good to hold onto it

2nd and 4 at SEA 16         W.McGahee left guard to SEA 3 for 13 yards (E.Thomas).              three wide – HUGE RUN – great blocking Beadles             

Timeout #1 by DEN at 01:18.                        

1st and 3 at SEA 3             (Shotgun) W.McGahee right guard to SEA 2 for 1 yard (K.Chancellor; L.Hill).          three wide all to the right side – hole collapses - nothing          

2nd and 2 at SEA 2           W.McGahee left guard to SEA 1 for 1 yard (K.Chancellor). three wide – stuffed again – ouch – where is the hole – not there – you are so close you just want to bang it in                         

Timeout #1 by SEA at 00:04.        Broncos hurry to line which causes the TO -          

3rd and 1 at SEA 1            W.McGahee right guard for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN. Baby Gronk in blasts a hole easy button beadles pulling as well – terrific play

M.Prater extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Paxton, Holder-B.Colquitt.          Seattle 3              Broncos 7

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 3, DEN 7, 11 plays, 80 yards, 5:09 elapsed

                End of Period                     

Fantastic drive – everything you would want – a great balance of run and throw – Manning not touched – McGahee with tough runs – perfect – if you can do that 4 times a game, you are gonna win A LOT!!!

 

Seattle Seahawks  #3 at 15:00    

                B.Colquitt kicks 65 yards from DEN 35 to end zone, Touchback.                   

1st and 10 at SEA 20        L.Washington up the middle to SEA 22 for 2 yards (T.Warren).    well there ya go Ty – that was missing on the previous drive - perfect    

2nd and 8 at SEA 22         L.Washington up the middle to SEA 25 for 3 yards (J.Bannan; E.Dumervil). elvis with great speed around the edge - terrific                              

3rd and 5 at SEA 25          (Shotgun) M.Flynn pass incomplete short left to T.Owens (C.Bailey). Unrein in – show blitz they bring it – Champ uses great make up speed – TO had no chance, needed to be a better throw – wasn’t TO’s fault                              

4th and 5 at SEA 25          J.Ryan punts 52 yards to DEN 23, Center-C.Gresham, downed by SEA-J.Lane. willis back – Bruton gets another tip, but it dribble far down the field – how about the night for Bruton?!?!                  

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 3, DEN 7, 3 plays, 5 yards, 1:17 elapsed

Denver Broncos  #4 at 13:29       

1st and 10 at DEN 23       (Shotgun) P.Manning pass short right to D.Thomas to DEN 35 for 12 yards (R.Sherman).                 play action – quick – fantastic play – that may be open every single time this year.      

1st and 10 at DEN 35       P.Manning pass short left to L.Ball to DEN 44 for 9 yards (J.Johnson). hurry up – calling play at line – three wide single back – play action tons of time check down                      

2nd and 1 at DEN 44        L.Ball right guard to DEN 46 for 2 yards (J.Johnson). FUMBLES (J.Johnson), RECOVERED by SEA-L.Hill at DEN 46. L.Hill to DEN 46 for no gain (M.Ramirez).          hurry up  - three wide motion to line – nothing there and Ball fumbles – AWFUL!!!! Terrible. Second turnover of the game – basically inexcusable        

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 3, DEN 7, 2 plays, 21 yards, 1:15 elapsed

Seattle Seahawks #4  at 12:14    

1st and 10 at DEN 46       M.Flynn pass incomplete deep middle to T.Owens (C.Harris).     LOL!!! The ball goes right through TO’s hands!!!!  Logan gives harris a lot of credit – he had nothing to do with it, in fact he was beaten badly – 95% of receivers in this league make that catch – good for TO to get open, but that was an easy TD         

2nd and 10 at DEN 46      M.Flynn pass short right to D.Butler to DEN 39 for 7 yards (C.Harris).  good play not much you can do – quick release                            

3rd and 3 at DEN 39         (Shotgun) M.Flynn pass short left to D.Butler pushed ob at DEN 32 for 7 yards (D.Florence).                three wide – well that was bad – four man rush – why so much of a buffer?  Not good communication between Florence and harris – somebody screwed the pooch on that one                 

1st and 10 at DEN 32       R.Turbin up the middle to DEN 32 for no gain (R.Ayers; M.Unrein). a bunch of D subs in – ayers makes a good play – did Logan just say Ayers is having a good camp????? WTF!  C’mon Dave.  Ayers lost his starting job and has been moved to a different position.  Del Rio has not been high on Ayers while loving Wolfe and Hunter.  Dave proves he hasn’t been spending much time at camp and is simply relying on the production meeting interview where coaches will commonly lie to get positive spin out.  Ayers has had a humiliating camp and is fighting hard for a roster spot.                                

2nd and 10 at DEN 32      R.Turbin right tackle to DEN 33 for -1 yards (J.Mays). terrifc play by Mays - fantastic                         

3rd and 11 at DEN 33       (Shotgun) M.Flynn pass incomplete short right to G.Tate (T.Carter). PENALTY on DEN-T.Carter, Defensive Pass Interference, 14 yards, enforced at DEN 33 - No Play. No pressure – arghhh – gets a reach around call – very close, but gets nabbed – pretty ticky tack                    

1st and 10 at DEN 19       M.Flynn pass incomplete deep left to G.Tate.    good play by Florence to push Tate out of bounds after catching the ball in the endzone- little fights on the field – warren and okung involved – offsetting penalties – chippy chippy  

2nd and 10 at DEN 19      (Shotgun) R.Turbin up the middle to DEN 18 for 1 yard (D.Wolfe). nice play Wolfe – dude is gonna be solid                 

3rd and 9 at DEN 18         (Shotgun) M.Flynn pass incomplete short right to C.Martin (C.Harris). rush 4 another ball that Harris could’ve picked again thru his hands – good play, but make the pick!                     

4th and 9 at DEN 18         S.Hauschka 36 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Gresham, Holder-J.Ryan. flags on the play – FG goal good – PF on Okung again – assessed on the kickoff – Fox yelling at the refs about the chippiness  Seattle 6                Broncos 7

S.Hauschka kicks 77 yards from SEA 20 to DEN 3. A.Caldwell to DEN 37 for 34 yards (B.Wagner).                 

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 6, DEN 7, 9 plays, 28 yards, 3:37 elapsed

Denver Broncos #5 at 8:37          

1st and 10 at DEN 37       (Shotgun) P.Manning pass incomplete short middle to J.Tamme (E.Thomas). three wide – single back – dropped by Tamme – WTF – gotta catch that - silly                            

2nd and 10 at DEN 37      (Shotgun) P.Manning pass incomplete short right to D.Thomas. hurry up – three wide single back – manning stuff – deep and overthrown – well covered -                  

Timeout #2 by SEA at 08:19.                        

3rd and 10 at DEN 37       (Shotgun) P.Manning pass intended for J.Dreessen INTERCEPTED by J.Johnson at SEA 35. J.Johnson ran ob at DEN 44 for 21 yards.     Three wide single back – play action – pass is a wounded duck – it did NOT look good in the air – Dreessen did get alligator arms – he could’ve laid out for it.  On the sideline Manning and DT having a bit of an animated discussion – on the pick Caldwell was open on the sideline – something got messed up – so that’s a communication pick      

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 9, DEN 10, 2 plays, -9 yards, 0:26 elapsed

Seattle Seahawks #5  at 8:10      

1st and 10 at DEN 44       M.Flynn pass short right to L.Washington to DEN 44 for no gain (J.Mays).               Wood had a shot but got blocked or would’ve been a loss               

2nd and 10 at DEN 44      L.Washington up the middle to DEN 43 for 1 yard (M.Unrein). stuffed!  Perfect – Mitch is da man                                

Timeout #3 by SEA at 06:55.                        

3rd and 9 at DEN 43         (Shotgun) R.Turbin left guard to DEN 35 for 8 yards (W.Woodyard). ugh – broncos got fooled – very close to a first                    

4th and 1 at DEN 35         V.Taua up the middle to DEN 33 for 2 yards (S.Siliga; D.Wolfe). well he gets it but close – Siliga got pushed back a bit                            

1st and 10 at DEN 33       M.Flynn pass short right to C.Morrah to DEN 29 for 4 yards (J.Mays). ayers good pressure – nothing really there – mays makes a nice play                     

2nd and 6 at DEN 29        (Shotgun) M.Flynn pass short left to L.Washington to DEN 27 for 2 yards (C.Harris). PENALTY on SEA-B.Giacomini, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at DEN 29 - No Play. Another great defensive play  another skirmish – chippy – Beal was wrestled to the ground – Beal in the game is a good sign for him     

2nd and 16 at DEN 39      L.Washington left tackle to DEN 27 for 12 yards (M.Adams). big hole on Broncos right side -                            

3rd and 4 at DEN 27         (Shotgun) L.Washington up the middle to DEN 25 for 2 yards (J.Mays). nice play in  middle of the line and again another scrum including Ayers – however a nice d stand – the first team D doesn’t give up a touchdown for the second game in a row - impressive                           

4th and 2 at DEN 25         S.Hauschka 43 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Gresham, Holder-J.Ryan.           Seattle 9                Broncos 7

S.Hauschka kicks 65 yards from SEA 35 to end zone, Touchback. Bolden back to receive 

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 9, DEN 7, 8 plays, 19 yards, 5:31 elapsed

Denver Broncos #6 at 2:39

1st and 10 at DEN 20       (Shotgun) P.Manning pass short middle to D.Thomas to DEN 27 for 7 yards (B.Browner).               a slight surprise Manning is still in, but with three turnovers, it doesn’t feel right – four wide – slant wide open – hurry up

2nd and 3 at DEN 27        (Shotgun) P.Manning pass short left to L.Ball to DEN 33 for 6 yards (K.Wright).                     four wide – check down

1st and 10 at DEN 33       (Shotgun) P.Manning pass short left to D.Thomas to DEN 42 for 9 yards (M.Trufant).       another slant wide open – all day on that –

2 minute warning             

2nd and 1 at DEN 42        P.Manning pass short right to E.Decker to SEA 39 for 19 yards (B.Browner).                          1:54 – three wide play action – perfect pass - sweet

1st and 10 at SEA 39        (Shotgun) P.Manning pass incomplete short right to J.Dreessen [G.Scruggs].                      139 – three wide single back – Manning gets HIT!!!! First hit – wasn’t hard – he was sort of dragged down as he threw the ball away – gets right back up – Later manning would say he heard the fans applaud when he got up however, he is clearly sick of being asked about being hit.  Frankly, I would never ask him about it.  It is clear he is as healthy as any QB at his age playing in the NFL – on an earlier pick – he fell down on the ground – I’ve seen him slide at practice – he runs wind sprints all the time – he lifts weights – he’s good to go

2nd and 10 at SEA 39       (Shotgun) P.Manning pass deep left to B.Stokley to SEA 17 for 22 yards (J.Johnson). four side single back – wow!  Perfect throw – very impressive – perfect!                                

1st and 10 at SEA 17        (Shotgun) P.Manning pass short left to L.Ball to SEA 10 for 7 yards (M.Trufant).                  hurry up :59  -three wide single back dump to ball – good play

2nd and 3 at SEA 10         (Shotgun) P.Manning pass short left to J.Tamme to SEA 6 for 4 yards (M.Trufant).            :36 – three wide – tame just tripped up – penalty on Walton for PF after the play – JD was retaliating after getting slugged with a right cross to the head – refs missed the real penalty – pushes the ball back – kind of a BS ticky tack call again – the refs need to calm down – the play was under review Eddie Mac speculates that the flag is being reviewed – Logan corrects him – they are checking to see if the spot was a first down – automatic review in last two minutes – comical – Fox racing out onto the field in the refs face to call a timeoout.  funny    

1st and 10 at SEA 21        (Shotgun) P.Manning pass incomplete short left to E.Decker  :21 – three wide single back – Decker drops it – gotta catch that one too – geez these guys are killing Manning                               

2nd and 10 at SEA 21       (Shotgun) P.Manning pass to J.Tamme to SEA 8 for 13 yards (J.Johnson).  three wide single back – slide to his left – bullet!  Terrific play again – Manning overall has been fantastic                               

Timeout #2 by DEN at 00:10.                       

1st and 8 at SEA 8             (Shotgun) P.Manning pass incomplete short left to J.Tamme. :10 well that was pathetic – easy TD – Tamme catches that 99 out of 100 times – Manning deserved better there – wide open Jackie Smith thought that was bad – the pass was slightly – slightly behind Tamme and little bit of a duck throw – still he has to catch that      

2nd and 14 at SEA 14       M.Prater 32 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Paxton, Holder-B.Colquitt. flag for delay – another skirmish this one with Franklin – chippy chippy 

Seattle  9              Broncos 10

Prater kicks 74 yards from DEN 35 to SEA -9. C.Francies to SEA 13 for 22 yards (V.Green). FUMBLES (V.Green), RECOVERED by DEN-M.Willis at SEA 13. M.Willis to SEA 13 for no gain (J.Sweezy).                       

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 9, DEN 10, 12 plays, 86 yards, 2:37 elapsed

                End of 1st Half   Broncos 10 Seattle 9

Fox says at halftime to have three giveaways and still have the lead is a good thing

The Score is close, but the game isn’t – Manning really was terrific, he was betrayed by a couple of drops including one for a TD – Dreeseen needs to give better effort on an overthrown ball and Beadles needs to stop his man from standing at the line and jumping so high – the Broncos easily could’ve had three Manning touchdowns – easy – Ball can’t give up the ball like he did either.  The defense keeps Seattle to field goals – overall, I think you have to be pleased and I would think if this is a full game, the Broncos would stomp Seattle in the second half               

 

3rd Quarter Play by Play

Seattle Seahawks #6  at 15:00    

                B.Colquitt kicks 65 yards from DEN 35 to end zone, Touchback.                   

1st and 10 at SEA 20        R.Turbin up the middle to SEA 24 for 4 yards (S.Siliga).    Russell Wilson in -             

2nd and 6 at SEA 24         R.Turbin scrambles up the middle to SEA 28 for 4 yards (S.Johnson). Ayers almost had the sack – he actually kicked at Wilson – great inside move – got past Beal                      

3rd and 2 at SEA 28          R.Wilson pass short right to R.Turbin pushed ob at SEA 30 for 2 yards (T.Carter). Denver challenged the first down ruling, and the play was Upheld. (Timeout #1.)      nice play by Wilson – carter and Bolden had some confusion – natural with the back ups   

1st and 10 at SEA 30        R.Turbin left end to SEA 32 for 2 yards (J.Beal; B.Garland). Nate Irving plugs it up                                

2nd and 8 at SEA 32         R.Turbin left guard to SEA 38 for 6 yards (D.Bruton).

3rd and 2 at SEA 38          (Shotgun) R.Wilson pass short left to R.Turbin to SEA 46 for 8 yards (S.Johnson).                                nice throw – Johnson slow to get over

1st and 10 at SEA 46        R.Wilson pass incomplete short right to C.Morrah (R.Bush). double TE – play action – nice play by Bush                      

2nd and 5 at DEN 49        K.Lumpkin to DEN 46 for 3 yards. PENALTY on SEA, Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards, enforced at DEN 46. Flag before the snap – beal offisdes – refs voice cracks funny  - stack the box and stuff then the flag on duce latooie

3rd and 17 at Seattle 39 – Wilson throws to McCoy – deep completion down the middle – fantastic throw in front of Bush                                

1st and 10 at DEN 35       R.Wilson pass incomplete. Deep into endzone and Carter drops it – goes thru his hands – tough catch but makeable                        

2nd and 10 at DEN 35      R.Wilson ran ob at DEN 24 for 11 yards.  Good rush but Johnson can’t keep up with him – terrific run by Wilson - again                             

1st and 10 at DEN 24       K. Lumpkin right guard to DEN 19 for 5 yards (O.Bolden). Jerry franklin misses a tackle at the line                                

2nd and 5 at DEN 19        K.Lumpkin left guard to DEN 16 for 3 yards (D.Bruton).    not much there               

3rd and 2 at DEN 16         K.Lumpkin left end for 16 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Bruton gets humiliated as a man as he can’t maintain the edge and Ayers lost containment – beal no push either – he goes into the endzone without being touched  Impressive drive by Wilson for sure

S.Hauschka extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Gresham, Holder-J.Ryan.      

                S.Hauschka kicks 65 yards from SEA 35 to end zone, Touchback.                  Bolden

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 16, DEN 10, 12 plays, 61 yards, 6:22 elapsed

Denver Broncos #7 at 8:38          

1st and 10 at DEN 20       K.Moreno right guard to DEN 20 for no gain (D.Davis). PENALTY on DEN-P.Blake, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at DEN 20 - No Play. Moreno just frozen at the line                     

1st and 20 at DEN 10       B.Osweiler pass to V.Green to DEN 25 for 15 yards (B.Ruud). double TE – slides in pocket makes a solid pass – logan calls him victor green but corrects himself                        

2nd and 5 at DEN 25        K.Moreno up the middle to DEN 24 for -1 yards (J.Howard). stuffed!!! ouch                         

3rd and 6 at DEN 24         (Shotgun) B.Osweiler pass incomplete short right to K.Moreno.                its pointed out that knowshon is now a second teamer – not a good throw – pressure – not a great Brock series         

4th and 6 at DEN 24         B.Colquitt punts 51 yards to SEA 25, Center-A.Brewer. L.Washington to DEN 45 for 30 yards (J.Thomas).        terrible coverage on a solid punt             

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 16, DEN 10, 3 plays, 4 yards, 1:56 elapsed

Seattle Seahawks #7 at 6:42       

1st and 10 at DEN 45       R.Wilson up the middle to DEN 38 for 7 yards (C.Obiozor). play action steps up and goes for a terrific run on a blitz                       

2nd and 3 at DEN 38        R.Turbin up the middle to DEN 36 for 2 yards (S.Johnson). stuffed no room                          

3rd and 1 at DEN 36         R.Wilson up the middle to DEN 34 for 2 yards (J.Blatnick). stacked line, Wilson gets it easily                            

1st and 10 at DEN 34       R.Wilson sacked at DEN 39 for -5 yards (M.Jackson). nice play by Jackson – right up the middle – very imposing – big play really good play                              

2nd and 15 at DEN 39      R.Wilson pass incomplete short right to C.Morrah. again good pressure makes Wilson roll out good coverage – Jerry Franklin shows good speed – remember that name – Jerry Franklin                       

3rd and 15 at DEN 39       (Shotgun) K.Lumpkin up the middle to DEN 38 for 1 yard (N.Irving). Irving!!!! Boom – okay, nice rebound defensive stand – very nice                       

4th and 14 at DEN 38       J.Ryan punts 38 yards to end zone, Center-C.Gresham, Touchback. Syd back – why wouldn’t PC try a FG?  Hmmmm?                             

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 16, DEN 10, 6 plays, 8 yards, 3:06 elapsed

Denver Broncos #8  at 3:27         

1st and 10 at DEN 20       B.Osweiler sacked at DEN 14 for -6 yards (G.Scruggs).totally Brock’s fault gotta pull da trigger he had Caldwell open          

2nd and 16 at DEN 14      B.Osweiler pass incomplete to V.Green. low throw – my man Brock lookin rough                             

3rd and 16 at DEN 14       (Shotgun) B.Osweiler pass short right to J.Johnson to DEN 22 for 8 yards (B.Maxwell).    three wide – screen – kind of a give up play  another three and out – Wilson clearly outplaying Brock                  

4th and 8 at DEN 22         B.Colquitt punts 61 yards to SEA 17, Center-A.Brewer. L.Washington to SEA 29 for 12 yards (J.Hill).                                  

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 16, DEN 10, 3 plays, 9 yards, 1:18 elapsed

Seattle Seahawks #8 at 1:56       

1st and 10 at SEA 29        K.Lumpkin up the middle to SEA 32 for 3 yards (S.Siliga; J.Franklin). I – dumped at the line                               

2nd and 7 at SEA 32         (Shotgun) R.Wilson pass short left to P.Bates to SEA 34 for 2 yards (T.Carter). blitz and tony carter makes the play taking bates’ legs out                     

3rd and 5 at SEA 34          (Shotgun) R.Wilson pass incomplete short right to J.Kearse. three wide single back – blitz – Wilson steps out of a sack by Beal – another almost sack by Beal                             

4th and 5 at SEA 34          J.Ryan punts 61 yards to DEN 5, Center-C.Gresham. T.Carter MUFFS catch, and recovers at DEN 5. T.Carter to DEN 1 for -4 yards (P.Bates). one of the worst plays of the night by Tony Carter – fields it at the five, drops it and recovers at one, in fact it almost goes for a safety!  This is beyond horrible.  Its one of the moments I feel bad for coaches – you should just let the ball go inside the 5 and I know they coach that all the time – not a great night for Tony Carter – bad decisions and flags                          

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 30, DEN 10, 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:32 elapsed

Denver Broncos #9  at 0:11         

1st and 10 at DEN 1 X.Omon to DEN 1 for no gain (P.Allen).                           

End of Period                   

Seattle 16 Broncos 10

Brock is off to a shaky start and now the depth of this team ain’t lookin so hot

2nd and 10 at DEN 1        B.Osweiler pass incomplete to A.Caldwell. OUCH!!! Takes a wicked shot to his chest – wow that was brutal – Caldwell down – eventually goes off on his own power but wow                     

3rd and 10 at DEN 1         B.Osweiler pass short right to X.Omon to DEN 6 for 5 yards (P.Allen). Brock dances to come up with something                          

4th and 5 at DEN 6           B.Colquitt punts 69 yards to SEA 25, Center-A.Brewer, downed by DEN-T.Carter. PENALTY on SEA, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at SEA 25. Lol just your typical 80 yard punt result! Eddie calls Britton Colquitt Brendan - TWICE                              

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 16, DEN 10, 3 plays, 5 yards, 1:04 elapsed

Seattle Seahawks #9 at 13:54

1st and 10 at SEA 15        R.Wilson pass deep middle to S.McGrath to SEA 37 for 22 yards (D.Ihenacho). sweet throw

1st and 10 at SEA 37        R.Wilson pass incomplete deep right to P.Bates. whew just misses – Bolden totally beaten – lucky for that not to be a TD                   

2nd and 10 at SEA 37       R.Wilson pass short right to V.Taua to SEA 45 for 8 yards (S.Johnson). again a nice easy play        flag for offsides gives seattle first down        

1st and 10 at DEN 49       R.Wilson pass incomplete short right to J.Kearse. pressure good throw away again Jerry Franklin showing speed – ahhh, a new guy – Jerry Franklin in the mix                       

2nd and 10 at DEN 49      R.Wilson scrambles left end to DEN 42 for 7 yards (R.Bush). play action – avoids Irving – whew that could’ve easily been a sack – he got slightly chipped – nice play again                     

3rd and 3 at DEN 42         (Shotgun) R.Wilson pass short right to L.Tuinei ran ob at DEN 34 for 8 yards [M.Jackson]. WHOA!!!! As he’s being pulled down by Obiozer and Malik Jackson flips it up for a miraculous completion – wow                    

1st and 10 at DEN 34       R.Wilson pass incomplete deep left to B.Edwards. rush 5 – slightly overthrown                  

2nd and 10 at DEN 34      (Shotgun) R.Wilson pass short right to T.Sutton for 34 yards, TOUCHDOWN. OUCH!!! Breaks three tackles for an easy TD – awful tackling – Steven Johnson whiffs – Irving misses – Broncos get burned on the Blitz – getting pretty sloppy now

S.Hauschka extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Gresham, Holder-J.Ryan.      

                S.Hauschka kicks 65 yards from SEA 35 to end zone, Touchback. Carter back to receive  

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 23, DEN 10, 8 plays, 79 yards, 2:53 elapsed

Denver Broncos #10 at 11:01      

1st and 10 at DEN 20       J.Johnson left end to DEN 22 for 2 yards (L.Levingston). Brock still in -  the pitch – not much        

2nd and 8 at DEN 22        (Shotgun) B.Osweiler pass short left to J.Johnson ran ob at DEN 31 for 9 yards. Good solid play

1st and 10 at DEN 31       B.Osweiler FUMBLES (Aborted) at DEN 31, recovered by DEN-C.Gronkowski at DEN 29. C.Gronkowski to DEN 29 for no gain (P.Allen). horrible handoff – ugly – they hardly ever hand the ball off to Gronk and you can tell                  

2nd and 12 at DEN 29      B.Osweiler pass incomplete short left to J.Thomas. play action – pretty good throw – should’ve been caught – JT just has never looked the same since last camp                               

3rd and 12 at DEN 29       (Shotgun) B.Osweiler pass short right to M.Willis to DEN 30 for 1 yard (M.Trufant). he did well to get rid of it, but nothing on the play – Brock just doing nothing but not getting much help                    

4th and 11 at DEN 30       B.Colquitt punts 38 yards to SEA 32, Center-A.Brewer, fair catch by L.Washington.                             

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 23, DEN 10, 5 plays, 12 yards, 2:30 elapsed

Seattle Seahawks 10  at 8:21      

1st and 10 at SEA 32        K.Lumpkin left end to SEA 34 for 2 yards (C.Obiozor). nice playby Obiozer                              

2nd and 8 at SEA 34         K.Lumpkin right tackle to SEA 37 for 3 yards (R.Robinson, J.Blatnick).                         

3rd and 5 at SEA 37          (Shotgun) R.Wilson scrambles up the middle to SEA 43 for 6 yards (J.Blatnick). DEN-N.Irving was injured during the play. Good pressure, but again – Wilson makes a play – Irving goes down with some sort of chest injury – ouch – that sucks, he got kicked by Blatnick                     

1st and 10 at SEA 43        J.Kearse right end to DEN 47 for 10 yards (J.Franklin). da flip – solid gain                                

1st and 10 at DEN 47       R.Wilson pass deep middle to J.Kearse to DEN 10 for 37 yards (R.Robinson). now its falling apart – exceptional catch over Robinson – Wilson does NOT look like a rookie – he’s having an amazing game

Timeout #2 by DEN at 05:04.                       

1st and 10 at DEN 10       T.Sutton right end to DEN 11 for -1 yards (J.Beal). eddie mac says Pete Carrol just acquired Justin Bannan – uhhhhh – sigh – that’s what you happen when you cram for a test                     

2nd and 11 at DEN 11      T.Sutton left guard to DEN 8 for 3 yards (C.Obiozor). seeing a couple of guys trying to fill in for DJ behind Wood                     

3rd and 8 at DEN 8           R.Wilson pass to C.Helfet for 8 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Wow was that easy – blown coverage – terrible communication with Robinson – geez just end this thing already

S.Hauschka extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Gresham, Holder-J.Ryan.      

                S.Hauschka kicks 65 yards from SEA 35 to end zone, Touchback. JJ back to take it out     

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 30, DEN 10, 8 plays, 68 yards, 4:45 elapsed

Denver Broncos #11 at 3:36        

1st and 10 at DEN 20       (Shotgun) B.Osweiler up the middle to DEN 24 for 4 yards (J.Howard).    dude you gotta pull the trigger - geez

2nd and 6 at DEN 24        (Shotgun) B.Osweiler pass incomplete short right to J.Hill. bad throw                      

3rd and 6 at DEN 24         (Shotgun) B.Osweiler pass incomplete short right to G.Orton. like a chicken with his head cut off – just not fluid, not at all – we are seeing Wilson make something out of those plays – Brock’s night leads me to believe they will keep 3 QBs – look for Hanie and Weber to each get a half in that 4th preseason game                               

4th and 6 at DEN 24         B.Colquitt punts 44 yards to SEA 32, Center-A.Brewer, fair catch by L.Washington.                            

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 30, DEN 10, 3 plays, 4 yards, 0:38 elapsed

Seattle Seahawks #11 at 2:51     

1st and 10 at SEA 32        K.Lumpkin left tackle to SEA 35 for 3 yards (J.Franklin).   Portis is now the QB

Eddie is just saying silly things like they are going to let portis throw the ball down the field – c’mon Ed – gimme a break               

2nd and 7 at SEA 35         K.Lumpkin right tackle to SEA 39 for 4 yards (D.Ihenacho; J.Blatnick).

2 minute warning

                                 

3rd and 3 at SEA 39          J.Portis scrambles right end ran ob at SEA 43 for 4 yards.                 Okay, well I guess he’s not going to throw the ball down the field….

1st and 10 at SEA 43        T.Sutton right end to DEN 11 for 46 yards (R.Bush). and we wrap up the game with a horrible defensive play Bolden / Johnson look awful – not good                 

1st and 10 at DEN 11       J.Portis kneels to DEN 13 for -2 yards.                     

2nd and 12 at DEN 13      J.Portis kneels to DEN 15 for -2 yards.                     

End of Game                      

DRIVE TOTALS: SEA 30, DEN 10, 7 plays, 53 yards, 2:51 elapsed

 

Manning had a much better game than the stats will show – and the stats aren’t really all that bad.  I highly doubt he will continue to have the drops issue.  The Broncos first D – again – did not allow a TD

 

After the game – Fox would say he was happy with the halftime lead despite three turnovers.  Manning was kind of harsh on himself.  His standards are high for sure. 

 

Those that did well – Manning, Bruton, ManRam, McGahee, DT

 

Those that did nothing:  Knowshon, Julius Thomas

 

Those that we should remember:  Jerry Franklin, Cyril Obiozer

 

I think Steven Johnson may have played himself off the team.  Xavier Omon didn’t have many opportunities.  Lance Ball had a costly fumble but made four receptions – we’ll see how it shakes out because we know that Hillman will make the team.

 

My guess is that its McGahee, Hillman and Ball.  There really isn’t a reason to keep a fourth RB – if you do, it’s probably Jeremiah Johnson for his special teams.  I think Knowshon is about to be showed the the door.

 

Another guy creepin up to make this team is Jeremy Beal – he had a couple misses, but the coaches obviously like him and he was in the right spots all the time.  The inside rush defense has to be a bit of an issue as well.

 

Russell Wilson was very, very impressive.  I thought he would be the perfect back-up to Tebow, but it may be that he is the perfect starter.  He looked better than Flynn, although Flynn got burned by TO’s TD drop.

 

Camp is over the preseason continues – a huge test v San Fran on Sunday.

 

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