The first week of preseason is here. We’ve been hard at work, both on and off the field. Training camp gave us a little taste of being back on the field and I have to say, we are as ready as ever to get out there in full swing and start making plays. Our first preseason matchup is against the Broncos, which will be a great opportunity to test some of the stuff we’ve been working on. It will also be a great opportunity for these rookies to prove themselves. It is a preseason game, but mentally I try to treat it like a regular season game so I can be in a groove by the time the first game comes around. From preparation to my pregame routine, it’s all important. My focus has been on the Broncos’ wide receivers, handling the run game, and familiarizing myself with some of the new faces on offense.
The Broncos have talent, no doubt about it. Where do you begin, Peyton is one of the best when it comes to pregame preparation and getting his guys on the same page. I’m sure he’ll get Demaryius going right away. Demaryius is a great receiver and can make a huge play at any time. This will be a great test in preparation for our season opener.
Denver has a handful of weapons. Emmanuel Sanders is coming off an impressive 2014 season. This guy proved that he’s one of the quickest receivers in the league, having the ability to break away at any time. The Broncos also picked up a seasoned veteran in Owen Daniels, who can do a number on you at the tight end position. Their ground game is nothing to take lightly either. With all of these passing weapons, can’t forget about their ability to run the ball. Our defense is geared up and ready to take these threats head on.
I’m excited to get things going this week in Seattle, and I’m looking forward to seeing all of you 12s out there on Friday!