Seattle will be a big test for the Denver Broncos next Monday

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We’re kicking off the season in 6 short days. We’ve finally got a QB. The hype train hit long ago and Broncos Country is ecstatic about seeing their beloved team kick the snot out of the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night football.

Those of you who have read me here at MHR have known for years that I’m an eye-test guy. I don’t get googly over stats or hype talk that permeates the mainstream media. The best I can say about this week 1 game is that it is going to be quite revealing for Nathaniel Hackett, Russell Wilson, and all the rest of the Denver Broncos.

Everyone says the right thing in the off-season and through training camp. Talk is cheap, though. It is time to suit up and play football.

Most of us want to laugh and mock the Seahawks for trading their franchise QB to us. Let me be the first to remind you that while Pete Carroll has had a rocky history with his coaching decisions while Wilson was with his team, he’s a damn good head coach and usually gets his defenses to overachieve.

If the Broncos head to Lumen field thinking they have won before they got off the plane, they are in for a long night.

I’m looking forward to all of it. How good is the run game? Does it set up the long ball well for Wilson? Will our defense have a pass rush? How good are our defensive backs? Seattle is going to test all of it and I’m excited to see how our team performs when the lights are on and the games count.

I don’t know who is going to beat whom. I don’t know how good this Denver offense is going to be. I don’t know how good of a coach Hackett is. I do know that Seatle will be ready to win a football game regardless of how hapless their quarterback situation may seem on paper.

Let’s hope our Broncos are ready as well. May the best team win.

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