It's been a month or so since Peyton Manning has made his team of choice, thus joining the Denver Broncos. Then the predictions came regarding what his influence on the Broncos, much less the AFC West, will be. You hear the following statements out there such as: Peyton Manning just made the Broncos to be the favorite to win the AFC West. Peyton Manning joining a team with a young and promising defense. The Broncos just ensured themselves a shot at the Super Bowl. Tim Tebow took the AFC West last season; just imagine what Peyton Manning can do with the same team in the playoffs.
As a Chargers fan, I don't mind all the hooplah with Peyton Manning. I don't mind that NFL analysts all around in any form of media see Manning helping the Broncos to another AFC West title. I don't mind the Super Bowl talk because the Super Bowl talk was with Manning in Indianapolis nearly every season. I don't mind any of it.
However, the worst thing I have a hard time wrapping my head around is the statement as to how the Broncos are going to win the AFC West behind Peyton Manning. The supposed theory going around here is that Manning is going to be on a team, for the first time, with a very able rushing attack. This assumption is being made to the analogy that John Elway himself couldn't win the big one until Terrell Davis arrived on seen.
So here it is, folks. My breakdown on why Peyton Manning isn't on a team with a rushing attack. A rushing attack that isn't much of a attack at all. Take a look ahead as to why I believe this, at this time, to be true.