Seahawks vs. Broncos: 10 Things We Learned from Denver's 30-10 Loss

Clint DalyContributor IIAugust 19, 2012

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 18:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on August 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos finished their second preseason game tonight, losing to the Seattle Seahawks 30-10 at home.

So what did we learn in tonight's game?

10. It's good to see the home team wearing the orange jerseys again.

It's tough to be the Orange Crush wearing blue. On the other side it's also difficult to look at the neon green that the Seahawks wear and not think of the WFL's Portland Storm. Just go back to the royal blue and silver Seattle.

9. We can make excuses for the Peyton Manning interceptions and there is some truth to it.

They haven't necessarily been his fault with two tipped balls and a slight overthrow that the receiver makes no play on. But some of it is just simple rust, which has to be expected with the amount of time that he missed. He's just going to get better. He still doesn't have his timing and he is still getting to know his receivers.

8. It doesn't matter if the Broncos run the hurry up offense during the regular season or not.

Showing it during the preseason is a great idea because, if nothing else, it forces opposing defenses to prepare for it each week. So even if it isn't used, you have taken some valuable practice time to get ready for it just in case.

7. The Bronco defensive line has to generate more pressure.


Not even Champ Bailey can cover for seven seconds. In this league, even a Matt Flynn can make you look bad if you give him enough time. Russell Wilson did the same in the second half to the backups.

6. Willis McGahee looks the best that he has looked since he played at the University of Miami.

He looks stronger and more explosive. If he can stay healthy he is going to have a very productive season.

5. It is still early in the preseason but Andre Caldwell looks like he may be the answer at kick returner.

He has good hands and he runs forward. Matt Willis looks afraid and some of the younger players just aren't trustworthy enough with the football.

4. Knowshon Moreno is not giving this team any reason to keep him. 

He just isn't separating himself from the other backs on this team. Lance Ball, Jeremiah Johnson, and Xavier Omon have all looked better than Knowshon. He has to shine in the last two games.

3. This looks exactly like the defense that played against the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions and New England Patriots last year.

If the defense is unable to pressure quarterbacks, it could be a long season. It's not time to hit the panic switch yet, but the defense has to be better than it was tonight.

2. I like Brock Osweiler and he may have a future in this league.

But, let's be real honest. If Peyton goes down, this team is in major trouble.

1. Am I the only one that thinks that Adam Weber is the second-best quarterback on this team?

Adam Weber carried a moribund University of Minnesota offense on his back in 2010, with 20 touchdown passes and nearly 3,000 passing yards. This was with a moribund rushing attack and a lack of a true No. 1 wideout. He may work wonders with more talent around him.