Before we deal with this game in particular, and a largely lackluster one at that, let us agree on one thing. Preseason football has as much to do with the regular season as The Bachelorette does with dating.
If this were show business, the preseason would be referred to as an audition, a tryout, a cattle call. A tedious process which hopefully brings a few moments of excitement. A revealing glimpse at the talent that will shine come the full-stage production.
With both Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks out, Gary Kubiak knows his team won against the backup OLBs of the 49ers. But a win is a win, and this one provided some insight into the evolution of a young team whose identity is still under development.