Next Sunday, Denver will play host to the San Francisco 49ers in the third of four preseason games. Broncos' fans across the country will hope immensely that Denver does not treat their guests kindly.
Everyone knows NFL preseason is not about wins and losses, but rather a trial-and-error month of finding out what works and what doesn't. After Denver's 30-10 loss versus Seattle this past weekend, one sentiment loomed too obvious: nothing seemed to work.
Denver's second and third teams were outscored 21-0 against the Seattle backups. Peyton Manning and Co. had nothing to do but cringe from the sidelines.
The showing was ugly, and with adversity now hitting Denver from all directions, John Fox, John Elway and the rest of the management will have to start making some quick and decisive decisions.