Or maybe they are waiting with open arms—at least the Steelers defenders will be, as they will do their best to bring Manning down to the ground.
There may be no more player more excited than LaMarr Woodley who has been posting messages on his Facebook page since mid-July saying that he will “bring a gift” for Manning’s welcome-back party.
The Denver Broncos will be a tough challenge on Sunday night as the crowd will be fired up for the return of the NFL season and the regular-season debut of Manning.
But the Steelers will be motivated as well.
They have had to hear about Manning’s return all offseason and want to get a little payback for last year’s 29-23 playoff loss.
Here are the keys to victory for the season opener at Denver.