Originally Posted by DaWolf
There difference I see is that Favre wasn't really a hard worker in the offseason and kind of showed up to camp and got ready. Manning works much harder in the offseason so I think he still has a year or two in him before the bottom totally comes out.
I don't see Denver being as good next year as they looked this year, but that said they do have cap room to fill in their holes this offseason and gear up for a run at it. They know their Manning window is closing and I suspect Elway will go for broke to try and get the guy another ring.
They'll win the division next year because I don't think anyone else is going to be ready to challenge them. We will be improved but I'm thinking 8-8 at best.
That said, when it goes, it can go quickly, so yeah it is a possibility...
Favre also got the shot beat of him. Manning didn't/doesn't take near the abuse Favre did.
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