May 28, 2013; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) warms up before the start of organized team activities at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos re-watched Super Bowl XLVIII

For the Denver Broncos, last year’s Super Bowl didn’t exactly go as expected as the favorites heading into the game were soundly beaten by the Seattle Seahawks defense in a memorable 43-8 beat down that was a lot more fun for everyone else than it was for the Broncos players and fans as the AFC West champs were embarrassed following what was another successful regular season.

It was a game that many won’t forget and one the Denver Broncos definitely wish they could let slip their minds as after coming close to their goal of a final championship for future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning they were humbled by the NFC Champion Seahawks.

However offensive coordinator Adam Gase isn’t allowing the Broncos offense to forget about the game in which they were completely shut down and dominated at all facets of the game by the Seattle defense. Gase has forced the Broncos offense to re-watch the Super Bowl on their final day of offseason practices in June.

From NFL.com

Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase gave his team an interesting going away present on their final day of offseason practices back in June. He made his players relive the worst moments of their professional careers.

Gase sat the entire offense down to watch the 43-8 Super Bowl loss against the Seattle Seahawks. That was the game where the Seahawks made a historically great offense look like one of the worst units in the league.

“First time we watched it as a team. It was tough, but it was good for us as an offense,” Orlando Franklin told Mike Klis of the Denver Post about the experience.

The Broncos plan to be contenders once again in 2014, but are still facing the significant challenge of working against history in trying to win one championship with the aging Peyton Manning. No quarterback since John Elway has won a Super Bowl at Manning’s advanced age, and the Broncos have found out just how hard it is to win a title in their past two postseasons when dominant defenses shut down their high powered offense just enough to knock out the Broncos. Gase’s motivational tactics may light a fire under the Broncos, but after two postseason exits they may be simply in need of some better luck if they do want to earn that Super Bowl in their incredibly short window with Peyton Manning.

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