With training camp just around the corner, NFL teams and players around the country have begun to focus in on the upcoming 2014 season. With the long journey ahead of them, many players understand what is at stake, and know that the ultimate goal is winning it all.
Unfortunately for many teams and players, it simply is not a realistic goal to expect to win the Super Bowl before the start of training camp, but for the Denver Broncos is certainly is.
In fact, according to veteran cornerback Chris Harris Jr., the Broncos 2014 campaign is “Super Bowl or bust” (Courtesy of ESPN):
Guys know what’s at stake this year, at least they should — it’s Super Bowl or bust for us. It means a lot for this team for all of us to come back and hit the ground running fast. Especially the young guys, if they weren’t paying attention at OTAs and minicamp, but to make this Broncos team this year, these cats on defense better be working out because Peyton Manning will make you look crazy.
The Broncos had an excellent 2013 season as they went 13-3, won the AFC West, and their quarterback was the league MVP. The one issue? The shellacking they took at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 48 where they lost to the champions 43-8 in a game that was essentially over by half time.
That loss was undoubtedly a sour end to an otherwise superb season, but no time can be wasted sulking on the past. The Broncos must move forward, and attain the glory they were just one game from earning last year.