Denver Broncos: Team’s Performance Should Not Be Based On The Weather

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It looks like Peyton Manning does not have to worry about the media talking about his performance in cold weather.

When the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots square off on Sunday, the weather is supposed to be in the mid to high 50′s. It is strange for Colorado natives to have such warm temperatures in the middle of winter. Plus, the weather will probably be at its warmest during the game because of the start time. It is set to start at 3 PM EST, which is only a 1 PM MST start, meaning an early-to-mid afternoon game. There is a chance of a wind to touch down during the game, but not as windy as it got in the Divisional Game last Sunday.

No matter what the weather is going to be, I am sure the Broncos are still going to have the same plan of attack as they did against the San Diego Chargers. I believe Manning would be fine no matter what the weather holds. He has proven already this season that he can survive and win in cold weather games. But weather should not be a reason a team or one individual player struggles. The Broncos are used to playing in this weather every December and January. Manning has done an excellent job adjusting to playing in Mile High. What the media fails to understand is that it takes the performance of the team, not Mother Nature to decide a game. Yes, the wind gusts and cold weather could affect a football. However it takes a team effort to be able to turn that type of situation and make it into a positive.

I know that Manning has had issues in cold weather games, but no one should pinpoint Mother Nature as the reason a team loses a game. Last I checked, the weather is not a player on the team. It takes a good team to adjust and prepare for whatever lies ahead.

Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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