Disappointing? Sure. But don’t you dare call what occurred on Sunday night embarrassing.
“It’s not embarrassed at all. I would never use that word,” the Broncos quarterback said Sunday night. Manning finished 34-of-49 for 280 yards, a single touchdown and two critical interceptions. While Denver wasn’t on point for the entirety of the game, you cannot discredit what the Seahawks defense did. They made the most prolific offense in NFL history look pedestrian.
“There’s a lot of professional football players in that room, that locker room, who put a lot of hard work and effort into being here and into playing in that game. The word embarrassing is an insulting word, to tell you the truth,” he continued.
Manning abstained from taking anything away from Seattle in their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history – and any insinuation otherwise wouldn’t be right. They earned it.