‘Live each day as if it were your last’, is easily translatable, especially to football lingo.
“I always try to prepare every single week as if it was a playoff game or the Super Bowl,” said quarterback Peyton Manning. “Whatever it is, that’s your job I think as an NFL player so when you get to the playoffs, that’s really the mindset.”
The Broncos have been enamored with the process, getting better and taking on the sometimes overwhelming goal of becoming the best “one week”, or even “one day” at a time. An eleven game winning streak and a tie for the best record in football is proof that it is working.
“I think that’s a great point to make right there is just prepare like we’ve been preparing,” said defensive lineman Justin Bannan. “At the end of the day, it’s football.”
Denver won’t have to change the formula on what got them to this point, and they shouldn’t.
“I had an old coach that used to always say, ‘If all the sudden, you have to do something different in the postseason to get ready to play, that means you probably haven’t been doing the right things during the regular season to get ready to play,’” recalled Peyton Manning.
They have set up the groundwork, week to week. Why change it now, it appears to be working, right?