Speaking with the Enemy: Denver Broncos

What can the Seahawks expect Friday from the Denver Broncos? SeahawkFootball.com sent three questions to Scout.com's Denver affiliate, Mile High Huddle with special attention to the Broncos' brightest stars like future Hall of Famers Peyton Manning and DeMarcus Ware. Like Seattle, the Broncos are counting on rookies to help along the offensive line. Can the Seahawks take advantage Friday?

When the opportunity to converse with insightful editors of other team-oriented sites on the Scout.com network arises, SeahawkFootball.com will take full advantage. As crazy as it might sound, fans of other NFL teams are just as passionate for their club as the 12s are for the Seahawks. In a new feature we’ll call Speaking with the Enemy, we’ll share three Questions and Answers with the editors from this week’s opponent.

This week's opponent: Denver Broncos with answers courtesy of Chad Jensen Mile High Huddle.

1. How is Peyton Manning acclimating to Gary Kubiak's offense?

Peyton Manning has looked spectacular at camp thus far. He's moving well from under center. His footwoork is arguably the best in the NFL already and he's showing great mobility and the ability to throw on the run. All the doubts about how Manning and Kubiak would mesh have been quietly put to be in Denver. Manning is going to have a great year. The key to Manning's season, however, will be how will the Broncos O-line can protect him.

2. Denver's fierce pass rush has given the rookie left tackle Ty Sambrailo an introduction by fire to the NFL. How is the rookie holding up?

Sambrailo has been very inconsistent. There have been days in camp where he's looked solid. Just like we saw at the Senior Bowl practices in January, Sambrailo is very athletic and smart, but he lacks functional core strength. He's having a difficult time getting set and anchoring in pass protection. DeMarcus Ware has been schooling him up. Fans and media are alarmed that Sambrailo is still the starting left tackle, but the Broncos don't seem too worried. Yet.

3. Speaking of Denver's outside linebackers, can the Seahawks expect to see the three-headed monster of Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware and Shane Ray all on the field at the same time?

If this were a regular season game, they absolutely would. But the Broncos aren't going to get to elaborate on blitzing or sub-packages this early. Plus, the veteran first-teamers aren't expected to play much, if at all on Friday. We will, however, get a long look at Shane Ray, a player many scouts and draftniks considered to be a top-10 talent in the draft. He's struggled with a foot injury during the offseason, which set him back some to start camp. But he's slowly gotten his feet under him.

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