Greetings from the Pacific Northwest and the second preseason game of 2009. Nice day in Seattle, with a bit of a breeze starting to pick up. Below is the game day weather for here in Seattle.
Several Broncos have taken the field as have a large number of Seahawks. We will be back shortly with some pregame photos.
5:48 p.m. PDT: An exhibition football game is starting at the 40-yard line as the Broncos and Seahawks warmup behind them. I can’t tell for sure, but it looks to be a women’s league. Several Seahawks are now giving their full attention to the game.
5:50 p.m. PDT: It is now being confirmed that this is indeed a women’s football scrimmage. Not sure of the teams, but a team in black and red is battling a team in what looks to be white, black and gold.
6:00 p.m. PDT: I am not going to lie, I am a little disappointed with Qwest Field. Sure it is an awesome building with great accommodations and the location right near the water is amazing, but I had hoped to hear some Pearl Jam, Nirvana or other local bands being played. So far, nothing.
6:12 p.m. PDT: The teams doing battle in the women’s football scrimmage, the Portland Shockwave taking on the home-standing Seattle Majestics. Both teams are in the Independent Women’s Football League.
6:22 p.m. PDT: Team photographer Eric Bakke just sent up some photos from the field.
6:32 p.m. PDT: Just under an hour before kickoff and the specialists have taken the field. Going to put up some more photos right now.
6:47 p.m. PDT: Here are some more photos from Chris Gentilviso.
6:55 p.m. PDT: The Broncos are just wrapping up their team stretch period and are now going through individual drills. The Seahawks are doing the same. Also, no word yet who won between the Shockwave and Majestics.
7:02 p.m. PDT: The Broncos have left the field to a smattering of boos and a few cheers. The Seahawks are just wrapping up their pregame drills.
7:20 p.m. PDT: The Seahawks have announced the following players as out for tonight; CB Marcus Trufant, LB Aaron Curry, G/C Grey Ruegamer, T Walter Jones and WR Nate Burleson. Former Bronco D.D. Lewis will start for Curry.
7:27 p.m. PDT: The Broncos are gathered at the tunnel ready to be introduced. Looks like the defense will be introduced as a unit. From our vantage point, there is a large number of orange shirts that are welcoming the team.
The pyrotechnics are ready for the Seahawks who come out to a mix of “Bittersweet Symphony” by the Verve. Their defense is also being introduced with the loudest cheers coming for Patrick Kerney and Lofa Tatupu.
Alright, see you in the first half blog. Remember you can also follow the game on our twitter page, twitter.com/denver_broncos.