Finally, it is time for games that count.
The draft, the organized team activities, minicamps, training camp and preseason games are behind us.
It is time for the Broncos to embark on the 2012 season. All the speculation and anticipation now turn into the reality of what transpires over the next 16 games, and perhaps more.
Broncos fans should be giddy with excitement. Week 1 is here. That means the Pittsburgh Steelers will be at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday night. Forget about dipping the big toe into the pool to check out the water. The Broncos get to jump right into the season.
And what a year it should be.