DENVER - It was another somber moment for the Denver Broncos Tuesday. Broncos players cleared out their lockers still reeling from a disappointing end to an otherwise historic season.
The Broncos record-breaking offense saw their Super Bowl fortunes close in a snap during a 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.
The first play from scrimmage was a premature snap over Manning's shoulder that resulted in a safety as the Broncos offense looked completely baffled from the start.
Broncos defensive back Champ Bailey waited 15 years for a Super Bowl appearance, but is ready to put the team's performance behind him.
"It's always going to be difficult to look back," Bailey said. "It is what it is. We lost. They played better than we did. We have to move on."
When asked if the sting of the loss has gone away, Broncos guard Zane Beadles replied, "Absolutely not."
"I don't know if it ever will, if it will take time-I don't know," he said. "I've never been in this situation before. We'll see what happens."
Wide receive Eric Decker echoed Beadles' sentiments.
"It's tough," he said. "It's tough to look back together and talk about the game and where we go from here. Obviously, we're all very disappointed about the results."
Despite the rough showing against the Seahawks, Decker believes the Broncos should be proud they reached their first Super Bowl in fifteen years.
"We had a great season," he said. "We battled through a lot to get to what what we got to."