Broncos Brass Watch Peyton Manning Workout At Duke: 'He Threw The Ball Great,' Says Elway

03/17/2012 11:31 am ET | Updated May 17, 2012

A morning was filled with excitement, hope and flight.

The afternoon brought deflation, diminished expectations and a same old, same old, return flight home.

The Broncos did not bring Peyton Manning back Friday night from their hardly secret expedition to Duke University. So what did the Broncos accomplish, exactly?