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titan
07-30-2012, 04:44 PM
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On a hot Monday morning in late July I made my annual visit to the Broncos training camp at the team's practice facilities in Dove Valley.&nbsp; Here are some pictures I took along with my impressions of the practice.<br />
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My son Andy and I arrived one hour early only to be greeted by a long line of fans waiting for the gates to open: <br />
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Soon we were inside the practice fields.&nbsp; The Broncos allow fans to sit on a hill adjacent to one of the fields.&nbsp; On this morning the sun was right in our eyes.&nbsp; I did not bring sunscreen and had a nice sunburn to show for it afterwards! <br />
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We settled around the 20 yard line, which gave us a great view of the action later on.<br />
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The star of the show, of course, was Peyton Manning.&nbsp; Peyton looked like his old self to me.&nbsp; He started out a little slow but as the practice wore on he displayed his quick release and accuracy from the pocket.<br />
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Or working on the running game.&nbsp; Here Peyton is handing off to Willis McGahee.</div>
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Peyton was engaged during the whole practice.&nbsp; When not on the field he'd be discussing formations and strategy with the coaches:<br />
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Wide receiver Eric Decker made connections on and off the field.&nbsp; I predict a big year for Decker!<br />
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Here Peyton is talking with ex-Colt teammate tight end Jacob Tamme:<br />
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titan
07-30-2012, 04:46 PM
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The Broncos even had Peyton lineup at cornerback in one non-contact drill.&nbsp; And of course after the play Peyton had some suggestions for Matthew Willis.&nbsp; Peyton Manning is the most vocal practice player I've ever seen in my years of going to Bronco Training camp.<br />
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We did get hot sitting in the sun for 3 hours.&nbsp; Thankfully the Broncos provided an onsite refreshment stand with bottled water and soft drinks for $1/bottle.<br />
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A team store was also open adjacent to one of the fields.<br />
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Back to the practice, let's take a look at some of the other players.&nbsp; I heard an interview with safety Rahim Moore (#26) on radio station 104.3 while waiting for the practice to begin.&nbsp; Rahim says he's much more comfortable this year, and the defense that coordinator Jack Del Rio is implementing is similar to the system Moore played in at UCLA.</div>
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Rookie quarterback Brock Osweiler, at 6' 7", was the tallest bronco.&nbsp; Here Osweiler (#6) is shown next to 6' 5" Julius Thomas (#80).&nbsp; I was impressed with Osweiler's accuracy and strong arm during the practice.&nbsp; I thought he looked better than the other backup qb's (Caleb Haney and Adam Weber)</div>
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Rookie running back Ronnie Hillman is short with thick legs and quick moves.&nbsp; He looked like he could be more than just a 3rd down back to me - he showed surprising power.<br />
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Don't write off Knowshon Moreno just yet!&nbsp; Moreno participated in drills for the 1st time after offseason surgery and hooked up with Manning on short passes out of the backfield.&nbsp; Moreno has good hands and can be a receiving threat in this offense.<br />
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Wide receiver Brandon Stokely adds a veteran presence.&nbsp; Here he's talking with Demaryius Thomas and Matthew Willis.</div>
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For a closeup look at Bronco football attend a training camp session at Dove Valley.&nbsp; I recommend it!</div>
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broncosteven
07-30-2012, 04:51 PM
Great stuff!

Broncosfreak_56
07-30-2012, 04:52 PM
Great pictures, thanks for sharing!

Just so you know, its Matthew Willis, not Patrick Willis...

titan
07-30-2012, 04:56 PM
Great pictures, thanks for sharing!

Just so you know, its Matthew Willis, not Patrick Willis...

fixed it - thanks!

broncogary
07-30-2012, 04:56 PM
Wow, we got Patrick Willis!

J/k.

Broncosfreak_56
07-30-2012, 04:59 PM
fixed it - thanks!

Not a problem.

OBF1
07-30-2012, 05:45 PM
good stuff, better than any of the national so-called out lets.

SpringStein
07-30-2012, 05:53 PM
Excellent! Gives people that have never been an idea of what it's like.

Ziggy
07-30-2012, 06:20 PM
Good pics and good analysis. It was a great day for football out there. Hillman surprised me with his power as well.

broncosteven
07-30-2012, 06:34 PM
Titan should make kids Bronco picture books!

LOL

titan
07-30-2012, 06:52 PM
Good pics and good analysis. It was a great day for football out there. Hillman surprised me with his power as well.

Thanks. This is the time of year I most appreciate Orange Mane. The different perspectives on the practices I always find interesting. Khan wrote about the offensive and defensive lines today - drills I didn't focus on (instead I was watching the qb's, rb's, and wr's)

Keep those practice reports coming!

Punisher
07-30-2012, 10:33 PM
Nice

t-diddy
07-30-2012, 10:55 PM
Well done sir! Thanks.

Stuck in Cali
07-30-2012, 11:05 PM
Thanks for sharing your day at camp. Very nice!

Bronco Yoda
07-31-2012, 12:22 PM
Fantastic!!!!! thanks :)