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Bronco Rob
08-07-2009, 06:44 AM
As the largest crowd to ever watch a Broncos practice began to disperse Thursday night, they took with them autographs from a player or two and a first impression of quarterback Kyle Orton.

The autographs, most of which were scribbled quickly, may have been easier to read.

Orton completed so many passes to Brandon Stokley during the controlled scrimmage at Invesco Field at Mile High that no one should have trouble learning who will play the Wes Welker role in the Broncos' new offense this year.

But there was also a smattering of boos from the gathering of 13,402 fans after Orton was intercepted twice by cornerback Andre Goodman, who returned one for a touchdown.

"Made some mistakes, did some good things," Orton said. "Got some things to learn from."

For the first time in a while, backup quarterback Chris Simms took a few snaps with the first-team offense. Is the quarterback competition back on?

"I can't answer that," Simms said. "I did the best with the reps I get. Whether it's with the ones or twos, I don't really care. I'm just going to go out and compete. I know that's a token answer, but it's the truth."

In the latter part of the scrimmage, however, Orton took every rep with the first team.

"Kyle's progressing every day," Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said. "Great attitude, understands the system and again, there's a lot of people that have got to improve with what they're doing."

No one saw Brian Dawkins or Brandon Marshall. Dawkins, the Broncos' newly acquired Pro Bowl safety, had surgery to repair a broken right hand, an injury he suffered during the training camp workout Tuesday. Dawkins is expected to be out two weeks.

Marshall, the Broncos' leading receiver with 206 catches the previous two seasons, has been out since suffering a leg injury Sunday.

The evening scrimmage did introduce the fans to the cover skills of Goodman while allowing them to become reacquainted with Stokley.

On the first of Goodman's interceptions, Orton had Jabar Gaffney open on a post pattern but threw the ball short, allowing Goodman to recover it. On the second interception, a receiver slipped and Goodman was ready.

"I read the route early, and when the receiver slipped, I had a read on it," Goodman said. "It was nice to make a few plays in front of a decent crowd like that."


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Bronco Rob
08-07-2009, 09:49 AM
???

broncofan2438
08-07-2009, 10:07 AM
Waste...Orton sucks

Taco John
08-07-2009, 10:12 AM
Stokely has the potential to become a favorite son in Denver this year.

Bronco Rob
08-07-2009, 11:26 AM
Stokely has the potential to become a favorite son in Denver this year.



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Grover
08-07-2009, 11:38 AM
Wait, this can't be right. I'm confused

Wasn't it about two days ago that "Royal was Emerging as Broncos Offensive Centerpiece"?

Poor Eddie has been replaced!

TheReverend
08-07-2009, 11:40 AM
Stokely has the potential to become a favorite son in Denver this year.

I think he earned that a couple years ago. The guy's been such a great, clutch signing, and who knows the level of impact he's made behind the scenes teaching his vast knowledge of route running to guys like Brandon and ESPECIALLY guys with a similar play style like Royal.

Los Broncos
08-07-2009, 12:03 PM
Last year on 3rd down I would say Stokley time and it would be a 1st down.

Now with Orton throwing the rock, I'm not sure.

Bronco Rob
08-07-2009, 02:52 PM
I think he earned that a couple years ago. The guy's been such a great, clutch signing, and who knows the level of impact he's made behind the scenes teaching his vast knowledge of route running to guys like Brandon and ESPECIALLY guys with a similar play style like Royal.




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dbfan4life
08-07-2009, 03:27 PM
;)

Are you just running down the list of smilies?

DivineLegion
08-07-2009, 05:11 PM
The only reason Stokley is playing that role is because Eddies taken over for Bromadona Marshall