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HEAV
05-18-2010, 08:47 AM
May 17th, 2010, 6:37 pm · Post a Comment · posted by Frank Schwab

It's May, and Josh McDaniels is not inclined to give opponents much information, so take this for what it's worth: McDaniels said he plans to use a fullback more in 2010. In practice, starting fullback Spencer Larsen was in on a lot of plays. The Broncos don't have many fullbacks, so tight end Marquez Branson lined up in the backfield as a lead blocker when Larsen was out.

"In the running game we’re going to use a little bit more two-back sets," McDaniels said. "You saw Larsen and Branson back there taking most of those reps at the fullback spot. We’re still going to be spread out and do some of the things that we’ve done before and we go through an evaluation every spring and come up with some new things. We watch some other teams that have been successful doing other things and we’ve liked some things and feel like we’ve got some personnel that can do some of them."

-- Rookie receivers Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas, both recovering from foot injuries, were present at the beginning of practice but didn't participate. McDaniels said he won't rush them.

"If they come back at the end for minicamp, we’re not going to jump in there and injure them before training camp but if one or both of them can, and we feel good about it, then they’ll be out there as soon as possible," McDaniels said.

-- Again, file this under "It's May," but McDaniels said there will be more emphasis in stretching the field in the passing game this season. And, in fact, there were plenty of deep throws in practice.

"We want to make an emphasis on that early in the spring and those are always the most difficult to hit when you haven’t really worked on them in terms of timing and all that," McDaniels said.

-- At center Dustin Fry got most of the work with the first unit, with rookie J.D. Walton coming in after him. The center picture won't be totally clear until Russ Hochstein is ready to return from a knee injury. Tyler Polumbus and rookie Zane Beadles were with the starting offense at left and right tackle, replacing Ryan Clady and Ryan Harris. Seth Olsen and Chris Kuper were the guards.

- Alphonso Smith lined up as the third cornerback in the nickel defense. That's a good show of support by the coaching staff, which didn't always show that kind of faith in Smith during a rocky rookie season.

- D.J. Williams and Jamal Williams were excused from practice. Wesley Woodyard replaced Williams in the base defense, and Williams was replaced by Ronald Fields.

- Baraka Atkins got a lot of playing time at linebacker, with Elvis Dumervil taking limited reps (the unsigned restricted free agent practiced after signing a waiver). Atkins is next in line at outside linebacker because Darrell Reid is still recovering after knee surgery.

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Dagmar
05-18-2010, 08:50 AM
In before the http://vmedia.rivals.com/IMAGES/PROSPECT/PHOTO/PEYTONHILLIS.JPG

theAPAOps5
05-18-2010, 08:50 AM
And here come the trading of Hillis and his 5 tools of awesome comments! :)

theAPAOps5
05-18-2010, 08:51 AM
Ha Dag posted pretty much the same thing at the same time!

watermock
05-18-2010, 01:54 PM
Sounds like an expansion team, only they didn't set the WR's.

Gaffney's going to be a monster.

baja
05-18-2010, 02:34 PM
Ha Dag posted pretty much the same thing at the same time!

but was there a giff?

The Joker
05-18-2010, 02:41 PM
Sounds like an expansion team, only they didn't set the WR's.

Gaffney's going to be a monster.

What do you expect when we pass on Suh TWICE!

Well be lucky to win 4 games this year.

Offense is going to be painful.

The night is darkest just before the dawn.

9-7.

Can't read my pokerface.

Kaylore
05-18-2010, 02:49 PM
What do you expect when we pass on Suh TWICE!

Well be lucky to win 4 games this year.

Offense is going to be painful.

The night is darkest just before the dawn.

9-7.

Can't read my pokerface.

Looks can be deceiving

Why do you think we moved Hilis for peanuts?

buy a clue

Slowshon's running uphill both ways

2-8

you can stand under my umbrella

Archer81
05-18-2010, 03:24 PM
Mock haiku...the gift that keeps on giving.


:Broncos:

Play2win
05-18-2010, 03:45 PM
Mock haiku...the gift that keeps on giving.


:Broncos:

Yep! ;D

Dagmar
05-18-2010, 04:11 PM
but was there a giff?

No, just a picture. Someone quote this will you?

Archer81
05-18-2010, 04:14 PM
No, just a picture. Someone quote this will you?



:Broncos:

listopencil
05-18-2010, 04:45 PM
Looks can be deceiving

Why do you think we moved Hilis for peanuts?

buy a clue

Slowshon's running uphill both ways

2-8

you can stand under my umbrella


How's the ringleadeer even going to control the center ring? the right ring? the left ring? He's a midget in big boy pants with a whip.

And now this. might as well throw out all the tools before we even build the basenment for th house. ridicuolos.

Don't even get me started on the fondue set. yeah. I went there. Fondue.

Winless in 2010

Archer81
05-18-2010, 04:48 PM
Oure 06 draft is history.

Shanahans offense replaced with a midget corner.

Ty law is old ad dirte.

Beavis has a hoodie complex.

:Broncos:

listopencil
05-18-2010, 07:14 PM
Oure 06 draft is history.

Shanahans offense replaced with a midget corner.

Ty law is old ad dirte.

Beavis has a hoodie complex.

:Broncos:


Hillis ran circles around Moreno yesterday.

Yes- running backs run pass routes.

Say they don't. Idiots.

Cheese is a drug.

extralife
05-18-2010, 07:33 PM
best thread ever

Kaylore
05-18-2010, 09:24 PM
Hillis ran circles around Moreno yesterday.

Yes- running backs run pass routes.

Say they don't. Idiots.

Cheese is a drug.


I don't see an impact back

Who knows what beavis sees.

Maybe Tebow.

He's some prick that has gotten inside my puter.

That is what is so amusing.

**** you, Tebow.

We've never been to outer space

Low orbit.

I paint the waffle in my mailbox

Paladin
05-18-2010, 09:53 PM
Stfu

Archer81
05-18-2010, 10:12 PM
Buy a vowel.


:Broncos:

baja
05-18-2010, 10:28 PM
Buy a vowel.


:Broncos:

Or

Vuy a Bowel.

Archer81
05-18-2010, 10:30 PM
Or

Vuy a Bowel.


Well played, sir.


:Broncos: