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oubronco
08-03-2010, 01:17 PM
Posted August 3, 2010, 12:30 pm

Dove Valley Days, Tuesday, Aug. 3
By Mike Klis

Dove Valley Days

Highlight: Kyle Orton got the job done in the practice-ending 2-minute drill. Actually there was 1:50 remaining, the ball on the 20 and the Broncos’ first-team offense was down 17-14. Orton completed a 20-yard pass to Brandon Lloyd, who made a splendid catch from his rear. Another completion to Lloyd was followed by a sack. Third-and-9, Orton found running back Lance Ball open across the middle for a 16-yard gain to the Denver D’s 40-yard line.
Orton then threw a beautiful deep spiral down the left sideline to an outstretched Jabar Gaffney, who beat Andre’ Goodman on the play. Gaffney’s momentum took him into the end zone for the practice-winning TD.

Lowlight: There were times when the new offensive line had its struggles against their defensive front. On one pass play, Jarvis Moss broke free on Tim Tebow, but the linebacker was not allowed to touch the quarterback. So Moss stood there a foot away from Tebow while the quarterback pump faked. Moss still stood there as Tebow fired a completed pass across the middle to Eric Decker. The crowd cheered the completion. Later, Tebow had the ball swatted away while standing in the pocket, and middle linebacker Mario Haggan picked off the fumble in the air.

Quote: “”When we have a defensive coordinator that is vocal, it’s only going to make us want to be more vocal. If I can hear him, I want him to hear me making the calls.’’
–Broncos safety Renaldo Hill on defensive coordinator Don Martindale.

Quarterback Watch: Tim Tebow had his best passing practice of camp. His best was a crossing-pattern dart to a well-covered Richard Quinn, who caught it, but fumbled after it was swatted out from behind.
Kyle Orton did the job on the 2-minute drill.
Brady Quinn also threw well, especially while hitting Eric Decker on a seam pattern.

Position battle: The kids will have to wait. After Eddie Royal and Jabar Gaffney, the next two receivers who are getting the most reps are Brandon Lloyd and Matt Willis. Willis has been the surprise of early camp. After spending most of last season on the Broncos’ practice squad, Willis, a third-year player from UCLA, came into camp knowing he had to hold off top-round draft picks DeMaryius Thomas and Eric Decker. Willis caught two long passes in the first practice Sunday, then made the hit of the day Monday. Broncos’ backup nickelback Alphonso Smith had picked up Quinn’s fumble and returned it for decent yardage until Willis unloaded on him near the players’ sideline. Elvis Dumervil protected his defensive teammate by coming off the sideline to give Willis some smack-talk. The intensity of the entire practice picked up from that point on.

Camp schedule: There is no public viewing for the rookie walk-through practice this afternoon, or for the full-squad practice Wednesday morning. The next camp practice open to the public will at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Parking and admission are free.

–Mike Klis

oubronco
08-03-2010, 01:18 PM
Posted August 3, 2010 (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2010/08/03), 1:12 pm
More work for Woodyard (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2010/08/03/more-work-for-woodyard/4185/)

By Lindsay Jones (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/author/lindsay-jones/)
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With starting inside linebacker DJ Williams missing his second practice of camp (he also sat our Sunday evening), third-year linebacker Wesley Woodyard spent Tuesday morning’s practice working with the first-team base defense.
Woodyard, who went undrafted out of Kentucky in 2008, played primarily on passing downs last year, in addition to his key role on special teams.
The Broncos seem to have depth at inside linebacker this year, with the addition of Akin Ayodele (who started 15 games last season for Miami), the recent trade for Joe Mays from Philadelphia, and the return of Nick Griesen, who missed all of ‘09 after injuring his knee in training camp.
But it is Woodyard who continues to work his way up the depth chart, in part because of his work ethic. Woodyard was one of 10 players voted by the rest of the team has the offseason award winners.
Head coach Josh McDaniels (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/josh-mcdaniels/) wouldn’t specify why Williams was held out of practice Tuesday.
“There’s some guys we want to make sure we monitor and are smart with, we take care of. DJ is one of them,” McDaniels said. “That doesn’t mean guys don’t have things we need to nourish back to help either, so you know, there’s nothing wrong with D.J. We’ll have him out here soon.”

Rugby7
08-03-2010, 01:24 PM
Orton completed a 20-yard pass to Brandon Lloyd, who made a splendid catch from his rear.

How do you do that?

DeuceOfClub
08-03-2010, 01:30 PM
How do you do that?

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Que
08-03-2010, 01:32 PM
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Well, that certainly opens the playbook up a bit now doesn't it?

oubronco
08-03-2010, 01:33 PM
Touche'

_Oro_
08-03-2010, 01:34 PM
I don't know if putting a huge hit on Al Smith can qualify for hit of the day. I mean come on, Al is like 4ft tall.

bronco militia
08-03-2010, 01:35 PM
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:thanku:[

Kaylore
08-03-2010, 01:35 PM
http://blog.denverbroncos.com/denverbroncos/2010-training-camp-day-3-a-m-blog/
Bright blue skies and a few clouds welcomed the team to the morning practice on day three that was spent mostly working on the run game.

From run blocking drills on offense to run fits on defense, the ground game was highlighted in this morning’s two-hour practice. As is becoming the norm, a large crowd cheered on the team throughout the session.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

With the running game the focus of the day, all four running backs and fullback Spencer Larsen got extensive work carrying the ball. Kolby Smith got the majority of carries with the first group, but the order would change from drill to drill.

In 9-on-7 and the team portion, Zane Beadles manned left guard with J.D. Walton running center for the first team. Head Coach Josh McDaniels has said that he is going to rotate those positions during camp and today was Beadles and Walton’s opportunity.

With D.J. Williams not on the practice field, Wesley Woodyard took his spot with the first unit.

DRILLS
# In keeping with the running game spirit of the day, most of the drills involved 1-on-1 and group blocking. On one side of the field, the tight ends and offensive tackles teamed up on the defensive tackles and outside linebackers while on the other side of the field the guards and centers took on the nose tackles and middle backers.
# Running backs coach Eric Studesville had the running backs work on lead blocking on a blocking sled. All the backs earned extensive praise from Studesville on the drill for keeping their pad level low. Studesville urged the backs to take that intensity into the 9-on-7 period.
# In the 9-on-7 period, the first group of defenders; Ryan McBean, Ronald Fields, Justin Bannan, Elvis Dumervil, Robert Ayers, Woodyard and Mario Haggan slowed down the running game. Once they were spelled by the second unit, Lance Ball made one cut and was headed to the end zone, drawing the ire of Wink Martindale.
# While the running game was being worked on one field, the quarterbacks, wide receivers and secondary went through drills on the other. The drill had two wide receivers going against man coverage with a safety over top.
# During the special teams period of practice, kickoff return was the focus. Through most of camp, Eddie Royal, Alphonso Smith, Perrish Cox and Matthew Willis have taken all the reps. Today, Cassius Vaughn took several reps returning kicks and drew the praise of his teammates on his first return.

PLAYMAKERS
# In this space and on other locations, you have probably heard the name Matthew Willis mentioned multiple times for his play on offense. Today’s mention is a littler different as it involves him hitting rather than catching. Early in the team period, Tim Tebow found Richard Quinn streaking across the middle. As Quinn turned up field, Woodyard stripped the ball from him and Alphonso Smith scooped it up. As Smith was headed to the sideline, so was Willis who collided with Smith for the biggest hit of camp thus far. The sound of the collision drew an “ooohhhh” from those in attendance.
# Several passes came close to being intercepted, but the only man who was able to pull one in was Darcel McBath. McBath was in the right place at the right time as Demaryius Thomas tipped a ball right into his hands.
# During a two-minute drill to end practice, Kyle Orton found Jabar Gaffney streaking down the sideline for a touchdown.

QUICK HITS
# Before practice, wide receivers coach Adam Gase worked with Thomas and Eric Decker on getting off of press coverage.
# Larsen has been active in the running game and passing game. On one play, Orton bought some time and found Larsen open in the middle. Just as he turned up field Ayers met him with a big hit. The former linebacker appreciated the knock and gave Ayers a congratulatory slap on the helmet.
# Quinn went deep on two consecutive plays in the team session. On the first one, he had Brandon Stokley in stride, but Smith knocked the ball away at the last moment. On the next play, Decker beat his man and caught the pass down the middle of the field.
# The team worked on punting out of the end zone and some situational drills including second-and-one and drawing the defense offside on fourth-and-1.

TRAINING CAMP JUKEBOX

Offseason champ Russ Hochstein is rumored to have picked out this morning’s playlis, which featured Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ball and Chain by Social Distortion and Fishing in the Dark by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Also played during practice to simulate crowd noise, was Mother by Danzig and Rick Ross’ B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast). The latter had the defense swaying back and forth in the huddle.

Below are some photos from today’s morning session. The team will be back on the field this afternoon at 4 p.m. for a practice closed to the public, but DenverBroncos.com will still provide coverage.

-Kyle Sonneman, DenverBroncos.com

dbfan21
08-03-2010, 01:36 PM
Well, that certainly opens the playbook up a bit now doesn't it?

:spit:

BMarsh615
08-03-2010, 01:41 PM
http://www.broncoszone.net/2010/08/practice-report-tuesday-aug-3rd.html

On Tuesday the Broncos were back on the field for their third day of training camp practice, here is a quick review of the morning session:

Tim Tebow is all that


Call him an overachiever, or a great leader, Tebow beat all the skill players at the end of practice in conditioning sprints. Along with the other two quarterbacks, Tebow's arm looked just fine, throwing with accuracy and zip. There were one or two dirt balls (balls thrown at the receivers feet) coming from Tebow as well from Quinn and Orton, but overall the quarterbacks had a good practice.


Starting quarterback Kyle Orton got the most repetitions, while Orton and Tebow currently got their fair amount of plays under center.


Situational drills

Towards the second half of practice the coaches set up down and distance markers, simulating a 3rd down play. All three quarterbacks ran plays, attempting to get the offense a first down. Kyle Orton started 0-for-2, Brady Quinn then came in and completed a pass. The next play Quinn threw to Demaryius Thomas, who was passed the first down marker. Thomas jumped over Champ Bailey to make the catch, only to see Bailey rip the ball out on the way down. After the other QB's failed to reach the first down marker, Tebow came in. His first attempt fell incomplete, but on 4th down he found Richard Quinn for a big gain, and first down. After Quinn made the catch, a defender knocked the ball out, Alphonso Smith recovered and ran it back about 10 yards before being lit up by receiver Matt Willis. The Broncos weren't able to get a first down, credit goes to the defense, and sloppy offense.


The secondary looks good

The Broncos coverage from the first team defense looked very well all practice, a few times even forcing a "sack", although at practice the players aren't allowed to tackle the QB's, so every pass was thrown, even if it wouldn't have been in a game. The secondary was aided by the defensive line, even without Jamal Williams, a pass rush was pretty consistent. At one time a defender got to Tebow and even knocked the ball out.


Lance Ball rises above other running backs, Kolby Smith goes to the dog house

Without Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter, the Broncos rushing attack wasn't as successful as they'd like it to be. Of the backs, Lance Ball showed the most flashes, breaking one run for a touchdown against the second team defense. Kolby Smith didn't have as much success, getting yelled at by McDaniels to not stop running. Later Smith fumbled, he didn't even need to be told, and took off running a lap around the field.


The receivers have good practice, Richard Quinn does not

All the receivers made some nice plays on Tuesday, with Brandon Lloyd making a lot of catches during the two minute drill. In the teams second 3rd down situation session, Eddie Royal caught a screen pass, made a few moves and was off to the races. Veteran Brandon Stokley also scored what would have been a touchdown in a game, catching a pass from Brady Quinn in a offense vs defense scrimmage. Jabar Gaffney caught a touchdown on a fade route on the last play of the teams two minute drill. Gaffney looked good throughout practice. Rookie Demaryius Thomas made some grabs, and had some struggles as well, dropping a few passes. Eric Decker looks fully recovered from his ankle injury, and got applauses from the fans after making a few diving catches. I didn't see any passes to Daniel Graham, but fellow Tight Ends Marquez Branson and Richard Quinn had a fair share of dropped passes. Quinn seemed to struggle when placed in a catching Tight End position.


The Defense has a swagger

When the offense huddled for a play, upbeat music came on the loud speakers, and instantly the whole defense started dancing and breaking down with the beat. Saftey Brian Dawkins looked even more beastly than normal when he swayed to the beat of the music. Throughout practice the defense was loud, it fit their style of play. Outside linebackers Elvis Dumervil and Robert Ayers have improved vastly from last year in run support. During a rushing drill both Ayers and Dumervil set up each other to make plays, taking advantage of it, they stopped the backs in the backfield a majority of the time. After Lance Ball made a nice run, one of the defensive coaches starting yelling, "Nobody runs on the Broncos!" After that, the first team didn't allow anymore long rushes.


Marcus Thomas struggles against double team

During a 3-on-3 drill with three offensive lineman and a running back against a defensive tackle and two linebackers, Marcus Thomas struggled playing nose tackle. The line beat him up, double teaming and pancaking him on just about every play. It made Thomas look even worse when defensive lineman Ronald Fields came in and broke right through the double team to stop the running back in the backfield.


Perrish Cox handling a lot of kick return duties

Rookie cornerback Perrish Cox returned most of the kickoffs during practice, taking a few all the way back. Receiver Eddie Royal returned a few as well, among Lance Ball and others.

Br0nc0Buster
08-03-2010, 01:49 PM
I doubt Marcus Thomas makes the team as a NT, I never understood why they didnt have him play end

Rohirrim
08-03-2010, 01:54 PM
Well, that certainly opens the playbook up a bit now doesn't it?

:spit:

crush17
08-03-2010, 01:57 PM
I doubt Marcus Thomas makes the team as a NT, I never understood why they didnt have him play end

They will move him back over to end when Baker and Williams start practicing again.

Al Wilson 4 Mayor
08-03-2010, 02:04 PM
They will move him back over to end when Baker and Williams start practicing again.

So, does that make him 4th in the DE rotation? He's gonna have to have a great TC and Pre-Season to make the team.

BMarsh615
08-03-2010, 02:21 PM
http://maxdenver.com/blog1/2010/08/03/valley-vittles-aug-3-morning-practice/

ATTENDANCE: Running backs Correll Buckhalter and Knowshon Moreno, defensive lineman Chris Baker, linebacker D.J. Williams, wide receiver Kenny McKinley and safety Josh Barrett all sat out. McDaniels declined to comment about their absences, adding, “There’s going to be a lot of guys fluctuating. I’d be sitting here talking about it for 10 minutes every day if that was the case. There’ll be more guys tomorrow morning. There’s just some guys we want to monitor and be smart with and take care of.”

HILLSIDE ATTENDANCE: 1,646 found places along the knolls surrounding the west practice field.

INJURIES: None apparent during the practice. Buckhalter and Moreno continue to work back from their injuries, suffered Sunday morning. McDaniels said that Williams was one of the players “we want to monitor and be smart with and take care of,” adding, “There’s nothing wrong with D.J. We’ll have him out here soon.

WEATHER: It was a pleasant morning for football — or for virtually anything except snow sports — as the temperature rose from 70 to 77 degrees through the session with light winds of between four and six miles per hour.
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THE STANDOUTS: OLB ELVIS DUMERVIL: What made the day impressive was his work on the run, which included two thunderous hits on Bruce Hall and Kolby Smith. He also did what leaders are supposed to do: step up for their teammates. In this case, he came to the aid of Alphonso Smith after Matthew Willis provided a decent — but perhaps a tad excessive — hit to the second-year cornerback.

“We’re all family, but on the defensive side we’re more close,” said Dumervil, who added that by the end of practice, the matter had vanished. “You can’t do that, can’t tick our guys. When we’re out there on game days, we’re family. But on the practice field, they (the offense) are the other guys.”

WR JABAR GAFFNEY: Caught virtually everything thrown his way Tuesday, most notably a 40-yard strike from Kyle Orton up the left sideline that gave the offense a touchdown under late-game conditions. Gaffney’s grab punctuated a successful drive for the first-team offense to close practice. With all the hubbub over Willis and rookies Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, Gaffney has quietly cobbled together a solid camp so far.

CB PERRISH COX: He intercepted a pass in one-on-one drills, but what was most impressive was his turn on kickoff returns, where he made one move and accelerated upfield, hitting top gear so fast that the coverage team looked flat-footed. This kind of work should look familiar to anyone who’s an Oklahoma State fan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJn1kAbtiHM) — or an Oklahoma follower, for that matter.
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THE NOTES: STILL SLOPPY: After growing agitated over timing penalties and other miscues by the offense Monday, McDaniels found more reason for frustration after his offense turned over the football three times during team periods of practice.
The offense was turnover-free in the first three practices of training camp, but that began to change when tight end Richard Quinn fumbled in the open field after being hit by Wesley Woodyard. Alphonso Smith recovered the loose football and then ran upfield before being hit by Matthew Willis.

“That was Woodyard’s great play,” Smith said. “I was just a part of it. We’re just trying to stress turnovers. I happen to be in the right place at the right time when Woodyard punched the ball out and just tried to recover it and give our offense back the ball.”
Darcel McBath intercepted a Brady Quinn pass that skipped off the outstretched hands of Demaryius Thomas, while Mario Haggan grabbed a loose football in mid-air that Tim Tebow lost under pressure in the backfield.

“There were some things in the middle (of practice) we weren’t real pleased with,” McDaniels said. “That’s training camp. We’re making progress in a lot of different areas. It’s hard to feel like you had a great practice in training camp, because when you go against each other, somebody’s usually on the losing end.”

IT HAS BECOME COMMON for players to run laps after miscues. Quinn ran one lap after a dropped pass and another after his lost fumble, and the entire offense ran a lap together Monday afternoon.
But there is punishment for the defense when it can’t convert its chances — in the form of push-ups. Whenever Brian Dawkins can’t convert what he feels is a sure takeaway, he drops and does push-ups — right in front of the fans.

“That’s a touchdown. That’s a possession changer. That’s a third down and short,” he said. “If I picked the ball and take it to the house, we’re up seven points. I dropped it and didn’t get another chance. I got to make sure I make those plays. That’s my second one. What I like to do though is I like to drop them early in practice. Nah, just kidding.
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THE NEXT PRACTICE: The Broncos practice Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. MDT and Wednesday morning at 8:45 a.m., but both sessions are closed to the general public. The next practice open to fans will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

oubronco
08-03-2010, 02:41 PM
Denver Broncos Training Camp 2010 – Tuesday Aug. 3rd a.m. practice report (http://broncotalk.net/2010/08/16361/broncos-news/denver-broncos-training-camp-2010-tuesday-aug-3rd-a-m-practice-report/)


Posted Tue Aug 3rd by Kyle (http://broncotalk.net/author/kmonty/)


http://broncotalk.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/demaryiusthomas-215x300.jpg (http://broncotalk.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/demaryiusthomas.jpg) Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Demarius Thomas misses a pass during the afternoon session of the first day of NFL football training camp at Broncos headquarters in Englewood, Colo., Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

It was more defensive domination Tuesday as the Denver Broncos returned for Day Three of their 2010 training camp. Fumbles and blown assignments highlighted a run-heavy practice that saw all four running backs split reps, although the offense certainly made a few highlight-reel-worthy plays.
Attendance Report: LB D.J. Williams, WR Kenny McKinley, S Josh Barrett, DL Chris Baker, NT Jamal Williams, LB Darrell Reid, T Ryan Clady, RB Knowshon Moreno, and RB Correll Buckhalter missed practice. 1,646 fans in attendance.
Studs
DL Ryan McBean — I’ve been impressed with McBean for a few practices now, and he finally gets a little spotlight for his efforts. In one-on-one drills, McBean is the toughest challenge for the opposing blocker. Today he tossed rookie Paul Duncan around before besting Tyler Polumbus a few minutes later. Moreover, the offense has struggled running to the left side in team drills in large part because Polumbus and Zane Beadles have yet to figure out how to handle both McBean and Elvis Dumervil.
LB Elvis Dumervil — Doom was everywhere today, literally and figuratively. The Broncos moved him around a bit, and the league’s sack-leader seemed to adapt to every challenge thrown his way. At one point he got past two blockers and blew up a screen to Matthew Willis, who would have been clotheslined to the ground in game action.
Returner Perrish Cox — It’s exciting to watch this kid every time a kickoff or punt goes his way. He has great vision and a real fluid, deceptive speed about him in each cut. He had another solid day today.
Duds
WR Demaryius Thomas — It was a rough practice for the rookie. Thomas dropped several passes, including one that went right through his hands and into a waiting Darcel McBath, who intercepted it. He also appeared to have missed a cut on a route Orton was expecting him to take.
QB Tim Tebow — Tebow didn’t have a terrible practice, but his attempt at a jump-shot pass in team drills (that went nowhere) drew laughs from those in attendance nearby. He also had a fumbled snap in 7-on-7’s.
LB Jarvis Moss — Moss was badly out of place and broke contain on a play in team drills, drawing jeers of “Come on, Jarvis!” from several assistant coaches. The offense was able to toss a short pass to Daniel Graham to the area Moss had vacated, who stumbled forward for a good 20 yards.
Play of the Day #1
During team drills, quarterback Kyle Orton fired at tight end Richard Quinn, who hauled in the difficult-to-catch ball for 15 yards. Seconds later Quinn fumbled as he fell to the ground, and Alphonso Smith recovered, rolled right, and saw daylight. Out of nowhere came 6′0″, 190 lb. WR Matthew Willis, who delivered the best hit of the day. There were murmurs that the hit was so intense that Dumervil angrily got in Willis’ face, although I didn’t see this take place.
Play of the Day #2
Orton delivered a deep beauty to Jabar Gaffney for a long touchdown during the two-minute drill.
Next Up
The Broncos will next hold two media-only practices, one from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. today and the other from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The next public practice is Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

oubronco
08-03-2010, 02:42 PM
McNuggets: Broncos training camp quotes, 08/03/10 a.m. (http://broncotalk.net/2010/08/16371/transcripts/mcnuggets-broncos-training-camp-quotes-080310-a-m/)


Posted Tue Aug 3rd by Kyle (http://broncotalk.net/author/kmonty/)


Josh McDaniels, Perrish Cox, Toney Baker, Renaldo Hill, Brian Dawkins, and Justin Bannan address the media after Tuesday a.m. practice.
HEAD COACH JOSH McDANIELS
On if he saw any improvements today
“Maybe on one side. You know, again, we started well. I thought the offense finished well on the two-minute drive. You know, there were some things in the middle we weren’t real pleased with, but again that’s training camp. We’re making progress in a lot of different areas. It’s hard to come out here as the head coach and feel like you had a great practice because when you are going against each other, you know, somebody is usually on the losing end; so you know there’s a lot of things to work on but (I) love our attitude and our energy and hopefully we can keep that up.”
On how much WRs Brandon Lloyd and Matthew Willis learned from being here last season
“Yeah, they’re playing like players that have been in the system before even though they didn’t play a lot of game snaps in that system, and that’s great for them. That means they did a lot of work on their own. They took all the information in. They paid attention in meetings last year. Again, those guys, that’s a – particularly for guys that have been in the National Football League for more than one year, to go through what they went through and kind of sat and waited their turn – they are making the most of their opportunities now.”
On what he sees differently in (LB) Jarvis Moss from a year ago
“He had a great offseason, and you know we talked to Jarvis about that being important for him. I think he’s stronger. His weight – he’s maintained his weight, which has been an up-and-down thing and has kind of fluctuated in the past (with) Jarvis. He’s got such a lean body, but he’s very powerful and as long as we can do that and keep him at the weight we want him to be at that will be good for him as far as the long term; but he’s playing, he knows the system better – it’s not his first year in this system playing as an outside linebacker and he’s doing a lot of the little things right that takes some time to learn, so we are excited about what we’ve got with Jarvis this year.”
On how tough it is as a coach to evaluate talent in training camp
“I think you can evaluate the athleticism and the things that you need them to do in terms of the speed, the separation that you want them to get or not in terms of the defensive backs. We are looking more at those things right now. Certainly, we’ll find out through our preseason games and then some of our tackling drills and those kinds of things – who’s willing to tackle and hit and bring people to the ground. But, we think that we’ve assembled a fairly tough football team in that regard too, you know, the skilled players. We’ve got some bigger corners this year. We know we got physical safeties. We have some bigger receivers, so I think that’s something we look forward to in the preseason, but the athleticism and the skill level – we can evaluate it.”
On what he has seen from RBs Kolby Smith and Lance Ball
“Up and down. There’s some good and then there’s some learning experiences that they’re going through. To me, I am treating them all like rookies – that group there – because even though some of them have been in the league for a little while, to learn our system and then to go out there and play fast in it and physical and do the things mentally we’re asking of them, it’s not easy. They are going through some ups and downs. The good thing is they are getting a lot of reps and I think with every rep, hopefully, they are learning something and then we can get better each practice.”
On if he is trying to ease (LB) D.J. Williams into practice
“There are going to be a lot of guys that are kind of fluctuating like that. I mean, I would be sitting here talking for 10 minutes about it every day if that was the case. There would be more guys tomorrow morning that won’t be out here. It’s just, you know, there’s some guys we want to make sure we monitor and are smart with – we take care of. D.J. is one of them. That doesn’t mean that guys don’t have things we need to nourish back to health either, so you know, there’s nothing wrong with D.J. We’ll have him out here soon.”
On his expectations for (LB) Mario Haggan
“Well, he’s a captain and everybody respects Mario incredibly. He’s a guy that’s worked his way from a special-teams player into a starting defensive player and now he’s moved positions and he’s playing – having a really good training camp so far. I think the guys expect him to be vocal, loud – which he is never shy about doing that – and physical. That’s showing up in the middle of our defense right now and we are excited about what that group can do. He’s a 270-pound guy playing ‘Mike’ linebacker and there’s some other guys in that linebacking corps that have size too, so he just makes it even that much bigger.”
RUNNING BACK TONEY BAKER
On getting increased repetitions
“Just taking it as an opportunity to get better each and every day. We’re praying for (RBs Correll Buckhalter and Knowshon Moreno) to come back soon, very soon, but we’ve just got to keep on trying to get better each day.”
On the opportunity the increased repetitions represent
“It’s a great opportunity, it really is. I’ve just got to keep my head in the book and just come out and work every day and try to solidify a spot on this team and that’s what I’m up to do every day.”
On coming in as an undrafted free agent
“Really, I just took it as an opportunity. I kind of expected to get drafted and when that didn’t happen, I was a little upset with that but the Broncos, they brought me in and I think they believe in me and I’m just going to keep working hard and do the best I can.”
On when the Broncos called him
“They actually called me late in the seventh round saying that if I didn’t get picked up by anybody that they’d like me to come out and they wished me luck for the rest of the draft and they sure did, they called me right after the last pick.”
On which other teams called for him
“Yeah, I got maybe five or six other teams that called and they just kept calling and I just had to think about it. I really felt that this would be the best spot for me and the best opportunity.”
On why he chose to come to the Broncos
“Really, I didn’t see any power backs on the roster, and I just thought that it would be a great place to play. I grew up watching the Broncos and I liked the Broncos a lot watching (former Broncos RB) Terrell Davis and those teams and I just thought it would be a good opportunity.”
On Denver’s history of successful players who were chosen late in the draft or brought in as free agents
“Yeah, obviously, that is something I hope could work out for me and they’re very open minded here which I love and the best players are going to play.”
On whether he likes to run over a defender or run around him
“It really just depends for me but I definitely love lowering the shoulder and running between the tackles. I think that’s why they brought me here but I definitely can get outside as well.”

On whether he feels more in a rhythm getting more repetitions
“Absolutely, particularly in pass protections and things of that nature. Everybody here can run or we wouldn’t be here, but just things like that in the passing game, that is really helping me get comfortable with the offense.”

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN JUSTIN BANNAN
On camp
“It’s tough, I’m tired. It’s a grind, there’s no way around it. The first week of camp is always a pain in the butt and you just have to get used to wearing the pads, wearing the helmet, running those sprints after practice – they’ll kill you but it’s just the way it is. This is why it’s football.”
On whether this camp is any different for him than previous camps
“Not too much, at the end of the day, it’s all universal. There are 31 other teams out there doing the same thing, so like I said, it is what it is and you just have to get through it.”
On the defensive line
“We’re coming along. I think each day we’re improving and that’s a good thing. I think the main thing throughout this camp is going to be us building the chemistry together, learn how to work together, just learning how each individual comes about going to work and just becoming a cohesive unit – that’s going to be the key on defense. Learn that chemistry with each other.”
CORNERBACK PERRISH COX
On his impact in special teams
“There was one extra good reason I got drafted – for special teams. It’s kind of one of the big things I love to do. Any way I can help out. (WR) Eddie (Royal) has got a lot of plays, offensively. If I can help him out by returning a lot of kicks, I wouldn’t mind doing that.”
On his performance on special teams so far
“Actually, I think I’m doing pretty good. I get a lot of reps after (practice). I catch a lot of balls and work on ball security, so I get a lot of work at it.”
On the emphasis on special teams in today’s practice
“It kind of broke me down a little bit, but it’s something I’ve got to work through. I’ve got to just get my stamina up and work hard and do what I can do after practice and get a lot of extra work in.”
On his conversations with WR Eddie Royal during drills
“We just put in a few extra returns earlier today, so I ask him for a little help – who am I cutting off of and who do I look for when I return kicks? That’s one of the things I look forward to — just like I do with (CB) Champ (Bailey) at corner.”
On what he’s learned from CB Champ Bailey
“Everything. I actually go to him more than I go to Coach – every little aspect. What am I looking for on this play and that play. He helps me with everything.”
On the difference between punt and kick returns
“Punt (return) is more difficult than kickoffs because you’ve got a lot of players running at you, and then you’ve got to focus on catching the ball and the punt team. I’d say I like kickoff return better.”
On practicing in pads
“It’s kind of better. You don’t have a receiver coming off the line easily – just a free route. You can jam and work on a lot of different techniques.”
SAFETY BRIAN DAWKINS
On his memories of Vikings QB Brett Favre
“I think the thing for those who can look past the late decision every year – what the last five or six years (was) – that to me was just a warrior. He was one of those guys that fought through a lot of injuries. He not only fought through injuries but played at a high level for a long period of time. He took a lot of chances. You knew that playing against him and you knew that playing with him, but you knew that in those chances a lot of those chances would be good chances as far as your team being able to make plays and win the game. He’s definitely a warrior.”
On if he believes Favre will retire for good
“Man, I don’t know. Do you see how the sun is out here beaming? This is the third day of two-a-days, and I’m trying to make sure I get everything down defensively. I’m not worried whether this is for real or not.”
On the physicality today
“It’s a mindset. Your body gets fatigued. Your mind gets fatigued. You have to push through it. You saw the guys. It’s not just one guy pumping up everybody. It’s a collective thing. Guys start to feel that and you push through. That’s how you build a strong mental football team – when you have to push through things like that together.”
On LB Mario Haggan
“Not thinking, just playing. He just has to go out and be Mario and not think about stuff. If you’re thinking, you’re going to be a step slow. When you don’t think and you know, you can let your athleticism show. That’s where I think Mario is going to go.”
On CB Champ Bailey
“Champ – he’s one of the best guys I’ve ever seen of conserving energy. Champ’s laid back and just chill, but when it’s time to play, he lights that thing up. He’s just one of those guys that has obviously God-given ability, but he can dial in. But when he doesn’t need to dial in, he’s laid back and letting everything just happen.”
On the emotions of today’s practice
“This is camp. You’re hot, aggravated, tired. You need to have a little aggravation – a little fisticuffs sometimes.”
On what impresses him in the young receivers
“Hands in traffic, being able to catch the ball when a lot of things are going on around you and being able to catch the ball, and then being able to separate. Obviously, some things are a little different between college and pros. There’s a certain degree of separation that you need to have as a receiver whether you’re old or young, and you can see it in the good young receivers.”
On how quickly he can evaluate a young receiver
“It takes a while, especially until you get in pads. In shorts, everybody looks good in shorts. You get in pads, camp, fatigue a little bit. It will take a while.”
On WR Brandon Lloyd
“Brandon’s been making some big plays for us – in minicamps and here in camp. He’s making big catches on a consistent basis. You were just talking about him not being consistent. For us, he’s been consistent thus far, so hopefully he can continue to do what he’s doing and make big plays for us.”
On LB Jarvis Moss
“You can see (he’s re-dedicated) in his mindset. Obviously, I haven’t been with Jarvis in other years – what everybody’s talking about. All I see is Jarvis today. What I see of Jarvis today is a guy who is dialed in, dedicated. He’s pushing himself and asking questions left and right in the meeting room to make sure he’s where he needs to be for our defense. That’s what I see in him.”
SAFETY RENALDO HILL
On whether each camp he’s been in has been different
“I think each year is different. Coaches – there are certain things they want to work on from day to day and as a player you have to come out and be ready to attack it because we’re going to go through those certain situations during the season and it’s important for us to go through it now so we’re prepared when the season comes.”
On what being in his second year in the system means to him
“It’s definitely good that we have one year under our belt, especially with the guys on the back end. I played with (CB) André (Goodman) but as far as playing with (CB) Champ (Bailey) and (S Brian) “Dawk” (Dawkins), that was totally different and we really had to come in quickly and gel but having a year under our belts, we kind of know each other’s mannerisms and we talk a little bit more. I know what Champ is thinking a little bit more, I know what “Dawk” is thinking at certain times so it’s about getting on the (same) page and then getting that to the next level. It’s always about getting better and getting to the next level. We feel we should be able to take another step forward in this second year.”
On new faces bringing improvement to the defensive line
“It’s definitely important because I think we go hand in hand from the back end to the front seven and we do have some guys playing in a different position. (LB) Mario (Haggan) is moving around a lot. We’ve got (LB) Robert Ayers, who is a newer face, plus the three down linemen we have, so it’s important for us all to get on the same page and continue to talk – not only on the field but once we get into the meeting room. That’s when we can make those adjustments so that when we come back on the field we don’t make those some errors and continue to get better from there.”
On playing for defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale
“It’s important for our defense so when we have a defensive coordinator that is vocal, it’s only going to make us want to be more vocal. If I can hear him – and I want him to hear me making the calls and I’m sure the rest of the guys feel the same way – and when everybody is vocal and talking that’s when the mistakes cut down and that’s when we can go out there and play faster and that’s all we want to do – play fast, physical, tough football.”
On WRs Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker
“They’re doing a great job of coming out here each day and just getting better – listening to the coaches and we already know they had the stature, they already have the physical abilities but it’s about being able to read the coverages and listen to the coaches and just getting better day to day. They have some great veterans in front of them so taking their advice as well.”

RonDaChamp24
08-03-2010, 02:50 PM
Great stuff guys! Thanks for posting all of this!

BMF Bronco
08-03-2010, 02:54 PM
great stuff guys! Thanks for posting all of this!

x2!

oubronco
08-03-2010, 03:07 PM
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All right, Broncos fans! It's time for a little pre-season preview. Every few days I will share some thoughts on a different position and its situation leading up to the season. For example: Quarterbacks, running backs, offensive line etc. I will assume that as Broncos fans, you know the players involved and how they arrived with the Broncos, so this will unlike most previews. Rather than tell you who plays what position, and their stats from last season, I will focus on giving you random thoughts and concerns about each position from a die-hard fans perspective. First up, quarterbacks:

Now, there has been a lot of talk about Tim Tebow and the wild circus of lovers and haters that follow him. But it's Kyle Orton, not Tebow, that should really be the focus this off-season. He is the Broncos starting quarterback and until someone takes the job from him, he is the guy most responsible for this team's success. With an aging defense and his seat getting hotter by the year, Josh McDaniels has no time to wait for his young star in the making; he has to win now. Orton had a good season last year and should be even better entering his second season in McDaniels' complex offensive system.

I also disagree with the notion that somehow McDaniels' success as a head coach is now directly linked to the success of Tebow. Not to bad-mouth Orton (pictured below with Brady Quinn), but if the

http://www.sportsfanlive.com/roller/denverbroncosblog/resource/OrtonQuinnCamp.jpg Broncos can compete for the playoffs this season with him at quarterback, I think that McDaniels will have once again proven his ability to coach and develop talent, regardless of Tebows' success or lack of it. McDaniels and Tebow will always be linked together, but I doubt either will fail or succeed because of the other.

Speaking of Tebow, here are a few thoughts:

The so-called "draft experts" say Tebow won't make it as a NFL quarterback, huh? Well, I've got a question for you. When was the last time Mel Kiper Jr. or Todd McShay developed an NFL quarterback? McDaniels has done wonders with almost every quarterback he's worked with, so excuse me if I lean toward the coach and not some video-cave dwelling, letter-grade giving "expert." If McDaniels thinks Tebow is worth a first-round pick, who cares what "mock draft guy" thinks?

I know I said no stats, but here are a few. Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford was the No. 1 pick in this years draft. For 2007 and 2008 Bradford averaged 3,920 passing yards with 43 touchdowns, 8 interceptions and a 178.2 rating. In the same two seasons Tebow had numbers that compared very favorably, averaging 3,016 passing yards with 31 touchdowns, only 5 interceptions and a 172.4 rating. That's not mentioning the fact that Bradford missed almost the entire 2009 season due to injury, while Tebow played like he was carved from granite, starting 40 straight games in the rugged SEC as a running quarterback.

Which brings me to a few more stats:

C.J. Spiller was arguably the best running back in college football last year. In his last three seasons at Clemson, he rushed for a combined 2,609 yards and 22 touchdowns, with an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Tebow, in the same three seasons rushed for a combined 2,478 yards with an astounding 49 touchdowns and a 4.2 yards per carry average. He had 23 rushing touchdowns in 2007 alone.

I realize that college success doesn't always translate into pro success, but the dude is a football player. It's almost unfathomable that over a three year period, Tebow put up comparable numbers to two of the top prospects in all of college football at two different positions. Plus, the Gators were always in national championship contention and Tebow always played under the Hiesman spotlight with an enormous target on his back. Bet against him if you want, but something tells me that the "chosen one" Timothy Tebow, will continue to do what he's alway's done: Whatever it takes to win.

As for Brady Quinn, I'll say this: I think McDaniels might have a little case of "Jon Gruden-itis." He seems all too eager to keep adding quarterbacks to "add competion" to the position. It started with Chris Simms, then Orton, then he traded up to get Brandstater, then Quinn, now Tebow. Yo, Joshy, enough already! Pick a winner and let's get to it.

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Popps
08-03-2010, 03:10 PM
Woot woot!!!

gyldenlove
08-03-2010, 03:10 PM
I am loving what I am hearing about the defensive front, Mcbean, Fields, Dumervil, Ayers, Bannan and it will only get better with Jamal Williams in there as well. I love the aggression, I want the defense to play angry, like Dawkins, just go out there and smack people around.

Is it too early to predict a top 10 unit in terms of points and yards?

Los Broncos
08-03-2010, 03:12 PM
How do you do that?

Guess he was sitting on his ass.

Pony Boy
08-03-2010, 03:13 PM
With the running game the focus of the day, all four running backs and fullback Spencer Larsen got extensive work carrying the ball. Kolby Smith got the majority of carries with the first group, but the order would change from drill to drill.

Wow........I miss Hillis......

SonOfLe-loLang
08-03-2010, 03:18 PM
I love how big our front seven is. Its been forever since we've had a big defense that's tough to push around.

Meck77
08-03-2010, 03:22 PM
http://maxdenver.com/blog1/2010/08/03/valley-vittles-aug-3-morning-practice/

IT HAS BECOME COMMON for players to run laps after miscues. Quinn ran one lap after a dropped pass and another after his lost fumble, and the entire offense ran a lap together Monday afternoon.
But there is punishment for the defense when it can’t convert its chances — in the form of push-ups. Whenever Brian Dawkins can’t convert what he feels is a sure takeaway, he drops and does push-ups — right in front of the fans.

“That’s a touchdown. That’s a possession changer. That’s a third down and short,” he said. “If I picked the ball and take it to the house, we’re up seven points. I dropped it and didn’t get another chance. I got to make sure I make those plays. That’s my second one. What I like to do though is I like to drop them early in practice. Nah, just kidding.

What? You mean people are actually working hard on every play at camp again? Hell years ago you'd see even the vets farting around, telling jokes, taking several days off for "injuries". Now they are doing push ups for missing a play? So long Clubshannycamp!

Kaylore
08-03-2010, 03:26 PM
Wow........I miss Hillis......

I don't. False start, fumble, lining up wrong, giving up the TD to Sproles. Head full of sand.

s0phr0syne
08-03-2010, 03:35 PM
I don't. False start, fumble, lining up wrong, giving up the TD to Sproles. Head full of sand.


Wow, 4 mistakes all season.

Don't be a ruh-tard. If that's really all you can remember from Hillis in Denver you might want to go get screened for early onset Alzheimer's.

snowspot66
08-03-2010, 03:40 PM
Wow, 4 mistakes all season.

Don't be a ruh-tard. If that's really all you can remember from Hillis in Denver you might want to go get screened for early onset Alzheimer's.

In how many plays?

Think about that. It's not even counting anything he might have screwed up on that we aren't aware of.

GreatBronco16
08-03-2010, 03:41 PM
Wow, 4 mistakes all season.



He only got on the field 4 times last year.:giggle:

oubronco
08-03-2010, 03:42 PM
So did anyone go to camp today? Those reports have been awesome

Kaylore
08-03-2010, 03:44 PM
Wow, 4 mistakes all season.
And he was one the field I think 12 times?

I think you're the one misremembering. He had two decent games and because he was a white running back people began to worship him despite falling to the seventh round and being buried on two different coach's rosters due to mental issues.

There has never been a more average player that got more hype in Broncos history than Peyton Hillis.

oubronco
08-03-2010, 03:47 PM
And he was one the field I think 12 times?

I think you're the one misremembering. He had two decent games and because he was a white running back people began to worship him despite falling to the seventh round and being buried on two different coach's rosters due to mental issues.

There has never been a more average player that got more hype in Broncos history than Peyton Hillis.

To be fair fullbacks don't get drafted in the early rounds too often

24champ
08-03-2010, 03:49 PM
http://maxdenver.com/blog1/2010/08/03/valley-vittles-aug-3-morning-practice/

ATTENDANCE: Running backs Correll Buckhalter and Knowshon Moreno, defensive lineman Chris Baker, linebacker D.J. Williams, wide receiver Kenny McKinley and safety Josh Barrett all sat out. McDaniels declined to comment about their absences, adding, “There’s going to be a lot of guys fluctuating. I’d be sitting here talking about it for 10 minutes every day if that was the case. There’ll be more guys tomorrow morning. There’s just some guys we want to monitor and be smart with and take care of.”

HILLSIDE ATTENDANCE: 1,646 found places along the knolls surrounding the west practice field.

INJURIES: None apparent during the practice. Buckhalter and Moreno continue to work back from their injuries, suffered Sunday morning. McDaniels said that Williams was one of the players “we want to monitor and be smart with and take care of,” adding, “There’s nothing wrong with D.J. We’ll have him out here soon.

WEATHER: It was a pleasant morning for football — or for virtually anything except snow sports — as the temperature rose from 70 to 77 degrees through the session with light winds of between four and six miles per hour.
<hr>
THE STANDOUTS: OLB ELVIS DUMERVIL: What made the day impressive was his work on the run, which included two thunderous hits on Bruce Hall and Kolby Smith. He also did what leaders are supposed to do: step up for their teammates. In this case, he came to the aid of Alphonso Smith after Matthew Willis provided a decent — but perhaps a tad excessive — hit to the second-year cornerback.

“We’re all family, but on the defensive side we’re more close,” said Dumervil, who added that by the end of practice, the matter had vanished. “You can’t do that, can’t tick our guys. When we’re out there on game days, we’re family. But on the practice field, they (the offense) are the other guys.”

WR JABAR GAFFNEY: Caught virtually everything thrown his way Tuesday, most notably a 40-yard strike from Kyle Orton up the left sideline that gave the offense a touchdown under late-game conditions. Gaffney’s grab punctuated a successful drive for the first-team offense to close practice. With all the hubbub over Willis and rookies Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, Gaffney has quietly cobbled together a solid camp so far.

CB PERRISH COX: He intercepted a pass in one-on-one drills, but what was most impressive was his turn on kickoff returns, where he made one move and accelerated upfield, hitting top gear so fast that the coverage team looked flat-footed. This kind of work should look familiar to anyone who’s an Oklahoma State fan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJn1kAbtiHM) — or an Oklahoma follower, for that matter.
<hr>
THE NOTES: STILL SLOPPY: After growing agitated over timing penalties and other miscues by the offense Monday, McDaniels found more reason for frustration after his offense turned over the football three times during team periods of practice.
The offense was turnover-free in the first three practices of training camp, but that began to change when tight end Richard Quinn fumbled in the open field after being hit by Wesley Woodyard. Alphonso Smith recovered the loose football and then ran upfield before being hit by Matthew Willis.

“That was Woodyard’s great play,” Smith said. “I was just a part of it. We’re just trying to stress turnovers. I happen to be in the right place at the right time when Woodyard punched the ball out and just tried to recover it and give our offense back the ball.”
Darcel McBath intercepted a Brady Quinn pass that skipped off the outstretched hands of Demaryius Thomas, while Mario Haggan grabbed a loose football in mid-air that Tim Tebow lost under pressure in the backfield.

“There were some things in the middle (of practice) we weren’t real pleased with,” McDaniels said. “That’s training camp. We’re making progress in a lot of different areas. It’s hard to feel like you had a great practice in training camp, because when you go against each other, somebody’s usually on the losing end.”

IT HAS BECOME COMMON for players to run laps after miscues. Quinn ran one lap after a dropped pass and another after his lost fumble, and the entire offense ran a lap together Monday afternoon.
But there is punishment for the defense when it can’t convert its chances — in the form of push-ups. Whenever Brian Dawkins can’t convert what he feels is a sure takeaway, he drops and does push-ups — right in front of the fans.

“That’s a touchdown. That’s a possession changer. That’s a third down and short,” he said. “If I picked the ball and take it to the house, we’re up seven points. I dropped it and didn’t get another chance. I got to make sure I make those plays. That’s my second one. What I like to do though is I like to drop them early in practice. Nah, just kidding.
<hr>
THE NEXT PRACTICE: The Broncos practice Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. MDT and Wednesday morning at 8:45 a.m., but both sessions are closed to the general public. The next practice open to fans will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Don't need to post the whole thing, I believe he has asked us to just post a link.

oubronco
08-03-2010, 03:50 PM
Don't need to post the whole thing, I believe he has asked us to just post a link.

Well it was kinda slow on news so I gave everyone something to read....Sorry

24champ
08-03-2010, 04:00 PM
Well it was kinda slow on news so I gave everyone something to read....Sorry

Just pointing out that he requested us to just post a link, not the whole report. Since he said that he depends on the visits to his website.

oubronco
08-03-2010, 04:06 PM
Just pointing out that he requested us to just post a link, not the whole report. Since he said that he depends on the visits to his website.

Got it, no problem

chickennob2
08-03-2010, 04:23 PM
Thanks for posting the articles from so many different news sources.

I gathered the sites you guys posted and, using a class project from last year, have an rss feed that aggregates these different sources. So if you want to simplify your google reader, use a firefox live bookmark, or have some rss reader you like, the link is here:

http://dcrowell.scripts.mit.edu/hardwood/feed.php?user=broncos


(Yes, the site is retardedly hackable. That's not the point. Don't be an ass)

UberBroncoMan
08-03-2010, 04:57 PM
I don't. False start, fumble, lining up wrong, giving up the TD to Sproles. Head full of sand.

To be fair. He had one fumble his entire time with the Broncos, and that wasn't as a RB/FB. It was returning a kick.

HorseHead
08-03-2010, 05:27 PM
Cue "Beavis and Butthead" sound fx (and I am being serious)...but i'm excited about Cox...

gyldenlove
08-03-2010, 05:30 PM
Cue "Beavis and Butthead" sound fx (and I am being serious)...but i'm excited about Cox...

Cox is a very exciting prospect, between his obvious playmaking ability on special teams and his size - athleticism combination he has a very high ceiling.

oubronco
08-03-2010, 05:46 PM
Posted August 3, 2010 (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2010/08/03), 4:13 pm
DJ Williams, others return for walk-through (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2010/08/03/dj-williams-others-return-for-walk-through/4212/)

By Lindsay Jones (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/author/lindsay-jones/)



Several players who sat out the full-contact practice Tuesday morning returned to the field for a walk-through this afternoon, including linebacker D.J. Williams (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/dj-williams/).
Williams has missed two full practices since camp started Sunday morning.
Other players back on the field for the start of the walk-through include nose tackle Chris Baker (who has been out since Sunday morning), safety Josh Barrett and receiver Kenny McKinley. It is unclear how much any of those players will participate, however.
No sign of injured running backs Knowshon Moreno (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/knowshon-moreno/) or Correll Buckhalter (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/correll-buckhalter/).

http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2010/08/03/dj-williams-others-return-for-walk-through/4212/

Drek
08-03-2010, 05:48 PM
To be fair. He had one fumble his entire time with the Broncos, and that wasn't as a RB/FB. It was returning a kick.

Does that really matter?

Most of his major screw ups came last year when he clearly couldn't wrap his head around McDaniels' offense. Then in the off season he publicly talked about being ok with staying here if it meant he got to play an active role in the offense.

Wants playing time but kept making mistakes when given it last year does not result in a guy sticking around for very long at all.

I had a lot of hope for Hillis and liked some of the flashes we saw. McDaniels' offense should have been a perfect fit for his diverse athletic skill set in a Kevin Faulk kind of way. But seeings how two coaches benched him for various practice related reasons I think its safe to say he's missing something essential to make all those skills come together in a complete player.

oldschoolorange
08-03-2010, 06:38 PM
Thanks for posting the articles from so many different news sources.

I gathered the sites you guys posted and, using a class project from last year, have an rss feed that aggregates these different sources. So if you want to simplify your google reader, use a firefox live bookmark, or have some rss reader you like, the link is here:

http://dcrowell.scripts.mit.edu/hardwood/feed.php?user=broncos


(Yes, the site is retardedly hackable. That's not the point. Don't be an ass)

Thanks for your contribution. Works great!

LRtagger
08-03-2010, 06:48 PM
If you’re thinking, you’re going to be a step slow. When you don’t think and you know, you can let your athleticism show. That’s where I think Mario is going to go.”



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FireFly
08-03-2010, 07:03 PM
Well it was kinda slow on news so I gave everyone something to read....Sorry

pfff

I like that you posted the whole thing! Made it easier to read :strong:

listopencil
08-03-2010, 07:05 PM
And he was one the field I think 12 times?

I think you're the one misremembering. He had two decent games and because he was a white running back people began to worship him despite falling to the seventh round and being buried on two different coach's rosters due to mental issues.

There has never been a more average player that got more hype in Broncos history than Peyton Hillis.

Nah. I liked him because of what he showed when Shanny was still here. He really did play very well, and he hadn't been around very long. He looked like he had some real potential. After McD got here Hillis **** the bed big time though. Too bad.

listopencil
08-03-2010, 07:07 PM
Thanks for posting the articles from so many different news sources.

I gathered the sites you guys posted and, using a class project from last year, have an rss feed that aggregates these different sources. So if you want to simplify your google reader, use a firefox live bookmark, or have some rss reader you like, the link is here:

http://dcrowell.scripts.mit.edu/hardwood/feed.php?user=broncos


(Yes, the site is retardedly hackable. That's not the point. Don't be an ass)

Thank you, I added it to my homepage.

McDman
08-03-2010, 08:10 PM
C'mon! Aren't we done arguing about Hillis? The guy is gone, let's move past it.

Back onto a more relevant topic, how many receivers do we keep this year? From the reports it seems that's our deepest position.


We are definitely keeping Gaffney, Royal, Thomas, and Decker. Do we go with two more? I keep hearing great things about Willis and it seems Lloyd is playing very well. SO does that mean Stokely is getting cut? It would be a shame for that to happene, but it seems fairly likely.

Hamrob
08-03-2010, 08:30 PM
And he was one the field I think 12 times?

I think you're the one misremembering. He had two decent games and because he was a white running back people began to worship him despite falling to the seventh round and being buried on two different coach's rosters due to mental issues.

There has never been a more average player that got more hype in Broncos history than Peyton Hillis.Here's the latest:

http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-1/Opportunity-knocks-Hillis-answers/043a113d-be94-4dca-bef7-becc2a59d5ef

Hamrob
08-03-2010, 08:42 PM
Does that really matter?

Most of his major screw ups came last year when he clearly couldn't wrap his head around McDaniels' offense. Then in the off season he publicly talked about being ok with staying here if it meant he got to play an active role in the offense.

Wants playing time but kept making mistakes when given it last year does not result in a guy sticking around for very long at all.

I had a lot of hope for Hillis and liked some of the flashes we saw. McDaniels' offense should have been a perfect fit for his diverse athletic skill set in a Kevin Faulk kind of way. But seeings how two coaches benched him for various practice related reasons I think its safe to say he's missing something essential to make all those skills come together in a complete player.I think he's going to be a beast in Cleveland. The kid has tons of talent. Shanahan didn't know what he had until he had to put him on the field. When he did, he saw the production. Had Shanny remained in Denver, Hillis would have been a contributor. Hillis wasn't the only guy that didn't like McDaniels. It happens anytime a coach changes...always has and always will.

The nightmare that could happen:

Cutler, Marshall, Scheffler and Hillis all make the probowl while our Broncos end up going 8-8.

I hope that doesn't happen. But, if it does...ouch!

Carmelo15
08-03-2010, 08:58 PM
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ROFL! classic!

24champ
08-03-2010, 08:59 PM
I think he's going to be a beast in Cleveland. The kid has tons of talent. Shanahan didn't know what he had until he had to put him on the field. When he did, he saw the production. Had Shanny remained in Denver, Hillis would have been a contributor. Hillis wasn't the only guy that didn't like McDaniels. It happens anytime a coach changes...always has and always will.

The nightmare that could happen:

Cutler, Marshall, Scheffler and Hillis all make the probowl while our Broncos end up going 8-8.

I hope that doesn't happen. But, if it does...ouch!

Hillis is as dumb as a box of rocks, and couldn't understand McDaniels offense. He was given the boot for that reason. McDaniels likes talent, but he also wants players that can grasp his playbook. Otherwise, what's the point?

titan
08-03-2010, 09:14 PM
Hillis wasn't the only guy that didn't like McDaniels. It happens anytime a coach changes...always has and always will.

The nightmare that could happen:

Cutler, Marshall, Scheffler and Hillis all make the probowl while our Broncos end up going 8-8.



The other 3 had problems with McD but I don't remember any negative McD comments from Hillis (public or private) - he was always classy about his lack of playing time here.

Jason7730
08-03-2010, 09:24 PM
I do not see scheff or hillis making the pro bowl this, or any other, year. IMHO.

outdoor_miner
08-03-2010, 09:37 PM
Cutler, Marshall, Scheffler and Hillis all make the probowl while our Broncos end up going 8-8.

I hope that doesn't happen. But, if it does...ouch!

I'm thinking Moreno, Ayers, Smith, and Thomas all make the pro-bowl while the team goes 16-0. Both seem equally likely of happening.

uplink
08-03-2010, 09:46 PM
And he was one the field I think 12 times?

I think you're the one misremembering. He had two decent games and because he was a white running back people began to worship him despite falling to the seventh round and being buried on two different coach's rosters due to mental issues.

There has never been a more average player that got more hype in Broncos history than Peyton Hillis.

I liked him for the same reason I like Dawkins, he was physical like the players of yesteryear. The impact of this style of play is under appreciated as it shifts the momentum in the games.

Requiem
08-03-2010, 09:58 PM
Scheffler making the Pro-Bowl? Behind Brandon Pettigrew? LoL. FACk Me!

Pony Boy
08-03-2010, 10:20 PM
Here's the latest:

http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-1/Opportunity-knocks-Hillis-answers/043a113d-be94-4dca-bef7-becc2a59d5ef

Good article......

"Largely unknown in Cleveland when he arrived in the offseason trade that sent quarterback Brady Quinn to the Broncos, the third-year pro is getting a lot of reps and is making the most of them. Hillis, in fact, has been one of the most impressive players in camp. The 6-foot-1 and 240-pounder showed he’s not just big with good hands, but he’s also speedy, running past the entire defense to score on two 35-yard pass receptions just three days at camp. As such, he’s already carving out a niche for himself".

Br0nc0Buster
08-03-2010, 10:24 PM
The other 3 had problems with McD but I don't remember any negative McD comments from Hillis (public or private) - he was always classy about his lack of playing time here.

actually Cutler was the only one who had a problem with Josh
Marshall never said anything bad about Josh and after he was traded even said he liked Josh and thought he was a great coach
Scheffler said he wished the season was over, I dont remember him specifically saying anything bad about Josh
I know he was peeved when Cutler got traded, but I dont ever remember him criticizing Josh at all

ZONA
08-04-2010, 12:04 AM
I don't. False start, fumble, lining up wrong, giving up the TD to Sproles. Head full of sand.

Wow, you named 4 plays there. The dude must not be a player, I mean, he messed up on 4 plays. Players should be cut for messing up that many plays, geez.

What about all the great plays he made the year before, stomping over player, dragging LB's over the 1st down markers, plowing into the endzone, catching balls like a WR, moving the chains, on and on and on. Maybe he was just having a hard time adjusting to what McD wanted. I personally don't think it was a bad trade getting Quinn so I can't blame McD for that move but looking at the health of our RB's now, and after drafting Tbow, I'd rather have Hillis back then Quinn holding a clipboard on the sideline.

PRBronco
08-04-2010, 12:12 AM
I liked him for the same reason I like Dawkins, he was physical like the players of yesteryear. The impact of this style of play is under appreciated as it shifts the momentum in the games.

And his sister was hot as hell.

Kaylore
08-04-2010, 12:16 AM
Here's the latest:

http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-1/Opportunity-knocks-Hillis-answers/043a113d-be94-4dca-bef7-becc2a59d5ef

I love how there are no quotes from the coaching staff. Hillis will show his low football IQ in Cleveland just like everywhere else.

cmhargrove
08-04-2010, 07:24 AM
I love how there are no quotes from the coaching staff. Hillis will show his low football IQ in Cleveland just like everywhere else.

C'mon Kaylore, he may not have been a proper fit here, but you like Hillis don't you? I loved Hillis the redneck, blue collar, football player - he is extremely physically talented and fun to watch.

I wish him the best (other than having to live in Cleveland)...

Drek
08-04-2010, 07:45 AM
C'mon Kaylore, he may not have been a proper fit here, but you like Hillis don't you? I loved Hillis the redneck, blue collar, football player - he is extremely physically talented and fun to watch.

I wish him the best (other than having to live in Cleveland)...

Lawrence Phillips and Ryan Leaf where extremely physically talented too.

Hillis couldn't get McDaniels' offense. He had an entire off-season and was kept on the 53 man for an entire regular season. Not once in practice or on the field did he show the ability to do anything but take a hand off and charge straight down field without scrweing up.

I don't give a **** that he's a redneck. And if he was a real blue collar worker he'd get over the mental blockage that kept him from understanding the system.

He was fun to watch for a few games in '08. He was a nightmare in '09. Now he's gone, end of story.

i4jelway7
08-04-2010, 07:58 AM
now all the Hillis bashing.. who has proof that he was un-intelligent? it doesn't take a rocket scientist to take a handoff and run.. which is what hillis was good at, maybe he didn't pick up the pass blocking as well as Mcd would of liked but really Hillis is a straight ahead power run you the eff over back and Mcd failed to utilize his strengths.. ie goal line & short distance power running, now with that said best of luck to you in Clev.. the best revenge is success

oubronco
08-04-2010, 01:09 PM
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By Lindsay Jones (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/author/lindsay-jones/)



The Broncos have shuffled the first-unit offensive line for the first time in training camp.
D’Anthony Batiste is working with the starting unit on Wednesday morning at left tackle, and Tyler Polumbus — the Cherry Creek and CU alum — is with the second group.
The rest of the first line remains the same: RT Ryan Harris, RG Chris Kuper, C J.D. Walton and LG Zane Beadles.
Left tackle remains a concern for the team as they await Ryan Clady’s return from offseason knee surgery. Clady has not missed a snap since the start of his rookie year in 2008.
Batiste is in his fifth season, and has played in 12 games with four starts with the Redskins and Falcons.

oubronco
08-04-2010, 01:12 PM
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After last night’s “opportunity” practice, the team was back on the field Wednesday morning in full pads. Several veterans, including Champ Bailey and Brian Dawkins, were given the morning off.
The team worked extensively in 11-on-11 drills, working through a variety of scenarios on a steamy morning at Dove Valley.
This morning’s session was a private practice, but the team will be back at it at 5:30 p.m. MDT and that session is open to the public. For dates and times to all practices, visit our training camp fan information page (http://www.denverbroncos.com/schedule-and-events/trainingcamp/fan-information-guide.html).
RUNNING BACK ROULETTE
With Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter still sidelined, the team’s other four running backs continue to get their chance to shine. During Wednesday morning’s 11-on-11 drills, Kolby Smith, Lance Ball, Bruce Hall and Toney Baker got opportunities to run with each quarterback in various situations.
Smith, who spent the opening special teams walk-through talking through his assignments on given plays with position coach Eric Studesville, started several drills as the top back. But Lance Ball took first reps during a hurry-up offense series and a red zone drill. Bruce Hall was the first running back in during the closing two-minute drill scenario.
FIRST TEAM OPPORTUNITIES
With Bailey, Dawkins and D.J. Williams sitting out the session, Perrish Cox, Darcel McBath and Wesley Woodyard got a chance to run with the first-team defense.
Cox took advantage with a pair of interceptions and several nice pass break-ups.
Throughout the morning, Nate Jones and Nick Greisen also got reps with the first-team defense.
11-ON-11 HIGHLIGHTS
During a hurry-up drill simulating the last 1:20 of the first half, Kyle Orton led a drive that stalled at the opponent’s 42-yard line. Matt Prater stepped up and made a 59-yard field goal, drawing applause from the Broncos’ VIP guests in attendance.
Orton hit Royal down the sideline for a long TD after the receiver beat Andre’ Goodman over the top. Quarterbacks coach Ben McDaniels punched the air in celebration, while Goodman took off on a lap after the lapse. The defense struck back on the next play when Cox grabbed an INT on an underthrown ball in front of Brandon Lloyd, earning the youngster a congratulatory headbutt from Elvis Dumervil.
The 11-on-11 portion ended with Orton and Brady Quinn leading two-minute drills from their own 20, in a scenario where they need a touchdown at the end of the fourth quarter to win. Orton started his drive by hitting Daniel Graham for a big chunk of yardage, but the march quickly ended with a Jones interception. Quinn’s drive seemed like it would stall early against the second-team defense, but on a 4th and 10, Demaryius Thomas drew pass interference on Syd’Quan Thompson trying to chase down a deep ball. That put the offense into the red zone, but the defense dug in thanks to pass break-ups by Alphonso Smith and Cassius Vaughn and avoided surrendering the score.
QUICK HITS
Jamal Williams, still on the team’s Active/PUP list, walked out of the facility early in practice and headed to the weight room for an individual workout. After practice, Head Coach Josh McDaniels said the defensive lineman might be back as early as tomorrow. “He’s getting closer,” McDaniels said. “Hopefully tomorrow might be D-Day for that. We’re excited about that and I think he is, too. I don’t want to put any guarantee on that, but it’s definitely getting closer.”
During drills, each defensive position group spent time doing a drill to simulate fumbles near the sideline. Players either scooped up the ball before going out of bounds or batted the ball to a teammate to save it from the sideline.
During an early period, Woodyard and Devin Bishop went through a drill separate from the other linebackers under the direction of defensive assistant Craig Aukerman. In the drill, operations staffers acted as the offensive line and the players had to react to their assignments.
The special teams drills today focused on kick coverage. Jones, Greisen, Smith, Vaughn, Woodyard, Jarvis Moss, Spencer Larsen, Matthew Willis, David Bruton and Akin Ayodele comprised the first-team coverage unit along with the kicker, Prater.
One of the plays of the day came during 7-on-7 drills when Goodman ripped a pass out of Jabar Gaffney’s hands and tapped his feet down in the corner of the endzone for an interception.
TRAINING CAMP JUKE BOX
Offseason champion Willis picked today’s warm-up songs.
The wide receiver’s mix led off with Young Jeezy’s “Put On.” “Regulate” by Warren G featuring Nate Dogg, “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” by Kanye West and Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story” closed the song list.
During several drives, the music returned to simulate crowd noise. The defense’s new favorite jam, Rick Ross’ “B.M.F,” kicked off the list, getting several defenders bouncing to the rhythm for the second straight day. Eminem’s “Not Afraid,” Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana” and Pearl Jam’s “Alive” also came booming out of the large speaker beside the practice field.
- Eric Detweiler, DenverBroncos.com
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oubronco
08-04-2010, 01:13 PM
13 Broncos miss morning practice

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That number may be reduced to 12, according to coach Josh McDaniels, who said defensive linemen Jamal Williams is likely to practice with the team Thursday for the first time.
"He's getting closer," McDaniels said after this morning's practice. "And hopefully tomorrow might be D-Day for that. We're excited about and I think he is too. I don't want to put any guarantee on that, but it's definitely getting closer."
The better portion of the morning practice was dedicated to the two-minute drill and red-zone offense. Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn handled most of the reps, while Tim Tebow threw to teammates 15 yards behind the line of scrimmage.
Orton's two-minute drill resulted in a field goal, while Quinn led a drive that ended in a punt. Tebow got his only two reps in a seven-on-seven red-zone session with the ball marked at the 15-yard line. He threw one ball out of bounds and had his other pass deflected.
"That's what camp is for, to get those mistakes out," Orton said. "You certainly don't want bad plays or turnovers or incomplete passes. But sometimes it's better to come up now so you can talk about it in the film room and come back and make the adjustment and hopefully don't make it again."
Multiple offensive miscues were caused by defensive backs Andre Goodman and Perrish Cox, who both recorded red-zone interceptions. Cox, a rookie from Oklahoma State, said he has been picking the brain of Champ Bailey and Goodman since arriving in Denver, and Cox applied what he learned to intercept two passes.
""Champ knows everything from the small things to the big things,"" Cox said. ""As far as technique-wise, as far as what to look for in this formation or that formation. I go to Champ for everything.""
An offensive line battle is brewing between D"Anthony Batiste and Tyler Polumbus at left tackle. Batiste received the majority of the reps with the first team today, although the the depth chart is not set.
"Nobody is guaranteed anything," McDaniels said. "We know that. We tell all our players that. You'll see that probably quite frequently during camp."
Veterans Bailey, Brian Dawkins and Brandon Stokley were given off the morning and are likely to participate in this evening's practice.
Wide receiver Kenny McKinley didn't practice after limping off the field during Tuesday's session.
Defensive lineman Chris Baker hasn't practiced since Sunday morning, when he walked off the field during sprints after suffering from heat exhaustion. Linebacker D.J. Williams, who has missed three full practices since Sunday morning, remains out with an undisclosed injury. Safety Josh Barrett is also out with an undisclosed injury.
Linebacker Joe Mays, acquired from the Eagles on Saturday, is recovering from an ankle injury.
As expected, running backs Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter were not on the field. Buckhalter, who sustained a back injury, is expected to return to practice as early as Monday, while Moreno is out indefinitely due to a hamstring injury. In Moreno and Buckhalter's absence, the offense ran a lot of single back formations with Bruce Hall in the backfield.
"I'm just taking advantage of the opportunity to get better an earn a spot on this team," Hall said. "I'm trying to find my niche right now. It's a steadily developing role."
This evening's practice is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Shemar Woods: 303-954-1609 or swoods@denverpost.com (swoods@denverpost.com)

oubronco
08-04-2010, 01:15 PM
Youth gets work in Broncos' morning session

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Lowlight:The second-string offense struggled mightily in the two-minute drill. The unit got to the red zone thanks to a pass interference penalty, but came away without points after a false start, a short screen pass, a sack and two incompletions.
POSITION BATTLE:
The most-worked man at Wednesday's morning practice was linebacker Wesley Woodyard, who took all of D.J. Williams' reps with
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the starters, and spent time with the second-team defense as well. The Broncos added to their linebacker depth this offseason by signing Akin Ayodele, a 16-game starter in Miami last year, but Woodyard remains the top backup. "He's really shown the ability to play in there on the weak side," coach Josh McDaniels said. "He deserves what he's getting right now because he's earning it every day. He's worked his way into a great role on our football team."
QUARTERBACK WATCH:
Kyle Orton: Despite the two picks (by Cox), Orton engineered scoring drives twice in the two-minute offense. One included the play of the day, a perfectly placed deep touchdown pass to Eddie Royal, who beat Andre Goodman.
Brady Quinn: An inconsistent practice. He struggled with his deep-ball accuracy while running the second-team offense in the two-minute drill.
Tim Tebow: It was mostly a mental morning for the rookie, who took very few repetitions, especially during team work, during the more than two-hour practice.
CAMP FACTS:
The Broncos will practice once more today, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. That practice is open to the public. The team will hold only one practice Thursday, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., and that session is open to the public.
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crush17
08-04-2010, 01:19 PM
Just heard on the radio:

Media kicked out of Dove Valley this afternoon as Broncos bring in players to try out at RB...Ladell Betts the only name released, but there's rumored to be others

oubronco
08-04-2010, 01:28 PM
Quarterback Kyle Orton, cornerback Perrish Cox, wide receiver Eric Decker, wide receiver Eddie Royal, and Head Coach Josh McDaniels addressed the media after Wednesday’s morning practice.


http://broncotalk.net/2010/08/16400/film-room/bt-tv-cox-orton-and-more-from-broncos-training-camp-day-4/

tsiguy96
08-04-2010, 01:35 PM
no point in reading teh interviews, none of them ever say anything.

cmhargrove
08-04-2010, 01:42 PM
Beware of the Cox, he'll sneak up on 'ya!

I have already been on record with this one since we picked him. Cox = future starter. The dude might be our starting kick returner, and should be a good starting corner after a year or two (enough time for Goodman or Bailey to move on). He's a fun player to watch, definitely a "playmaker."



The other thing that pissed me off - I had the chance to be one of the VIP guests at Training Camp this morning, but couldn't afford to take off work right after vacation. My friend sent me pics from his phone while standing right by Tebow. And my friend is a Dolphin-lovin' bastard! Life's just not fair...

randomtask
08-04-2010, 01:44 PM
Anyone know if someone here went to TC today, and if so, are any notes forecoming?

gyldenlove
08-04-2010, 01:47 PM
Anyone know if someone here went to TC today, and if so, are any notes forecoming?

AM practice today was private so nobody went, the afternoon session at 5.30 is public however so expect reports.

Chris
08-04-2010, 01:48 PM
Does DB.com ever report on private sessions?

I'm assuming this is where they work on TEBOW DRAW plays 1-15.

Requiem
08-04-2010, 01:49 PM
Well, yeah. Cox was an early-round talent. Nobody denied that. Glad to see he's kickin' ass. LOL @ the Defenses new jam being B.M.F. by Rick Ross.

BMarsh615
08-04-2010, 01:53 PM
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Rabb
08-04-2010, 01:59 PM
man I have to say, I think we got an absolute steal with Cox....if he stays out of trouble that could be the best pick of the draft

oubronco
08-04-2010, 02:33 PM
Posted August 4, 2010 (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2010/08/04), 8:36 am MT
Broncos work out Adrian Peterson and Ladell Betts at Dove Valley

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Topics
Adrian Peterson (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/adrian-peterson/), Chicago Bears (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/chicago-bears/), Correll Buckhalter (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/correll-buckhalter/), Dove Valley (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/dove-valley/), Knowshon Moreno (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/knowshon-moreno/), Ladell Betts (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/ladell-betts/)

http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/files/2010/08/peterson2.jpg (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/files/2010/08/peterson2.jpg) Adrian Peterson (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/adrian-peterson/), then with Chicago, scores against the Broncos last season. He was at Dove Valley (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/dove-valley/) working with the Broncos on Wednesday. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)

Updates…
The Broncos today worked out out a couple running backs. Adrian Peterson (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/adrian-peterson/), formerly with the Bears, and Ladell Betts (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/ladell-betts/), once with Washington, were at Dove Valley (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/dove-valley/) for private workouts.
The Broncos also will work out a couple players at other positions in the next day or two.
The team’s plan as it stands now is to wait for running backs Knowshon Moreno (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/knowshon-moreno/) and Correll Buckhalter (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/correll-buckhalter/) to return from injury. Buckhalter (stinger) should be back no later than Monday. Moreno (hamstring) should return in time to get a preseason game carry or two.
But in case one of those backs experiences a glitch in their recovery, the Broncos want to have Plan B in place. Their interest in Betts makes sense as the former Washington Redskin started the Denver D’s slide against the run last year.
Betts, 31, rushed for 114 yards on 26 carries in a 27-17 upset win against the Broncos in Game 10 last season. The next week, Betts suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. The Broncos no doubt are bringing Betts in large part to have their medical people look at his knee.
Among the backs who have been making the workout rounds is ”the other” Adrian Peterson (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/adrian-peterson/), who played the previous eight seasons with the Chicago Bears (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/chicago-bears/), and Keon Lattimore, the younger brother of Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis and who has spent the previous two years on practice squads in Jacksonville and San Francisco.
The Broncos had Betts and Peterson in today to work them out, see what they look like and give them physicals.
The team was not interested in splashing the news of Betts’ and Peterson’s arrival at Dove Valley (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/dove-valley/). The Broncos kicked out radio row at noon today. In other words, there are so many radio shows set up at Dove Valley (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/dove-valley/), they get their own row of tents near the field. But because of the private workouts with Betts and Peterson, the team cleared the row and made the radio folks move.
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Chris
08-04-2010, 03:15 PM
Beware of the Cox, he'll sneak up on 'ya!

I have already been on record with this one since we picked him. Cox = future starter. The dude might be our starting kick returner, and should be a good starting corner after a year or two (enough time for Goodman or Bailey to move on). He's a fun player to watch, definitely a "playmaker."



The other thing that pissed me off - I had the chance to be one of the VIP guests at Training Camp this morning, but couldn't afford to take off work right after vacation. My friend sent me pics from his phone while standing right by Tebow. And my friend is a Dolphin-lovin' bastard! Life's just not fair...

How do you become a VIP? :|

Jay3
08-04-2010, 03:15 PM
My wife taught Adrian Peterson in high school. He's Mike Peterson's brother.

Can someone that's seen the practices comment on the formation that Tebow has been in (under center or shotgun)? I don't think I've seen anybody specify that. Is he taking most snaps under center, or is it mixture, or what?

BMF Bronco
08-04-2010, 03:30 PM
LOL @ the Defenses new jam being B.M.F. by Rick Ross.

Hey, I am good, what can I say?! :pimp:

cmhargrove
08-04-2010, 03:36 PM
How do you become a VIP? :|

My friend works for Motorola and one of his clients is Comcast in Denver. He gets freebies and free club level seats all the time - that bastard! Did I say he was a bastard?!?

BMarsh615
08-04-2010, 03:55 PM
Michael Lombardi liked what he saw at camp today.

Leaving Denver. Broncos more physical this year and much better on defense. Parish Cox was extremely impressive wow

https://twitter.com/michaelombardi/status/20332715838

Chris
08-04-2010, 03:59 PM
My friend works for Motorola and one of his clients is Comcast in Denver. He gets freebies and free club level seats all the time - that bastard! Did I say he was a bastard?!?

Sounds like a......BASTARD.

Tombstone RJ
08-04-2010, 04:09 PM
Michael Lombardi liked what he saw at camp today.



https://twitter.com/michaelombardi/status/20332715838

!Booya!

BlaK-Argentina
08-04-2010, 04:15 PM
Sounds like Cox is kicking ass!!

~Crash~
08-04-2010, 04:39 PM
Wow, you named 4 plays there. The dude must not be a player, I mean, he messed up on 4 plays. Players should be cut for messing up that many plays, geez.

What about all the great plays he made the year before, stomping over player, dragging LB's over the 1st down markers, plowing into the endzone, catching balls like a WR, moving the chains, on and on and on. Maybe he was just having a hard time adjusting to what McD wanted. I personally don't think it was a bad trade getting Quinn so I can't blame McD for that move but looking at the health of our RB's now, and after drafting Tbow, I'd rather have Hillis back then Quinn holding a clipboard on the sideline.

and he also did that in college ... LSU hated his guts he killed them each time he played them

oubronco
08-04-2010, 05:04 PM
Michael Lombardi liked what he saw at camp today.



https://twitter.com/michaelombardi/status/20332715838

Sounds like he's liking him some Cox

cmhargrove
08-04-2010, 08:25 PM
Sounds like he's liking him some Cox

To be clear, Lombardi said that the Cox was impressive. He didn't really say he liked the Cox himself. I mean you can appreciate a Cox without having to "like" it - am I right?

oubronco
08-04-2010, 08:27 PM
To be clear, Lombardi said that the Cox was impressive. He didn't really say he liked the Cox himself. I mean you can appreciate a Cox without having to "like" it - am I right?

LOL I suppose

crush17
08-05-2010, 09:42 AM
I left all of my notes at home so I'll shoot from the hip here about my experience last night...

First off, wow, that rain was INTENSE. It was really looking bad for awhile and I thought for sure they were going to cancel. Fortunately, they just moved it back to 6PM and the fields were drained and ready to go by then.

I walked up the path and noticed the crowd was pretty thin on account of the weather, but still, plenty of people were packing the sidelines.

The team went through a mini walkthrough on some endzone stuff, and then went to stretching.

They then went to individual positional stuff. Defensive and Offensive linemen doing their drills, TE's, WR's, QB's, DB's and LB's all doing individual stuff for awhile.

Then they broke out to kickoff coverage and returns. It was more about the coverage than the return and the ball wasn't really live, just simulated kickoff and practicing being onside on the run up to the ball.

For the most part, the coverage team did well, no long returns or anything wide open. Bruton continues to be excellent in coverage.

After that, they broke out into some passing drills, with the Defensive and Offensive lines doing their own things. There was a strong emphasis on TE crossing routes today. Underneath, and sideline throws to TE's.

Once they did it without any pass coverage, they then moved to the opposite field and ran the same type of drills with live coverage. Basically just the QB, the TE, and a DB running routes and covering. Tebow was on one end of the field, and Orton and Quinn were on the other, running the same sort of drills. I noticed Tebow lining up "under center" as well as in Shotgun. I also noticed that Coach McDaniels strictly watched how Tebow performed as opposed to watching the other two QB's. I thought that was interesting.

Once more the horn sounded and they moved into 7 on 7's, but strictly ran plays within the 10 yard line. Kyle would get 3 reps, then Quinn 1, and Tebow 1. Kyle threw high on his 1st attempt (over D. Thomas's hands) and then again on his 2nd, however, D. Thomas should have caught the ball. (more on that in a minute). This repeated a few times with limited success from any of the QBs. It was frustrating. On two occasions, the QB's waited and waited and finally had to run out of bounds. Thomas looked timid and had the ball knocked out of his hands and dropped another.

They moved down to the other end of the field and started again, and the success for the offense was a bit better, connecting on a couple of TD throws.

(here's where the sequence of events gets a bit hazy, so bare with me)

I think, after this, they broke out into 11 on 11, yet still working within the redzone. Batiste was in with 1st team at LT fyi. First play, run, stuffed for minimal gain. Let me just say this now, the D line and LB's are stout. They are aggressive and they push the Oline off their feet consistently. Orton is definitely the least shy at the line of scrimmage and barks out his orders with authority. He identifies the Mike quickly and lets the team know. He makes sure they are set and communicates well. The offense did well in these drills, completing several TD passes, however, I'm not so sure that if they were allowed to tackle the QB's, there wouldn't have been more sacks.

Quinn got in trouble for not lining up the team correctly and McDaniels stopped the play and made him run it again. He didn't look happy. Quinn looks timid and scared at times. He doesn't do things with the authority that Orton and Tebow do. He's not as vocal and not as loud. Not quite what I was hoping for.

At one point during the 11 on 11's, McDaniels got in Wink's ear about something and looked very agitated. I'm not sure if he wasn't happy with the way one of the DB's tackled, or held, or something. Either way, you could tell McD wasn't happy.

After several attempts at the red zone stuff, they then went to the move the chains drills to finish out practice.

This was my favorite part because they did it right in front of us. D. Thomas was lining up wide outside with Royal in the slot, and Gaffney on the opposite side. Thomas is freaking HUGE. The offense did well here more often than not, completing several big plays. Thomas had a couple of drops (I counted 4 total during the entire practice) but then made another circus catch and run that delighted the crowd.

Brady Quinn struggled here again. He ran the screen plays well, but anything more with pressure from the D and longer routes looked pretty pathetic.

Jarvis Moss was getting consistent pressure and would have had at least 2 sacks.
Mario Haggan is a monster and was getting continuous praise.

Matthew Willis.... wow. The kid was just all over the place catching things, diving for balls, just being an all out baller. I love his guts and determination. He's so small though.

The best play of the practice came from Tebow to be honest. During the 11 on 11's in the move the chains portion, he took the snap, and the pocket was starting to collapse, and he scrambled out of the pocket, saw Willis deep towards the end zone and just HEAVED the ball, on target, about 45 yards to the corner of the end zone and Willis caught it. This play drew the largest cheers and applause.

After that, it was wind sprints and I left. I did not see when Dummervil went down, FYI. Also, Daniel Graham, DJ Williams, and Dawk were not on the field. There were very little running plays.

Hope this report isn't too lame. I feel stupid for forgetting my notes at home today :(

GO BRONCOS!!

Chris
08-05-2010, 09:50 AM
I left all of my notes at home so I'll shoot from the hip here about my experience last night...

First off, wow, that rain was INTENSE. It was really looking bad for awhile and I thought for sure they were going to cancel. Fortunately, they just moved it back to 6PM and the fields were drained and ready to go by then.

I walked up the path and noticed the crowd was pretty thin on account of the weather, but still, plenty of people were packing the sidelines.

The team went through a mini walkthrough on some endzone stuff, and then went to stretching.

They then went to individual positional stuff. Defensive and Offensive linemen doing their drills, TE's, WR's, QB's, DB's and LB's all doing individual stuff for awhile.

Then they broke out to kickoff coverage and returns. It was more about the coverage than the return and the ball wasn't really live, just simulated kickoff and practicing being onside on the run up to the ball.

For the most part, the coverage team did well, no long returns or anything wide open. Bruton continues to be excellent in coverage.

After that, they broke out into some passing drills, with the Defensive and Offensive lines doing their own things. There was a strong emphasis on TE crossing routes today. Underneath, and sideline throws to TE's.

Once they did it without any pass coverage, they then moved to the opposite field and ran the same type of drills with live coverage. Basically just the QB, the TE, and a DB running routes and covering. Tebow was on one end of the field, and Orton and Quinn were on the other, running the same sort of drills. I noticed Tebow lining up "under center" as well as in Shotgun. I also noticed that Coach McDaniels strictly watched how Tebow performed as opposed to watching the other two QB's. I thought that was interesting.

Once more the horn sounded and they moved into 7 on 7's, but strictly ran plays within the 10 yard line. Kyle would get 3 reps, then Quinn 1, and Tebow 1. Kyle threw high on his 1st attempt (over D. Thomas's hands) and then again on his 2nd, however, D. Thomas should have caught the ball. (more on that in a minute). This repeated a few times with limited success from any of the QBs. It was frustrating. On two occasions, the QB's waited and waited and finally had to run out of bounds. Thomas looked timid and had the ball knocked out of his hands and dropped another.

They moved down to the other end of the field and started again, and the success for the offense was a bit better, connecting on a couple of TD throws.

(here's where the sequence of events gets a bit hazy, so bare with me)

I think, after this, they broke out into 11 on 11, yet still working within the redzone. Batiste was in with 1st team at LT fyi. First play, run, stuffed for minimal gain. Let me just say this now, the D line and LB's are stout. They are aggressive and they push the Oline off their feet consistently. Orton is definitely the least shy at the line of scrimmage and barks out his orders with authority. He identifies the Mike quickly and lets the team know. He makes sure they are set and communicates well. The offense did well in these drills, completing several TD passes, however, I'm not so sure that if they were allowed to tackle the QB's, there wouldn't have been more sacks.

Quinn got in trouble for not lining up the team correctly and McDaniels stopped the play and made him run it again. He didn't look happy. Quinn looks timid and scared at times. He doesn't do things with the authority that Orton and Tebow do. He's not as vocal and not as loud. Not quite what I was hoping for.

At one point during the 11 on 11's, McDaniels got in Wink's ear about something and looked very agitated. I'm not sure if he wasn't happy with the way one of the DB's tackled, or held, or something. Either way, you could tell McD wasn't happy.

After several attempts at the red zone stuff, they then went to the move the chains drills to finish out practice.

This was my favorite part because they did it right in front of us. D. Thomas was lining up wide outside with Royal in the slot, and Gaffney on the opposite side. Thomas is freaking HUGE. The offense did well here more often than not, completing several big plays. Thomas had a couple of drops (I counted 4 total during the entire practice) but then made another circus catch and run that delighted the crowd.

Brady Quinn struggled here again. He ran the screen plays well, but anything more with pressure from the D and longer routes looked pretty pathetic.

Jarvis Moss was getting consistent pressure and would have had at least 2 sacks.
Mario Haggan is a monster and was getting continuous praise.

Matthew Willis.... wow. The kid was just all over the place catching things, diving for balls, just being an all out baller. I love his guts and determination. He's so small though.

The best play of the practice came from Tebow to be honest. During the 11 on 11's in the move the chains portion, he took the snap, and the pocket was starting to collapse, and he scrambled out of the pocket, saw Willis deep towards the end zone and just HEAVED the ball, on target, about 45 yards to the corner of the end zone and Willis caught it. This play drew the largest cheers and applause.

After that, it was wind sprints and I left. I did not see when Dummervil went down, FYI. Also, Daniel Graham, DJ Williams, and Dawk were not on the field. There were very little running plays.

Hope this report isn't too lame. I feel stupid for forgetting my notes at home today :(

GO BRONCOS!!

Thank you!

Los Broncos
08-05-2010, 09:51 AM
Good report, thank you.

Rabb
08-05-2010, 09:52 AM
thanks crush

Tombstone RJ
08-05-2010, 10:10 AM
I left all of my notes at home so I'll shoot from the hip here about my experience last night...

First off, wow, that rain was INTENSE. It was really looking bad for awhile and I thought for sure they were going to cancel. Fortunately, they just moved it back to 6PM and the fields were drained and ready to go by then.

I walked up the path and noticed the crowd was pretty thin on account of the weather, but still, plenty of people were packing the sidelines.

The team went through a mini walkthrough on some endzone stuff, and then went to stretching.

They then went to individual positional stuff. Defensive and Offensive linemen doing their drills, TE's, WR's, QB's, DB's and LB's all doing individual stuff for awhile.

Then they broke out to kickoff coverage and returns. It was more about the coverage than the return and the ball wasn't really live, just simulated kickoff and practicing being onside on the run up to the ball.

For the most part, the coverage team did well, no long returns or anything wide open. Bruton continues to be excellent in coverage.

After that, they broke out into some passing drills, with the Defensive and Offensive lines doing their own things. There was a strong emphasis on TE crossing routes today. Underneath, and sideline throws to TE's.

Once they did it without any pass coverage, they then moved to the opposite field and ran the same type of drills with live coverage. Basically just the QB, the TE, and a DB running routes and covering. Tebow was on one end of the field, and Orton and Quinn were on the other, running the same sort of drills. I noticed Tebow lining up "under center" as well as in Shotgun. I also noticed that Coach McDaniels strictly watched how Tebow performed as opposed to watching the other two QB's. I thought that was interesting.

Once more the horn sounded and they moved into 7 on 7's, but strictly ran plays within the 10 yard line. Kyle would get 3 reps, then Quinn 1, and Tebow 1. Kyle threw high on his 1st attempt (over D. Thomas's hands) and then again on his 2nd, however, D. Thomas should have caught the ball. (more on that in a minute). This repeated a few times with limited success from any of the QBs. It was frustrating. On two occasions, the QB's waited and waited and finally had to run out of bounds. Thomas looked timid and had the ball knocked out of his hands and dropped another.

They moved down to the other end of the field and started again, and the success for the offense was a bit better, connecting on a couple of TD throws.

(here's where the sequence of events gets a bit hazy, so bare with me)

I think, after this, they broke out into 11 on 11, yet still working within the redzone. Batiste was in with 1st team at LT fyi. First play, run, stuffed for minimal gain. Let me just say this now, the D line and LB's are stout. They are aggressive and they push the Oline off their feet consistently. Orton is definitely the least shy at the line of scrimmage and barks out his orders with authority. He identifies the Mike quickly and lets the team know. He makes sure they are set and communicates well. The offense did well in these drills, completing several TD passes, however, I'm not so sure that if they were allowed to tackle the QB's, there wouldn't have been more sacks.

Quinn got in trouble for not lining up the team correctly and McDaniels stopped the play and made him run it again. He didn't look happy. Quinn looks timid and scared at times. He doesn't do things with the authority that Orton and Tebow do. He's not as vocal and not as loud. Not quite what I was hoping for.

At one point during the 11 on 11's, McDaniels got in Wink's ear about something and looked very agitated. I'm not sure if he wasn't happy with the way one of the DB's tackled, or held, or something. Either way, you could tell McD wasn't happy.

After several attempts at the red zone stuff, they then went to the move the chains drills to finish out practice.

This was my favorite part because they did it right in front of us. D. Thomas was lining up wide outside with Royal in the slot, and Gaffney on the opposite side. Thomas is freaking HUGE. The offense did well here more often than not, completing several big plays. Thomas had a couple of drops (I counted 4 total during the entire practice) but then made another circus catch and run that delighted the crowd.

Brady Quinn struggled here again. He ran the screen plays well, but anything more with pressure from the D and longer routes looked pretty pathetic.

Jarvis Moss was getting consistent pressure and would have had at least 2 sacks.
Mario Haggan is a monster and was getting continuous praise.

Matthew Willis.... wow. The kid was just all over the place catching things, diving for balls, just being an all out baller. I love his guts and determination. He's so small though.

The best play of the practice came from Tebow to be honest. During the 11 on 11's in the move the chains portion, he took the snap, and the pocket was starting to collapse, and he scrambled out of the pocket, saw Willis deep towards the end zone and just HEAVED the ball, on target, about 45 yards to the corner of the end zone and Willis caught it. This play drew the largest cheers and applause.

After that, it was wind sprints and I left. I did not see when Dummervil went down, FYI. Also, Daniel Graham, DJ Williams, and Dawk were not on the field. There were very little running plays.

Hope this report isn't too lame. I feel stupid for forgetting my notes at home today :(

GO BRONCOS!!

Much appreciated, thanks! :approve:

oubronco
08-05-2010, 08:26 PM
Eddie Royal back on target at Broncos training camp

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After somewhat of a quiet opening week of training camp, wide receiver Eddie Royal stood out in team drills Thursday.
Royal was a frequent target for Kyle Orton as the Broncos' offense worked through red zone drills. Royal made a diving catch in the back right corner of the endzone, gathering the ball as he rolled over after a tackle by cornerback Nate Jones.
However, the play was waved off by officials. The NFL had officials in Broncos camp for the first time and they will be on hand today too. Royal later scored on another play, also from Orton, this time as he crossed into the middle of the field.

Lowlight
It may not get any lower than getting the news the NFL's sack leader will not be on the field for quite some time. The most optimistic projection for Elvis Dumervil's return from a torn pectoral is November. The worst-case scenario is Dumervil misses the season.
To put that in perspective, Dumervil has 43 <NOBR>career (http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_15688390#)</NOBR> sacks, including a league-leading 17 last season, while his current replacement, linebacker Jarvis Moss, has 3.5 career sacks in limited playing time over the past three years.

To quote
"I was just sad for him, I know how important this year was for a guy like Elvis. I was just sad for him."
—Linebacker Jarvis Moss on hearing about Elvis Dumervil's injury.

Position battle
With wide receiver Kenny McKinley (knee) placed on injured reserve Thursday, the opportunities for a player such as Matthew Willis expand. Willis has been the most visible wideout in the first week of camp, making quality play after quality play. The position is crowded, and because of McKinley's big role on special teams, it was going to be difficult for Willis to crack a spot on the depth chart where the Broncos likely will keep six players. There's still some work for Willis. The top
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seven receivers in the Broncos' rotation are Jabar Gaffney, Eddie Royal, Brandon Lloyd, Demaryius Thomas, Brandon Stokley, Eric Decker and Willis. Thomas and Decker are rookies.

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Kyle Orton — Made some quality throws in a red zone drill, especially a nice ball to the back of the end zone to Eddie Royal that was waved off.
Brady Quinn — Didn't get quite as many reps as he has on some other days. Still having up-and-down days, especially with his reps in full-team drills.
Tim Tebow — Light on reps Thursday. Threw an interception late in the workout. Had his requisite running plays.

Camp facts
The Broncos practiced once Thursday afternoon. Today they will practice at 8:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Both workouts open to the public.





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HILife
08-05-2010, 10:40 PM
I'm a little behind. I'll have to catch up on my TC reading.

lostknight
08-06-2010, 01:49 AM
The best play of the practice came from Tebow to be honest. During the 11 on 11's in the move the chains portion, he took the snap, and the pocket was starting to collapse, and he scrambled out of the pocket, saw Willis deep towards the end zone and just HEAVED the ball, on target, about 45 yards to the corner of the end zone and Willis caught it. This play drew the largest cheers and applause.


GO BRONCOS!!

The thing that has surprised me the most about Tebow is that his downfield accuracy seems to be better then his short accuracy. Good to hear about Moss.We are going toneed that.

watermock
08-06-2010, 05:09 AM
McDaniels timing patterns at it's best.

I wonder how that works under Orton.

lostknight
08-06-2010, 08:17 AM
Tim Tebow — Light on reps Thursday. Threw an interception late in the workout. Had his requisite running plays.


That might be his first interception this camp, or at least, the first that I have seen written, since he didn't throw any the four practices I have been too so far.

Jay3
08-06-2010, 08:28 AM
That might be his first interception this camp, or at least, the first that I have seen written, since he didn't throw any the four practices I have been too so far.

The interceptions just kind of "happen" when it's Orton and Quinn.

Meanwhile, Tebow "holds the ball" too long.

I can't shake the feeling that there's something kind of Moneyball about Tebow. He doesn't like to throw it unless it's open. It's like one of his greatest efficiencies is staying on the field to pick up first downs (one way or another).

If the NFL is going to require him to sort of "use the force" more and throw to a spot that doesn't look open, he's got some growing to do.

But I also can't shake the feeling that Tebow's way might be worth exploring.

Cito Pelon
08-06-2010, 09:09 AM
Somewhat TC related from Woody's Mailbag. Pretty interesting comments about Tebow and some other QB's that I haven't seen on the Mane. I don't want to start a thread about it:

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_15678251

Woody's Mailbag: Tebow's ability to read defenses key in Broncos' decision to draft him
Alex from Utah asks Woody about Tim Tebow's ability to read defenses.
By Woody Paige
The Denver Post
Posted: 08/05/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT



A good friend of mine is a college football coach who recently went to a clinic held by former Florida Gators offensive coordinator Dan Mullen. He said Tim Tebow is a great leader, a great physical talent, but just can't process information quickly. That doesn't sound too good — seeing that the NFL is all about reading defenses and processing information very quickly. Do you have any inside info regarding Tebow's ability to read defenses at the snap of the ball?

— Alex, St. George, Utah

Woody Paige: Thanks, Alex. Great question. Josh McDaniels told me months ago that one of the major attributes Tebow possessed that impressed the coach was his ability to read defensive linemen and linebackers. Scott Loeffler, the quarterbacks coach at Florida (who formerly was in the NFL), agreed with that assessment.

McDaniels said he questioned Tebow about various alignments and defenses, and Tebow unquestionably knew how to read defenses. The coach also said he had quizzed another famous quarterback (drafted by another team this year), and he had no clue about reading defenses.

"When I asked him why, he said the coaches at (his college) never taught him how to read defenses," McDaniels said.

When McDaniels asked why, on his own or with help, he hadn't studied defenses between the end of the season and before the draft and gotten a better understanding of defenses, the quarterback replied that he intended to do that once he got to the pros.

I genuinely believe McDaniels in this case. He wouldn't have put so much stock in Tebow if he didn't believe the rookie was capable of recognizing defenses at the snap of the ball.

After Mullen left Florida to become the Mississippi State head coach, he was quoted as saying that Tebow was the best in the country at moving the ball "but won't beat you with the big play" after the loss of Percy Harvin and a couple of other Gators who left the previous year.
I have gone back and studied the statistics, and the Gators had the 10th-most sacks allowed in the Southeastern Conference during the regular season. I think most people remember the big sack in the Kentucky game that resulted in a Tebow concussion, but the defender was on top of him from the blind side before he could react. Honestly, he didn't get much pass protection last year at Florida and ended up much of the time just taking off and running.

I'm certain that Tebow doesn't comprehend defenses like Peyton Manning, but he has a natural ability to escape, and Mullen and others said he was the toughest back (running or quarter) in the league to tackle.

I will tell you this story: One night long ago, I went out with then-Broncos coach Dan Reeves and then-Nuggets coach Doug Moe for a relaxing dinner at the old Marriott on Hampden in Denver. During the course of the evening, Reeves said Elway couldn't read defenses, and the coaching staff had to anticipate what the defensive alignment would be on a certain play and make a call they thought would take advantage of the situation. I thought Elway got better at (and took more interest in) reading defenses later in his career. Terry Bradshaw never read defenses.

Tebow is smart. He studies the playbook more closely than anybody else. If there is a flaw (other than what everybody thinks is his flawed passing motion), it would be that Tebow checks his primary receiver, then takes off running rather than running through his progression of available receivers.

oubronco
08-06-2010, 07:11 PM
Matthew Willis standing out among Broncos receivers at training camp

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Highlight from Friday's Broncos training camp:
There have been two constants thus far in training camp for the Broncos — Kyle Orton has been consistent, on target and far more comfortable in the team's offense than the team's other two quarterbacks; and wide receiver Matthew Willis has made play after play when he's had the chance.
Friday morning the two hooked up on the practice's best play in team drills. Orton threw a quick pass toward the sideline and Willis made the grab, extending to snatch the ball high above his head as he did the toe dance on the sideline.

Lowlight of the day:
If it sounds like a broken record, well, it is. The Broncos had another three players,
including starting right guard Chris Kuper, leave the field because of injuries Friday morning.

Kuper suffered a right ankle injury, linebacker Jarvis Moss suffered a fractured bone in his hand and White was escorted to the locker room by a trainer.
The list is long of the Broncos wounded and now includes several starters like Dumervil, Kuper, running back Knowshon Moreno and linebacker D.J. Williams.

To quote:
"Playing against the Broncos for many years I got used to looking at things like that. Now I look at it differently, I look at it like a Bronco would."
— Nose tackle Jamal Williams on his first year with the Broncos after 12 years in San Diego.

Position battle:
The Broncos still have to plan on the possibility they won't have left tackle Ryan Clady at the start of the regular season so they have tried both Tyler Polumbus and D'Anthony Batiste in the spot.
Polumbus, a Cherry Creek High School graduate, is a holdover from Mike Shanahan's roster. At 6-8 he has a big reach and quick feet.
When camp opened Polumbus was playing in Clady's spot, but has since given way to Batiste. Batiste is slightly bigger and having played guard for much of his career, he plays with physical edge it takes to play inside.

Batiste played guard for much of the Broncos offseason workouts, but they have also worked him at right tackle before getting this look at left tackle.
Of Batiste, McDaniels said; "Physical, very physical."

Quarterback watch:
Kyle Orton — Made several quality throws in the morning workout, including the sideline effort to Willis.
Brady Quinn — Best play came on a ball deep down the middle that rookie Demaryius Thomas leaped up to snatch away from cornerback Tony Carter.
Tim Tebow — Got limited reps again and had a couple throws batted away from the receivers by defensive backs.

Camp facts:
After two workouts Friday the Broncos were again slated to go twice on Saturday - 8:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. to go with a practice at Invesco Field at Mile High from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The practice at Invesco is the only workout open to the public Saturday and admission is free.
Jeff Legwold: 303-954-2359 or jlegwold@denverpost.com (jlegwold@denverpost.com)

oubronco
08-06-2010, 07:17 PM
Posted August 6, 2010 (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2010/08/06), 4:17 pm
Pats claim injured safety Barrett (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2010/08/06/pats-claim-injured-safety-barrett/4320/)

By Lindsay Jones (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/author/lindsay-jones/)
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Josh McDaniels (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/josh-mcdaniels/) announced Thursday afternoon that third-year safety Josh Barrett would be placed on the injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Well, not so fast.
McDaniels’ former boss, Bill Belichick (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/bill-belichick/), and the Patriots claimed Barrett off waivers on Friday. Typically injured players go unclaimed.
Barrett was surely surprised by the move.
The Denver Post spoke to Barrett after practice Friday morning, and Barrett said he already had surgery scheduled for early next week at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic to repair his injured left shoulder.
Barrett was bothered by a shoulder injury through much of 2009 and then spent nearly all of his offseason here in Denver going through rehab at Dove Valley (http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/tag/dove-valley/). He passed his physical and said his shoulder felt great as camp opened on Aug. 1. After only a couple of practices, though, the shoulder injury flared up again and he and the team decided season-ending surgery was the only answer.
Now, it seems, those decisions are on hold and will need to be re-made by the Patriots.
At least one member of the New England staff is familiar with Barrett. Scott O’Brien was the Broncos’ special teams coach in 2008, when the team drafted Barrett out of Arizona State.
Barrett’s main role in Denver in 2008 and 2009 was on special teams, particularly on the punt and kickoff coverage units.