On Monday I made my annual visit to Broncos training camp. My son and I arrived one hour early only to be surprised by the crowds:
I've been going to Broncos training camp at Dove Valley for years and this was the biggest crowd I have seen yet (on a Monday morning at 8 a.m. no less). Broncomania is alive and well! We ended up standing for three hours on the top of the hill next to the main practice field (around the 30 yard line):
First up was punt catching practice. Balls were launched from this machine to the Broncos returners:
Dynamic returner Trindon Holliday didn't drop a ball during this drill - good to see!
Wes Welker also took part in this drill. The sure handed Welker also didn't drop a ball and looks like he may be the "safe" punt returner to replace Jim Leonhard.
Our 30 yard line location provided a good view of the action.
Peyton Manning was in fine form - very accurate and with more arm strength than I remember from my camp visit last year.