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Old 10-08-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Default Coach says Broncos will practice outdoors in any conditions

FRANK SCHWAB
THE GAZETTE

ENGLEWOOD – In recent years, when weather turned poor, the Denver Broncos drove about a mile down the street to an indoor facility for practice.

The Broncos won’t need that indoor bubble anymore. Coach Josh McDaniels had his team practice outside Thursday despite wet conditions and cold temperatures, and said no matter how bad the weather gets, his team will be outside for practice.

“If we play in it, I hope we practice it,” McDaniels said. “If it’s wet, damp, raining, snowing, whatever, we’re going to be outside.”

Sunday’s forecast from the Weather Channel calls for rain and snow showers with a high temperature of 47 degrees. McDaniels said he thinks having a warm, dry practice isn’t conducive to being prepared for Sunday’s game.

“We’ve got to get ready to play in it,” McDaniels said. “You can’t tell guys we’re going to practice inside in a bubble all week and then when we go out play in the snow on Sunday make sure you do all the things you’re supposed to do when the weather is bad: stay on your feet, field the ball, throw it in the wet and all that. You’ve got to practice that.”

McDaniels said players need to practice cutting on a wet field, throwing a wet ball, and also need a chance to practice special teams outside in poor conditions. A major reason former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan wanted to practice inside is he thought practice would be sloppy in bad weather, but McDaniels isn’t concerned with that.

“I don’t think it’s going to deteriorate practice just because we’re throwing in the rain today,” McDaniels said.

Quarterback Kyle Orton grew up in Iowa, went to college at Purdue in Indiana and played his first few NFL years in Chicago, so he is used to playing in poor conditions.

“I have played in it numerous times,” Orton said. “I don’t mind playing in bad-weather games. We will play in anything that comes.”

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Old 10-08-2009, 08:05 PM   #2
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:07 PM   #3
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I like it!
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:08 PM   #4
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Good. And it makes sense. Not every game is 68 and mostly sunny.


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Old 10-08-2009, 08:09 PM   #5
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Positives: You learn to play in anything so when it come up in a game situation you are ready for it.

Negatives: The first time a superstar on the team blows out his knee from practicing in crap this place will explode
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:35 PM   #6
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The only thing that wories me about outdoor practice is the increased potential for injury. It's probably a risk worth taking.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:43 PM   #7
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do it. Playoff football is won in these kind of conditions...get used to it
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:51 PM   #8
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Love the idea - makes the team closer also.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:34 PM   #9
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Injuries can happen anywhere. I like this.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:35 PM   #10
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It makes us ready for anything and you hope for no injuries, this place would flame McD to hell if there are any.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:40 PM   #11
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Practicing in the elements. Man blocking. Sound tackling. Four quarter football. Physically dominating.

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Old 10-08-2009, 09:40 PM   #12
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It makes sense to me...
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:49 PM   #13
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Like it.

And I like McDaniels. **** you.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:21 PM   #14
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Love it! Screw you Shanny! And your bubble too!
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:36 PM   #15
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toughness matters............especially in professional football.
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Injury? Really?

Marshall slipped on a McDonald's bag.

Griese tripped over his dog.

And you guys are worried about injuries in practice?
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Love it! Screw you Shanny! And your bubble too!
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:24 PM   #18
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The only thing that wories me about outdoor practice is the increased potential for injury. It's probably a risk worth taking.
Try telling Dallas that...
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:38 AM   #19
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Be a ****ing man and practice outside. Injury this and injury that, **** that. Only pussies practice inside a bubble. I'm glad McD has them working outside. No more country club practices, that was such bull ****. I hated that crap. Real men don't practice inside a bubble, they jack your **** up as you come across the middle in the cold...............hahahahha, I love it.
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:59 AM   #20
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It seems logical. To play well in the slop, you practice in the slop.

The players may go into games that are wet and cold with more confidence because of it. If that's the case we gain an edge regardless of how other team plays in it.

This coach has a lot of good ideas. Sure a player might get injured, but that's true of every practice.

Hell we have a linebacker/FB/ST guy out because he slipped in the locker room before then game. You just never know what can happen.
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:17 AM   #21
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It seems logical. To play well in the slop, you practice in the slop.

The players may go into games that are wet and cold with more confidence because of it. If that's the case we gain an edge regardless of how other team plays in it.

This coach has a lot of good ideas. Sure a player might get injured, but that's true of every practice.

Hell we have a linebacker/FB/ST guy out because he slipped in the locker room before then game. You just never know what can happen.


I agree. I new MccD has been doing a great job. Even myself doubted him before the year.
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:46 AM   #22
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I agree this is good. Real men should learn to play tough and that includes cold, rainy and snowy weather.

As for me I've been indoors the entire week.
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Coach McD is going to love the mild Denver winters. Yeah Denver gets cold from time to time but it's generally sunny, not windy, and above freezing most of the winter. Really it's ideal football weather and certainly much nicer than a New England winter. Shanny just treated our team like a bunch of girls recently.
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:56 AM   #24
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. That dome they USED to practice in is 400 yards from my office.
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Coach McD is going to love the mild Denver winters. Yeah Denver gets cold from time to time but it's generally sunny, not windy, and above freezing most of the winter. Really it's ideal football weather and certainly much nicer than a New England winter. Shanny just treated our team like a bunch of girls recently.
He's kidding everyone. It's cold here. Aweful cold.
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