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Old 05-27-2010, 08:50 AM   #1
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Short piece on Alphonso working as the 1st team nickel ahead of Jones, Carter, Cox and Thompson.

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Old 05-27-2010, 08:51 AM   #2
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:53 AM   #3
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Oh lord... an Alphonso Smith thread.

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Tony Carter is also one to keep an eye on, kid is talented

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good to see...he looked good in that first game against the bengals then I think he hit the rookie wall..probably was thinking to much...2nd year is going to be a great year for Knowshon, Ayers, and Smith.
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The Broncos signed a cornerback in free agency and selected two more in the draft, but don't exclude 2009 second- round draft pick Alphonso Smith from playing a big role.

Smith has spent time as the first-team nickel cornerback in this week's passing camp, ahead of players such as veteran Nate Jones, who signed in March, fellow second-year player Tony Carter and rookies Perrish Cox and Syd'Quan Thompson.

Sure, it is only May, but it is a positive sign for Smith, who had little go right in a disappointing rookie year, during which he was passed over several times for playing time as the team's third cornerback.

"I'm just trying to take as many reps as I can to get better as a nickel player and a cornerback and to help the defense," Smith said.

Smith said he spent much of his offseason studying the Broncos' defense so he is better prepared for what he hopes will be a better sophomore season.

"I needed that leap year," Smith said.

Veteran cornerback Champ Bailey said he already has seen improvement from Smith.

"He's grown a lot," Bailey said. "I think he understands what we expect from him."

New way to practice.

The Broncos have altered the way they practice special teams, including kickoff and punt coverage, for the 2010 season. Coach Josh McDaniels said his staff has decided to break the coverage units into specialized groups, much as they practice during offensive and defensive sessions.

In Monday's practice that was open to media, that included a punt coverage drill with two players teaming to "tackle" a returner and a specialized drill for "gunners" such as David Bruton and Josh Barrett.



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Old 05-27-2010, 09:26 AM   #7
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Does this mean no Ty Law signing mid season this year?

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.he looked good in that first game against the bengals then I think he hit the rookie wall..
I knew the college season was shorter than the NFL season, but I didn't realize it was THAT much shorter. Damn.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:09 AM   #11
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haha i didn't mean he hit the wall after the first game, even though thats how it looked. He did do some okay things in the beginning of the season though. still has plenty to live up to, and hopefully he can quit thinking and just play off instincts.
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I'm still mystified that we can have an article about A Smith entitiled "Smith poised for bigger role in '10" and not have any jokes about his height.
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Glad to hear he's making progress....dude was a ballhawk in college. Let's see if he can do the same at the next level this year!!
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haha i didn't mean he hit the wall after the first game, even though thats how it looked. He did do some okay things in the beginning of the season though. still has plenty to live up to, and hopefully he can quit thinking and just play off instincts.
Keep in mind that he was also asked to play a "new position" last year. Nickel corner can be quite a bit different than playing on the outside. I definitely give him a mulligan for last year, but the dude has now had a year to learn the Nickel and needs to perform like a first round pick.

We have a lot of young, talented d-backs on the roster and that is a really good feeling for the future. Hopefully Smith takes off this year.
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