Why open with a skyline shot? Because by any measurement, the conditions in the Mile High City for the final session of Quarterback Camp were glorious, even if the mercury was slow to rise, giving the Broncos their chilliest OTA so far this year.
The Broncos began their session about an hour early, and stepped onto the field Thursday morning to witness a dazzlingly clear sky — but also 48-degree weather.
“This is (like) the middle of Christmastime in Jacksonville,” said defensive tackle and Sunshine State product Marcus Thomas. “But I like it out here. I’m really enjoying myself. I like the weather. I still haven’t gotten to see snow yet, so I’m looking forward to that.”
A bigger deal at first for Thomas was his adjustment to the altitude, but that didn’t prove as problematic as he expected.
“It’s a heck of a lot better (now) than the first day,” Thomas said. “People told me it would take two or three weeks, but I think in the first three days I was pretty much set.”
A couple of other notes …
… Brandon Marshall was with the team this morning, but left the field wearing sweats. Fellow wide receiver Glenn Martinez did not practice, just as he has been held out throughout the week … Rookie kicker Brandon Pace mentioned in a post-practice interview that kicker Jason Elam is only working on Wednesdays so far in the OTAs, thus increasing the number of repetitions for the Virginia Tech alumnus. Pace also noted that he’s been working on kickoffs under special teams coordinator Scott O’Brien’s watch …
… And, now, some more photos:
Back with a full wrap on the main site later today.