2010 Training Camp Day 11: A.M. Blog
August 11th, 2010 - 9:34am by Gabe Hiatt
The team jogged back onto the practice field this morning for the first of two sessions. The sun came out in full force to greet the club, heating up the field and forcing onlookers to fan themselves throughout the two-hour period.
D.J. Williams was active on the practice field but still sporting an orange jersey to let his teammates know to avoid contact with him.
Veterans Champ Bailey, Brandon Stokley and Brian Dawkins sat out the practice, while a newly acquired Bronco stepped in between the lines for his first practice with the club.
Former Oakland Raiders running back Justin Fargas wore a No. 42 jersey and jumped right in with the rest of his position group through agility and blocking drills. Fargas took a handoff up the left side of the line for a short gain in an 11-on-11 drill from the 20-yard line.
Brandon Lloyd produced at wide receiver all morning. He turned a short pass in the flat into a long gain by spinning backwards and turning the corner up the sideline. Lloyd’s biggest highlight of the day came when the receiver made an adjustment on a Kyle Orton pass in the end zone, turning away from the cornerback, backpedaling and reaching above his head to snag the touchdown.
Andre’ Goodman shined in coverage during team drills. He nudged Jabar Gaffney in the back right as the ball arrived to force an incompletion on one play and deflected several other passes.
Daniel Graham made himself a go-to target in red zone drills. He caught a touchdown a piece from Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn in a 7-on-7 drill at the goal line, and he caught another six points from Orton in short yardage team drills.
Wesley Woodyard crashed the backfield throughout team drills to stop Lance Ball and Toney Baker at the line of scrimmage
Running backs coach Eric Studesville tweaked a daily drill with the one-man blocking sled. He had his pupils carry footballs and attack the sled like they were trying to run over a linebacker instead of set a block.
Nate Jones worked with the second-team defense at safety during team drills, forcing a fumble and picking off Kyle Orton from his spot in the defensive backfield.
In punt return drills Eddie Royal fielded the last few reps after Perrish Cox caught the majority of the punts.
Cox ended the practice by picking off Orton on the last play. Head Coach Josh McDaniels sent the defense off the field and told the offense to run sprints.
A mix full of fast-paced, lyrical rap boomed out of the speakers and had the players dancing in warm-ups. Here’s a sample of the playlist.
Lupe Fiasco – I’m Beamin
Waka Flaka Flame – O Lets Do It
Backbone – 5 Deuce 4 Trey
B.O.B. – Past My Shades
SOUNDS FROM THE FIELD
“I think the offense is coming along. We’re having some really good days, then coming out like this morning — we were flat and didn’t play as well as we should’ve. That’s got to be everybody’s goal, just to play at a consistently high level, and really until we do that we’re going to struggle to be the great offense that we want to be.”
-Kyle Orton on the offense’s performance in the early practice.
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-Gabe Hiatt, DenverBroncos.com
Tags: 2010, Andre' Goodman, Brandon Lloyd, Daniel Graham, Denver Broncos, Nate Jones, Training Camp