2010 Training Camp Day 3: P.M. Blog
August 3rd, 2010 - 5:56pm by Gray Caldwell
There was a change of plans for the afternoon session. Typically on two-a-days, the evening session kicks off at 5:30 and runs until 7:30. Tuesday afternoon, however, the practice started at 4 and went until 5:30.
At the start of practice, rookies and veterans alike ran a few special teams drills before separating into offense and defense to walk through some plays. No one wore pads — the veterans even wore shorts.
Halfway through the session, however, the rookies were ushered to the opposite field, where they put on their pads.
Jamal Williams was one of the veterans who came out on the field. He watched his teammates from the sideline but did not participate.
When the rookies put on their pads, some weren’t quite fast enough for strength and conditioning coach Rich Tuten’s liking. “Let’s go, you’re not going on a date!” he shouted.
As the rookies began drills on one field, the veterans continued working with the coaches on the other, split up into offense and defense. With less players to work with, running backs coach Eric Studesville actually lined up as a running back on a few plays, even catching a pass from Kyle Orton.
Since the position coaches were working with the veterans, the rookies ran their own drills, under the supervision of Tuten and assistant strength and conditioning coach Justin Lovett. The linebackers, for example, pointed to send their teammates backpedaling, the pointed again for them to cut to one side or the other before sprinting back to the end zone to finish their reps.
David Bruton, Kolby Smith, Bruce Hall, Lance Ball, Marquez Branson, Wesley Woodyard, Baraka Atkins, Dustin Fry, Seth Olsen, Stanley Daniels, D’Anthony Batiste and Tony Carter all participated in the drills in pads with the rookies, as well.
Below are a handful of pictures from the shortened practice session. The team will be back on the field for two practices tomorrow — the first of which is at 8:45 a.m. and only open to media. The second practice of the day is at 5:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com
Tags: 2010, Training Camp