The Denver Broncos hit the practice field at Dove Valley Wednesday morning for one last walkthrough before their first preseason game Thursday night at 6:30 MT in Dallas.
“I’m excited to watch them play,” Head Coach John Fox said. “I’m excited every day but this will be my first time watching they play live. I’m excited about it. We’ve got new faces, new guys to me, new guys to the coaching staff. We’ve got a complete new defense going in so it’s a good measuring stick to see where you are.”
The team leaves for Dallas Wednesday afternoon, but before they do, they had some loose ends to tie up in the morning practice.
Linebackers D.J. Williams, Nate Ivring and Derek Domino, cornerback Syd’Quan Thompson and defensive tackles Louis Leonard and Mitch Unrein, tight end Richard Quinn all did not practice. Williams didn’t practice the first week of camp with a thigh injury, but returned to full pads on Monday. Head Coach John Fox said that he hasn’t made the decision yet on who will be inactive for Thursday’s game.
Receivers Eddie Royal and Brandon Lloyd both practiced after sitting out Tuesday.
Here are the songs the team played during the stretching period.
1. “Fortunate Son” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
2. “Yeah Ya Know” – T.I.
3. “Rockin’ In The Free World” – Neil Young
Tebow said that his comfort level with the offense has increased dramatically since his rookie year last year.
““I don’t think there’s really much of a comparison as far as my knowledge of the offense, my ability to make decisions,” Tebow said. “I hopefully make better decisions now, and just feeling more comfortable at the offense, obviously there are still things that I need to work on and improve on, and I feel I am getting there.”
“You can’t assume anything,” Fox said. “It was our first walkthrough and will be the only time we ever do it. It’s just so they understand what we’re doing during the pregame process.”
After Thursday’s game, the team has Friday off and will return to the practice field at Dove Valley Saturday at 8:50 a.m. in a practice that is free and open to the public.
See below for more photos of today’s practice.
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