The Broncos switched things up Thursday, completing a morning walkthrough before an afternoon practice session later this afternoon.
It was a typical walkthrough for the team as the coaching staff continued to install their playbooks, but one major difference today was the sight of referees on the field.
A crew of NFL officials came out onto the field during the walkthrough and they will deliver a presentation concerning rule changes later in the day to both the team and the media.
Head Coach John Fox spent a good amount of time talking with the officials during the walkthrough and players also spent some time talking with them in between plays.
DECKER’S NEW LOOK
Eric Decker turned some heads as he walked out of the locker room this morning.
The wide receiver came out with a Fu Manchu mustache, which brought out a few smiles from the media members in attendance.
SHAPING THE D-LINE
Many of the numerous additions the Broncos have made along the defensive line have yet to be seen in action, with several players still waiting to take the field for their first practice.
But with Brodrick Bunkley participating, he joined the first-team D-line this morning — taking the place of Louis Leonard — along with fellow defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson and defensive ends Elvis Dumervil and Robert Ayers.
There isn’t too much to choose from during a walkthrough, but tight end Robert Quinn showed off his hands during the session.
Orton threw a high pass in Quinn’s direction and he stuck out his hand to make a one-handed catch, bringing the ball in.
It looked effortless.
Dennis Allen’s voice is always heard loud and clear on the practice field and communication was key for the defensive coordinator during the walkthrough.
“We have got to emphasize our communication,” Allen said repeatedly to his defense. “Don’t assume everyone knows the call.”
SPECIAL TEAMS DRILLS
The special teams units got some work in as they worked on lining up for the snap and pressuring the punter/kicker.
The punt team also practiced while backed up against the end zone to mimic a challenging in-game scenario.
- Max Henson
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