At the close of this weekend’s rookie minicamp, Head Coach John Fox met the media one final time to wrap up the event.
Below are some quick hits from his press session.
On how the rookie minicamp went:
“Very good. We have a good young bunch. I think they’ll definitely contribute and help the Denver Broncos be a better football team. They went about their business well and we had good focus and very good effort during the camp.”
On how CB Omar Bolden looked:
“I think he had a good camp. I thought he played well and he reacted to our install very well. He has good football awareness and football intelligence. It’s just a matter of learning to compete at this level at a consistent basis and I believe he can do that.”
On whether Bolden will return kicks:
“We’ll get those opportunities. We didn’t do much of that in this camp, but moving forward, we have time to help every one of these guys develop.”
On the addition of CB Drayton Florence:
“He’s another piece that will hopefully make us better. I don’t think you can ever have too many corners with a lot of the multiple receiver sets that you get—and we will get with the types of quarterbacks that we have on our schedule this year. That was problematic for us a year ago and hopefully with some good competition we can fix that.”
In addition, Fox will participate in an F-16 ride along with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds on May 21.
Fox will take part in a three-hour training and briefing at Peterson Air Force base in Colorado Springs, Colo., before his opportunity to experience flight from a fighter pilot’s perspective during a one-hour ride along.
“I saw some video of that — I didn’t realize exactly it was that intense when I first signed up,” he laughed. “But I’m looking forward to it. I have great respect for our military and it’s a great opportunity to hang out with some of those guys.”
The Thunderbirds’ — the Air Force’s official demonstration team — purpose is to showcase the integrity, selfless service and excellence embodied by American Airmen. Each year, the Thunderbirds team performs the flyover for the Air Force Academy graduation ceremony, which brings the unit to Colorado.