People across the nation are heading to the polls today to make their voices heard, casting their votes on who they want to be the next president of the of the United States of America.
Proud to Vote
First-time voter Brandon Marshall got up extra early today to join the fray.
“I got up actually at 5 a.m., came in, caught a few balls and ran a little bit,” he said. “Then I headed to the polls pretty early.”
Marshall said submitting his ballot was an exhilarating feeling.
“It was great,” he said. “I enjoyed it, it was exciting and I recommend to everybody who hasn’t voted to go out and do it — have a voice.”
Josh Bell: From Practice Squad to Playing Time
Just over a week ago Josh Bell was on the Broncos scout team as a member of the practice squad. On Sunday, the cornerback saw the first playing time of his NFL career against Miami. And on Thursday the rookie out of Baylor is expecting to take further strides against the Browns.
“I have some outrageous confidence in myself to begin with,” Bell said. “I had a game where I was able to get in there and contribute to us fighting a good fight. Now we are going on Thursday. Now instead of just playing to get the confidence from my teammates and my coaches I am going to go out there and try and help us win the game. I am not just a puzzle piece in helping us play well. I want to go in there and contribute, take an interception to the house, make a crucial third down stop. That that is my focus now.”
Bell said he prepares every week as though his number will be called, whether that was as a member of the practice squad or as part of the Broncos game day defense.
“I have been raised by my coaches ever since little league, high school and college that you never know what could happen,” he said. “Any given day you have to be ready.”
So what was it like for Bell to actually take the field in reality after envisioning it happening each week?
“When I got in the game I felt good,” he said. “It was actually a surprise to me that the game was so slow to me. Once I got in there I was playing football like I was in high school or college except we had the NFL logos and the CBS cameras.”
When can a friend get a five-dollar footlong?
Ryan Harris and newly anointed Browns starting quarteback Brady Quinn were college teammates at Notre Dame.
Harris said that Quinn has anxiously awaiting the opportunity to start at quarterback and that he expects Quinn to be prepared.
“I am sure he is doing everything he can to make sure that he does well,” Harris said.
Harris said the two keep in contact and have been able to meet up during the summer and offseason.
Even as close as they are Harris thinks Quinn is still holding out on him. Quinn has several endorsement deals and Harris wonders when he will pass some of those perks onto his friend.
“He is definitely got a lot of commercials,” Harris said. “I haven’t seen any Subway gift certificates. I have told him about that a couple times.”
Brady Quinn’s Subway Commerical
Quotable: “That is a true statement. I will have to bring him some to the game. I will slip them to him somehow.”
-Browns quarterback Brady Quinn on hooking up former teammate Ryan Harris with some aforementioned Subway coupons
-Jake Grilley, DenverBroncos.com
Here are some photos from today’s practice.