The Broncos wrapped up day three of training camp the same way they closed out day one, with an afternoon jog-through.
The offense and defense practiced on seperate fields with each team scrimmaging against itself.
ATTENDANCE REPORT: The veterans not in uniform during the afternoon session were Champ Bailey, Brandon Stokley, John Lynch, Tom Nalen, Darrell Jackson, Ebenezer Ekuban and Dewayne Robertson. Robertson, who is among the veterans who get to take the jog-through sessions off, missed this morning’s session as well.
Guard Montrae Holland, who had spent the previous practices working out with Stength Coach Rich Tuten to make training weight, saw some time during practice.
POSTURING FOR POSITION: Aside from going through offensive and defensive plays the Broncos worked on some special teams during their second session of the day.
The team worked on some kickoff return with Eddie Royal, Glenn Martinez, Andre Hall, Clifford Russell and Anthony Alridge fielding the kicks.
KEY PLAYS: During the drill the special teams practiced a few onside kicks. One of which that caught the return team off guard.
Defensive tackle Josh Mallard had to leap on a ball that had bounced past two unsuspecting teammates.
The play earned some friendly jeering from some offensive lineman on the sideline.
Even as the team closed out the day with its limited contact jog through, safety Marquand Manuel said it is clear that the intensity of training camp is head and shoulders above what it was during offseason minicamps.
“You can tell, the pads are on, the gym shorts practices are over with,” Manuel said. “Now we are having real man practices, and you can see who the real men are.”
Manuel, a seven-year pro who has spent time with five other clubs, said that he impressed with the attention given to the little things.
“You can just tell by watching practice that our focus to detail is at an all-time high, the best that I have been around,” he said.
FOCAL POINT: With the afternoon practice geared toward going through the playbook on the field and getting additional mental reps, many players took it upon themselves to take some additional time afterwords to further develop their game.
Keary Colbert, Russell, Marquay McDaniel, Taylor Jacobs, Martinez, Stokley, Darrell Jackson and Samie Parker all stopped by the JUGS machine to get in some extra catches.
For consecutive days, defensive end Jarvis Moss worked with defensive line coach Jacob Burney on pass rushing drills.
Training camp keeps rolling on into tomorrow with day four. Stay tuned to the blog and DenverBroncos.com for complete coverage from training camp.
-Jake Grilley, DenverBroncos.com