One side of Dove Valley is about to get significantly quieter for the next couple weeks.
General Manager Brian Xanders explained today that the personnel department and coaching staff will head out tomorrow for a little time off.
“We’re taking a two-week vacation where we normally have three to four weeks off in July,” Xanders said. “We’re taking it now because we don’t know what the court rulings will be. Then we’re going to basically be on call from the middle of June until early July, when we’ll probably come back in the office no matter what.”
While much is still up in the air, Xanders stressed that the team is ready for whatever system is put in place.
“We’re ready for unrestricted free agency and college free agents and we’re ready to do the draft pick negotiations,” he said. “So really those are the three major things left. Two of them affect the team, because there are two good player pools left in free agency and college free agents.”
Xanders had plenty more to say on how the team has prepared for free agency, and how the club will approach free agency when it is put in place — so look for a blog on that early next week.
And it’s not just the personnel department that’s ready to get back to work — the coaches are as ready as they can be.
“The biggest thing is the coaching staff is fully prepared for training camp,” Xanders said. “All their installations are done, all the playbooks are done, all the passing game, run game, situation manuals — all those schemes have been done and debated. They’ve gone through for five months straight purely on scheme, so they are definitely ready. They have a plan for training camp. We’re ready to go, all we need to do is get our players in here and our coaches are absolutely ready to coach them. We’re kind of on hold — a pause button — and it’s rare to have it, because it’s usually a fluid year. But now we’re all just ready to go.”
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com
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