Wednesday was the second open practice of passing camp, and there was plenty of action on the field to report. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the happenings at practice.
“WE WANT DANIEL”
The defense made it known from the start of practice that they were out to stop Daniel Graham from making any plays today.
Wesley Woodyard explained:
“Daniel’s a competitor, man. He’s one of the guys who always comes out here and brings his best every day. We like to go after the best, and he’s one of the best.”
So about halfway through an offense vs. defense drill, Alphonso Smith made an acrobatic pass breakup that prevented a Graham touchdown. That got the defense fired up, and the sideline started chanting “We want Daniel!” As usual, Woodyard was one of the most vocal taunters.
A few plays later, Graham headed back into the huddle — and immediately caught a touchdown.
“He told me, ‘Be careful what you wish for,’” Woodyard said with a laugh. “Then the next play he got in and scored and tossed me the ball.”
Graham said it’s all in good fun, and he likes that guys are competing.
“At this point that’s what it’s all about,” Woodyard said. “Having fun.”
That drew cheers from the offense, and Scheffler jogged back to the huddle pretending to try to shake the ball out of his hand.
Chris Simms dropped back and fired a pass to Brandon Stokley that zipped right past the outstretched arms of Jack Williams. Stokley hauled it in and managed to get two feet inbounds in the end zone before spiking the ball and being met immediately by Knowshon Moreno and Peyton Hillis for a celebration.
In Dumervil’s place with the first string defenders — Robert Ayers.
Here are pictures from practice:
For more pictures, check out the photo gallery from Wednesday’s practice.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com
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