In terms of on-field action, Thursday’s morning practice that officially kicked off the 2012 training camp resembled the work the Broncos did during minicamp and OTA practices in June and July. But unlike the team’s last practice back in mid-June, this morning’s session was packed with fans and television crews who swarmed Dove Valley for the Broncos’ first official practice of the season.
“Our practices in the offseason are closed so it’s exciting,” Head Coach John Fox said. “It’s different. It’s kind of why you play the game.”
Many in the record-setting crowd packed the team’s Dove Valley practice facility for their first glimpse of quarterback Peyton Manning. And according to Fox, Manning was as impressive today as he was during the team’s minicamp and OTA practices.