Players and coaches took the field this morning in near-perfect weather conditions. Smiles broke out all over the field with the sun shining, a cool breeze blowing in and a crowd of 2,012 fans watching from the grass.
Several veterans taking the morning session off presented chances for some young players to get extended reps.
The practice featured 11-on-11 drills with an emphasis on passing and red zone play.
The goal line drills dropped to walk-through speed as Head Coach Josh McDaniels said the team had just installed the packages into the playbook. (McDaniels did hint the team might have live goal line drills at Saturday night’s practice at INVESCO Field at Mile High Stadium.) The intensity returned for the final 11-on-11 drill of the day — a final minute comeback drive scenario led by Kyle Orton.
The Broncos are scheduled to return to the Dove Valley practice field for their second workout of the day at 5:30 p.m. McDaniels said the team will not be in full pads for the workout.