Broncos Training Camp Coverage: Defense Prevails

I just got back from today’s practice, and let me just tell you how solid our guys look for being 5 days into camp. I attribute that to the team practicing longer than scheduled and playing at a higher intensity. Practice was supposed to go 2 hours, but ended up running 30 minutes longer. Hell, I’m not complaining one bit! The guys only had one today, so coach went for quality instead of quantity.

First off, the Broncos defense made a solid appearance today. Chris Simms had two balls batted down in a row. Here are the clips:

Then newly signed (finally) rookie, Robert Ayers showed us his hops to bat down another ball. This was Ayers’ first practice, and I must say he looks good. Take a look for yourself:

Some other observations:

- Brandon Marshall was once again a no show.

- Referees showed up to get some practice in. Ed Hochuli was in attendance!

- The team worked a lot inside the 30. Our red zone offense should be a lot better this year.

- I noticed 2nd year man Eddie Royal coaching rookie Alphonso Smith during punt returns. Not only did we get a steal of a player, but we also got a steal of a leader in Royal.

- Jack Williams came up big today with two interceptions, one of which was returned for a TD.

- It was good to see Correll Buckhalter back on the field. He is such a hard worker and even beats the other backs and QBs in sprints at the end of practice. LaMont Jordan hasn’t impressed me thus far.

Stay tuned for more clips and training camp coverage!

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Tags: Alphonso Smith Brandon Marshall Chris Simms Correll Buckhalter Denver Broncos Eddie Royal Jack Williams Lamont Jordan Robert Ayers

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