Before the Denver Broncos got going on the turf this week, they had a team golf outing.
“It’s a life sport,” John Fox said. “Some of these guys have never played before. So it’s really a team-building exercise where guys get to spend a little time with a teammate and get to know him better.”
For example, Peyton Manning was paired up with Trindon Holliday and rookies Montee Ball and Vinston Painter.
“I can tell Ball and Painter have been studying their playbooks and not playing much golf, which is a good thing,” Manning joked. “Trindon actually has got a little game—no pun intended (laughing)—so it was fun.”
The outing paired players up that don’t normally see each other or work with each other every day at Dove Valley.
“I’ve never done something like that before as far as having an organized just Broncos [event],” Manning said. “Our video staff was there, our field turf staff was there—so it was really kind of all Broncos football personnel. A lot of laughs and good camaraderie with some guys that you don’t necessarily get to spend a ton of time with. I really enjoyed it.”
The Broncos had a team baseball outing earlier this month when the New York Yankees played the Colorado Rockies. It’s good to see the team bonding off the field as well.