As much of the Denver and Boulder areas were under flood warnings and watches for most of the day Thursday, the Denver Broncos saw the rain as an opportunity to practice.
“It’s always important to practice in the elements,” head coach John Fox said. “You don’t always know when are going to run into it. It could be as early as this Sunday or sometime down the road I’m sure we’re going to get some rain. It was really good for our guys to get a feel for it.”
The Broncos don’t have an indoor practice facility so they took to their only other option, a synthetic field. MetLife Stadium has a synthetic fiber surface, so it was good practice for the team.
There was a steady downpour throughout practice and Peyton Manning came out firing.
In week one, Manning went back and forth with the glove at the beginning of the game when the ball and the field were still wet. Thursday was the day to get that practice in.
Wesley Woodyard returned to practice on a limited basis. The only guys that didn’t participate were Champ Bailey and Joel Dreessen. I’d be very surprised if either one of them suited up against the Giants.