Day Seven: Broncos Training Camp Observations
It is ok to face adversity
The Broncos entered the seventh day of Training Camp with a bit of some sloppy play, Yet there were still some standout performances in today’s camp that caught my eye. They were not in full pads, but it is still beneficial for the coaches to see improvement before their August 11 game against the Chicago Bears.
A rough patch in the quarterback race is not what fans want to hear before the first preseason game. However, there was a change on who took the top spot in the starting quarterback for the Broncos rankings. It is important to see some movement in week two of Broncos Training Camp. Again, Mark Sanchez to what some may believe is not the overwhelming favorite in camp.
Demaryius Thomas received good news today before camp this morning. Thomas would find out later President Obama would also pardon his grandmother. It is beneficial for Thomas to hear this news now, unlike last year. Not to say the news of his mother was great for him, but there was a sense he was pressured to perform on a higher level. Today, Thomas took full advantage.
Local kid from Colorado State, Kapri Bibbs is taking advantage of his situation at running back. Ronnie Hillman was back in shoulder pads today, but again had a hard hit on him from the person who blew him up on Sunday, Zaire Anderson. Hillman had some back problems coming in to today and if he cannot stay healthy his backup spot from a year ago is up for grabs.
Special teams are an interesting battle in camp to follow. Omar Bolden provided some punch at times, but for the Broncos to see more explosive play from Jordan Norwood, the team may be better suited to look at feel good camp story in Kalif Raymond. Norwood certainly is the incumbent number one after his impressive heads up play in the Super Bowl, but he has a player coming for him over his shoulder.
Let the observations begin.
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