August 9, 2009
ENGLEWOOD • Once in a while, coach Josh McDaniels offers a reminder that this is his first time running an NFL team.
The Broncos are returning to Invesco Field at Mile High today for a private practice after holding a scrimmage there Thursday. The reason is McDaniels wants another rehearsal for things such as pregame stretching, communication with the coaches in the press box and between McDaniels and the quarterback on the field, and where he wants people to sit when the team is on offense or defense. The Broncos start the preseason Friday at San Francisco.
“Everyone here is new,” McDaniels said.
HIGHLIGHTS AND LOWLIGHTS
Cornerback Champ Bailey had a great day with two interceptions. The first was impressive as he seemed a step late off the snap before recovering quickly. He then made an impressive catch on a ball thrown behind him by Chris Simms. … Receiver Brandon Lloyd made a few catches, including a juggling grab down the sideline. … Defensive tackle Kenny Peterson dropped out of practice early for an undisclosed reason.
“I think it’s too early to even talk about that. I’m just now getting back, getting into the flow of things and guys have been out here working hard.” — rookie running back Knowshon Moreno on whether he can capture the starting job for the season opener.
The team’s only workout will be this morning at Invesco Field at Mile High and is closed to fans.
Kyle Orton, quarterback. Orton looked sharp, especially throwing the deep ball — something he struggled with in Thursday’s scrimmage. He did overthrow a deep pass late in practice that was intercepted by Bailey.
“(McDaniels said:) ‘He’s what we thought he was when we drafted him and he’s just going to add more of all that to our backfield.’” For reports, visit gazettebroncos.freedomblogging.com.
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