Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Denver Broncos Training Camp Day 11 (Morning) Report

Out of pads: Hamza Abdullah (groin), Tom Nalen (knee), Chad Mustard (hamstring), Champ Bailey (hamstring) and Montrae Holland. Don't stress about Champ Bailey, I think he was just sitting out to give his friend Domonique Foxworth an equal amount of first-team reps as Dre Bly.
  • The absence of Champ Bailey also affected another corner backs first-team reps, Karl Paymah, forgot about him didn't you? That's because the Broncos spent a lot of their eleven-on-eleven drills in the nickel formation.
Eddie Royal takes on the entire Denver defense.

  • Cracking into the first-team were Nate Jackson, replacing Tony Scheffler at tight end and as expected middle linebacker Nate Webster replaced Niko Koutouvides in the middle (continuing their two day rotation).

  • Right tackle Ryan Harris is still on his upward slope as far as solidifying himself as the right tackle goes. He's miles ahead of where he was on day one or two of training camp.

  • As Jarvis Moss continues to make his case as a legitimate threat at defensive end. Though he wasn't able to get past Ryan Harris, he continues to embarrass the second-time offensive line. At one point in the eleven-on-eleven he had notched what would have been a loss of yardage tackle and a would be sack on back to back plays.

Ryan Clady shows a defensive end how not to stunt like his daddy.

  • It wasn't all good for rookie Ryan Clady, Elvis Dumervil beat him during team scrimmage for a sack on Jay Cutler.

  • Backup quarterback Patrick Ramsey continued to bore, unless you're a defensive fan, then he was the most entertaining player on the field.

  • The other backup quarterback Darrell Hackney connected with receiver Eddie Royal for a deep pass that ended with Royal being pushed out of bounds.

  • Tony Scheffler made the best of his time with Jay Cutler, snatching a ball that went for a 70+ yards ending in a touchdown.

  • Kicker Matt Prater answered the, "Toro," call fourteen times in a row. Prater was exhausted after kicking field goals consistently with never more than 20 seconds on the clock. Prater went 13 of 14, missing on a 58-yarder. However, fans of Denver should look forward to more last second heart attack field goals, should it come to that for the Broncos this season.

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