Sifting through some 200 photos took a little longer than I thought it would.
Then again, I was shocked it took me the better part of an entire weekend to organize my 1,600 photos from vacation.
I’ve posted two albums on Denver Horse Force’s Facebook page of Saturday’s action at training camp. One is entirely dedication to Peyton Manning, because a) I took a lot of photos of Peyton Manning, and b) see explanation a). You can view that album HERE . The second album is the other training camp activity, from record-setting turnout to all the many drills. You can view that album HERE.
I’ve also included a few of the photos below.
Pictures are nice, but what about words? Well, the truth is I’m working on multiple posts, but nothing is ready to post just yet. I do, however, want to share some quick training camp observations, again, all of which will garner much more attention in the coming days:
1) The atmosphere at this year’s training camp, and I’m talking from a fan perspective, is different. Markedly different. You’ve probably read about that, or even heard it discussed on sports radio, but it truly is. I didn’t go to training camp Saturday expecting to compare this year’s experience to last year’s, but I left doing just that. And now I’m about to write about it. Consider yourselves warned.
2) While the majority of focus is on the Broncos’ offense, because of No 18, I paid particular attention to the defensive lineups being used throughout the various drills. For instance, defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio used rookie linebacker Danny Trevathan in some first-team drills then opted for Wesley Woodyard in others.
3) Speaking of defense, rookie DT Derek Wolfe, who I recall only seeing in second-team drills, lined up both at end and inside – within the same series.
4) Rookie quarterback Brock Osweiler took snaps with the second-team. Former college teammate CB Omar Bolden was also on second-team.
5) How did Peyton Manning look? Pretty good. His throws were crisp, and very, very accurate, just as you’d expect. I can say this; the man knows exactly where to put the ball.
6) Crowd Favorite Award goes to Champ Bailey. He’s definitely loved here. Honorable mention goes to the breeze, much appreciated on a bright, sunny, hot morning.