The Broncos held a prime-time scrimmage in the friendly confines of Invesco Field in front of 13,402 fans, the largest ever to watch the Broncos practice. Through the wonders of Twitter, we were able to stay on top of all the action as it happened.
First, let's start with Kyle Orton, who's night could easily be considered a mixed bag. Frank Schwab, who writes for the Colorado Springs Gazette called Orton's performance, and the fan's reaction to it, the story of the night -
@fs3142 - Story of the night at Invesco: Fans boo a poor performance by Kyle Orton.
Orton struggled on deep balls, as he has all Camp long, and it was one of the new Broncos that was able to benefit -
@Denver_Broncos - Andre' Goodman snags his second interception of 11-on-11s and returns it 54 yards for a score.
Of course, another Bronco that has been struggling a bit this summer is Matt Prater, and he did nothing to appease those in attendance -
@fs3142 - Then (the fans) really boo when Matt Prater misses two straight field goals. McDaniels said he wouldn't consider bringing anyone in to compete against Prater, who has been inconsistent during camp
It wasn't all bad, as a couple rookies made some big plays on special teams -
@Denver_Broncos - Alphonso Smith and Kenny McKinley have back-to-back big-time kickoff returns. Both looked to have a chance to score had it been a live drill.
Orton did have a touchdown to Brandon Stokley later in the workout.
In the end, it is what it is, an opportunity for the guys to get in some real-game situations on the home field. While Orton's struggles are a bit unnerving, the fact that the defensive backs, as well as the special teams package of Alphonso Smith and Kenny McKinley, has me more excited headed into the 2nd full week of Camp.
If you were there, give your thoughts...