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Broncos offense struggles against 49ers defense during the first day of joint practices

Good morning Broncos Country! The Denver Broncos had their first joint practice session with the San Francisco 49ers. It didn’t go well for the offense.

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The Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers took part in their first-round of joint practices before their Monday Night game. Well, for the Broncos, it was another rough showing for their offense.

It was a choppy practice by the Broncos offense which included interceptions, drops, and just overall bad play from them. This has been something that has happened off and on throughout camp and it reared its ugly head again during today’s practice.

Offensive Coordinator Rich Scangarello said after practice that he thought it was a “very choppy practice” and that they were beat upfront a bit by the niners defensive front.

Scangarello told reporters after practice that the offense must meet the 49ers defense intensity and adapt and adjust.

“My message to the offense is we have to meet their intensity obviously. Part of it is they’re playing a different style than they’ve played in the past and they’re doing a good job of it and it’s different for us, so you’re not game-planning necessarily for the practice. We have to adapt and adjust.”

Quarterback Joe Flacco told reporters after practice that he and the offense allowed the 49ers defense to set the tone and that they could never get it back.

“Yeah, it was like I said, I think we let them kind of set the tone. And we weren’t really able to kind of get it back and settle down to our style and things like that. Obviously in a practice tempo, when you’re not going and driving the ball and getting first downs and things like that—it’s not quite the same as a game—you can’t whether the storm quite the same. But that’s all part of it.”

The Broncos will have one more joint practice against the 49ers later today before their Monday night game. Hopefully for the Broncos and their offense, it goes much better than it did during today’s practice.

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