After a much needed day off on Saturday, the Denver Broncos are back at it with Day 8 of training camp today. They had a run of six straight days of practice, but they’ll have things broken up a bit from here on out with their next day off coming up on Wednesday.
The offense has tried to ramp up quickly in that first week, but it was still mostly an up and down process for the young squad. Chemistry takes time and that is one commodity NFL teams simply don’t have this year due to COVID-19. There is growth, though. Head Coach Vic Fangio is pleased with how the offense is responding to the adversity in practice.
“I was pleased with the way that they finished practice obviously in the short-yardage and goal line, but we have to make sure we can move it well enough to get down to the goal line and move it well enough to get short yardage at times. It wasn’t our sharpest practice offensively up until the end, but like I said, I see flashes. I see the potential, but flashes and potential doesn’t win in the league. We have to feel the urgency of how close we are to this opening game and start looking really good.”
It’s not always going to be pretty for Drew Lock and the offense this year, especially early on, but the flashes are there. This offense is going to become pretty good. The only question is how soon will that happen?
Let’s get on with the live updates from Day 8 of Broncos camp.
Broncos training camp live updates
Broncos daily camp reports
- Day 1 news and notes. (Photos)
- Day 2 news and notes. (Photos)
- Day 3 news and notes. (Photos)
- Day 4 news and notes. (Photos)
- Day 5 news and notes. (Photos)
- Day 6 news and notes. (Photos)
- Day 7 news and notes. (Photos)
Broncos training camp highlights
Broncos Day 8 practice participation:— Aric DiLalla (@AricDiLalla) August 23, 2020
Back at practice:
Von Miller (elbow)
Nick Vannett (concussion)
Elijah Wilkinson (ankle - left early Fri.)
Melvin Gordon (ribs)
KJ Hamler (hamstring)
Juwann Winfree (groin)
Todd Davis (calf)
Michael Ojemudia (unknown)
Austin Fort (knee)
First up for the OL in takeoffs: Lloyd Cushenberry at C, Elijah Wilkinson at RT.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 23, 2020
Demar Dotson still working with the 3s.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 23, 2020
Justin Strnad with a couple of impressive wins against LeVante Bellamy in a one-on-one pass rush drill.— Aric DiLalla (@AricDiLalla) August 23, 2020
Strnad showing a nice mix of speed and power.
Noah Fant got beat by Bradley Chubb in a one-on-one pass-pro drill, but Fant was also able to hold off Chubb earlier in the period. Fant is doing better with his hand placement and getting his base set quickly, allowing him to hold his own. Promising stuff from Fant there.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 23, 2020
Very well-executed play fake by Lock (to Bellamy) allows him to hit Tim Patrick downfield.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 23, 2020
Cushenberry running as the center with Lock's unit to start practice today.— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) August 23, 2020
Cushenberry just held up nicely against Shelby Harris in a one-on-one drills.— Aric DiLalla (@AricDiLalla) August 23, 2020
Meanwhile, Lock opens 7-on-7 with nice pass to Sutton down middle of the field.
Inside pass rush cranking it up. Jurrell Casey and DeMarcus Walker both with rushes that would have been sacks in game conditions during this period.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 23, 2020
Alijah Holder makes a great play to break up a pass to Jake Butt. The second-year undrafted safety out of Stanford has had some nice moments in camp.— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) August 23, 2020
Passing game looks out of rhythm so far today.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 23, 2020
My complete non-expert observation: Sam Martin boots a pretty ball.— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) August 23, 2020
Jeudy makes highlight of day in 7-on-7.— Aric DiLalla (@AricDiLalla) August 23, 2020
Catches the ball against his helmet, then does a little dance.
Justin Simmons was in position to hit Jeudy or knock the ball away if it were a game.
Lloyd Cushenberry running entirely with the 1st team offensive line today has looked fantastic. Even in blocking drills he has held his own beautifully. He continues to make strides to becoming the starting Center. #Broncos @KOAColorado— Ryan Edwards (@redwardsradio) August 23, 2020
Royce Freeman appears to be making the most of the added reps in Gordon’s absence. Looks fresh running ball. Protecting well.— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) August 23, 2020
Lot of pressure coming up the middle today. Jurrell Casey is disruptive up front. Been in Lock’s face a number of times.— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) August 23, 2020
Another nice practice from rookie WR Tyrie Cleveland. Again, consistency has been the biggest plus in his column this camp. Putting himself in the mix every practice.— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) August 23, 2020
2020 Broncos training camp
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