ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The starters were back, the sun's rays beat down around the fields, and also the Broncos experienced their longest and most difficult practice of training camp so far.
The bustle from the practice were just as much mental as physical, and when it had been done, Wednesday's one-day rest from full-contact work appeared especially welcome.
Gary Kubiak, Broncos head coach said, "That was our longest practice so far, and we had a lot of stuff. We went to the red zone today and had a lot of new teaching, and with that came a lot of mistakes, so we've got a lot of things as coaches to go back and fix."
He added, “You just always try to remind them of where you're at. I think the first thing as the coach you want to see [is] that. You don't want to see them waiting on you all the time because you're not out there on the field with them come game days. You want to see your leaders stop things like that and regroup. But that is a part of football, too throughout the overall game, you've bad unexpected things happen. Are you able to collect yourself and go the following series? This is the way practice is. I had been just attempting to help remind them every single day."
Kubiak had given some annoyance with the way the team finished a number of its recent practices but loved the power he saw as the team closed out it's operating in another red-colored-zone period. The 3 sequences ended with touchdown passes: Peyton Manning-to-C.J. Anderson, Brock Osweiler-to-Isaiah Burse and Zac Dysert to Bennie Fowler.
That’s a good place to stop for a break and Kubiak has a good feeling for the upcoming game.