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  • DP: Kyle Orton, Brian Dawkins among 15 Broncos at first team workout today

    The guys are getting ready!!!



    http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_18033633

    Update: Video

    Stay or no stay, Brian Dawkins said go.

    The Broncos' veteran safety, player rep and co-captain got his teammates together this morning at South Suburban Sports Dome for an hour-long conditioning workout with trainer Loren Landow of the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic.

    It's the first time in this unsettled NFL offseason that Broncos players have gathered as a group. Broncos coach John Fox and his staff are not allowed to supervise or view the players' workout during the NFL's labor lockout.

    "This not about one way being the right way or another way is the wrong way," Dawkins said after the workout. "This is about providing a safe haven for those who want to come out and work."

    Dawkins sent out a mass text/e-mail to his teammates this weekend inviting any player that was in the Denver area to start showing up for regular team workouts Tuesday and Thursday. Despite the short notice, 15 players attended the first session Tuesday. Quarterback Kyle Orton showed up early to throw passes to receiver Eric Decker. More are expected as word spreads for the session Thursday.

    Other projected starters who attended were center J.D. Walton, left guard Zane Beadles, defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson, middle linebacker Joe Mays and defensive end Robert Ayers.

    And no, quarterback Tim Tebow was not among the group.

    "This was not a get-here-at-all-costs type of thing," said Dawkins, who added many Broncos players are out of town, working out at their local schools.

    "It was a good start," Vickerson said. "It was good to see some of the guys again. It was something where we could pull guys together for camaraderie and unity."

    The league essentially has yet to open the 2011 offseason with the exception of the NFL draft that was held April 28-30. A few other teams, most notably the New Orleans Saints, started player-supervised workouts last week.

    Dawkins had wanted to wait until the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis ruled on whether to stay a previous ruling by Minnesota Judge Susan Nelson that the owner-imposed lockout should be lifted. The three-judge panel in St. Louis last week set a court date for June 3 with a temporary stay on Judge Nelson's ruling, but has yet to announce whether it intends to keep the stay in place until the hearing.

    "We're in the same boat as everybody else," Dawkins said. "We're not in the chambers with them. We're going day to day. That's one reason why I decided to put this together. Let's go ahead and start so we can get the kinks out. Guys can get a good work in so when we do start the OTAs, we'll be ready to go."

    The gathering among Broncos players was for conditioning and camaraderie, not a practice. Although each of the Broncos players were able to receive Fox's new playbooks on April 29, Dawkins said it would be at least a few more weeks before he felt comfortable running through the plays.

    "To us players, this is not a story, it's what we do," Dawkins said. "We do this every offseason."
    Last edited by elecshoc; 05-10-2011, 04:04 PM.

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  • #2
    I wonder why Tebow wasn't there...
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Frenchy180 View Post
      I wonder why Tebow wasn't there...
      I think hes working with a personal coach on his mechanics in Florida.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Frenchy180 View Post
        I wonder why Tebow wasn't there...
        Maybe he was in church, who cares? Good for Dawkins and those that could make it, thats the team we need and here's to more guys showing up next time
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        • #5
          I think Tim might just have not been close enough to arrive in time. That is just my guess.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CoryWinget81 View Post
            I think hes working with a personal coach on his mechanics in Florida.
            I think it was reported that he's in the woods chopping trees, pushing expeditions, bow hunting, listening to country music and starting up his own religion dubbed Tebanistry.

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            • #7
              I just saw him passed by wearing a red cape and in a hurry
              He should be there in a minute.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BlueOrange7 View Post
                I think it was reported that he's in the woods chopping trees, pushing expeditions, bow hunting, listening to country music and starting up his own religion dubbed Tebanistry.
                You got Tebow confused with Jake Plummer
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Roddoliver View Post
                  You got Tebow confused with Jake Plummer
                  No no no no, Plummer was actually good.

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                  • #10
                    Uh oh.....does this mean Tebow is not a leader? I mean this is an organized team event.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bronco51 View Post
                      Uh oh.....does this mean Tebow is not a leader? I mean this is an organized team event.
                      Yup better watch out, next thing you know he's gonna have a picture exposed of him with a mikes hard lemonade and the all hell is gonna break loose

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BlueOrange7 View Post
                        Yup better watch out, next thing you know he's gonna have a picture exposed of him with a mikes hard lemonade and the all hell is gonna break loose
                        Or seeing a rated R movie. Either way......no C on the jersey for him.

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                        • #13
                          Good for Dawkins. I'm glad someone on the team showed initiative and I commend those who attended.

                          BTW I would not put any stock into who did not attend. Since Dawkins said this will be a regular thing, every tuesday and thursday, wait a few weeks to see who hasn't taken it up upon themselves to make at least one of the workouts.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BlueOrange7 View Post
                            No no no no, Plummer was actually good.
                            Yea, despite the fact that he did not care about practice, got worse in 2006 and did not want to play football anymore.
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                            • #15
                              If Tebow shows up he doesnt get first team reps..seems like it would be in his best interest to keep working on his mechanics and when the real practice starts show up to compete for the starting job

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