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    GOING CAMPING? (07/23/06)
    http://broncos.gazette.com/fullstory.php?id=6789

    FRANK SCHWAB, THE GAZETTE

    Everything a fan could want to know before making the trip to the Denver Broncos training camp:

    Directions from Colorado Springs:

    Take I-25 North to the Arapahoe Road exit, exit No. 197. Take a right (east) on Arapahoe to Potomac Street. Take a right (south) on Potomac Street, follow it approximately 1? miles to the Broncos complex, which is located at the intersection of Broncos Parkway and Potomac.

    Admission:

    Admission for all practices is free and on a firstcome, first-served basis.

    Parking:

    There is a parking lot on the west side of the practice fields at the Broncos headquarters, which is free for fans.

    Cell phones:

    Cell phones brought into the spectator area must be turned off. Cell phone conversations must take place outside the spectator areas.

    Camp schedule:

    The Broncos report to training camp Thursday and have their first two-a-day practice session at their Dove Valley headquarters Friday. They will likely break camp Aug. 17.

    The Broncos haven't announced their daily practice schedule for camp. Normally, there will be a morning practice at 8:30 a.m. and

    an afternoon practice at

    3:50 p.m. Gates open an hour before practice.

    Smoking:

    Not allowed at Broncos training camp.

    Disabled parking and areas:

    Disabled fans can park at the Broncos' team store on the east side of the property on Potomac Street. There will be an area inside the spectator area for disabled fans.

    Seating:

    There will be limited bleacher space when the team is practicing on the northwest practice field. Lawn chairs will not be allowed this season.

    Cameras:

    Video cameras are not allowed at training camp. Still cameras are allowed.

    Autographs:

    After every morning practice, selected members of the team will have an autograph session.

    5 POSITION BATTLES

    STARTING RUNNING BACK - RON DAYNE VS. TATUM BELL

    Dayne has the lead. He fits Denver's offense well because he can find the hole and hit it hard.

    Bell could earn the job with a strong camp. The Broncos have been reluctant to make Bell a starter because they're unsure if he can handle the workload. But he is talented and will have a chance to show he's ready for a bigger role.

    THIRD WIDE RECEIVER - DARIUS WATTS VS. DAVID TERRELL VS. (MAYBE) ASHLEY LELIE

    If Lelie comes to camp, he would likely end up as the No. 3 receiver. If Lelie is traded or his holdout goes into the season, Watts can redeem himself after a disappointing second season. If Watts slips up, Terrell could pass him.

    STARTING FULLBACK - CECIL SAPP VS. KYLE JOHNSON

    Sapp worked ahead of Johnson in Denver's minicamp earlier this month. Johnson is a solid player who has been the Broncos' top fullback most of the past two years. Sapp is talented and the Broncos want to see what he can do with more playing time.

    STARTING CORNERBACK - DARRENT WILLIAMS VS. DOMONIQUE FOXWORTH

    Williams was the starter last season and during this offseason, but Foxworth will push for the job. Both players are athletically gifted and confident. Williams is a playmaker, and Foxworth is steady. Whoever loses the battle will play often as Denver's third cornerback.

    TEMPORARY PUNTER - PAUL ERNSTER VS. VETERAN FREE AGENT

    Punter Todd Sauerbrun will be suspended for the first four games of the season after violating the NFL's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances. Unless Sauerbrun wins his appeal, second-year player Paul Ernster might fill in for four games. If Ernster has a poor camp the Broncos could sign a veteran.

    BRONCOS' BURNING QUESTIONS

    ARE THE BRONCOS BETTER THAN THEY WERE IN JANUARY?

    A 13-3 record and trip to the AFC Championship Game was commendable. But the season ended poorly, at home against the sixth-seeded Steelers with a trip to the Super Bowl at stake. None of the top teams in the AFC made major additions. Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and New England lost key players while the Broncos made it a point to keep many of theirs. Anything less than a trip to the Super Bowl would be disappointing for Denver.

    WILL JAVON WALKER BE READY?

    Walker, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last September, should be ready for camp. But many players take time returning to their pre-injury form or never recapture it. Walker was one of the best receivers in the NFL before the injury. If he is healthy, the offense will be strong.

    WHAT WILL BECOME OF ASHLEY LELIE?

    Unless Lelie is moved in a last-minute trade or backs off his holdout and comes to training camp, his absence could be a distraction. He would be a dangerous third receiver with Rod Smith and Walker. The Broncos could also trade him to add depth at tight end or running back. A team that suffers some injuries at receiver during camp might be interested in Lelie.

    5 PLAYERS UNDER PRESSURE

    EBENEZER EKUBAN

    Trevor Pryce didn't have great numbers last year but he drew attention from the other team and was one of the best defensive linemen in Broncos history. Ekuban takes his place this year. That is the only change on the defensive line.

    BRADLEE VAN PELT

    Van Pelt was disappointed when the team drafted Cutler in the first round. Van Pelt has been in the offense for two years and that gives him a head start on Cutler. If Van Pelt has a good camp, he might start the season ahead of Cutler as Jake Plummer's backup.

    GERARD WARREN

    Warren signed a six-year contract that made him one of the highest-paid defensive tackles in the NFL. Last year there weren't many expectations for Warren, who was trying to revive his career. This year the Broncos need more from him.

    STEPHEN ALEXANDER

    Denver cut tight end Jeb Putzier, the team's third-leading receiver as a backup last season. Alexander, the Broncos' starting tight end, must pick up some of those catches, especially on third downs and near the goal line.

    D.J. WILLIAMS

    Two years ago Williams had a good rookie year. Then the Broncos signed Ian Gold and Williams didn't play as much or make as many plays last season. Denver needs to find Williams more playing time and he needs to make more of an impact.
    Last edited by SouthernBronco; 07-25-2006, 12:52 PM. Reason: more info

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    Originally posted by SouthernBronco
    5 POSITION BATTLES

    STARTING RUNNING BACK - RON DAYNE VS. TATUM BELL

    Dayne has the lead. He fits Denver's offense well because he can find the hole and hit it hard.

    Bell could earn the job with a strong camp. The Broncos have been reluctant to make Bell a starter because they're unsure if he can handle the workload. But he is talented and will have a chance to show he's ready for a bigger role.

    THIRD WIDE RECEIVER - DARIUS WATTS VS. DAVID TERRELL VS. (MAYBE) ASHLEY LELIE

    If Lelie comes to camp, he would likely end up as the No. 3 receiver. If Lelie is traded or his holdout goes into the season, Watts can redeem himself after a disappointing second season. If Watts slips up, Terrell could pass him.

    STARTING FULLBACK - CECIL SAPP VS. KYLE JOHNSON

    Sapp worked ahead of Johnson in Denver's minicamp earlier this month. Johnson is a solid player who has been the Broncos' top fullback most of the past two years. Sapp is talented and the Broncos want to see what he can do with more playing time.

    STARTING CORNERBACK - DARRENT WILLIAMS VS. DOMONIQUE FOXWORTH

    Williams was the starter last season and during this offseason, but Foxworth will push for the job. Both players are athletically gifted and confident. Williams is a playmaker, and Foxworth is steady. Whoever loses the battle will play often as Denver's third cornerback.

    TEMPORARY PUNTER - PAUL ERNSTER VS. VETERAN FREE AGENT

    Punter Todd Sauerbrun will be suspended for the first four games of the season after violating the NFL's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances. Unless Sauerbrun wins his appeal, second-year player Paul Ernster might fill in for four games. If Ernster has a poor camp the Broncos could sign a veteran.

    BRONCOS' BURNING QUESTIONS

    ARE THE BRONCOS BETTER THAN THEY WERE IN JANUARY?

    A 13-3 record and trip to the AFC Championship Game was commendable. But the season ended poorly, at home against the sixth-seeded Steelers with a trip to the Super Bowl at stake. None of the top teams in the AFC made major additions. Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and New England lost key players while the Broncos made it a point to keep many of theirs. Anything less than a trip to the Super Bowl would be disappointing for Denver.

    WILL JAVON WALKER BE READY?

    Walker, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last September, should be ready for camp. But many players take time returning to their pre-injury form or never recapture it. Walker was one of the best receivers in the NFL before the injury. If he is healthy, the offense will be strong.

    WHAT WILL BECOME OF ASHLEY LELIE?

    Unless Lelie is moved in a last-minute trade or backs off his holdout and comes to training camp, his absence could be a distraction. He would be a dangerous third receiver with Rod Smith and Walker. The Broncos could also trade him to add depth at tight end or running back. A team that suffers some injuries at receiver during camp might be interested in Lelie.

    5 PLAYERS UNDER PRESSURE

    EBENEZER EKUBAN

    Trevor Pryce didn't have great numbers last year but he drew attention from the other team and was one of the best defensive linemen in Broncos history. Ekuban takes his place this year. That is the only change on the defensive line.

    BRADLEE VAN PELT

    Van Pelt was disappointed when the team drafted Cutler in the first round. Van Pelt has been in the offense for two years and that gives him a head start on Cutler. If Van Pelt has a good camp, he might start the season ahead of Cutler as Jake Plummer's backup.

    GERARD WARREN

    Warren signed a six-year contract that made him one of the highest-paid defensive tackles in the NFL. Last year there weren't many expectations for Warren, who was trying to revive his career. This year the Broncos need more from him.

    STEPHEN ALEXANDER

    Denver cut tight end Jeb Putzier, the team's third-leading receiver as a backup last season. Alexander, the Broncos' starting tight end, must pick up some of those catches, especially on third downs and near the goal line.

    D.J. WILLIAMS

    Two years ago Williams had a good rookie year. Then the Broncos signed Ian Gold and Williams didn't play as much or make as many plays last season. Denver needs to find Williams more playing time and he needs to make more of an impact.
    They are forgetting Cobb and B. Marshall is the position battles . IMO

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    • #3
      Are visitors allowed during regular season practices?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SouthernBronco
        They are forgetting Cobb and B. Marshall is the position battles . IMO
        and mike bell
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        • #5
          Are fans allowed to view regular season practices at Dove Valley?

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          • #6
            I don't think so.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by missinElway
              Are fans allowed to view regular season practices at Dove Valley?
              My bad, don't know about reg. season practices. I would think not because they don't want spies looking at gameplan. !!
              I believe they will post schedule of which trainin camp practices are open to the public. I was fortunate to attend the practice at Invesco. Remember Tatum had just signed that morning and they made him do some cheer before practice.
              Last edited by SouthernBronco; 07-25-2006, 03:07 PM. Reason: missing info

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