Jul 27, 2013 – Despite media distractions that have plagued the Broncos recently, the team practiced like champions in the early morning session at Dove Valley. The intensity between the offensive and defensive units during scrimmages captivated Broncos fans in attendance. It is clear that expectations in the Mile High City center on a Lombardi trophy.
Given the depth of the Denver Broncos squad this season, positional battles elevated the precision and flow of the morning session. Here are two individual stories from Day 3 of Training Camp that stood out.
Danny Trevathan (LB) – Drafted by the Broncos in the sixth round (2012), Trevathan is a talented,
yet underrated linebacker out of Kentucky whose accolades include a first-team All-American selection in 2012. Receiving first-string repetitions in camp, he distinguished himself as a starter at workouts on Saturday. During 5-on-5 scrimmages he demonstrated the awareness of a seasoned-veteran, disrupting and diverting receivers in both man-to-man and zone coverage schemes.
Omar Bolden (DB) – Bolden was drafted with 101st overall pick by the Broncos in 2012. Unlike Trevathan, Bolden's rookie season in Denver was filled with unmet expectations. This off-season the Broncos' organization made several key additions in the defensive backfield, leaving Bolden on the chopping block for preseason roster cuts. His performance in Day 3 of practices left little doubt that he would be seeing the field at Mile High Stadium in the regular season. During both drills and scrimmages, he was unable to match the tempo of Broncos WRs. Simply put, Omar Bolden needs to take extra reps to regain the fundamentals lost over the off-season.
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