“I like having the fans out here during practice,” said quarterback
Manning said there is the potential that players will struggle to motivate themselves without the crowd cheering them on. But, the Broncos realize they have to find that motivation themselves.
“I know that [fans at camp]motivates us,” Head Coach John Fox said. “I know that motivates the players. They like it. We are scheduled aside from fan fest, which is our typical inner squad scrimmage, which is really kind of the first quote preseason game type thing. We’ve got two other practices where we’re going to go down there. I know the players will be excited. I can say it’s the construction, our players are probably as disappointed as our fans are because I know it used to excite them and they appreciated it.”
Because of construction at the team’s training facility, the Broncos are not hosting public training camp practices this season.
Both Fox and Manning noted that keeping camp private was unavoidable. Linebacker
“It [Practice] will be different and it was noticeably different today,” Manning said. “I just want them to know that we missed them this year and missed them today and will miss them all of training camp. Hopefully, the practices we have at the stadium will be well attended and we can get that energy at those practices, but it will be different.”