Login  |   Register
On Now
Coming Up
  • Sun., Sep. 04, 2016 8:00 AM MDT 2016 Back to Football 7k The 2016 Broncos Back to Football 7k date is Sunday, September 4, 2016! Click here for more information
  • Sun., Sep. 04, 2016 8:30 AM MDT Health & Wellness Expo Broncos 7K, followed by Health & Wellness Expo
  • Mon., Sep. 12, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MDT PLAY 60 Kickoff PLAY 60 Kickoff
    Date: Monday 9/12 4-6 pm
    Location: Owen Boys & Girls Club
    Description: Annual kickoff for the Fall PLAY 60 Challenge
  • Mon., Sep. 12, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM MDT Mom’s Football Safety Clinic Mom’s Football Safety Clinic
    Date: Monday 9/12 6-9 pm
    Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Description: Third annual Mom’s Football Safety Clinic.
  • Tue., Sep. 13, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MDT PLAY 60 Kickoff PLAY 60 Kickoff
    Date: Tuesday 9/13 4-6 pm
    Location: Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club
    Description: Annual kickoff for the Fall PLAY 60 Challenge
  • Tue., Sep. 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM MDT Mom’s Football Safety Clinic Mom’s Football Safety Clinic
    Date: Tuesday 9/13 6-9 pm
    Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Description: Third annual Mom’s Football Safety Clinic.
  • Fri., Sep. 23, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM MDT Broncos en Español Cuenta Regresiva para Broncos en Español
    Viernes 23 de septiembre de 2016 • 5:30-8:30PM MDT
    Sports Authority Field at Mile High ¡Evento gratis para toda la familia!

    Los boletos para Broncos en Español son gratis y estarán disponibles en las taquillas del estadio Sports Authority Field at Mile High, a partir del 24 to agosto. en horario de lunes a viernes de 8 AM a 5 PM
  • Mon., Oct. 03, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM MDT Hometown Huddle Hometown Huddle
    Date: Monday 10/3 5-7 pm
    Location: UCHealth Training Facility
    Description: Annual celebration of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver kids participating in the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge.
  • Fri., Oct. 07, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM MDT Crush Night Out Crush Night Out
    October 7, 2016
    6PM - 9:30PM
    Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    Members:
    Click here to purchase tickets


    Crush Night Out is our most popular event and one that most of our members look forward to attending every year. The event provides Crush members with photo and autograph opportunities from their favorite Broncos players as well as a fun night out with friends. This event is normally held in early fall at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

    Membership is free. Not a Crush Member? REGISTER HERE


  • Sat., Oct. 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM MDT Trick-or-Treat Party

    Trick-or-Treat Party
    October 15 • 10AM - 2PM
    Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    For more information visit Broncosbunch.com

Print
RSS

Camp Journal: Montee Ball on Padded Practices

Posted Jul 29, 2013

Rookie running back Montee Ball checks in with a new entry on the first five days of his first NFL training camp.

If I took just one thing away from the first weekend of padded practices, it's that it was very physical. But I love it. It's a sport we love to do, and finally, I haven't been in pads since January 1, since the Rose Bowl. So right now it's fun to get in them.

I think the thing about me, and I'm sure it's this way for every rookie running back, is you get acclimated to the speed, but still on a couple runs you think you can make it to the outside, but the speed of the defense is so much faster in the NFL. It's kind of fun, actually, sticking your foot up and getting north and south. Honestly, it's been fun. It's been fun banging heads with teammates and stuff and having a good time.

After tonight's walkthrough it'll be five days in the books, and I feel good. I honestly feel good and I'm taking care of my body. Liquids -- I'm drinking a lot of water and Gatorade -- and getting in the cold tub and stretching. The key is stretching.

One thing for me is I've been able to work with Peyton after practice. It's honestly a blessing just to see that he really cares for you to get to know the offense and he really wants you to excel.

Mostly what we work on is pass protection, because I've got to protect that man. Us running backs have got to protect him back there. It's the NFL, so it's somewhere around the area of 60 percent pass blocking and 40 percent running the ball. Especially when you have a quartebrack like Peyton, we're going to put the ball in the air. Especially when we've got the receivers that we have. Us running backs have got to pass protect.

For me, every time I get home, I'm making sure I'm hitting the playbook just so I don't let anybody down.

Thanks for all your support, it's been great to see so many fans during practice. It definitely makes it fun.

Facebook Comments

Let us know your thoughts. Comment below through Facebook, AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts.