JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- The Broncos' traveling party for the Super Bowl is a little larger than it was during the regular season. Of course, the team never left a week early for a regular-season game.
Not only did more staff members make the trip, more players did as well. Though most of their travel to this point involved preseason games, the members of the practice squad flew with the team to New Jersey.
“It’s been great,” wide receiver
Palmer has had a hectic month as he was just signed to the Broncos' practice squad on Christmas Eve after spending most of the year with the Miami Dolphins. He told members of the media at Media Day that within hours of the getting the news that he had been released, his agent called to tell him about the Broncos.
“It really has been a whirlwind,” Davis said. “I’m really blessed to be here. I really thought I would be at home watching the Super Bowl but to be here, it’s surreal. The Broncos are a great organization and I’m just happy to be here.”
Several Broncos have taken or plan on taking the time to see some of the sights around the city while they are here in New York. Davis said the he wants to see the Statute of Liberty and tackle
But Monday the Broncos visited a different kind of attraction – the Jets training facility -- and they weren’t tourists. They were there to work.
“It was a cool opportunity,” guard
Other than practicing at an unfamiliar location, the job of the practice squad hasn’t changed much for this week.
And though they won’t suit up on Sunday, they did on Monday and they will again Wednesday when the Broncos resume practice – and those times of preparation are as important as they have ever been.
“I think it’s business as usual but it’s kind of heightened business as usual,” Garland said. “You are really focused on watching that film and ensuring that you’re giving that exact look that the opponent is going to give and making sure that you’re playing the play like they would play and trying to really show what they do.”