ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to take this time to admit a very embarrassing trait.
I'm a Charlotte Bobcats fan.
So after watching them take Cody Zeller at No. 4 overall last night, I'm glad to get back to thinking about a happier subject -- Broncos football. Maybe Zeller will be a good pro, and I was happy to see former Tar Heel Reggie Bullock go in the first round, but it feels good to get back into a football mindset.
Let's get to this week's questions. Thanks, as always, for submitting them. You can do so all week -- just tweet to me using the hashtag #GrayMatter.
Good question, and the answer is yes. There are 16 practices open to the public, including the club's Summer Scrimmage Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but the team has some afternoon sessions throughout camp as well. Those are closed to the public. The team alternates between a one-a-day and two-a-day practice schedule, with the occasional day off and preseason game making it so it's not exactly every other day. This year, on eight occasions the team will also have an evening walkthrough practice session that is open to media only.
@GrayCaldwell Did the Broncos re-sign Koppen to return as a starter or to build depth? Will Blake, Ramirez, or even Kuper get a look at C?— pshin8670 (@pshin8670) June 21, 2013
Covered this a little bit last week in terms of
I saw Ayers already helped me out with the answer on Twitter -- "You'll have to tune in to see." But I'll delve in a little. DRC ran a 4.33 at the NFL Scouting Combine back in 2008, and
"He’s probably one of the best I’ve seen that can recover if he gets beat because his hips are so fast," Thomas said.
It's his combination of size (6-foot-2) and speed that makes him such a talented cover corner. Right now it looks like Rodgers-Cromartie will line up as the outside corner opposite
That hard works looks to be paying off already, according to
“I think ‘DRC,' he’s been looking like he’s been here for the longest," he said. "He came right in and fits in with the locker room."
That's up to seventh-round pick
@GrayCaldwell hey which game this season will you be looking forward to most: ravens, colts or patriots (Welker). Also which has most story?— Chris (@PsychoChief) June 23, 2013
All three are good choices. And don't forget about the Redskins game -- when Mike Shanahan will make his return to Denver -- or the Giants game -- the battle of the Manning brothers. Personally, I'm most excited for the Ravens game. First and foremost, it's the first game of the season. And the only show in town -- I think it's going to be awesome to be a part of the NFL Kickoff Game, and hosting it makes it all the better. Then add on the fact that it's a test against last season's best team, and it just so happens to be the team that knocked the Broncos out of the playoffs in heartbreaking fashion, AND that team has since added former Broncos pass rusher Elvis Dumervil. It's just too perfect of a scenario. Now I'm all excited about it. Let's get training camp started.