Just one week until the band is back together.
The Denver Broncos will open their organized team activities seven days from now, on Monday, April 10. The team had the option to open OTAs today, April 3, but first-year head coach Vance Joseph opted to delay them by a week, citing continuity as one of the main factors for his decision.
“April 10 gave us the opportunity to go straight through," Joseph said at the annual NFL Meeting last week. "April 3 would have had one week off in the middle somewhere. Players don’t want that. They want to work through, have a great offseason, get their vacation and come back.”
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1681565-5-reasons-you-should-go-p... In the grand scheme of things, this isn't a major decision, but it gives us insight into Vance Joseph as a players' coach. Rather than the steadfast, rigid NFL head coach archetype, Joseph seems (in the few months we've had to get to know him) to have a more personable style, somewhere a little bit left-of-center on the Pete Carroll-Greg Schiano coaching spectrum.
At the NFL level, and especially in recent years, that's generally what you want out of head coach; someone who knows the best way to manage personalities and lead 53 men into battle without fracturing a locker room.
The more boisterous, in-your-face style coaches certainly still exist at the highest level, but they mostly assume roles as position coaches, where sometimes a hard-line personality is necessary for drilling fundamentals into developing players.
As always, there won't be any shortage of storylines once OTAs open up. We'll be keeping an eye on Joseph's first chance to run his team, the quarterback competition, and plenty more.