GREELEY, Colo. - Maybe he's softening with age, or maybe he's actually pleased with the progress made through the first week of training camp. Either way there were no complaints following Saturday's morning session when Mike Shanahan announced he was giving the team the rest of the afternoon, as well as all day Sunday off.
"We've had some good effort," Shanahan told reporters. "We've gone for 10 days with a number of two-a-days and had the right type of enthusiasm. Guys have been working hard, so we got a lot done."
Getting a lot done included extensive goal line practice where Brian Griese finally began to find his rhythm, connecting on four touchdowns, two of which went by way of Shannon Sharpe.
It was arguably the best practice that the offense has put together since camp began just over one week ago.
"It felt good to get touchdowns four out of five times down there," Griese said. "I'm still working, I've got a long ways to go and a lot of mistakes to correct, but I come out every day and work hard to try and get better and try and help my teammates."
When asked how last year's starting quarterback planned to spend the time off, Griese talked about "jumping in the pool, to cool off, like everyone else in Denver."
Camp resumes on Monday with the morning practice, which is in full pads, scheduled for 8:45 am and the afternoon practice in shorts at 2:45. All practices are free and open to the public.
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