Stay in touch with all the latest happenings from Training Camp 2007 as Syndicated Columnist Michael John Schon gives us the lowdown on who's hot - who's not and where the team is headed as they gear up for the regular season.
Anytime you get to watch 245-lb. backup quarterback Darrell Hackney doing a jacked-up version of a Biz Markie song, you know you're in for a great day…
Huge focus on RB Cecil Sapp - the fifth-year veteran out of Colorado State spent the entire morning working with the second team unit - with Mike Bell dropping down to the three's. Sapp, last season's fullback, is being showcased as a potential backup to Travis Henry.
Rookie Domenik Hixon was back on the field - less than 24-hours after blowing out his right shoulder - a move you know had to impress Mike Shanahan.
"When guys get hurt, it really hurts their chances of making the team. For a guy like Domenik to come in after a first-degree shoulder separation is pretty impressive. He worked through it, and that is what you are hoping a guy is going to do."
You gotta love Nate Webster's enthusiasm for hitting other people as hard as he possibly can. Four straight days and this kid has nailed everybody but the waterboy as the first team's strong side linebacker. Travis Henry, Mike Bell and Cecil Sapp were the latest victims.
It's no surprise that the odd man out on special teams will be punter Paul Ernster - the re-signing of Todd Sauerbrun pretty much sealed that deal - the big question is whether or not he can beat out rookie Brandon Pace for a possible spot on the practice squad.
After connecting on ten straight field goals yesterday, Jason Elam slammed two consecutive off the goalpost on kicks past the 40-yard line.
Jay Cutler seems to be settling in with his receivers - specifically Javon Walker, who snagged two deep ones during seven on seven drills. You can bank on the "Cutler-to-Walker" connection to be a predominate theme in 2007.
Following the morning session Walker addressed the media, speaking out for the first time since teammate Darrent Williams' death - and as uncomfortable or painful as it might have been - the guy got over great.
"It's just because of certain situations where I didn't want to be in front of the camera right now. This is with people I know and who are working with me right now. The time comes, and what better day than a day like today?"
Be sure and check back daily to get the latest updates, highlights and injury reports from Broncos Camp 2007.
Michael John Schon has covered the National Football League and the Denver Broncos for the past ten years. As a member of the Pro Football Writers Association he has published and syndicated columns to both newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and Canada. His syndicated radio broadcast: "Schon Live" airs weekly on various radio stations around the country.
Schon can be reached at Schon@prostarmediagroup.net
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