Broncos Quotes Day 2

Mike Shanahan, Boss Bailey and Tony Scheffler all share their comments after today's morning session of Broncos Camp 2008

Mike Shanahan
On how LB Boss Bailey fits in with the Broncos
"He's been great. He did a great job during the offseason conditioning program and adjusted to our system very quickly. He's got the ability to cover the tight end by himself. He plays as a coach… So far so good."

On how LB Niko Koutouvides has played
"Good. We've been watching him for the last 17 days, and (we) try to get the pads on and the chance the evaluate everybody day by day. That's what all the preseason is about—To get a pecking order and see these guys compete and see what they can do in special situations. It's only the second day."

On DE Jarvis Moss' health
"Jarvis is fine. He's had 17 practices so far, and I'm sure he's looking forward to getting back into football shape. Any time you finish the last part of the season with an injury, it's always a little tough to get back in the offseason. He did a great job in the offseason conditioning program. Hopefully he will continue on improving and be ready for the first preseason game."

On WR Eddie Royal
"It doesn't take any long to realize that he'll become a top notch receiver as well as an excellent returner. He's in great shape, and he's a strong kid. But there is still a learning curve. Hopefully he will improve every day."

Boss Bailey
On adjusting to his first training camp with the Broncos
"It is awesome. You have guys flying around. You can just tell from the guys' energy level that everybody has bought into what we are doing and what type of flow we have on defense. That's what you want, man. We had major carry over from practicing in the summer. We didn't have to reinstall anything—We just went right at it and kept things going."

On trying to hold back from full contact during practice
"It can be (frustrating) sometimes, but everybody does this. We did the same thing in Detroit, so you learn how to get used to that and that's what preseason is for. We are just fighting to get to that first game."

On how different it is for him in the Denver defensive system
"I've been through three or four defensive coordinators in Detroit, so I have seen some of everything. It's not hard for me to adjust for anything at all. As long as the coaches explains it right and it makes sense then I'm all for it."

On the Broncos' locker room environment
"It's been fun. We have a lot of clowns in there. From the defensive linemen to the defensive backs, even the linebacking corps. We have some clowns in that locker room. It's been real fun. I've been enjoying myself."

On who is the ‘class clown' of the locker room
"Hamza (Abdullah), Fox (Domonique Foxworth) and Nate (Webster). The whole defensive line they are always clowning. It's fun. It's just fun to be around them. "

On playing with his older brother, CB Champ Bailey
"It's a lot more easier for me to be back on the field with my brother. It's a comforting thing for me. It might be for him, too. I don't know—You might have to ask him for that. It's just been fun playing with him and watching and learning and trying to steal some moves from him."

Tony Scheffler
On the chemistry between him and Jay Cutler
"It's good to be out there and taking some reps with him. He's a great quarterback, so him and Patrick Ramsey and Darrel Hackney have all been getting reps from the top down. They are top notch quarterbacks."

On what he liked about his performance in practice this morning
"The biggest thing for me is that I got my wind back today. I struggled a little but yesterday, just keeping my breath and that sort of thing. Foot felt great today. I didn't notice the whole practice, so it feels good."

On being a ‘go-to' receiving option
"I think when the third down comes around, I'll be one of the guys that Jay likes to come to. I just got to work on getting the ball in the air and seeing because I have been out of it for a little bit."




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