The Broncos practiced like it was September ... At QB, Fangio said he considers the work from last week "in totality," and not just focused on Saturday's game reps against Minnesota reserves ... and Baron Browning makes his training-camp debut.
Teddy Bridgewater & Drew Lock had nearly identical practices on Wednesday.
Both started practice with 20-yard completions.
Both were efficient.
Both ended practice with red-zone INTs.
But there was one difference that tipped the scales.
After throwing three interceptions on Saturday, Teddy Bridgewater was in desperate need of a bounce-back day following Sunday's off day.
He did just that on Monday to keep the Broncos' quarterback competition a true toss up.
Even after moving on from Pro Bowl running back Phillip Lindsay, the Broncos don't have to draft a running back this year. But they could also make a major splash for years to come. Everything is on the table.
The Broncos' pass rush is going to be a problem for opponents. Sunday morning, it was a problem for Denver's offense.
Vic Fangio began Friday's practice by bringing his team together in a huddle. After a minute of Fangio addressing his team, players started to hoot and holler and get hyped for whatever message the coach was delivering.
The defense took that shot of energy and ran with it to start practice. The offense, however, didn't pick up on it one bit as they came out flat, sluggish and out of tune. The energy started to hit the offense as the practice went on.
The Broncos' first padded practice of camp, on Monday, was "just OK," according to Vic Fangio.
It was clear on Tuesday, the defense got Fangio's message loud and clear. That wasn't good news for the Broncos' offense.
Vic Fangio didn't play "Under Pressure" by Queen on the loudspeakers during warmups on Sunday. But it would have been a fitting theme song for Sunday’s practice as the pass rush brought the heat.