Denver Broncos offense gets going on Day 2 of training camp

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Jul 28, 2022; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during training camp at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos offense found its grounding on Day 2 of Broncos Camp at the UCHealth Training Center.

Here are some various observations from the practice field following the second day of action.

Denver Broncos offense takes next step forward

When the Broncos’ offense took the practice field on their second day of Training Camp, they began to find their footing as they continue to build on their installation.

The Denver offense will ramp things up once pads come on next week, but the foundation is there as coaches preached about technique, foot placement and assignment.

On Day 2, the Broncos’ first-team offensive line consisted of Garett Bolles, Dalton Risner, Lloyd Cushenberry, Netani Muti, and Calvin Anderson getting a majority of the reps. Our Rich Kurtzman wrote about tackle Billy Turner’s injury and what it means for the line here.

Quinn Meinerz rotated in at right guard after getting a good portion of the reps on Day 1.

At running back, Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams continued to share reps behind Russell Wilson under center.

When the Broncos went with their second team unit, Graham Glasgow received nearly every rep at center as he works his way back from a season-ending leg injury.

For Broncos Country, something to monitor will be whether or not he’ll work his way into the rotation with the first team offense at some point.

Patrick Surtain continues to shine

Patrick Surtain continues to impress at Broncos Training Camp after the first two days. The 2021 first-round pick continues to showcase impeccable technique in coverage against players like Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, and Jerry Jeudy.

On the final play of practice, Russell Wilson looked down the left sideline for Sutton and placed the ball perfectly. Sutton rose up for the catch over Surtain and had both hands on it, but at the last second, the second-year cornerback lodged the ball out forcing an incompletion.

Through the first two days of practice, the mentality of both sides of the ball stands out as the Broncos look to return to their winning ways.

“Collectively as a team, we set the tempo each and every day from the first period to the last period,” Surtain said after Thursday’s practice. “You can see the energy going on, how we’re competing at a high level, we’re just trying to get each other better. We have big goals and aspirations for the season. I just think as a whole team we set the energy and set the tone for practice.”

The secondary features a multitude of talented players, but the Broncos’ defensive line and pass rush is also helping set the tone by creating pressure and forcing Wilson to have tougher throwing lanes.

Quick News and Notes

The Broncos continue to ease tight end Greg Dulcich back from a hamstring injury he suffered during mandatory minicamp.

Dulcich worked off on the side field to start practice but continued to observe the offense up close and personal as the unit competed against the defense.

Fellow tight end Eric Saubert continued to emerge as a new favorite target for Wilson and has demonstrated reliability as a blocker in the run game, and as an underrated target in the passing game.

The main storyline that Broncos Country should look for on Day 3 revolves around the ongoing guard rotation with Dalton Risner, Netani Muti, and Quinn Meinerz.

Whether or not the offensive coaching staff works in Graham Glasgow at center or guard will be something else to look for.

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