KUSA - It's about to finally begin to feel like football again.
The Broncos will begin their organized team activities Wednesday. They won't be able to do any live contact drills due to the National Football League restrictions, but they'll still be able to compete against an opponent. Teams can participate in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.
Over the next four weeks, Denver will get in 10 days of work in. They'll install their systems, grow their chemistry among new players and finally get the opportunity to get a glance at what could be for the upcoming season.
"You're going to nitpick a little bit and figure out what we did wrong and see what we can improve on," offensive coordinator Adam Gase said of building on the previous record-breaking season. "We'll make some adjustments through OTAs and kind of feel out who we're going to be this year."
They have progressed through phase one – simply working out at team facilities – and phase two – progressing to individual drills on the field. The rookies then participated in minicamp to get somewhat acquainted with professional football.
The Broncos understanding of themselves will certainly be gradual as they build up to training camp at the end of July. And then that will be yet another beginning – a more consistent and substantial one.
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