The Broncos appear to be having a very productive training camp thus far. Head coach Chris Petersen has kept his low-key approach alive and well, but after years of listening to the coach comment on his team's progress season after season, this year it seems like he is pleased with what he has seen so far.
In his interview following the first scrimmage of fall camp, Petersen is quoted in the Idaho Statesman as saying the defense "did very well."
Never turns out like you think it’s going to,” Petersen said, “but it was back to your first natural, normal scrimmage—the defense did very well, created some turnovers and played hard.
Petersen seemed genuinely surprised and pleased that his defense is looking as good as it is at this point. However, one has to wonder if the defense only looks as good as it does because of the lack of production on offense.
Either way, you have to believe the dominating display the defense delivered in the scrimmage will motivate the players residing on the other side of the line. Look for quite a competition when the Broncos hold their public scrimmage at the end of the week, and look for the offense to make their own noise.
So far, as camp has progressed, there are a handful of defensive players that seem to be making some noise and contributing to the success of the young group. Let's look at those players a little closer and what it might mean to the Bronco season of 2012.