Denver Broncos training camp 2018 is here.
The team's first practice is Saturday, July 28.
On Friday the 27th, John Elway, Vance Joseph, Joe Ellis, Demaryius Thomas ad Chris Harris Jr. all spoke with reporters.
Their comments are below. Click on the photos for the video versions, courtesy of our friends at Broncos TV.
Broncos President of Football Operations/GM John Elway.
"I've not thought about not making [the playoffs]. I'm excited about the 90 guys we have coming into camp. I'm excited about the coaching staff we put together, that Vance has put together. I feel good about where we are. Now, obviously, there's always things that have to break your way. You have to play well. You have to have some unexpected good things happen and try to avoid the unexpected bad things. But I feel good about where we are and our chance to be able to compete."
Broncos head coach Vance Joseph.
"Last year is last year. Obviously it wasn't a great year for us but that's behind us. We're moving forward. We're positive. We have a hungry team so I'm excited about that. Last year is last year; I'm not going to go back there. We're all better for it. Obviously, when you work at a place like this that's won a lot of games over the years, sometimes you assume it just happens. We were 3-1 and it was all good. We were 4-0 in the preseason and all of a sudden the floor fell out. That's made our football team very, very humble but also hungry."
Broncos CEO Joe Ellis.
"We take this [ownership] charge very seriously. We're not going to rush into it. The league has acknowledged we've kept in compliance, we've kept them informed and they're allowing us to proceed with Pat's plan as he wanted it. I do think it'll be a good thing when an owner is named whether it's a [Bowlen] child or if no child is deemed capable, then there would be an owner, I do think that's something that needs to happen. I have no specific timetable other than a sense I'd like to see it move along as quickly as we can move it along."
Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.
"Just being around Case [Keenum], he knows where to go with the ball. He reads the coverage so fast sp he knows who he needs to be on, who not to be on. He has a very catchable ball."
Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr.
"I'm making sure that everyone's putting that relentless effort out there on the field. Last year, we didn't do that every game. My being a leader, I think I have to make sure I'm always having that relentless effort, leading by example, making sure everybody's on the same page as me studying, everybody's thinking the same way, how I think and feel. If I can get guys to think like that, prepare how I prepare, that'll give us the best chance to win every week."