No, the Broncos can't really block this time of year, can't really tackle, can't even wear shoulder pads. But what they can do, quarterback Peyton Manning said, is kick the tires on the playbook and be adventurous just to see what happens. "You experiment with this time," Manning said. "You see what things work. If you don't try to expose them right now, it doesn't help you. So let's try it right now against (cornerbacks) Champ Bailey and (Dominique) Rodgers-Cromartie and see if it works. If something sticks, it sticks. And if it doesn't, let's throw it out and move on to something else." Manning said the Broncos are covering specific game situations during organized team activities (OTAs) as they work through the changes new offensive coordinator Adam Gase has put into the playbook. The drills include a variety of end- of-game and field-position scenarios. "We just need to be a better situational football team," Manning said. "Two-minute drill to win the game, the four-minute drill where you've got to get a first down to win the game, or if you're backed up and you've got to get at least one first down. We are working at being a better situational team.
Broncos Manning always prefers a fresh playbook for experimenting
Denver Post | Jun 1