Posted Wed Oct 12th by Monty
And on the last day of practice, The Appointed One said, “Let there be targets.”
Tim Tebow‘s second day as Denver Broncos starting quarterback was a noteworthy event due to the return of a long-injured receiver, Eddie Royal, who participated in practice for the first time since Week Two. Wednesday was the last practice of the week, as all teams are required to give players Thursday through Sunday off during the bye under the new CBA agreement.
Royal is not the only weapon the Broncos plan on having back for Tebow’s Week Seven debut: wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas are also expected to return to practice following the bye.
“When we get those guys back, hopefully we can really let loose and show what kind of talent we do have at the receiver position,” Brandon Lloyd said last week. “I think it’s the best in the league.”
The Broncos certainly could have used more of that talent against the San Diego Chargers, whose secondary swarmed Lloyd, Eric Decker, and Matthew Willis, holding Broncos receivers to a mere 16 total yards combined.
“We just didn’t have a lot of looks, to be honest with you,” Kyle Orton said after the game.
With Royal and the two Thomases as options, the Broncos hope to change that aspect of their offense for Tim Tebow’s debut as starter.