ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – New coaches and new playbooks for the Denver Broncos mean a new meeting as well.
When the team opened training camp this week, Gary Kubiak said he consciously made a change from his long-standing training camp schedule to give the players more time to learn the team's new schemes.
Kubiak added a meeting for the players into the daily schedule to give the team's position coaches some additional time to review the work that had been done in practice as well as assist the installation process.
"One of the ways that I've set up camp this year that I've never done before, we've actually got three meeting times in a day instead of two," Kubiak said. "We're meeting in the morning, we're meeting at lunch and we're meeting at night. I think this team needs refreshers on our schemes and those type of things on a consistent basis. That is a big importance right now."
Kubiak has also made a change in his practice schedule. As the Broncos' offensive coordinator under Mike Shanahan and as the Houston Texans' head coach, Kubiak participated in 8 a.m. training camp practices. In Kubiak’s last season as Texans coach in 2013, the team had all of its morning practices at 8 a.m.
But with the Broncos' new meeting schedule as well as some work the team has done regarding sleep patterns and productivity, the Broncos will have their morning practices at 9:30 a.m. instead.
"They keep us moving," cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. "It's a little different, but [Kubiak] knows what he wants and he keeps it moving. I think everybody will have a good handle on things pretty soon."
"It's a plan we like and (I) think will help everybody get settled in with what we’re doing a little quicker," Kubiak said.