Broncos Day 12 Training Camp Takeaways: Brandon Marshall, Danny Trevathan working together, Tuesday, August 11, 2015, Leesburg High School, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg, Florida 34748, Gerald Lacey, Staff Writer, Carver Heights Quarterback Club
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Jackets In The Pros: Danny Trevathan, Denver Broncos, NFL

Broncos Day 12 Training Camp Takeaways: Brandon Marshall,
Danny Trevathan working together

Andrew Mason
Senior Digital Reporter
www.denverbroncos.com
Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 11:38 p.m.
Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 12:06 p.m.

The Broncos hope the ILB duo is ready for Week 1, but they took a big step
Tuesday with their first work as a tandem this year.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With the field drained of water, the Broncos conducted a quality -- albeit quiet --
practice. Here are the five takeaways from the day's work:

1. GETTING THE TOP TWO INSIDE LINEBACKERS TOGETHER.

Tuesday offered the first glimpse of the Danny Trevathan-Brandon Marshall combination as 3-4 inside
linebackers in a team or nine-on-seven period of practice. But it wasn't their first time together in
extensive work.

Heading into the Week 15 trip to San Diego last Dec. 14, there was a low buzz of excitement over
putting the Broncos' last two leading tacklers on an every-down basis. The defense had flourished
without Trevathan because Marshall had been a revelation as the weakside linebacker, just 12 months
after spending nearly all of the regular season on the practice squad.

What could they do together?

The Broncos barely had a chance to learn. By the end of that AFC West-clinching win over the
Chargers, both were injured. Marshall would return for the postseason, but would have surgery in April
after struggling to recover from the mid-foot injury he sustained at Qualcomm Stadium. Trevathan was
out for the year and faced kneecap surgery.

A brief glimpse at them together on Sunday became a longer look Tuesday, beginning when the
Broncos opened a nine-on-seven period at the beginning of practice with Marshall and Trevathan
juxtaposed with each other on the inside.

It took just two plays before one of them throttled the offense. Marshall saw the hole developing and
attacked, engulfing C.J. Anderson.

Both are capable of making that kind of play, and as they recover, expect to see more of them filling
holes and showing the same kind of prowess against the run they did in the last two years.

"They look better and better each day. I'm pleased with that," Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips
said. "When you have both guys that led the team in tackles, it's nice to have them back. But they're not
there physically yet. They need to get in football shape, too, so that's a part of it. It's good for them and
good for us."

And they need to build on-field chemistry together. They worked out as a tandem throughout the
offseason, but they need all the work they can get now so they can communicate effectively.

"We both have to go out there and see what we're both working with," Trevathan said. "We've been
working our tail off during the offseason together and it's good for us to go out there in live action a little
bit and go out there and see how we perform out there together. I think that we handled it pretty well.
We've been hitting the blockers coming off, hitting the fullbacks and just learning this defense. I really
believe we could be one of the best [units] out here."

2. MALIK JACKSON CONTINUES TO DOMINATE.

It becomes clearer with each practice that LG Max Garcia will not see many tougher defensive linemen
than the one who often lines up on the other side of the line of scrimmage from him every day.

Jackson continues to show quickness off the snap, and gets his shoulder low and underneath an
opposing guard, allowing him to quickly get leverage when he goes inside. He said Tuesday that he is
at "98 percent" and is still trying to get his legs under him. What would he be at 100 percent and after
full recovery from a calf injury?

3. COMPETITION AT SAFETY.

Although Pro Bowler T.J. Ward is set, offseason pickup Darian Stewart is in the throes of a competition
with David Bruton Jr. and Omar Bolden for the free safety spot.

Stewart has received first-team work throughout the offseason work and training camp, but Head
Coach Gary Kubiak said it is a "very competitive situation" between those three safeties, with Ward as
the "stable force."

After some offseason chatter about using Bradley Roby at safety, the second-year cornerback's focus
has remained at his listed position, so he as not been in the mix at safety. But it appears the door is
open -- at least a bit -- for Bruton or Bolden to try and seize the job.

4. SETTING AND CHANGING THE TEMPO.

No-huddle work has been a more frequent sight in Broncos practices in recent days, including
Tuesday's practices. But just because the offense huddles at times does not mean it will always move
at a deliberate pace.

"We'd also like to be able to huddle and play fast, too," Kubiak said. "You can do that, also. There are
teams that play on the ball that sit there and let the clock go down to two or three [seconds]. There are
teams that huddle and snap it with 20.

"We teach it all and we're going to continue to do that."

Added Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison: "I think being able to change the pace like you're a pitcher
throwing an off-speed pitch, a fastball two-seam or four-seam. Whatever you can do to get the
advantage and I think that we'll do that on a game-to-game basis."

5. IT WAS JUST TOO QUIET.

When I'm at my desk, I prefer silence or noise I can control at my will -- a game on the television, the
same song repeating over and over on iTunes until I finish a story. (Today's song: Island in the Sun by
Weezer.)

But training camp is meant to throb with noise, energy and excitement. It's 4,000-plus fans going
berserk for a one-handed catch during a warm-up drill. It's the audience growing louder with each
hop-step Von Miller takes as he dances toward the west hillside, each jump a little higher than the last.

Monday's storm meant that on Tuesday, we had none of that. Players and coaches seemed to try and
compensate, but Wednesday, it will be back to the new normal -- with crowds bigger than any others
seen at the UCHealth Training Center over the years.



This article was provided by Gerald Lacey
Gerald Lacey is the senior sports writer covering Leesburg High School Sports for the Carver Heights
Quarterback Club. You can reach him at:
geraldlacey@leesburgyellowjacketsfootball.com