Denver coaches decided to work on short-yardage and goal-line situations — and the play calls mostly went run, run, run. This just a few days after the Broncos called a fade pass on first-and-goal in the preseason opener at Dallas last week.
"We looked at some short yardage and goal line live there at the end, just to get the toughness part of it, and the guys answered the bell pretty good," coach John Fox said.
Willis McGahee took snaps ahead of Knowshon Moreno in much of the situational drills, though both running backs worked with the first team.
"They can both do everything. They can both run inside, they can both run outside, they can both catch the ball really well. I enjoy having both of them back there," quarterback Kyle Orton said. "It's really easy to see you need two backs in this league. I don't think there is a good running team out there that only has one back."
It makes sense that McGahee would get the goal line carries based on his experience in that role while with the Ravens. Moreno's draft stock is already a bit depressed because of it.