Robert Ayers: Exceeding Expectations in Denver Broncos Camp

August 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It began early in Saturday evening's practice. As Kyle Orton dropped back for a pass to Jabar Gaffney, Ayers steamrolled past left tackle D'Anthony Batiste. As Ayers pulled up short from sacking Orton, he had enough time to read Kyle a story before the pass was launched to Gaffney for a first down. He set the tone for a good day of practice for No. 56.
A few moments before, on a goal-line series from the 1 1/2-yard line, the Broncos tried each of their available backs, running behind tight ends lined up as fullbacks. On five running plays to Lance Ball (two), Bruce Hall (two) and Toney Baker (one), not one of them came close. Seemingly Ayers was there standing over each and every one.
If sacks were permitted.... Ayers would have had his share.
"And he dominated the entire goal-line period," McDaniels said. "He's a totally different player. We're proud of him, because we told him at the beginning of the offseason it's time for him to take a step from being a ro...

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