1. Coming into Friday’s practice, which player were you most excited to see?
I wanted to see Jamaal Charles, because I’ve never seen Jamaal Charles when he wasn’t all in red. It’s interesting: It seems like they kind of have him on a pitch count and they want to make sure that — as Vance Joseph told me, they want to make sure he lasts 16 games. I think that’s a very low-risk signing and a very interesting signing, to see what he has left after missing 75 percent of his games the last two years.
2. Which player are you most excited to talk to?
I’m really interested in talking to Von Miller, both from a football sense and everything else. He’s one of the most interesting people in the NFL. He’s got such a variety of interests. I really like the way he carries himself, on and off the field, and he’s one of the five best players in football, so getting a chance to talk to him about where he is in his life with football is cool.
3. This stop is just one in yearly trip around the country to NFL training camps. What do you love about doing this every year?
I think it’s one thing to be able spend 20 minutes on the phone with John Elway when I really need him, but it’s another thing to sit down and to have 20 to 30 minutes just talking to John, mostly off the record, just about where he is, where his team is, what he likes, what he’s concerned about. That’s stuff that you need to see people to do. I came from Dallas, spent an hour with Jerry Jones and 45 minutes with Jason Garrett. These are things I think are so important to do if you cover the league and you want to make sure that you keep relationships with people and you…
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