For NFL fans, that is.
For the players, it's time to stretch. Exercise. Train. Rehabilitate. And play football.
You see, this is the time of year when the OTAs (organized team activities) take place. Broncos corner Chris Harris Jr. is ready. New DC Wade Phillips brought a new scheme with him when he came to town, and Harris can't wait to learn it.
"We've just been walking through the defense and learning that," Harris commented. "We haven’t been able to go against anybody, so it’s about that time to be able to compete and try to make each other better and really go out there and try to learn the defense going against somebody. I think that’s going to be great for us. We need a head start with this new staff.”
The Denver Broncos are a different team from the one in their 2013-14 Super Bowl run. Key departures include Champ Bailey, Terrance Knighton, Orlando Franklin, Eric Decker, and Rahim Moore. Elway has ushered in all-stars Aqib Talib and TJ Ward, as well as underrated shutdown corner Bradley Roby, to compete with Harris for backfield spots.
None of this daunts him, of course. "You know me, I'm always ready to compete."