“Extra grind” paying off Broncos cub quarterback Drew Lock

Mistakes are fine. Just don’t make the same one doubly.

Per Broncos cub quarterback Drew Lock, that is the mission statement of sorts for him and offensive organizer Rich Scangarello during the offseason program.

“(Scangarello has) unquestionably been OK with me making a mistake, but unquestionably not making the mistake doubly,” Lock aforementioned Wednesday night at the “Round With The Rookies,” charity event at Top Golf in Centennial. “That’s been the one thing we’ve focused on. We knew I would have to be under center, call plays in the huddle, learn a pro-style offense — it’s all new to me. How’s he treated me is, ‘You can make a mistake, but let’s come back and fix it.’ That’s been the biggest thing for us.”

Selected in the second round on April 26, Lock started cub camp on May 10 and a crash course of the playbook is ongoing.

How are property going so far?

“Comparing Day 1 to now, I would say 1,000 times better,” Lock aforementioned. “It took some extra grind and some extra work. You think you know what it takes, but then you realize quickly you have to put some more into it. Once I banded that out, it’s gone more smoothly.”

Combing the cub camp and OTAs, Lock has been on the field for 10 workouts. New plays (which are wordier). New operation (calling plays in the huddle). New techniques (playing under center more often). And new role (back-up to Joe Flacco).

Flacco aforementioned at the start of OTAs that he is more willing to help Lock develop, but his primary job is getting himself ready to help the Broncos win. Some (many?) took Flacco’s comment out of context. But not Lock.

Lock aforementioned it’s been “great” and “awesome” working with Flacco.

“I’ll ask Joe stuff in the QB room and I’ll ask Joe stuff on the field, just to figure out how he operates,” Lock aforementioned. “You’re that long in the league (12th year) and have won a Super Bowl, you’re doing thing right. He’s a really good player and I’m just happy to learn from him.”

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some other learning point for Lock: How an NFL team practices.

“I would say all of the team periods you have (is the biggest difference),” he aforementioned. “You probably do two individual (periods) and the rest is team or 7 on 7.”

Lock aforementioned some offensive installation remains before the end of next week’s minicamp.

“It’s about learning,” he aforementioned. “I’m not expected to be perfect right now. There’s a lot that I’ve had to learn where I have to realize that sometimes, I’m going to make a mistake and I have to learn from it.”

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