There weren't any pads at this practice. No clouds, either. And Derek Wolfe couldn't have been happier.
''It's funny how much you really don't like to practice until you can't do it anymore. And then you're just dying to get out there again,'' Wolfe said Tuesday following his first practice with the Denver Broncos since his arms and legs went numb following a frightening hit in a preseason game at Seattle on Aug. 17.
''That whole time you're just thinking I could have been done for good but now that I'm not, I want to get out there bad,'' he said. ''Once you're playing football you don't think about getting hurt and if you do you're going to get hurt.''
Showing his neck was fine, Wolfe swiveled his head from side to side on the podium, a far cry from the night he was strapped to a backboard and taken off the field in an ambulance amid fears he had a cervical spine injury that would keep him off the football field and maybe off his feet forever.
''Oh yeah, I have pretty good move...