Sunday, May 11, 2003 - For the past four seasons, Denver Broncos two-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker Al Wilson has packed the intensity of a tornado and the power of a fist. Last season, he racked up a team-leading 199 tackles, the Broncos' highest single-season total since Randy Gradishar rang up a ridiculous 224 in 1983.
Plummer will make me proud - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Sunday, May 11, 2003 - I am Plummer's helper. If Jake Plummer turns into an ordinary plunger, I will have to shave my head, change my name, wear red boxers inside out, eat my pork 'n' beans from a can and live under a bridge. "You go down the commode, I go down with you," I said to Plummer on Saturday afternoon.
Little big man - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, May 11, 2003 - According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average American male stands 5-feet, 9.1-inches tall. The average NFL football player is a shade under 6-2. Denver Broncos rookie running back Quentin Griffin, a fourth-round draft choice from Oklahoma, reported to this weekend's minicamp measuring 5-7.
Jackson eager to prove he has more to offer - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, May 11, 2003 - Jarious Jackson believes he's got the stuff to be an NFL quarterback - for the Denver Broncos. That's why the restricted free agent agreed to the Broncos' $650,000 qualifying offer this month and never really considered trying to go elsewhere. That's why he has worked out harder in the offseason than ever before.
Shanahan, Parcells at polar ends - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Sunday, May 11, 2003 - Mike Shanahan or Bill Parcells? Who would you rather have coaching your favorite football team? It's a tough call. Shanahan, The Mastermind, won two Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos. Parcells, The Master Motivator, won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants, took the New England Patriots to another and led the New York Jets to the 1998 AFC title game (where he lost to Shanahan's Broncos).
Undrafted Sapp aims to make a point - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
May 11, 2003 - Maybe it was a slow 40 time. Maybe it was the tumor he had removed from his heel that forced him to sit out a season. Maybe it was his blocking skills. Maybe it's because he only runs one direction (straight ahead). Who knows? Maybe the scouts have pictures of Cecil Sapp doing something he shouldn't have been off the field.
Plummer, Beuerlein working together - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
May 10, 2003 - Steve Beuerlein got the best of Jake Plummer the last time the two quarterbacks were on the same field. It was Dec. 29, 2002, when Beuerlein's Denver Broncos crushed Plummer's Arizona Cardinals, 37-7, putting an end to disappointing seasons on both sides.
Shanahan: No new contract for Portis - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
May 10, 2003 - Thirteen months ago, when Mike Shanahan selected Clinton Portis in the second round, the speedy running back from Miami was described by some draft gurus as a "steal." There is a reason why the verb is used as an adjective on NFL Draft weekend. The later a quality player is picked, the less money a team has to pay that individual, which helps the team's overall salary cap situation.
Snow Doesn't Keep Broncos from Plowing Onward at Mini-Camp - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
May 10, 2003 - Mother Nature did her best to cross up the Broncos this weekend, tossing some ball bearings into the gears of the Broncos' precision-clock mini-camp schedule with an unusual early-May snowstorm that lingered into Saturday morning. But just like a quarterback with keen improvisational skills, the Broncos adjusted on the fly, dividing their practice between the team's indoor practice bubble and another domed structure a mile and a half northwest of the team complex.