Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - A few days after the NFL draft in April, the phone rang at Rod Smith's house. On the other end of the line was 23-year-old wide receiver Adrian Madise, the Broncos' fifth-round draft choice from Texas Christian.
Griese determined to ace his new NFL test - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - Brian Griese is betting that a second chance, and the friendly confines of his hometown, will make him a better NFL quarterback. Griese, released by the Broncos last week, was formally introduced as a Miami Dolphin on Monday. He candidly admitted he was unprepared for the huge test he faced in Denver as the heir apparent to future Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway.
Davis rushing to make grade - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
June 10, 2003 - And in this installment of Extreme Makeover, we present the startling transformation of Dorsett Davis. The Denver Broncos defensive lineman was a non-participant in all 16 games as a rookie. He often had the look and demeanor of someone who never had strayed far from small-town Cleveland - Mississippi, not Ohio - his hometown. Being 4th on depth chart not appealing to Stokes - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
June 10, 2003 - J.J. Stokes clearly is the Denver Broncos' backup plan. But whether the free agent wants to reside behind three others on the team's depth chart, at least initially, was one of the main issues that was addressed during face-to-face meetings last week between the former San Francisco receiver and Broncos officials.
Eager to please, Griese looks forward to future in Miami - Rocky Mountain News -Tim Reynolds, Associated Press
June 10, 2003 - Brian Griese followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Miami Dolphins on Monday, signing a two-year contract with the team after passing a physical.
Krieger: Smiling Griese unveils a new image - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
June 10, 2003 - If you're old enough to remember the new Nixon, you will understand when I say he had nothing on the new Brian Griese. You might not have recognized the Griese who was introduced in Miami, from the cheery cantaloupe-colored golf shirt to the sociable greeting for the assembled media wretches: "Hello!" he said, grinning. "How you guys doin'?" It could have been a Bud ad.
Lelie set to challenge McCaffrey for top spot - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
June 10, 2003 - The Denver Broncos are going through their morning version of Survivor: Dove Valley. This particular drill includes only a quarterback, a receiver and a defensive back. The quarterback takes his drop, without the pressure of a pass rush, and then gets rid of the football. Usually, only one of the two men out on the island jogs back happy. Ashley Lelie, a 23-year-old with more speed than anything in 2 Fast 2 Furious, is up.
Griese signs; QB issue likely to hover - Miami Herald - Jason Cole
Tue, Jun. 10, 2003 - Quarterback Brian Griese and coach Dave Wannstedt had an intriguing reaction as they stepped back into literal and figurative heat that defines South Florida and the Dolphins. They couldn't have been more relaxed. On Monday, Griese officially returned home when he signed a two-year contract with the Dolphins. In the process, Wannstedt turned the screws on what figures to be yet another season filled with fans and media discussing a quarterback controversy between Griese and starter Jay Fiedler.
Griese happy to be Jay's backup - Sun-Sentinel - Michael Cunningham
Tue, Jun. 10, 2003 - Brian Griese seemed relieved to escape the pressure of following John Elway in Denver, while Dave Wannstedt is determined to handle the pressure of coaching a former Pro Bowl quarterback as the backup to Jay Fiedler. In that sense Griese, introduced Monday after signing a two-year contract, and the Dolphins look to be a good fit.
From Rookie to Mentor: Lelie's One-Year Growth Spurt - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
June 9, 2003 - Typically, it's rookies and other newcomers who draw the most notice from observers at offseason camps. Since focus naturally turns to what has changed from the past, the eyes of most have been on free-agent pickups like Jake Plummer, Daryl Gardener and Lee Flowers, and rookies such as George Foster and head-turning wideout Adrian Madise.
World Bowl XI Pits Frankfurt Galaxy Against Rhein Fire - DenverBroncos.com
June 9, 2003 - Chris Young of the Frankfurt Galaxy will square off against Denver teammates Charlie Adams and Nick Rolovich of the Rhein Fire in World Bowl XI for the right to claim to the championship of NFL Europe.
Fan Fair Draws Thousands to Stadium - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
June 8, 2003 - Throughout the weekend, thousands of Broncos fans descended upon INVESCO Field at Mile High for the Broncos' first Fan Fair, an event that gave fans the chance to take pictures, gather autographs and meet and greet their favorite Broncos, both past and present.