Thursday, July 31, 2003 - Larry Coyer has found his new starting left cornerback: Lenny Walls. Coyer's reasoning is simple. "He covers guys," the Broncos' defensive coordinator said Wednesday. "He's competitive, and we can put him right on a guy, which we haven't been able to do in the past. That's encouraging. He's earned the right to say that he's a guy who can play."
Dove Valley days - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, July 31, 2003 - Wednesday's morning practice belonged to former Colorado State wide receiver Frank Rice. He made three impressive catches, including a diving, fingertip reception. Rice, who was on the Broncos' practice squad last season, said he needed a big day to catch the coaches' attention.
Ode on a Greeley yearn - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, July 31, 2003 - I couldn't imagine ever thinking this. I never thought I would actually say this. But ... I miss Greeley. I really miss Greeley.
Walls stands firm in Broncos corner - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
July 31, 2003 - The big battle at Denver Broncos training camp was supposed to be at left cornerback. Not anymore. Lenny Walls has a lock on that job for now. And his chief competitor, Kelly Herndon, has been moved to the right side to rotate with former first-round draft pick Deltha O'Neal.
Eason still hasn't appeared - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
July 31, 2003 - Wayward defensive tackle Nick Eason reportedly talked to his agent and people in the Denver Broncos organization Wednesday, so at least he's safe. Whether the same can be said of his spot on the team is another matter.
Former CU star Sykes takes big step - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer and Lynn DeBruin
July 31, 2003 - Now that Jashon Sykes has a grasp of the Denver Broncos system, he's beginning to seize an expanded role in their defense. Sykes, the former University of Colorado star, ran with the first- team defense at strong-side linebacker during practices Tuesday and Wednesday while John Mobley sat out because of a swollen right knee.
Adams: Bowlen: City could host a Super Bowl - Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
July 31, 2003 - Broncos owner Pat Bowlen continues to talk Super Bowl for Denver. Will the rest of the NFL owners ever listen? Bowlen always believes his team is going to play in the NFL's biggest game. But he's having a hard time convincing his fellow owners to believe Denver is a viable site to play host to a Super Bowl.
Krieger: Coyer wins first case for the defense - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
July 31, 2003 - I admit, I went looking for an argument with Larry Coyer. I found him puffing on his pipe, as he usually does after morning practice. If he were merely a football coach, I would conduct a standard interview, because that's the best you can do with those guys. But the Broncos' new defensive coordinator lights that pipe and he looks ready for the Socratic method.
Krieger: Coyer wins first case for the defense - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
July 31, 2003 - Quarterback Jake Plummer didn't start off particularly crisp Wednesday, but he finished strong, with big completions to wide receivers Ashley Lelie and Rod Smith to move the chains. Backup quarterback Steve Beuerlein, meanwhile, got a chance to air it out a little bit, and continued to show he can thread the needle.
Gardener says he'll play in opener - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
July 31, 2003 - A check with the Denver Broncos lost and found department on Wednesday revealed: • Daryl Gardener, although damaged, has been returned. • Nick Eason is still out there somewhere. Please call Mike Shanahan if you see him. The clock is ticking for both big men.
Walls draws raves at corner - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
July 31, 2003 - Jimmy Spencer isn't supposed to be handing other cornerbacks compliments. Let alone mentioning an undrafted free agent in the same breath with Deion Sanders.
Now Pain-Free, Rice Excels at Camp - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
July 30, 2003 - It was as close to a big play as one can get without actually being in a game. The end of practice, a game simulation, third-and-20 with the goal line just 10 yards behind the line of scrimmage. Only a long pass would do.
Terry Pierce's Rookie Journal -- The First Week - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
July 30, 2003 - After six days of training camp it hasn't been as hard as I predicted it would be. As far as learning everything; it's almost impossible to learn everything that you have to learn, but condition-wise I think Rich (Tuten) and his guys did a good job of getting us in shape. This isn't really bad compared to the running we were doing before we started camp. I don't feel as bad as I figured I would.
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