Defensive line brings pressure

The Broncos defensive line put extreme pressure on Bengals quarterback Jon Kitna of the Bengals in last weekend's big win. Now they gear up for San Diego's Drew Brees, who struggled in a loss to the Chiefs. Read about it in today's reports.

Chargers content with Brees at QB - Denver Post - Jim Armstrong
Wednesday, September 10, 2003 - CARSON, Calif. - The Broncos haven't won the AFC West since John Elway's retirement, but things could be worse. Michael Vick could be in the division. In fact, he almost was.

Rice on depleted Packers' practice squad - Patrick Saunders and Adam Schefter - Denver Post
Wednesday, September 10, 2003 - Early in the preseason, the Green Bay Packers were eyeing former Colorado State wide receiver Frank Rice. Now they are doing it up close. After losing three wide receivers to injuries during their season- opening, 30-25 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers signed Rice to their practice squad Tuesday.

Broncos defense takes a hard line - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
September 10, 2003 - At one point early in training camp, Ephraim Salaam admitted he was growing a little concerned. "Am I terrible?" the Denver Broncos left tackle wondered after a session during two-a-day practices. Facing the likes of Trevor Pryce, Bertrand Berry and Reggie Hayward on a regular basis was giving Salaam headaches.

Line play big improvement for Bronco defense - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
September 10, 2003 - As Ted Sundquist walked off the field at Paul Brown Stadium he threw an arm around the prize free agent and shared a moment. Jake Plummer? Not on this given Sunday.

O-Line gets wrath after loss in K.C. - San Diego Union-Tribune - Jim Trotter
September 9, 2003 - The Chargers' company line after opening the season Sunday with a 27-14 loss at Kansas City was predictable. Almost to a man they repeated that the game tapes showed their performance was not as bad as it seemed at the time. The one dissenting opinion belonged to coach Marty Schottenheimer when discussing his offensive line and his wide receivers, groups that struggled mightily in Arrowhead Stadium.

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