Thursday, October 09, 2003 - With its 3-4 defense, the Pittsburgh Steelers bring a different look to Denver. But the Broncos might counter with their own. Steve Beuerlein might start at quarterback.
Interview inevitability - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, October 09, 2003 - Reporters interview players at bad times, and we interview them at good times. Last Sunday happened to be a real bad one. Denver had just lost 24-23 at Kansas City. Dante Hall had just gone Human Joystick on Denver, returning a punt 93 yards for the game-winning touchdown. The last thing players wanted to do was answer our questions. But slowly, we sifted through the players who wanted to speak and the players who didn't, then we got some answers as to how Hall was able to do what he did.
Elway on his way with Hall of Fame nomination - Denver Post- Adam Schefter
Thursday, October 09, 2003 - Though it lacks suspense, John Elway's drive to Canton is officially underway. Elway joins former Broncos standouts Randy Gradishar, Karl Mecklenburg and Gary Zimmerman among 67 players nominated this week for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Walls accelerating to excellence - Denver Post- Adam Schefter
Thursday, October 09, 2003 - Gradually but steadily, the Broncos' no-name cornerback has built up his name, almost to the height he stands. Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist said cornerback Lenny Walls is playing at a Pro Bowl level. Others agree with Sundquist's assertion.
A heightened concern for the secondary - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
October 9, 2003 - While his teammates showered and dressed around him Sunday, Deltha O'Neal sat slumped at his locker, his head propped up only by the edge of his suitcase. To say it was a tough day for O'Neal would be an understatement.
Plummer still nursing shoulder - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
October 9, 2003 - Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer was pretty much a bystander at practice Wednesday, still bothered by a sore right shoulder. "It's still tender, but it is still early in the week," Plummer said. "I'm not going to say I can't play or that I can for sure, but we'll see how it keeps responding."
3-4 to add to Broncos' worries - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
October 9, 2003 - The 3-4 defense largely went the way of Flashdance sweat shirts and Flock of Seagulls haircuts and faded away as a preferred style after the 1980s. But during the next month, the Denver Broncos will be getting a hefty blast from the past.
Elway on track for Fame - Rocky Mountain News
October 9, 2003 - Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway has made it through another phase of the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction process. In March, Elway's name was included on a list of more than 100 potential inductees sent out to Hall of Fame selectors.
Adams: Despite numbers, Ward skirts fame - Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
October 9, 2003 - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward should place a paper bag over his head and call himself the "Unknown Receiver." Last season, Ward finished second among all NFL receivers, with 112 receptions, and fourth, with 1,329 yards. His 12 touchdown catches were the most for any receiver in the AFC.
Krieger: Maddox's fairy godmother has moved on - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
October 9, 2003 - Just in case you were wondering, this is what happened after the glass slipper fit and Cinderella won the comeback maiden of the year award. The expectations rose, and when she wasn't the fairest maiden at the ball the next year, people started booing and throwing things at her.
No stranger to adversity - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 9, 2003 - You think Brian Griese had it rough trying to follow No. 7? Try walking in Tommy Maddox's cleats. Maddox, at the immature age of 20, was drafted by the Denver Broncos to become the heir apparent to John Elway when the future Hall of Fame quarterback was not only still on the team, but in his prime.
Plummer, Sharpe still hurting - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 9, 2003 - How's your shoulder, Jake? How's your knee, Shannon? How's your health, Daryl? As usual, a few of the Denver Broncos' best players are questionable for Sunday's game with injuries.
Steelers question pep talk - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Ed Bouchette
Thursday, October 09, 2003 - The Steelers have problems, not the least of which is the 2-3 record they've built the past two weeks at home with consecutive losses to Tennessee and Cleveland. They have enough concerns that receiver Hines Ward felt compelled to speak up during a meeting with the offense Monday to spell some things out, including his continued support of quarterback Tommy Maddox.
Steelers Report, 10/09/03 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Ed Bouchette
Thursday, October 09, 2003 - LB Joey Porter expressed no qualms about returning to the scene of the crime. Porter will visit Denver with the rest of the Steelers for their game Sunday, his first time back since he was shot in the buttocks and thigh by an unknown gunman in the early hours of Aug. 31.
Maddox Takes Long, Winding Road Back to Denver - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Thursday, October 9, 2003 - Much has changed for the Broncos since Tommy Maddox last donned the No. 8 orange jersey for the club during the 1993 season. Since he departed Denver, the Broncos have added new coaches, new executives, and sport a team that only includes two players from that season's roster -- tight end Shannon Sharpe and kicker Jason Elam.
No Throws for Plummer at Wednesday Practice - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, October 8, 2003 - The sore shoulder that Jake Plummer aggravated during the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs kept him from throwing any passes during Wednesday afternoon's practice at Dove Valley. "He didn't throw today. We didn't even put him through pat-and-go," Head Coach Mike Shanahan said. "He's still a little bit sore. We'll see what he can do tomorrow."
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