Kanell and Jackson are centers of attention

A couple of weeks ago, quarterbacks Danny Kanell and Jarious Jackson were not even on the Broncos roster. Now, eight weeks into the season, they are the only healthy signal callers on the squad and are the center of attention. Read about them in today's reports as Denver prepares to meet the Baltimore Ravens.

Doozies doom Denver - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, October 23, 2003 - Arguably the two most replayed plays of the season, the two most unimaginable plays, the two plays that will be replayed long after this season ends, have cost Denver the two games it lost.

Kanell no stranger to hits, challenges - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, October 23, 2003 - Broncos quarterback Danny Kanell speaks from experience, and compared with Baltimore's quarterbacks, he has plenty of it. During his six-year career, Kanell has started 22 NFL games - five more than Baltimore's quarterback trio of Kyle Boller, Chris Redman and Anthony Wright combined.

Denver looks at Jackson - Denver Post - Adam Schefter and Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - Broncos coach Mike Shanahan spent part of Monday talking with quarterback Steve Beuerlein, and will spend part of today talking with former Broncos quarterback Jarious Jackson. The Broncos are deciding whether to keep Beuerlein on the active roster or place him on injured reserve, while trying to find room to possibly re-sign Jackson, whom Denver released last summer.

Ravens have reason to like their chances - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, October 23, 2003 -The Baltimore Ravens are the Broncos' reality check. Remember that Monday night game in Baltimore last year? The Broncos arrived with a 3-0 record, but left 3-1 after a 34-23 defeat in which the Ravens outscored the Broncos 31-0 in a nightmarish second quarter. In 2001, the Ravens won 20-13 in Week 3 in Denver, limiting the Broncos to 228 yards of total offense and just 61 yards rushing.

Jackson hopes to make most of second chance - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, October 23, 2003 - All quarterback Jarious Jackson needed to do to re-sign with the Broncos was cross the street. Since Denver cut Jackson nearly two months ago, he has been working out at the park across from the team's training complex. Each day, he and other former Broncos, such as wide receiver Herb Haygood and running back Marlion Jackson, would practice when their former team did.

This time, Portis will button his lip - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
October 23, 2003 - If Clinton Portis has any messages for Ray Lewis this year, they'll be delivered on the field - not via press clippings. "They've got me with a muzzle on right now," the Denver Broncos star running back said with a laugh Wednesday as he prepared for his team's game Sunday at Baltimore.

Plummer treads lightly - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer and Lynn DeBruin
October 23, 2003 - Jake Plummer was back on the field Wednesday, lightly throwing passes. But don't get overly excited, Denver Broncos fans: Plummer merely was playing catch after the team's workout with cornerback Scott Turner and watching the other quarterbacks practice drawbacks and reads.

It was no walk in the park - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
October 23, 2003 - Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan didn't have to go very far to find his new backup quarterback. Jarious Jackson was right around the corner - literally. While Jackson's former teammates were reporting to work at Dove Valley in recent weeks, so was Jackson. But instead of the Broncos' practice facility, Jackson headed for the park across the street.

Adams: If defense excels, Broncos can cope - Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
October 23, 2003 - The Denver Broncos need to look no further than a year ago to learn a lesson about losing two quarterbacks during a season. In 2002, the Philadelphia Eagles were rolling along with a 6-3 record when quarterback Donovan McNabb suffered a broken ankle in a game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Krieger: When you're No. 3 QB, your days are numbered - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
October 23, 2003 - One day, you're unemployed. A week later, you're a TV star. Sort of the Joe Millionaire story. One day, you're Danny Kanell. A generation ago, you were Scott Stankavage.

Ravens' Lewis has Kanell's attention - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 23, 2003 - The Broncos' new starting quarterback didn't need to be reminded about Ray Lewis on Wednesday as Denver began preparations for Baltimore and its bruising defense. Danny Kanell, who coach Mike Shanahan desperately needs to stay healthy for the next three weeks, is well aware of how dangerous the league's best linebacker can be. All he has to do is look in the mirror.

Cut 71/2 weeks ago, Kanell, Jackson will lead Broncos - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 23, 2003 - Mike Shanahan put on a positive face at his Wednesday press conference. "I feel very good about our quarterback situation," Denver's head coach said. For those following along at home, here is the latest as the Broncos prepare to play Baltimore on Sunday at Ravens Stadium.

Making stand vs. Broncos is goal for Ravens' defense - Baltimore Sun - Jamison Hensley
October 23, 2003 - Out of the NFL for two years, Denver Broncos quarterback Danny Kanell is sort of a mystery. The same could be said about the Ravens' defense these days. Once known for shutouts, the Ravens' wall on the goal line is showing some cracks. The Ravens have surrendered 126 points this season - which ranks 18th in the NFL and represents their most points allowed over a six-game start since 1997.

Heap awaits next reunion with mentor Sharpe - Baltimore Sun - Brent Jones
October 23, 2003 - When they were teammates, tight end Shannon Sharpe didn't hesitate to remind Todd Heap of his status. "He use to call me rook," said Heap, who was a rookie in Sharpe's last season with the Ravens in 2001. "Now, maybe he'll call me Pro Bowler." Sharpe will reunite for the second straight season with his one-time protege Heap when the Ravens play host to the Broncos on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.

Boller says he'll play vs. Broncos despite sprained left shoulder - Baltimore Sun - Jamison Hensley
October 23, 2003 - Kyle Boller was listed as questionable on yesterday's injury report, but the rookie quarterback left little question whether he'll start against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. "Right now, I feel like I can go out there and do it," Boller said. "I'll find a way to get through it."

Wednesday Notebook: Kanell in the Spotlight - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, October 22, 2003 - The surroundings were a tad unfamiliar for Danny Kanell when he strolled into the media room at the Broncos practice facility Wednesday. The last time he was preparing for a professional start, he was with the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League, a team covered by one newspaper beat reporter and no local television stations. "So this is what this room looks like," he said, looking around and glancing at the couple of dozen writers, broadcast reporters and videographers.

Jackson Returns to Broncos - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, October 22, 2003 - Seven weeks after being released by the Broncos, quarterback Jarious Jackson returned to Dove Valley a little older, still in shape from a series of workouts, but also a lot wiser about the realities of the NFL. "This is a business," Jackson said Wednesday as he paused from immersing himself in the Broncos playbook.

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