Sharpe named Offensive Player of the Week

On the heels of his record breaking three touchdown performance against the Chargers, tight end Shannon Sharpe has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week by the NFL. Read more about Sharpe in today's news reports.

Da truth: Once-feared Bears more chumps than champs - Denver Post - Anthony Cotton
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - Fans of the Chicago Bears hold up a Three Stooges sign to show their unhappiness with the performance of Bears offensive coordinator John Shoop, head coach Dick Jauron and general manager Jerry Angelo during a game at Soldier Field this season.CHICAGO - Its big shoulders sagging, there is a pall that hovers over this city. The fog begins early in any given week, building until it reaches its zenith on Sunday afternoon. Expected to last for most of the next six weeks, the only relief from the darkness comes from lashing out at the source of the collective melancholy - da Bears.

Stretch run pivotal for playoffs - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - Quarterback Jake Plummer is back, spirits are high, three of the next four games are at home and the woeful Chicago Bears are up next. Sounds like all the ingredients are in place for a winning streak that could propel the 6-4 Broncos into the playoffs.

Broncos' Ferguson brings inspiration with his pen, play - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
November 19, 2003 - On Sundays, Nick Ferguson loves to knock the onomatopoeia out of opponents as a Denver Broncos safety: thwack, ugh, crash. He lays out his emotions in written form during his spare time.

Sharpe hits paydirt again - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
November 19, 2003 - Shannon Sharpe added another NFL record to his resumé with three touchdowns Sunday. Tuesday, he scored again. man.

Thorburn: Shannon still too Sharpe to retire - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
November 19, 2003 - Shannon Sharpe says his mind is already made up: this will be his last season in the NFL. The good news for Denver Broncos fans is that the organization isn't ready to accept this decision. And why should it? The 35-year-old Sharpe — the league's all-time leader in touchdowns (61), receptions (794) and receiving yards (9,786) for tight ends — is playing like he's 25 again.

With Plummer's Hold, Knorr Holds Down Kicking Fort When Needed - - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - As word began filtering throughout the Broncos' bench area that Micah Knorr would be called to attempt any necessary fourth-quarter field-goal attempts Sunday, another need was created -- for that of a holder.

Sharpe To Be Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week - - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - Historically, Shannon Sharpe has established himself as the best receiving tight end in the game's history. But for the moment, he's also at the top of the AFC's offensive heap. The league will name Sharpe the AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, making him the second Bronco to receive the honor this season.

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