Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - Prolonging the situation rather than resolving it, the Broncos suspended defensive tackle Daryl Gardener two more games without pay for conduct detrimental to the team, coach Mike Shanahan announced. Gardener will miss Sunday's game at Oakland as well as the Dec. 7 game against Kansas City.
Shanahan woes sire new term - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - It has become all the rage to condamn Mike Shanahan. (Condamn is a fabricated word more forceful and appropriate than condemn.) Shanahan is the Condamned Man.
Coach vows fast improvement - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - A number of Broncos players proudly wear ball caps adorned with the letters "DBST." The letters stand for Denver Broncos Special Teams. After what went down Sunday in the Broncos' 19-10 loss to Chicago, the players might not want to wear them in public - not until the special teams do something redeeming in the upcoming game against the Oakland Raiders.
Not-so-cheap shot - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
November 26, 2003 - Daryl Gardener's verbal assault on Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan will cost him two more games and $77,158, according to the suspension announced Tuesday. What happens after that depends greatly on whether Gardener keeps his mouth shut this time, and the results of a follow-up meeting with Shanahan in two weeks.
Lincicome: Buck stops with Shanahan, and yet . . . - Rocky Mountain News - Bernie Lincicome
November 26, 2003 - Funny how these things work. Before the Broncos' game with the Bears, a friend from Chicago is grilling me about the possibility of Mike Shanahan being lured away from the Broncos. Two chances, I say. Fat and none.
Gardener out 2 more games - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
November 26, 2003 - Mike Shanahan, the general manager, can't trust his instincts anymore. At least not when it comes to choosing which big-name, high-dollar free agents to spend Pat Bowlen's money on.
Callahan offers a special message - San Francisco Chronicle - David Bush
Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - If Bill Callahan is going down, evidently he's going to take some of his players with him. Still fuming about some shoddy performances, particularly by the coverage units, in Sunday's loss in Kansas City, the embattled Raiders coach used his Monday news conference to verbally unload.
Bucs, Raiders share misery - Oakland Tribune - Carl Steward
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - They remain connected by the date of Jan. 26, stuck in a painful parallel existence that finds one team out of it and the other barely hanging on. The Oakland Raiders, having found their identity too late in the game, are 3-8 and seek .500 as their ultimate goal in 2003.
Coverage irritates Callahan - Oakland Tribune - Jerry McDonald
Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - It's a shame the Oakland Raiders don't allow their assistant coaches to talk to the media, because it'd be interesting and possibly revelatory to hear Bob Casullo's take on why his special teams coverage units are so appallingly horrible.
Raiders aren't ready to lie down - Contra Costa Times - Steve Corkran
Wed, Nov. 26, 2003 - Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs dropped the Raiders to 3-8 and all but out of playoff contention. The 1999 Dallas Cowboys were the last team to make it to the playoffs with eight losses.
Gardener Suspended Two More Games - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - Daryl Gardener's time away from the Broncos was extended late on Tuesday afternoon. Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced that Gardener would be suspended for two more games due to conduct detrimental to the team. He sat out Sunday's 19-10 loss to the Chicago Bears for the same reason.
Lindsay Evered's Cheerleader Diary -- Time to Give - DenverBroncos.com - Lindsay Evered
Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - Only two home games left in the regular season, and things are beginning to wind down. Last Sunday's win against the Chargers was exciting and rejuvenating. It left the cheerleaders and fans feeling confident and ready for another Broncos victory. Then unfortunately, in what felt like the coldest game ever, things unraveled as the Broncos lost to the Bears.
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