Thursday, December 04, 2003 - Kansas City receiver Eddie Kennison on Wednesday spoke out against Broncos coach Mike Shanahan. "It's either his way or no way. If it's not his way, you hit the highway," Kennison says.Two years ago, Broncos coach Mike Shanahan branded Eddie Kennison a quitter when Kennison walked out on the team on the eve of the Broncos' game against San Diego. Wednesday, the Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver fired back, attacking Shanahan, calling the Broncos a mouthy, scared football team and adding spice to Sunday's AFC West showdown.
Pressure's on Plummer - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, December 04, 2003 - As Denver prepares to try to send a message to Kansas City, Broncos offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak sent one to quarterback Jake Plummer. "I said, 'You have to raise your level of play this last month for our football team to get anywhere,"' Kubiak recalled from a meeting he and Plummer had Tuesday. "I said, 'You have to play better."' Plummer agreed.
K.C.'s ire all about inferiority - Rocky Mountain News - Mark Kiszla
Thursday, December 04, 2003 - What comes between the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs is 600 miles of highway and a whole lot of hate. The Chiefs are on the warpath. Incensed by a perceived lack of respect from Denver, wide receiver Eddie Kennison declared Kansas City is coming to town Sunday to beat the Broncos and teach them a tough lesson in humility.
Pryce has high praise for Kansas City linemen - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, December 04, 2003 - While Denver and Kansas City continued volleying verbal jabs, Broncos defensive end Trevor Pryce adopted the opposite approach. Pryce praised the Chiefs in numerous ways Wednesday, not the least of which was for having football's best offensive line.
An unbalanced line - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
December 4, 2003 - While running back Clinton Portis continues to climb the NFL charts, the same can't be said for Denver's once-vaunted passing attack. In fact, the Broncos' ranking can't get much lower.
Berry says he still has plenty left - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
December 4, 2003 - No, Bert Berry insists, he's not wearing down. The question is pertinent, though, given that the Denver Broncos' 250-pound defensive end is considered undersized at his position, starting regularly for the first time since 1990, and entering Week 14 of the NFL season.
Holmes all business with his preparation - Rocky Mountain News - Clay Latimer
December 4, 2003 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If he wanted to, Priest Holmes could go home tonight, kick back and watch television, maybe even take a nap. But that's too easy.
Adams: Broncos in no rush to surrender scores - Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
December 4, 2003 - If the Denver Broncos plan on giving the Kansas City Chiefs a run for their money Sunday, it's probably going to start with the running game. When it comes to rushing the football for scores, no team has done it better this season than the Chiefs, who have a league-high 20 rushing touchdowns. Seventeen of those 20 touchdowns have been scored by Priest Holmes, who, by season's end, could surpass the AFC's single-season record for rushing touchdowns (21) that he tied last season.
Krieger: Advice for Bowlen on the Invesco thing - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
December 4, 2003 - Dear Mr. Bowlen, You don't know me, but I've been asked to write you on behalf of certain people associated with the mutual-fund industry, who prefer to remain nameless, to express their sentiments to you at this awkward time. They sure are sorry!
Ex-Bronco Kennison rips Shanahan - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
December 4, 2003 - Depending on what side of the Denver-Kansas City rivalry you stand on, Eddie Kennison is either a quitter who doesn't know when to stop talking or a model teammate who was just misunderstood. Two years ago, when things got tough, Kennison walked out on the Broncos.
Broncos notes - Dec. 4 - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
December 4, 2003 - Dick Vermeil and Mike Shanahan can draw up complicated schemes around the clock this week as they prepare for Sunday's Kansas City-Denver game at Invesco Field. But in the end, it's a simple game of blocking, tackling and — perhaps most importantly — just holding onto the football. The Chiefs arrive as the class of the AFC with an 11-1 record. There are a lot of reasons why, but the fact that they are a conference-best plus-19 in the turnover department is the main reason.
Kennison fires back at Denver - Kansas City Star
Thu, Dec. 04, 2003 - The Chiefs, tired of a perceived lack of respect from Broncos players, fired back Wednesday. The most vocal was wide receiver Eddie Kennison, who played for Denver before joining the Chiefs two years ago. "We're going to put some on their (rear end)," said Kennison, responding to Broncos comments about Denver being the better team. "You don't think I'm serious? I'm about to get emotional just thinking about it."
Tony a true pro - Kansas City Star - Ivan Carter
Thu, Dec. 04, 2003 - Tight end Tony Gonzalez caught four passes for 28 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs' victory over the Chargers on Sunday in San Diego. Tony Gonzalez just doesn't get it. This isn't how superstar pass catchers are supposed to act.
Vermeil Verbatim - Kansas City Star
Wed, Dec. 03, 2003 - Comments from Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil's weekly news conference Tuesday
Chiefs Notebook - Kansas City Star - Ivan Carter
Wed, Dec. 03, 2003 - Sunday's game at Denver presents several intriguing possibilities for the Chiefs. A win would wrap up an AFC West title, give them their first sweep of the AFC West since 1995 and move them one step closer to wrapping up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Wednesday Notebook: For Plummer, Pressure is Familiar - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, December 3, 2003 - The last time 'Jake Plummer's team was in the type of situation the Broncos face now, he responded with one of the finest sequence of pressure games for any quarterback in recent memory. With three weeks left in the 1998 season, Plummer and the Arizona Cardinals were 6-7, trailing in the playoff race, and headed to Philadelphia for a game with their division rivals, the Eagles. The Cardinals ended up winning that game in overtime, and Plummer subsequently led the Cardinals to two more come-from-behind wins, against the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, to clinch the first and still only playoff appearance for that franchise since it moved from St. Louis in 1988.
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