Sharpe's departure affects Smith's role

Denver Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith is in the spotlight on offense now that Shannon Sharpe and Ed McCaffrey have retired. Smith talks about Sharpe's move in today's news reports.

A conversation with Rod Smith - NFL.com
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 - Now that Shannon Sharpe has switched to television, things won't be the same for Pro Bowl wide receiver Rod Smith. Smith talks to NFL Total Access host Rich Eisen about the influence Sharpe had on his career and what his departure will mean to the Broncos.

Santiago Hopes to Find a Home in Denver - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Thursday, May 20, 2004 - For much of his career, O.J. Santiago had reason to feel nothing but resentment towards the Broncos. When Santiago was the Atlanta Falcons' starting tight end, the Broncos snatched a Super Bowl ring from his grasp, handing the Dirty Birds a 34-19 defeat in Super Bowl XXXIII. Four years later, after bouncing to Dallas, Cleveland and Minnesota, Santiago landed with the arch-rival Oakland Raiders, putting him on the losing end of two games last fall in which Denver outscored Oakland by a combined 53-18.

Rising to the Top - Denver Broncos.com - James Merilatt
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 - Heading into the 1987 season, the Denver Broncos were a team with high hopes; and for good reason. They were the defending AFC Champions, most of their cast was returning intact and they possessed one of the most dangerous offensive weapons in all of football - quarterback John Elway. It had taken four years, but the golden boy had finally lived up to the hype that surrounded his entering the NFL as the No. 1 pick in 1983.

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