Departures change leadership

With the departure of team leaders Shannon Sharpe, Keith Burns, and Ed McCaffrey, the leadership roles of players such as Rod Smith, Al Wilson and Jake Plummer will increase for the Denver Broncos in 2004. And seasoned newcomers John Lynch, Garrison Hearst and Luther Elliss will also be looked at to fill the void.

Filling the void - Denver Post - Anthony Cotton
Sunday, May 23, 2004 - With the loss of several leaders, Denver will be looking for new players, such as John Lynch, above, to play an active role in the locker room.At first glance, trying to weigh the impact of the losses of Shannon Sharpe vs. Keith Burns to the Broncos would seem to be a rather lopsided endeavor.

Smith, Klatt help local families in crisis - Daily Camera
May 23, 2004 - Denver Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith and University of Colorado quarterback Joel Klatt participated in a flag football game Saturday at Folsom Field, raising money for families in crisis in Boulder County. Smith and Klatt spent more than two hours overseeing drills and participating in the flag football game with 24 youngsters.

Nate Jackson's NFL Europe Journal -- Mathematical Equations - DenverBroncos.com
Friday, May 21, 2004 - Mathematical equations. Our chances of reaching the World Bowl here in Germany have been reduced to a mathematical equation. A combination of wins and losses, pluses and minuses, situations and scenarios, voodoo and black magic, will put us in the big show. Stranger things have happened I guess.

Fan Memories of Shannon Sharpe - DenverBroncos.com
Friday, May 21, 2004 - With Shannon Sharpe's recent retirement we wanted to give you an opportunity to send us some of your favorite memories of No. 84. You didn&rsquot disappoint as you sent in some great ones. Here are some of the submissions for all to enjoy:

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