Broncos News Briefs - Thursday, July 1

Catch up with former Denver linebacker Ian Gold, now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in today's news reports.

Adjustment No Problem for Bell - - Andrew Mason
Thursday, July 1, 2004 - Denver's first introduction to running back Tatum Bell gave the Broncos and their fans a glimpse into unbridled confidence. When told he couldn't have the jersey No. 7 that he wore during four outstanding seasons at Oklahoma State, he turned to No. 26. Never mind the fact that Clinton Portis recently took that jersey to back-to-back seasons with more than 1,400 yards; to Bell, the traded running back was "out of the picture." Just minutes after his selection, Bell shared his plans with the world.

Good as Gold -
Jul 01, 2004 - Sports Illustrated called it ‘a crippling loss.' And, indeed, the 5-1 Denver Broncos went 5-6 (including a first-round playoff exit) after linebacker Ian Gold was felled by a torn knee ligament last October. For sure, other factors contributed to the Broncos' lukewarm finish in 2003, but Gold's injury was a difficult one for the team to swallow. Head Coach Mike Shanahan, in fact, said it was ‘really tough.'

Broncos coverage grows - Rocky Mountain New - Paul Willis
July 1, 2004 - So, Denver Broncos fans, are you ready for almost 4 1/2 hours of television coverage on game days? That's what viewers can expect this season thanks to a multiyear agreement between CBS 4 and Fox Sports Net.

Judge may force offer by Broncos - Denver Post - Andy Vuong
Thursday, July 01, 2004 - Although a federal judge is in favor of allowing former Denver Broncos owner Edgar Kaiser to buy back a minority stake of the team, a sports consultant said Wednesday it's unlikely that Kaiser would take that route. "The question that Edgar Kaiser has to ask himself is whether he wants to be (current Broncos owner) Pat Bowlen's limited partner," said Marc Ganis, president of SportsCorp Ltd., a Chicago-based sports business consulting firm.

Elway Through the Years: 1993 - - James Merilatt
Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - It was the dawning of a new age in Denver. The year was 1993. After 12 seasons in the Mile High City - a dozen years that had resulted in 110 wins, four AFC Championship Game appearances and three trips to the Super Bowl - head coach Dan Reeves was let go following the Broncos '92 campaign. In his stead, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was promoted as the man to guide the orange and blue. And the new coach had one very clear mission - build the team around John Elway.

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