Broncos face Bills Sunday night

The Denver Broncos take on the Bills in the second preseason game tonight at Buffalo. Denver hopes to rectify the mistakes made in game one and will give long looks at players such as running back Garrison Hearst, wide receiver Triandos Luke, tight end Jeb Putzier and quarterback Danny Kanell.

Hearst gets chance to prove his worth - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Sunday, August 15, 2004 - Opportunities await most players in preseason games. But four Broncos battling for roster spots and playing time will have opportunities today others won't. When the Broncos play at Buffalo in their second preseason game (5 p.m.), Denver coaches plan to get extended looks at running back Garrison Hearst, wide receiver Triandos Luke, tight end Jeb Putzier and quarterback Danny Kanell.

Williamson joins Post - Denver Post
Sunday, August 15, 2004 - Bill Williamson, a reporter covering the NFL for the past eight years, joins The Denver Post today as the lead Broncos reporter. Williamson, 36, replaces Adam Schefter, who is leaving The Post to join the NFL Network. For 15 years, Schefter dominated the Broncos beat, first at the Rocky Mountain News, then at The Post since 1996. He was named Colorado Sportswriter of the Year in 2002 and 2003 by the National Sportscasters. Schefter, 37, was president of the Pro Football Writers of America from 2000-03.

Broncos (0-1) AT Bills (0-0) - Daily Camera
August 15, 2004 - KEY MATCHUP: Matt Lepsis vs. Aaron Schobel. Denver's new left tackle struggled at times during the preseason game against Washington, his first NFL start at the position after making the switch from right tackle during the offseason. Schobel led Buffalo with 11.5 sacks last season.

Broncos aim to clean up mistakes - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 15, 2004 - After a seemingly meaningless play during Denver's preseason opener, someone in the press box wondered aloud why the predominantly orange-and-blue crowd was cheering. It wasn't actually a Broncos cheer but a Bronx cheer celebrating the fact that the team was able to complete a play without any flags being thrown.

Broncos news and notes -
8/14/2004 - Mike Shanahan had seen enough. Watching cornerback Roc Alexander allow a receiver to get out of bounds during a two-minute drill Saturday was too much for the Denver Broncos head coach to let go unnoticed. The Broncos were nearing the end of a 50-minute workout. It was the only practice of the day as the team departed immediately afterward for a flight to Buffalo. Shanahan circled the defensive unit and began barking at them.

Training Camp Day 14: Cutting the Penalties in Buffalo - - Andrew Mason
Saturday, August 14, 2004 - What some consider the unluckiest number is the one that dogged the Broncos throughout the week as they returned to training camp for four days of practice prior to Sunday night's game with the Buffalo Bills (7 p.m. Sunday night, KCNC-Channel 4 in Denver, NFL Network nationwide). Thirteen -- as in the number of penalties assessed to the Broncos during their preseason opener against the Washington Redskins. Double-digit penalty totals are not unusual for the beginning of this preseason; in fact, the Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs each had 19 penalties in their August openers on Thursday and Friday, respectively, while the Philadelphia Eagles drew 14 flags. But that doesn't make the penalty total acceptable to the Broncos.

Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills -
Sunday, August 15, 2004 - The Denver Broncos look to bounce back after their 20-17 loss to Washington in the AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, when they face Buffalo Sunday night. Kickoff for the game at Ralph Wilson Stadium is scheduled for 7 p.m. (EDT), and it will be broadcast locally on KCNC-TV (Channel 4). It is the preseason opener for the Bills, and the second of three straight road games for the Broncos. Marking the sixth preseason meeting between the teams, Buffalo holds a 3-2 advantage in the series dating back to 1960.

Kanell bent on getting backup spot in the bag - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
August 14, 2004 - When training camp ended last season, Danny Kanell was left holding the bag. He walked out of the Denver Broncos training facility, equipment hanging over his shoulder after the team released him as part of its final roster cutdown, and faced an uncertain future. The Broncos liked him, but they also wanted to see if they could survive with two quarterbacks on the roster. Jake Plummer's shoulder separation in Week 2 answered that question and gave Kanell back his livelihood.

Hearst always pushing limits - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
August 14, 2004 - The way Garrison Hearst figures it, after 11 NFL seasons he still runs with plenty of power. The power of knowledge, that is. "It's different now," Hearst said. "Now I just know. I know how to prepare, what to do. When I was younger, you just didn't know. Trying to learn and perform at the same time, you can't do as well. That's because you're out there thinking instead of reacting."

Oft-flagged Broncos weren't the worst - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
August 14, 2004 - The Broncos have spent much of the past week trying to tie up whatever loose ends they found in their first preseason game - Monday at Canton, Ohio. And one of the items on the things-to-do list has been reducing penalties. The Broncos were flagged 13 times for 118 yards in the 20-17 loss to the Redskins.

Broncos camp report, August 14 - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
August 14, 2004 - The Broncos practiced the hurry-up offense extensively, with offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak giving play calls and encouragement into a walkie-talkie miked into his quarterbacks' helmets. Nate Jackson, continuing a couple of solid practice days, made an impressive fourth- down catch with Willie Middlebrooks draped on him on fourth-and-6 during the afternoon period. Darius Watts had a tough day, having a deep post batted away by Sam Brandon in 7-on-7 drills and dropping a third-down pass in the 2-minute drill.

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