Broncos hope to get on winning track tonight

The Denver Broncos, off to a 0-2 start in the preseason, hope to get back to winning ways tonight as they face the Seahawks in Seattle. Read about the game and the close of training camp in today's reports.

Shanahan calls camp a success - Denver Post
Saturday, August 21, 2004 - Denver Broncos training camp ended Friday the way it began, with lots of laughter and unanswered questions. When camp opened July 28, veteran linebacker Al Wilson was poking fun at rookie Bradlee Van Pelt and Mario Fatafehi, who joined the team last season. On Friday, his victims were P.J. Alexander and Patrick Chukwurah, who both joined the team last year. When camp opened, Shanahan said his goal was simple: "Hopefully, by the end of camp we'll find out who the best 53 guys are." On Friday, if he had decided who those 53 were, he didn't name them. Shanahan still pronounced the camp a success.

Third time the charm for Denver? - Denver Post
Saturday, August 21, 2004 - Mike Holmgren isn't going to lose any sleep worrying about a short week of practice during the exhibition season. The Seattle Seahawks, who opened their preseason with a 21-3 victory on Monday night in Green Bay, will play their exhibition home opener tonight against the Denver Broncos. The Broncos are 0-2, with losses to the Washington Redskins at Canton, Ohio, in the Hall of Fame game and in Buffalo last Sunday.

Strong, silent type - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
August 21, 2004 - Texas-bred Quentin Griffin spent his formative years in and around the town of Humble. Talk about adapting to one's environment. Getting the Denver Broncos' diminutive running back to talk about his ascension to the starting job in the post-Clinton Portis era often is more difficult than tackling him in the open field. It's the ultimate game of dodgeball.

Time on this unit is special - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
August 21, 2004 - For a fortunate few, the NFL can mean fame, it can mean fortune. It can mean sneaker commercials and prime-time highlights. But to get to such a point, to break through, most players must first get past guys like Ronnie Bradford. Bradford coaches the dreaded special teams for Denver.

Thief lost shirt off his back - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
August 21, 2004 - Broncos safety John Lynch not only has given his time and money to his charitable foundation, he has given several jerseys off his back. And it was one of those jerseys - an authentic Buccaneers' No. 47 model signed by Lynch - that helped police snare the man who looted the downtown Tampa, Fla., offices of the John Lynch Foundation during the city's evacuation just before Hurricane Charley made landfall last week. "They got him wearing it," Lynch said. "It had my signature on it and everything. Hopefully, they eventually find everything else."

Broncos (0-2) at Seahawks (1-0) - Daily Camera
August 21, 2004 - KEY MATCHUP: Jake Plummer vs. Sept. 12. After following up a bad performance in the Hall of Fame Game with a real stinker against Buffalo, Plummer was asked to talk about the slow start and said, "What's the date?" In other words, there was still plenty of time to improve before the regular-season opener against Kansas City.

Plummer, offense eager to change their ways - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
August 21, 2004 - Preseason and pressure shouldn't be written in the same sentence when describing a starting quarterback entering his eighth season in the NFL. But based on Jake Plummer's tone, it appears an awful statistical start to the season is putting some pressure on the Denver Broncos starter. Plummer, who is very well paid and didn't have any competition for his job during training camp, has a passer rating of 13.8 after two exhibition games.

Elway game delayed six weeks - Daily Camera
August 21, 2004 - Friday's "Game of Fame" flag football game at Invesco Field, which was postponed by the event's promoters, has been rescheduled for Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. Hall of Famer John Elway and other former Broncos were supposed to square off Friday against Joe Montana and a team of NFL all-stars, but recent heavy rains, and the possibility of more, led to the postponement.

Hawks look to corral Broncos - Everett Herald - Scott M. Johnson
Saturday, August 21, 2004 - With a wealth of expectations and a preseason victory under their belts, the Seattle Seahawks make their local debut tonight. But if tonight's game at Qwest Field turns into a blowout, the Seahawks might well be on the wrong end of the final score. The Denver Broncos have pasted Seattle by an aggregate score of 51-3 over the past two preseasons. Last year, the Broncos knocked off Seattle 20-3 in a preseason finale that saw Denver rest most of its top players.

Notebook: Seahawks ready for first home game - Seattle Times - José Miguel Romero
Saturday, August 21, 2004 - Another week, another exhibition game, and the Seahawks will again rely on their depth. By many accounts, it's the sort of talent across the board the team hasn't had in years. "If I had a concern, it would be our youth on defense," coach Mike Holmgren said. "But I temper that with the fact that they are enthusiastic. They're athletic. They play hard and they are being well-coached." On defense, the Seahawks will be without two top offseason acquisitions when they host the Denver Broncos at 7 tonight at Qwest Field.

Training camp ends with questions unanswered - Mercury News
Fri, Aug. 20, 2004 - Denver Broncos training camp ended Friday the way it began, with lots of laughter and unanswered questions. When camp opened July 28, veteran linebacker Al Wilson was poking fun at rookie Bradlee Van Pelt and Mario Fatafehi, who joined the team last season. On Friday, his victims were P.J. Alexander and Patrick Chukwurah, who both joined the team last year. When camp opened, Shanahan said his goal was simple: On Friday, if he had decided who those 53 were, he didn't name them. Shanahan still pronounced the camp a success.

Seahawks play home exhibition opener - Seattle Post Intelligencer - Jim Cour
Friday, August 20, 2004 - Mike Holmgren isn't going to lose any sleep worrying about a short week of practice during the exhibition season. The Seattle Seahawks, who opened their preseason with a 21-3 victory on Monday night in Green Bay, will play their exhibition home opener Saturday night against the Denver Broncos. The Broncos are 0-2, with losses to the Washington Redskins at Canton, Ohio, in the Hall of Fame game and in Buffalo last Sunday.

Even in Preseason, Winning a Priority - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Friday, August 20, 2004 - At 0-2 in the preseason, the Broncos find themselves in a spot they've never encountered in the 10-season Mike Shanahan era -- and, in fact, that they haven't known since 1986. As they head to Seattle, they also find themselves hoping to avoid the franchise's first three-game preseason losing streak since 1992. While the 1986 start ended up resulting in an AFC Championship, the three-game skid of '92 portended a frustrating season in which the Broncos started 7-3, then faded with a John Elway injury to finish 8-8.

Nick Eason Answers Your Questions! - DenverBroncos.com
Friday, August 20, 2004 - This week's Q&A is with Broncos defensive tackle Nick Eason. Though Eason spent all of last season on the sideline after suffering an achilles injury in Broncos training camp, the 6' 3", 301 pound lineman sparkled at Clemson. Starting in 35 of the 47 college contests he played in, Eason was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team selection his senior year, tallying 62 tackles and ranking second on the team with seven sacks during his final collegiate season. After a full recovery from his achilles injury, Eason spent time with the NFL Europe's Scottish Claymores this past offsesaon. Along with his success on the field, Eason was honored for his success off of it, earning a spot on the Goodworks Team, which honors college players for the amount of community service they do.

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