Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005 - A quarterback usually can see the pressure coming from the end, or the corner or right before his eyes. This year, for the first time in many years, Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer may feel some heat coming up from behind.
shows team more than Broncos bargained for -
Denver Post - Bill WIlliamson
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005 - When the Broncos drafted Darrent Williams in April, the initial plan was to use the diminutive but explosive player primarily as a return man. The idea was the second-round pick from Oklahoma State would give the Broncos' return game an immediate spark. Any help Williams might give the Denver defense as a rookie would be a bonus.
delivers as Denver newcomer -
Denver Post - Bill WIlliamson
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005 - In the first two weeks of training camp, the Broncos' tailback who emerged as the sharpest was newly signed Ron Dayne, a Heisman Trophy winner at Wisconsin trying to resurrect his NFL career in a system similar to the one in which he enjoyed collegiate glory.
takes stand with goal-line stop -
Denver Post - Thomas George
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005 - The Broncos' defense jumped ahead of the Broncos' offense early in training camp and felt good about it. Smacking around your teammates, knowing their quirks and building momentum on familiar ground is one thing. Accomplishing it against an AFC team on its turf is another.
Broncos get first preseason win - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005 - For the better part of the Broncos' four days in southeast Texas, Bradlee Van Pelt pronounced himself ready, willing and able for what came his way in Denver's preseason opener. Well, Broncos coach Mike Shanahan certainly gave Van Pelt the chance to prove it.
Broncos-Texans Notebook - Denver Broncos.com - Andrew Mason and Steve
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005 - Admittedly, the scoreboard result of the first preseason game is secondary compared to other concerns -- starting first with keeping the players healthy, as the crestfallen Chicago Bears can attest after losing quarterback Rex Grossman for three-to-four months Friday night.
Broncos bounce Texans - Houston Chronicle - John McClain
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005 - The Texans continued their dubious tradition of losing in the preseason Saturday night when the Denver Broncos defeated them 20-14 at Reliant Stadium.Because coaches use preseason to evaluate players and couldn't care less about the score, the only losers were the 70,016 fans who paid regular-season prices to witness a Texans performance that was inconsistent at best.
love of the Broncos - Longmont FYI - Pat Graham
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005 - Not many men can admit this, especially with their wife standing so close.But if Sonny Dunlap of Spring, Texas, had to name the three most important days in his life, in precise order, this would be how the list would go: Birth of his twins, the Denver Broncos winning their first Super Bowl on Jan. 25, 1998, and then his wedding.
Taking Themselves to Task - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Sunday, August 14, 2005 - HOUSTON -- A 20-14 win over the Houston Texans. An efficient, no-turnover performance. Success for the offense in scoring a goal-to-go touchdown and for the defense in stopping the opposition from doing the same, thus forecasting that the offseason of emphasis on red-zone work just might provide a harvest of benefits come the regular season. Yet one wouldn't have known the night was all smiles and sunshine from three of the key players of the Broncos' 10th preseason-opening win in their last 11 tries.
Youth Movement - DenverBroncos.com - J. Michael Moore
Sunday, August 14, 2005 - HOUSTON – Some rookies are lucky just to get their cleats grass stained in the first exhibition game of the season. Darrent Williams got that and a whole lot more during the Broncos 20-14 victory at Houston Saturday night. The rookie cornerback was on the field from the opening kickoff – which he returned – and stayed on the field when the first team defense was called out. He was even on the field when the punt team was pulled from the sideline. While veterans and other rookies on the team came and went, Williams was still seeing action in the fourth quarter. All in all, the 5-foot-8, 188-pounder out of Oklahoma State, proved himself worthy of being Denver's first selection in the 2004 Draft.
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