Monday, Aug. 15, 2005 - Traffic has stopped, payday is far away, the weekend is behind and ahead is work, work, work. Yes, it's Monday morning, the first of the Broncos' 2005 season. Preseason, regular season, it might as well be open season come Monday morning, otherwise known as grump day.
Rice ready to catch bigger role - Denver Post -
Monday, Aug. 15, 2005 - Jerry Rice was one of the first to congratulate Todd Devoe after his 92-yard touchdown play Saturday night in the fourth quarter of the Broncos' 20-14 preseason victory in Houston. The pass from Matt Mauck not only was the defining play in Denver's win, it brought to mind Rice's glory days with the San Francisco 49ers.
tough on himself - Denver Post -
Monday, Aug. 15, 2005 - Bradlee Van Pelt is a cheery, upbeat guy - until the subject turns to his performance. Then the young quarterback turns miserable. "(Saturday night) was the same. I'm not going to be happy with what I did," the second- year pro and former Colorado State star said after his biggest NFL moment.
Van Pelt story a page turner - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
Monday, Aug. 15, 2005 - The kid goes off to play college football. He picks a spot on the map to go make good. He builds a following. He piles up some touchdowns, and, sure enough, the local NFL team wants to take a look. So he enters his professional career with plenty of eyes on him and plenty of inquiring minds around him.
Time to tackle problem - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
Monday, Aug. 15, 2005 - Surer tackling will be a point of emphasis for the Denver Broncos when they return to practice today. The goal-line stand the defense was able to muster Saturday night was as encouraging as anything the team did during a 20-14 victory against the Houston Texans, but it stood in contrast to some problems the Broncos had bringing players down during the rest of the game.
Saunders: Atkinson not needed in booth - Rocky Mountain News - Dusty
Monday, Aug. 15, 2005 - The adage still holds - particularly in the sports broadcasting booth. Two's company; three's a crowd. Perhaps in the case of CBS 4's coverage of the Broncos-Texans game, 2 1/2 was a crowd.
Broncos camp report, August 15 - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
Monday, Aug. 15, 2005 - It is just one preseason game, but rookie cornerback Darrent Williams continues to catch the attention of those around him. So much so that veteran safety John Lynch was asked Saturday night whether Williams impressed him in the game, and Lynch said, "I've been impressed with him since Day One."
Thorburn: Davis finally living up to his potential - Daily Camera - Ryan
Monday, Aug. 15, 2005 - Now this is the Dorsett Davis the Denver Broncos thought they drafted three years ago. Big and athletic. Strong and fast. Unblockable when he wants to be. Had Davis turned in a preseason performance in 2003 or 2004 like the one he had on Saturday night, the talented defensive tackle would have been in the running for a starting spot.
Competition at back heats up - Longmont FYI - Pat Graham
Monday, Aug. 15, 2005 - Ron Dayne refuses to read too much into one preseason game. Sure, the Denver Broncos running back rushed for 56 yards on 11 carries during the team's 20-14 win over the Houston Texans on Saturday night, but those numbers are hollow.
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