Denver Broncos News Blogs 9/22/05

With the recent injuries in the backfield, it was an easy decision to bring back Quentin Griffin. Read all about this and more in today's Denver Broncos News Blogs

Smith: Denver's nice catch - Rany Covitz - Kansas City Star
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 - In this era of showboating, trash-talking, hey-look-at-me wide receivers, Denver's Rod Smith is the anti-T.O. and the direct opposite of Randy Moss. Smith doesn't make cell phone calls after touchdown catches, and he doesn't moon anyone under the goal post or feud with his quarterback and front office.

Getting negative following positives - Lee Rasizer - Rocky Mountain News
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 - It doesn't have a fancy name like red zone. Plus territory is about the best way to describe when an offense gets the ball in its opponents' territory. But for the Denver Broncos, the situation mostly has amounted to a huge minus. While much of the attention for the Broncos' offensive struggles the past two weeks has been focused on failures close to the goal line, perhaps a larger issue generally has been ignored.

Griffin brings prior knowledge to Broncos backfield - Jeff legwold - Rocky Mountain News
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 - Quentin Griffin is just more proof that what goes around, comes around. And only 17 days after the Denver Broncos released Griffin because they didn't think they had room on their roster for him, they made a spot to bring him back. Griffin signed Tuesday and was back on the practice field Wednesday for the first time since his release.

Brandon fuels his inner fire - Jeff legwold - Rocky Mountain News
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 - It turned out to be a pretty simple choice for Denver Broncos safety Sam Brandon. He could roll up his sleeves and try to keep himself in a Broncos uniform. Or not.

Krieger: Shanahan honest to a fault about Chiefs - Dave Krieger - Rocky Mountain News
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 - Maybe Mike Shanahan doesn't understand our deal. Or maybe he has decided honesty is such a novel concept these days, it just might work. He is, after all, master of the unexpected.

Green may be tough to blitz - Bill Williamson - Denver Post
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 - At first glance, the Broncos' sudden bonanza of sacks in their brilliant defensive performance against San Diego in the second half Sunday was the byproduct of blitzing.But blitzing was only a part of the package Denver put together in its 20-17 victory on the way to recording four sacks and holding the Chargers to 41 yards in the second half.

K.C. going back to back - Anthony Cotton- Denver Post
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 - For much of the past four years, it has been so very simple for everyone involved: Priest Holmes, the Kansas City Chiefs, even the teams that have had to defend against them. Not that the veteran running back was easy to stop - 5,482 yards rushing and 76 total touchdowns during that time say just the opposite - but at least opponents knew what was coming.

Broncos put the heat on - Ryan Thornburn - Boulder Daily Camera
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 - The following is not a joke about the ex-Browns now playing on the Broncos' defensive line, but an anecdote provided by their position coach to demonstrate how difficult defending today's elite quarterbacks can be. When Andre Patterson was Cleveland's defensive line coach — the job he now performs in Denver for the Broncos — he once lined up four of his players in front of a quarterback with no offensive line on the field for protection.

Broncos happy to have Griffin back on roster - Ryan Thornburn - Boulder Daily Camera
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 - Quentin Griffin returned to the Denver Broncos on Wednesday in midseason form. The cuts were sharp, the speed was there and the diminutive tailback proved to be elusive. Well, the practice session was closed to the media, but at least that was the case in the locker room as "Q" quickly and quietly avoided the cameras and tape recorders.

The Quiet Storm - Andrew Mason - Denver
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 - At last, it was Courtney Brown's time. After spending one game inactive, after sitting out most of training camp with a dislocated left elbow, after spending much of the offseason in extended rehabilitation because of a foot injury incurred 12 months ago, the second half of Sunday's 20-17 win over San Diego belonged to the one-time No. 1 draft pick.

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