Broncos News Blogs - Wednesday, Oct. 26

Will the Denver Broncos' stadium get a new name? Read about the changes at the company that owns the naming rights in today's news reports.

Eagles attack only in air - Denver Post - Anthony Cotton
10/26/2005 - Philadelphia - It wouldn't have been surprising if the best run of Brian Westbrook's day Sunday came at the conclusion of yet another personally disheartening afternoon. The Philadelphia Eagles running back's week began with Westbrook opining that he would be as good as LaDainian Tomlinson, the San Diego Charger who's considered the NFL's best, if he were "used differently." It ended with him getting more of the same - a scant 10 carries for a scrawny 25 yards. Faced with similar disappointment, other players might have beaten a hasty retreat from the locker room rather than have to answer questions, and perhaps, in a moment of frustration, making an incendiary remark. However, when the doors to the Eagles' lair opened, Westbrook was front and center.

Excuses not part of loss mentality - Denver Post - Domonique Foxworth
10/26/2005 - Sunday's last-minute loss to the New York Giants was painful for this team. It takes time to move on from a game like that. As a team, we didn't put them away when we had opportunities. As an individual, I didn't make the plays I know I am capable of making when my team needed it most. Taking responsibility for errors is sometimes difficult, especially for professional athletes with a whole city watching.

Stadium could buck "Invesco" tag - Denver Post - Will Shanley
10/26/2005 - Ever since the Invesco Funds Group name was phased out last year, some have wondered whether the name of the city's football stadium - Invesco Field at Mile High - would follow. In fact, the chairman of the Metropolitan Football Stadium District told The Denver Post on Tuesday that a name swap - one possibility was "AIM Investments at Mile High" - was discussed in July with Amvescap Plc. The London-based financial services giant agreed in 2000 to pay $60 million through 2020 for the stadium naming rights.

Broncos are awaiting sack attack - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
October 26, 2005 - Somewhere between the time Deacon Jones was rattling the brains of opposing offensive linemen with head slaps and when folks began logging on to the whole dot-com world, the sack became the standard for a defense. And, by that ruler, the Denver Broncos defense still does not quite measure up to the team's 5-2 record. Then again, it just might depend on who is holding the measuring stick. "They'll come," defensive end Trevor Pryce said. "That's it. Keep the pressure on and they'll come." Despite their 5-2 record, the Broncos enter their game Sunday against the defending NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles ranked tied for last with the Cleveland Browns with eight sacks.

Broncos not exactly kicking up their heels - Mercury News - Frank Schwab
Tue, Oct. 25, 2005 - When Jose Cortez's field-goal percentage dipped to 75 percent after Sunday's game, the Dallas Cowboys cut their struggling kicker. Denver Bronco Jason Elam is making only 64.7 percent of his field-goal attempts this season. He is in no danger of getting cut but his slump has been troubling. "I don't think I've ever had a year like this," he said. "Nothing really seems to be going right. I kind of get on a little roll and then something will happen. You just have to keep battling. You can't go in the tank." Elam's latest miss might have cost the Broncos a win. He missed a 49-yard field goal with 5:18 remaining against the Giants. The kick would have given Denver a 26-17 lead, and that might have been enough to hang on to a win. Instead, Giants quarterback Eli Manning led New York to a game-winning touchdown with five seconds remaining. What bothered Elam most was he couldn't explain why the kick sailed wide right.

Moving Ahead - Denver - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - Wednesday morning in the NFL means it's the traditional time for NFL players to turn the page on the previous Sunday's game. And that sentiment is virtually unanimous. "We can't let it stay on us too long because we've got a game in (seven) days," offensive tackle George Foster said,' "and it's time to move on." Noted linebacker Keith Burns on Monday afternoon: "Everybody has 48 hours to get it out of their system because come Wednesday, our focus will be mainly -- all -- on Philadelphia. You've got a few days -- (Monday and Tuesday)," fullback Kyle Johnson added. "By Wednesday, you've got to switch your focus."

Nate Jackson's Journal: Healing - Denver - Nate Jackson
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - As I approached the airplane Sunday night in New York City, luggage in tow, suit dapper, I was confused. I paused before going through security and observed the disbelief on the faces of my friends around me. The cold air at Newark Airport pushed me along. I stumbled over a crack in the cement leading out of the hanger. A toothless air traffic controller laughed at me and tossed me this jagged pill. Sunday's loss was a tough one to swallow. I'm sure you can imagine. It is always difficult to win on the road in the NFL, no matter what team you are playing. And the Giants are a good team. The Big Apple is unforgiving of out-of-towners. This evening was no exception.

2005 Broncos Wives Food Drive Set For Sunday - Denver - Jennifer Tavlian
Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - While Jake Plummer waits to hand off to Mike Anderson, you can hand off a can of food. While the Broncos prepare to cash in with a victory over the Eagles on Sunday for their sixth win of the season, you can make a cash donation at the gate. Sunday, Oct. 30 marks the 24th annual Broncos Wives Food Drive. The wives of Broncos' players, coaches and staff will collect cash donations and non-perishable food items outside all gates at INVESCO Field at Mile High.

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