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Friday, December 22, 2006
What a difference a win makes - last week's mood in the Broncos locker room was near catatonic. A 37-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals changed that in a hurry - Friday's mood was confident, optimistic - and even a bit lighthearted. Between mouthfull of Skoal, Gerard Warren and Stephan Alexander joked with teammates and grooved to the soulful sounds echoing through the teams' sound system.
Main topics of discussion - How many of the coaches besides Mike Shanahan were forced to spend the night at Dove Valley due to weather - and how cool it's going to be to have Allen Iverson playing with the Nuggets. For Al Wilson, the thought of watching Iverson from his courtside seats almost took precident over his nomination to this year's Pro Bowl squad.
With the blizzard taking a break, Shanahan moved the Broncos practice session back outdoors - "We have had a good week of preparation. I think guys worked through it yesterday. It wasn't perfect conditions, but we had some great effort and got a lot done. We had a great practice today. You can see they are having fun."
Want to see what the recent snowstorm meant to a California native? Check out Nate Jackson's latest journal entry on the teams official site. Nate's a great writer who'll most certainly be headed to the media once his playing days are over. Warmth in the Cold
Injury report remains the same as yesterday - with the following players all categorized as Probable - Stephen Alexander (Ribs), Steve Cargile (Ankle), Jason Elam (Left Hamstring), Quentin Harris (Finger), Adam Meadows (Hamstring), Karl Paymah (Ankle), Javon Walker (Shoulder), Darrent Williams (Toe), and Al Wilson (Thumb).
The Bengals returned 275 tickets for Sunday's game - these tickets are now on sale through all ticketmasters locations.
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