Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - Just more than 24 hours before Broncos coach Mike Shanahan told Brian Griese, "You're out," talk of quarterback switches was underway in Denver.
Brewing controversy - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - Minutes into Sunday's fourth quarter, Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan issued his boldest play call of the day.
Benching to follow booing - Denver Post - Mark Kiszla
Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - The Denver Broncos have an undefeated team and a quarterback controversy. Don't blame me. Coach Mike Shanahan started it. Who's putting the pressure on Brian Griese now, daring him to crack? The boss.
Getting physical paying off - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - During the Denver Broncos' two Super Bowl-winning seasons, 1997 and '98, it was the super star-studded offense that got the publicity and most of the glory.
Left guard depth buoys Shanahan - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - One week after he broke his thumb and underwent surgery, Denver left guard Lennie Friedman said he will return to practice Wednesday and be ready to play Sunday at San Francisco.
A pain with no relief - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn Debruin
September 11, 2002 - Ed McCaffrey reached for the clicker to kill the pain. But what he saw on TV that morning only left him in more agony.
Denver's Fearless Five draws NFL's attention - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn Debruin
September 11, 2002 - Denver Broncos linebacker Keith Burns doesn't carry the football, but he knows what Marshall Faulk is feeling today.
Bronco defense aims to dominate - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn, Camera Sports Writer September 11, 2002 - Mike Shanahan hand-selected Brian Griese to be his quarterback in the post-John Elway era and signed No. 14 to a more lucrative deal than No. 7 ever had.