Monday, September 23, Story Links

Check out Monday's links to stories about the Denver Broncos.

Crunch bunch seals deal - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Monday, September 23, 2002 - Maybe Denver Broncos quarterback Brian Griese never will be Captain Comeback. But slowly and especially lately, he is evolving into Captain Crunch Time.

Big Blue Scoring Machine blocking out the opponents - Denver Post - Mark Kiszla
Monday, September 23, 2002 - They are a quarter ton of fun. And then some. Put side by side, defensive tackles Chester McGlockton and Lional Dalton blot out the sun. They smother the run. Literally. It's impossible to tell where one man begins and the other one ends. On an undefeated Denver team, these big guys are the MVPs. Most voluminous players.

Lepsis' injury creates domino effect - Denver Post
Monday, September 23, 2002 - Posing a question that is difficult to answer, Denver offensive tackle Ephraim Salaam turned to Matt Lepsis and asked, "How does an offensive lineman pull his hamstring?"

Broncos becoming hit among golden oldies - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Monday, September 23, 2002 - Just before the second-half kickoff Sunday, five generations of Denver Broncos were assembled on the field

Monkey off back - Denver Post - Bill Briggs
Monday, September 23, 2002 - It's not what Clinton Portis did, though he did plenty Sunday, bashing away for 103 yards and crashing into the end zone for his first NFL touchdown.

In defense for a shootout - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Monday, September 23, 2002 - Buffalo Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe, standing 6-foot-5 in the pocket and looking like Marshal Dillon, strolled into town Sunday.

One-dimensional 'O' proves futile for Bills - Denver Post - Joseph Sanchez
Monday, September 23, 2002 - With Drew Bledsoe's passing skills, the Buffalo Bills were a one-dimensional team before they showed up Sunday at Invesco Field at Mile High.

Bledsoe was a handful - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
September 23, 2002 - Only in the sanctuary of the locker room could the Denver Broncos defensive players finally breathe a sigh of relief. Sure, they stopped the run - again.

Ugly, but it's 3-0 - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
September 23, 2002 - Denver Broncos left tackle Ephraim Salaam slumped in his chair, trying to make sense of another wild Sunday afternoon and trying to summon up enough energy to get dressed. "I don't know what's going on," Salaam said of Sunday's down-to-the-wire battle with resurgent Buffalo.

McGlockton provides enough comic relief - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
September 23, 2002 - His technique was sound. The result was desirable. Chester McGlockton's 24-yard fumble return for a touchdown that produced the game's first points Sunday was something else, too, to his Denver Broncos teammates.

Krieger: No victories are ugly when a team is 3-0 - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
September 23, 2002 - Chester McGlockton, the man-made mountain whom teammate Shannon Sharpe puts at 400 pounds, wanted to make one point after careening into the end zone like a runaway tractor trailer for the first time in his 11-year NFL career: "I do have more touchdowns than Shannon Sharpe right now," McGlockton said.

Lincicome: Broncos hardly the stuff of history, headlines - Rocky Mountain News - Bernie Lincicome
September 23, 2002 - What's that sound? Is that the approaching hum of a bandwagon? Better that than an ambulance, or a hearse, either of which figured three games into a Denver Broncos' season now packed with portent and promise, no longer identified by surprise, no longer rife with relief.

Griese in 'four' the count, as he eyes 4-0 start - Rocky Mountain News - Paula Parrish
September 23, 2002 - Attention, upcoming Denver opponents: the fourth quarter belongs to the Broncos.

Two Watson penalties aid his 'ex' - Rocky Mountain News - Brad Byler
September 23, 2002 - There were at least 10 reporters huddled in front of Chris Watson's temporary clothes stall in the visiting locker room at Invesco Field on Sunday after Denver's 28-23 victory against Buffalo.

McCaffrey survives big hit - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin and Lee Rasizer
September 23, 2002 - Ed McCaffrey sure knows how to silence a crowd. He did it again Sunday after enduring yet another bone-rattling shot, one that saw him knocked flat on his back at the Buffalo 3-yard line early in the second quarter.

Broncos put Bills away in fourth - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
September 23, 2002 - For three weeks now, the final play of the game has been as flashy as the quarterback running it. Brian Griese has taken the snap and then a knee to end each of Denver's fourth-quarter drives this season. No, it's not as exciting as John Elway's last-minute comebacks, but the Broncos are thrilled to be 3-0.

Woelk: These Broncos are decidedly blue-collar - Daily Camera - Neill Woelk
September 23, 2002 - One would think Mike Shanahan would have been happy. One would think Mike Shanahan would have cracked at least the semblance of a smile after his team had disposed of the pesky Buffalo Bills, 28-23, Sunday at Invesco Field.

Portis celebrates 103-yard effort - Daily Camera - Zak Brown
September 23, 2002 - First the Cincinnati Reds jersey. Then the diamond-studded "26" dog chain and diamond-studded lock necklace. Then the diamond watch. And finally the stylish bright red hat. Clinton Portis was ready for his close-up. t valuable player on the Denver Broncos' offense.

Bronco notes - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
September 23, 2002 - Scoring machine - Chester McGlockton pointed out the stat of the day: The 324-pound defensive tackle has more touchdowns this season than future Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe.

Broncos Game 3 report - Daily Camera
September 23, 2002

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