Thursday, September 26, 2002 - Near the end of the salary-cap seminar at the NFL's 2001 spring owners meetings in Palm Desert, Calif., Broncos coach Mike Shanahan began commending Ravens coach Brian Billick and Baltimore's senior vice president Ozzie Newsome on their acquisition of quarterback Elvis Grbac.
Hungry heart - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, September 26, 2002 - Champagne was being poured all around the table, into the glasses of the friends across from me, into the glasses of the friends to the left of me, into the glasses of everyone but the friend to my immediate right.
Lepsis hopes to play on banged-up line - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, September 26, 2002 - Broncos starting right tackle Matt Lepsis, who strained his right hamstring Sunday in Denver's victory over Buffalo, continues to make progress, but he's listed as questionable for Monday night's game in Baltimore.
Broncos covet a faster start - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
September 26, 2002 - The notion of a fast start so far is confined solely to the Denver Broncos' 3-0 record. It certainly can't be affixed to the team's offensive performance.
Once more, Burns has a hand in humor- Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
September 26, 2002 - Keith Burns has been a constant thorn in the side of his Denver Broncos teammates with his outrageous humor and constant needling.
Krieger: Smith needs to realize market(ing) value- Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
September 26, 2002 - I hate to be the one to call out a guy publicly - you know I do - but sometimes your best friend is the one who will tell you the hard, cold truth. Today, I want to be Rod Smith's best friend and tell him he is getting some very bad advice.
Ravens starting to rebuild- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
September 26, 2002 - It feels like a trap. There just aren't many facts to back up how winless Baltimore can upset undefeated Denver on Monday night.
Tate's return ticket stamped for Monday night's game- Baltimore Sun - Brent Jones
September 26, 2002 - For the time being, Ravens special teams coordinator Gary Zauner is sticking with his familiar, rusty veteran. Robert Tate, a sixth-year cornerback, was the primary kickoff returner in the loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2, in place of rookie Javin Hunter. Tate should retain the role Monday night against the Denver Broncos.
Keen on the Keiths of Denver's 'D'- DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Sept. 25, 2002 - A fracture in the hand usually is no laughing matter. But in the rollicking Broncos locker room, where the mood mixes professionalism with laughter, even Keith Burns' hand fracture is fodder for jokes.