Friday, October 4, Story Links

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

Challenges dead ahead - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, October 04, 2002 - Taking them one game at a time is for coaches and players, not fans and reporters who follow the Denver Broncos.

Big yawn replaces big bang - Denver Post - Mark Kiszla
Friday, October 04, 2002 - The big, bold words stitched on the ratty cap worn by Denver Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe says it all: Show me something.

Meltdown doesn't overshadow big season - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Friday, October 04, 2002 - After the fiasco Monday night in Baltimore, Denver Broncos cornerback Deltha O'Neal's bank account, and his reputation, took a big hit. But according to Broncos defensive backs coach David Gibbs, O'Neal is having an excellent season. What's more, Gibbs vouches for O'Neal's character.

Chargers are benefiting from a cool Brees at QB - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
October 4, 2002 - First-year starters are supposed to start off their NFL career like Brian Griese did in 1999, when the Denver Broncos opened the season 0-4. They're not supposed to be 4-0 and upsetting defending Super Bowl champions.

O'Neal's face was red- Rocky Mountain News - Lynn Debruin
October 4, 2002 - The embarrassment Deltha O'Neal feels is evident in his body language at practice.

Teammates laud progress of McCaffrey- Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
October 4, 2002 - It's difficult to gauge exactly how Ed McCaffrey thinks his comeback season is progressing. The Broncos wide receiver predictably says he feels good when Denver wins, bad when it loses. And on Thursday, he was coy about whether this season is any different coming off the career-threatening broken leg that ended his 2001 season.

How the Broncos and Chargers match up- Rocky Mountain News
October 4, 2002 - The Chargers are ranked No. 3 in the NFL against the run, allowing only 77.3 yards a game.

Chargers are riding high ... at least for now- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 4, 2002 - The San Diego Chargers have not had a winning record or made a playoff appearance in seven years. But they have played like champions so far this season.

Sharpe still trying to get off schnide- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 4, 2002 - It wasn't even two weeks ago when Shannon Sharpe was laughing about the fact that Chester McGlockton, a 324-pound defensive tackle, had been in the end zone more than he had. Suddenly, it's not funny anymore.

Thin role for Bolts' wideouts - San Diego Union-Tribune - Jim Trotter
October 4, 2002 - They know their time will come, that at some point defenses will stack the line of scrimmage and dare the offense to move the football through the air.

When Smith Speaks, People Listen- - Andrew Mason
Oct. 3, 2002 - Some players in professional sports need help to have a fire lit under them. Others, such as Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith, have an eternal flame burning.

Fantasy Focus: Balancing Act- - Andrew Mason
Oct. 3, 2002 - As the NFL hits its quarter-pole mark, many fantasy leagues with playoffs that extend two or even three weeks at the end of the season are already far beyond the 25 percent point. But for losing teams, it isn't too late.

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