Saturday, October 12, Story Links

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

Broncos primed for the nighttime - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
October 12, 2002 - And you thought the Not Ready for Prime Time Players were just for Saturday nights.

Williams known to drop ball- Rocky Mountain News - Lynn Debruin and Lee Rasizer
October 12, 2002 - Denver Broncos rookie Clinton Portis took a lot of heat when he fumbled three times in one preseason game. But Portis' fumble-itis doesn't come close to approaching Ricky Williams'.

Adams: Shanahan may be eager, but he's not anxious- Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
October 12, 2002 - It is hard to pinpoint what it is, but there is something different about the demeanor of Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan this season. Some believe Shanahan is more intense than in years past, that he is showing a greater sense of urgency.

Portis growing into his role with the Broncos- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 12, 2002 - At his first NFL mini camp, Clinton Portis was oozing with speed and confidence. "Everyone from Miami is fast," the former Hurricane announced.

Thin air? Or just hot air? - Miami Herald - David Ovalle
Oct. 12, 2002 - Former Broncos linebacker Tom Jackson laughs when asked whether Denver's altitude affects visiting teams. ''No one ever mentioned the altitude until Denver began to win,'' he said with a chuckle.

Fiedler enjoying 3rd-down success- Miami Herald - Ethan J. Skolnick
Oct. 12, 2002 - Led by the conference's most efficient third-down quarterback, the Dolphins are converting a good number of those situations to extend drives.

For Dolphins, Sunday's game can't come soon enough- Miami Herald - David Ovalle
Oct. 12, 2002 - On normal home-game days, Miami safety Brock Marion gets up at 7:30 a.m. and is in pads three hours later, amped and ready to go. On Sunday, Marion will pop out of bed in his Denver hotel room and, well, probably watch TV.

Broncology: Century Success on the Ground- - Andrew Mason
Oct. 11, 2002 - Four Decembers ago, it was a chilly late autumn day at Giants Stadium, and the Broncos' run at history had come to an end, with their bid to become the first 19-0 team in NFL history rendered fruitless in the wake of a 20-16 loss to the New York Giants.

For Anderson, Not Playing is the Worst Pain- - Andrew Mason
Oct. 11, 2002 - For a man whose new, self-appointed job description reads "Do-all," Mike Anderson couldn't have been more frustrated during the Broncos' 26-9 win over the San Diego Chargers.

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