Monday, October 14, Story Links

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

A big kick in the teeth - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Monday, October 14, 2002 - One of the great comebacks in Denver Broncos franchise history somehow turned into one of the great comebacks in Miami Dolphins franchise history. A game-clinching interception slid through the hands of Broncos linebacker John Mobley and into the hands of Dolphins wide receiver Dedric Ward on Sunday night.

Elam in zone, but loses FG duel - Denver Post
Monday, October 14, 2002 - Jason Elam has a nice plot of land picked out near Parker. He wants to build his dream house on it. Before the kicker can do that, he wants a long-term contract from the Broncos. One that will keep him in Denver for the rest of his career. But the two sides are far apart and drifting.

Defense can't close the deal this time - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Monday, October 14, 2002 - Blew Crush. The season might have been blown and grand hopes could have been crushed on Sunday night. The Denver Broncos' offense and defense combined to throw away, fritter away and give away a critical victory.

Kennedy must get suspended - Denver Post - Mark Kiszla
Monday, October 14, 2002 - Which was more nauseating? The sight of injured Miami wide receiver Chris Chambers supine and frighteningly motionless on the grass of the stadium floor? Or the sound of 75,000 bloodthirsty Broncomaniacs at Invesco Field lustily booing the fact Denver safety Kenoy Kennedy was penalized on the play for his vicious, brain-rattling tackle?

Broncos near prime-time redemption, then fall short - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Monday, October 14, 2002 - In the days leading up to Sunday night's game against Miami, the Broncos made a lot of prime-time promises.

Smith, McCaffrey provide silver lining - Denver Post - Mike Chambers
Monday, October 14, 2002 - In a forgetful effort, the Denver Broncos lost to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday night. In a memorable evening, Broncos wide receivers Rod Smith and Ed McCaffrey surpassed 500 career receptions

Mare just one of three heroes - Denver Post - Joseph Sanchez
Monday, October 14, 2002 - With a kick and a prayer, Olindo Mare let the air out of Invesco Field at Mile High on Sunday night.

Broncos drop to 4-2 - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
October 14, 2002 - The football was spiraling straight for John Mobley, his hands reaching for the sky then closing in a clapping motion. It was as if the Denver Broncos linebacker was trying to squash a pesky fly but put his mitts together just a second too late as it buzzed free.

Mobley rues missed chance - Rocky Mountain News - Paula Parrish
October 14, 2002 - Denver linebacker John Mobley looked stunned, shocked, completely spent, his body, his heart, his soul pushed to the edge.

Kennedy expected to be fined for hit - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn Debruin And Lee Rasizer
October 14, 2002 - Denver Broncos safety Kenoy Kennedy can expect another letter from the league this week, and either a hefty hit to his wallet or possibly even a suspension after another helmet-to-helmet shot.

Red-zone failures cost the Broncos - Rocky Mountain News - Pat Rooney
October 14, 2002 - Something had to give. The Denver Broncos entered Sunday night's showdown against the Miami Dolphins averaging 136.4 yards a game rushing. The Dolphins came into Invesco Field ranked fourth in the NFL against the run, allowing 82.2 yards a game and only 3.4 yards a carry.

Krieger: Who wanted it less? Broncos - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
October 14, 2002 Say hello to the best team in the American Football Conference. If you can figure out which one it is.

Lincicome: It's little things that haunt Broncos - Rocky Mountain News - Bernie Lincicome
October 14, 2002 - Perfect snap. Good hold. The kick is up, 55 yards. Broncos win! Broncos win!

Cornerbacks turn the tide for Dolphins - Rocky Mountain News - Brad Byler
October 14, 2002 - Bend-but-don't-break isn't enough to describe Miami's defensive effort Sunday night at Invesco Field.

Special-teams units earn redemption after disaster - Rocky Mountain News - Brad Byler
October 7, 2002 - According to the calendar, it was a short workweek for the Denver Broncos. But it didn't seem that way to the Broncos' special-team units, which were the primary scapegoats after the team's disastrous defeat to the Baltimore Ravens last Monday.

Griese frustrated by Dolphins again - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
October 14, 2002 - Three years ago, after his first NFL start, Brian Griese woke up battered and bruised, with a torn labrum, a broken finger and a thigh bruise. He had Miami Dolphins linebacker Zach Thomas to thank for it.

Dolphins give Broncos the boot - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 14, 2002 - The Broncos don't play at home, or after dark, again for a month. That may be a good thing.

Woelk: Put the blame on Broncos' offense again - Daily Camera - Neill Woelk
October 14, 2002 - We bring you the latest installment of "How to Waste a Great Defensive Effort," courtesy of the Denver Broncos and starring Brian Griese in the reluctant lead role.

Kennedy's hit may bring fine, one-game suspension - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn and Neill Woelk
October 14, 2002 - Kenoy Kennedy has always played like Steve Atwater. The comparisons between Denver's strong safety and the Ring of Famer began when he arrived at the University of Arkansas, where both men were stars before getting drafted by the Broncos.

Elam five field goals aren't quite enough - Daily Camera - Neill Woelk
October 14, 2002 - When Jason Elam saw his 55-yard field goal sail through the uprights with just 45 seconds left on the clock Sunday night, he figured he'd done enough to lift the Denver Broncos to a win over the Miami Dolphins.

Game 6 report - Daily Camera
October 14, 2002 - Olindo Mare. His 53-yard field goal with :06 remaining was the difference. ... Ricky Williams. Scored two touchdowns on an otherwise tough night between the tackles. ... Dedric Ward. Was in the right place at the right time.

Alive & Kickin' - Miami Herald - Ethan J. Skolnick
Oct. 14, 2002 - DENVER - They had 40 seconds, and needed just a field goal, but in a game where nothing came easy, that hardly seemed like enough.

Dolphins' Fielder out four-to-six weeks - Miami Herald - Bob Emanuel Jr.
Oct. 14, 2002 - Dolphins quarterback Jay Fiedler is expected to miss anywhere from four-to-six weeks with a broken thumb on his right, throwing

Dolphins take Broncos' best shots, and keep getting up until they win - Miami Herald - Dan Le Batard
Oct. 14, 2002 - DENVER - The brain isn't meant to move much. But football players, who make a livelihood at violence, will tell you there is little pain greater than when it does.

Dolphins cap a thrilling weekend - Miami Herald - Greg Cote
Mon, Oct. 14, 2002 - DENVER - Take today off, South Florida football fans. You need a break, a rest. A sedative, perhaps.

Chambers gets drilled - Miami Herald - Jason Cole
Oct. 14, 2002 - DENVER - Second-year receiver Chris Chambers, the Dolphins' leading receiver entering Sunday night's game at Denver, was knocked out of the game in the first half after absorbing a nasty hit from safety Kenoy Kennedy.

Fiedler, Pro Bowl a match? - Miami Herald - Jason Cole
Oct. 14, 2002 - DENVER - Dolphins quarterback Jay Fiedler still has detractors in South Florida, but he has a huge fan in the ESPN booth.

Surtain steps out of shadows - Miami Herald - Ethan J. Skolnick
Oct. 14, 2002 - Patrick Surtain has wanted simply to be noticed. He has spent four seasons as the anonymous cornerback, so much so that until this season he never told the good citizens of South Florida how to properly pronounce his name (it's Sir-tan).

Opportunities Lost, But Heart Shines Through in Rally - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Oct. 13, 2002 - Some amateur philosophers are fond of espousing that "the saddest thing in life is a missed opportunity." If so, then the Broncos' 24-22 loss to the Miami Dolphins ranks as easily the darkest moment of what has been, for the most part, a bright season to date.

Right Through Their Hands - DenverBroncos.com - James Merilatt
Oct. 13, 2002 - While the ball that inexplicably slipped through the outstretched hands of linebacker John Mobley will be remembered as the play that set up Olindo Mare's game-winning 53-yard field goal, it was only the last in a long line of missed opportunities for the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.

Another Prime-Time Second Quarter Turns Into Theatre of Absurd - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Oct. 13, 2002 - Night games and second quarters -- they seem to be a lethal combination for the Broncos.

Broncos-Dolphins Notebook - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Oct. 13, 2002 - Miami's offense through much of the game stands as an impressive effort against one of the league's most proficient rushing offenses.

Dolphins-Broncos makes great night cap - ESPN.com - Len Paquerelli
Oct. 14, 2002 - Even with a 4:30 a.m. wake-up call, and the likelihood of getting maybe two hours of sleep, the Denver-Miami thriller on Sunday was simply too good to turn off.

Dolphins-Broncos makes great night cap - ESPN.com - John Clayton
Oct. 14, 2002 - DENVER -- The Miami Dolphins knew they needed a break to come from behind to beat the Denver Broncos, 24-22. Little did they know that the quarterback who connected on two clutch passes to set up Olindo Mare's stunning 53-yard game-winning field goal was throwing with his own break -- a broken right thumb.

Griese does enough to keep job - ESPN.com - John Clayton
Oct. 14, 2002 - DENVER -- Brian Griese looked like a cat that exhausted several of his nine lives during Sunday night's 24-22 Broncos' loss to the Dolphins. Griese threw two interceptions, one that was returned for a touchdown. A third interception was spared when cornerback Sam Madison bobbled the ball in the end zone as his body touched the ground.

Red-zone game plan comes up short - SportingNews.com - Patrick Saunders
Oct. 14, 2002 - DENVER -- It was a roller coaster performance for Brian Griese.


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