Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - When Denver Broncos safety Kenoy Kennedy ripped open the Federal Express envelope sitting in his locker Tuesday, the number of pages added up to doom.
Dink at QB puts kink in Broncos' pass game - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - The flushed-faced Denver Broncos are all atwitter over the (warranted) suspension of safety Kenoy Kennedy for the Kansas City game, so they'll have a convenient excuse Sunday. But Kennedy's absence won't be the cause of defeat. Dink's presence will be.
NFL hits Kennedy - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
October 16, 2002 - The league has spoken. Denver Broncos strong safety Kenoy Kennedy has been suspended without pay for Sunday's game at Kansas City for his third helmet-to-helmet infraction this season. The financial hit: a $24,294 game check. But there's still a lot of talking going on behind the scenes.
Brandon confident he can do job - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
October 16, 2002 - He's on the cusp of getting his first significant NFL action, but rookie strong safety Sam Brandon already has been tested.
Lincicome: Kennedy's hit brutal, also no surprise - Rocky Mountain News - Bernie Lincicome
October 16, 2002 - The general hand-wringing over the violent proclivities of Broncos safety Kenoy Kennedy depends on who is lying lifeless on the ground, Kennedy or Chris Chambers of Miami. Or Isaac Bruce of St. Louis. Or Fred McCrary of San Diego.
Kennedy suspended for 1 game - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 16, 2002 - Sam Brandon developed a reputation in college as a big hitter, and his aggressive play is one of the reasons the Broncos selected him in last April's draft.
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs - DenverBroncos.com
October 15, 2002 - After suffering their first home defeat of the season - 24-22 to Miami Sunday - the Broncos (4-2) look to rebound, but will have to do it in hostile territory. Denver travels to Kansas City (3-3) for a key divisional matchup Sunday, Oct. 20.
Vermeil Verbatim - Kansas City Star
Wed, Oct. 16, 2002 - Comments from Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil's weekly news conference Tuesday,
Chiefs report: Sims done for season - Kansas City Star
Oct. 16, 2002 - The Chiefs confirmed on Tuesday what they had hoped wasn't true: Rookie defensive tackle Ryan Sims, the team's first-round draft pick, will be out for the season. Sims dislocated his left elbow in the first quarter of Sunday's loss to San Diego and will undergo surgery later this week or early next week, according to coach Dick Vermeil.
Chiefs will focus on defensive improvement - Kansas City Star - Ivan Carter
Oct. 16, 2002 - Being the optimist that he is, Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil says he truly believes that his defense can and will play better football. The first question that must be asked is: How?