Thursday, October 17, Story Links

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

Shanahan uses video machine to dispute suspension -
Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - Class was in session at Denver Broncos headquarters. Broncos coach Mike Shanahan broke out a video machine, a large screen and a laser pointer Wednesday in an effort to exonerate strong safety Kenoy Kennedy.

Old No. 7 - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, October 17, 2002 - Denver Post sports writer Adam Schefter posts his Broncos Mailbag each Thursday on

Shanahan home movies tell tale - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, October 17, 2002 - Inside the Denver Broncos' usually off-limits team meeting room, with all media members invited in, coach Mike Shanahan conducted his own private film festival to rival the one in Telluride.

Broncos deal with early-bird blues - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, October 17, 2002 - It's Sunday morning in Kansas City. Time for the Denver Broncos to rise and shine. But more often than not, the Broncos have played like a team that should have stayed in bed.

Scores needed in K.C. - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, October 17, 2002 - The forecast for Kansas City is chillier than it has been for the Denver Broncos' recent trips there.

Brandon a safety net - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, October 17, 2002 - Suddenly a starter, Denver Broncos safety Sam Brandon said all the right things Wednesday.

Davis opts for another knee surgery - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, October 17, 2002 - Terrell Davis' hope for a miracle comeback is looking less and less likely.

NFL unmov(i)ed - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
October 17, 2002 - Armed with a laser pointer, VCR and giant screen, Mike Shanahan turned his weekly news conference into a mission to save Kenoy Kennedy's reputation.

Davis enjoying retirement- Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin and Lee Rasizer
October 17, 2002 - The crutches looked out of place and his weight was down, but Terrell Davis' wide smile was easily recognizable in the Denver Broncos locker room Wednesday.

Sharpe: All is not so rosy- Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
October 17, 2002 - Sometimes the truth hurts. But that didn't stop Denver Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe from telling it like it is Wednesday, whether it's comparing stats with Kansas City tight end Tony Gonzalez, measuring Denver's offense against the rest of the AFC West or talking about this critical stretch in Denver's schedule.

Holmes' success not surprising- Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
October 17, 2002 - Keith Washington sat in Dick Vermeil's office two off-seasons ago having just heard the sales pitch the Chiefs coach hoped would lure the free-agent defensive end to Kansas City.

Adams: Priest has answered Chiefs fans' prayers- Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
October 17, 2002 - Kansas City Chiefs running back Priest Holmes is having a Marshall Faulk-like season. That's not great news for the Denver Broncos defense.

Krieger: Shanahan uses suspension as rallying cry- Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
October 17, 2002 - Any time you get a chance to hear a football coach talk physics, I feel you should take advantage. It doesn't happen often. The closest most coaches get is the occasional reference to rocket science.

Shanahan goes on the offensive- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 17, 2002 - Mike Shanahan gathered members of the media together in a darkened room Wednesday at Denver Broncos headquarters hoping to shed some light on the alleged character assassination of Kenoy Kennedy.

'TD' hasn't given up hope- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 17, 2002 - The Broncos backfield has been a crowded place this season. Imagine if Terrell Davis were still a part of it?

Rookie Brandon promises hard hits- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 17, 2002 - So, what should Tony Gonzales and the rest of the Kansas City receiving corps expect on Sunday without the presence of Kenoy Kennedy?

Holmes ranks as one of Peterson's best acquisitions- Kansas City Star - Jeffrey Flanagan
Thu, Oct. 17, 2002 - The question arose the other day here in our office: Where does the signing of Priest Holmes rank in terms of the best player moves made during the Carl Peterson era?

Chiefs notebook: Broncos will miss safety- Kansas City Star
Oct. 17, 2002 - Denver starting safety Kenoy Kennedy's one-game suspension for a late hit on Miami wide receiver Chris Chambers could be a costly one for the Broncos. A strong safety, Kennedy would have spent a good part of Sunday's game shadowing Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez.

Green's sore ankle leaves doubt about status for Sunday- Kansas City Star - Adam Teicher
Oct. 17, 2002 - Trent Green's sore left ankle didn't appear to bother him Sunday in San Diego. It's bothering him enough this week in Kansas City that he didn't practice Wednesday.

Davis: 'I Just Want to Leave My Options Open'- - Andrew Mason
Oct. 17, 2002 - Absence can make the heart grow fonder -- even when it comes to dealing with the media. That can explain why, when running back Terrell Davis entered the locker room during the open media session on Wednesday afternoon, a smile engulfed his face as he saw familiar faces once again.

Coach's Corner: Shanahan Explains His Take on Kennedy's Hit- - Andrew Mason
Oct. 16, 2002 - Class was in session for the media at the Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre on Wednesday, as the weekly press conferences were moved into the auditorium where team meetings take place.

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