Friday, October 18, Story Links

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

Holmes makes opposing defenses smart - Denver Post - Mike Chambers
Friday, October 18, 2002 - Kansas City Chiefs running back Priest Holmes, an avid chess player, majored in sports management at the University of Texas. He likes to think as much as play.

Smith likes lining up against Chiefs - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, October 18, 2002 - Just as Kansas City has Denver's number, Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith has the Chiefs'. In the eight starts and 12 games he has played against Kansas City, Smith has eight 100-yard receiving games, including six consecutive dating to Dec. 6, 1998.

Silence is golden for Elam - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
October 18, 2002 - When Jason Elam and Tom Rouen are barely speaking, their on-field relationship is healthiest. It's also when Elam is picking up three points faster than a lead-footed motorist.

How the Broncos and Chiefs match up- Rocky Mountain News
October 18, 2002 - The Broncos have been held to less than 100 yards only once this year, against Baltimore, and running against Kansas City's porous defense should be much easier.

Robinson's K.C. defense ranks worst in the NFL - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 18, 2002 - Mike Shanahan and Greg Robinson each got to keep the Super Bowl rings they won together. Other than that, the divorce doesn't seem fair.

Sharpe envious of Gonzalez- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 18, 2002 - Tony Gonzalez is the best tight end in the NFL. Which makes Shannon Sharpe? "Painfully jealous," Denver's tight end admitted when reminded yet again that he has not scored a touchdown this season while the Kansas City star has already visited the end zone six times. "You know what I tell the guys in the locker room? I say I was Gonzalez before he was."

Chiefs report: Green prepares to play, but Chiefs still unsure- Kansas City Star
Oct. 18, 2002 - Injured quarterback Trent Green returned to practice Thursday and prepared himself to play Sunday against Denver at Arrowhead Stadium.

Husted enjoying his time with Chiefs- Kansas City Star - Ivan Carter
Oct. 18, 2002 - If you closely examined the visitors' sideline Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium, you might have caught a glimpse of this rather strange sight: Chiefs kickoff man Michael Husted -- added to the roster only that morning -- pumping his fist in excitement when something went the Chiefs' way.

Sam I Am: Brandon Gets His Shot- - Andrew Mason
Oct. 17, 2002 - For strong safety Sam Brandon, Kenoy Kennedy isn't just the man ahead of him on the depth chart, the man he'll be replacing on Sunday when the Broncos make their 40th trip to Kansas City to face the Chiefs.

Fantasy Focus: Aerial Circus?- - Andrew Mason
Oct. 17, 2002 - With Clinton Portis emerging as the Denver Broncos' featured running back and Brian Griese passing for an average of 326.3 yards per game in the past three weeks, it would appear that the Broncos' offensive skill-position players have found a groove that will help fantasy players who have them on their teams.

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