Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - Instead of this weekend's homecoming trip to Foxboro, Mass., where he grew up and played high school football, Denver Broncos center Tom Nalen will spend his time rehabbing his left knee.
Futility in red zone haunting Shanahan - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - The Denver Broncos' disdain for Jason Elam's kickoffs manifested itself during the two sides' offseason contract negotiations and again Monday, when coach Mike Shanahan indicated his team could soon sign a kickoff specialist.
Griese's production similar to Elway' - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - For Shannon Sharpe, there is no more Griese kid stuff. The Denver Broncos' quarterback now will be treated as Sharpe's equal.
Nalen exits early - Rocky Mountain News - Mark Long, Lee Rasizer
October 22, 2002 - It was supposed to be a homecoming this Sunday in New England for Tom Nalen, who grew up a stone's throw from the Patriots' stadium in Foxboro, Mass.
Griese's effort in comeback makes a Sharpe impression- Rocky Mountain News - Lynn Debruin
October 22, 2002 - The words slipped out of Shannon Sharpe's mouth Monday faster than he could ramble 82 yards for a touchdown on Sunday. "Bledsoe, Gannon and Griese, right now in the Pro Bowl," he said, rattling off quarterbacks' names.
Kennedy honing his video skills- Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer and Lynn DeBruin
October 22, 2002 - There apparently is a bright side to the time and money Kenoy Kennedy lost while serving a one-game suspension last week. At least he has improved his video-game skills.
Adams: Griese's road rally beats Elway's best- Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
October 22, 2002 - Denver Broncos quarterback Brian Griese did something Sunday in Kansas City that his Hall of Fame-bound predecessor failed to do in a 16-year career: Griese led the Broncos back from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit on the road to victory.
Injury will end season for Nalen- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 22, 2002 - The camera will focus in on Brian Griese as he arrives at the line of scrimmage. The passes will be caught by Shannon Sharpe, Ed McCaffrey and Rod Smith. The handoffs will look the same as Mike Anderson and Clinton Portis secure them.
Broncos may alter offense this week- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 22, 2002 - The numbers did not lie. Kansas City statistically has the worst pass defense in the NFL, which added up to 376 yards Sunday for Brian Griese, including a Denver-record 214 receiving yards for Shannon Sharpe.
Anderson is ready if called- Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo
October 22, 2002 - The Miami Dolphins made a splash yesterday with the signing of veteran receiver Cris Carter, who is expected to step in and play while their banged-up receiving corps gets healthy. Will the Patriots counter with any big-name additions of their own?
Torn Left ACL Ends Nalen's Season- DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Oct. 21, 2002 - Sunday afternoon, center Tom Nalen's trip to the sidelines following a fourth-quarter knee injury was the lone dark spot in the midst of a stirring rally to an overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs.