Tuesday, October 29, Story Links

It's the halfway point in the season and the Broncos are 6-2. Check out Tuesday's links to stories about how the Broncos are doing during the bye week.

At 6-2, Broncos mean business - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - Were they to receive midterm grades, the Denver Broncos would be near the head of the class. San Diego, which Denver has beaten, is the only AFC team with a better record than the Broncos.

Gary's play tied to special teams - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - If running back Olandis Gary wants to get back into the game, he'll have to do it on the Denver Broncos' special teams.

Griese cooking now - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
October 29, 2002 - Seven months ago, Mike Shanahan put the onus on Brian Griese to improve his game. It wasn't a veiled threat so much as a simple statement of fact.

Adams: Bye? Can't rest long with Raiders next- Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
October 29, 2002 - The Denver Broncos' 6-2 start has surprised a large number of NFL observers, but at least one observer says the Broncos have met his expectations. "I'm not surprised that (the Broncos) are 6-2," ESPN analyst and Broncos Ring of Famer Tom Jackson said Monday.

Broncos riding high at midpoint of season - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 29, 2002 - Mike Shanahan will be in his office on Halloween preparing for the second half of the season. But if the head coach were to decide to head home early and hand out the candy, all it would take for a 6-year-old to scare the life out of him would be to show up at the front door dressed as a kicker.

Broncos notes- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 29, 2002 - Will Gary be special? Olandis Gary will not be given a chance to handle the kickoffs or punt, but the former 1,000-yard rusher will be given every other opportunity to suit up and be an important part of this team on special teams during the second half of the season.

Shanahan: Settling in for Bye Week- DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Oct. 28, 2002 - The bye week affords the opportunity to rest and take a respite -- however brief -- from the rigors of the NFL season. But it also presents another opportunity -- to use the extra days of practice not for the routine of game preparation, but for teaching and hitting on key points to correct.


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