Wednesday, October 30, Story Links

Read more about the Bronco's release of veteran punter Tom Rouen (in photo) in Wednesday's links to stories.

Special teams get Shanahan shake-up - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - Upset with his team's continued poor special-teams play, Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan tested his own boot Tuesday.

Keeping players in check - Denver Post - Bill Briggs
Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - Exposing your kneecaps on the football field $5,000. Taking a little stroll, backward, into the end zone $10,000. Sparking a change in the NFL's archaic disciplinary system priceless.

Rouen thankful for playing in hometown - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - The NFL's longest-tenured punting-kicking tandem, Tom Rouen and Jason Elam, was broken up Tuesday.

Rouen gets boot - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
October 30, 2002 - A mountain retreat for Tom Rouen instead turned into a job surrendered. The longtime Denver Broncos punter was trying to enjoy the off time afforded by the team's bye week Tuesday when coach Mike Shanahan called to request a face-to-face meeting.

For Kasper, most notice off the field - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
October 30, 2002 - Turns out Kevin Kasper's career with the Denver Broncos was better from a human-interest standpoint than performance.

Shanahan gives Rouen the boot - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
October 30, 2002 - In a season in which most things have gone right for the Denver Broncos, coach Mike Shanahan wasn't hesitant to address one of the few things that has gone wrong.

Chris Mortensen sees Packers and Broncos in Super Bowl - - Chris Mortensen
The Denver Broncos are looking like the best team -- it's a sight to see Mike Shanahan, Alex Gibbs, Gary Kubiak, Ray Rhodes and Co. coach the Broncos. Nothing's a lock.

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