Tuesday, November 26, Story Links

Ed McCaffrey gets treatment for a pinched nerve in his neck. Read about McCaffrey's prognosis as well as about Rod Smith's post-game locker room talk to the team in today's story links.

Hot Rod scolds his Broncos - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - After each Denver Broncos game for the past eight seasons, coach Mike Shana- han has stood near the center of the locker room and delivered some type of motivational postgame speech.

Griese may return at San Diego - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - Quarterback Brian Griese's competitive spirit is willing, but he doesn't know if his injured left knee is able.

McCaffrey treated for pinched nerve - Denver Post
Monday, November 25, 2002 - 3:30 p.m. - Denver Broncos receiver Ed McCaffrey received a steroid injection today to relieve pressure in his neck caused by a pinched nerve.

Shanahan looking for answers - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
November 26, 2002 - The finger-pointing began Monday at Dove Valley in the aftermath of another gut-wrenching defeat. It began around 4:30 a.m. Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan reported sleepy-eyed and frustrated after Denver's 23-20 overtime loss to the Indianapolis Colts just hours before and began to dissect the team's performance.

McCaffrey's had it up to his neck - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
November 26, 2002 - The 2002 season has turned into one giant pain in the neck for Ed McCaffrey, and he's decided to do something about it. Today, the Denver Broncos wide receiver will receive an epidural shot to alleviate pain for nerve root irritation that extends from his right shoulder into his neck.

Gannon throws Broncos for a loss - San Diego Union-Tribune - Kevin Acee
November 26, 2002 - There was no panic yesterday at the Chargers' Murphy Canyon training facility. Players and the head coach acknowledged that Sunday's 30-3 loss at Miami was yet another game in which the team hemorrhaged yards at an intolerable rate. But the fix is simple, they say.

Loss Gets Shanahan Up Early on Fix-It Mission- DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Nov. 25, 2002 - Before the sun had arched into the frigid morning sky, before most of his players had awakened, before even the newspaper stories documenting the Broncos' Sunday-night overtime setback to the Indianapolis Colts had begun landing on Denver doorsteps, Head Coach Mike Shanahan was already at the office.

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