Thursday, November 28, Story Links

Both quarterback Brian Griese and tight end Shannon Sharpe hope to return to play against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Read about their chances in today's story links.

For logjammed AFC, it's thrive or dive in last five - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, November 28, 2002 - Every week is like a playoff week. The closer January gets, the more the pressure will be magnified. In this unusual NFL season, the playoffs don't begin in January. They begin in December, when any loss could end a team's season.

Deserving holiday - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, November 28, 2002 - Denver Post sports writer Adam Schefter posts his Broncos Mailbag each Thursday on DenverPost.com.

Griese looking 'pretty impressive' - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, November 28, 2002 - Denver Broncos quarterback Brian Griese hasn't been cleared for takeoff, but he's getting close.

Griese hopes for start - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
November 28, 2002 - Brian Griese stepped to the podium for his news conference Wednesday. Steve Beuerlein followed. Griese went out to practice and took snaps with the first team. Again, Beuerlein followed. It's too early to tell whether the same marching order will continue Sunday.

Broncos' back took to surfing like a rock to water - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
November 28, 2002 - Long before Reuben Droughns was a Denver Broncos kickoff returner, or a third-round pick of the Detroit Lions, or even a star tailback at the University of Oregon, he was a surfer. Well, not exactly.

Sharpe practice is encouraging - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
November 28, 2002 - Denver Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe was cautiously optimistic at the start of practice Wednesday. But by the time he was done, he was very hopeful he could play Sunday at San Diego.

Chargers don't care which QB they'll face - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
November 28, 2002 - Brian Griese or Steve Beuerlein? Some would say it doesn't really matter which quarterback starts for Denver. Included in that camp is San Diego head coach Marty Schottenheimer,

Jackson ready ... just in case- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
November 28, 2002 - Jarious Jackson, the A.J. Feeley of the Denver Broncos, didn't have to watch Monday night's game to realize how quickly things can change at quarterback.

Execution is hurting Chargers on offense - San Diego Union Tribune - Jim Trotter
November 28, 2002 - The Chargers know their offense is struggling. It's obvious each time the unit goes three-and-out, or has a breakdown in pass protection, or gets called for holding, or commits a false start, or throws an interception, or fails on third-and-long. hip injury. The team re-signed safety Joe Walker.

Sharpe, Griese Return to Practice Field; Hope Gameday Return is Next- DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Nov. 27, 2002 - They left the field six days apart, but on Wednesday afternoon, quarterback Brian Griese and tight end Shannon Sharpe made their returns to practice together.


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