Saturday, November 30, Story Links

Junior Seau, Marty Schottenheimer and the San Diego Chargers will face Bronco Steve Beuerlein at quarterback. Read about the upcoming contest in today's story links.

Beuerlein gets nod for start against San Diego - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Saturday, November 30, 2002 - Steve Beuerlein will get his second chance. When the Denver Broncos line up against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, it will be the 37-year-old Beuerlein, not starter Brian Griese, taking the snaps.

Griese a no-go to start - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
November 30, 2002 - The Broncos haven't reached the end of Beuerlein. After two days of on-field evaluation of injured Brian Griese, Denver coach Mike Shanahan has decided Griese doesn't have the requisite mobility to perform at his best.

For AFC West rivals, time now- Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
November 30, 2002 - Two teams fit to be tied meet Sunday in San Diego, and it has little to do with the three-way deadlock atop the AFC West. The Denver Broncos still are seething from an overtime loss they thought they should have won against Indianapolis on Sunday. Their defense is growing tired of hearing about an inability to stop teams on third down or late in games.

Beuerlein will start Sunday - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
November 30, 2002 - From Pro Bowl starter to benched backup to salary-cap casualty, Steve Beuerlein has handled it all with class during his 16-year career. Now, for the second consecutive week, Denver's offense is in his hands.

Schottenheimer 'amazed' by how Portis is playing- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
November 30, 2002 - San Diego head coach Marty Schottenheimer admits it. He's as surprised as anyone that Clinton Portis is playing at the level he is as a rookie.

Broncos, Chargers: 7-4 and reeling?- San Diego Union Tribune - Kevin Acee
November 30, 2002 - The line of questioning was wearing on Rod Smith, and he felt the need to offer a reminder of where the Denver Broncos stood. "We're 7-4," he said over the phone Wednesday. "You're acting like we're 4-7."

Caldwell likely to start for Conway - San Diego Union Tribune - Kevin Acee
November 30, 2002 - As Reche Caldwell has adjusted to the NFL, learning the importance of focusing every practice, every play, his role in the Chargers' offense has increased to the point where his three touchdowns rank third on the team.

If Chargers want to talk, shouldn't city be listening? - San Diego Union Tribune - Tim Sullivan
November 30, 2002 - There's no danger in dialogue. If the Chargers are prepared to talk turkey, the mayor should not tell them to stuff it.

Beuerlein to Start Against Chargers- DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Nov. 29, 2002 - A return to the practice field for Brian Griese will not entail an immediate return to the starting lineup. Following Friday afternoon's practice on a balmy day at the Broncos facility, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced that Steve Beuerlein will make his second consecutive start at quarterback when the Broncos travel to San Diego to face the Chargers on Sunday.

Broncology: Against the Run- DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Nov. 29, 2002 - Stopping the run and keeping opponents' yardage down isn't just about solid tackling and fundamentally sound defense. It's about keeping the opportunities to run to a minimum.


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