Thursday, December 5, Story Links

Quarterback Brian Griese and tight end Shannon Sharpe will return to the lineup against the Jets on Sunday. Read about it in today's story links.

Griese returns to helm - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, December 05, 2002 - One pronouncement provided hope to a Denver Broncos team that has lost plenty of it during the past month.

Season's cinema scorecard - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, December 05, 2002 - Denver Post sports writer Adam Schefter posts his Broncos Mailbag each Thursday on

Kubiak interested in A&M - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Thursday, December 05, 2002 - The job Broncos offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak would leave Denver for - Texas A&M head coach - is vacant. Should Texas A&M officials call collect, Kubiak happily would accept all charges and immediately make plans for a flight to College Station, Texas.

Pennington causing opponents problems - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Thursday, December 05, 2002 - There are a few revealing things about New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington.

Sharpe, Griese agree: Playmaking is missing - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
December 5, 2002 - The missing pieces have been numerous during the Denver Broncos' recent slide to the fringe of the AFC playoff race. Quarterback Brian Griese and tight end Shannon Sharpe have been prominent among them, absent for much or all of the team's current 1-3 stretch while nursing injuries.

Herndon did not intend to injure - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer and Lynn DeBruin
December 5, 2002 - There were no calls on the field following Steve Herndon's controversial hit Sunday in San Diego. But Ma Bell has gotten a workout in its aftermath.

Jets QB giving hope to his team - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
December 5, 2002 - The New York Jets were just 2-5 when Chad Pennington stepped in front of reporters and proclaimed, "It's not over." It didn't matter that he had only three career starts under his belt or that the Jets were going on the road to face a San Diego squad rolling along at 6-1.

Griese set to return Sunday - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
December 5, 2002 - The Denver Broncos have let it slip with Steve Beuerlein at quarterback the past two weeks. The veteran backup was 0-2 as the starter — both overtime losses to AFC playoff contenders — and will be back on the bench against the New York Jets Sunday.

Broncos extol Kubiak's talents- Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
December 5, 2002 - Gary Kubiak said Wednesday he had not been contacted by Texas A&M about the Big 12 school's vacant head coaching job. He added that, as a former quarterback for the Aggies, he would naturally be interested in the position.

Jets vow to be re-reborn - New York Daily News - Dave Meyers
December 5, 2002 - QB Chad Pennington says Jets are ready to 'shock the world' by running the table till season's end. Shock the world. That's what Chad Pennington says the Jets are ready to do in what has become a single-elimination season.

Jets' Margin of Error: Slim to None at Best - Newsday - Bob Herzog
December 5, 2002 - Pick a number, any number. OK, how about 4? "We have a four-game season left," Jets linebacker James Darling said yesterday. "Win all our games and get into the playoffs."

"Four' the taking - New York Post - Steve Serby
December 4, 2002 -- IT IS this simple now for the Jets: Win out. Win out, or lose out. Beat the Broncos, beat the Bears, beat the Patriots, beat the Packers, and give yourself more than a puncher's chance to win a championship.

Jets will go 'Four' it - New York Post - Mark Cannizzaro
December 5, 2002 -- The Jets' save-the-season mantra sounds like a lottery game: Win Four. It's a similar marching order to that of their next opponent, the Broncos, who come to Giants Stadium on Sunday having lost their last two games by a field goal in overtime.

Mawae: Jets need to let Martin run - New York Post - Mark Cannizzaro
December 5, 2002 -- After Curtis Martin posted consecutive 100-yard rushing performances in wins over Buffalo and Detroit, the Jets' running game was nonexistent in Monday night's loss to the Raiders in Oakland. Asked yesterday why the Jets took a step back, center Kevin Mawae said, "In my opinion, we didn't get Curtis the ball enough."

Szott feels ready - New York Post - Mark Cannizzaro
December 5, 2002 -- Jets' veteran guard Dave Szott revealed yesterday he wasn't happy about not playing Monday night in Oakland after taking most of the reps with the first team during the week of practices, though he said he understood the coaches' reasoning for keeping him inactive.

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