Friday, December 13, Story Links

Coach Mike Shanahan wants defensive end Trevor Pryce to return to his earlier season form (as in this sack of Drew Brees). Read why Pryce is in Shanahan's doghouse in today's story links.

Crowded race for MVP - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, December 13, 2002 - Closer than the race for the Heisman Trophy, tougher to call than a presidential election, is the challenge to find the NFL's next most valuable player. Like Denver's next mayoral contest, there is no shortage of candidates.

Pointing fingers at no one in particular, except ... - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Friday, December 13, 2002 - "... Let's go back to the phones and take our next caller - Mike from Englewood. What you got for us, Mike?"

Pryce receives unsubtle salvo via Shanahan - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Friday, December 13, 2002 - On sports-talk radio Thursday morning, Mike from Englewood ripped Trevor from Denver.

K.C. offense in giving mood - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
December 13, 2002 - Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan, perhaps trying to light a fire under his slumping team, started off Thursday morning by roasting perennial Pro Bowl defensive lineman Trevor Pryce in the media.

K.C. offense in giving mood - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
December 13, 2002 - The little asterisk in the weekly NFL statistics denotes the Denver Broncos as the league's top rush defense. On Sunday, the Broncos hope to avoid becoming a different type of footnote as Priest Holmes resumes his assault on the single-season touchdown record.

Despite shuffle in line, Broncos making a run- Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
December 13, 2002 - It's a sure bet Steve Herndon and Ben Hamilton will be more settled in during Sunday's game against Kansas City than the previous meeting with the Chiefs.

How the Broncos and Chiefs match up- Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
December 13, 2002 - The Broncos had won 20 consecutive games while boasting a 100-yard rusher dating to 1998 but since have lost two in a row despite Clinton Portis' triple-digit performances.

Chiefs report: Kicker might be needed- Kansas City Star
Dec. 13, 2002 - The Chiefs planned to look at several kickers today in case Morten Andersen's sore right knee won't let him perform some or all of his duties in Sunday's game at Denver.

Hicks leading Chiefs' defensive revival- Kansas City Star - Adam Teicher
Dec. 13, 2002 - He's 6-1/2 sacks behind his personal best, but Chiefs defensive end Eric Hicks may be having a better season than he did two years ago. Fewer sacks, better season?

Kennedy 'Eager' for Chance at Chiefs- DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Dec. 12, 2002 - It's not that strong safety Kenoy Kennedy isn't a valued member of the Broncos defense. But when the team did without the third-year safety in its annual visit to Kansas City two months ago, one could understand if he felt a little undervalued.


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