January 25, 2003 - Keyshawn Johnson has vowed that whatever the result in Super Bowl XXXVII, he no will longer speak with the media for the remainder of his career, which he expects to last three more seasons.
Claim to fame - Rocky Mountain News - Clay Latimer January 25, 2003 - As the emotions of the moment settled over him, Randy Gradishar began to map everything out in his mind. First he needed to call his parents, then his buddies, and some Ohio State coaches, too. But more than anything, after the Denver Broncos drafted him in January 1974, he needed an atlas. "I wasn't totally sure where Denver was," he said. "I literally went and looked."
The Gradishar File - Rocky Mountain News January 25, 2003 - A quick look at former Denver Broncos linebacker Randy Gradishar's credentials for the Pro Football Hall of Fame:
2003 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists - Rocky Mountain News
Breaking through - Rocky Mountain News
January 25, 2003 - Linebacker Randy Gradishar and offensive tackle Gary Zimmerman will find out today if they have been chosen for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2003. They are the first players in the 43-year history of the Denver Broncos to be finalists. Several Broncos players will be knocking on the door at Canton, Ohio, in the next few years.
Griese's dad not worried for son - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
January 25, 2003 - Bob Griese isn't sure what the future holds for his son Brian, but he shied away Friday from suggestions that the embattled Denver Broncos quarterback might be a good fit with the Miami Dolphins. "It probably would be tough in a way for him to play for the Dolphins because he'd probably always be compared to me," said the elder Griese, a Hall of Famer who is in San Diego this weekend to participate in the Super Bowl XXXVII coin toss.
Zimmerman unemotional - Rocky Mountain News - Clay Latimer
January 25, 2003 - If he's selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Gary Zimmerman might not have much to say about the honor. But others will. Although spare with words, the tough tackle was conspicuous on the field, serving as John Elway's blind-side protector from 1993-97. His blocking also paved the way for Terrell Davis' rise as one of the NFL's most powerful runners.
Krieger: Broncos can learn a thing or two from their past - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
January 25, 2003 - I don't want to suggest Mike Shanahan was trying to bury the announcement of his new wide receivers coach, but he introduced him in Denver during Super Bowl week, with the beat writers who cover his team in San Diego. . . . On the same day, he presented his new defensive coordinator. . . . And made himself unavailable to slather compliments on either of them.
NFL OT might be changed - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
January 25, 2003 - SAN DIEGO - Sudden death might be less painful in the future. NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, in his annual state-of-the-league address Friday, said he expects the overtime system that currently is in place to be tweaked when owners meet in March. Currently, the team that scores first wins, unlike the college rule that allows both teams to gain possession of the ball.