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Michael Silver
August 17, 1998
Having finally won the big game, the Broncos faced a big question. The answer they got augurs well for another successful season
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August 17, 1998

1 Denver Broncos

Having finally won the big game, the Broncos faced a big question. The answer they got augurs well for another successful season

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"It's unusual how quickly Brian has picked up our system, and I've been impressed with the way he has handled himself and with the way he has thrown," Shanahan says. "But this is a year-by-year game now, and you really don't know what you have at quarterback until he's thrown into a situation where there's some pressure."

Speaking of pressure, Shanahan hasn't given up hope of persuading the 38-year-old Elway to return in '99. "He's already trying," Elway says, "but it's not gonna work this time."

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