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Broncos Had Some Inspiration From John Elway To Beat Chiefs

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John Elway.

If you're a Kansas City Chiefs fan, then I don't have to say anything else. You know the feelings and the memories (nightmares?) that name brings. The Chiefs last saw Elway on Dec. 6, 1998 but as a legend in Denver he's never too far from the Broncos.

Elway bit the Chiefs again. He addressed the Denver Broncos players this week to help right the ship, according to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, and apparently it worked.

Elway broached several subjects with the players, who knelt on the practice field and listened intently. Among the topics: Elway’s travails in Denver, and the need to try to win on a daily basis and to enjoy the moment. Elway, 50, told players he still occasionally wishes he had the opportunity to play again and that they needed to seize the moment and not waste their opportunity as NFL players.

Williamson's story includes reactions from Broncos players to Elway's words and it's worth the read. The Broncos came out like they had some sort of extra motivation so maybe this was it.

12 years later and I still can't get Elway out of my life....