Broncos hopeful after longest playoff drought for SB champ

first_img Associated Press Television News Written By 8 months ago Green, Lee help short-handed Warriors beat Rockets After changing his head coach or starting quarterback each of the past five winters, John Elway seems to have finally hit on rookies Vic Fangio and Drew Lock.A second-round draft pick from Missouri, Lock has won three of four starts, injecting a mix of nerve, novelty and mobility into a position that’s been a torrent of trouble in Denver ever since Peyton Manning’s retirement.Since a winless September that featured two last-second losses, the Broncos have gone 6-5 under Fangio, a first-year head coach at age 61.While the Broncos are finally feeling good about the two most important positions on the team, their ugly 2-6 start has doomed Denver to a third consecutive losing season for the first time since the Nixon administration.A loss Sunday to Oakland (7-8) would give the Broncos a third straight season with double-digit losses, something that hasn’t happened in more than half a century.Only two other Super Bowl winners have followed their victory parade with four consecutive non-playoff seasons — the post-Vince Lombardi Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants following Eli Manning’s second upset of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in 2012.”It’s like eating at a five-star restaurant and then next thing you know, you’re eating at McDonald’s every day,” defensive end Derek Wolfe said.“When you’re winning, everybody loves you. When you’re losing, everybody’s looking at you, like ‘Oh, maybe it’s his fault.’ And you take burden on yourself, you take that loss on yourself,” said Wolfe, who’s on IR with an elbow injury. “A true leader points fingers back at himself. So, it’s like I’m taking responsibility for all these losses, and it’s like, man, what more can I do?”The Packers and Giants also posted three losing records during their four-year playoff drought following Super Bowl wins, but Green Bay (.452) and New York (.438) had better winning percentages during their skid than Denver’s .428 winning clip since 2016.”It breaks your heart to keep losing like this,” Wolfe said after a loss at Buffalo last month.”It just defeats my soul,” suggested linebacker Von Miller after a loss at Kansas City two weeks ago.There are three other starters still on the roster who won Super Bowl 50 rings and all of them said they understand such deep feelings over the Broncos’ 27-36 record since beating Carolina for the title.”Oh yeah, definitely. I hate to lose,” cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. “They definitely dig into me.”Inside linebacker Todd Davis said lots of teams go through tough times but when they follow a successful Super Bowl run, the losing is harder to take — and shake.”They say the worst feeling is to have something and then lose it,” Davis said. “If you’ve never had it, you don’t understand the feeling. If you’ve been there and you won it, that’s all you want. All you want is that feeling again.”Kicker Brandon McManus said the precipitous decline is what bothers him the most.”I think it hurts even worst for the fact that we won the Super Bowl and didn’t even make the playoffs the year afterward, even though we were 9-7,” McManus said. “So you went right off the mountain down to the bottom, so you didn’t even slope down the hill. It was more of just you crashed.”So, losing now obviously I definitely agree it hurts because we know the work we put in during the week and the grind is the same, it’s just that we’re not getting the same results.”Unlike Davis, who said it hurts too much to watch the playoffs, McManus can’t turn away from the postseason.”Yeah, I watch every game. I’m a football fan at heart,” said McManus, who set an NFL record by going 10-for-10 on field goals in the Broncos’ run to their most recent title. “It’s difficult not playing in the playoffs because we’ve done it and that’s all our aspirations is to get there and to play in the big game.”There’s nothing we can do about it now. Obviously, we didn’t do enough early in the season to give us a chance here down the stretch, but we’re looking forward to figuring out the best way to make sure we’re not sitting here in the same position next year.”All five of those Super Bowl 50 veterans said there’s reason for optimism in Denver — even more so if Harris and Wolfe don’t leave via free agency — because the Broncos finally have stability at head coach and quarterback.“It’s a stepping stone in the right direction,” McManus said. “Now you know who you’re rolling with.” 8 months ago French tourist hurt in fall from rocks in Sydney Last Updated: 26th December, 2019 11:01 IST Broncos Hopeful After Longest Playoff Drought For SB Champ After changing his head coach or starting quarterback each of the past five winters, John Elway seems to have finally hit on rookies Vic Fangio and Drew Lock. 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Wellington High School Daily Bulletin: Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

first_img*Students enrolled in Agriculture classes may pay their FFA dues to Mrs. Chase.  Dues are set at $25.00 and need to be paid by Sept. 25. Guidance Office News: College visits during lunch:Wednesday, September 10 – Bethel College.Monday, September 15- Emporia StateThursday, September 18- Cloud County CCFriday, September 26- Kansas University.Thursday, October 2- Fort Hays CollegeMonday, October 6- Newman UniversityMonday, October 6- Washburn University.Tuesday, October 21 – Kansas State.Tuesday, November 11 – Pittsburg State.Thursday, November 13 – Fort Hays State.Follow us on Twitter. Monday’s lunch: Taco soup, tortilla chips, fresh broccoli, chilled pears, snicker doodle. *There will be a hunter safety clinic offered again this fall here at WHS on September 13 and 14. You must be present both days.  The clinic is free and there will be a free lunch on Saturday sponsored by the FFA Chapter.  You may register online at If you have any questions please talk to Mrs. Chase.  The clinic is open to anyone that is 11 years or older. Friday’s lunch: Chicken Pattie, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beats, pineapple tidbits, hot roll/jelly. *Any sophomores or juniors interested in taking the PSAT, please see Mrs. Hatfield in the counselor’s office by September 25. *Any student who was unable to attend last Wednesday’s Stuco meeting and would still like to be a part of Stuco, please see Ms. Vaughn in room 112 today to receive important information regarding this year’s council. *There will be a Back to School dance tonight at WHS following the football game.  Admission will be either a box of tissues or five dollars. This dance is just for WHS Students- no out-of-town dates. *The first Crusader Creator Art Club meeting will be Sunday, Sept. 7 @ 7 pm in the 3D art room, enter through the front patio door.  Please bring your weekly schedule so we can decide when our weekly meetings will be held. If you cannot attend but are interested in being a member please see Mrs. Groom this week. Today’s news: *Movie club will be showing “Brian’s Song” on Tuesday September 9th at 7:30 pm. Make sure to bring some tissues! Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments *If you need to purchase a student ID, please stop in the office today. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014:This week’s schedule: Friday• Football @ WHS vs. Augusta• Pep AssemblySaturday• JV Tennis @ Conway Springs 9:00last_img read more

Pre-applications for eligibility for up to $25,000 in free home rehabilitation is due Friday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — People who live within the target area in the graphic above from A Street to G Street and from H Street to 15th Street, could be eligible up to $25,000 in grant money to rehabilitate their house. But the Sumner County Economic Development Commission needs your help – rather quickly. This applies to homeowners and landlords alike.People within the target area need to fill out a pre-application for such a grant by this Friday and have it returned to the SCECD office at 123 N. Jefferson in Wellington. See application here.Wellington is vying for a $385,000 Community Development Block Grant which is a federal program that provides money for housing assistance. If Wellington is successful it will receive money that will go specifically to a target area specifically for home rehabilitation.“People within this area will qualify for home repairs whether it be new roofs, windows or other constructional needs,” said Stacy Davis, Sumner County Economic Development Commission Director. “If we are successful procuring this grant then it will be a five year program in which other areas of the community would become eligible.”But first things first. Wellington needs to obtain the grant first. And it needs is a certain number of pre-applications to demonstrate to the grant committee that it is eligible.The grant is due on August 31. The grant writer, at no cost to the taxpayers, wishes to submit the Wellington application on Monday.A CDBG committee was formed earlier this year when it was determined that Wellington was indeed in need of housing rehabilitation. The City of Wellington has determined that if awarded the grant, they are planning to allocate funds to landlords who rent to low-to-moderate income families.Of this award money, each home may be able to receive a maximum of $25,000 per rehabilitation. In addition to this the Landlord must commit 25 percent of the final cost of rehabilitation. For example, if a home is need of $30,000 worth of repairs, the landlord could be required to commit 25 percent of that final price ($7,500) and the grand would assume 75 percent of the rehabilitation costs of $22,500.This pre-application is asking for a commitment from the landlord that he or she would be willing to commit a number of houses in need of rehabilitation and can and will commit 25 percent of the repair cost. This pre-application is not a binding contract.Actual applications will be solicited from interested landlords when a grant is awarded. This is only to judge commitment and willingness to participate, Davis said.So far the response has been slow, Davis said. Postcards have been delivered to each home through the City of Wellington office.If you have any questions, contact Davis at (620)326-8779.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Depleted Steelers beat Bengals 24-17

first_imgby Joe KayAP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The top two running backs were gone. So were two offensive linemen. Safety Troy Polamalu was sitting on the bench along with all those other injured Steelers. So, what exactly did Pittsburgh have left? A determined defense. Some reserve running backs. And Ben Roethlisberger.That’s enough, especially in Cincinnati.Roethlisberger threw for a touchdown, and Pittsburgh’s defense clamped down on the Bengals’ Dalton-to-Green connection for a 24-17 victory Sunday night that got the Steelers back into the thick of the AFC North race.For the Steelers (3-3), it was a significant win under tough conditions. Their first road victory of the season moved them into second place behind Baltimore (5-2), which lost to Houston 43-13 earlier Sunday.“It puts us right there in the hunt,” safety Ryan Clark said.A lot of players got them there on a tough night.Third-year running back Jonathan Dwyer made his first career start and ran for a career-high 122 yards, including a 32-yard gain in the final minute that put it away. Shaun Suisham kicked field goals of 42, 47 and 42 yards. And the defense came up with a game-turning interception.“It was a back-against-the-wall mentality and you’ve got to fight your way out,” said cornerback Ike Taylor, who helped limit Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green to one catch.Cincinnati (3-4) wasted yet another chance to show it deserved to be considered up there with the division’s two most successful teams. The Bengals fell to 0-6 against the Steelers and Ravens over the last two seasons, a sign they are still an also-ran in their division.They have lost three straight, falling into third place in the division.“It’s going to be tough to sleep,” Bengals cornerback Leon Hall said. “At the end of the day, we’ve lost three in a row and we’re in a tough spot.”This was their best chance yet to break through, especially after the Steelers dropped passes, fumbled and threw an end zone interception in a self-destructive first half. They couldn’t take full advantage against the team that always seems to win on their home field.The Steelers improved to 12-2 at Paul Brown Stadium, where thousands of towel-waving fans make them feel at home. They have won their last five overall against their Ohio River rival and 10 of the last 12.And once again, the Bengals could blame themselves.Andy Dalton’s slip-out-of-the-hand interception set up Roethlisberger’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Heath Miller and a tying 2-point conversion to the tight end with 24 seconds left in the half. Chris Rainey’s 11-yard touchdown run put the Steelers ahead early in the fourth quarter, and the injury fill-ins finished them off.“I’m proud of the way those young guys stepped up,” said Roethlisberger, who was 27 of 37 for 278 yards. “There never was a doubt they would do that.”The Bengals got the better of it at the outset, pulling ahead 14-3 by getting their running game moving behind BenJarvus Green-Ellis and turning a fumble by Roethlisberger into a touchdown. If they were going to end that streak of futility against the Steelers, this was their chance.Dalton’s only glaring mistake made the difference.He saw a defender waiting to make an interception and tried to stop his throwing motion. The ball slipped out of his hand, hit the helmet of Bengals lineman Kevin Zeitler and deflected to linebacker LaMarr Woodley at the Cincinnati 29-yard line with 1:23 left in the half. That set up Roethlisberger’s tying TD pass and conversion.“You can’t have a thing like that happen,” Dalton said. “We had a chance to go down and score points or at least keep it where it was. What you can’t let happen is not just let the ball slip out of your hands, but let them get an interception and get points.”Dalton was 14 of 28 for only 105 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He threw six passes toward Green but completed only one, an 8-yard touchdown after Roethlisberger’s fumble.The Steelers’ 31st-ranked running game was missing Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman, as well as center Maurkice Pouncey and right tackle Marcus Gilbert. Rookie Mike Adams made his first start in Gilbert’s spot.Plus, Polamalu was inactive for the fourth time in the last five games with a calf injury.That put a lot on Roethlisberger, who usually does well in his home state — 15-2 all-time in Cleveland and Cincinnati — but has rarely been so short-handed.Didn’t matter.“On the road, which is big for us, in this hostile environment — I can’t say enough about it,” Roethlisberger said.Notes: Steelers rookie NT Alameda Ta’amu served the first of his two-game suspension for his arrest last weekend. … Bengals rookie CB Dre Kirkpatrick was inactive for the seventh game. He hurt his left knee over the summer and hasn’t played. He’s expected to be ready after the Bengals’ upcoming bye week. … Bengals C Jeff Faine injured a hamstring, forcing rookie Trevor Robinson to take over in the second half. … The Steelers wasted a chance to score off a trick play in the first half. Roethlisberger threw a lateral to Antonio Brown, who threw a pass to uncovered running back Baron Batch. The ball went through his arms. Roethlisberger then threw an end zone interception.(Online: and CAREER GAME–Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer (27) runs past Bengals defensive back Chris Crocker (33) during the second half on Sunday, Oct. 21, in Cincinnati. Dwyer gained 122 yards in the game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman) last_img read more