Bolles has a new perspective in pivotal season with Broncos

first_img August 20, 2020 Bolles said he knows this is a pivotal year, not only for his career but for the Broncos, who are out to avoid becoming the first team to miss the playoffs five straight seasons following a Super Bowl parade.“I knew coming into here I had to do whatever I can to be the man so this organization can trust me, the fans can trust me and we can get back to where we belong and that’s in the AFC championship, to the Super Bowl,” Bolles said. “And that’s our plan ever year. I know we have the quarterback and the receivers to do that, the defense to do that. And now it’s just up to me to protect Drew all that I can.”Bolles has big plans in Denver beyond 2020, too. He’s hoping to play well enough this year that the Broncos give him an extension even though they declined his fifth-year option this spring that would have been worth $11 million in 2021.“That was out of my control. I can’t dictate what Mr. Elway or those guys do, but what I can dictate is how I play on the football field,” Bolles said. “It’s all about me. That’s how I am this year. My zone is G.B. zone. I just want to focus on me, how I can get better,” Bolles said. “You can bring in Hall of Famer Joe Staley, Joe Thomas, it really doesn’t matter who I was competing against, I just have to get better with myself, I have to be the best version of me. And as long as I do that, I know where I can go and what I can do and what I’m capable of.”The Broncos have been waiting a long time for Bolles to reach his potential. They drafted him in the first round in 2017 knowing he was raw and penalty prone, and although he’s been dependable — starting all 48 games of his career — he’s also been flagged a whopping 46 times.This, however, marks the first time he’s had his same offensive line coach two years in a row in Mike Munchak, who says the continuity should be fruitful for Bolles in 2020.“That’s huge for me. Me and Coach Munchak have a really great relationship. We talk regularly during practice, before the game, after the game, just trying to get me better,” Bolles said. ”… I’m just looking forward to our relationship continuing to get better. I trust him, I believe in him, I know he believes in me and I’ve just got to do everything that I can to make him know that he can trust me.”Before settling down in December once the mobile Drew Lock took over at quarterback, Bolles’ propensity for penalties brought out the boo birds at home games. Bolles has a new perspective in pivotal season with Broncos Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Garett Bolles insists he never worried about the training camp battle he was slated to have with Elijah Wilkinson before Ja’Wuan James opted out of the 2020 season. Nor did he fret over the Broncos declining his fifth-year option.“I was just worrying about getting myself better,” Denver’s long embattled left tackle said Thursday. They were his first public comments since late last season, when his holding habit drew the ire of fans and caused GM John Elway to question whether he even understood what constituted a penalty in the NFL. Bolles said he spent his offseason reflecting. “Listen, our fans are some of the best fans in the country; they deserve some of the best football here in Denver,” Bolles said. “We have a tradition of winning and it’s unacceptable the way that I played and I take full responsibility for it.”He also used the catcalls to motivate him this offseason. “Nobody likes to get booed, and so I took that upon myself to get better,” Bolles said. “I do whatever I can, you know, I worked hard, I put on 20 extra pounds, I did whatever I could to make myself better, the best version of me, moving forward because I know this is a very important season not just for me but for my family. This organization is counting on me to be the best version of myself and I knew whatever I had to do this offseason to get myself ready I did.”Bolles said he’s now between 305 and 310 pounds.“I’m the strongest, the fastest I’ve ever been,” he said. “I think I’m physically stronger and mentally stronger as well.” ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: AP NFL: and read more


first_imgSinn Féin is to launch a major campaign in Donegal aimed at building wide public support for a fair recovery.Deputies Pearse Doherty and Padraig MacLochlainn.The major campaign entitled, ‘A Fair Recovery is Possible’, will see the party engage with people from across Donegal and involve the distribution of material outlining the various policies which Sinn Féin believes will grow the economy and create a fairer more inclusive society.Speaking following the successful launch of the state-wide campaign this week, Deputies Pearse Doherty and Pádraig MacLochlainn said that the ambitious project aims to canvass thousands of homes across Donegal in the next few weeks. Deputy Doherty said “This campaign, which outlines our party’s priorities for Government, will see the mobilisation of Sinn Féin activists across the County and will put forward Sinn Féin’s alternative vision to the two-tier recovery of both Fine Gael and the Labour Party.“We will be canvassing thousands of homes and engaging with people in what will be a state wide conversation: a conversation about the type of society which we want to create.”“It’s Sinn Féin’s belief that a fairer recovery is possible, one which is radically different to the supposed recovery which has been proclaimed by this Government whereby many families throughout this state continue to suffer on a daily basis.”“The recovery which this Government promotes is one which excludes ordinary people, where the wealthy and the top earners of Irish society are the only group to benefit – this is not the kind of economy which we want to establish and this is not the kind of society which we envisage.”“For Sinn Féin, a fair recovery means equality, decent jobs with decent pay, protecting our public services and delivering a fair taxation system for everyone.”Deputy MacLochlainn echoed those sentiments and added this campaign is about engaging with ordinary citizens and about placing them and their families at the heart of the recovery. “In the next few weeks, our activists will be talking with people from all over Donegal and listening to their views and opinions on what a fair recovery means to them, and Sinn Féin wants to be the party that delivers that recovery.”“Despite the Government’s rhetoric, youth unemployment remains high, public services remain under threat, thousands of families urgently require social housing and thousands of people are on waiting lists for our local hospital.“Inequality has now become entrenched under this Government: we’ve seen it budget after budget, with the most well off benefitting at the expense of the most disadvantaged.”“A Sinn Féin Government would prioritise decent work for decent pay, deliver affordable childcare, social housing, first class public services, and promote an all-island economy.”FAIR RECOVERY CAMPAIGN FOR DONEGAL LAUNCHED BY SINN FEIN was last modified: July 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalFair Recovery CampaignSinn Feinlast_img read more

Photos: NFL great reduces price on Danville mansion

first_imgFormer All-Pro lineman Larry Allen has slashed the price on his Danville, Calif. mansion to $5.8 million from $6.3 million.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The estate in the Blackhawk Country Club gated community has seven bedrooms and eight baths over 10,116 square feet. It features a theater, indoor spa and sports court among many other amenities.The home was purchased in 2004 for $4.495 million, according to public records. Keri O’Reilly with The Agency is the current listing …last_img read more

Shorthanded Warriors fall to Hornets 93-87

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The shorthanded Warriors led most of the game before falling to the Charlotte Hornets 93-87 on the second night of a back-to-back set, failing again to earn their first win at Chase Center.In the second game without guard Stephen Curry, who will miss at least months after undergoing left hand surgery, and the first game of several without forward Draymond Green (sprained finger) and guard D’Angelo Russell (ankle), the Warriors (1-5) got a longer look at their young players.Afte …last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, April 15, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Cold air came blasting back into the state late yesterday…an unwelcome intruder once again. This morning we are seeing temps down at 35 degrees or below over a large chunk of northern Ohio, and even were getting reports of some sloppy wet snowflakes in NE Ohio. Moisture this morning lingers over the eastern half of the state but is trying to push off to the east. We think it will be slow transition to dry weather in the east today, but we eventually get there. Clouds will be giving way to sun in the west this morning, and we should see that continue across the state through the day. Don’t be surprised to see some spits or sprinkles in the east this morning and midday (even a few flurries in NE Ohio), but it will not last all day. High pressure is working across southern Indiana today, but that does mean we will spend basically the entire day in strong north and northwest flow coming around the front and topside of the high. We will transition to south flow around the backside of the high tomorrow into midweek. So, today (this morning) will likely be the coolest of the week, but we should be able to build our temps some from here. Tomorrow turns out partly to mostly sunny and warmer thanks to that south flow. Temps should be normal to above normal over most of the state. Wednesday also looks mild, but sun will give way to clouds through the day. We won’t rule out a few sprinkles later Wednesday afternoon and evening, but really nothing of consequence until Thursday. On Thursday we have rain and thunderstorms spreading across the state with the potential for some strong to severe weather Thursday night. Right now, we expect rain totals Thursday of .25”-1.5” with 100% coverage. The higher rain totals will come via thunderstorms, but the line of potential action looks significant, so a large part of the state has the potential to get the heavier rains. Showers linger through Friday and Saturday, but with much lighter intensity and lower coverage. On Friday, lingering showers can bring a few hundredths to .15” to 60% of the state, while Saturdays action triggers a few hundredths to .25” over 70% of the state, particularly from I-70 northward. The map at right shows rain potential for the week, ending midnight Sunday night. With rain potential over 3 days…that means we see no drying there. The cold today limits good drying, so for the week, between now and Saturday, we may see only 1.5-2 days of good, solid drying potential. We turn out partly sunny on Sunday and see a mix of clouds and sun on Monday, with temps near normal. Rains return next Tuesday with showers and thunderstorms arriving from NW to SE. We end up with 75% coverage over the state for Tuesday with rains of .25”-1”. Then Wednesday we see rains concentrate more on the southern half of the state, with a few hundredths to .4”, mostly from I-70 south. Again, no significant drying there. The extended period starts off with potentially our longest dry stretch in some time. Currently, we see no significant rain threat from next Thursday (25th) through Sunday (28th). Temps look to be near normal, and this may be our first good drying period for the month. Evaporation rates should be near maximum of .25” of liquid per day. But, given the rains between now and then, we have to ask: “is it enough?” Rains are back for Monday the 29th and Tuesday the 30th, with at least .25”-.75” of liquid potential.last_img read more

20-hour strike affects normal life in Manipur

first_imgNormal life in Manipur came to a standstill on Thursday from 4 a.m. in response to the 20-hour strike called by the Coordinating Committee on Manipur’s Integrity (COCOMI). The appeal by Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh to call off the strike went in vain.Meanwhile, more security forces personnel are arriving in Imphal ahead of the signing of the peace accord between the Centre and the armed Naga groups. Official sources said that some schools and colleges had been closed as the buildings were requisitioned for garrisoning the security personnel. Dr. Rangitabali Waikhom, District Magistrate, also District Collector of Imphal East district, said on Thursday that two colleges, the Modern College and the MB College, have been requisitioned for accommodating security personnel who arrived at Imphal on Thursday morning.Other security personnel brought to Manipur from Assam and Tripura had already been garrisoned at strategic places.Mr. Biren, who led a 20-member team of all political parties, met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday night. Mr. Shah assured the team that no agreement shall be signed without consulting the stakeholders. Following the assurance, Mr. Biren appealed to the COCOMI to call off the strike but it went unheeded.All markets, including those in Imphal city, were deserted from early morning. Educational institutes and offices remained closed.last_img read more

Medals Table- 2012 London Olympics

first_imgRankCountryGold Silver Bronze Total1China953172USA575173France31374North Korea30145Italy24286South Korea22267Russia20358Kazakhastan20028Japan146118Australia121411Romania120312Brazil111312Hungary111314Netherlands110215Ukraine102316Georgia200116Lithuania100116South Africa100119Columbia020220Great Britain012321Cuba010121Germany010121Mexico010121Poland010121Thailand010121Chinese Taipei010127Azerbaijan001127Belgium001127Canada001127Indonesia001127India001127Moldova001127Mongolia001127Norway001127Serbia001127Slovakia001127Uzbekistan0011last_img read more