Look at all these amazing failures in the Super Bowl – Boston Herald

Super Bowl 54 is a failure story. Perhaps the sports story shows, beginning with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, both failing.

Boro failed to realize the dream of his youth. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer started Dwayne Haskins on him, and the kid who grew up an hour from Columbus in Athens, Ohio, felt the need to move to Luciana State.

Stafford failed for 12 years in the NFL. His Detroit Lions have gone to the playoffs three times—and lost in the first round each time. Nor was he considered exceptional in his Pro Bowl-making career throughout that time.

Burrow and Stafford are just the notable start to all the failures in this game. Take Cincinnati’s Brain Trust from a local angle only. Coach Zack Taylor was promoted from Texas A&M graduate assistant quarterback to Dolphins’ assistant quarterback in 2012 to quarterback the following year.

Why the rapid rise? Because his father-in-law, Mike Sherman, was the offensive coordinator. They were whispers of favoritism. When Taylor was fired with Joe Philbin’s staff in 2015 and became the offensive coordinator at the University of Cincinnati, he failed to return to his proper form.

Lou Anarumu, the defensive coordinator in Cincinnati, has coached the Dolphins minor team for six good, not great, years. He was a good character by strict standards, but he was considered just another man to pass through town when he fired him in 2017.

Do you want more failure in this game? Cooper Cobb, the Los Angeles-based recipient, has received two scholarship offers that come within weeks of high school graduation season: Eastern Washington and Idaho State. It wasn’t fast enough, it wasn’t good enough. He picked Eastern Washington and did a good enough job to be drafted – in the fourth round.

“Not fast enough again,” he said.

The end of the defensive rams von Miller? Denver trades it this year. Cincinnati has the right to address Isaiah Prince? A failed sixth-round pick with the Dolphins who — well, he’s struggling in Cincinnati, but his best right tackle in the Super Bowl.

Cincinnati owner Mike Brown? Another failure. He took over from his legendary father, Paul Brown, and ran the cheapest organization in the NFL. The Bengals last played in the Super Bowl in 1988, where they trained at the Dolphins’ facility in St. Thomas.

Dolphins coach Don Shula sent his former coach a gift, a bottle of Chivas Regal, a favorite of Paul Brown, and Brown commented on how top-notch the Dolphins facility was. It was a pit, indeed, but it is first class compared to the Bengals facility.

Mike sank the franchise when he took charge. In 2019, he had the worst record in the NFL thanks to a late-season loss to the Dolphins – who were already trying to lose that year. This shows just how bad Cincinnati is.

Now look at the failures. Burrow, the 2020 draft pick, is a star in his second year. Stafford was traded by Detroit to the Rams in their last off-season. This is where this Super Bowl game began. Everyone else started paying attention when the quarterback mattered.

Taylor proved his coach based on his own ideas. Anarumu was the star of Sunday’s AFC Championship game, as his first-half adjustments shut down Kansas City’s strong attack and quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Kupp had 11 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s NFC Championship game, as he rose from Eastern Washington to become the most accomplished receiver in the NFL.

Prince? Well, he’s not exactly stellar in the Bengals’ leaky offensive line and it would be a question entering the Super Bowl. But it started in the Super Bowl. That’s beyond her cut in the middle of the 2019 season at the hands of Miami.

There was also the AFC Cup holder, Mike Brown. His team had the longest preseason shot to win the Super Bowl since 1999. That counted, so no games were set for either Sunday or Monday nights.

“They had a weekly opportunity to rewrite their script,” Brown said. “this makes me happy.”

This is the biggest part of the sport, the part that anyone who fails at the moment can appreciate. Failure forever is not in the right mindset. Borov says against Stafford in the Super Bowl it’s the best.

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