Super Bowl: Wes Welker suffers third Super Bowl defeat

The Broncos receiver said: “It's just frustrating to get this far and lose like this. It's embarrassing.”
by Berry Tramel Published: February 2, 2014

Oklahoma City's Wes Welker suffered his third Super Bowl defeat Sunday night in the Broncos' 43-8 loss to the Seahawks. Welker's other Super Bowl defeats were with the New England Patriots, in tight games against the New York Giants. This was different, despite Welker's eight catches for 84 yards:

I felt like we were moving the ball fine. We were still in the game at halftime. Even after they returned the kick (to open the second half), I felt like we were still in the game. I never really felt out of it. It's just frustrating to get this far and lose like this. It's embarrassing.”

“I don't know (if this was Peyton Manning's best chance at another Super Bowl win). He's had his best year in his whole career at the age of 37. I wouldn't say that he's really slowing down. He's going upward instead of downward.”

(The safety) “it's never the way you want to start a game, that's for sure. It's tough, but you have to bounce back from it. We just never really rebounded. It was tough to get going. It always is when you aren't executing the way you need to execute. That's the way it went.”

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by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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