Sumner Regional Medical Center looking to fill housekeeping – 2nd shift position

first_imgSumner Regional Medical Center has an immediate opening for a full-time Housekeeper on our evening shift.  Hours are 11:30 to 8:00 pm, with shared holidays and weekends.  Weekend hours are 7:00 to 3:30 p.m.Full benefits package, including KPERS is offered with this position.  Apply in person at Sumner Regional Medical Center, attn: Traci Smith, 1323 N. A St., Wellington, KS or online at www.srmcks.org.  EOE; Post-offer drug screen required.last_img

Jonathan Pritz and Emily Smith named Lord and Lady of WHS Prom… Sumner Newscow special awards

first_imgBest overall presentation (Couple coordination, dress attire, car – the whole package): Nick Becker and Jaedyn Ledesma.Nick Becker and Jaedyn Ledesma. Best Tuxes: Devin McCue and Ian Stallbaumer.Best tuxes (tie) Devin McCue and Ian Stallbaumer. Best prom entrance: Tyler Clift and Addie Wiley – 1923 T Bucket.Tyler Cllft and Addie Wiley – Best entrance. Best top hat: Jonathan Pritz.Best Top Hat – Jonathan Pritz. Best shoes: Lacey Craig.Lacey Craig’s shoes. 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 (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. 0 Vote up Vote down whsfan1991 · 381 weeks ago Thanks for the coverage Tracy and an extra special thanks for your pick on Sadie’s dress…it was an amazing night for some amazing kids…another great Prom WHS!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 381 weeks ago Do we really have to rate the kids? Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down MJE · 381 weeks ago Best boutonniere? Now I’ve heard it all. Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com 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 by Tracy McCue , Sumner Newscow — Jonathan Pritz and Emily Smith were named the 2013 Lord and Lady of the Wellington High School Prom at the conclusion of the 2013 Prom Dance.Student special awards were:Best Dressed: Derby Sheppard, Colan Macias.Most Unique Dress: Savannah CornejoMost Unique Suit: Jonathan Pritz.Most Unique Car entrance: Kailey Jenkins, Noah Wolff.Cutest couple: Shanlyn Hefley and Logan Woodbridge.•••••The following are Sumner Newscow Editor’s Choice Prom Awards (these awards were made before the students’ choices were announced): Sadie Troutman with her date Brian Peck.Best prom dress 2013: Sadie Troutman.Best prom dress runner-ups –Lexi Zavala,Savannah Cornejo,Kelsey Whaley,Brooke Tracy.Best couple: Colan Macias and Elizabeth Tompkins.Colan Macias and Elizabeth Tompkins. Best boutonniere: Jonny Etter.Jonny Etter with boutonniere. Best entertainment: Tristton and Brooke Tracy.Tristton and Brooke Tracy gets Sumner Newscow entertainment award.For all the pictures of all the prom and after prom activities click here. Also check out Steve Sturgis website here.last_img read more

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, September 25, 2013:•12:07 a.m. Officers investigated possession of methamphetamine, battery of law enforcement officer and obstruction of law enforcement in the 1300 block Michigan, Wellington.•12:26 a.m. Juvenile male, 16, Wellington was detained and referred to juvenile court.•9:51 a.m. Officers investigated theft of services in the 600 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•9:54 a.m. Tiffany A. Hartwell, 38, Wellington was served a notice to appear charged with keeping a kennel without a kennel license.•9:57 a.m. Officers investigated a forgery and theft in the 900 block W. 8th, Wellington.•10:04 a.m. Kathleen J. Ryberg, 18, Wellington was served a notice to appear charged with theft and obstructing official duty.•10:37 a.m. Shelsea D. Clinkingbeard, 20, Wellington was arrested and charged with theft. She has bonded.•11:36 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 200 block S. F, Wellington. lawnmower. It has been recovered.•1:42 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery by a known suspect in the 400 block N. Olive, Wellington.•4:08 p.m. Non-injury accident at 2nd and Jefferson involving vehicles operated by Timothy J. Bickerstaff, 32, Wellington and Nicholas C. Weikal, 19, Wellington.•4:29 p.m. Timothy J. Bickerstaff, 32 Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with driving while license is suspended and disobeying a stop sign.•4:34 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a license plate in the 900 block E. 16th, Wellington.•7 p.m. Officers took a report of lost property in the 600 block E. 9th, Wellington.•7:23 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic family dispute in the 400 block N. Olive, Wellington.•8:47 p.m. Officers investigated burglary and criminal damage to property in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington.•9:21 p.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 400 block N. Olive, Wellington.last_img read more

Kansas Star Casino revenue distributions to local governments are down

first_imgMay151,404163,83612,432 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 (17) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +1 Vote up Vote down Sally · 351 weeks ago Is there a percentage number of how much turnpike business there is? Report Reply 1 reply · active 351 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down OK gambler · 351 weeks ago Oklahoma casinos pay better. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Jim · 351 weeks ago if gambling revenue is down, how about revenue from the motel,food entertainment, and liquor sales? The county will see sales tax revenue from these additional sources. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 351 weeks ago Do you think there could be a correlation between the bump during the first few months with end of the year bonuses and income tax returns? Then possibly a correlation between the end of the year slump with holiday spending/property taxes? Also may/june with the property tax thing. Probably need a few more years to really get any kind of grasp as to what the trend will be. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down JP Buellesfeld · 351 weeks ago The State of kansas made a large change in the Deduction of gambling losses in (2013) only 70% of Gambling losses up to gambling winnings are deductible on a (2013)Kansas income Tax return. Jan 1,2014 (0%) of gambling losses up to Gambling winnings are deductible on a (2014) Kansas Income Tax return? Maybe these Kansas State law change is not helping the state owned mulvane,ks Casino. Report Reply 1 reply · active 351 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Cry Me A River · 351 weeks ago Oh no!!!!! Money is a little bit down, but yet Sumner County is still getting over $140,000 more than they were getting when the casino didn’t exist. Let’s cry about it more! Report Reply 1 reply · active 351 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down guest · 351 weeks ago Not surprised that the new has worn off this fast but you can’t play for more than a few minutes before your money is gone – not much entertainment value in that. Rather go to Oklahoma where the entertainment value stretches much longer for the money. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 351 weeks ago The postponement and cancellations of shows also does not help. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 351 weeks ago I try and keep people from going there. They are way too tight and theres a 98% chance you will lose your money. They need to loosen their slots and I bet they would see an increase in business again. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down guest · 351 weeks ago shows canceled and postponements plus your chances of a win are slim to none. OKLAHOMA is where I go to the casinos that act like they are glad you came. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com 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 March167,932190,40022,468 April145,120171,79926,679 December60,059158,15898,099 June144,006158,67914,673 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Is the honeymoon over for the Kansas Star Casino in Sumner County?Whether it is naturally a slow time of the year for the casino or if there is reason for genuine concern, the latest lottery money distribution to Sumner County strongly indicates that business has tapered off and may be slightly declining at the local casino.Sumner County received its lowest full month distribution from the Kansas State Lottery Commission since the casino opened in December 2011. Sumner County received a $143,988 check from the state in November reflecting October business. The previous low was June 2012 when the county received $144,006 (see figures below). This follows October’s distribution of $144,355 which was the second lowest since the Star opened in December 2011. In January 2012 it received $60,059 but that reflected just one week of business when the casino opened that year.The Sumner County Treasurer’s office receives a monthly distribution from the state usually around the 10th of each month, based on total amount of revenue generated by the casino. Sumner County receives 1 percent of all Kansas Star receipts as does the city of Mulvane and Sedgwick County.The last two local government distributions were the lowest monthly totals in 2013 and the lowest since the casino fully expanded in December 2012.It also marked the first time in the brief Kansas Star Casino history that business decreased from the same month the year before. In October 2012, Sumner County received $147,506 from the state. That is $3,518 more than what was distributed this year.In September of 2012, the state sent Sumner County a $145,338 check compared to the $144,355 in 2013 for about a $983 decrease. While the distribution deceases are hardly back breaking, it does show that revenue has tapered off despite the new additions to the facility. Up until September of 2013, the casino was experiencing revenue growth every month from the year before.One should caution whether this is a trend, since this is only for two month revenue figures.Overall for 2013 Kansas Star Casino is still doing quite well. In fiscal year 2013, the Kansas Star netted $192,187,166 in it first full year of operation from Nov. 1, 2012 to Oct. 31, 2013 (see figures here).Kansas Star did better than the two other state-run casinos combined, according to the figures by the Kansas Lottery Commission. In fiscal year 2013, Boothill Casino in Dodge City generated $43.35 million in revenue and Hollywood Casino in Kansas City generated $124.9 million. Even this month, Kansas Star is generating more than the other two casinos combined.Sumner County is already receiving more money from the state in 2013 than it did in 2012. Currently, the county has received $1,792,222 in 2013 – not counting December’s distribution which will reflect November’s business. In 2012, the county received $1,733,892. The county is already ahead $58,330 from last year’s distributions. Of the 10 months where monthly figures can be compared, Sumner County has seen an increase of $105,830.But if the two month trend continues, Sumner County may need to budget accordingly and plan for less money distribution in 2014. 20122013Dollar change October147,506143,988-3,518center_img January155,564163,6888,124 August156,732164,1087,376 February164,470169,9675,497 July150,162163,24413,082 November145,599 TOTAL:1,733,8921,792,222203,929 September145,338144,355-983last_img read more

Dallas Stars’ Jim Nill, Rick Bowness address head coach Jim Montgomery’s dismissal: ‘It’s a huge shock’

first_imgGetting it going for morning skate. ☕️#NJDvsDAL | #GoStars pic.twitter.com/5LyW3tFl6h— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) December 10, 2019Bowness’ NHL coaching resume dates back to Winnipeg in 1984 where he served as an assistant coach for the Jets. His longest head coaching tenure came with the Ottawa Senators from 1992-96 with a 39-178-18 record. Five of his nine seasons as a head coach in the NHL were incomplete due to mid-season replacements making this season the sixth out of ten. While there probably won’t be any philosophical changes, Bowness did bring up that he’s been out of the head coaching game for a while.”Man, I haven’t run a bench in 16 years,” he told his players. “So let’s try to be a little patient out there today but we’ll figure it all out as we go along.” The Stars face the New Jersey Devils (9-15-5) and their interim head coach Alain Nasreddine at 8:30 p.m. ET in Dallas on Tuesday. You can watch the full press conference by clicking here. Following the rather surprising dismissal of head coach Jim Montgomery Tuesday morning, Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill held a press conference to offer some insight on the announcement.”I was made aware of a situation over the weekend involving an employee of the Dallas Stars organization,” Nill began. “Once I received all the information, we sat down, we had to digest everything and as I mentioned, we talked to general counsel and everything else and we made our decision.”Nill did divulge that he caught wind of the undisclosed incident this weekend via phone call and that the incident itself took place “a few days before that” with an investigation beginning on Sunday. He insisted that no players or staff — past or present — were involved in the incident.MORE: Gary Bettman outlines new policies following recent abuse allegationsReiterating the reports from TSN’s Pierre LeBrun and Darren Dreger that Montgomery’s firing was not related to abuse allegations or anything else covered under the NHL’s umbrella of new policies, Nill offered the team’s full support of the new initiative. The initial press release was clear in that the “decision was made due to unprofessional conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.”The GM took on the onus of initially hiring Montgomery but shared that the proper steps needed to be taken and that doing the right thing was more important for the organization than his saving face. Nill and Montgomery did meet Tuesday but could not divulge what they discussed aside from saying that both sides were disappointed.Departed coaches: Mike Babcock | Bill Peters | John HynesAfter starting the season 1-7-1, the Stars went on a dominant 14-1-1 stretch and currently sit fourth place in the Central Division (17-11-3). Nill was asked about the team’s reaction to the news and how their performance might change in the coming games.”I spoke to the team today and they are very surprised but we are very fortunate. We have a good team . . . we have great leadership and they’re going to get over this. . . . It’s a bump in the road and they’re going to digest this and we’ll move forward and go from there,” adding that “this was a total surprise,” for himself.”It’s a huge shock,” said long-time NHL coach Rick Bowness, who was elevated to interim head coach with the news. “Usually when a coach takes over a team, they’re struggling or they’re in the process of selling everybody for next year or they finish in the bottom of the league — which I have been a part of too many times. But I’m in a fortunate position that Monty, who was an excellent coach, has got this team playing very, very well. “The shock, yeah we have to deal with it, and that shock will not wear over just because there’s a game. That’s going to stay with us for a while because we are all very close to Monty and we all work very close to Monty and he’s very close to the players.”last_img read more

Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Evan Engram, Greg Olsen, Gerald Everett impact Week 16 TE rankings

first_imgGerald Everett injury newsEverett (knee) has missed the past three games as Tyler Higbee has taken over as starter in L.A. He’d been referred to as “day-to-day” last week before being ruled out by the end of the week. The Rams play Saturday night against the 49ers.WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPYou can’t really count on Everett at this point even if he plays – the bigger implications are for Higbee. But a matchup with the 49ers isn’t a great one for him, either, and if Everett were to make it back, you’d want to avoid Higbee, too. WEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Evan Engram playing in Week 16?UPDATE: Engram has been placed on Injured Reserve. His season is over.Engram has missed the Giants’ past five games due to a sprained foot. Rhett Ellison continues to be out with a concussion, as well, leaving Kaden Smith to handle starting tight end duties for New York. Engram spent time last week limited in practice before being ruled out.Hopefully you’re not still holding out too much hope in Engram — he’s just as likely to be shut down as he is to play against the Redskins in Week 16. But if he does play, he’s a fantasy starter, so don’t dismiss him until he’s officially ruled out.WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endGreg Olsen injury updateOlsen has cleared the league’s concussion protocol, which is what kept him out the past two weeks and allowed Ian Thomas to garner two starts. When Olsen was active earlier in the season, Thomas barely played, so unless we get a different indication for a rebuilding end to the season, expect Olsen to take back the playing time at TE in Carolina.Since Carolina has reportedly made the move to Will Grier, maybe the Panthers will stick with Thomas, too. For now, we have to operate like Olsen is a back-end starting tight end for Week 16 against the Colts.MORE WEEK 16: Top waiver pickups If you own Evan Engram and made it to your fantasy championship in spite of him, kudos to you. You can still cross your fingers he’ll make it back from injury and be in the top 10 of our Week 16 TE rankings, but that seems unlikely at this point. Greg Olsen owners can breathe easier, since it looks like he’s back. And the Rams’ tight end situation might be one to avoid this week if Gerald Everett gets back to eat into Tyler Higbee’s value against the 49ers. We have the latest updates below.For injury updates on banged-up RBs Jordan Howard, Kerryon Johnson, and Damien Williams, click here; for news on ailing WRs DJ Chark, Mike Evans, and JuJu Smith-Schuster, go here; for the latest on Dalvin Cook, click here; for updates on Chris Godwin, go here. For more fantasy news, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.last_img read more

How long is Joel Embiid out? Injury timeline, return date, latest updates on 76ers star

first_imgThe 76ers will have to face the beasts of the Eastern Conference without their All-Star center for an extended stretch.Joel Embiid is out indefinitely after suffering a torn ligament in his left hand. Embiid’s absence will put pressure on Ben Simmons, Al Horford and the rest of the Sixers as they battle with the Bucks, Heat, Celtics and Raptors for playoff positioning.  “You have to recalibrate a little bit and find a way to get excited to coach the team that we have,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said on Jan. 9 prior to a win against Boston. “All of a sudden, we’re different. We’re just different. I look at this as an opportunity. Nobody’s crying. This is not a ‘woe is me’ moment, not for me, at all. And not for my players.”We will take what we have, and what we have, I love. We’re just different than we used to be.”What’s next for the 76ers star? Here’s everything we know about Embiid’s injury and the latest news on when he may return to the court.MORE INJURY NEWS: Kyrie Irving | Zion Williamson How long will Joel Embiid be out?Embiid underwent surgery on Jan. 10 to repair a torn radial collateral ligament in the fourth metacarpal in his left hand and will be re-evaluated in one to two weeks, per the Sixers. However, he could need more than a month to fully recover based on the typical timeline for this kind of injury.”In a professional athlete, four to eight weeks would be somewhere, the range where you would start looking for him on the court, I would say as a guess,” hand surgeon Dr. Eric Strauss told NBC Sports Philadelphia. “But I think the surgeon at the time will be able to tell better after he’s fixed it, how long it would be.”Joel Embiid injury timelineDuring a Jan. 6 game against the Thunder, Embiid suffered a nasty dislocation of his left ring finger, but he was able to return and finish with 18 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Embiid later revealed he had suffered a torn ligament in that finger and would be speaking with doctors about his next step.(WARNING: This video of the injury is not pleasant.) An NBA TV camera captured a view of the finger as Joel Embiid was walking off the court and it was clearly pointing in the wrong direction either from a dislocation or a break.#NBA #PhilaUnite pic.twitter.com/Fh3Y5WzmDF— FLEE TV ™ (@FLEESPORTS) January 7, 2020Embiid eventually chose to undergo surgery after consulting with hand specialists. It is unclear how long he will be sidelined. Prior to the injury, the 25-year-old was averaging 23.4 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.Joel Embiid injury updates— How the 76ers can survive without Embiid— Embiid needs surgery after tearing ligament in left hand (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/f2/3f/joel-embiid-getty-112619-ftrjpg_1wogonwis8y6o1xai1dq3nhwab.jpg?t=-1471359970&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

Next E-waste Collection Day is Saturday at Wellington Recycling Center

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner County — E-waste collection day at the City of Wellington Recycling Center on Saturday, May 9, 2015 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.  Future collection dates are scheduled for June 13,  July 11 and August 8.  For more information about the operating hours please contact Jeremy Jones, Public Works Director, at 620-326-7831.For questions concerning specific items to be collected or information destruction please contact Pete at 316-305-6896 (evenings) or Julian at 316-305-6895 (evenings).Follow us on Twitter. 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 (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. 0 Vote up Vote down Jim · 275 weeks ago Could you include the things that can and can not be recycled Report Reply 0 replies · active 275 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Julian · 274 weeks ago We accept everything from computers to microwaves, cell phones, small kitchen appliances, fans, stereo equipment, and much more. The only items we cannot take at all are tube televisions, tube computer monitors, and large projection televisions. However, we can recycle flat screen televisions and monitors. The tube tv’s have a large amount of lead in the glass screen which we are not able to properly recycle. We have more information on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ewastewellington There you will find pictures, and a more complete list of items we can recycle. Report Reply 0 replies · active 274 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Julian · 274 weeks ago We accept everything from computers to microwaves, cell phones, small kitchen appliances, fans, stereo equipment, and much more. The only items we cannot take at all are tube televisions, tube computer monitors, and large projection televisions. However, we can recycle flat screen televisions and monitors. Please visit facebook.com/ewastewellington for more information and a better list of electronics we can recycle. Report Reply 0 replies · active 274 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com 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 commentslast_img read more

The Titans’ Super Bowl push with Derrick Henry looks eerily similar to the run they made with Eddie George

first_imgThis year’s Titans have that opportunity to win an AFC title as underdogs Sunday in Kansas City and head to Miami for Super Bowl 54. They’re coming off impressive wins at defending Super Bowl-champion New England and then at top-seeded Baltimore.NFL CHAMPIONSHIP PICKS:Against the spread | Straight-up predictionsThe similarities are striking between these Titans teams that are two decades apart. Both coaches are former defensive players for Super Bowl teams — Jeff Fisher as a safety with the 1985 Bears and now Mike Vrabel, who won three Super Bowls as a linebacker with the Patriots. They both were defensive coordinators in Houston — Fisher for the Oilers and Vrabel with the Texans — before moving up to become head coaches.Fisher and Vrabel share a fondness for having a run-based offense, which brings us back to Henry and George and their amazing similarities. They’re both former Heisman Trophy winners and physically imposing backs of virtually identical size, George at 6-3, 240 pounds and Henry at 6-3, 238 pounds.In 1999, George was the top playoff rusher (449 yards in four games) as is Henry thus far with an astounding 377 yards in two games. The biggest difference between these two Titans teams is the regular-season record. Our 1999 Tennessee team went 13-3 and earned the No. 4 seed. So we did have a home game in the wild-card round, which turned into our famous Music City Miracle win over Buffalo on Kevin Dyson’s fantastic kickoff return after two laterals.This year’s Titans had to beat Houston in the regular-season finale to finish 9-7 and earn the final AFC wild-card spot partially due to the Steelers’ collapse down the stretch. That has forced Tennessee to win three road games to reach the Super Bowl, but it has gotten hot at the right time. And what an accomplishment it would be to beat New England, Baltimore and Kansas City and in the process knock out Tom Brady, Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes.As we felt in that magical playoff run 20 years ago, the current Titans know the pressure has been on the other team each week. Like our 1999 Titans, who went into Jacksonville knowing we had already beaten the Jags twice that season, this year’s team goes into the title game with confidence after having defeated the Chiefs 35-32 in Nashville on November 10 behind a 188-yard, 2 TD rushing day for Henry.The Titans also knocked the Chiefs out in the wild-card round of 2017 with a 22-21 comeback win in KC as then-rookie Mahomes sat on the bench and watched Alex Smith get shut out in the second half while Mariota led the rally.MORE: How Henry dominates vs. stacked boxesThat leads us to another difference between the 1999 team and the 2019 Titans as they seek a Super Bowl berth. We were facing Mark Brunell, who was a Pro Bowl quarterback that season, but he had a tough time with our defense in all three losses to us in 1999. He threw two interceptions and lost a fumble in that AFC title game.This year’s Titans must beat Mahomes, the best QB in the NFL today who rarely turns it over and is coming off the terrific comeback win over Houston in which he threw five TD passes. He also passed for 446 yards and 3 TDs with no turnovers in the November meeting with the Titans. In the AFC divisional playoff round, George and Henry had huge games with George gaining 162 yards rushing in Indy and Henry picking up 195 yards on the ground last week against the Ravens. George could and Henry can run over defenders as a workhorse back who thrives on lots of carries, plus the benefit of breakaway speed. George’s 68-yard touchdown run broke open that win over the Colts, and Henry’s 66-yard run set up his surprising 3-yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis that gave the Titans a 21-6 third quarter lead over the shell-shocked Ravens.The running games of the two teams are aided greatly by outstanding bookend tackles. It was Brad Hopkins and Jon Runyan in 1999 who both became Pro Bowl tackles. This year’s Titans O-line is led by two former No. 1 draft picks who became All-Pros, Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin.The quarterbacks of these teams, Steve McNair in the past and Ryan Tannehill today, experienced their first postseason success in their respective playoff runs. Neither QB threw the ball much in the postseasons of 1999 and 2019. McNair had just 112 yards passing in the win at Indy, and Tannehill only threw for 88 yards with two TD passes at Baltimore.McNair was the more mobile of the two, as he rushed for 91 yards and 2 TDs in our AFC title game win, but Tannehill did have a TD run in Baltimore. In the 1999 playoffs, our Titans ran on 57 percent of the offensive plays, but this Titans team has surpassed that by running on 70 percent of their offensive snaps this postseason, an amazing amount in a league that is supposed to be pass-oriented (by comparison, the Chiefs had 29 percent of their plays as rushes last week).To achieve what our 1999 team did and win the AFC championship, Tennessee must lean on its roots and try to limit Mahomes’ possessions with Henry continuing to lead a ball-control attack. Just as we always tried to do with George back in the Titans glory year that can now be equaled or exceeded by this year’s team.Jeff Diamond is a former president of the Titans and former vice president/general manager of the Vikings. He was selected NFL Executive of the Year in 1998. Diamond is currently a business and sports consultant who also does broadcast and online media work. He makes speaking appearances to corporate/civic groups and college classes on negotiation and sports business/sports management. He is the former chairman and CEO of The Ingram Group. Follow Jeff on Twitter: @jeffdiamondNFL. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/c0/3b/derrick-henry-010420-getty-ftrjpg_6f2ghryxnkeb13se16xv0l7ef.jpg?t=1946678543&w=500&quality=80center_img It’s a good thing both teams had former starters in the league as their No. 2 QBs entering the season and used their two QBs during the regular season leading to their playoff runs. For our 1999 team, it was out of necessity that ex-Steeler Neil O’Donnell replaced McNair when the starter missed five games with a back injury. O’Donnell went 4-1 in his place.Marcus Mariota was benched after the Titans were shut out in Denver in Week 6. Tannehill replaced him and has gone 9-3 as the starter after being traded from Miami, leading the league in passer rating at 117.5. He has had the best season of his career, but he clearly has benefited from teams trying to stop Henry.Defensively, both teams are solid with forcing turnovers a strength. The 1999 Titans had five fumble recoveries and two interceptions in the postseason. This year’s team has three interceptions and two fumble recoveries through the first two playoff wins.Each team boasts a talented defensive end with multiple Pro Bowl selections. Jevon Kearse was our star pass-rusher in 1999, when he was Rookie of the Year with 14.5 sacks and was constantly pressuring QBs in the playoffs. Jurrell Casey leads the way for the Titans defenders today, and he had two sacks of Lamar Jackson last week, one of which resulted in a forced fumble that led to the clinching TD. The unexpected run of this year’s Titans to the AFC championship game reminds me in many ways of the Tennessee team of 20 years ago, especially with a big power back who is dominating the playoffs in Derrick Henry who looks like the reincarnation of the star of the 1999 team, Eddie George.I was president/COO of the 1999 Titans, the only team in franchise history (including the Houston Oilers years) to make it to the Super Bowl. After road wins at Indianapolis and Jacksonville following our home victory over Buffalo, we fell inches short against the Rams in Super Bowl 34. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/94/f4/ryan-tannehill-120819-getty-ftrjpg_qzh6urqfn3641oofz1vzv0amd.jpg?t=-392876858&w=500&quality=80last_img read more