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Keeler: Teddy Bridgewater? Drew Lock? If Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles plays in Pittsburgh like he did vs. Ravens, it might not matter.

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Keeler: Teddy Bridgewater? Drew Lock? If Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles plays in Pittsburgh like he did vs. Ravens, it might not matter.

When does Garett Bolles start paying that contract back? The $68 million, $38 million of it, guaranteed, through 2024? When does the performance match the faith? The investment?

It won’t matter who gets the start behind center for the Broncos in Pittsburgh — Teddy Bridgewater, Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, Urban Meyer’s attorney — if Week 5 Bolles is Week 4 Bolles. Because they’ll be running for their lives against Blitzburg. Right from the jump.

“He needs to be better,” coach Vic Fangio said earlier this week, and matter-of-factly, when asked about Bolles, the Broncos’ big left tackle. “He should be critical of himself. He didn’t play well enough (against Baltimore).”

Well enough in …

“Mainly, the pass protection.”

Wait a minute. Wasn’t that corner turned? Last fall, over 15 games, Bolles wasn’t just the most improved player on the Denver offense — he was arguably that unit’s most valuable player, too. During a lousy, pandemic fall of 2020, the former first-round pick offered up one of the best individual turnaround stories of the Front Range, if not the NFL. No more charting the penalty flags. No more jokes about how the Broncos’ new fight song was “HOLDING, OFFENSE, NO. 72.”

Fast forward a season, and … yikes.

Bolles has surrendered four sacks through the season’s first four games, according to Post reporter Ryan O’Halloran. He’d charged Bolles with allowing a mere half-a-sack — that’s all — over 15 appearances in 2020.

The rest of The Post’s charting isn’t much kinder:

Bolles 2020: 15 games, 9 knockdowns, 0 pressures, 9.5 “disruptions.”

Bolles 2021: 4 games, 1 knockdown, 3 pressures, 8 “disruptions.”

So, no, your eyes aren’t lying.

And neither was Bolles this past Sunday when he said this:

“I think (the loss) just came down to the little things. Particularly me. I didn’t play too well. I feel like that loss is on me, being the leader of the offensive line. I wasn’t doing my job 100% like I needed to (in order) to make Teddy (Bridgewater) feel comfortable.”

The Broncos can’t afford less than that 100. Not now. Not after the Ravens’ rush knocked Bridgewater all over Empower Field for two quarters, then out of the game with a concussion. Not after Baltimore racked up five sacks and 11 quarterback hits.

And not with a Steelers defense up next trying to save face — and reverse a 1-3 start — in front of a Pittsburgh crowd that’ll be braying for blood. Lots of it.

“He’s an outstanding player,” Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said Thursday when asked about Bolles. “And when you can admit that there’s things that you can do better to help us win, I think, (that’s) a good thing, because this thing is a journey. As we go, unfortunately, there are bumps in the road. You’ve got to get over that bump and try to be better. And that’s where we are now and where he’s at.”

If Bolles is out to lunch, so is this offense. Lock is hopeless when pressured, a point to which even the most devout Drew tans have been forced to concede. While Bridgewater has been more elusive under duress than advertised, he’s not Patrick Mahomes, either.

 

Both QBs need a clean pocket. They need help. They need protection from the likes of T.J. Watt. Over essentially two-and-a-half games this season — Pittsburgh’s ace pass-rusher left a Week 2 loss at Las Vegas mid-tilt — J.J.’s little brother has 5.0 sacks and 8 quarterback hits.

Week 6: Maxx Crosby of the Raiders (2.0 sacks, three tackles for losses).

Week 7: Myles Garrett of the Browns (6.0 sacks).

Week 8: Montez Sweat of the Washington Snyders (3.0 sacks).

When opposing defenses look at Broncos game film, they should be biting their fingernails. After Baltimore, they’re cracking their collective knuckles, waiting for their turn to eat.

“Some days I’m going to have good days, and some days I’m going to have bad days,” Bolles said last Sunday. “(Against the Ravens), I took a punch in the face. I have to take my lickings, get off up the mat, get back next week, figure out what happened when I got knocked out, and get back up again. That’s the type of player that I am. I’m going to get back up, fix my things and continue to move forward.”

Payback is a you-know-what. So is Heinz Field if your quarterback spends the afternoon on his keister.

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Man dies in crash after he flees from North St. Paul police and deputies search for him, sheriff says

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Man dies in crash after he flees from North St. Paul police and deputies search for him, sheriff says

A driver died when he crashed his vehicle in Roseville early Tuesday, according to the Ramsey County sheriff.

It happened about 2:40 a.m. in the area of Minnesota Highway 36 and Dale Street.

North St. Paul officers initially tried to pull over the driver for a traffic violation, but the man kept going, said Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher. The driver headed west on Minnesota 36 and officers stopped pursuing when he left North St. Paul, according to Fletcher.

Ramsey County sheriff’s deputies were looking for the car and saw a vehicle exit at Dale Street that they believed might be the one they were seeking, so they followed but hadn’t activated emergency lights or sirens, Fletcher said.

“We never pursued the vehicle,” he said.

The driver started getting back onto Minnesota 36, accelerated on the ramp and struck a median. The car flipped and the driver was ejected. The adult driver was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Fletcher, who wasn’t aware of anyone else being in the vehicle.

His name hadn’t been released as of Tuesday morning.

Deputies didn’t know at the time that North St. Paul police had issued an alert to law enforcement about the man who was driving. The alert said he was wanted for a violation of a domestic abuse no-contact order, and had made threats to the person who the order protected and to police, according to Fletcher. The alert asked any law enforcement who found the man to hold him for North St. Paul police.

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the incident.

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Released on May 9, 2022, on Hulu TV, the new American series ‘Candy’ has sparked a few questions in the minds of its viewers. The most important question: Who did Candy have an affair with? Another really popular question amongst the netizens is if the show is based on a real story. We have the answers for you.

But wait, if you haven’t watched the show yet and are planning to watch it, I hope you don’t read any further because I will mention some real spoilers ahead. Please don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Who is Candy, and who does she have an affair with?

The series is based on a true story. In 1984, Candy Montgomery brutally murdered her friend and neighbor, Betty Gore, with an axe. The protagonist later found that she was cheating on her husband with Betty’s husband, Allan Gore. When Betty found out about their affair, she confronted Candy, and that’s when she turned violent. There were 46 wounds from the axe found in Betty’s body. It was a shock to hear that a common housewife and a mother of two kids could kill her friend so brutally.

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Another affair?

So, was Allan the only one Candy had an affair with? Maybe not! In the fifth episode of the TV show, we see Candy being questioned on the stands.

She was asked if her affair with Allan Gore was the first one she’d had. We see Candy refusing and saying, “I was with a man from Early November to mid-December” of the same year. She did not give them any names because she didn’t want to run his family. But the viewers have a name. It’s the husband of her friend and business partner, Sherry Cleckler.

In the same episode, Sherry leaves the court immediately after Candy is declared innocent. Pat, Candy’s husband, is also seen taunting her. He said Sherry isn’t in court because she wants to keep her husband away from Candy.

Where is Candy now? 

The alleged murderer of Betty Gore, Candy Montgomery, was found innocent by the jury after many hearings. Her lawyers said that she had to kill Betty in self-defence. According to them, Betty was enraged hearing about Candy’s affair with her husband and attacked her with the axe. To save herself, Candy had to attack back.

Proven innocent, she later stayed away from the public eye. It’s known that she and her husband filed for divorce. Nothing is known about their kids. Mr Gore supposedly remarried, and his kids are doing well.

Is the show on Hulu worth watching?

Both the audience and the critics applaud the show. Nick Antosca and Robin Weith create the show. Jessica Biel plays the character of Candy. We see Melanie Lynskey portraying Betty Gore. We see other talented cast members Pablo Schrieber as Allan Gore and Timothy Simons as Pat, Candy’s husband. Their acting is immaculate. Candy has proved to be one of the most engaging crime dramas recently released.

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Jury selection underway for Minnesota clinic shooting trial

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A booking photo from February 2021 of Gregory Paul Ulrich. (Courtesy of the Wright County Sheriff's Office)

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — Jury selection was underway in the trial of a man accused of walking into a Minnesota medical clinic and opening fire, killing one staff member and wounding four others last year.

A booking photo from February 2021 of Gregory Paul Ulrich. (Courtesy of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office)

Gregory Ulrich is being tried on charges of murder, attempted murder and other counts in the Feb. 9, 2021, shooting at the Allina Health Clinic in Buffalo, a small city about 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

Jury selection took place Monday and was expected to continue throughout the week.

Prosecutors say Ulrich was angry about his medical treatment at the clinic when he opened fire, killing Lindsay Overbay, a 37-year-old medical assistant, and wounding the others. Ulrich is also accused of setting off several pipe bombs at the clinic before eventually surrendering to law enforcement.

A Wright County District Court judge ruled last year that Ulrich was mentally competent to stand trial. Ulrich’s defense didn’t fight that ruling and his lawyer hasn’t detailed what defense might be offered at trial.

Court records allege Ulrich has mental health and substance abuse problems, and that he frequently reported unfounded thefts or minor quarrels involving his neighbors and others. Police have said Ulrich was no stranger to them and was known to have been angry over his medical treatment.

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