Huesen 1976 preseason
Broncos lack positive thinking Â· Â· Â« m _ ^MF in soggy to help offense, Ralston says DENVER (UPI) - The Denver Broncos could do with some positive thinking, according to coach John Ralston. "We aren't mentally gearing up," said Ralston "We aren't trying to, either. It seems that every summer about this particular time, we're sitting here asking 'where the hell is the offense?" 1 The San Francisco 49ers, using first-year quarterback Scott Bull of Arkansas and a patched-up line, Sunday held Denver scoreless for three quarters and won an exhibition game 17-7. Running back Otis Armstrong wound up with a minus one yard rushing and Jon Keyworth netted only 17 yards. "I wasn't hurt," Armstrong By RALPH BERNSTEIN "I AP Sports Writer (Monday) PHILADELPHIA (AP) - It said after the game. "There was the kind of night a guy were no bumps, no yards, no wouldn't even send his mother- nothing." He said, however, in-law out in: torrential rain and wind gusts up to 41 miles per hour from Hurricane Belle. But the elements didn't stop 16,823 fans from watching the action at Veterans Stadium Monday night as the Pittsburgh rookie quarterback Craig Penrose "looked good and he was cool, too. He relaxed and hung in there." Penrose took over for Steve Ramsey in the fourth quarter and completed 6 of 11 passes, including the 22-yard throw for a touchdown to Billy Van Heusen. What appeared to be a ly Steelers sloshed their way to a Broncos get new lineman, cut Hulbeier because referees said Dolbin stepped out of bounds. "The thing he (Penrose) did was set up and zing it," said Ralston. "A lot of kids might hold it too long but he just DENVER (UPI) - The stepped back there, planted Denver Broncos placed center (his feet) and threw it." Ken Hulhbeier on waivers to make room on the team roster delphia Eagles. The National Football League second touchdown reception by preseason game proved noth- Jack Dolbin was disallowed ing, since both coach Dick Vermeil of the Eagles and Chuck Noll of the Steelers were unable 14-7 victory over the Phila- to evaluate the young talent striving to make both teams. The artificial surface was soaked, puddles dotting the field. Winds and sheets of rain swept through the stadium.