Former Nebraska standout Mitch Krenk believes his former Chicago Bears’ teammate Ron Rivera will be the winning coach on Sunday when his Carolina Panthers play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
Krenk and Rivera were both members of the 1985 Bears squad the pummeled New England 46-10 in Super Bowl 20 in New Orleans.
“I am not a betting guy but I think Carolina is too tough for them”, said Krenk. “Maybe that is me wanting Ron Rivera to get the win but Carolina has looked so tough in the playoffs I think they have got too much”
The 85 Bears were considered a team full of characters. They released a music video called “The Super Bowl Shuffle” in the middle of the season and were the subject of a 30 for 30 that premiered on ESPN Thursday night.
Krenk says the team just recently got together for a 30-year reunion.
“We had around 40 guys come back. I think it shows the bond that we have that 30 years later we are still getting together for parties.”
Karla James contributed to this story