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FILE - In this Saturday, July 27, 2013 file photo, Carolina Panthers receivers coach Ricky Proehl throws a pass during an NFL football training camp practice in Spartanburg, S.C. The pain of losing a Super Bowl never really disappears. It drives players who have experienced it to get back and get it right. Ricky Proehl has been to four Super Bowls as a player, going 2-2. He won and lost with the Rams, lost with the Panthers, and got the second ring in his final NFL season, 2006 with Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

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FILE - In this Saturday, July 27, 2013 file photo, Carolina Panthers receivers coach Ricky Proehl throws a pass during an NFL football training camp practice in Spartanburg, S.C. The pain of losing a Super Bowl never really disappears. It drives players who have experienced it to get back and get it right. Ricky Proehl has been to four Super Bowls as a player, going 2-2. He won and lost with the Rams, lost with the Panthers, and got the second ring in his final NFL season, 2006 with Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Failures fuel Super Bowl chase

By Barry Wilner

The Associated Press

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SAN FRANCISCO — The pain of losing a Super Bowl never really disappears. It drives players who have experienced it to get back and get it right.

Ricky Proehl has been to four Super Bowls as a player, going 2-2. He won and lost with the St. Louis Rams, lost with the Carolina Panthers and got the second ring in his final NFL season, 2006 with the Indianapolis Colts.


He is at the big game again as Carolina’s wide receivers coach, buoyed by memories of earning those rings, haunted by remembrances of the two failures.

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