KUSA - Super Bowl XLVIII brought back too many painful memories for both Denver Broncos head coach John Fox and Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway.
The Broncos lost to the Seattle Seahawks 43-8 on Sunday. Elway is familiar with this feeling, having been on the losing side of three Super Bowls.
However, this one stung a lot.
"It was a great year," Elway said in a press conference on Tuesday. "We just came up short. I would rather get beat by a late-game field goal than the way we did."
Elway went on to say he never got over his Super Bowl losses.
"I'm not over them yet," Elway said. "I just added this one to it."
Fox felt similarly.
"It will be a while," Fox said about the loss after working so hard.
But seemingly harnessing his two previous Super Bowl victories, Elway went on with a positive outlook for next season.
"We'll get through this disappointment," Elway said. "We'll appreciate this season more than [we] do right now. We're going to keep building ... Peyton will be here. The goal has not changed. It will not change."
Fox was also optimistic, saying "you're driven sometimes by that disappointment."