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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1998
The Oakland Raiders were 3-2 in their first five games with Jeff George as their starting quarterback.They're 3-0 in their last three games since Donald Hollas became the starter after George suffered a groin injury, and have become one of the surprise teams in the league.But if George is ready to play Sunday against the Ravens, new coach Jon Gruden said he doesn't think he has a tough decision -- George will start."If Jeff George can go, he's our starting quarterback. If he can't play, we're comfortable with Donald Hollas as our quarterback," Gruden said.
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By BILL ORDINE | October 31, 2007
I was waiting for something like this to happen. Jeff George has gone public with "Hey, I can play as well as these guys!" or words to that effect. George, who hasn't thrown an NFL pass since 2001, contacted the Minnesota Vikings' play-by-play announcer to take the temperature of coach Brad Childress concerning possible interest in George. The Vikings' first-string quarterback, Tarvaris Jackson, is hurt and wasn't all that hot when he was playing. Backup Kelly Holcomb was horrible Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles and then got knocked silly.
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By Mike Preston | November 8, 1998
1 The Ravens have to pressure whoever quarterbacks the Raiders, Donald Hollas or Jeff George.2 The Ravens have to control defensive tackles Russell Maryland and Darrell Russell.3 The Ravens have to get a good blend of pass and run and be unpredictable on first down.Pub Date: 11/08/98
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | September 27, 2001
ASHBURN, Va. - In a move that was stunning in its alacrity, Washington Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer yesterday decided that Jeff George wouldn't be his starter, then elected to waive him from the roster. Schottenheimer, who benched George in the third quarter of the season opener against San Diego, then watched him guide the Redskins' offense in the franchise's worst shutout loss in 40 years in a 37-0 defeat Monday night in Green Bay, had seen enough. "I reached the point where I just didn't feel that the Washington Redskins could win with Jeff George as their starting quarterback," said Schottenheimer.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1996
The suspension of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Jeff George and rumors swirling about his possible trade have caught the attention of Ravens coach Ted Marchibroda.Marchibroda coached George in 1992 and 1993 when both were with the Indianapolis Colts. George completed 234 of 407 passes for 2,526 yards and eight touchdowns in 1993, and 167 of 306 passes for 1,963 yards and seven touchdowns in 1992. He was one of only four quarterbacks who passed for more than 4,000 yards in 1995."I'm watching that situation, sure," Marchibroda said.
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By BILL ORDINE | October 31, 2007
I was waiting for something like this to happen. Jeff George has gone public with "Hey, I can play as well as these guys!" or words to that effect. George, who hasn't thrown an NFL pass since 2001, contacted the Minnesota Vikings' play-by-play announcer to take the temperature of coach Brad Childress concerning possible interest in George. The Vikings' first-string quarterback, Tarvaris Jackson, is hurt and wasn't all that hot when he was playing. Backup Kelly Holcomb was horrible Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles and then got knocked silly.
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By Glae Thien and Glae Thien,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 10, 2001
SAN DIEGO -- Washington Redskins quarterback Jeff George wouldn't comment on a budding controversy over his starting job after he was pulled in the third quarter of a 30-3 loss to the San Diego Chargers yesterday. In fact, he didn't say anything at all in departing the locker room after the season opener. After he was replaced by former Raven Tony Banks with the Redskins trailing 20-0, George had an animated discussion with Washington coach Mary Schottenheimer. But Schottenheimer refuted that it was a heated exchange.
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September 6, 1996
1. Green Bay: Even the president's on the bandwagon.2. San Francisco: 49ers may have found a running game.3. Dallas: It's time for Barry Switzer to prove he can coach.4. Buffalo: Oldies but goodies.5. Kansas City: Chiefs find a way to win in the regular season.6. Miami: Jimmy Johnson found a running game.7. Denver: John Elway still makes Broncos go.8. Pittsburgh: Steelers miss Neil O'Donnell.9. San Diego: Chargers could recover their super form.10. Indianapolis: Maybe Jim Harbaugh's for real.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Correspondent DL INDIANAPOLIS | December 23, 1990
INDIANAPOLIS -- Alan Grant's 25-yard interception return for a touchdown with less than a minute left gave the Indianapolis Colts a 35-28 victory over the Washington Redskins last night at the Hoosier Dome.The Redskins held a 28-21 lead before the Colts tied it with a little more than a minute left on a touchdown pass by Jeff George.The Redskins dominated the game on the ground, as Earnest Byner went over the 100-yard mark for the fourth consecutive game, but they made enough mistakes -- notably ill-timed penalties and dropped passes -- to keep the Colts in the game.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | August 13, 2000
LANDOVER - It looked like coach Norv Turner found out who his backup running back would be. Adrian Murrell had just glided his way into the end zone on the Redskins' opening drive of Friday night's 30-20 preseason victory over the New England Patriots, while Skip Hicks remained on the sideline after not playing in the first preseason game because of injury. But finally, at the start of the second half, Hicks got a chance to answer. And he did. His sprained hamstring healthy, Hicks rushed for 98 yards on 15 carries and scored an impressive touchdown of his own, outrunning the Patriots' defense to the sideline before diving into the end zone.
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By Glae Thien and Glae Thien,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 10, 2001
SAN DIEGO -- Washington Redskins quarterback Jeff George wouldn't comment on a budding controversy over his starting job after he was pulled in the third quarter of a 30-3 loss to the San Diego Chargers yesterday. In fact, he didn't say anything at all in departing the locker room after the season opener. After he was replaced by former Raven Tony Banks with the Redskins trailing 20-0, George had an animated discussion with Washington coach Mary Schottenheimer. But Schottenheimer refuted that it was a heated exchange.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2000
Brian Billick passes too much. Brian Billick doesn't pass enough. In a year when the Ravens changed quarterbacks and endured a five-game touchdown drought, their coach has drawn fire for his handling of the offense. The latest criticism came this week on the Web site for The Sporting News, where Billick was characterized as "inflexible" and scolded for forcing a "high-risk vertical passing game" on the team. Informed of that Internet commentary, Billick offered a damned-if-he-does, damned-if-he-doesn't shrug yesterday.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | November 6, 2000
TEMPE, Ariz. - Jeff George sat in front of his locker with his uniform on, head bowed and face downcast after the Washington Redskins' 16-15 loss to the Arizona Cardinals yesterday. He looked like a man searching for answers. Twenty minutes later, when he finally stood up to address the media, he did not have very many. "You hate to keep saying, `Fix it, fix it, fix it,' " George said. "Screw that fixing it, let's do something about it. Let's score touchdowns. Coming in here thinking we are a Super Bowl team, we have to make plays."
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | August 13, 2000
LANDOVER - It looked like coach Norv Turner found out who his backup running back would be. Adrian Murrell had just glided his way into the end zone on the Redskins' opening drive of Friday night's 30-20 preseason victory over the New England Patriots, while Skip Hicks remained on the sideline after not playing in the first preseason game because of injury. But finally, at the start of the second half, Hicks got a chance to answer. And he did. His sprained hamstring healthy, Hicks rushed for 98 yards on 15 carries and scored an impressive touchdown of his own, outrunning the Patriots' defense to the sideline before diving into the end zone.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | July 30, 2000
ASHBURN, Va. - One could argue that in a fantasy matchup, the Washington Redskins' second team would give the Cleveland Browns' first team a battle. Something so seemingly unlikely could happen if for no other reason than because quarterback Jeff George is the leader of that second group. And often times, when he is on the field, things happen. George, the much-heralded, much-maligned, high-priced backup that landed in Washington after a one-year stint with the Minnesota Vikings, is known for his cannon arm and accurate passing as well as his spoiled-brat image and sideline blowup while in Atlanta with then coach June Jones.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | April 11, 1999
Nine years ago, Jeff George was the toast of the NFL.The Indianapolis Colts, his hometown team, traded up to make him the first player selected in the 1990 draft.It's been all downhill since.He left Indianapolis in a storm of controversy. He left Atlanta in a storm of controversy after a public shouting match with his coach on national TV.He couldn't even make it with the team noted for renegades -- the Oakland Raiders.All that was left was the quarterback team of last resort -- the Minnesota Vikings.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | September 26, 1996
The Ravens and free-agent linebacker Keith Goganious were close to completing a one-year contract last night for a salary near the minimum of $191,000.The Ravens are expected to make an announcement on the signing of Goganious today, three days before the team plays the New Orleans Saints. The fourth-year linebacker will be used mostly as a special teams player against the Saints.Later, the Ravens expect Goganious will be used as a reserve inside and outside linebacker."I would say his role would be limited at first, but he would be an insurance policy for us because we only have five healthy linebackers," said Ravens coach Ted Marchibroda.
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By Mike Preston | November 8, 1998
1 The Ravens have to pressure whoever quarterbacks the Raiders, Donald Hollas or Jeff George.2 The Ravens have to control defensive tackles Russell Maryland and Darrell Russell.3 The Ravens have to get a good blend of pass and run and be unpredictable on first down.Pub Date: 11/08/98
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1998
The Oakland Raiders were 3-2 in their first five games with Jeff George as their starting quarterback.They're 3-0 in their last three games since Donald Hollas became the starter after George suffered a groin injury, and have become one of the surprise teams in the league.But if George is ready to play Sunday against the Ravens, new coach Jon Gruden said he doesn't think he has a tough decision -- George will start."If Jeff George can go, he's our starting quarterback. If he can't play, we're comfortable with Donald Hollas as our quarterback," Gruden said.
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