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By CHILDS WALKER | October 3, 2008
It's not that I thought the Tennessee Titans would stink or anything. After all, they went 10-6 and made the playoffs last season. They boast one of the best defensive front sevens in football. And they have one of the NFL's most underappreciated coaches in Jeff Fisher. It's just that I figured the Titans would play mediocre football unless Vince Young took a serious step forward at quarterback. If you had told me that Young would be out with physical and psychological problems after Week 1, I would probably have predicted doom.
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By Source: Baltimore Sun archives | December 4, 2009
The Ravens, who started the 1998 season at 2-2, lost their third straight game when the Green Bay Packers limited them to 233 yards of total offense in a 28-10 win at legendary Lambeau Field on Oct. 25, 1998. In addition, the Ravens had a full-blown quarterback controversy as Eric Zeier was replaced by Jim Harbaugh in the second half. The key play was a 71-yard punt return by the Packers' Roell Preston just 1:47 into the game. It put the Packers up 7-0 at home, where they had won 25 of their past 26 games.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,CONTRIBUTING WRITER Sun staff writer Paul McMullen contributed to this article | September 21, 1997
COLLEGE PARK -- As quarterback Oscar Davenport strolled off the field, a crowd of about 200 North Carolina fans feverishly chanted, "Oscar! Oscar!" and snapped photos of this year's Tar Heels hero. A few steps ahead of Davenport, Chris Keldorf, the Tar Heels' starter last year when he was the All-Atlantic Coast Conference choice, walked into the locker room seemingly unnoticed.In the most-talked-about quarterback controversy in college football today, Davenport is hot. Keldorf is not."It's a great situation for us," North Carolina Mack Brown said.
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By Laura Vecsey | October 15, 2004
SINCE the juggernaut in College Park took off, the ride has been a blast. The Terrapins' ascent has been fueled by hunger, pride and talent made good by blood, sweat and tears - and anything else Ralph Friedgen has asked for. We all know what's happened at Maryland since Friedgen came back home. It has been all about winning games, Top 25 rankings, bowl appearances, sold-out Byrd Stadium, facility upgrades and big TV money. Now, with the stakes permanently higher, the potential for misery is that much more miserable.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | September 15, 1996
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- What's Maryland without a quarterback controversy?Maryland won its first two games by 24 points, but second-team quarterback Ken Mastrole saw scant action in romps over Northern Illinois and Alabama-Birmingham. A shoulder injury to Brian Cummings forced Mastrole into the Virginia game yesterday, and coach Mark Duffner was asked if he regretted not giving the redshirt freshman more playing time in the first two games."Maybe we would've been better," Duffner said, "but this is the situation we faced today."
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October 17, 2006
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By JAMISON HENSLEY | September 24, 2007
CALLING IN THE CLOSER Steve McNair said he was healthy enough to finish the game, but coach Brian Billick replaced him in the fourth quarter with Kyle Boller, who led the Ravens on the winning drive in the final two minutes. Boller was 5-for-5 for 32 yards on the final series, proving the Ravens have a better closer than the Orioles. NO QUARTERBACK CONTROVERSY McNair said after the game that his groin is fine and he will be able to start Sunday. Billick said he pulled McNair because he was "favoring" the leg and didn't want the injury to turn into a long-term one. McNair led the Ravens to scores on four of seven drives, completing 20 of 27 passes for 198 yards and a touchdown.
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By Mike Preston | August 12, 2005
Ravens camp update Quarterback controversy? There is none yet, not after only two weeks of training camp. But backup Anthony Wright is playing just as well, if not better, than starter Kyle Boller. The Ravens have four preseason games to play, enough time for Boller to distinguish himself as starter. If he doesn't ... The other guy: No. 3 quarterback Derek Anderson, the rookie out of Oregon State, continues to be impressive. He is hesitant at times because he lacks knowledge of the offense, but he can rifle the ball or use touch, as he did on a 40-yard bomb yesterday.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 4, 1990
ANNAPOLIS -- Just call it the quarterback controversy that never materialized.Even though Navy quarterback Alton Grizzard committed a career-high six turnovers in last week's 28-17 loss to Boston College, the senior was endorsed yesterday by coach George Chaump, who namedhim the starter for Saturday's game against Air Force.It was a frustrated Chaump who suggested changes after watching Grizzard throw five passes that were intercepted and fumble once -- with three of the turnovers resulting in Boston College touchdowns.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | July 26, 1996
Ravens reserve quarterback Eric Zeier feels a little more at ease this season, first within himself and now with the team."I got four games under my belt last season and had some other experiences," said Zeier. "I just have to use those times, and develop from them."Nearly a year ago, Zeier came into camp as a promising rookie from the University of Georgia, the Cleveland Browns' third-round draft pick who owned 18 Southeastern Conference and 67 Bulldogs passing records.He quickly made a name for himself with the Browns in preseason, and when the team lost three straight games early during the regular season, Cleveland coach Bill Belichick pulled starter Vinny Testaverde for Zeier.
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