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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 Ken Rosenthal | August 6, 1991
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- What if they gave a quarterback controversy and nobody came? Interesting question, as far as the Super Bowl champion New York Giants are concerned.Neither Phil Simms nor Jeff Hostetler appeared before the media last night after the Giants' 23-17 preseason victory over Buffalo. Frankly, there isn't much for either to say.Each has won a Super Bowl, but new coach Ray Handley says the job is Simms' to lose. Incumbents are even safer in sports than in politics, so really, what's the big deal?
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By Kevin Mulligan and Kevin Mulligan,Knight-Ridder News Service | December 22, 1991
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles want Jim McMahon back next season, and pony-tailed No. 9 wants to continue playing in Philadelphia.That doesn't necessarily mean Jimmy Mac will be back.According to Steve Zucker, the quarterback's agent, a healthier McMahon will also have to be made a whole lot wealthier if he is to remain an Eagle.Zucker said McMahon, whose one-year contract expires Feb. 1, would be seeking both "starter's money" and "an opportunity to be the starter" in his upcoming negotiations with the Eagles front office.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Evening Sun Staff | November 8, 1990
This is not what Tom Bill envisioned when he showed up at Penn State five years ago.Not his second-team role as a senior quarterback. Not his suspension from the football team as a junior. And certainly not his ensuing 30-day stay in a rehabilitation center last January for alcohol abuse.Bill, a high school All-American, had expected better."I definitely hoped for more," he said yesterday. "Two years ago when I got to start and I started so well against Virginia, I thought things might really go well for me. They didn't.
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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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October 17, 2006
NATIONAL Ex-FDA chief set to plead Former FDA Commissioner Lester M. Crawford, who was charged by federal prosecutors with lying about owning stock and options in companies regulated by the agency, was to plead guilty to two misdemeanors today, his lawyer said.
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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 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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