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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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December 4, 2009
T he 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 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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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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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 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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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2012
The world's nicest NFL Player met the New York media Monday and charmed everyone in the room. And considering the room was the cavernous Jetsindoor practice facility, crammed with enough TV cameras, tape recorders and notebook-wielding reporters to cover a papal visit, this was no small feat. At probably the biggest news conference ever held for a backup quarterback, Tim Tebow said all the right things to the howling jackals of the press, as you knew he would. He was folksy and humble and open and aw-shucksy, just what you'd expect. How many times did he say he was "excited" to be a Jet?
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