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By JOHN EISENBERG | December 31, 1995
TEMPE, Ariz. -- They're coming. Danny Wuerffel knows they're coming.In big, red waves, one after another after another, for all four quarters of the Fiesta Bowl on Tuesday night at Sun Devil Stadium, Nebraska defenders are going to come after Wuerffel, Florida's record-setting quarterback."
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | October 24, 2003
ASHBURN, Va. - Even as the Washington Redskins welcomed backup quarterback Tim Hasselbeck to his first practice, coach Steve Spurrier hinted yesterday that the team could make more changes, including calling on a familiar face. Spurrier, who vowed to remake a team that fell to 3-4 after a 24-7 loss to Buffalo on Sunday, said the club could add another quarterback to its roster before the next game against Dallas on Nov. 2 and did not rule out possibly asking former Redskin Danny Wuerffel to return.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2002
LANDOVER -- The Washington Redskins' first loss in the preseason turned out to be Shane Matthews' gain. After quarterback Danny Wuerffel sputtered in the first half of a 28-14 loss to the New England Patriots before 70,118 at FedEx Field last night, Washington coach Steve Spurrier announced that he was naming Matthews as the starter for the season home opener against the Arizona Cardinals Sept. 8. "I really feel that there is less pressure on Shane to go play," said Spurrier, who coached both Matthews and Wuerffel at the University of Florida.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | August 31, 2003
ASHBURN, Va. - Steve Spurrier's affinity for quarterbacks took a strange turn. Danny Wuerffel, a longtime favorite of Spurrier's since their days at the University of Florida, and Gibran Hamdan, the Washington Redskins' seventh-round draft choice last April, were released by the team yesterday as it trimmed its roster to reach the 53-player limit by today. Wuerffel and Hamdan were two of 10 players waived by the Redskins, but Hamdan's name was left off a list circulated by the team's media relations department.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | December 31, 1996
NEW ORLEANS -- Coach and player both have won Heisman Trophies. Coach and player are both the sons of preachers. After that, however, flamboyant Steve Spurrier and unflappable Danny Wuerffel operate on opposite sides of the street.For nearly a month, Florida's "Coach Superior" has been on Florida State's case, complaining to the Southeastern Conference and anyone who will listen about the way the Seminoles roughed up Wuerffel in their regular-season showdown. The quarterback, meanwhile, doesn't come off as quite so righteous.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2002
LANDOVER - The fizzing sound you heard was the air leaking from the Washington Redskins' Fun 'N Gun offense. After averaging more than 37 points in winning their first four exhibition games under coach Steve Spurrier's successful system from the University of Florida, Washington was humbled by the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, 28-14, in the final game of the preseason at FedEx Field last night. The Redskins had made history by becoming the first team in NFL history to score at least 35 points in four exhibition contests, but they had few answers for the defensive scheme posed by New England coach Bill Belichick.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | October 1, 2002
ASHBURN, Va. - All signs point to quarterback Danny Wuerffel making his first start in four seasons when the Washington Redskins visit the Tennessee Titans Sunday. Washington coach Steve Spurrier wouldn't say as much, but considering that Wuerffel's only competition for the starting role, rookie Patrick Ramsey, has been inactive for the first three games, Wuerffel's experience in six starts for the New Orleans Saints in 1997-98 gives him the edge. Wuerffel and Ramsey split snaps with the first team during practice last week and yesterday.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | August 31, 2003
ASHBURN, Va. - Steve Spurrier's affinity for quarterbacks took a strange turn. Danny Wuerffel, a longtime favorite of Spurrier's since their days at the University of Florida, and Gibran Hamdan, the Washington Redskins' seventh-round draft choice last April, were released by the team yesterday as it trimmed its roster to reach the 53-player limit by today. Wuerffel and Hamdan were two of 10 players waived by the Redskins, but Hamdan's name was left off a list circulated by the team's media relations department.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | October 24, 2003
ASHBURN, Va. - Even as the Washington Redskins welcomed backup quarterback Tim Hasselbeck to his first practice, coach Steve Spurrier hinted yesterday that the team could make more changes, including calling on a familiar face. Spurrier, who vowed to remake a team that fell to 3-4 after a 24-7 loss to Buffalo on Sunday, said the club could add another quarterback to its roster before the next game against Dallas on Nov. 2 and did not rule out possibly asking former Redskin Danny Wuerffel to return.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | January 3, 1997
NEW ORLEANS -- Round 2 in the Bayou was a knockout for Florida, which likely secured its first national championship and some sweet revenge on Florida State with a 52-20 pounding of the Seminoles in the Sugar Bowl last night.Danny Wuerffel, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who was pushed around by the Seminoles during a regular-season loss, threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as coach Steve Spurrier's team, which entered ranked No. 3, picked apart the No. 1 Seminoles and bettered the Sugar Bowl scoring record the Gators set three years ago.Florida's unheralded defense, meanwhile, put the clamps on Warrick Dunn and company, as Florida State couldn't solve the Gators on either side of the ball before 78,344, the largest crowd to watch a football game at the Superdome.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | August 5, 2003
ASHBURN, Va. - Besides their days at the University of Florida and an affinity for playing under center, Washington Redskins coach Steve Spurrier and quarterback Danny Wuerffel can agree on one more thing. Wuerffel will not unseat Patrick Ramsey as Washington's starting quarterback. After a well-attended morning practice at Redskins Park yesterday, Spurrier stated in no uncertain terms that Ramsey's status as the team's No. 1 quarterback would not change despite the return of Wuerffel, who started four games for Washington last season.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | December 9, 2002
LANDOVER - The Washington Redskins delivered a present to a team that desperately needed one. Armed with a chance to resuscitate their quickly fading playoff hopes, the Redskins ended those dreams by committing five turnovers that the New York Giants converted into 21 points in a 27-21 NFC East victory before 78,635 at FedEx Field. The loss eliminated Washington (5-8) from the NFC playoff race. Conversely, New York kept a faint glimmer of hope by ending a two-game losing streak and improving to 7-6. "The turnovers were crucially bad," said Washington coach Steve Spurrier, who is in danger of suffering his first losing season as a coach since his rookie year in 1987, when Duke finished 5-6. "We did some good things, but unfortunately, we turned it over."
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | November 28, 2002
ASHBURN, Va. - Here they go again. The Washington Redskins have seen this pattern before. Their new quarterback sparkles in his debut and guides the team to victory before faltering badly in two straight losses. It happened with Shane Matthews when he powered Washington to an eight-point win against the Arizona Cardinals in the season opener before two consecutive setbacks forced Matthews to the bench. Patrick Ramsey - replacing an injured Danny Wuerffel - led the Redskins to a 17-point rout of the Tennessee Titans before back-to-back losses to the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers earned him a demotion, too. So as Wuerffel, coming off a mistake-free effort in Sunday's 20-17 upset of the St. Louis Rams, prepared for Washington's game against the Dallas Cowboys today at Texas Stadium at 4:05 p.m., did he have any concerns about the troublesome trend?
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | November 25, 2002
LANDOVER - The Washington Redskins got win No. 5 courtesy of No. 56. Washington earned its fifth victory and kept alive at least a glimmer of hope for a playoff spot when linebacker LaVar Arrington stripped St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner of the ball with 11 seconds left in regulation to preserve a 20-17 decision before 79,823 at FedEx Field yesterday. The Redskins improved to 5-6, and the victory ended what had been their third two-game losing streak of ths season. Washington is still two games behind the New Orleans Saints (7-4)
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | November 24, 2002
ASHBURN, Va. -- Steve Spurrier has never been one to follow conventional wisdom. Perhaps that's why the unorthodox coach -- going against the football experts and statistics -- has opted to turn over the Washington Redskins' ever-dwindling playoff chances to quarterback Danny Wuerffel. Wuerffel, a six-year journeyman who has thrown just nine touchdowns against 18 interceptions in 22 career games, will attempt to lead Washington (4-6) out of its third two-game losing streak of the season at 1 p.m. today against the visiting St. Louis Rams (5-5)
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | October 11, 2002
ASHBURN, Va. - Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgensen, Joe Theismann and Doug Williams. Rookie Patrick Ramsey is hoping to add his name to that list of successful Washington Redskins quarterbacks. But Ramsey, who was impressive in his NFL debut with a 20-for-34, 268-yard effort with two touchdowns and no interceptions in a 31-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, knows the adoration of fans can turn into venom if he should fail in his next outing. "I'm very happy that people are accepting of my performance," said Ramsey, a first-round draft choice who will make his first NFL start against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at FedEx Field.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | March 27, 2002
ASHBURN, Va. - After a whirlwind three months during which he left the comfort of college in favor of a much-anticipated shot at the NFL, Washington Redskins coach Steve Spurrier got a chance to take the field for the first time yesterday with his team and do what many believe he does best - call plays. Spurrier - whose arrival to the NFL has been as talked about as that of any college coach in recent history - and the Redskins opened a three-day minicamp at the team's training facility.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | October 6, 2002
ASHBURN, Va. - The Tennessee Titans may just be the tonic that the Washington Redskins need. Seeking to end a two-game losing streak, the Redskins encounter a Tennessee team that is mired in a three-game skid of its own and also spinning its wheels in the mud. "I think we're catching them at as good a time as any for us," said newly crowned No. 2 wide receiver Kevin Lockett. "Neither one of us has won in the last two or three weeks. Somebody's got to win. The way we see it, it might as well be us."
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | October 1, 2002
ASHBURN, Va. - All signs point to quarterback Danny Wuerffel making his first start in four seasons when the Washington Redskins visit the Tennessee Titans Sunday. Washington coach Steve Spurrier wouldn't say as much, but considering that Wuerffel's only competition for the starting role, rookie Patrick Ramsey, has been inactive for the first three games, Wuerffel's experience in six starts for the New Orleans Saints in 1997-98 gives him the edge. Wuerffel and Ramsey split snaps with the first team during practice last week and yesterday.
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