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January 2, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Tampa Bay quarterback Brad Johnson showed no ill effects from a back injury that sidelined him for the final two games of the regular season and was declared the starter for the Buccaneers' second-round playoff game next weekend. "I'm moving great, I feel great, I'm not worried about any hits, I'm not worried about anything," Johnson told the team's Web site after the 90-minute workout. Johnson was taking part in a full workout for the first time since getting injured late in a Dec. 15 game against Detroit.
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March 6, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Brad Johnson agreed to terms of a five-year, $28 million contract yesterday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who outbid the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens for the most coveted free-agent quarterback. The Bucs confirmed general manager Rich McKay struck a deal with Johnson, but said the team would not comment until the former Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings star signs a contract. The deal, first reported by CNN-SI on its Web site, includes a $6.5 million signing bonus and a base salary of $750,000 next season.
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November 11, 1999 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Few NFL teams can match the turnaround engineered by the Washington Redskins, who will meet the Eagles Sunday at Veterans Stadium. An inept, noncontending club that barely managed a 6-10 record a year ago, the Redskins currently have a 5-3 record and share first place in the NFC East with the New York Giants, a team they savaged for 50 points in the second week of the season. The Redskins' improvement on offense has been nothing less than extraordinary. A team that averaged fewer than 20 points per game and took eight games to record its first victory last season, Washington has racked up 32.4 points a game in 1999 and ranks as the second highest-scoring team in the NFL. The Redskins' eight-game total of 259 points leaves them just one touchdown short of St. Louis.
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September 6, 2001 | By Mike Bruton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The prospectus for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is beginning to sound like a broken record. As they have for most of the five seasons that Tony Dungy has been head coach, the Bucs once again are picked to go far, if not all the way. The high-water mark for this team was an 11-6 loss in the 1999 NFC championship game to eventual Super Bowl champion St. Louis, in which a promising late drive was halted by a controversial ruling on a pass to Bert Emanuel....
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December 22, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Randall Cunningham worked with the first team in a light practice yesterday and showed no signs that his broken left hand was bothering him. Neither he nor center Jeff Christy, who also broke a bone in his left hand, are expected to miss Saturday's regular-season finale at Tennessee, when the Vikings (14-1) will have a chance to become just the third team in NFL history to win 15 games (Denver also has a chance to match the 1985 Chicago Bears and 1984 San Francisco 49ers)
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April 11, 1997 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He's back - scrambling. Well, almost. Randall Cunningham was offered a one-year contract by the Minnesota Vikings yesterday. The longtime Eagles star quarterback, who sat out last season after announcing his retirement from football, was expected to accept the deal. If he signs, Cunningham, 34, will serve as the backup to Brad Johnson. The Vikes lost Warren Moon to free agency after the former starter lost his job to Johnson. The Vikings' offer was for about $400,000, with incentives that could double the value of the contract.
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September 29, 1997 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Eagles played last night for the first time in two weeks and fell victim to the same blunders that had plagued them before their break - mistakes on offense and yet another costly special-teams error. The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Eagles, 28-19, at the noisy Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis behind three touchdown passes from Brad Johnson. The Eagles (1-3), who had a bye last week, trailed by only 14-13 at halftime, but the game turned in the third quarter on a special-teams turnover.
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January 11, 2002 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Given the circumstances that led Brad Johnson to Tampa Bay, it seemed like a reasonable question. It has been, after all, easy to assign blame for the Buccaneers' lack of postseason success. They've had a Super Bowl-caliber defense, a potent running game and, in Keyshawn Johnson, a world-class receiver. But, first with Trent Dilfer and then Shaun King, they haven't had a quarterback to get them over the top. That's clearly why the Bucs outbid the world-champion Ravens for Johnson in March, paying the 33-year-old Huckleberry Finn look-alike $28 million over five years.
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November 29, 1999 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
You knew it was wide right by Butch's reaction. Anthony "Butch" Buchanico, the 54-year-old ex-Philly cop and the Eagles' security director (read: bodyguard), leaped into the air as Brett Conway's chip-shot field-goal attempt floated wide right as time expired in regulation. That missed 28-yard kick and Buchanico's elation were the centerpieces of an afternoon of strange moments that ended in Washington's 20-17 victory. The first half resembled something between a high school game and that peewee flag stuff.
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September 29, 1997 | By Roman Augustoviz, FOR THE INQUIRER
By the time Vikings running back Robert Smith was thrown to the ground, long after the play had been whistled dead, only 2 minutes, 40 seconds were left, and Minnesota's victory was pretty much assured. The Eagles couldn't stop Smith on the ground or Brad Johnson's passes to Jake Reed and Cris Carter. It was a game of milestones for several Vikings. Carter, an ex-Eagle, caught his 700th career pass late in the game. Only seven other NFL players have caught that many. Reed had six catches for 134 yards - his fourth straight game with 100 receiving yards or more.
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January 31, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
ELI MANNING has more Super Bowl rings than his brother because he is a lesser quarterback. Jim Kelly didn't win one ring in any of his four Super Bowl appearances because he was too damn good. Jim Plunkett, Mark Rypien, Brad Johnson, Jeff Hostetler, Doug Williams and Trent Dilfer have more rings each than Dans Marino and Fouts, Fran Tarkenton and Sonny Jurgenson because they played on defensively dominant teams that more than offset any disadvantage on offense. I point to these self-evident truths to reinforce yet another one. Peyton Manning will still be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time (if not the greatest)
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November 15, 2010 | by Daily News Staff
Twelve facts and figures in advance of tonight's game between the Eagles and Redskins: 1. With 18 takeaways and nine giveaways, the Eagles were tied with the Steelers for first in the NFL in turnover ratio at plus-9 entering the weekend. The Redskins were tied for third at plus-8 (19 takeaways and 11 giveaways). 2. The Redskins are second overall in third-down defense with the opponent converting at 31.78 percent. The Eagles are seventh in third-down offense at 42.48 percent.
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September 13, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
The emotions were churning on the eve of Joe Gibbs' first opener in 12 years, for both the coach and his family. "Good gosh! I don't know when I've ever wanted one like this," Gibbs recalled his wife as saying. Pat Gibbs must have been nervous in the fourth quarter yesterday, when the score was still tied. Antonio Pierce's interception turned the momentum, however, and host Washington beat Tampa Bay, 16-10, to welcome the Hall of Fame coach back to the NFL. "It was huge for me, I can tell you that," said Gibbs, who got his 125th regular-season victory and 141st overall.
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September 3, 2003 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nine months ago, the Eagles were still Super Bowl favorites and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a bunch of underachieving veterans whose playoff road was destined to come to another screeching halt in Philadelphia. History, as the Eagles know too well, changed dramatically on Jan. 19. "What constantly sticks out in my mind was leaving the field and looking back through the tunnel and watching them celebrate," Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent said yesterday. "That experience was the one I had always visualized myself in," he said.
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January 26, 2003 | By Phil Sheridan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This isn't the first time Rich Gannon and Brad Johnson have spent a week in the same city, preparing for a football game. In 1992, when Johnson was a rookie with the Minnesota Vikings, Gannon was the starting quarterback. The next year, Gannon was traded to Washington. A year after that, he was out of football, considering a chance to play in the Canadian Football League. Johnson didn't become a full-time starter until his fifth season, 1996. When he emerged as a winning quarterback for the Vikings in 1998, he broke his leg. Randall Cunningham took his job and Minnesota finished the season 15-1.
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January 20, 2003 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In October, when the outcome was different, Eagles defenders battered Brad Johnson, sacking him five times and knocking him out of the game with a rib injury. Yesterday, when it mattered, they barely laid a glove on him. No sacks. Only a couple of knockdowns. Johnson's lack of mobility, which was supposed to play into the Eagles' hands in a big way, was a nonfactor. In the three previous Eagles victories over Tampa Bay at the Vet, the Bucs didn't score a single offensive touchdown.
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January 2, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Tampa Bay quarterback Brad Johnson showed no ill effects from a back injury that sidelined him for the final two games of the regular season and was declared the starter for the Buccaneers' second-round playoff game next weekend. "I'm moving great, I feel great, I'm not worried about any hits, I'm not worried about anything," Johnson told the team's Web site after the 90-minute workout. Johnson was taking part in a full workout for the first time since getting injured late in a Dec. 15 game against Detroit.
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November 22, 2002 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Brett Favre was fined $5,000 for his late hit on Minnesota defensive back Jack Brewer on Sunday, and he was none too happy about the ruling. The Green Bay Packers quarterback said yesterday that he had not seen the letter from the NFL informing him of the punishment, but a league spokesman confirmed that he had been fined. Vikings defensive tackle Jack Hovan also was fined $5,000 for a verbal confrontation with Favre. There is an official appeals process, and Favre said he intends to use it. "It's ridiculous is what it is," Favre said.
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January 11, 2002 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Given the circumstances that led Brad Johnson to Tampa Bay, it seemed like a reasonable question. It has been, after all, easy to assign blame for the Buccaneers' lack of postseason success. They've had a Super Bowl-caliber defense, a potent running game and, in Keyshawn Johnson, a world-class receiver. But, first with Trent Dilfer and then Shaun King, they haven't had a quarterback to get them over the top. That's clearly why the Bucs outbid the world-champion Ravens for Johnson in March, paying the 33-year-old Huckleberry Finn look-alike $28 million over five years.
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September 6, 2001 | By Mike Bruton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The prospectus for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is beginning to sound like a broken record. As they have for most of the five seasons that Tony Dungy has been head coach, the Bucs once again are picked to go far, if not all the way. The high-water mark for this team was an 11-6 loss in the 1999 NFC championship game to eventual Super Bowl champion St. Louis, in which a promising late drive was halted by a controversial ruling on a pass to Bert Emanuel....
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