November 1, 1994 |
Papers are stacked a foot high on coach Cardell Jones' desk. Files lie on the floor on both sides of his chair. A filing-cabinet drawer hangs open. The phone is ringing. Someone is standing in his office doorway, trying to get his attention. Another visitor from a big Eastern newspaper waits for yet another interview. There's a meeting to attend. There are game films to watch. Football practice begins at 4 p.m. A Chicago Bears scout is on his way. Somebody from the Detroit Lions is coming for the second time.
January 31, 2014 |
NEW YORK - Nine years ago in Jacksonville, an African-American quarterback started for a Super Bowl team, marking only the third time that had happened in 39 Super Bowls. It was a big deal. Doug Williams - still the only African-American QB to win the NFL championship - talked then about how he was pulling for the Eagles' Donovan McNabb, at a Super Bowl week meeting of The Field Generals, a group Williams founded to preserve the legacy of early black quarterbacks. That week, McNabb recalled being 11 years old and watching Williams win with the Redskins, McNabb realizing then that he, too, could quarterback a Super Bowl team, he said.
December 5, 2008 |
A weekly look at how the Eagles have fared under coach Andy Reid continues with Week 14, 2000: The Eagles dropped a 15-13 decision to Tennessee that had the second-guessers wagging their tongues. Leading 13-12 in the waning minutes and facing a third-and-9, Reid called for a pass play rather than a run that would have kept the clock moving. Donovan McNabb's pass to Chad Lewis fell incomplete and the Titans, who were out of timeouts, got the ball back with 1:43 remaining. "I'd do the same thing again.
October 30, 2001 |
The resurgent Pittsburgh Steelers made quick work last night of Eddie George and the Tennessee Titans. The Steelers dominated the Titans on both sides of the ball as they improved to 5-1 with a 34-7 victory. The Titans, one of the NFL's most highly regarded teams entering the season, fell to a stunning 2-4. On offense, workhorse back Jerome Bettis ran for two short-range touchdowns, and the Steelers were helped by two grievous errors by Titans safety Perry Phenix. On defense, the Steelers held George to 13 yards on 10 carries.
January 3, 2004 |
It seems fitting Peyton Manning and Steve McNair shared the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award yesterday. After all, their teams finished with the same record and tied atop the AFC South. In just the third tie since the award began in 1957, the premier passers each received 16 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the NFL. Manning and McNair led their teams to 12-4 records, with Manning's Indianapolis Colts edging McNair's Tennessee Titans for the AFC South crown by winning both games against the Titans.
October 30, 2004 |
A day after skipping practice following his arrest on a drunken driving charge, Washington Redskins rookie safety Sean Taylor was declared inactive for tomorrow's game against the Green Bay Packers. Taylor also was excused yesterday and today, the fallout from being charged with driving under the influence and refusing a breath-analysis test after being stopped by a Virginia trooper early Thursday. "He's not going to play this weekend, so I think it's good for him from a standpoint of media attention for the team and all that kind of stuff," coach Joe Gibbs said.
June 9, 2006 |
Terrell Owens showed up eight hours late for his own football camp on Wednesday, the Dallas Morning News reported. The new Dallas Cowboys receiver kept 90 players at the Terrell Owens Youth Football Camp waiting until 5 p.m. before he arrived. The former Eagle threw passes to the campers and asked whether they had ever seen a better quarterback. "Donovan McNabb," said one camper, giggling. Ravens. Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair passed a physical yesterday and immediately jumped to the top of Baltimore's depth chart ahead of last year's starting QB, Kyle Boller.
December 27, 2003 |
Pro Bowl linebacker LaVar Arrington agreed to an 8-year, $80 million contract extension with the Washington Redskins, his agent said yesterday. Carl Poston said the deal includes $26.5 million in bonuses, most of which become available immediately. Under Arrington's current contract, he would have earned just under $10 million in salary and bonuses for the next three seasons. Arrington was selected to his third consecutive Pro Bowl last week. He has career highs this season with 112 tackles, seven forced fumbles and 13 quarterback pressures.
July 19, 1995 |
Chip Lohmiller, a former Pro Bowl kicker coming off the worst two seasons of his career, signed with the Washington Redskins after trying to reach a deal with several other clubs. Lohmiller wanted a multiyear contract, but had to settle for a one-year package worth $691,000. It was the same offer the Redskins first made Feb. 1. The Redskins also reached agreements with three other players, but the team's top two draft choices remained unsigned. RAIDERS. Tom Rathman, star fullback on San Francisco's Super Bowl champion teams in 1989 and 1990, who spent last season with the Los Angeles Raiders, is said to have informed the Raiders that he is retiring.
July 11, 2007 |
The Oakland Raiders signed safety Donovin Darius yesterday. Darius could challenge incumbent starter Stuart Schweigert for playing time, adding veteran leadership to a young secondary. Darius, who will turn 32 next month, had been a mainstay in Jacksonville's secondary since he was the club's first-round pick in the 1998 draft out of Syracuse. But the Jaguars released him in June, trying to get younger and faster on defense. He is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High in Camden.