September 7, 1998 |
The first sign things might have been amiss in the Eagles' secondary yesterday came midway through Seattle's first possession. Warren Moon dropped back, quickly targeted Joey Galloway, and completed a pass for 11 yards at cornerback Al Harris' expense. It wasn't a huge play, just one of those sharp jabs that makes one wonder, particularly when the defender has had a week to study the team's play book. Two possessions later, Moon picked out Galloway again, this time for 25 yards and a touchdown that burned a sub-par Troy Vincent.
December 2, 1991 |
Warren Moon looks so graceful, his passes so sweetly timed - that ball spiraling tight as a bullet - you think all a defense needs to do is just break into that backfield and shake him up a little. And all that grace will fly apart. Nothing could be crazier. The quarterback the Eagles face tonight has become one of the cover boys of the NFL, extolled for the aerial displays that have paced the Houston Oilers' fastbreak attack. He is graceful, he is poised, he is smart.
October 14, 1993 |
The Eagles, apparently less pleased with the performance of Bubby Brister than they would like to admit, inquired about the availability of Warren Moon, the Houston Oilers' veteran Pro Bowl quarterback, who is being replaced in the starting lineup by Cody Carlson on Sunday. Head coach Rich Kotite confirmed yesterday that the Eagles contacted the Oilers on Tuesday, but he downplayed the move as routine. "We heard about (the availability of) Warren Moon, and, just like we always do about a number of things that are ongoing every day, we just wanted to see if it was in fact true," said Kotite.
April 11, 1997 |
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.
November 25, 2000 |
Elvis Grbac's sore right index finger kept him out of practice again yesterday and all signs pointed toward Warren Moon as Kansas City's starting quarterback tomorrow at San Diego. Moon, 44, has been Grbac's backup these past two seasons and has not started since Nov. 22, 1998, when he was with Seattle. A 17-year veteran and one of the NFL's most prolific passers, Moon has seen action this year in only one series, when he was 3-for-3 with a touchdown pass in the Chiefs' 54-34 win over St. Louis.
February 22, 1997 |
Warren Moon came to the Minnesota Vikings in 1994 hoping to win a Super Bowl. He didn't come close, and left the team yesterday simply hoping to find another team willing to give him a chance. As expected, the Vikings released Moon when the 40-year-old quarterback turned down a $500,000 offer to back up Brad Johnson next season. Moon's agent, Leigh Steinberg, said it was an amicable parting and he expected Moon to sign elsewhere in the next couple of weeks. "We're pleased that they went ahead and did this now instead of waiting, because now we'll have a much better chance to find a new home," Steinberg said.
March 30, 1994 |
Minnesota Vikings president Roger Headrick denied reports out of Houston that Minnesota had offered a first- and second-round draft choice for quarterback Cody Carlson. The reports started to circulate after speculation that Houston owner Bud Adams had changed his mind about trading veteran quarterback Warren Moon and decided to move Carlson. When asked about the subject, Adams said to a Houston reporter, "No comment. " That was quite a startling change from Adams's behavior at the NFL owners meetings last week in Orlando, Fla., when Adams was entertaining offers for Moon and publicly talking about trading him. "It would be tough to trade him, but who knows?"
March 8, 1997 |
Warren Moon, the MVP in the 1978 Rose Bowl for the Washington Huskies, is coming home to play some more football. "This is where I want to retire and make my home," the 40-year-old quarterback said yesterday. "When it came right down to it, Seattle just had too many positives. " Moon agreed to a $1.65 million, two-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks yesterday, spurning the San Diego Chargers and his friend, coach Kevin Gilbride. Gilbride, who was Moon's offensive coordinator in Houston for four seasons, is the new coach of the Chargers.
September 15, 1993 |
In the NFL, 1993 is the Year of the Geezer Quarterback. In New York, 37-year-old Phil Simms has the Giants off to a surprising 2-0 start. In Houston, Warren Moon, 36, is being given one more chance to lead the Oilers to the Super Bowl. In Kansas City, Joe Montana, 37, returns with a new club from two years of inactivity. And in Minnesota, Jim McMahon - 34, but with the body of a 44-year-old - aims to hold his health and offensive line together through the long season. Dinosaurs all. "Dinosaurs, huh?"
November 2, 2000 |
Among the verbal bouquets Randall Cunningham and Donovan McNabb exchanged, none landed with quite the impact of this one: "Donovan reminds me a lot of Warren Moon," Cunningham said. "Strong in his mind, a quick-learning guy. He has some of the abilities that I possess as far as a runner, but I think that he's a different quarterback because he sits in the pocket a little bit more than I did. "He looks down the field more like Warren. "I think he's going to be one of the top players in the league.