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Trading Marcus Allen Would Be a Mistake

January 03, 1987

Please, please start Rusty Hilger next year. It's obvious from his performance against Indianapolis that he has all the attributes of a top quarterback without experience. The only way he can get that is to play. I would rather watch him make mistakes in games, knowing he will get better, than watch a formerly great but, let's face it, old Jim Plunkett struggle, or a supposed veteran Marc Wilson make bonehead mistakes.

So, hire Plunkett as the quarterback coach, dump Wilson and play Hilger. Let's just call 1987 a rebuilding year and build for the future.

CHRIS KENNEDY

El Segundo

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