September 6, 1988 |
Quarterbacks Bernie Kosar of the Cleveland Browns and Warren Moon of the Houston Oilers, who were expected to lead their teams to big things this season, instead will be on the sidelines for several weeks. Kosar is expected to be out four to eight weeks with an injury to his passing arm suffered in Sunday's 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. "I'm obviously, from my standpoint, pretty disappointed," Kosar said shortly after receiving the diagnosis Monday.
November 18, 1990 |
You probably remember the No-Names and Killer B's, but in recent years the Miami Dolphin defense has pretty much been all fins when it came to tackling. Now, in 1990, comes an improbable turnaround: a defense that cracks and crunches. One that pounds. The Miami Pound Machine? If the nickname fits, use it. The Dolphins finished 24th overall on defense in 1989.
November 23, 1990 |
You don't line up in the same backfield with Marcus Allen or Bo Jackson and not learn how to blend in with the scenery, yet fullback Steve Smith was well-trained in the art long before he joined the Raiders four years ago. Smith attended Penn State, the university of black high-top sneakers and plain-wrap uniforms, a place where Coach Joe Paterno once took a high school tailback phenom named Steve Smith and turned him into John Doe.
October 29, 1990
It wasn't a very good day for home teams, it was a bad day for dome teams, but if you really wanted to suffer, you were a home dome team. There was no home-field advantage on this given Sunday as visitors won six of 12 games, including five of the six morning games. The only home team to win a 10 a.m. PST game was the Green Bay Packers, who weren't even playing in Green Bay. Playing in Milwaukee, the Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings, who were out from under their Metrodome.
September 10, 1988 |
Midway through last Sunday's season opener between the Houston Oilers and the Indianapolis Colts, quarterback Cody Carlson was planning his second-half strategy. "I knew I didn't have to take a shower, since I wasn't going to play," he said. "So if I hurried up and got dressed, I figured I could get a good seat on the team bus." Life, as they say, is what happens while you're making plans. Where Carlson wound up instead last Sunday was in the driver's seat.
December 16, 1991 |
Pity Denver. The Broncos may need one more victory to clinch the AFC West title. They may need one more victory to earn a first-week bye and home-field advantage in the playoffs. They may need one more victory, and they have to play the Chargers, a 4-11 football team that just hasn't gotten the "wait until next year" message. Teams like the Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals packed their bags long ago, but the Chargers refuse to go meekly into the off-season.