December 24, 1989 |
Standing on a carpet as green as a playing field, surrounded by LeRoy Neiman sketches of the franchise's first and last championship team, Dick Steinberg fingered the keys of his new kingdom. The first was to the front gate of the training complex, the second to the main door of Weeb Ewbank Hall. They were held together by a ring that sported a plastic tag denoting his new affiliation, the New York Jets.
December 20, 1989
In an effort to keep Dick Steinberg, who quit his job as the New England Patriots' player development director to become vice president and general manager of the New York Jets, the Patriots have offered Steinberg control of their entire football operation. He has not replied as yet.
December 27, 1989 |
Joe Walton was fired Tuesday after seven years as coach of the New York Jets. Walton's staff also was fired by new General Manager Dick Steinberg. The Jets finished the season 4-12, their worst record under Walton, who was 53-57-1. "What we've done is tell Joe Walton and his staff that we're going to make a change," Steinberg said. "Mike Hickey (director of player personnel) has tendered his resignation.
February 8, 1990 |
The disclosure of NHL players' salaries prompted Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Press to do some comparative shopping. Molinari's best-buy team: Center: Pierre Turgeon, Buffalo Sabres, $125,000. Right wing: Brett Hull, St. Louis Blues, $125,000. Left wing: Todd Krygier, Hartford Whalers, $110,000. Defense: Glen Wesley, Boston Bruins, $130,000; Paul Cavallini, St. Louis, $135,000. Goalie: Daren Puppa, Buffalo, $130,000. The worst-buy lineup: Center: Bernie Federko, Detroit Red Wings, $335,000.
April 15, 1986
They say that Al Davis is a step ahead of the other owners in the National Football League, and Dick Steinberg believes it. He also says it's no accident Steinberg, personnel director for the New England Patriots, told Leigh Montville of the Boston Globe: "Al is everywhere. He has a guy at every game in every city in the league every week. On Sunday night, all of his guys call a special number and a kid takes down their reports.