January 28, 2012
STEVE YOUNG began his career with the USFL's L.A. Express, then moved on to the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers. He eventually replaced the great Joe Montana for the 49ers, carving his legendary career. A two-time NFL most valuable player, Young directed the 49ers to victory in Super Bowl XXIX and made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005. He is an ESPN analyst. The quarterback position is unique. What other position do you really have to get everybody on board every time?
November 23, 2009
Key: The Giants' Lawrence Tynes kicked a 36-yard field goal 3 minutes 54 seconds into overtime to make up for an earlier miss. The win ended a four-game skid. Giants said: "It's been a long time, 42 days since our last win. It felt like it too." -- Eli Manning, quarterback Falcons said: "We had a lot of great contributions and great efforts from a lot of guys in the second half. . . . But with that said, there are no moral victories." -- Matt Ryan, quarterback
January 3, 2004 |
Eli Manning stayed another year at Mississippi in hopes of a season like this: 10 victories, including one in January. Manning threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in his final game for Ole Miss, leading the No. 16 Rebels to a 31-28 victory over No. 21 Oklahoma State (9-4) in the Cotton Bowl on Friday. "Everything about this year has been great.
January 7, 2014 |
RENTON, Wash. - Michael Bennett, starting defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, was not bowled over watching Philadelphia's defense in the first round of the NFL playoffs. "They didn't want to tackle," Bennett said of the Eagles in their 26-24 loss to New Orleans. "They wanted to go to Turks and Caicos. It's cold in Philly; they were ready for the off-season. "It was amazing to see. It was such a championship moment and I think in the playoffs you've got to take those jumps, you've got to make those tackles.
May 1, 2004
Let's see if I understand this. As a means of achieving parity and avoiding an automatic, rich-get-richer scenario, the NFL set up a system where the team with the worst record the previous season is awarded first choice in the subsequent college draft. By and large, the system has worked well for close to 70 years. But Eli Manning, arguably the best quarterback in the country, and the San Diego Chargers' first pick in the draft, announced that he wouldn't play for the Chargers, under any circumstances, because they were such a bad team.
January 16, 2014 |
Peyton Manning isn't giving away many secrets as he prepares to go against Tom Brady for a 15th time, but the Denver Broncos quarterback did a little piling on this week when asked about New England's Bill Belichick. “Coach Belichick is the best coach that I've ever competed against,” Manning told reporters Wednesday. “I think it's safe to say he'll go down as the greatest NFL coach of all time.” Saying he respects Brady, Manning declined to get involved in ranking him and others in the pantheon of great quarterbacks.
October 14, 2001 |
Archie Manning wasn't playing quarterback the last time Mississippi defeated Alabama. It only seemed that way. Things changed Saturday when Eli Manning, Archie's youngest son, ended the Rebels' 10-game, 13-year losing streak to the Crimson Tide with a dramatic 27-24 victory at Oxford, Miss. Ole Miss scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to erase a 10-point deficit. The winning score was a three-yard pass from Manning to Joe Gunn with 46 seconds left.