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October 17, 1995 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Late in San Francisco's loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, 49er officials were debating whether to allow battered quarterback Steve Young to return to the field when a funny thing happened. Young excused himself from their sideline huddle and ran back into the game. "What was I supposed to do?" Coach George Seifert reportedly asked club President Carmen Policy later. "Tackle him?"
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March 2, 2002 | From Associated Press
Elvis Grbac, signed a year ago to upgrade the Baltimore Raven offense, was released by the team Friday as it continued its purge of veterans. Grbac, who left the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent last March to sign a five-year, $30-million deal with the Ravens, decided to leave the team rather than accept a restructured contract. He would have received a $6-million bonus if he had been on Baltimore's roster as of 1 p.m. Friday.
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December 29, 1991 | SHAV GLICK
They're not exactly Mutt and Jeff, but the 6-foot-5 Croatian-American quarterback and the 5-foot-9 African-American receiver do make an unusual combination. Elvis Grbac and Desmond Howard have been together for seven years, three at St. Joseph High in Cleveland and four at the University of Michigan, where they became the most prolific passing-for-touchdowns tandem in collegiate history. In high school, they were basketball teammates for two years before playing football together.
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November 26, 2001 | From Associated Press
Shannon Sharpe knew Elvis Grbac could play better. On Sunday, Sharpe did his best to help the quarterback prove that point. Grbac drove the Baltimore Ravens 74 yards in the final 90 seconds and Sharpe made a foot-dragging catch in the back of the end zone to rally the defending Super Bowl champions to a 24-21 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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November 11, 1998 | Associated Press
Rich Gannon will replace Elvis Grbac as the Kansas City Chief quarterback Monday night against the Denver Broncos. "Elvis Grbac is the quarterback of the future for the Kansas City Chiefs. I have no doubt about that. None whatsoever," Coach Marty Schottenheimer said. "Rich Gannon is the quarterback for the Denver Broncos game." Gannon, 32, replaced Grbac late in the first half of last week's 24-12 loss to Seattle after Grbac's second interception was returned for a touchdown.
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October 3, 1996 | Associated Press
Quarterback Elvis Grbac will start Sunday, said San Francisco 49er Coach George Seifert, adding that Steve Young needs more time to fully recover from a groin strain. . . . General Manager Ron Wolf, the architect of the Green Bay Packers' resurgence, dismissed rumors that he was in the market for another NFL job. . . . The Philadelphia Eagles, seeking to replace the injured Rodney Peete, worked out free agent quarterback Mark Rypien.
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November 5, 1997 | Associated Press
Kansas City Chief quarterback Elvis Grbac will sit out at least a month after breaking a broken collarbone in Monday's victory over Pittsburgh. Rich Gannon will replace him. . . . Steeler linebacker Greg Lloyd was fined $15,000 by the NFL for a hit on Jacksonville receiver Keenan McCardell that he said was in retaliation for a threatening phone call. The league said it found no evidence of such a call. . . . The San Diego Chargers released tight end Alfred Pupunu.
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November 17, 1996 | Associated Press
Elvis Grbac's fellow 49ers may have thrown flowers from San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown in the trash. But the mayor has finally gotten his chance apologize to the quarterback in a phone call to the 49er locker room. Brown is still paying for calling Grbac "an embarrassment to humankind" for his performance in the 49ers' 20-17 loss to Dallas. The mayor later discovered that Grbac's son had undergone surgery to correct a congenital spinal defect before the game.
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September 18, 1992 | Associated Press
Sophomore Todd Collins will replace injured Elvis Grbac at quarterback Saturday when Michigan plays to Oklahoma State at Ann Arbor, Mich. Grbac, a senior, injured his left ankle last week in the Wolverines' 17-17 tie at Notre Dame. The injury occurred with about 10 minutes left in the game, but Grbac continued to play. "We're not going to play him," Coach Gary Moeller said. "We think it's better to keep the ankle isolated.
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September 18, 1998
Bubby Brister or John Elway? Elway has been trying to recover from a hamstring pull and won't test his leg until later today, which means even if he starts, Brister might still play some, which ultimately might save Elway for better days ahead. Wide receiver Rod Smith says Brister actually throws the ball harder than Elway, whose passes have been known to leave marks carved in the receivers' chests. "That's me," Smith said. "That's just me.
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November 25, 2001 | MIKE PENNER
When it comes to Elvises (Elvi?), I have always been a Costello man, as opposed to Baltimore Raven Coach Brian Billick, who spent $30 million last off-season to cast his lot with Grbac, and we know where that got him. I can feel Billick's pain, however. I, too, have been burned by Elvis, shelling out for Costello's 1991 dud, the ironically titled "Mighty Like A Rose." That's $13.99 I'll never get back. And, frankly, when it comes to the current state of Elvi (Elvises?
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November 19, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This time, the building left Elvis. A flood of Baltimore Raven fans didn't bother to stay for the ending Sunday, streaming for the exits in disgust. They watched Elvis Grbac throw four interceptions and essentially hand the Cleveland Browns a 27-17 victory. They chanted the name of backup quarterback Randall Cunningham, and booed when Coach Brian Billick stubbornly refused to look his way. "Elvis is my starting quarterback," Billick snapped later.
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October 25, 2001 | From Wire Reports
First a concussion, then bruised ribs. After getting banged around on successive weekends, Baltimore Raven quarterback Elvis Grbac might be forced to give his battered body a rest Sunday. Backup Randall Cunningham ran the first-team offense Wednesday and could get his first start with Baltimore against Jacksonville. Grbac did not practice and is listed as questionable.
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March 7, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Free-agent quarterback Elvis Grbac, 31, agreed to a five-year, $30-million contract with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday. He will get an $11-million signing bonus. Grbac's signing means the Ravens will not keep Trent Dilfer, who won his final 11 starts with the Ravens, the last a 34-7 Super Bowl victory over the New York Giants. "I think [Grbac] will give us that punch we need offensively to get back to the Super Bowl," Raven Coach Brian Billick said.
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October 13, 2000
Rich Gannon and Elvis Grbac were teammates in Kansas City in 1998. Now the two underrated quarterbacks go against each other as the Raiders and Chiefs square off for first place at Arrowhead Stadium. Grbac ranks fourth in the NFL in passer rating at 95.3, and Gannon, 13th in the rankings (82.8), helps the Raiders with his scrambling as well.
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September 18, 2000 | From Associated Press
The last Kansas City quarterback to throw five touchdown passes in a game went to the Hall of Fame. Elvis Grbac was happy just to get out of the doghouse. "If anybody in Kansas City deserves to be the man around here it's Elvis Grbac," center Tim Grunhard said after Grbac's five touchdown passes led the Chiefs to a 42-10 victory over winless San Diego. "He's taken more than anybody has ever taken in the history of this organization. Five touchdowns? Are you kidding me?
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September 18, 2000 | From Associated Press
The last Kansas City quarterback to throw five touchdown passes in a game went to the Hall of Fame. Elvis Grbac was happy just to get out of the doghouse. "If anybody in Kansas City deserves to be the man around here it's Elvis Grbac," center Tim Grunhard said after Grbac's five touchdown passes led the Chiefs to a 42-10 victory over winless San Diego. "He's taken more than anybody has ever taken in the history of this organization. Five touchdowns? Are you kidding me?
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September 21, 1990 | MIKE DOWNEY
Ever since I heard that the University of Michigan's football team had a quarterback named Elvis, I have been happier than a kitten with a string. Oh, how I have been looking forward to UCLA's appearance here Saturday, so I could drag out my best/worst Elvis material and offer it to you the way the King himself gave wet scarves to the girls in Row 1.
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November 22, 1999
RUSHING *--* Player, Team No Yds TD STEPHEN DAVIS, Redskins 33 183 1 EDGERRIN JAMES, Colts 22 152 2 EMMITT SMITH, Cowboys 29 127 0 MARSHALL FAULK, Rams 21 126 0 RICKY WATTERS, Seahawks 24 107 2 J.J.
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December 25, 1998
That loud noise you hear is booing in Kansas City. "He'll be back next season, and he is the quarterback of the future of the Kansas City Chiefs," Coach Marty Schottenheimer said. "I believe in Elvis Grbac. I think he can be a winning quarterback in this league." The Broncos have played four poor games in a row, losing the last two, and while most teams are thinking about resting the final week, Denver needs to find itself before going into the playoffs.
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