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July 28, 2009 | Mike Penner
In case this Brett Favre thing doesn't work out for the Minnesota Vikings, or Matthew Stafford doesn't pan out with the Detroit Lions, Jeff George has a suggestion for a possible replacement: Jeff George. "I feel like I can still play, and if there's someone out there to give me a shot, that would be wonderful," George told IlliniHQ.com. "You look throughout the league, you see 20 teams that need quarterbacks, 20 teams need starters and probably everybody needs a backup.
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August 13, 1990 | STEVE HERMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
John Elway knows exactly what Jeff George is going through. "It's a big jump from college ball, especially when you make the kind of big money I made at the time and Jeff's making. People expect you to step in and make miracles happen," Elway said. Like Elway, the first player taken in the 1983 NFL draft by the then-Baltimore Colts, George was this year's top draft pick by the Indianapolis Colts.
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July 28, 2009 | Mike Penner
In case this Brett Favre thing doesn't work out for the Minnesota Vikings, or Matthew Stafford doesn't pan out with the Detroit Lions, Jeff George has a suggestion for a possible replacement: Jeff George. "I feel like I can still play, and if there's someone out there to give me a shot, that would be wonderful," George told IlliniHQ.com. "You look throughout the league, you see 20 teams that need quarterbacks, 20 teams need starters and probably everybody needs a backup.
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September 21, 1993 | Associated Press
Jeff George, who boycotted camp, is ready to play if needed against the Cleveland Browns this week, Indianapolis Coach Ted Marchibroda said. Jack Trudeau will continue to start. . . . Rick Mirer was given permission to practice this week with the Seattle Seahawks after an eye examination. Mirer left Sunday's game in the third quarter when he was hit in the face by Mike Pitts of New England. . . .
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August 30, 1988 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
Jeff George has given his heart, and right arm, to someone new again, pledging loyalty and happiness to a team he never thought he'd be playing for. He was supposed to beat these guys, not lead them. He was a record-setting high school quarterback from Indianapolis who decided to stay close to home, playing for Purdue and Coach Leon Burtnett.
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December 20, 1993 | From Associated Press
The Philadelphia defense took the heat off Bubby Brister and kept it on the woeful Indianapolis Colts. The Eagles sacked Jeff George four times and forced three fumbles, two of which set up a field goal and a 14-yard touchdown pass play from Brister to Calvin Williams in a 20-10 victory Sunday night. "We appreciate the defense getting us the ball," Brister said. "I had a couple of reads where the blitz was coming and I went long.
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January 7, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They salivated over the Arm. They shivered about the Attitude. So quarterback Jeff George has continued his strange odyssey through the NFL, unpacking his bags, unleashing his arm and unsettling opposing defenses, but ultimately upsetting his own management, meaning it was again time to repack those bags, update that resume and hit the road again.
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October 11, 1992 | BARRY WILNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jeff George, Browning Nagle and Todd Marinovich are experiencing on-the-job training, learning to be NFL quarterbacks. Not by standing next to the coach holding a clipboard, but by trying to stand up to the pressure from on-rushing linemen. So far, as expected, it has been a shaky go for the three youngsters. None has looked like Dan Marino, who was an instant hit with the Miami Dolphins in 1983.
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November 22, 1993 | From Associated Press
Buffalo safety Henry Jones sacked Jeff George in the end zone for a safety to start a 16-point spurt in the second quarter as the Bills beat the Indianapolis Colts, 23-9, Sunday. "I always try to tell our team that a safety can be a nine-point play," Buffalo Coach Marv Levy said. "It turned out to be a 16-point play." Jones' safety cut the Colts' lead to 6-2, and the Bills took the ensuing free kick and scored the go-ahead touchdown.
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November 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
Jeff George plans to return to the NFL with the Chicago Bears, who hope the 36-year-old quarterback can strengthen an offense that lost Rex Grossman to a season-ending knee injury two months ago. George hasn't played since the 2001 season when he was cut after two games with the Washington Redskins. He intends to sign with the Bears today, a team source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said. George is expected to sign a one-year deal.
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September 30, 2001 | MIKE PENNER
Jeff George. So much talent, so much promise, so many first names. So little to show for it all. He's on the road again, out of work again. But for how long? Given the state of quarterbacking in the NFL in 2001--Ty Detmer throws seven interceptions against Cleveland and remains No.
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January 11, 2000 | MAL FLORENCE
Dave Kindred of the Sporting News has a hang-up and his name is Jeff George: " . . . By the time you read this, Jeff George and his Vikings may be wheels-up in a ditch alongside the Road to the Super Bowl. We can only hope so. Otherwise, we're three weeks away from hearing, Jeff George, Super Bowl MVP. Good grief, what a way to start a millennium. "I can't shake it. Jeff George. Not to dump on a gifted quarterback. But after years of such dumping, it's a habit." It's nervous time for Kindred.
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January 7, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They salivated over the Arm. They shivered about the Attitude. So quarterback Jeff George has continued his strange odyssey through the NFL, unpacking his bags, unleashing his arm and unsettling opposing defenses, but ultimately upsetting his own management, meaning it was again time to repack those bags, update that resume and hit the road again.
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November 29, 1999
PASSING *--* Player, Team Att Cmp Yds TD JIM HARBAUGH, Chargers 39 25 404 1 JEFF GEORGE, Vikings 43 28 363 4 MARK BRUNELL, Jaguars 47 27 348 3 CHRIS CHANDLER, Falcons 42 24 315 4 KERRY COLLINS, Giants 45 22 298 1 MIKE TOMCZAK, Steelers 35 19 264 2 STEVE BEUERLEIN, Panthers 27 18 262 3 TIM COUCH, Browns 35 19 261 2 BILLY JOE HOBERT, Saints 41 23 254 0 JEFF BLAKE, Bengals 28 15 241 1 RICH GANNON, Raiders 29 19 232 2 ELVIS GRBAC, Chiefs 27 18 226 1 BRAD JOHNSON, Redskins 36 25 218 1 KURT WARNER,
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November 2, 1999 | MAL FLORENCE
Woody Paige of the Denver Post on the Broncos' 23-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday: "Fear and Broncos strike out again. Boo! That's what 75,000 were yelling Sunday night at Mile High Stadium, and it had nothing to do with Halloween. " . . . On a positive note: If the Broncos win their remaining eight games, they might qualify for the playoffs as a wild-card team. "On a negative note: The Broncos have a better chance of winning the Irish Sweepstakes."
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September 29, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Week 5 and the questions: 1. Why is it when Dan Marino snaps on the sideline he's described as a competitor and when Jeff George does, he's a brat? 2. How lame are the New York Jets? 3. Besides being hit in the head one too many times, is there an explanation for Chicago Bear linebacker Joe Cain leaving a ticket at the will-call window each week for Prince Far I, the deceased reggae artist? 4. What's wrong with the New York Giants? 5. What's this week's most outrageous upset pick?
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October 23, 1994 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whether the recent unpleasantries between quarterback Jeff Hostetler and Coach Art Shell have blown over or not, one thing is certain about today's game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Coliseum. The Raiders must win or they can probably kiss their playoff hopes goodby. "We're a 2-4 football team that can't be concerned about how many games are left on our schedule," Shell said. "I've told the team that we have to look at the Atlanta Falcons as the only game left this season.
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October 29, 1999
The Vikings are happy to have quarterback Jeff George in the lineup. Heck, they're happy just to be winning again. "It felt like '98 out there," receiver Chris Walsh said about Sunday's win over the 49ers. "It was the kind of win we had last year. It was fun. It's been a while since we've had fun, but this one was real fun." Herman Moore's absence hurts the Lions in the red zone because he forces teams to double-team him--or give up a touchdown.
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September 19, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS
Times NFL writer T.J. Simers poses--and answers--the burning questions for this week's games: 1. Question: What quarterback has lost his mind? Answer: According to a recent report in the San Jose Mercury News, Minnesota quarterback Jeff George. "In my mind, I'm one of the top five quarterbacks in the league," George said. "I'm not ashamed to tell anybody that." * 2. Q: He's kidding, isn't he?
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