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September 15, 1991 | VITO STELLINO, BALTIMORE SUN
Football holders can be compared to referees and umpires: They usually get noticed only when they make a mistake. "All you can do is screw up back there," said Jeff Rutledge, holder for the Washington Redskins. "Basically if it's a good snap and it goes through hands, you look like a fool. (You don't get credit for a hold because) it's a job where the focus is on the kicker. His job is to kick them, and (if he makes it) it's a credit to the kicker," Rutledge said.
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September 15, 1991 | VITO STELLINO, BALTIMORE SUN
Football holders can be compared to referees and umpires: They usually get noticed only when they make a mistake. "All you can do is screw up back there," said Jeff Rutledge, holder for the Washington Redskins. "Basically if it's a good snap and it goes through hands, you look like a fool. (You don't get credit for a hold because) it's a job where the focus is on the kicker. His job is to kick them, and (if he makes it) it's a credit to the kicker," Rutledge said.
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April 4, 1990
The Washington Redskins signed ex-Ram quarterback Jeff Rutledge.
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November 12, 1990 | VITO STELLINO, BALTIMORE SUN
When the Washington Redskins prepared to play the Philadelphia Eagles three weeks ago, Jeff Rutledge flopped at the task of imitating quarterback Randall Cunningham in practice. "They took me out and put Brian (Mitchell) in there and let him run around," Rutledge said. "I wasn't giving them a very good look, anyway."
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January 26, 1987 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, From Staff and Wire Reports
Center Bart Oates had a great view of the successful fake punt play the Giants' executed in the third quarter. The Giants moved out of punt formation, with reserve quarterback Jeff Rutledge lining up behind Oates. "Their linebackers were five-yards deep," Oates said of the Broncos. "They couldn't stop us." And they didn't. Rutledge, on a quarterback sneak, gained two yards on the play for a first down, leading to the Giants' go-ahead touchdown.
SPORTS
November 6, 1990
Jeff Rutledge's three-touchdown rally has earned the 12-year backup the starting job in the Washington Redskins' latest shuffle at quarterback. Coach Joe Gibbs handed Rutledge the start next Monday against Philadelphia after he came off the bench to lead a 41-38 overtime comeback victory over the Detroit Lions. "If Jeff can play for us and get in the playoffs, that would be fantastic," Gibbs said. "Right now, Jeff's going to get his chance. Hey, wouldn't that be a great story?"
SPORTS
August 4, 1985 | BOB OATES
Former Ram quarterback Jeff Rutledge threw two touchdown passes as the New York Giants defeated the Houston Oilers, 21-20, Saturday before a record Hall of Fame Game crowd of 23,940, some 2,000 more than capacity. The game was the National Football League's 1985 exhibition opener. Rutledge's first touchdown pass came in the first quarter and went 18 yards to running back Joe Morris. The Giants' next touchdown was scored by a rookie halfback, George Adams of Kentucky, on a one-yard run.
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November 12, 1990 | VITO STELLINO, BALTIMORE SUN
When the Washington Redskins prepared to play the Philadelphia Eagles three weeks ago, Jeff Rutledge flopped at the task of imitating quarterback Randall Cunningham in practice. "They took me out and put Brian (Mitchell) in there and let him run around," Rutledge said. "I wasn't giving them a very good look, anyway."
SPORTS
November 7, 1990 | RICHARD JUSTICE, THE WASHINGTON POST
It was a long, exhausting summer, perhaps the worst of his life. Jeff Rutledge spent four days a week in Washington studying an offense "that was like Greek to me" and the other three days in Southern California coaching Little League and maintaining some semblance of family life. Rutledge smiles now, knowing how odd this sounds, especially after his NFL career has taken yet another unpredictable turn.
SPORTS
November 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Jeff Rutledge, a former Ram backup quarterback who was pretty much forgotten about during eight seasons with the New York Giants, resurfaced in Pontiac, Mich., Sunday as a member of the Washington Redskins. All he did was come on in the third quarter to complete 30 of 42 passes for 363 yards and rally the Redskins from a 21-point deficit to a 41-38 overtime victory over the Detroit Lions. As good as his passing was, Rutledge's biggest play was a run.
SPORTS
November 7, 1990 | RICHARD JUSTICE, THE WASHINGTON POST
It was a long, exhausting summer, perhaps the worst of his life. Jeff Rutledge spent four days a week in Washington studying an offense "that was like Greek to me" and the other three days in Southern California coaching Little League and maintaining some semblance of family life. Rutledge smiles now, knowing how odd this sounds, especially after his NFL career has taken yet another unpredictable turn.
SPORTS
November 6, 1990
Jeff Rutledge's three-touchdown rally has earned the 12-year backup the starting job in the Washington Redskins' latest shuffle at quarterback. Coach Joe Gibbs handed Rutledge the start next Monday against Philadelphia after he came off the bench to lead a 41-38 overtime comeback victory over the Detroit Lions. "If Jeff can play for us and get in the playoffs, that would be fantastic," Gibbs said. "Right now, Jeff's going to get his chance. Hey, wouldn't that be a great story?"
SPORTS
November 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Jeff Rutledge, a former Ram backup quarterback who was pretty much forgotten about during eight seasons with the New York Giants, resurfaced in Pontiac, Mich., Sunday as a member of the Washington Redskins. All he did was come on in the third quarter to complete 30 of 42 passes for 363 yards and rally the Redskins from a 21-point deficit to a 41-38 overtime victory over the Detroit Lions. As good as his passing was, Rutledge's biggest play was a run.
SPORTS
April 4, 1990
The Washington Redskins signed ex-Ram quarterback Jeff Rutledge.
SPORTS
May 8, 1987 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
During football season, Jeff Rutledge of the New York Giants shares many of the same problems held by most of the National Football League's backup quarterbacks: the frustration of being No. 2, the endless waiting on the bench and the feeling that all the hard work and dedication may never pay off. But during the off-season, Rutledge faces something quite different. Something that at times can be as challenging as life in the NFL. And it sounds like this: "Coach, let me pitch!"
NEWS
January 26, 1987 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, From Staff and Wire Reports
Center Bart Oates had a great view of the successful fake punt play the Giants' executed in the third quarter. The Giants moved out of punt formation, with reserve quarterback Jeff Rutledge lining up behind Oates. "Their linebackers were five-yards deep," Oates said of the Broncos. "They couldn't stop us." And they didn't. Rutledge, on a quarterback sneak, gained two yards on the play for a first down, leading to the Giants' go-ahead touchdown.
NEWS
January 26, 1987 | BOB OATES
At the critical moment of the game, the New York Giants were ready with the right play, the play they had to make to beat the Denver Broncos in Sunday's Super Bowl. This was a third-quarter quarterback sneak--not a garden-variety sneak, but a special one. It wasn't even the gamble it seemed to be when Coach Bill Parcells gave his team the green light to go for it.
SPORTS
May 8, 1987 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
During football season, Jeff Rutledge of the New York Giants shares many of the same problems held by most of the National Football League's backup quarterbacks: the frustration of being No. 2, the endless waiting on the bench and the feeling that all the hard work and dedication may never pay off. But during the off-season, Rutledge faces something quite different. Something that at times can be as challenging as life in the NFL. And it sounds like this: "Coach, let me pitch!"
NEWS
January 26, 1987 | BOB OATES
At the critical moment of the game, the New York Giants were ready with the right play, the play they had to make to beat the Denver Broncos in Sunday's Super Bowl. This was a third-quarter quarterback sneak--not a garden-variety sneak, but a special one. It wasn't even the gamble it seemed to be when Coach Bill Parcells gave his team the green light to go for it.
SPORTS
August 4, 1985 | BOB OATES
Former Ram quarterback Jeff Rutledge threw two touchdown passes as the New York Giants defeated the Houston Oilers, 21-20, Saturday before a record Hall of Fame Game crowd of 23,940, some 2,000 more than capacity. The game was the National Football League's 1985 exhibition opener. Rutledge's first touchdown pass came in the first quarter and went 18 yards to running back Joe Morris. The Giants' next touchdown was scored by a rookie halfback, George Adams of Kentucky, on a one-yard run.
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