December 8, 1990
I'm tired of Bob Oates whining about his fantasy backfield of Jim Everett and Eric Dickerson. Eric was never going to allow himself to share top billing with Everett. Besides, considering the poor drafting done by the Rams with three first-round and three second-round draft choices stacked on top of their own, just think where they might be if they had only their regular picks the past three years. BRYAN D. POWELL Phoenix
December 3, 1996 |
New Orleans quarterback Jim Everett was scheduled for an MRI today after sustaining a concussion against the St. Louis Rams. A trainer spent the night at Everett's house to monitor him. Everett was still having headaches Monday, but not as severe as earlier. * Washington Redskin receiver Michael Westbrook might have to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery that would cause him to sit out the rest of the season.
September 27, 1986
Jim Everett better be a franchise player because the Rams gave half of it away to obtain him. Since our ticket money will be spent for his megabuck salary, we fans expect to see the arm of John Elway and the sagacity of Dan Marino. Otherwise, we will be disappointed. Meanwhile, while the whiz kid learns the system, the Rams should sign Henry Ellard and give Steve Bartkowski some help. Or will their coffers be empty, along with their heads? RICHARD R. LINDE Los Angeles
September 8, 1989
WEEK 1 Rams 34, Green Pay Packers 7 Mickey Sutton set up a pair of first-half touchdowns, one by forcing a fumble and the other with a 46-yard punt return, and Jim Everett threw a pair of touchdown passes to lift the Rams to a season-opening victory in Green Bay. WEEK 2 Rams 17, Detroit Lions 10 Jim Everett's 5-yard scoring pass to Damone Johnson late in the third quarter, moments after Mel Owens had forced a Detroit fumble, broke a 10-10 tie in Anaheim.
January 3, 1987
Let's face it, the Rams are dishing out the same offense. We all know the recipe: It's student body right with a fumble added for kicks. Jim Everett has not altered the fact that the Rams are mired in a bog highlighted by a milieu of fumbles. As if the fumbles last Sunday were not enough, Everett's microscopic numbers against the 'Skins would have shamed Dieter Brock. Everett has not added any excitement to this Neanderthal offense. RICHARD R. LINDE Los Angeles
November 6, 1993 |
The Rams took three days to think during this bye week, and after reviewing their 2-6 record, they proclaimed Jim Everett their starting quarterback once again Friday and said they now will make a run for the playoffs. "We think Jim Everett affords us the best chance to win right now," said Coach Chuck Knox, announcing that the veteran will start against the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 14 at Anaheim Stadium.
October 28, 1993 |
Coach Chuck Knox has given the football to T.J. Rubley, and although it will stop Jim Everett's streak of 87 consecutive starts, is it really the end of an era for the Rams? "I don't think this portends the end of anything for Jim Everett," Knox said. "I think this: Jim Everett is a competitor and he will bounce back." Will Everett return to command a week from now, a month from now, a year from now, and play well again as he did in 1989?
April 23, 1994
Chris Dufresne's commentary on Jim Rome was right on the mark. Not only was Rome guilty of goading Jim Everett, his self-defense skills were pathetic. The frozen-with-terror look in Rome's eyes as Everett approached was the most laughable attempt at fisticuffs since Prince duked it out with Clarence Williams III in "Purple Rain." "Pick on someone your own size!" could never be applied to Rome. He would probably be an underdog in a bout with Richard Simmons. Thanks for the memory, Van Smack.
September 21, 1991
In Bob Oates' column of Sept. 17, he states that the Rams' offensive line has gone from one of the best to worst in two or three years. This is from a Times article on a Ram-Saint game: "The vaunted offensive line, which long kept quarterback Jim Everett safe, crumbled under the surge of linebacker Pat Swilling and end Frank Warren, who shared four of the team's five sacks." The date of this article? Oct. 23, 1989. In the Rams' other 1989 contest with the Saints, Everett was sacked six times.