February 6, 1994 |
The city's biggest basketball star walks into any given nightclub on any given night, knocks down a few . . . and occasionally orders a drink, too. The city's new football coach used to work in Houston, where he never punched a clock, only an offensive coordinator from time to time. The city of Phoenix--suddenly, it's a swinging town.
February 4, 1994 |
Desperate to end a tradition of dull futility, the Phoenix Cardinals Thursday ignored conventional wisdom and turned the franchise over to Buddy Ryan, one of the most combustible and charismatic coaches the NFL has ever seen. Ryan, who has punched a fellow assistant coach and presided over some of the angriest defenses of recent times, became the team's coach and general manager after two days of interviews with owner Bill Bidwill.
January 21, 1994 |
Joe Bugel will keep his job as Phoenix Cardinal coach for at least one more season, according to sources in the NFL. The Phoenix Gazette said in Thursday's editions that an announcement ending speculation over Bugel's future was expected soon. The Gazette didn't identify the source of the information. Owner Bill Bidwill had suggested that the Cardinals would have to have a winning season for Bugel to keep his job.
September 1, 1993 |
He is lean, tanned and the proud owner of a desert home with enough land out back for a basketball court. He has Garrison Hearst behind him, Gary Clark in the corner of his eye and nothing but clear, twinkling skies ahead. Steve Beuerlein, the new quarterback of the new Phoenix Cardinals, is so giddy that he doesn't even think about the Raiders. Not that Raider owner Al Davis didn't almost win.
August 27, 1993 |
The Rams, desperately seeking a third wide receiver, acquired Ernie Jones from the Phoenix Cardinals Thursday for a conditional draft pick. Jones, 28, is a six-year veteran who caught 38 passes for 559 yards last season. He has 210 receptions in his professional career and led the Cardinals with 61 catches and 957 yards in 1991. He would seem to fill a genuine need. The Rams have been searching for a wide receiver to go with starters Henry Ellard and Flipper Anderson.
February 13, 1993 |
Police arrested Phoenix Cardinal wide receiver Ernie Jones after discovering crack cocaine and marijuana in his car, a Phoenix police spokesman said. The Phoenix Gazette reported Friday that Jones tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine in 1988. Jones was released on his own recognizance pending a Feb. 25 preliminary hearing.