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January 28, 2012
Drafted by New England in 1987 (the Patriots envisioned him as a safety), RICH GANNON was a reliable backup quarterback (and occasional starter) for Minnesota, Washington and Kansas City, before getting the starting job in Oakland under new coach Jon Gruden. Gannon flourished, making four Pro Bowls. He was the NFL's most valuable player in 2002, and led the Raiders to a Super Bowl. He is an analyst for CBS. I don't think we're doing a good enough job developing the quarterback position.
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September 28, 2013 | Sam Farmer
Getting an edge on Peyton Manning in three easy steps: 1. Draw up a comprehensive list of blitzes and pressure packages. 2. Put those on a card and laminate it. 3. Feed that play sheet into the shredder. If there are blitzes that work against the Denver Broncos quarterback, they haven't surfaced this season, even with All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady out for the season. No NFL quarterback has been more effective against the blitz, with Manning completing 63.6% of his passes in those situations (14 of 22)
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October 2, 2009 | SAM FARMER, ON THE NFL
The factor that has Rich Gannon silver-and-blacklisted by the Oakland Raiders is one of the many qualities that makes him their impact player of this decade. The quarterback-turned-CBS analyst speaks his mind and stands his ground. "I've talked to several players, and not one of them has any issue with anything I've ever said or done in reference to their team," Gannon said in a phone interview. "But there's certainly someone who's not happy. But I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't say that the product on the field has not been up to snuff the last six years or so."
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January 28, 2012
Drafted by New England in 1987 (the Patriots envisioned him as a safety), RICH GANNON was a reliable backup quarterback (and occasional starter) for Minnesota, Washington and Kansas City, before getting the starting job in Oakland under new coach Jon Gruden. Gannon flourished, making four Pro Bowls. He was the NFL's most valuable player in 2002, and led the Raiders to a Super Bowl. He is an analyst for CBS. I don't think we're doing a good enough job developing the quarterback position.
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September 28, 2013 | Sam Farmer
Getting an edge on Peyton Manning in three easy steps: 1. Draw up a comprehensive list of blitzes and pressure packages. 2. Put those on a card and laminate it. 3. Feed that play sheet into the shredder. If there are blitzes that work against the Denver Broncos quarterback, they haven't surfaced this season, even with All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady out for the season. No NFL quarterback has been more effective against the blitz, with Manning completing 63.6% of his passes in those situations (14 of 22)
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October 17, 2003
"If you commit 19 penalties... and you walk out of the locker room and go, 'We should have won,' then you're sniffing glue or something." Rich Gannon, Oakland Raider quarterback after Sunday's 13-7 loss at Cleveland.
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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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September 28, 2004 | From Associated Press
Rich Gannon might again lose most of a season to injury. The 2002 NFL most valuable player has a broken vertebra in his neck that will sideline him at least eight weeks. The Oakland Raider quarterback underwent an MRI exam Monday morning and was taken for more tests. Coach Norv Turner said he didn't believe Gannon was at risk for paralysis and said the quarterback was walking around the team's training facility before receiving the news about his neck.
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November 16, 1998 | JERRY CROWE
DENVER AT KANSAS CITY * Kickoff: 5:15 p.m. * TV: Channel 7. * Records: Broncos 9-0; Chiefs 4-5 * Story line: This obviously wasn't the matchup ABC envisioned when the schedule was announced last spring: Bubby Brister vs. Rich Gannon. Brister, though, is 3-0 filling in for John Elway, who is sidelined because of strained rib muscles. "I'm not comfortable," Elway said, "and this is not something I'm going to rush." Why should he?
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December 15, 2002 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Hard to imagine, but Raider quarterback Rich Gannon once flirted with the idea of giving up pro football to become a lawyer. Fifteen years later, as he inches toward NFL history, Gannon faces 12 angry men every Sunday. That would be the opposing defense, plus a defensive coordinator ready to hammer-throw his headset into the upper deck. "Rich drives you crazy," said Jim Mora, San Francisco's defensive coordinator. "He presents tremendous problems.
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December 23, 2010 | Sam Farmer
Less than a day after his team's epic collapse Sunday ? blowing a three-touchdown lead to Philadelphia in the last half-quarter ? New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning called a rare players-only meeting to regroup his squad for a run at the playoffs. That starts with a huge game Sunday at Green Bay. The typically soft-spoken Manning (Eli doesn't have the commanding presence of his big brother, Peyton) didn't reveal to reporters what he said to his teammates, but explained it this way: "A lot of it is you just man up for your mistakes, you take responsibility, you put it behind you and you look forward to the situation.
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October 2, 2009 | SAM FARMER, ON THE NFL
The factor that has Rich Gannon silver-and-blacklisted by the Oakland Raiders is one of the many qualities that makes him their impact player of this decade. The quarterback-turned-CBS analyst speaks his mind and stands his ground. "I've talked to several players, and not one of them has any issue with anything I've ever said or done in reference to their team," Gannon said in a phone interview. "But there's certainly someone who's not happy. But I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't say that the product on the field has not been up to snuff the last six years or so."
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September 28, 2004 | From Associated Press
Rich Gannon might again lose most of a season to injury. The 2002 NFL most valuable player has a broken vertebra in his neck that will sideline him at least eight weeks. The Oakland Raider quarterback underwent an MRI exam Monday morning and was taken for more tests. Coach Norv Turner said he didn't believe Gannon was at risk for paralysis and said the quarterback was walking around the team's training facility before receiving the news about his neck.
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August 20, 2004 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
Coming off last year's 4-12 season, it figured the Oakland Raiders would be primed for changes. And with Norv Turner as their new coach and without veteran receiver Tim Brown, they have made some. One change they have not made -- yet -- is at quarterback, where Rich Gannon remains at the controls, even though he's coming off shoulder surgery. And former New York Giant signal caller Kerry Collins is looking over that shoulder.
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June 23, 2004
"I am 38 years old. I think that they looked at what happened a year ago when I did get hurt and they probably felt like they needed to... improve that position. And, so, it made a lot of sense to me. It didn't surprise me at all." Rich Gannon, Oakland quarterback, on the Raiders' signing of Kerry Collins
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November 13, 2003 | From Associated Press
Rich Gannon, last year's league most valuable player, will sit out the rest of the season and have surgery on his throwing shoulder. The Oakland Raiders put the quarterback on injured reserve Wednesday. Gannon, 37, tried to throw Tuesday for the first time since getting knocked out of Oakland's 17-10 loss to Kansas City on Oct. 20. He was able to raise his arm to throw, but couldn't release the ball, Coach Bill Callahan said.
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