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March 7, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Mitchell, the backup quarterback to Miami's Dan Marino the last four seasons, signed Sunday with the Detroit Lions. The Lions declined to disclose terms. However, radio station WWJ-AM reported that Mitchell signed a three-year, $11-million contract. The only quarterback on Detroit's roster before Mitchell's signing was Chuck Long, who didn't play last year. Erik Kramer signed with the Chicago Bears, and Rodney Peete and Andre Ware are free agents and aren't expected to return.
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December 28, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Former Detroit Lions tackle Lomas Brown says he regrets the incident in 1994 when he intentionally missed a block to get his own quarterback, Scott Mitchell, hurt badly enough that he would be forced to leave the game. Brown made the startling admission in an ESPN radio interview last week, sparking a controversy that had Mitchell calling Brown “reprehensible.” "I know I played well over 18,000 plays … in this league,” Brown said this week on ESPN's "First Take. " “It's one play out of the 18,000 that I regret.
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September 29, 1989 | CURT HOLBREICH, Times Staff Writer
Tradition apparently does not rule Scott Mitchell. Otherwise, he would never be where he is today, a record-setting quarterback at the University of Utah. He would be at Brigham Young, following in his father's footsteps and playing for his grandmother's first cousin, Coach LaVell Edwards. Mitchell could have gone to BYU, where he might have become the latest in a succession of successful quarterbacks.
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March 21, 1999 | JOHN EISENBERG, BALTIMORE SUN
When the Baltimore Ravens made their interest in Scott Mitchell known, drawing a public response that was tepid at best, Ravens Coach Brian Billick asked the doubters to take a "leap of faith" in his ability to transform Mitchell into a productive starter. Given Billick's history of developing quarterbacks in Minnesota, he certainly deserves the chance to prove himself here. His potential as a head coach is the most exciting thing about the Ravens right now. But blind faith?
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April 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Mitchell completed 20 of 28 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns as the Orlando Thunder beat the Ohio Glory in Columbus, 28-3.
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February 7, 1990
Junior quarterback Scott Mitchell, who set several team and NCAA records in three years at the University of Utah, said he will enter the NFL draft in April.
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September 25, 1998
The worst possible thing that could have happened to the Bears has happened: They lost their punter. How can they go on? Todd Sauerbrun, arguably the team's most essential, if not best, player suffered a season-ending knee injury. * How good are the Vikings? They beat the 0-0 Buccaneers to start the season, the 0-1 Rams the following week, next the 0-2 Lions and now play the 0-3 Bears.
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October 17, 1992 | GREG MEADE
Agoura 20, Westlake 11--Second-half scoring runs of 38 and 18 yards by tailback Scott Mitchell lifted the Chargers (3-3, 1-2) in Westlake's first game on its home field. Two personal fouls against the Warriors (1-5, 1-2) on the same play helped the Chargers sustain an 82-yard drive. The march was capped by a 16-yard scoring pass from Jason Warren to John Todd on fourth down that gave the Chargers a 7-3 halftime lead.
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December 9, 1993 | Associated Press
During a 17-year NFL career, Steve DeBerg has stepped aside for Joe Montana, John Elway, Steve Young and Vinny Testaverde. This week, DeBerg may be forced out of the starting lineup by Scott Mitchell. Mitchell, sidelined the past month because of a dislocated shoulder, rejoined practice Wednesday with the Miami Dolphins. Coach Don Shula hasn't announced which quarterback will start Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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November 24, 1995 | From Associated Press
It was the kind of performance Bobby Layne would have loved. Scott Mitchell, playing on a gimpy right ankle, threw a career-high four touchdown passes and shattered Layne's team record with 410 yards Thursday as the Detroit Lions kept their playoff hopes alive with a 44-38 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
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September 25, 1998
The worst possible thing that could have happened to the Bears has happened: They lost their punter. How can they go on? Todd Sauerbrun, arguably the team's most essential, if not best, player suffered a season-ending knee injury. * How good are the Vikings? They beat the 0-0 Buccaneers to start the season, the 0-1 Rams the following week, next the 0-2 Lions and now play the 0-3 Bears.
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September 18, 1998
Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre, 28, makes his 96th consecutive start. Charlie Batch makes his first for Detroit. It's all about striking it rich, and while the Falcons didn't know what they had when they traded Favre to Green Bay, Detroit strikes blindly into the night to see if it can ever win big. Scott Mitchell has had his best success against Minnesota too.
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September 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
Scott Mitchell couldn't survive two consecutive interceptions and the Detroit Lions lost to the Cincinnati Bengals, 34-28, in overtime on Sunday. With 35 seconds left in regulation, Mitchell was picked off by Ashley Ambrose at the Detroit 35, but Doug Pelfrey, who missed a 35-yard field goal attempt early in the fourth quarter, had a 48-yarder blocked by Ron Rice as time expired, forcing the overtime.
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November 24, 1995 | From Associated Press
It was the kind of performance Bobby Layne would have loved. Scott Mitchell, playing on a gimpy right ankle, threw a career-high four touchdown passes and shattered Layne's team record with 410 yards Thursday as the Detroit Lions kept their playoff hopes alive with a 44-38 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
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March 7, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Mitchell, the backup quarterback to Miami's Dan Marino the last four seasons, signed Sunday with the Detroit Lions. The Lions declined to disclose terms. However, radio station WWJ-AM reported that Mitchell signed a three-year, $11-million contract. The only quarterback on Detroit's roster before Mitchell's signing was Chuck Long, who didn't play last year. Erik Kramer signed with the Chicago Bears, and Rodney Peete and Andre Ware are free agents and aren't expected to return.
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March 2, 1994 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Mitchell made the visit Tuesday, but the Rams didn't make the contract offer. At least for now. A day after the Minnesota Vikings offered him a three-year contract worth $9.5 million, Mitchell, a free-agent quarterback from the Miami Dolphins, came up empty-handed in Anaheim. Ram Senior Vice President Jay Zygmunt met with Tony Agnone, Mitchell's agent, Monday night and part of Tuesday, but the team held off on an offer. "The biggest thing is the timing," Zygmunt said.
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March 1, 1994 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rams' courtship of Miami free-agent quarterback Scott Mitchell officially began Monday night at a dinner with team officials in Los Angeles and continues today with a tour of Rams Park. The Rams have reviewed videotape of Mitchell at work, have talked to people who knew him in college and have rated him No. 1 among free-agent quarterbacks. The team has been advised that it probably will take as much as $3.5-million a year to sign him.
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March 1, 1994 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rams' courtship of Miami free-agent quarterback Scott Mitchell officially began Monday night at a dinner with team officials in Los Angeles and continues today with a tour of Rams Park. The Rams have reviewed videotape of Mitchell at work, have talked to people who knew him in college and have rated him No. 1 among free-agent quarterbacks. The team has been advised that it probably will take as much as $3.5-million a year to sign him.
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February 27, 1994 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Make Pat Haden the Ram general manager and he would . . . "Sign Scott Mitchell as quick as I could," said the former Ram quarterback-turned-football analyst. Put Matt Millen in charge of the Rams and he would . . . "Take Mitchell over Warren Moon, no question," said the former CBS commentator and Raider linebacker. Make Dan Fouts the boss and he would . . . "Take Moon because he's the better quarterback," said the former San Diego Charger quarterback.
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