September 15, 1993 |
If recent history is any indication, the Rams are in trouble when they face the New York Giants on Sunday. Three years in a row, they have started the season with a defeat, come back with a victory and then lost again. And the poor starts have been bad omens. After a 1-2 start in 1990, they lost five of their next seven and four in a row to close out the season. In '91, they won only two more games all year. Last season, they finished 6-10.
April 4, 1993 |
Kevin Greene, unsatisfied with his role with the Rams, has found happiness and a three-year, $5.25-million contract in Pittsburgh. "He's a proven pass rusher," Pittsburgh Coach Bill Cowher said. "Statistically, when he's had his big numbers it was in a defense similar to what we can provide him. "He also wanted to be here, and I think that played a big role into getting this done."
August 21, 1990 |
The linebacker situation got worse in Buffalo and better in Phoenix on Monday. The Bills, who are missing starter Shane Conlan because of a holdout, lost regular Darryl Talley indefinitely because of arthroscopic knee surgery. Meanwhile, Phoenix reached contract terms with starter Anthony Bell, a four-year starter who had a career-high 115 tackles last season. Bell held out for 29 days. Talley damaged cartilage in his right knee during Buffalo's 24-13 loss to Detroit on Friday.
August 31, 1993 |
Ram running back Jerome Bettis ran at full speed in practice Monday and reported himself to be 100% and ready to play, if needed, against Green Bay Sunday. "The ankle is fine," Bettis said. "No pain. No problems. I pushed myself hard just to make sure I was ready. I ran, I cut and I drove off my ankle and everything was fine. At least now I've put myself in position to be available." Bettis ran eight times for 29 yards in exhibition play before the injury.
December 23, 1994 |
Backup quarterback Chris Chandler sat out practice again because of a sore back and said his chances for playing Saturday against the Washington Redskins don't look good. Tommy Maddox, who hasn't played in four games, worked as Chris Miller's backup for the second consecutive day and will serve in that capacity Saturday if Chandler isn't ready. Chandler started against Chicago before leaving in the second half because of the back injury.