April 18, 1993 |
So this is free agency, Steve Beuerlein said to himself as he stood in an otherwise empty baggage claim area in an otherwise empty Logan Airport, staring at a clock that had just struck half past midnight. An hour earlier, Beuerlein's late-night flight from Phoenix had landed in Boston, where officials from the New England Patriots were expected to commence with the obligatory wining, dining and sucking up. They were expected to be intense about it, too.
April 3, 1993
Now we know why Al Davis dumped Steve Beuerlein. Steve didn't know how to change a flat tire. RICHARD J. BEARDSLEY Orange
January 27, 1993 |
Things worked out pretty well for James Washington and Steve Beuerlein, two guys who never wanted to leave Los Angeles. Washington, who grew up in South-Central L.A., attended UCLA and was a fifth-round choice of the Rams in 1988, is basking in the glory of Super Bowl week as a starting safety with the Dallas Cowboys.
January 27, 1993 |
They call him (Jackpot) Steve Beuerlein these days around the Dallas Cowboys complex, and they smile and shake their heads when they walk past. "Geez, Beuerlein," says one veteran player as he pats Beuerlein on the back, "you better be smiling, with all that money you're going to be making soon." Beuerlein can only laugh. And agree. These are pretty good times for the Servite High graduate, about as good as things get for a backup quarterback in this league.
December 19, 1992
Three reasons why I believe Marcus Allen: 1) Matt Millen. 2) Vann McElroy. 3) Steve Beuerlein. DAVE LOPEZ Inglewood
October 10, 1992
There is still one ray of hope left for the Raiders: Trade Al Davis for Steve Beuerlein. JOHN BAMBRIDGE, Canoga Park
July 28, 1992 |
Today, Steve Beuerlein is the backup quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Tomorrow, he'll be the same. And the next day and the next and the next. There was probably no hotter property around the NFL during the off-season than Beuerlein. General managers came a callin', offering to keep the Cowboys from having one of those ugly, destructive quarterback controversies. Owner Jerry Jones said thanks, but no thanks. He'd take that risk. So Beuerlein, a graduate of Servite High School, remains No.
January 4, 1992
As one who saw all of the Raiders' games this season and noted the collapse of the last four weeks, the problem wasn't caused by injuries, scheduling or quarterbacking (although Steve Beuerlein's presence would have made a difference). The 1991 L.A. Raiders didn't come out on Sundays to win, they played not to lose. STAN GORDON Encino
December 31, 1991 |
As Steve Beuerlein plays on, the Raiders watch from the sideline in street clothes. Life is funny, isn't it? So much has changed since early July, when the Raiders opened training camp with a Super Bowl in their sights. But it was never to be. Blame it on injuries or age or the front-office decision that kicked off the season, Aug. 25, the day Beuerlein was traded to Dallas for a conditional fourth-round draft choice. The Raiders rarely resembled the 12-4 division champions of 1990.