January 16, 1991 |
The Rams have hired Jeff Fisher and given him a mandate to revamp their defense. The former Philadelphia Eagles' defensive coordinator agreed Tuesday to terms of a three-year contract. Fisher, 32, will bring Eagle secondary coach Tom Bettis and the Eagles' intimidating defensive style with him to the Rams. "I think in Jeff we're getting one of the rising young stars in the NFL," Coach John Robinson said Tuesday.
October 18, 1991 |
Darryl Henley knows he wasn't supposed to last this long or play this well, so if the Rams' big plan at cornerback is being delayed because of it, well, Henley politely suggests he isn't broken up about it. His big plan, detoured and damaged in seasons past, is proceeding smoothly. Henley's right cornerback spot was practically handed to No. 1 pick Todd Lyght. That plan got sidetracked, only temporarily it was thought at the time, when Lyght held out during training camp.
January 12, 1991 |
After two days of discussions, Jeff Fisher is all but signed, sealed and set to design a new, attack-style Ram defense. Coach John Robinson and Executive Vice President John Shaw made an informal offer to Fisher Friday morning, and a multiyear contract probably will be tendered by Monday. Fisher, 32, has been the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive coordinator for the past three seasons, but his contract expires Feb.
December 22, 1996 |
Twenty-five years ago, on an uncommonly warm Christmas afternoon, Kansas City Chiefs running back Ed Podolak and Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti lay on the turf at the old Municipal Stadium in Kansas City. It was sometime during the second overtime, and they had just collided for about the two-dozenth time that day. As an exhausted Podolak clawed at the mud sticking in his facemask, he looked at Buoniconti and said, "Do you think this thing will ever be over?"
February 13, 1994 |
U nconventional wisdom of the day . . . Michael Jordan: So what's the fuss? World's greatest basketball player, producer of three NBA titles for Jerry Reinsdorf's Chicago Bulls, wants his own private baseball fantasy camp and Reinsdorf, who also owns the White Sox, is in a position to help. And he who helps Jordan helps himself, since a happy Michael Jordan might someday deem Reinsdorf's Bulls worthy of a comeback. It's called protecting your investment.
August 30, 1991 |
Here comes the NFL season, and already, on Day 1, Los Angeles fans will be short-changed. Most of the country will get to see the Minnesota Vikings play the Chicago Bears, an attractive NFC Central matchup, on CBS Sunday. But not L.A. Only the first game of a CBS doubleheader, the Philadelphia Eagles against the Green Bay Packers, will be shown here. Why? Because of the NFL's antiquated TV policies. What else? CBS can show only one game in the L.A. market because the Rams are playing in Anaheim.
April 25, 1993
First players selected in the National Football League draft by each team (rounds selected other than first in parentheses): RAIDERS 1960--Dale Hackbart, CB, Wisconsin 1961--Joe Rutgens, DT, Illinois 1962--Roman Gabriel, QB, NC St. 1963--George Wilson, RB (6), Alabama 1964--Tony Lorick, RB, Arizona St. 1965--Harry Schuh, T, Memphis St. 1966--Rodger Bird, S, Kentucky 1967--Gene Upshaw, G, Texas A&I 1968--Eldridge Dickey, QB, Tennessee St.