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December 16, 1989 | GEORGE USHER, NEWSDAY
Tony Eason, the former New England Patriots quarterback who at first refused to sign with the New York Jets six weeks ago because of his close friendship with Ken O'Brien, the Jets' No. 1 quarterback, reacted with reluctance Friday when it became obvious that he would start against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday. "We're leaning to Eason right now," a seemingly dispirited Coach Joe Walton said as he walked toward the practice field.
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August 29, 1990 | FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES
Jets Coach Bruce Coslet said he will start quarterback Tony Eason in Thursday night's preseason finale at Tampa Bay because "it's Tony's turn to start." It's approaching judgment day in the Jets' quarterback competition and there is reason to wonder if Coslet may turn to Eason as his regular-season starter. In the preseason Eason has shown the ability to move the team better than incumbent starter Ken O'Brien. In 15 series, Eason has directed the team to two touchdowns and a field goal.
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November 2, 1989
The New York Jets claimed Tony Eason on waivers from New England, but the former Patriot quarterback said he wouldn't report on the advice of his agent.
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February 1, 1986
I saw Tony Eason on the Bob Hope special last Saturday night. Too bad more of the team couldn't have made the show. They really are a joke. SCOTT WAGNER Los Angeles
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August 11, 1986 | Associated Press
Tony Eason, playing for the first time since completing none of six Super Bowl passes, threw for 282 yards and one touchdown Sunday night to lead the New England Patriots to an 18-7 exhibition victory over the Washington Redskins. Eason, who was benched in the 46-10 Super Bowl loss to the Chicago Bears, teamed up with Craig James for a 38-yard pass play on the Patriots' first play, helping to set up a 41-yard field goal by Tony Franklin.
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November 17, 1985 | Associated Press
It could have been a happy anniversary. Tony Eason would trot onto the field to play Seattle again. He would look across the line of scrimmage at the same players he beat last year to win New England's quarterback job. It could have been a day of pleasant memories and new triumphs for the talented youngster who seemed destined to guide the Patriots well into the 1990s. But with 1985 not yet over, Eason calls himself "just one-forty-fifth of the team."
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December 16, 1989 | GEORGE USHER, NEWSDAY
Tony Eason, the former New England Patriots quarterback who at first refused to sign with the New York Jets six weeks ago because of his close friendship with Ken O'Brien, the Jets' No. 1 quarterback, reacted with reluctance Friday when it became obvious that he would start against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday. "We're leaning to Eason right now," a seemingly dispirited Coach Joe Walton said as he walked toward the practice field.
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November 2, 1989
The New York Jets claimed Tony Eason on waivers from New England, but the former Patriot quarterback said he wouldn't report on the advice of his agent.
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October 1, 1989 | TERRY PRICE, The Hartford Courant
In an effort to end their floundering ways, the Patriots have turned to the people's choice -- Doug Flutie. New England Coach Raymond Berry announced Wednesday Flutie would be the starting quarterback Sunday in Buffalo when the Patriots play a critical game against the Bills. "My main concern now is what can we do to beat Buffalo," Berry said. "I think Doug is our best chance to do that. We need a spark right now." Flutie, the former Heisman Trophy winner from Boston College and a Natick, Mass.
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April 23, 1989 | HAL BOCK, Associated Press
They come out of college football with impeccable credentials, proudly labeled "can't miss" players. They are All-This and All-That, equipped with all the tools they need to succeed. They are probed and picked at by the scouts, twisted and turned every which way, like so many laboratory specimens. Then the glowing reports are delivered to the clubs. Great hands. Great speed. Great prospect. But that's all they are--prospects. And sometimes, great expectations turn into sour reality.
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October 1, 1989 | TERRY PRICE, The Hartford Courant
In an effort to end their floundering ways, the Patriots have turned to the people's choice -- Doug Flutie. New England Coach Raymond Berry announced Wednesday Flutie would be the starting quarterback Sunday in Buffalo when the Patriots play a critical game against the Bills. "My main concern now is what can we do to beat Buffalo," Berry said. "I think Doug is our best chance to do that. We need a spark right now." Flutie, the former Heisman Trophy winner from Boston College and a Natick, Mass.
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November 17, 1986 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
Here's how the final play of Sunday's Ram-New England Patriot game was supposed to end: The Patriots, trailing 28-23 with three seconds remaining and the ball on the Ram 25, would attempt one of those lollipop passes that work as often as a Zsa Zsa Gabor marriage. Patriot quarterback Tony Eason would heave the ball high and toward the end zone, where three wide receivers and about 41 Ram defensive backs would be waiting.
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September 12, 1986 | Associated Press
The New England Patriots were so sure that their "438-pass" would be successful in the third quarter Thursday night that none of them flinched when it was called on fourth-and-one at the New York 10-yard line. "We knew they'd be coming up to the line and they had some young guys in the secondary," said Tony Collins, who was on the receiving end of fellow running back Craig James' option pass for the clinching touchdown in a 20-6 victory over the Jets.
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