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Topic - Sonny Jurgensen
Fifty years later, the decision by Pete Rozelle — the man who helped usher the NFL into its place today in America as the national passion — to allow football to be played while feelings were still so raw over JFK's death is still a dark cloud over his legacy.
Bruce Allen knows well the history of Washington Redskins quarterback controversies. Sonny Jurgensen vs. Billy Kilmer in the `70s. Doug Williams vs. Jay Schroeder in the `80s. Heath Shuler vs. Gus Frerotte in `90s.
This is the Era of Optimum Conditions for NFL quarterbacks. If there was ever a time and place to be a QB, it's right here, right now. For one thing, the rules have never been more favorable to the passing game. For another, the receivers all wear gloves — tacky gloves. And if you happen to play for a dome team, well, who loves ya, baby?
In Robert Griffin III's NFL debut Sunday, the rookie quarterback transformed the Superdome's 13 acres into his personal playground as the Washington Redskins shocked the New Orleans Saints, 40-32.
As late-summer darkness blanketed Washington one night last month, the quarterback came to life. The familiar braids and right arm that hasn't unleashed a regular-season NFL pass towered 74 feet over Pennsylvania Avenue.
It's hard to not find someone who has some advice for the new franchise QB in D.C.
There's only so much a 22-year-old rookie quarterback can do. Let that be your mantra this season, Washington Redskins fans. It might help you get through, well, whatever it is you have to get through. Sixteen games can be a long time, even when you have the distraction of a Heisman Trophy-winning QB -- the most exciting edition to the franchise since Sonny Jurgensen (at least).
Welcome to April, where March Madness spills over into the NFL's own form of insanity: the walk-up to the college draft.
Picture Peyton Manning in a Washington Redskins uniform. Just entertain the possibility, even though there's no telling if it'll ever happen. Would he have to slip Terrence Austin a few bucks to gain proprietary rights to the number 18? So many thoughts rush through your head.
Quarterbacks watch so much game tape that it makes their eyeballs bleed. They're often the first players on the practice field, the last to leave. They're smart, for the most part, and they're leaders — let's not forget that. Leaders of large men in times of crisis.
Is anything in professional sports less appealing than exhibition football games? Too bad the lockout was settled so early. A better time would have been six days or so before the start of combat that counts.
In a ballroom at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va. Friday morning, Hall of Fame athletes like Washington Redskins legend Sonny Jurgensen and 10-time NBA champion Sam Jones were reduced to mere faces in a crowd. That's because Redskins legend Bobby Mitchell had assembled 45 Hall of Famers to participate in his 21st annual fundraiser, the Bobby Mitchell Autotrader.com Hall of Fame Golf Classic.
The Redskins rolled the dice again Thursday night in the first round of the NFL draft. The Washington Times' columnist Dan Daly runs down their greatest hits, misses and other notable first-rounders (*Hall of Famer):
Seventeen years. The Redskins have been searching for a quarterback to lead them out of the wilderness for that long. You'd think he was hiding in a mountain cave along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border (where his agent had stashed him to drive up his price).
"They were two bad teams," Jurgensen said (Washington was 3-8, while Philadelphia was 2-8-1).
"We had fights," said Sonny Jurgensen, who was playing for the Eagles in 1963. "Nobody wanted to play that game. It felt like a preseason game. Everybody was in shock."