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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 8, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 28 Pacific stars and stripes sports Al january 1983 skin coach not taking Lions lightly associated press the last time the Detroit Lions beat the redskins on the the game was in the Boston in in nine games since the skins moved to the Lions have come up on the Short end every but they Are not being taken lightly by Washington coach Joe Gibbs As the two teams prepare for their playoff game saturday in the nations All i know about Detroit is that they came in Here last gained a ton of lost by two Points and had the Ball on the 2yard line when time Gibbs the skins won that game 3331 on Mark Moseley 44yard Field goal with 43 seconds to play after Eddie Murray put the Lions on top 3130 with a 50yard Field goal with if this game comes Down to a Field it should be some Gibbs if it want for the year Mark has been everyone would be talking about de like Murray missed Only one Field goal during the 1982 unlike Murray hit All of his extra in saturdays other National conference playoff opener its Louis at Green sunday in the pfc its Atlanta at Minnesota and Tampa Bay at in saturdays two american conference playoff Cleveland visits the los Angeles raiders and new England is at on sunday in the acc its the new York jets at Cincinnati and san Diego at the Lions May not be a great said Richie Washington defensive Courdina but there not playing a great team they Are very have a great running Back in Billy and their outside receivers nil Roundup can catch the they Are inconsistent at times and that what scares you never know if this is the week they will come to the Lions began the 1982 season with Eric hippie As their starting but Gary Danielson took Over for the final four in the fourth Quarter of the final hippie replaced Danielson in the fourth Quarter and rallied Detroit past Green Bay 2724 and into the hippie will Start against the Danielson has the better stats than Petitbon but hippie did bail them out last if they dont know who their quarterback is at this stage of the it looks Green Bay coach Bart Starr seems to feel the packers didst play Detroit with the kind of attitude it takes to become a i think we should detest losing a Little More than we have he we won enough and got in the we earned but if you go in i think you Are in better position than if you go in Miami and new England Are trying to halt losing streaks going into their the dolphins Haven won in the postseason since the 1974 super the who beat Miami with the help of a Sno plow at Home during the Haven won in the Orange bowl since patriots coach Ron Meyer Miami has thrown Down the Tomahawk and you beat us on a Fluke up there in your Snow Garden now come Down Here and play us on our fair Field and lets see what we can get i think that a tremendous in looking Forward to in quarterback Terry Bradshaw warned that the Steeles cant Hope to match Dan Fouts if it comes Down to a shooting we cant get into an Aerial War with he offensive honors to Charger Fouts new York a quarterback Dan Fouts of the san Diego who continued his assault on the National football league record was named offensive player of the year thursday by the associated Fouts was the runaway Winner in balloting by a nationwide panel of 84 sports writers and receiving 43 Marcus the los Angeles raiders running Back and unanimous Choice As offensive Rookie of the was second to Fouts with 18 Mark the record setting placekicker for the Washington redskins and a narrow Winner Over Fouts in the balloting for most valuable was third in the offensive player voting with others receiving More than one vote were san Diego wide receiver Wes Chandler and Dallas Quarter Back Danny White with three apiece and chargers tight end Kellen Winslow with the Pilot for air Cory Ell the awesome Aerial game of coach Don Coryell in his 10th nil passed for Yards in nine games to extend his own record to four seasons leading the league in in five of those games he threw for at least 300 Yards and now has 30 games of 300 or More going into the 1982 Johnny Unitas had held the record with 26 such theres no question Hes the said Hes the spark plug of this Hes perfect for our Hes so he sees the Field and Hes very both mentally and Fouts also became the first passer in nil history to throw for 400 or More Yards in consecutive teaming with last years two super bowl quarterbacks san fran discos Joe Montana and Cincinnatus Ken Anderson in a pair of extraordinary games which toppled still More nil on in a 4137 Victory in san Fouts completed 33 of 48 passes for a career High 450 Yards and five he and Montana 49ers Reserve Rookie Dan Fouts quarterback Guy Benjamin teamed for a record 65 and on in a 5034 shelling of Anderson and the bengals in san see Page 25 laurels to Allen los Angeles a Marcus Allen heard the that he be As effective in the National football league As he was As a collegian at Southern it didst bother fact it fired him i never had any said the sensational Rookie running Back this if i think it gave me More incentive to do i was i knew i could so did the los Angeles who selected him in the first round of last Springs nil draft after he won the Heisman trophy As College footballs outstanding performer in although a lot of so called experts didst think so at the that pick turned out to be a stroke of Only the third running Back behind Atlanta Gerald Riggs and Minnesota Darrin Nelson and 10th see Page 25 a Japan giant White will coach Yankees new York a former new York Yankee outfielder Roy who spent the past three years playing in was named a coach of the club who spent 14 seasons with the will fill one of two positions created by the departures of coaches Mike Ferraro and Joe Ferraro was named Cleveland indians manager while Altobelli became manager of the Baltimore with the Yankees managerial situation still in White said he did not know what role he would Only that he was glad to be Back in new i was a Little disappointed when i but the Yankees were going in a different direction and i had a Nice Opportunity to play in White said at a news conference to announce his i Felt it was my time to be Ive been playing for 22 counting the and its time to Settle Down and enjoy being Back in new in his 14 seasons As a White batted he played on the 1969 ail Star game and participated in three world series with the Yankees including their 1978 Triumph Over the los Angeles dodgers when he batted and scored nine who has spent his past three Winters in new said fans would always come up to me and say they cant wait until Imback with the they say i belong in i spent 18 years with the Organiza Tion four in the minors so it feels natural to be coming maybe ill bring Back some our last championship was in i always Felt that id be Back with the White played his three seasons in Japan with the yom Iuri hitting in but he left the team As a free agent when the giants decided to go with younger american he left the Yankees As a free agent in november disappointed in his inability to make a Deal with the in his White said he no longer held out any Hope of continuing his playing if it would be possible for him to play in an White we never discussed but i intend to keep myself in i suppose it would be

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