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First-round quarterbacks aren't sure things

...McGwire were drafted ahead of a guy named Brett Favre in 1991. Leaf, of course, is not the only quarterback bust: Rick Mirer, Jim Druckenmiller, Akili Smith, Cade McNown, Dave Brown, Marinovich and McGwire are all long gone or at the end...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/22/pro_413083.shtml
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No longer a must to draft QBs in first round

...more good ones available and the risk can be greater than the reward when QBs gobble up salary-cap space. Thank you, Rick Mirer, Ryan Leaf, Heath Shuler, Dan McGwire, Todd Marinovich, Jim Druckenmiller, David Klingler, Cade McNown, Akili...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/20/pro_370283.shtml
NFL
Russell, Quinn make case to be top pick

...best leader." Now it's up to the NFL scouts and coaches. Like great draft debates of the past - Drew Bledsoe or Rick Mirer, Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf, Eli Manning or Philip Rivers, Vince Young or Matt Leinart - this one could be risky...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/25/pro_117929.shtml
NFL
No question marks at top

...New England for Drew Bledsoe, but it doesn't seem enthused about Harrington. The Bills could be right. Think of Rick Mirer and Ryan Leaf, both chosen No. 2 overall, plus the likes of Heath Shuler, David Klingler, Cade McNown, Akili Smith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/16/pro_338846.shtml
NFL
Irish ghosts no big deal to Yellow Jackets

...Rockne, but when asked to name all of the former Fighting Irish players he could think of, he recited just one. "Rick Mirer," Brooking said. "He's the Seahawks quarterback, isn't he?" (Actually, Mirer was traded from Seattle to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/03/oth_214104.shtml
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Gannon and Collins get to showcase their skills

...of a loss to Detroit. Both Gannon and Tuiasosopo finished the season on injured reserve. And even third-stringer Rick Mirer was beat up by the end. The 38-year-old Gannon has said this offseason was one of the most productive in his 17-year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/16/pro_425501.shtml
NFL
Patriots beat ailing Jets

...Nobody cares. ... We just have to try and adjust and go forward." Chris Slade intercepted a pass from Jets backup Rick Mirer to set up Adam Vinatieri's 23-yard, game-winning field goal with three seconds left. Drew Bledsoe completed 21...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/13/pro_270167.shtml
NFL
Colts rally for win over Jets

...seemed like a perfect opportunity, but I have to live with that one, too," added Parcells, who benched sputtering Rick Mirer for Lucas. Parcells has to live with a 1-5 team that lost only four times on its way to the AFC title game last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/18/pro_273788.shtml
NFL
Colts rally for win over Jets

...seemed like a perfect opportunity, but I have to live with that one, too," added Parcells, who benched sputtering Rick Mirer for Lucas. Parcells has to live with a 1-5 team that lost only four times on its way to the AFC title game last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/17/pro_273674.shtml
NFL
Ryan isn't just any NFL rookie

...attempting to become the first rookie quarterbacks to start 16 games and throw less than 15 interceptions apiece. Only Rick Mirer in 1993, Peyton Manning in 1998 and David Carr in 2002 have made every start as a rookie quarterback. Ryan, whose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/21/pro_504886.shtml
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