Raiders kicker Greg Davis, whose 18 kickoffs on average have wobbled only to the opponent's 13-yard line, is moaning about the coaching staff's auditioning players for his job. "Not only am I playing against the other team," he says, "but I also have to fight for the support of my teammates. Now it's 10 times harder for me to do my job. And it's harder on my family. I have to prove myself to everybody on every kick. It's dreadfully hard." Violins, please....
There is growing doubt around the NFL that John Kent Cooke can come up with the more than $400 million it will take to buy the Redskins from his father's estate. Looks as though he'll have to form a consortium and be a partner or sell the team outright.
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Daniels' Dirty Little Secret
Reminiscing in the locker room last week about his days at Bloomfield ( Conn.) High, Cardinals tackle Jerome Daniels recalled the time he blocked two East Hartford High female defensive linemen. Upon hearing Daniels' story, center Mike Devlin said, "I would never, ever, ever, ever let anyone know that."