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?New quarterbacks are starting for all four teams.
?No big, strong, young running back on any team.
Bob Gries Jr., a minority owner of the Browns, says, "It's management. The best teams—the Raiders, Dolphins and Cowboys—are run by a head guy who knows football. The worst teams—the Colts, Eagles and Browns—are run by guys who don't know football."
Keith Fahnhorst, an offensive tackle for San Francisco, had played in 90 consecutive Niners games when it appeared that back spasms would keep him out of San Francisco's Oct. 14 game with Pittsburgh. He was offered the chance to start and take part in a few plays just to maintain the streak, but declined. "It would have been a cheap way to keep it going," said Fahnhorst. "There's no incentive clause in my contract for extending the streak."
Rod Humenuik, Kansas City's offensive line coach, was asked before Sunday's 28-7 loss to the Jets to compare defensive ends Art Still and Mike Bell of the Chiefs and Mark Gastineau of New York. "That's like trying to decide between Miss America last year, this year and next year," Humenuik said. "You know darn well you'd like to meet all three."
After linebacker Ricky Hunley, the Bengals' top draft choice (No. 7 in the NFL overall), held out for 86 days, Cincinnati traded him to Denver on Oct. 9. Which didn't dent his market value. He appears to have wound up with the third most lucrative rookie contract for '84. The top two are generally assumed to have gone to Irving Fryar of the Patriots ($3.4 million for four years) and Kenny Jackson of the Eagles ($3.3 million for four years).