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Peter King
November 05, 1990
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November 05, 1990

The Week That Was

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?After quarterback Jack Trudeau went down for the season with torn knee ligaments in the second quarter and backups Joe Ferguson and Jeff George got banged up later in the game, the Colts went searching for a warm body. Indianapolis approached Cincinnati radio host Turk Schonert, who had started his talk show when the call came to the station on Sunday evening. When Schonert returned the call 10 minutes later, he got the Colts' answering machine. Schonert, who played 10 seasons with the Bengals and Falcons before being released after the 1989 season, has thrown six NFL passes since 1986.

Patriots tight end Zeke Mowatt, who had been on injured reserve, caught his first pass of the season, a six-yarder from Grogan in the fourth quarter of New England's loss to Buffalo. However, Boston Herald reporter Lisa Olson, who allegedly was sexually harassed by Mowatt and other Patriots players in the team's locker room on Sept. 17, was not at Foxboro Stadium to see the reception. By mutual agreement with her sports editor, Olson has covered the Celtics, Bruins and college football since returning from a vacation three weeks ago. Following a recent Celtic-Piston preseason game, Detroit guard Isiah Thomas sought out Olson and welcomed her to the NBA.

San Francisco backup quarterback Steve Young lined up at wideout for three plays in the Niners' 20-17 win over the Browns. Why? The 49ers used a lot of four-receiver sets, and with only three experienced wideouts healthy, Young got the call. On San Francisco's game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter, Mike Sherrard suffered his third broken leg in five years, so don't be surprised if Young spends more time at wide receiver. Young thinks Joe Montana should have thrown at least one pass in his direction on Sunday. "I said [to Montana]that I was open," Young said. "But you know how quarterbacks are. They don't listen."

?Frank Gilford said that the Bengals had "a dominant defense" before they met the Seahawks on Monday night, Oct. 1, and since then they've given up 32.2 points and 379 yards a game and surrendered 4.8 yards per rushing attempt.

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