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Green Bay Press -Gazette $$M. mi 'ftl'iMIMfll'l ..' " ll'i i asi: .fclY- MdU .tkrt ' '44.U AHvtvkrt, J--V. tj SUNDAY, JULY 21, 1974 Concannon Will Weigh Packers Against WFL , By CXIIT mitLSTU . : " Preii-Gaietle Sports Writer Jack Concannon is searching for a new ' lease on his football career whether it be with the Green Bay Packers or the World Football League. In a most intriguing trade, the Packers announced Saturday night they had acquired Concannon, a 10-year veteran quarterback, from the Dallas Cowboys for an undisclosed draft choice. Concannon, In turn, revealed he is in the option year of his contract and has been seriously negotiating with more than one WFL team. "I was surprised," Concannon said of the trade, "because I had been talking with people in the WFL and we were pretty close." Concannon spent the last two years on the taxi squad at Dallas, sitting behind Roger Staubach and Craig Morton, and understandably concluded his future was bleak there, Consequently, he had all but decided to sign with the WFL in hopes of again becoming a starting quarterback. But following the trade, Concannon said he will re-evaluate his position. "I'm not going to say to them (the Packers) 'tough luck, I'm going to the WFL,' " he said. He will now weigh the opportunity and the offer at Green Bay with the WFL's and decide which is best for him. Whatever his final decision is, though, he will fulfill the option year of his constract with the Packers in '74. A personable Irishman, Concannon expressed satisfaction with the trade. "If things work out alright, I think it's terrific," he said. "Whether I end up with Green Bay or the WFL it's going to be a new life. Everybody always thinks the grass is greener it doesn't always work out that way, but it is a fresh start. "You know they've got (Jerry) Tagge, (Scott) Hunter and (Jim) Del Gaizo and they're all young guys and anybody with experience has an advantage. But they're good quarterbacks and they're familiar with the system, It snouia be an interesting situation." Concannon said he believes the Packers are good enough to make the playoffs and as any. smart quarterback would, he complimented the team's offensive line. Perry Moss, the new Packer assistant in charge of quarterbacks, coached Concannon for two years in Chicago and said, "I think he'll contribute to our quarterbacking mainly because of his maturity and experience. We didn't have an experienced quarterback and now we've got one." In a news release sent out by the Packers, announcing the trade, Moss was quoted as saying: "After all, right now we've got one quarterback who has started six games in the NFL, Jerry Tagge, although he's still number one at this point, and another, Jim Del Gaizo, who has started three games in three seasons." . Moss made no mention of Hunter. When asked why later, Moss said it was because he wasn't asked about Hunter when interviewed, prior to preparation of the release. Head Coach Dan Devine, when asked if any other trades involving quarterbacks were in the works, replied, "At this point there's a lot of discussions going on and quarterback is one of them." He declined to list the quarterbacks in order of their standing at this time except to say Tagge is definitely number one. He also refused to say whether the draft choice surrendered to Dallas was high, medium or low. He did say that in most trades of this nature the round of the choice is conditional. "Jack knows the division and Is experienced, so I'm happy about the prospect of having him with us," Devine commented. A 31-year-old graduate of Boston College, Concannon played with Philadelphia from 19G4-66 and with Chicago from '67-71. Prior to the 1972 season, the 6-foot-3, 200 pounder, signed with the Cowboys as a free agent after playing out his option with the Bears. He spent the past two years on the Cowboys' cab squad. During his career, Concannon has attempted 1,054 passes and completed 531 for a 50.4 percentage and 5,859 yards. He has given up 60 interceptions and tossed 35 touchdown passes. Also a strong runner, he has rushed for 1,019 yards on 214 carries for a 4.8 average, Moss also said, Concannon Is "a good long term investment. Jack takes good care of himself he can play another six or seven years easy. He could go out and run four miles right now without stopping. He's in that kind of condition." Concannon, who makes his off-season home in the Chicago area, said he will not report until the current National Football League players' strike Is settled. Scrim By CUFF ( IIRISTL ' Press-Gazette Soorts Writer For the second Saturday in a row, Green Bay Packer Head Coach Dan Devine sent his cast of rookies through a full contact scrimmage and came away satisfied. Now, he's anxious to see what his unheralded troops not one of them went in the first 100 choices of last January's draft can do against outside competition. Most likely the rookies next contact session will be Thursday night at Lambeau Field against the Chicago Bear yearlings in a game that will . act as a substitute for the annual intra-squad skirmish. "The scrimmage was surprisingly free of errors," De-vine said. "There was a lot of hustle and the guys were trying real hard. What really impressed me was the lack of fumbles and missed starting mage Pleases counts. "I'm not under any illusions that there is as much talent here as even there is with the Bears, who will have their number one draft choice and several other high choices, but we hustled and flew around and that's the name of the game." ' The offense clearly dominated the scrimmage It started with the ball on its own 35-yard line three times and scored on each occasion. Yet Devine refused to criticize the defense. "Part of that has been because we were running so much on the dummies. The defense has been holding dummies and I think their aggressiveness has been taken away," he said. In dishing out individual praise, Devine said, "Monte Doris had a good scrimmage. At the point he's the only one I could single out defensively. "Offensively, Don Woods and Gary .Scutt and the offensive line I have to look at the film first but I think they did a good job." He also said quarterback Charlie Napper "had a good day." Steve Odom and Scutt scored two of the three touchdowns. Odom scored from about eight yards out on a reverse, while Scutt tallied the final TD on a determined run. PACKER PATTER: Ken Bowman, the Packer" player representative, was back on the picket line Saturday afternoon. He said he would likely go to Washington, D.C. Monday to participate in the bargaining sessions and then return here in time for the game Thursday. The strikers are hopeful of preventing the game from being played. Bowman said he hadn't NFL Talks Still Secret WASHINGTON (AP) -Bargaining in the National Football League strike headed through the weekend as both sides got down to their shirtsleeves Saturday in an all-day closed session with federal mediators. The owners and their striking players each continued to observe their vows of secrecy, established when the latest round of talks began Friday. Saturday's session began at 10 a.m. at an otherwise deserted U.S. Labor Department and broke up at 5:15 p.m., followed by a 30-minute caucus of the players. Another bargaining session was scheduled for 10 a.m. today. "We're going to keep on keeping on," said Bill Curry of Houston, president of the NFL Players' Association. As for the progress of the talks, Curry replied, "I wish I could tell you, except I'd be in a lot of trouble if I did." The calm and "somewhat casual atmosphere, and the decision by both sides to keep silent on the talks, were seen as indications albeit slim ones that the negotiating finally had gotten off dead center. With or without their striking veterans, National Football League teams move toward their full-scale exhibition season this week with at least two meetings of league teams on the schedule. BILL (TRRY The highlight of the week is on Saturday, when the St. Louis Cardinals and Buffalo Bills meet in Canton, Ohio, in the annual Hall of Fame game The game, which would have followed by one day the now-cancelled College All-Star classic, is going ahead even though both clubs will field teams of rookies and free agents. The first paid "exhibition" of the season was Friday night in Washington, where a crowd of 14,207 showed up at Robert F Kennedy Stadium to watch the Redskins in a. "controlled rookie scrimmage." Quarterback Joe Theismann, the former Notre Dame standout who signed with Washington after playing in Canada, completed 15 of 35 passes for 209 yards and one touchdown. The Houston Oilers, who scrimmaged in a prison last week, were to meet a semi- pro team in San Antonio on Saturday night. ThisThursday night, rookies and free agents representing the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will meet at' Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Adults will be charged $1; kids 50 cents. Neither the Bears nor the Packers have many veterans in camp, the most notable being Green Bay linebackers Jim Carter and Larry Hefner. The Hall of Fame game in Canton is important because it is the first official exhibition game, and also because it will be carried nationwide by ABC-TV, which has already lost the All-Star game. Each network contracted with the NFL to carry three exhibition games. A league spokesman said earlier than the networks did not pay as much for exhibitions as they do regular season games, but it remains to be seen if they will be satisfied with games played by rookies and free agents. TheNational Football League claimed there were 104 veterans in the 26 NFL training camps as of the weekend, but many of them are not regulars. Teams with the most veterans in camp are the Cincinnati Bengals with 17 and Super Bowl champion Miami Dolphins with 14. Among the most notable veterans in NFL camps are Jake Scott, Jim Mandich, Howard Twilley, Jim Langer and Earl Morrall of the Dolphins; Bob Johnson, Al Beau-champ, Bob Trumpy and Horst Muhlmann of Cincinnati; Tommy Nobis of Atlanta; John Unitas of San Diego, and Ralph Neely of Dallas. Meanwhile, rookies and free agents began checking in Saturday in Baltimore as the Colts prepared to open their camp. Several Colts veterans were expected to set up a picket line Sunday. Rex Kern, Baltimore's player representative, met Saturday with General Manager Joe Thomas to discuss the ground rules. been in Washington the past few days because after Jim Carter and Larry Hefner reported to camp, he returned here to make sure "things were good and solid." Believing they are, he now feels more confident about leaving. Bowman also seemed mildly satisfied about his talk with a dozen or so rookies Friday night in a De Pere bar. Late Saturday night, he was going to again make himself available to the rookies. Devine announced that very few restrictions would , be placed on the rules for Thursday's game. There will be a full kicking game, he said, although quarters will run 12 minutes in length rather than 15. Carter and Hefner were held out of Saturday's scrimmage . . . Both continue to walk to the practice field rather than ride the bus. Fans Want Voice, Too STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) Seven Stillwater area men have allocated $30,000 of their own money to launch an effort to get a voice for the fans in the negotiations between the National Football League and the NFL Players Association. The NFLPA currently is on strike against the league, and many veteran players have said they would not attend training camps until the strike is settled. A spokesman for the Stillwater group, called Fan Freedom, said advertisements would be placed in newspapers throughout the country calling for a voice by fans in the controversy. : UV-r4-' Iff i k -Wt Yri 4k f -WIN -V I 'Winningest Wilbur' rewers 'Dented' Lindwall Leads WBAY Tourney Ribbons Clinch Title The Green Bay Blue Ribbons clinched the championship of the Wisconsin State Baseball League Saturday night at Joannes Stadium by taking a doubleheader from Old Timers Set Game Today Partial rosters for the East and West side teams in this afternoon's Old Timers Game at Joannes Park have been announced. The game begins at 1 p.m. and precedes the Green Bay Blue Ribbons- Menasha Macs game slated for 2. Ed Juley will manage the West side team and Moose Berner will be one of his pitchers. Others on the roster are Joe Janet, Jack Tree, Ted Fritsch and Jerry Last. Al Maes is the East side manager and will start, Ron Miller, now Green Bay Pre-montre football coach, on the mound. Others on the East team are Cy Cegelski, Bud Tozier, St. Norbert Athletic Director Mel Nicks, St. Norbert basketball coach Romie Kosmer, Harry Simons, Cy Simons Bernie Schuette and Joe Schuette (coaching). Horicon, 11-2 and 13-1. In the first game Saturday, The Blue Ribbons exploded for four runs in the third inning and added five runs in the fourth. Rick Yttri led off the third with a walk and advanced on a single by Greg Howell. After Terry Young's run-scoring double and a sacrifice by Dick Smithwick, Mark Miller sent in one run with a single and Bill Burmeister drove in two more with another single. After Dick Zeratsky led off the fourth with a double, Jack Friess smashed a two-run homer over the right field wall. Two walks and an error produced another run, then Burmeister came through with his second straight two-run single. The Ribbons made it 11-0 in the sixth, as Friess singled in Miller, who had walked. FIRST GAME Horicon's only runs came on a freak play in the top of the seventh. After a single by Dave Brandenberg and one out, Don Pieper hit a potential d o u b 1 e-play ball back to Christman. The Ribbons' ace southpaw whirled and threw wildly to second in what turned out to be a four-base error, scoring both runs. He recovered to retire the side and notch his eighth win of the season. In the nightcap, John Nelsen threw a five-hitter en route to his sixth victory of the season against no losses. The Ribbons broke the game open in the third inning, as Yttri and Howell each pounded out two-run singles. In the fourth, doubles by Zeratsky and Yttri and a triple by Friess keyed a five-run uprising. SECOND GAME HORICON nt) r h ' 0 0 Routnberg.rf J 0 Hermann, rf Di 0 MnrkRhode,c3 0 3 0 Brndnbrg,3b 3 1 Anderson, ?b 7 0 Pieuer.lf 3 1 Robinson, ss 3 0 MtRhde.p-rt J 0 Totals ?4 J Horicon Green Bay WP -Chrislmon; LP GREEN SAY otj r Friess.ct Yttrlss Howell.c Young. ?b Smlthwck.rf Mrmester,3b 4 Neumeler.tb 4 reratsky.dh j Chrlsmon.p 0 Totals ? 11 U too 0 0 0 -! 10 4 S01 I II Matt Rhode HORICON Plover ob r h Routnbrg.ct 4 0 0 Herman, c 2 1 0 3 0 1 Roberts dh 2 0 1 Brndnbrg.3b 3 0 2 Andrsn,?b Robmson, ss Pieoer.p Totals Horicon Green Boy WP - Nelsen, LP GREEN BAY 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 I 3 0 0 0 0 0 24 1 S Player Friess.ct Howell.c Young, 2b Smlthwck,rf Larson, dh ZralskyJb Neison.p Tolols 23 ob r h 4 4 2 4 3 3 2 1 2 1 0 I 301 4 0 0 4 0 0 2 3 I 3 2 2 0 0 0 13 12 0000 01 0 I 1 0 4 5 1 1 n-13 Picper. A 736 Paul Lindwall of Green Bay fired a one-under-par 71 to take the lead at the midway point of the 4th annual WBAY Golf Tournament Saturday at Brown County Golf Course. Lindwall, who shot rounds of 36 and 35, leads of field of 81 qualifiers into today's final round. 82 was the cutoff point for the 150 golfers starting the tournament Saturday. Tied for second place, with even par 72s, are Dick Roeser of Green Bay, Kaukauna's Pete Benson, Mark Dalebroux of Mishicot and Tom Rajeck of Merrill. Benson, who had the day's lowest round, a 33 on the front line, fired an What Strike ? GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Veteran defensive tackle Rosie Manning, who said he "never read the papers and didn't know a strike was on," left the Atlanta Falcons' training camp Saturday and joined the picket line. Manning, 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds, told reporters he had been unaware that a group of Falcon veterans had been picketing outside a remote gate to the training site at Furman University. He said he throught "something was odd" when he didn't see any of his old friends. Manning said he finally asked some of the newer fellows where everybody was, and "They told me a strike was on." Manning has been on the Falcon taxi squad for the past two years. One draft choice and two free agents also left the training camp Saturday. eagle on the par 5, 523 yard sixth hole. At 73, two strokes back, are 1971 champion Jay Hill, Paul Kaste and Mel Skaleski, all of Green Bay, and Ted Donker of Oshkosh. Larry Rand of Manitowoc was the lone golfer at 74, while Green Bay's Terry Fit-chett, the 1972 winner, was four strokes off at 75. Defending champion Ron Gilkey of Appleton carded a 76. One other eagle was recorded during Saturday's play. Green Bay's Rod Nelson eagled the par, 5, 479 yard 14th hole. The leaders will tee off at approximately 10 a.m. today and are expected to finish at about 3 p.m. CHICAGO (AP) - Wilbur Wood, with help from Bucky Dent's bat, hurled the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, winning his 16th game of the season, tops in the major leagues. Dent's single with two out in the seventh broke a 2-2 tie and scored Carlos May with the winning run. The knuckleballing Wood went the distance and gave up seven hits. He fell behind in the fifth, however, when Milwaukee got a pair of runs on two hits. Bob Coluccio, who got to first base on a forceout, and Pedro Garcia, who walked, both advanced on a wild pitch by Wood, then scored on Robin Yount's single. The White Sox, who had opened the scoring in the sec ond inning on Ron Santo's RBI single, tied the score on Dick Allen's solo homer in the sixth off loser Clyde Wright, 8-12. It was Allen's 25th of the baseball season, tops in either league. But the Brewers came back in the fifth. After one out, De- ron Johnson dropped a single into short left field. Then Coluccio forced Johnson at second. Allen's blast tied the score in the sixth. Then Dent put it away for the White Sox in the seventh inning with his two-out single to score May. Southport Ties For Title MILWAUKEE ob r h bi CHICAGO ab r h bi 4 0 0 0 Downingrt 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 Orta?b 4 0 0 0 4 0 10 DAIIenlb 4 1)1 4 0 10 Muserlb 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 MeltonJb 3 110 DeJohnsndh 3 0 10 KHndrsnct 4 0 0 0 Colucciorf 3 110 CMovlf 2 110 2 10 0 Sontodh 3 0 2 1 3 0 1? Hrrmonnc 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dentss 3 0 2 1 Woodo 0 0 0 0 Monev3b Berrvct Brigflsll Scott lb Porterc Garcia2b Yountss CWrightD Southport pounded Green Bay East 12-2 Saturday to capture a share of the lower bracket championship of the Fox Valley American Legion League's Northern Division. Southport, which tied with Sturgeon Bay at 13-2, came up with four runs in the fourth inning to erase an early East lead. The game was called after six innings on the nine-run lead rule. East scored first on a solo home run by Bill Birdsall in the second inning, then upped its lead to 2-0 with a run in the third. In the fourth, Southport grabbed the lead on doubles by Rick Brand, Mark Geyer and winning pitcher Tom Anderson. Jim Williquette, who went three-for-five, and Bob Zaspil added singles. Anderson went the distance, striking out 12 and walking two, while allowing only two hits. Rick Mendolla took the loss for East. Tolol 31 2 7 2 Total 30 3 7 3 Milwaukee 000 020 000 2 Chicago 010 001 lOx 3 E D.Allen. DP Milwaukee 1. Chicago 2. LOB-Milwaukee 3, Chicago S. 2B-Briggs. HR D.Allen (251 SB-Colucoo IP H R E R BB SO C.Wright (L. 8 12) 8 7 3 3 2 3 Wood(W.lMl) 7 2 2 )3 T-):5. A 19,145. American League National League East east W L Pet CB W 43 538 - 48 J3 5.'7 1 48 44 572 l'l 47 47 500 3'J 4 47 495 4 45 48 .484 5 West 54 48 Boston Bailimoie Cleveland New York Milwaukee Detroit Oakland Chicago Kan Texas Minnesota Colilornia City 51 44 4e 50 50 58 568 5?2 .505 .479 .474 389 4'j 6 fl'3 9 17 Friday's Results Cleveland 4, Oakland 0 Baltimore 5, California 4, innings Kansas City 5. New York 4 Minnesota 7, Detroit 5 Boston 3, Texas 1 Chicago 7, Milwaukee 3 Saturday's Games Cleveland 10, Oakland 9 New York 6. Kansas City 2 Chicago ), Milwaukee 2 Sunday's Games Oakland at Cleveland Minnesota at Detroit California at Baltimore Kansas City at New York Milwaukee at Chicago. 2 Boston at Texas N Phiioohio Montreal St Louis Pittsot'rqh Chicago New York Los Angeles Cincinnati Houston Atlanta Snn Fran San Diego W L 47 46 45 46 45 49 43 49 40 51 39 51 63 32 57 39 51 45 50 47 43 53 42 57 Pet. 505 495 479 46? 4J0 .433 663 .594 .531 .515 .448 474 GB I 2' ; 3' i-6 6' ; Friday's Results PiHsburgH 2, Atlanta 0 Cincinnati 4, Chicago 1 Houston 5, St. Louis 1 New York 4, Son Diego 2 Los Angeles 4. PhitaetPlnhia San Francisco 6, Montreal 2 Saturday's Gomes St. Louis 6. 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