Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on December 1, 1999 · Page 10
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Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, December 1, 1999
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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL 10 —WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 1999 Mariucci: Niners run was great while it lasted Associated Press SANTA CLARA — Steve Mariucci is conceding what has become very obvious: The San Francisco 49ers are not very good, and they face a lengthy and perhaps trying rebuilding process. "We all know where we are now and what has transpired over the years," the 49ers coach said Tuesday, the day after Green Bay beat San Francisco 20-3, sending the 49ers (3-8) to their seventh straight loss. "This has been a heck of a run for all of us. We've enjoyed all that. For a long time, longer than we should have when you think about it. But sooner or later, it's inevitable that you have to pay the fiddler, and we happen to be doing that now." Monday night's loss ensured San Francisco will finish with its first non-winning season since strike-shortened 1982, when it went 3-6 one year after winning the first of five Super Bowls. San Francisco's tumble this season has been just as dramatic. The 49ers were coming off their 16th straight 10-win season and advanced to the second round of the playoffs, but injuries to Steve Young and Garrison Hearst and a salary cap purge that stripped the team of key veterans planted the seeds of the 49ers' fall. "It's not fun for anybody," Mariucci said. "We're without 30 players from last year's team to begin the season and then you get all the injuries that we've had. But that's not the dilemma. The question is how do we work ourselves out of it. How do we rebuild this thing? But the first question is how we can win some of these five games that we have left? Then we'll deal with next season, and we'll have to deal with some cap issues, too." Meantime, the 49ers will be trying to get their dormant offense going again over the final five weeks of the season. The play at quarterback in the absence of Young has been the most visible problem, though by no means the only one. Jeff Garcia and Steve Stenstrom, both untested and inexperienced, are 1-7 since replacing Young, who's not expected to play again this season because of a head blow Sept. 27 that caused his fourth concussion in three years. Ranked No. 1 in the league last season, San Francisco's offense has ground to a virtual halt. Monday night's 20-3 loss to Green Bay marked the third time in four games they failed to score a touchdown. San Francisco, which scored 505 points during its Super Bowl-winning season in 1994, has just 166 so far this season, the fourth-lowest output in the league. The 49ers defense has more touchdowns (4) than the offense (3) during the skid, the club's longest since losing eight in a row in 1980. "You can't just lay it on the quarterback," Mariucci said. "Obviously, that's the guy that sticks out like a sore thumb, because he's the passer. We need to be more productive at that position, and we have been used to great production at that position. We're working tirelessly to make it better." The 49ers had Ty Detmer as Young's backup last season, but traded him to Cleveland as part of their $28 million cost-cutting effort to comply with the salary cap. Stenstrom, signed as a free agent after starting six games for Chicago last season, is 1-9 lifetime as a starter and 0-3 since taking over for an ineffective Garcia. THE DAY IN SPORTS National Football League By The Associated Prats All Times PST AMERICAN CONFERENCE East Indianapolis Miami Buffalo New England N.Y. Jets Central Jacksonville Tennessee Pittsburgh Baltimore Cincinnati Cleveland West Seattle Kansas City Oakland Denver San Diego W 9 e e e 4 10 9 5 4 2 2 6 e t 4 4 L 2 3 4 9 7 1 2 e 7 10 10 3 5 7 7 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 PCL .818 .727 .667 .545 .364 .909 .818 .455 .364 .167 .167 .727 .545 .4K .364 .364 ff 307 219 228 232 173 287 239 202 196 188 137 239 256 240 221 183 PA 204 203 173 218 187 125 202 167 211 356 317 180 201 228 226 252 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East Washington Dallas Arizona N.Y. Giants Philadelphia CtntTM Detroit MtnnMotsi TampaBay Green Bay Chicago W 7 6 S 5 3 7 7 7 S L 4 S 6 e 9 4 4 4 5 7 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pel .636 .545 .455 .455 .250 .636 .636 .636 .545 .417 PF 330 255 162 194 183 239 272 174 212 207 PA 287 182 220 222 276 214 226 141 212 242 tfw pncHc6 souid. SAN FRANCISCO WERS-Acflvited WR Til Street* from 0N reeerveMon-football Injury Hit. Meeed CB R.W. McOuarton on Injurad rtMrv*. HOCKEY Nettonel Hockey League DALLAS STARS—Ass&ed C Derek Plants lo Michigan of On IHL NASHVIU.E PREDATORS—Promoted John GuagDano lo vie* president of broadcasting, Scott Loft lo vice president ol ticket sales, and Susie MssoM lo vice president ol corporate services. OTTAWA SENATORS-RecaBed G MHce Fountain and D John Gotten from Grand Rapids of Rw IHL PHILADELPHIA FLYERS—Acquired F Rasflslav rlVnKOVSky OH KW1 (fOfTI ulB OttBWV SSflBtOH 100 tstranod him to tno PhflBowpnis Pnsntorns of thfl AHC PITTSBURGH PENGUINS—Assigned G Jean- SebasHen AuWn to WHMs-Barre/Scranton ol the AHL VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Recalled C Harold Druken and 0 Ryan Bonn! from Syracuse of the AHL. Indiana a! Vancouver. 7 p.m. Golden SUM at LA. Lakers, 7:30 p.m. Thuraday'a Garnet Sacramento at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. San Antonio at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m. New York at Milwaukee. 5 p.m. Ortanoo at Minnesota, 3 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Houston at LA. dippers, 7:30 p.m. Seam* at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. COLLEGE NBA National Basketball Association By The Associated Pratt All Times PST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division St. Louis , Carolina San Francisco Atlanta New Orleans 0 .616 366 147 0 .455 261 249 0 .273 1(8 301 0 .182 155 269 0 .182 182 269 Thursday, Dee. 2 Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Dee. 5 Green Bay at Chicago, 10 a.m. Indianapolis at Miami, 10 a.m. New Orleans at Atlanta, 10 am. New York Jets at New York Giants, 10 a.m. St. Louis at Carolina, 10 a.m. Sen Francisco at Cincinnati, 10 a.m. Tennessee at Baltimore, 10 am Washington at Detroit, 10 a.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 1:05 p.m. Cleveland at San Diego, 1:15 p.m. KaneaaCllv '- ' " Seattle M< Dalai a OPEN: Buffak) Monday, Dec. • Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. mm at san mego, 1:19 p.m. as City at Denver, 1:15 p.m. to at Oakland, 1:1lpjti. i at New England, 5:20 p.m. Miami New York Philadelphia Boston Orlando WtwhlnQton Central Division Toronto Chsufotts Milwaukee Cleveland Indiana Detroit Atlanta Chicago W 11 8 8 7 7 5 2 9 8 8 7 8 7 6 1 WESTERN CONFERENCE MttfwMt Dfvniofl S«n Antonio Mhiowots Utah Denver Dallas Houston Vancouver Pacific Division Sacramento Portland LA. Lakers Seattle PnOWVX L.A. CfipMre W 13 7 8 6 5 4 3 10 13 11 11 10 4 2 LPct 3 8 6 7 8 10 13 GB .786 — .500 4 .500 4 .500 4 .467 4 1/2 .333 6 1/2 .133 91/2 .600 — .571 1/2 .571 1/2 12 .538 .533 .467 .400 .077 LPct GB 3 .613 — 5 .583 4 6 .571 4 7 .462 5 1/2 II .313 8 II .267 61/2 11 .214 9 2 3 4 4 4 10 11 .831 1 .813 — .733 1 1/2 .733 1 1/2 .714 2 .286 8 .154 (1/1 Hearst's season at an end; McQuarters placed on IR Associated Press SANTA CLARA — Garrison Hearst had hoped to return from his ankle injury by mid-December. It won't happen. Hearst, who set a team record for the San Francisco 49ers when he rushed for 1,570 yards in 1998, will remain on the physically unable to perform list for the rest of the season, coach Steve Mariucci said Tuesday. His long-term future is also in question. In another move, the 49ers placed cornerback and returner R.W. McQuarters on injured reserve with a fractured right shoulder blade, finishing him for the year. McQuarters was injured during Monday night's 20-3 loss to Green Bay. Cornerback Monty Montgomery, who broke his right arm during the Green Bay game, will remain on the active roster for now on the outside chance he can recover in time to play in San Francisco's regular season finale Jan. 3 at Atlanta, Mariucci said. Wide receiver Tai Streets, the team's sixth-round pick, was activated from the physically unable to perform list, filling McQuarters' roster spot. The former Michigan star had been on the reserve list since training camp after rupturing his Achilles tendon playing a pickup basketball game shortly before the draft last April. Niners TRANSACTIONS TUtMWIlr fl SpOn* TFWIeMCiiOfM By The Associated Press BASEBALL National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Re-signed RHP Jeff D'Amlco lo a one-year contract. ST. LOUIS CARDlNALS-Named Jim Leyland major league scout BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVAUEHS—Placed G Trajan Langdcn on «w Injured tot. Activated F AJ. BramMt Iran fie Injured list. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS-Wtlved G Damon Jones. VANCOUVER GRIZZLIES—Waived Q Joe Stephens. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS-Plsced S Marty Carter on Injured reserve. Signed CB Derrick Gardner. CINCINNATI BENGALS-Placed LB Tom Tumulty on the phyilca*V-unable-to- perform Hat. DENVER BRONCOS-Placed TE Shannon Sharps on Injured reserve. Added DT.Cyron Brown to the 63- man roster, GREEN BAY PACKERS—Waived WR-KR Desmond Howard. NEW YORK GIANTS-Walved S Tra Thomas. ST. LOUIS RAMS-Staned OT Matt Wikj. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS-Slgned T Chris Knlpper lo Tueetfay's Gemes Atlanta 107, Toronto 69 Washington 85, New Jersey 78 Cleveland 106, Dallas 99 Sacramento 111, Orlando 102 Minnesota 109, Denver 92 PheaxMpria 74, New York 70 San Antonio 108, Detroit 87 LA. Lakers 101, Seattle 77 Phoenix 94, LA. dippers 80 Wedneerfay'e Genes Cleveland at Washington, 4 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 4:30 p.m. Houston at Phoenix, 5 p.m. Detroit at Denver, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Portend, 7 p.m. Tuesday's Mekir College Basketball Scorn By The Associated Press ' ' EAST ' ' Buffalo 75. Manhattan 71 Dartmouth 82, Hdy Cross 66 Duquesne 94, West Virginia 80 -,• Marist 87, Harvard 82 Monmouth, N.J. 81. Drerel 69 •- . | Providence 85. Boston U. 70 Robert Motifs 96, Cameole-Mellon 41 „-, Towson62, Long Island U. 44 : Wagner71, LehTgh68 ,.\ E. Kentucky 72, Loyola, III. 60 ' High Point 90, Campbell 66 . •• Maryland 63. Iowa 65 Miami 102, Bethune-Cookman 75 >' Morehead SI 87. SL Francis. Ind. 76 South Carolina 72, Charleston Southern 52 Southern Miss. 61. New Orleans 51 The Citadel 84. Anderson, S.C. 82. OT Tulane 85, Va. Commonwealth 44 Wake Forest 67, Wisconsin 48 MIDWEST Akron 75. W. Kentucky 62 Detroit 72. MVSU 50 Duke 72. Illinois 69 in.-Chicago 70, Ind.-Pur.-lndpts. 65 Indiana 81, Notre Dame 64, OT Minnesota 74, Virginia 62 Ohio 95, George Washington 77 Wright SL 66, South Alabama 64 FAR WEST CS Northridge 69. Fresno St. 66 Louisiana-Lafayette 81, Denver 68 N. Arizona 64. Utah St. 52 New Mexico St. 66, San Diego St. 49 Oregon 74. Portland 62 San Francisco 69, Lamar 43 SL Mary's, Cal. 89. Cal St.-FuMon 62 Tuftday'e Women's Basketball Major Scores By The Associated Press EAST American U. 74. UMBC 73 Birtghamton 68, Colgate 52 BuckneH 85, Hampton 71 Connecticut 100, Illinois 79 Cornell 85, Cwvslus 50 Holy Cross 66, Fordham 62 Manhattan 74, Albany, N.Y. 56 New Hampshire 60, Massachusetts 56, OT Pepperdlne 77, Seton Hall 67 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 79, Boston College 68 LoulsvHe 70. Arkansas St. 84 Prairie View 87, Paul Qulnn 46 Stephen F.Austin 99, Centenary 40 Texas ASM 73, SMU 69. OT Texas Wesleyan 59. Texas-Arlington 58 Texas-San Antonio 66, Houston Baptist 56 FAR WEST Arizona 86, UC Santa Barbara 76 Fresno St. 69, Sacramento St. 44 Gonzaga 61, E. Washington 44 Montana SL 62, Montana tech 53 Oregon 68, Portland 57 I 1 >'' ..-l-jq • Precious Metals ! • Jewelry • Coins 468-0640 Full Service 303 'A' Talmage Rd., Continued from Page 8 zone interception. He missed his best chance to throw his first touchdown pass of the season when he bounced a throw to wide-open Fred Beasley on fourth-and-goal from the 1 in the late going. "We're fielding the same questions every week now," Stenstrom said. "If I had a great answer for you, we would have the solution by now." Mariucci said he hadn't decided yet whether Stenstrom or Garcia would stan Sunday at Cincinnati (2-10). He said there is a possibility Pat Barnes, released by the Oakland Raiders near the end of training camp and signed by San Francisco a month ago, would get a chance to play at some point this season. "Steve Stenstrom is playing as hard as he can," Mariucci said. "Same with Jeff and Pat. They're doing everything we ask them and more. They're who we have and we're coaching them and we're trying to get the most out of them. Wildcats Continued from Page 8 er but quicker line-up than last year. "We're trying to fast break and trying to press and I think it's a fun style to watch," Heath said. This year's roster features six returners from last year's squad, including seniors Sam Billy, Charlie Graydon, Brian Chan, Derek Heath and Jonathan Graves, as well as junior Teddy Winniger. Billy has had a strong start to the season with back-to-back standout games, while juniors Greg Rogers and Isaiah Nelson have both looked like good acquisitions and Chan has been effective off the bench. Rounding out the squad are Andre Billy, Ollie White, Jack Brown and Ben Feldman, a junior who didn't make the team in his first two years at the high school but has shown ample improvement to earn a spot this year. "We've got to continue to improve our passing game. That's why our receivers are frustrated at times, but we all are." Jerry Rice, who hasn't caught a touchdown pass since Oct. 17 against Carolina, is having a hard time dealing with the offensive downturn. "I have never gone through this," he said. "We have to find a way to get the ball in the end zone. It's just not happening." As for Young, who succeeded an injury-plagued Montana in 1991, all he can do is watch from the sideline and offer advice and encouragement while hoping to keep his career alive for possibly one more shot next season. "He wishes he could be out there helping his team, but that's not to be this year," Mariucci said. 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