Some guy named Sanders backed up Lancaster. Cant think of his 1st name. Another Riders qb after Lancaster was Tom Burgess. He had 2 or 3 good years. He was before Austin.
If you are thinking losing Burris hurt us you are right. It hurt us a lot. Nealon Green instead of Burris. What were we thinking? Losing Burris and keeping Barrett are why Shivers is not here. Shivers did a lot of good things. But not finishing 1st or 2nd place in west even 1 time in 6 years got Shivers. If Shivers had kept Burris he is still our gm.
I don't remember Ronnie's backups, but by the early 80's, we got into this habit of recyling old QB's from somewhere else - Burgess, Clements, Barnes, Paopao, Hufnagel. Interspersed in there were the inevitable 1-game wonders that awful teams always seem to attract - Danny Saunders, Cocaine Joe Adams, Homer Jordan and countless others that I've now blessedly seemed to have forgotten.
Heck, by these standards, the Reggie Slack/Nealon Greene years were our halcyon days.....