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Old 08-04-2008, 05:46 AM   #1
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Default Would the Steelers ..................

Just curious to know how others think about this. Do you think the Steelers would have allowed Brett Farve to return? IMO I don't think so. If you say you're retired then you're retired. Just curious to know
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:10 AM   #2
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The only thing that would have been close for us is if Bradshaw had tried to come back...let's say in 1984 or 1985...considering he was still young enough to play.

Right after Bradshaw retired, we had a pretty weak stable of QB's on our roster in Stoudt, Woodley, and Malone...so I hope the answer would have been an opened arm invitation for Terry to come back. The only thing with the Steelers back then is that Noll and Bradshaw did not have the greatest of relationships and Noll used to use the line "Get on with your life's work" every once in a while in commenting on players who were either no longer welcome or were off the team. He used that phrase with Franco and I believe he said it with Terry as well.

What would have made it really interesting is if Bradshaw had tried to come back in 1984 and we had drafted a young Dan Marino in the 1983 draft. What would the Steelers have done then?
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:17 PM   #3
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In the Bradshaw situation, yes. but if we had a guy like Rogers behind Bradshaw i dont think so. If Ben decided to retire in 3 or so years( i doubt it), i think they would let him come back if all we had was Dixon and Brian St. Pierre or whoever.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:49 PM   #4
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If it were Brad, I'd have to say yes, but at a reduced price. If Noll and the Rooneys would have known what worthless shitballs Stoudt and Malone would turn out to be, they may have begged Brad to stay for a couple more seasons. The only thing Stoudt was good for was a great snowball target when he played for the Birmingham Stallions against the Maulers at TRS after he left the Steelers.
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I think you're being a bit hard on Malone... A shitball? come on... He wasn't that bad. He wasn't as good as Bradshaw, but he wasn't a shitball.
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The Favre situation is so touchy for a few reasons:

1. Ever offseason Favre has to decide to play another season, and he normally waits to make his official desicion a week or two before training camp.

2. Aaron Rodgers has been sitting behind Favre as a firs round pick for three seasons.

3. Favre is a legend and has a record of consecutive games played, which can come to an end if he isn't the starter when the Vikings come to Green Bay.

4. Favre was given a chance to come out of retirment and decided not to, therefore the Packers "moved on" with the Rodgers era.

It was totally depend on who was waiting in the wings at QB. If we had an Aaron Rodgers type player, then the Steelers would probally be reluctant. But if all we had were say Dixon and St. Pierre, then we'd probally welcome our legendary QB back.

Oh, and one reason I think he wants to come back is he doesn't want his last play to be an INT in the NFC Championship Game. If Farve would have won the Super Bowl, this probally wouldn't be an issue because he'd stay retired.
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if we had tommy gun back there, then no we would have traded him to the ravens. they've always needed a QB.
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The situations of Favre and Bradshaw aren't comparable. Brad's elbow on his throwing arm was completely shot - he simply could not do it physically anymore. Favre is still relatively healthy. With Favre, the question is whether he still has the desire to play, not whether he can still muster it physically or not.
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I think you're being a bit hard on Malone... A shitball? come on... He wasn't that bad. He wasn't as good as Bradshaw, but he wasn't a shitball.
Sorry, PNP - we'll have to agree to disagree. He was a #1 draft pick in 1980 (chosen by the Steelers), as well as the Senior Bowl MVP that year, and was, imho, a total bust. He also was, again imho, one of the most pompous SOB's who ever was privileged to wear the black and gold.
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Default Re: Would the Steelers ..................

the problem is not that they have Rodgers behind him for me Favre was there before him and even though he said he quits,Rodgers has been injured more in 3 years than Favre in his entire carreer.

The REAL problem is that because they thought that Favre was retired they spent a high draft pick on a QB instead of adressing other needs.
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