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Old 06-12-2006, 07:15 PM   #11
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I just don't believe this story.

I am with you I really dont think Tommy would stoop this low...

can we get a link to the story please
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:19 PM   #12
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NFL Network just reported that after Maddox's agent heard about Ben's injury he called the Steelers to talk about Maddox's availaibility for the right price - what a ghoul!
At first I thought it was an untimely joke but then I realized you were serious.

I'd prefer to go back to thinking you were joking. It's a little windy here.
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:21 PM   #13
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For all we know Maddox doesn't know his agent called the Steelers.
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:33 PM   #14
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For all we know Maddox doesn't know his agent called the Steelers.
Maybe...but given what we all know now, let's not let this become one of those "Fool me twice" moments...
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:56 PM   #15
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I am with you I really dont think Tommy would stoop this low...

can we get a link to the story please
It was on the NFL Network Total Access broadcast during the segment between 7 and 8 pm EST. I do not recall the reporter but I believe it was Adam Schefter, the lead correspondent for NFL Network. Because this is the official NFL cable TV outlet I doubt he would make this up and, since I am confident his source was someone in the Steelers organization, I do not believe this was leaked to enhance Maddox's image.

With regard to the observations that taking offense about this is naive, anyone familiar with my posts is aware I take a fairly cold blooded view about the business nature of the NFL. However, since it was not as if Maddox's agent was going to lock up a signing deal this afternoon and is not fighting off competing offers for Maddox's services, it seems reasonable to me that anyone with any decency would not make the call to the Steelers until Ben's condition became more certain as a matter of common decency. This action by Maddox's agent is the equivalent of an attorney passing out business cards while the victim is being put in the ambulance.
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:03 PM   #16
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It just doesn't seem to make sense for an agent to contact the organization that quickly this time of the year. If it was in the middle of the season, then yeah, make the call right away. But who in their right mind thinks that the Steelers organization is going to make an immediate decision about backups and replacements when this happening in June and the doctors probably don't know his progonsis yet? Doesn't seem like the agent would be doing his client any favors by calling that quickly if its true.
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Default Re: Tommy Maddox - Vulture

You line up every QB available at this point in time.......Collins......Fiedler.....Maddox........ ..I'll take Charlie any day of the week.
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I heard the Tommy Maddox report on The NFL Network as well.

They did say that Maddox has tried out for a few teams this off season and doesn't want to give up on the NFL just yet.

I agree the timing of the call was in bad taste but in reality if Ben should have to miss some time the Steelers are going to have to scramble around to find the best veteran QB that still out there.
I think Kerry Collins is still available and I'd take him over Tommy in a second.
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:07 PM   #19
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STFU...if it was some newbie posting this I could see you chiming in with your typical hubris and condescension, but Dan is a respected and well regarded poster around here, and this is a particularly sensitive subject.
You really think I care what your opinions are...on anything?

All these posts you aim at me are wasted, especially the ones that begin as eloquently as STFU...I mean really......

I cant believe hounding me from post to post is still getting you off.

I cant help but think you should volunteer your talents to a local hospital - your posts have much the same effect as a market leading anaesthtic.

Oh, and dont get too excited , I wont let this turn into the rambling back'n'forths that you so richly enjoy - this is just a short sharp reminder of where you fit in the grand scheme of my life.

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This action by Maddox's agent is the equivalent of an attorney passing out business cards while the victim is being put in the ambulance.
When I first saw the title of this thread, the first thing I thought of was that Tommy Maddox and his agent were ambulance chasers. If it's true, it's premature, disgusting, and pathetic, in my opinion, since we still don't know Ben's prognosis.
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