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fordfixer
04-10-2009, 11:50 PM
Top comeback stories

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Don't be fooled by Pittsburgh's inactivity in free agency. The defending champs will be adding a blue-chip running back prospect and promising young punter in 2009. And they didn't have to lift a finger to do it.

As the 2008 Steelers made their title run, running back Rashard Mendenhall and punter Daniel Sepulveda were sitting on injured reserve.

Sepulveda tore his ACL in training camp and Pittsburgh used journeyman Mitch Berger for most of the season, declining in every key punting category from Sepulveda's rookie season in 2007.

Mendenhall, a 2008 first-round draft pick from Illinois, was expected to share playing time with starter Willie Parker. Mendenhall rushed 19 times for 58 yards in the first four games before suffering a broken shoulder blade against Baltimore.

With Parker also battling injuries and the offensive line struggling, the Steelers were forced to rely more upon quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's passing.

Here are some other guys who missed at least 11 games last season that are expected to make an impact. -- Alex Marvez

Chachi
04-12-2009, 09:24 AM
Those will be nice comeback stories, but, the best comeback story of all time in Steeler lore and one of my favorite Steeler of all time, if not the favorite for all the extrodinary accomplishments he had.........Tommy Madox.

Now, some of you might think I am joking here, but, there should be very few Steelers ahead of Tommy Gun as far as accomplished Steelers. What Tommy lacked in quanitity, he more than made up for in quality.

First off, he did what others could not do......break us of the Kordell Curse. graham couldn't do it, Tomczac couldn't do it. Tommy was the one that FINALLY ended the love affair between Cowher and Kordell. The long suffering was over. That in itself should rank Tommy high up in Steeler lore.

Next, from the hights of ending the Kordell Curse, he sank low, low, but not too low and his performance gave us who we have now......Big Ben.

Tommy paved the way ending one of our worst nightmares straight to our renewed glory years. Tommy was our prophet, our Moses, leading us from the grips of tyrrany across the desert all the way to the Promise Land. Amen, brother!

Oh, and inbetween he was almost paralyzed, only missed one (or 2, can't remember) weeks from that injury, got us one bad actng job (NEDNEEY!!!!!) away from anther AFCC game, set some passing records, was the engineer of one legendary comeback in the wild card round against the Stains, and won Comeback Player of the Year.

Tommy "Moses" Maddox, one of the best to wear the Steeler uniform.

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