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Jooser
07-15-2009, 05:42 PM
A decent off-season read, since the Steelers are mentioned....

http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story?id= ... nfirm=true (http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story?id=09000d5d8113bf89&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true)



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Top 10 quarterback controversies in NFL history

NFL.com
Agree, disagree? Discuss

Bledsoe vs. Brady
It may seem silly now, but replacing the No. 1-overall draft pick/face of the franchise with a little-known backup was once a big deal in New England.
Watch clip | Brady's humble NFL start | Super Bowl XXXVI highlights

Bradshaw vs. Gilliam
Teetering on the brink of a dynasty, the Steelers went into their first Super Bowl season and chose Joe Gilliam over Terry Bradshaw.
Watch clip | Bradshaw's career stats | Bradshaw retrospective

Aikman vs. Walsh
Looking to light a fire in No. 1 pick Troy Aikman, Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson drafted a second QB -- Steve Walsh -- in the same offseason.
Watch clip | Aikman retrospective | Super Bowl XXVII highlights

Schroeder vs. Williams
After being shamed by Jay Schroeder in the NFC title game, Doug Williams got the last laugh by taking the Redskins to a Super Bowl win a year later.
Watch clip | Williams' legacy | Fields of Glory | Recalling Super Bowl XXII

Flutie vs. Johnson
After signing Rob Johnson to a hefty contract, the Bills got fan favorite Doug Flutie for much less. What followed is still a point of contention in Buffalo.
Watch clip | Flutie curse? | Flutie shows mobility | Johnson: Flash in pan

Hostetler vs. Simms
Having two Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks on the same roster competing for one job put the Giants in a precarious spot.
Watch clip | A look at Simms' career | Super Bowl XXV highlights

Brees vs. Rivers
With Drew Brees already on the roster, the Chargers made a draft-day move for Philip Rivers. Immediately, there was controversy.
Watch clip | Brees' 2008 highlights | Rivers' gutsy AFC title game effort

Van Brocklin vs. Waterfield
The Los Angeles Rams of the 1950s were on the cutting edge of offensive innovation, thanks to the play of Norm Van Brocklin and Bob Waterfield.
Watch clip | Van Brocklin's big opener | Stats: Van Brocklin | Waterfield

Morton vs. Staubach
Tom Landry's decision to go with Roger Staubach over Craig Morton helped set the course for the Cowboys to become "America's Team."
Watch clip | 'Captain Comeback' is born | Staubach No. 4 clutch QB

Montana vs. Young
Like Van Brocklin and Waterfield before them, the 49ers had two future Hall of Famers at QB. Unlike those '50s Rams, the 49ers' QBs couldn't coexist.
Watch clip | Young vs. Montana in '94 | Retrospectives: Montana | Young


Go to NFL.com for the clips and analysis, I can't post all of that.... :D

well, ok, here's the link to the vid on Bradshaw vs. Gilliam....
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-t ... vs-Gilliam (http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-top-ten/09000d5d811131a5/Top-Ten-QB-Controversies-Bradshaw-vs-Gilliam)

:Cheers cheers

stlrz d
07-15-2009, 06:35 PM
Wade Phillips later admitted that Ralph Wilson told him he had to bench Flutie because they were paying Johnson too much to hold a clipboard.

RuthlessBurgher
07-15-2009, 06:36 PM
Wade Phillips later admitted that Ralph Wilson told him he had to bench Flutie because they were paying Johnson too much to hold a clipboard.

And Ralph Wilson made the Hall of Fame this year. What a crock. What did he ever do (other than loaning Al Davis money once upon a time).

stlrz d
07-15-2009, 06:41 PM
Wade Phillips later admitted that Ralph Wilson told him he had to bench Flutie because they were paying Johnson too much to hold a clipboard.

And Ralph Wilson made the Hall of Fame this year. What a crock. What did he ever do (other than loaning Al Davis money once upon a time).

:Agree

papillon
07-16-2009, 12:17 AM
I'm glad the Steelers only have 1 quarterback on that list and he's in the Hall of Fame. :D

Pappy

Iron Shiek
07-16-2009, 11:57 AM
At the time...I just remember the Hostetler-Simms thing being so huge. It was a big deal. Montana and Young was pretty big...but it was always gonna be Joe's team until he was ready to move on.