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Thread: Joe Montana wanted to be a Steeler, but Steelers preferred Neil O'Donnell

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Figures might have developed into a quality player if he hadn't been shot in the leg through his car door.

    I know. I was lamenting the fact that Figures didn't pan out more than the loss of Montana...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Montana was 37 years old when he left S.F. for K.C. He only played 2 years there before retiring. Would Montana in his late 30's have been better than a decade-younger O'Donnell? Their numbers for those 2 seasons are pretty darned close.

    Montana in 1993: 181-298, 60.7%, 2144 yards, 13 TD, 7 INT
    Montana in 1994: 299-493, 60.6%, 3283 yards, 16 TD, 9 INT

    O'Donnell in 1993: 270-486, 55.6%, 3208 yards, 14 TD, 7 INT
    O'Donnell in 1994: 212-370, 57.3%, 2443 yards, 13 TD, 9 INT

    Plus, remember that we went to the Super Bowl with O'Donnell the year after Montana retired.

    Sure, we lost a playoff game to Montana's Chiefs in overtime, but it wasn't because Montana outplayed O'Donnell in that game:

    Neil O'Donnell 23-42, 286 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT
    Joe Montana 28-43, 276 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
    Not even comparable. Montana wouldn't have lost the SB by throwing those 2 INT. It still makes me think O'Donnell thru the game on purpose.

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    But could Joe Montana bench press 600 lbs?

    Pfft...easy decision...

    http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/shiek2134/SHIEK.jpg?t=1299014285

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelz09 View Post
    Not even comparable. Montana wouldn't have lost the SB by throwing those 2 INT. It still makes me think O'Donnell thru the game on purpose.
    He definitely wouldn't have since he retired the year before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Shiek View Post
    But could Joe Montana bench press 600 lbs?

    Pfft...easy decision...

    Best post ever.

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    Don't forget, Montana needed a Brink's truck worth of $, and was old. That is a totally non-Steeler move to go that route: pay premium $ for an old QB in free agency. That's just not gonna ever happen in Pgh, period.

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    Montana liked to throw to the tight end. Not a good fit for Pittsburgh.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starlifter View Post
    Montana liked to throw to the tight end. Not a good fit for Pittsburgh.......
    Eric Green made the Pro Bowl in both 1993 and 1994 (63 catches for 942 yards and 5 TD's and 46 catches for 618 yards and 4 TD's, respectively).


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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Eric Green made the Pro Bowl in both 1993 and 1994 (63 catches for 942 yards and 5 TD's and 46 catches for 618 yards and 4 TD's, respectively).
    Green was a bum; he threw a late night party the night before the AFCC game vs. SD. And we all saw all grand that turned out. Pathetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Eric Green made the Pro Bowl in both 1993 and 1994 (63 catches for 942 yards and 5 TD's and 46 catches for 618 yards and 4 TD's, respectively).
    I remember going to a game during the Green years and sitting in the 2nd row on the 45 right behind the Steelers bench. Green stood directly in front of us most of the game and he might have been the inspiration for Kim K's butt implant. I've never seen a butt so large on a guy. His legs were the size of a normal sized man.

    There was another Steeler back then. Can't remember who it was, but I think he wore #60. That dude was round. He stood next to Green a lot and he made Casey Hampton look svelte.

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