1975 Steelers 3 at Rams 10 SNF
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01-13-2018, 10:41 PM

1975 Steelers 3 at Rams 10 SNF

Second half only. With the #1 seed in the AFC wrapped up and little at stake for the 12-1 Steelers in this rare Saturday Night matchup, getting out of the game healthy is Pittsburgh's primary objective. As a result, Noll rests Terry Bradshaw and plays reserve Joe Gilliam at QB (although Gilliam is knocked out of the game twice, briefly forcing Bradshaw back into action). The 11-2 Rams, on the other hand, are a team with plenty to play for. Needing a win to secure homefield advantage over the Vikings, the Rams defense comes at the Steelers hard. Predictably, this defensive battle is deadlocked in a 3-3 tie after 3 quarters. While Gilliam struggles, throwing 2 INTs including a back-breaker at the Rams 5 after driving to the L.A. 13, Franco Harris is outstanding, rushing for 126 yds on 21 carries vs. a normally staunch Rams rush defense. But it's a Franco fumble near midfield early in the 4th quarter that finally jump-starts the Rams, who had -10 yds passing through 3 quarters. Suddenly, backup QB Ron Jaworski comes to life and leads a drive to the Steeler 5 where he keeps the ball on a well-executed QB draw to score the game's only TD. A huge thank you goes out to Jay Korber for generously providing us with this game!
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08-29-2018, 10:36 AM

This game marked the end of Joe Gilliam career. Bradshaw claimed Joe Gilliam was on cocaine during this game.
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02-29-2020, 03:10 AM

(08-29-2018, 10:36 AM)Bobcat29 Wrote: This game marked the end of Joe Gilliam career. Bradshaw claimed Joe Gilliam was on cocaine during this game.

...and he gave Joe no sympathy.  Sadly the two games existing with Joe are not representative of his talents, Bradshaw did say he had a better, or stronger arm, or something to that effect.  The 73 & 74 GOTW's and TWINFL with Joe show him slinging it nicely.  Unfortunately, he threw better than he called he offense.

A great talent with even greater demons.

R. I. P. Joe Willy; the NFL's version of The Man with the Golden Arm.
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Greg Cook, Joe Roth, and Jefferson Street Joe: Three of the best that never were.
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03-07-2020, 12:00 AM

(02-29-2020, 03:10 AM)Steelhead70 Wrote:
(08-29-2018, 10:36 AM)Bobcat29 Wrote: This game marked the end of Joe Gilliam career. Bradshaw claimed Joe Gilliam was on cocaine during this game.

...and he gave Joe no sympathy.  Sadly the two games existing with Joe are not representative of his talents, Bradshaw did say he had a better, or stronger arm, or something to that effect.  The 73 & 74 GOTW's and TWINFL with Joe show him slinging it nicely.  Unfortunately, he threw better than he called he offense.

A great talent with even greater demons.

R. I. P. Joe Willy; the NFL's version of The Man with the Golden Arm.


I know Bradshaw has said Gilliam was better, had a better arm, etc. Not true. Throughout his career, Bradshaw has always said this guy or that guy was "better" than him. It was his standard answer when he was asked for comparisons.

Bradshaw had the best arm of the decade IMO; only Bert Jones could give him a run for the money in that department. He was also the best athlete at the position. Big, strong like bull, rocket arm, amazing deep ball and deep outs, very accurate (once he got his head together), lightning fast release, 4.5 speed. Dude was a beast. 

He was streaky, though. I'm sure you'll agree. When Terry was hot... watch out. When he was not... watch out.  Laugh
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05-06-2020, 04:38 PM

(01-13-2018, 10:41 PM)mcmillenandwife Wrote: 1975 Steelers 3 at Rams 10 SNF

Second half only. With the #1 seed in the AFC wrapped up and little at stake for the 12-1 Steelers in this rare Saturday Night matchup, getting out of the game healthy is Pittsburgh's primary objective. As a result, Noll rests Terry Bradshaw and plays reserve Joe Gilliam at QB (although Gilliam is knocked out of the game twice, briefly forcing Bradshaw back into action). The 11-2 Rams, on the other hand, are a team with plenty to play for. Needing a win to secure homefield advantage over the Vikings, the Rams defense comes at the Steelers hard. Predictably, this defensive battle is deadlocked in a 3-3 tie after 3 quarters. While Gilliam struggles, throwing 2 INTs including a back-breaker at the Rams 5 after driving to the L.A. 13, Franco Harris is outstanding, rushing for 126 yds on 21 carries vs. a normally staunch Rams rush defense. But it's a Franco fumble near midfield early in the 4th quarter that finally jump-starts the Rams, who had -10 yds passing through 3 quarters. Suddenly, backup QB Ron Jaworski comes to life and leads a drive to the Steeler 5 where he keeps the ball on a well-executed QB draw to score the game's only TD. A huge thank you goes out to Jay Korber for generously providing us with this game!
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05-06-2020, 04:38 PM

Will you be posting game from the 1975 regular season?
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05-06-2020, 04:55 PM

(05-06-2020, 04:38 PM)Bobcat29 Wrote: Will you be posting game from the 1975 regular season?

Unfortunately, these are the only games I have from '75. To my knowledge, there are currently no other games from '75 available.
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