Interesting take on the 2017 draft
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06-01-2017, 10:03 AM

(06-01-2017, 08:11 AM)Crash Wrote:
(06-01-2017, 03:25 AM)dbsfgyd1 Wrote:
(05-31-2017, 09:41 AM)Crash Wrote: People mention the fake punt in IMO they lost the game when they lost Bradshaw for most of the first three quarters after he hit his head on the turf.  I think if it wasn't an AFC title game there was no way they would have put him back in that game. I think he was concussed after that QB run.

I don't  recall that Crash. Keep in mind, the 1972 version of Bradshaw was not the same as the 1978 version. Hanratty was more than capable of leading an offense predicated on running the ball. The Steeler 72 offense was  streaky anyway, and I'm not so sure a healthy Bradshaw would have been able to pull that game out. The Dolphins D was no joke either.

What I remember was that the momentum changed dramatically after the blocked punt. That was the the undefeated Dolphins team that was totally loaded. We had Kicck and Csonka bottled up, and Warfield  a non-factor up to that play. After Siple made that first down, our D lost a lot of resolve.

I'm pretty sure it was the last game before the Super Bowl. We beat the Raiders in the divisional playoff game. The loss to the Dolphins was called the Conference Championship.

Bradshaw sat out after their first possession when he smacked his head on the turf and fumbled.  They went right down the field on that Miami defense and then he got injured.  

Right here at 5 seconds in.  The opposite view I've seen in highlights shows even worse how bad his head hit.  





That's when he got hurt.  

They put him back in in the 4th quarter down 21-10.  He threw a TD but also threw 2 picks.  It's my contention that they should have never put him back in, his head hit the turf in brutal fashion.  Even after the fake punt and Morrell TD pass the Dolphins offense still struggled.  The game turned for good when they put Griese (That took some serious balls by Shula to bench the POY in Earl Morrall) in.   

What could the Steelers lead have been built to had Bradshaw played the whole game and healthy?  Then the Dolphins get the Redskins with Billy freaking Kilmer and not Sonny Jurgenson to go with their cupcake regular season schedule.  

And these dopes still pop the cork every year?  Spare me.      

Btw hey Tim, the other end zone.  Look at it. LOL
Thanks for the clip crash.
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06-01-2017, 11:34 AM

(06-01-2017, 08:11 AM)Crash Wrote: Btw hey Tim, the other end zone.  Look at it. LOL

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06-02-2017, 12:30 AM

Great clip, man a rare missed tackle by Mel Blount.

Any chance for the box-score and stats?
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06-02-2017, 12:37 AM

(06-02-2017, 12:30 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: Great clip, man a rare missed tackle by Mel Blount.

Any chance for the box-score and stats?

Don't you guys look around this site at all?  Laugh Nerd

1972 AFC Championship Steelers 17 vs Dolphins 21 AP Footage

If you look to the right of the TV screen, you'll see a link that says "Complete Game Stats." This is on available every game video on this site.
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06-02-2017, 12:47 AM

(06-02-2017, 12:37 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(06-02-2017, 12:30 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: Great clip, man a rare missed tackle by Mel Blount.

Any chance for the box-score and stats?

Don't you guys look around this site at all?  Laugh Nerd

1972 AFC Championship Steelers 17 vs Dolphins 21 AP Footage

If you look to the right of the TV screen, you'll see a link that says "Complete Game Stats." This is on available every game video on this site.

Thanks, I'm too busy to look. Work is crazy!
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06-02-2017, 01:15 AM

I am trying to determine who caught the Bradshaw TD.
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06-02-2017, 02:19 AM

(06-02-2017, 01:15 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: I am trying to determine who caught the Bradshaw TD.

Well, it's #31, so it's Donnie Shell, of course.  Pi_bigsmile

Actually, it's Al Young. Caught only 6 regular season passes in his brief pro career... but surprisingly caught 4 passes (and that TD) in the '72 AFC Championship game.
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06-02-2017, 02:27 AM

(06-02-2017, 02:19 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(06-02-2017, 01:15 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: I am trying to determine who caught the Bradshaw TD.

Well, it's #31, so it's Donnie Shell, of course.  Pi_bigsmile

Actually, it's Al Young. Caught only 6 regular season passes in his brief pro career... but surprisingly caught 4 passes (and that TD) in the '72 AFC Championship game.

Yes, I am here scratching my head then I remembered Shell didn't become a Steeler until 1974, this clip from 1972. I was thinking for a minute Shell was the first "Slash". BWHahahaha
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06-02-2017, 03:24 AM

(06-02-2017, 02:27 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: Yes, I am here scratching my head then I remembered Shell didn't become a Steeler until 1974, this clip from 1972. I was thinking for a minute Shell was the first "Slash". BWHahahaha


Yes, one thing that's REALLY weird about the games from the very early 70's is seeing #58 (Chuck Allen) and #32 (Hubie Bryant) running around out there, looking really, really average at best.  Laugh  It's not quite as disconcerting to see #82 and #88 out there because we see it all the time today. But nobody has worn #58, #32, #12, #75, #59 since the glory days.
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06-02-2017, 08:27 AM

Although the torpedo would have made an excellent WR.
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06-02-2017, 08:37 AM

Todd Seabaugh wore #59 last in 1984.

They asked Ham about it and he said something like "I've got other things in my life to worry about".

My brother saw him at a Denver Nuggets basketball game here, and he was wearing a Pittsburgh MAULERS hoodie. LOL
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06-02-2017, 09:04 AM

At one time there was a site that listed the numbers and when and by who wore them. Pretty cool. I still cringe when I see #88 and #82 on the field.
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