Montana and Marino
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01-21-2020, 01:01 PM

Imagine what might have been had ownership decided to make these moves.  Here's Montana suggesting he wanted to come here.  I imagine Marino would have felt pretty much the same.  It's likely a Lombardi or two might have found it's way into the case had this occurred.  

Having these guys in addition to Bradshaw and Roethisburger would have made it more than interesting for several decades of Steeler faithful.  


“Here’s how it goes,” Montana said. “I played in San Francisco, played in Kansas City, but I grew up in Pittsburgh when they were winning Super Bowls when I was a kid. So you can add the Steelers to that list of confusion. In fact, I actually tried to go to Pittsburgh before I got to Kansas City. Tried to just go home.”
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01-23-2020, 11:58 AM

When interviewed about who he thought would win the Super Bowl, Montana gave a classic reply:

"I guarantee my team will win!"

Of course - he played for both.
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01-23-2020, 02:35 PM

(01-21-2020, 01:01 PM)sandfan Wrote: Imagine what might have been had ownership decided to make these moves.  Here's Montana suggesting he wanted to come here.  I imagine Marino would have felt pretty much the same.  It's likely a Lombardi or two might have found it's way into the case had this occurred.  

Either one of these guys probably could've meant at least one more Lombardi for Pittsburgh had they played between the '93-'97 seasons. I realize Montana retired in '94, but I think he would've elevated that team enough to do it. The guy was a winner, and even in his twilight, he was vastly better that O'Donnell.
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01-24-2020, 08:31 AM

It is pretty phenomenal when you think of the QBs that came out of this region over the years.

Of course who could forget the great Todd Blackledge.

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01-24-2020, 11:29 AM

(01-24-2020, 08:31 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: It is pretty phenomenal when you think of the QBs that came out of this region over the years.

Of course who could forget the great Todd Blackledge.

Roll Roll Roll Roll Roll

You know - sometimes I forgot he played for us after KC.......

Ah, those delightful late 80's teams..
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01-25-2020, 05:48 AM

I think Blackledge's dad was a line coach for the Steelers back then.


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01-25-2020, 08:28 AM

(01-25-2020, 05:48 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: I think Blackledge's dad was a line coach for the Steelers back then.

Correct, Ron... Formerly head football coach at North Canton High School (Ohio) where Todd played as well.

Side note:  I happen know a guy who became friends with Todd back in his KC days through their church.  He claims, to this day and quite vigorously, that there remains a good bit of bitterness over how Todd was "treated" by the Steelers... Rolleyes
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02-05-2020, 11:48 PM

I'm pretty sure Cowher tried to lure Marino here in 2000, but he decided to retire.
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02-06-2020, 12:01 AM

(02-05-2020, 11:48 PM)RockandRoller70 Wrote: I'm pretty sure Cowher tried to lure Marino here in 2000, but he decided to retire.

Yeah, it's a shame it never happened. I think Marino's tank was running on fumes by that point. Below "E." But you never know...

If we had been coming off a successful season and looked like a legit title contender -- after 2001, for example -- perhaps Marino would've given it a shot. You KNOW he wanted a ring more than anything. But we pretty awful in '99 (6-10) and it looked like we were in rebuilding mode... the Steelers didn't have much allure at that point. And at that stage in his career, I wouldn't want to stick around to get my @$$ kicked on a mediocre team, either.
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