Comments: If Maddox Starts, That's an Emergency

Great idea. I fully concur with your Randle El at quarterback solution until Big Ben gets back in the line up and Charlie Batch's hand heels up. With Maddox there is no potential for offensive production from the qb position and the likihood of disaster looms with every snap of the ball. If Randle El practiced at the qb position during the week and a game plan was tailored to his special skills, I think we could get some limited production from the qb position, keep the defense guessing and hopefully avoid a repeat of the Tommy Maddox fiasco vs. Jacksonville. Let's hope Coach Cowher is giving this concept some serious thought.

Posted by Swammi in Solon at November 14, 2005 12:23 PM

I agree with you 100%. Tommy Maddox should never play in another footaball game, at least as a steeler. I am a huge steelers fan, but I'm not a Bill Cower fan at all. If Maddox playes this Sunday, Cower should be fired. He has made way too many poor coaching decisions that have cost the steelers wins this season. I think my girlfriend could throw the ball better than Maddox can. He is by far the worst QB playing the game right now. WHY WON'T THE STEELERS RELEASE HIM??????? It makes no sense to even have him on the roster. Side note, Big Ben and Willie Parker are the best things to ever happen to the Steelers in a long time. Go Steelers!!!!

Posted by Phil D at November 17, 2005 08:21 AM

I can't speculate on why the Steelers won't release Maddox, although contract issues might play a part in that. After all, he was the backup for quite some time. As for Cowher being fired, that will never happen. Firing a coach is one of those "the Rooneys would never do something like that" things.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at November 17, 2005 10:17 PM