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Who were the worst QBs you remember as a steelers fan

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Rollers, May 23, 2020.

  1. Rollers

    Rollers Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2016
    1. George Izo = played only 2 games thank goodness!
    2. Dick Shiner = truly horrible
    3. Kent Nix = No explanation needed
    4. Ed Brown - Yeah I remember Ed LOL
    5. Jefferson Street Joe Gilliam - in one game he had like 8 completions in 30 attempts
    6. Mike Tomczak - No redeeming value as a QB at all

    You got any you remember?
  2. groutbrook


    Oct 23, 2016
    Kent Graham
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  3. 4124life

    4124life Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2018
    Dick shiner ? Lmao damn man he must have lived a life of jokes.
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  4. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    History is funny. Look back at the 1974 Steelers stats, Joe and Terry had almost identical stats. TB through 3 more TD's (7 to 4), same int's, same completion %, J0e was 4-1-1 starter, TB 5-2. Joe had nearly 500 more passing yards. Both had cannon arms, as I recall Joe was benched (with a winning record) because he was passing to much and did not receive coaching well (more to it of course), later he also had drug problems (maybe at that time as well) and Noll reportedly told his he was going to 'fun himself out of the league', which he did. Joe was perhaps one of the most gifted passers of that time, just could not put it all together.

    Tomczak was a career back up, nothing special, but the redeeming value in him was at least giving a semblance that at least he could come in and guide the O with some decency (like a good b/u should). His career starting record is 42-31, no doubt most of the wins due to great D's on teams he played for, but hardly what I would call the worst of the Steeler QB's. He was what he was, and the only year he was listed as starting Steelers QB lead the team to a 10-5 record, we have had much worse.
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  5. Brice

    Brice Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2018
    WrongWay Tommy Maddox

    He had a knack for scoring points for the opposite team that I will never forget. Be it a fumble or an Int; his turnovers just always seemed to wind up being returned for TDs.
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  6. Rollers

    Rollers Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2016
    thanks for the reply!
  7. santeesteel


    Oct 17, 2011
    Mark Malone, Kent Graham, Bubby...…….
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  8. Jammasterc

    Jammasterc Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Whoever lost-gave the Super Bowl to Dallas.
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  9. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    BTW while I may not agree they were the worst ever, I do agree with the assessment there was great disappointment. Joe had all the potential, whatever happened was likely a combination of things. Not everyone with great talent develops, not everyone can handle the pressure (I think he was the 2nd starting black QB in the NFL after James Harris). Who knows what all the complications were, he replaced a healthy TB at the start of the season, the team had a winning record, but like you said he accuracy (and attitude) were factors in Noll making the change. In the % TB was no better, but he threw less passes in about the same number of games, and the running game and D did the rest. While you remember that lousy game, I remember him coming in his rookie year and nearly leading a comeback against the Dolphins on MNF. The receivers complained after that he was throwing the ball so hard they could hardly catch it.

    I recall Ditka mentioning Tomczak in an interview. He said at times in practice he would look an all pro, then do some of the stupidest things,lol. That's the reason he was a lifelong B/U.
  10. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    How has Jim Miller not been said yet?
  11. Steelrules

    Steelrules Well-Known Member

    May 12, 2013
    What, are the QBs from last year off limit?
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  12. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    Nov 4, 2011
    My memory of the Steelers goes back to around ‘75, so for me it’s definitely Mark Malone. In today’s NFL Malone would get about 50 snaps and then get cut, yet he held on for years here.
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  13. Rollers

    Rollers Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2016
    He was pretty bad. I remember he had one of the longest TD receptions November 8th 1981 against the Seahawks. 90 yard TD reception from Terry Bradshaw. He was very fast for a QB of that era.
  14. SteelerBark

    SteelerBark Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Cliff Stoudt says hello
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  15. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    Kent Graham
    Jim Miller
    Tommy Maddox one game against the Texans they had like 50 yards of offense, but won the game because of Maddox turnovers
  16. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2017
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  17. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2018
    Mark Malone all day long. Flat out terrible.
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  18. BigBensBigBong

    BigBensBigBong Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2014
    There was a fan saying: "There will be none for the thumb until Malone is done."

    I think it was because Malone hung around for so long and caused fans a great sense of futility for years.

    When I think of who was the "worst" I immediately think Jim Miller, but he did not last long so less suffering with him. Without looking I would guess his QB stats had to be real bad. So worst based on ability I say Miller and worst based on causing long term suffering Malone is probably the one.
  19. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Hello

    Oct 26, 2011
    I met him once. Nice guy. Great sense of humor.
  20. Diamond

    Diamond Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2012
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  21. BobbyBiz

    BobbyBiz Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    He had to suck. His name literally means it.
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  22. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
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  23. SDOT

    SDOT Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2016
    Rudolph when you factor everything.

    1. He had to 2 camps and a full NFL season to get accumulated to the NFL. Most QBs do not have this luxury.

    2. He had an above average o-line and weapons. Most QBs do not have this luxury.

    3. Draft pick wasted on him and going to get somebody he trains with in off-season. Most QBs do not have this luxury.

    4. He had an elite defense. He just had to be average. Most QBs do not have this luxury.

    A lot of these guys being named were thrown to the fire. Average teams. No weapons. All he had to do was be average and he couldn't do it. Worst QB in Steelers history and one of the worst things to happen to this franchise.
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  24. 4124life

    4124life Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2018
    He hasn’t played nearly long enough and most of that is just spouting off bs. When he was on the money his receivers dropped more passes then I want to remember. You don’t like that they drafted him, we get it.
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  25. 4124life

    4124life Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2018
    Maddox was very talented, he just couldn’t put it all together. I remember when I was a kid watching that falcons game, one of the best games ever he put up monster numbers,close to 500 yards, plax had over 250 yards receiving in that nail biter.

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