JIM CENGIA FROM DAYTON, OH: Terry Hanratty was designed in the second round of the 1969 NFL draft. Was he ever the starter for the Steelers before Terry Bradshaw?
ANSWER: Because Terry Hanratty was born and raised in western Pennsylvania (Butler, Pa) and then moved on to an acclaimed career at Notre Dame The Steelers were under pressure to draft him in the first round in 1969 during another era that might have meant something, but Dan Rooney and Chuck Noll were determined to pick the best players, so Joe Greene was the first choice of that draft watchers thought – The Steelers would have been lucky enough to have a chance at Hanratty in the second round, but history would prove his skills were not carried over well from college to the NFL.In 1969, Dick Shiner was the primary starting quarterback for the Steelers, but Hanratty started five games as a rookie, completing 413 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns, 13 interceptions, and a rating of 417. It wasn’t until later in the 1974 regular season that Terry Bradshaw prevailed enough to lay claim to the starting job During this time Hanratty started 17 games in these more than five seasons and completed 381 percent of his passes with 24 touchdowns, 34 interceptions and a rating of 438
LINDSEY WISNIEWSKI OF RED LION, PA: In the Cincinnati game, a Bengals player cushioned the kick in the field and he jumped into the end zone where he was eventually attacked I thought that was a security, but the officials decided it was a touchback Have the rules changed?
ANSWER: The rules have not changed The game would only be safe if the player owned the ball in the field of play and then ran backwards into the end zone and was attacked in the end zone Then it is a security because the player holds the ball in the field of play (outside the end zone) has never taken possession of him and has run out of the end zone once before he was finally attacked in the end zone, this is a touchback.The officials rightly decided that a touchback
BILL FERRUCCI FROM GREENSBORO, NC: I watched the NFL game Thursday night and there was a call against the Cardinals that was in the end zone and resulted in a safety not long before that, Kyler Murray was put on the intentional ground nearby prompted in the end zone If the grounding call had occurred in the end zone, would this also lead to security?
ANSWER: Yes. An intentional grounding in the end zone is also a security
MARK ROBIN FROM BRONX, NY: Could we get the ball going better with Kevin Dotson on the field and David DeCastro on the bench?
ANSWER: That question implies that the main reason the Steelers struggle with their running game is David DeCastro’s game, which is not true
TONY MODZ FROM PITTSBURGH, PA: Do you think Cam Sutton will have the opportunity to take on Steven Nelson’s starting job next year?
ANSWER: I am not denying that Cam Sutton plays well and has become a valuable member of the sub-package defense, nor would I deny the idea that he could be a corner kick in the NFL.But here are a few things to keep in mind: Sutton can be in the Become an unrestricted free agent next March, and Nelson is under contract through the 2021 season, so my suspicions are that if the Steelers believed Sutton was a waiting starter they probably wouldn’t have signed Nelson as an unrestricted free agent in the 2019 off-season It There’s plenty of time to go before a decision is made about what to do with Sutton and there’s a lot of football to be played along the way
TOM GARRETT OF MOON TOWNSHIP, PA: Ever hear the thoughts of the Steelers players from the 1970s about the love feast that takes place after today’s game? There is hugging, jerseys exchanged, etc. I can’t imagine Jack Lambert, Joe Greene or Mel Blount embracing Jack Tatum’s aftermath
ANSWER: There was a sauna near the football locker room at Three Rivers Stadium, and after the games, some of the players you mentioned would gather to drink steam and top up their fluids with a malt drink or two and there were opportunities to go in who invited visiting team players to take part in the fluid replacement exercise Certainly not Jack Tatum, but opposing players nonetheless
JASON SCHRODER OF TURLOCK, CA: Is it true that the 1979 Steelers were the last Super Bowl winning team to have a roster full of local players?
ANSWER: The 1979 Steelers, the team that won Super Bowl XIV against the Los Angeles Rams, were the only Super Bowl champion to have a list of players who never played for any team other than the Steelers and now Since the free agency is such a huge part of the NFL these days, I believe this is a distinction / record that is unlikely to be broken
DARSH GILL FROM ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: I got the Jets vs. the Patriots, and it was a tie game with the Patriots driving and only 8 seconds left in the game Cam Newton threw a pass that was caught by about 3 seconds when the receiver slid to the ground. A Jets player touched him, the whistle rang and a 2 second timeout was called New England kicked a field goal and won the game If the Jets player stayed behind and didn’t touch the New England player, would the clock run out?
ANSWER: In the NFL, a player can “give himself up” with soccer, which means that he goes to the ground and makes no additional attempt to push the ball. In this case, the officer closest to the game whistles the game to death, and the example you cited is one of a patriot player who gives up on himself “Once the whistle has been blown and needs to be blown immediately to avoid unnecessary contact, the timeout can be invoked
BRYCE KYBURZ FROM AUSTIN, TX: Do you think Cam Heyward, as a keen game observer and historian of the Steelers, is the team’s best interior designer since Joe Greene?
ANSWER: I’ll answer your question with a factoid: There have only been two defense attorneys in franchise history who have been named the Associated Press First All-Pro Team more than once – Joe Greene (four times) and Cam Heyward (twice) / p>
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JAMES MAC PHERSON FROM BEACHWOOD, NJ: From the last issue of Asked and Answered: I passed fourth grade math but failed English To resolve a family feud: Team A ends the season 4-2 Division record and 10-6 overall Team B ends the season with a 2-4 division record and 11-5 overall Who will win the division?
ANSWER: You again? It is a mystery to me why you find this concept so difficult to understand: tiebreakers only apply when the teams have the same record.Team A and Team B have different records, so the one with the better record ends up above the team with the lower record – and 11-5 is better than 10-6 so tiebreakers don’t count. And I don’t think for a second that you passed fourth grade math because you can’t understand the simple fact that 11-5 is better than 10-6 is Show me your testimonial
MIKE ABRAMS OF BIG PINE KEY, FL: What do you think about the Steelers getting in the draft Linebacker Bumper Pool (yes, that’s its real name) from Arkansas?
ANSWER: First off, Mr. Pool – and you can bet everything you own I checked to make sure someone with that name actually plays soccer in Arkansas – didn’t take part in the 2021 NFL Draft, and he is an underclassman so he can get back to school for his senior season in 2021 Additionally, if you actually believe, I think I am at the heart of an NFL regular season with the Steelers 9-0 five months ahead of the event and are the last undefeated team in the league, drafts of questions going to be entertained say it won’t happen
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Lipps was a playmaker unlucky enough to play between Bradshaw and Ben
‘From 1974 to 1976 there was no better LB Corps than the trio that supplied the steel in the steel curtain’
Noll didn’t trust his specialty teams in Super Bowl X and decided to win the game on his defense
Replacing Berry didn’t work out and he beat the ravens against 2 clutch strokes late in the game
Fitzpatrick has had 3 defensive TDs in 19 games since joining the Steelers in 2019
Only one player on a team can wear the green dot, but that player can change
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