The 1988 Steelers are a legendary team. The season began with a loss to the Houston Oilers and Emmitt Smith’s 64-yard touchdown run against the Steelers. Art Rooney, who was 87 at that time, died. The season saw a new defensive coordinator, secondary coaching coach, and special team coach. The Steelers were a strong contender all season, but they lacked key pieces.
Art Rooney died at age 87
A true gentleman, Art Rooney was a lifelong Pittsburgh resident. He was born in Coulterville and graduated from Duquesne Prep as well as Duquesne University. He and his family had numerous ties to the university, donating endowments in their honor. During his final days, his five sons stayed close to him. People sent get-well cards and telegrams to their loved ones. Art Rooney was active in the Pittsburgh community, the Democratic Party, the Roman Catholic Church and the city.
Born in Coulter, Pennsylvania, Rooney was the eldest of nine children. He attended Georgetown University, Duquesne University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 1931, he married Kathleen McNulty. The couple moved to Pittsburgh in 1931 where Art Rooney founded it. Rooney later renamed the team, renaming it the Steelers. After he won the Super Bowl 1974, Rooney renamed the team and signed the franchise to his son Dan. He was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers until his death.
Art Rooney is a legend in the NFL thanks to his football success throughout his entire career. He founded the Steelers in 1936 with only $5,000 from horse betting and once won $250,000 at the racetrack. Eventually, he became owner of the team, which won three more Super Bowls. In total, no other team has won four Super Bowls, a record that remains unmatched. After his retirement, Art Rooney called himself the NFL’s last pioneer.
He was a champion in amateur boxing and semi-pro football. A champion in amateur boxing and semi-pro football, Rooney became a well-rounded sportsman. His ashes were scattered at Pittsburgh’s Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Cemetery. He was buried in section 155, grave three. He was a beloved Pittsburgher at 87. However, there is no indication of how many he had influenced the city’s sports.
Regardless of his accomplishments, Rooney is remembered as the man who brought the Pittsburgh Pirates to prominence. He also had an affinity for baseball. In addition to the NFL, Art Rooney founded the Pittsburgh Pirates football team in 1933. He bought the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise in 1934 because of his passion for the game. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a legendary team that has won four Super Bowls under Rooney’s management.
Mark Malone traded to San Diego Chargers
Mark Malone, a former Steelers quarterback, has been traded to San Diego Chargers. The Steelers had Malone as a starter from 1984 to 1987. His first season in Pittsburgh, he went 6-3 and won the AFC Central division. But his tenure with the Steelers and Jets was short. Malone only played one game with the New York Jets in 1989. He was benched when he spotted stud rookie Louie Lipps running wide open down the field.
The Jets saw Malone as a backup to Ken O’Brien. They were already missing their No. 2 quarterback, Pat Ryan, for at least six weeks due to a torn left knee. In San Diego, Malone was cut after the Chargers acquired Jim McMahon from the Chicago Bears. The Jets practiced with him on Tuesday. He is strong, large, and has some experience.
To secure their playoff status, the Steelers needed to win. They were unable to score a touchdown from Malone during the third quarter. They gave up a safety on an unblocked punt and turned the ball over on fourth down. In the first quarter, the Chargers had two red-zone chances and were forced to punt. After the third quarter, the Steelers went for a touchdown on fourth down but failed. In the fourth quarter, they failed to make a first down, so they had to settle for a field goal from Gary Anderson.
After signing Malone with the Chargers, the team hoped he would be the comeback quarterback of the year. He was 0-6 in his first season as a starter, so the comeback didn’t happen. The Chargers won two more games and were praised for the trade after beating the Steelers 20-14. Malone’s last game came in the Steelers playoff game, which saved the team from being eliminated from the playoffs.
In 1984, the Steelers made the move from Woodley to Mark Malone. The Steelers traded for the Miami Dolphins’ David Woodley, and the two started the season together. Woodley won the first eight games, but then suffered concussions. Noll switched to Malone in AFC championship, but Malone was a healthy substitute for Woodley by the end of the season. In the end, the Steelers went 5-11 and missed the playoffs.
Emmitt Smith’s 64 yard TD run against the Houston Steelers
After missing the majority of the season due to a groin injury RB Smith is back in action. His 64-yard touchdown run against Houston Steelers blew their season open. Smith finished with 132 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries. He also caught four passes for 26 yard. He accumulated over 4,000 yards in total.
The Dallas Cowboys were a team with a strong pedigree and had shown that they could defeat the league’s best teams. In fact, when they faced Minnesota on Thanksgiving, they showed up to win big. They led the game 30-0 at halftime and cruised to victory of 40-15. Smith was not able to play well the next week, when the Cowboys went 0-2. Emmitt was also sidelined with a hamstring strain.
The Texans are a good bet for the playoffs. Baltimore beat Cleveland to take the Steelers’ final wildcard spot. The best chance for the Texans to secure a playoff spot is to play a game between these two teams. The Texans’ offense has remained largely intact, led by quarterback J.J. Watt’s 20.5 sacks.
The play was a classic. The Super Bowl was won by the Texans. Smith scored seven touchdowns in a single game, and the Texans’ offense couldn’t stop Smith. After a successful drive, Houston was awarded the ball and won the game. Emmitt Smith had scored the game’s first touchdown with his team’s third possession.
Emmitt Smith finished with 132 yards on 30 carries in Super Bowl VII, tying Larry Csonka’s record. Smith averaged over 100 yards per game in Super Bowl VII. He may have been the MVP if he had not also collected one interception, forced an fumble, 11 tackles, and one forced fumble. He is a worthy selection for Super Bowl MVP.
The Buffalo Bills scored on their first three drives, but the team was unable to score on their next two. The Cowboys recovered Thurman Thomas’ fumble in the fourth quarter. Smith ran for 15 yards, and then caught a screen pass for nine yard. After that, Dallas had first and goal at the 6-yard line. They couldn’t convert their final drive and the Steelers won 27-13.
Roger Staubach’s only pass reception in his NFL career
Roger Staubach was hit by a pass from Tony Dorsett, Dallas’s only catch. While en route to the end zone, Staubach dropped the ball. He felt the pocket closing, but figured if he took off, Smith would adjust. This blunder cost Staubach a touchdown, but it did spark his NFL career.
After a stellar college career, Staubach was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. He won the Heisman Trophy. His first and only pass reception in the NFL didn’t come in a Super Bowl or even a regular season game, though. It was in Cincinnati, where Staubach was a sophomore. This was before he was drafted by the Cowboys. It was during a game that changed his life.
He is best remembered for his famous “Hail Mary” pass in 1975’s playoff game. Staubach tossed a 50-yard pass to Drew Pearson, but didn’t realize it was a touchdown. Staubach subsequently received the Lone Sailor Award for his service to the Navy. His “Hail Mary,” pass is one of the most memorable in NFL history.
Staubach played baseball and football during college. His natural position was that of a pitcher. He found the academy lifestyle too demanding. He couldn’t follow the rules and found himself struggling. He eventually won the starting job and led his team to the game-winning drive. His touchdown pass won him the game. Staubach went on to play for New Mexico Military Institute.
Roger Staubach’s story of his first and only pass catch is a great example of this type relationship. The relationship between passer and receiver is intimate and highly intuitive. It’s not surprising that Staubach had almost unreasonable confidence in Trent Pearson to succeed. Although the new quarterback has little time to prepare, he feels pressured and must perform better than his teammates. It’s worth taking a look at the NFL’s bizarre way of excluding older players from the game.
The play was a goal line play that was added a week earlier. However, the 49ers weren’t on the goal line. In fact, the Cowboys’ only downfall was a missed field goal that gave the Cowboys a 28-16 victory. The play was called a goal line play. However, the defenders couldn’t see the ball.