CANHawk wrote:Sure, and if my aunt had a dick she'd be my uncle. Means about as much at this point. It's in the past, time to let it go.
The thread topic is a 'what if' scenario, so if you don't want to play, urinals are for peeing in.
I feel Russell would have at least made that game a nail-biter. It's what he has done all of reg/post season.
Russell has the ability to elevate the play of his team mates. Consistent with this position, is one of the comments Larry Fitzgerald made after playing with Russell for the FIRST time in his career. He said that the other guys on that Pro Bowl team "gravitated" to Russell. That's a powerful statement when you consider Fitz is a seasoned vet, along with quite a few others in that squad.
Because it's a useless exersice that doesn't really accomplish anything. Sure you could magically parachute Russell into that game, but the offense at that time was geared toward Hass's
skillset... so let's imagine that we're going to parachute Bevel in as well. But that's a whole new offense, so let's pretend everyone had a season to work with Russell and Bevel... oh but Robbie Tobek won't be used to Russell's calls so let's trade out Tobek for Unger.... etc. etc. etc.
Before you know it, we're exchanging the entire offensive line for a pair of Cat bulldozers and giving all the wide recievers rocket boots. Sure, If I litterally had bulldozers
blocking for me and WR's with rocket boots we would probably beat the 2005 Steelers. But what if the Steelers
could trade Joey Porter for a Silverback Gorilla on a skateboard...
One off what if's are dumb. At least make it team for team. Could the `12 Hawks in their entirety
beat the `05 Steelers? Abso-frakkin-lutely.