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Update: Former Steelers OL Sam Davis Found Dead

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Former Steelers offensive lineman Sam Davis has been found dead after being reported missing from his personal care home on Tuesday.

Davis, 75, suffered from dementia and was legally blind. He went missing from the New Life Personal Care Home on Versailles Avenue in McKeesport around 6 a.m. McKeesport police believed that Davis was last seen at Walmart in North Versailles Township, but he was later found at the facility.

Joining the team as undrafted free agent out of Allen University in 1967, Davis was a guard for the Steelers for 14 seasons, was a four-time Super Bowl champion and a member of their 50th anniversary all-time team. A fall in 1991 precipitated the onset of dementia and Parkinson’s syndrome.

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SN’s Mike Asti on Sports Central: The Great Steelers Quarterback Debate

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To follow up on Steelers Now’s poll question asking who fans feel is the greatest Steelers quarterback of all-time, Mike Asti appeared on “Sports Central” with Cory Giger to offer his thoughts on the debate. Mike and Cory went back and forth, comparing the careers of Ben Roethlisberger and Terry Bradshaw, two great Steelers quarterbacks who played in two completely different eras.

“Sports Central” airs daily on WRTA 98.5 and 1240 AM.

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Who’s the Greatest Quarterback in Steelers History?

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Since it’s possible Ben Roethlisberger has played his last game as a Steeler, it’s only natural to start reflecting back on his legacy and determine how to put his career it in its proper perspective.

There’s no debate needed about if Roethlisberger will someday be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He’s a lock for Canton. But when you play for an historic franchise rich with success and legendary figures, being an NFL all-time great doesn’t necessarily guarantee you are also labeled the best at your position in the history of the team. While Roethlisberger has the clear edge in statistics, some older Pittsburgh fans will forever proclaim he’s only the second greatest quarterback in Steelers history.

Terry Bradshaw’s numbers don’t hold up well with elite quarterbacks of later generations, but he did lead the Black and Gold to 4 Super Bowl titles, earning Super Bowl MVP honors twice, which is something Roethlisberger failed to accomplish in either of his two championship seasons.

It’s obviously only a debate between two men, but who’s the greatest quarterback in Steelers history?

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What’s Your Favorite Jerome Bettis Moment?

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In keeping up with the theme of reflecting on some positive Steelers memories of the past, a Pro Football Hall of Famer mostly known for his tenure in Pittsburgh celebrated a birthday recently.

Jerome Bettis turned 49-years-old on February 16th. What’s your favorite memory of the NFL’s 8th all-time leading rusher? Is it one of his big monster runs? Is it when he powered over fellow Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher? Or is it simply when he put an exclamation point on his career by hoisting the Lombardi Trophy after the Steelers won Super Bowl XL in Bettis’ hometown of Detroit, Michigan.

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