How sad, poor Tommy Maddox

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  1. jimnyc

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    Feel bad for the guy. He makes less than the punter on his team! And now with Roethlisberger drafted he has no chance of a pay increase. He's not the greatest QB ever but he seems to be a classy guy.

    Maddox meets with Steelers; won't say what took place

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An angry Tommy Maddox met Tuesday with Steelers coach Bill Cowher, presumably to discuss the team's use of a first-round draft pick on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

    Maddox, Pittsburgh's starting quarterback for the past two seasons, left the Steelers' training complex without talking to reporters and there was no word on what they talked about.

    The meeting came three days after the Steelers added Roethlisberger, the only quarterback they have drafted on the first round since 1981. Roethlisberger is expected to become the starter by the 2005 season.

    Maddox initially planned to talk to Cowher on Monday, but told his agent he was too upset to meet then. He also wanted to talk to Steelers chairman Dan Rooney or president Art Rooney II about his contract situation, but it is believed Tuesday's meeting was only with Cowher.

    Maddox, the 2002 NFL comeback player of the year, is upset because the Steelers indicated to him before the draft they would choose a right tackle and not a quarterback.

    Maddox also expected the team would renegotiate his $750,000 salary -- the lowest for an NFL veteran starting quarterback, but now realizes the addition of Roethlisberger may change that.

    Maddox led the Steelers to a 10-5-1 record and the second round of the playoffs that season, throwing for 2,836 yards, 20 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 13 games. Without the support of an effective running game, Maddox's production dropped last season as the Steelers slumped to a 6-10 record, even though his 3,414 yards passing were the second most in team history.;_y...A--?slug=ap-steelers-maddox&prov=ap&type=lgns

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