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Ramon Foster

Ron Cook: On the bright side, Michael Vick can win, too

ST. LOUIS Maybe this will help on a Monday mourning that feels pretty rotten despite the Steelers' 12-6 win Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Go back to second game of the 2004 season. Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox went down in the third quarter at Baltimore with a serious elbow injury. A rookie named Roethlisberger took over and struggled in the 30-13 loss. After the game, several Steelers veterans whispered their season was over. All-Pro guard Alan Faneca even said he wasn't the least bit excited about playing with a rookie quarterback. Roethlisberger led that 2004 team to 14 consecutive wins and the AFC championship game. Hey, I am trying to be positive here after...