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A Steelers Wish List for 2010


With 2009 just about complete, I'd thought I'd offer up some New Year's wishes for the Pittsburgh Steelers for the coming year:

For MIKE TOMLIN, the courage to find his edgier, less player-friendly self.  Maybe he buddied up to the players too much this past season, maybe not.  Either way, I hope he tweaks his style back to 2008 mode.  His players need to feel a little less comfortable around him...

For MR. ROONEY, a return from Ireland.  Somehow, in some way, his presence was missed this year...

For BEN ROETHLISBERGER, a cute, sane girlfriend who he falls deeply and monogomously in love with and who whispers into his ear at night, "Just throw it away every once in awhile, honey.  For me..."

For BRUCE ARIANS,  the Texas Tech head coaching job.  His pass-happy, no-fullback scheme would look great out there...

For WILLIE COLON, longer arms...

For LaMARR WOODLEY, continued emergence as a Pro Bowl-level player and as a team leader.  May 2010 bring him NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors!

For TROY POLAMALU, a return to health and to greatness...

For RASHARD MENDENHALL, square shoulders in the hole...

For WILLIE PARKER,  a return to the 'Burgh as a change-of-pace guy capable of breaking off big 2nd half runs against tired defenses that have been worn down by the revamped Steeler running game...

For IKE TAYLOR, an off-season tutoring session with Charles Woodson and Darren Sharper on why catching the football as a defensive player is a good thing...

For DENNIS DIXON, an offensive coordinator who figures out how to take advantage of his special skill set two or three times a game...

For AARON SMITH, (see Troy Polamalu).

For KEVIN COLBERT, an off-season of free agent signings that include a fullback for the offense and some guys who are hungry to play special teams, as well as some competent DB's in the draft.  Oh, and the will to just say no when Bill Cowher comes calling...

For SANTONIO HOLMES, the realization that top-of-the-market contracts and beautiful weather aren't as important as establishing a legacy...

For DICK LEBEAU, continued health and energy so he can coach the D back to prominence...

For LIMAS SWEED, a green light that goes on...

For JAMES HARRISON, a bunch of parking tickets to keep him pissed off and surly...

For JAMES FARRIOR, a dip in the fountain of youth.  And some Rogaine...

For HINES WARD, a bone-crushing crack block on an opposing LB on the first play of 2010 to set the tone for the new season...

For CASEY HAMPTON, a return to the 'Burgh to anchor the d-line for another few seasons.  And if not, thank you for your time here.  We wouldn't have won #'s 5 and 6 without you!

For MATT SPAETH, a spot on the Bengals active roster...

For LeCHARLES BENTLEY and T.J. DUCKETT, welcome to Pittsburgh at last!

And to all at BTSC, good health and good fortune in the coming year!  Go Steelers!

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