IX- Another listing of rankings, another day. Actually, I think this will stir up some major debate. The Sporting News ranked Bruce Arians the 11th best offensive coordinator in the NFL. This means that 20 other offensive coordinators are worse than Bruce. Let us know what you think about that below. The Sporting News also ranked Dick LeBeau as the best defensive coordinator in the NFL, which should cause considerably less debate.
"I don't understand how you can put somebody in front of us. We won the championship. We were AFC East champions. I just don't think it's supposed to happen like that. You've got to beat somebody to be the champs. We had to beat somebody to be the champs."
XIV- Keiwan Ratliff describes himself as a "playmaker" type of cornerback, where some corners are shut-down cover corners and others are very physical, Raliff says he just makes plays. Hopefully for the Steelers the free-agent can help do that whether it's at cornerback, or even Safety where he has lining up in practice.
XL- Fran Tarkenton had some choice words for Brett Favre a while back that was picked up by the media, and now it appears as the media is eager to hear the outspoken former Viking quarterback help attract ratings to their shows. This time Tarkenton decided to call out the 75 or 76 Steelers' for steroid abuse. The only problem is Tarkenton is evidently senile because the story he recanted was about players that either weren't yet starters, or who were in college at the time he claimed they were lining up against him. Tarkenton has been irrelevant for a long time and perhaps this is his way to get back to glory.
XLIII-Two off topic recaps about two men who are arguably the greatest of all time in their respective sports. Roger Federer completed became the sixth player ever to complete a career grand slam and also tied Pete Sampras' record of 14 grand slams in the same afternoon. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods played a round of seven under to come back from a four stroke deficit to steal the Memorial Open. I'm not a huge fan of watching either Tennis or Golf of telelvision, but right now we are watching two legands cement their legacies.