I am a big fan of Kevin Colbert the GM of the Steelers. Tom Donahoe, the high school teacher that he replaced was badly over matched against other NFL executives. He fought with Bill Cowher leading to the Rooney's making a choice. Cowher or Donahoe. The Rooney's chose Cowher. Another is a long line of good decisions by the owners of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kevin Colbert has found good coaches, players and assistants. Most of all he has kept the franchise focused on the main goal.
In an article published in Steelers Digest by Bob Labriola (one of my favorite Steeler rags outside BTSC) Colbert is quoted as saying regarding the 2010 season; 'second place is not good enough."
WOW! This guy is a gem. He is absolutely correct. In the NFL, you either win the Championship and get the new hat, t shirt and DVD (along with a shiny new Lombardi) or you don't. At season's end the Steelers are equal to the Bills, Bronco's and Browns.On the bright side, come September (of whatever year football returns) we are even with the Packers too.
While some don't like these thoughts and argue that the Steelers had a great season we should all be proud of, I am with Colbert. Yes I love my team. Yes I am proud they fought adversity all year and excelled down the stretch. But they laid an egg in the Super Bowl and peed their diapers and that I am not happy or proud about. I am proud we have a GM with focus and who tells it like it is. I feel confident he will team with Tomlin and take us back to the mountain top...soon. Because he is not satisfied with second. First is the only place to be.
On other notes, Colbert talks about how much Flozell Adams meant to the Steelers this year and how much they would like to have him back. I can't wait to see how Colbert tunes and torques the Steelers roster to get them back to the big game. When they get there, show up and play 60 minutes Steelers! Then I will be a very proud owner of new Steelers work out gear and a new DVD. See the entire article at;