The Steelers motive behind putting Bryon Leftwich on IR is clear - Mike Tomlin sees Leftwich as his long-term back up much the same way that Bill Cowher saw Mike Tomzack.
However, given Leftwich's injury history, it is far to question whether that is a wise decision on Tomlin's part.
The story behind Carnell Lake’s return as Pittsburgh’s secondary coach did not just mark the return of another Steelers defender from the ‘90’s to the Steelers coaching staff.
Lake’s latest career move also confirms a quiet transformation of the NFL’s defensive coaching landscape -- the Rise of the Dick LeBeau Coaching Tree.
Click the link above to read more about the rise of the Dick LeBeau Coaching Tree.
I thought I would throw this up for some pre-game viewing. I particularly enjoy watching Bettis and Cowher at the end of the game. When Cowher shouts "Boom Baby!" you can hear 14 years of hard work coming to fruition in his voice. It's exhilarating and satisfying, and great for getting ready for kickoff.
A look at Bill Cowher's record in the month of December while coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 2008 version of the Steelers, led by Mike Tomlin, are off to a good start, having one their first game this month against Dallas on Sunday.