* There's an interesting debate brewing in a recent post about the relevance of Football Outsiders' 'Curse of 370'. There's some interesting data provided by both steeler lifer, cgolden, and santhome. If you have an opinion on a RBs work-load and haven't already done so, check out the short post and comment thread and weigh in.
* Professor Randy Pausch, who co-founded Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center, got to experience one of his childhood dream's last Thursday as he fights what doctors have said is an unwinnable battle against pancreatic cancer: playing with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mike Tomlin and the Rooneys of course, welcomed Pausch into practice Thursday. All involved had a special day:
* There are some interesting questions and answers in Ed Bouchette's latest chat transcript
7: Is Ben one of the top 5 QBs in the league?
Ed Bouchette: Over the course of a whole season? Probably. You have the big two in NE and Indy, the guy in Cincy. Some young guys who are Ben wannabes. Philip Rivers has to be mentioned, I suppose. I'm not a Donovan McNabb guy. Drew Brees hasn't reached Ben status. Tony Romo? Give me a break Yeah, I'm putting him in the top five.
SteelCity_NB: Ed, I have been highly impressed with Sean Mahan at center this year. I think he has been the most consistent member of the line so far. How do you rate his play so far?
Ed Bouchette: Good, and I asked a coach and he said the same thing.
The_Frenchman: Any light you can shed on Santonio's injury. They seem to be downplaying it, but, of course, we heard the same thing about Troy last week.
Ed Bouchette: It's minor, he said he'll play in Denver.
Slick_Hick: Should the negative runs by Parker be of concern? Seems to have too many.
Ed Bouchette: Barry Sanders rode negative runs all the way to the Hall of Fame.