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Today in the Black-and-gold links article we take a look at how difficult it would be to make an all-time Super Bowl roster for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Some players and position are slam dunks. No one is going to do it better than ‘Mean’ Joe Greene, but what about quarterback? Terry Bradshaw or Ben Roethlisberger?

Let us know who would make your all-time Super Bowl roster in the comments below!

Let’s get to the news:

Tim Benz: The definitive all-Steelers Super Bowl roster

By: Time Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Super Sunday is this weekend. Without the Pittsburgh Steelers. Again.

But that doesn’t mean we haven’t had our fair share.

Eight of ‘em, in fact.

So, it’s time for us to do what we do best in Pittsburgh when the Super Bowl doesn’t involve the Steelers. We just flash back to the ones that did.

In an effort to bask in the past, I tried to come up with a Steelers all-time, all-Super Bowl team.

These selections were made based on how the players played in the actual Super Bowl games themselves. Not their careers or their play in the season leading up to the big games.

And it was way harder to do than I thought.


Neil O’Donnell.

Just kidding.

Obviously, it’s Terry Bradshaw or Ben Roethlisberger. And almost as obviously, it’s Bradshaw.

This is one of the few achievements Bradshaw still holds over Roethlisberger. Bradshaw won four of those games. He was the MVP twice. Only Joe Montana, Jim Plunkett and Russell Wilson have better career passer ratings in Super Bowls.

Only Tom Brady (18) and Montana (11) have more career passing touchdowns than Bradshaw (9). And Bradshaw’s 11.1 yards per pass in Super Bowls are still tops in the history of the game.

Despite Roethlisberger’s game-saving heroics at the end of Super Bowl XLIII, he was only so-so in Super Bowl XLV (25 for 40, 263 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions).

And Ben was just flat-out bad in Super Bowl XL (9 for 21, 123 yards, no touchdowns, two interceptions). Actually, Antwaan Randle El threw the best pass that day.

At least the Steelers still won.

Running back

Rashard Mendenhall.

Got you again.

Of course, it’s Franco Harris. Over four games, his 101 carries and 354 yards and Super Bowl IX MVP are the stuff of legend. He’s the Super Bowl career leader in both categories.

Sorry Willie Parker.

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A special honor for Cowher

By: Teresa Varley,

Former Steelers Coach Bill Cowher received the Pat Summerall Award at the Legends of Charity Dinner held in Atlanta, an event that benefitted the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“It is a true honor to receive the Pat Summerall Award. Pat was an icon. He was a special broadcaster and even better person,” said Cowher. “I grew up watching him and it is humbling to be in the elite company of the previous recipients.”

Cowher spent 15 seasons at the helm for the Steelers, including leading the team to a victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. Cowher retired from coaching in 2007, and went on to become a studio analyst for the NFL Today on CBS. It’s that work in the studio that Cowher was honored for.

“I watch him quite a bit on there,” said Jerome Bettis, the Hall of Fame running back who flourished under Cowher. “Just like he did with our team, he adds that calmness, that stablility they need on the show. A couple of guys go here, go there, off the rails.

“He is stable. He breaks it down, explains to you what is going in terms you understand. That is who coach has been his whole career, he always explained it to us in a way we can understand. That is what coach is doing now, he is just appealing to the masses and not just us.”

Calmness. Yes Bettis used that to describe Cowher. Not something many would expect, but something that is fitting.

“When you are trying to get across to guys you have to talk a certain way,” said Bettis. “He is one way behind the scenes when it was time for him to be a teacher. There was another side when he had to be a fiery coach on the sideline because that’s when his energy came out, his passion showed. On television he is doing more teaching and explaining than coaching, so every now and then you see him get fired up.”

Cowher is the 14th recipient of the award and while Bettis loves to see what he is doing on camera, it was his time coaching the Steelers that will always special.

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Cowher on Faneca: ‘He led the way’

By: Teresa Varley,

Former Steelers guard Alan Faneca is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The class will be revealed on Saturday during the NFL Honors show.

Throughout the week will be highlighting Faneca as his quest for a Gold Jacket closes in.

Today Bill Cowher shares why the six-time first-team All-Pro should be in the Hall of Fame.

It’s hard to measure statistics for an offensive lineman, but there is one for former Steelers guard Alan Faneca that clearly stands out.

Six time first-team All-Pro selection. Not once, not twice, but six times.

It’s a number you can’t ignore. It’s a number Hall of Fame voters can’t ignore.

Faneca is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019, and the do-it-all guard has every right to be alongside the greatest ever to play the game.

“As a left guard one of the staple running plays we had with him was pulling right and he paved the way for a lot of the runs Jerome Bettis had, especially late in games,” said Bill Cowher, one of his former coaches. “We knew if we ran left we ran behind him, if we ran right we pulled him. We always found a way to make sure he was at the point of attack when we ran a running play.”

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