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Steelers to honor the late Chuck Noll with helmet decal for 2014 season

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will honor their greatest coach in team history, Chuck Noll, by wearing a helmet decal with his initials for the 2014 season.

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Many speculated exactly how the Pittsburgh Steelers organization would honor the late Chuck Noll in the upcoming 2014 season. Some went as far as to draw up a patch that would honor the great coach the way he would have wanted, with simplicity.

However, Art Rooney II announced that the team will be wearing a helmet decal with Noll's initials emblazoned on it for the upcoming season in his honor.

The decals will be worn for the first time on September 7th, which is also Chuck Noll Day in the state of Pennsylvania, when the Steelers host the Cleveland browns at Heinz Field in the season opener.

"The team will be, for the first time, wearing a decal with Chuck’s initials on it. That will be the first game we wear it, and then that decal will be worn on the helmet for the rest of the season. Then, we will have some other ways to commemorate Chuck." Rooney II told Bob Labriola of

Those that are curious as to the actual design and color scheme of the decal will have to wait, as Rooney II stated the exact decal will be revealed at a later date.

Chuck Noll's decal will accompany a patch being worn on jerseys to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Steelers organization winning their first Lombardi trophy, Super Bowl 9. The patch will be worn against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday November 30th.