- It occurs to Joey Porter's Pit Bulls that we may start seeing less and less of Cedric Wilson and more and more of Willie Reid. Let’s hope Reid is up to the challenge.
- Can we please stop hearing this Sunday’s game against the Seahawks described as a "rematch" of Super Bowl XL? Same franchises, two different teams.
appeared in Super Bowl XL, the Seahawks’ roster has undergone a major overhaul. Gone are 10 of Seattle ’s 22 starters in that Super Bowl, along with 28 of 53 players on the roster at the time. The list includes four starters on offense and six on defense. Seattle
- Most significantly, perhaps,
has two new starters at safety, and they’ve added heft and speed on the defensive line, with Patrick Kerney and Darryl Tapp, and at linebacker with marquee free-agent acquisition Julian Peterson. Seattle
- On offense, Deion Branch is the Seahawks’ new number one, go-to receiver. When he was with the Patriots, the one-time Super Bowl MVP absolutely torched the Steelers, among others.
- The Seahawks have also added tight end Darryl Pollard, who is 35 years old but reportedly catches everything thrown his way … which, of course, makes him a big improvement over the departed and unlamented Jerramy Stevens, aka Joey Porter’s Bitch. Anyway, by any measure, the departure of Stevens is addition by subtraction.
- Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls do NOT Have a good feeling about this game. It’s worrisome. That's from a purely football-vibe perspective.
On the other hand, the story of CMU Professor Randy Pausch is downright inspiring and may serve as motivation for the Steelers on Sunday. We recommend you visit Professor Pausch's homepage and watch his "Last Lecture" video or read the transcript.