Thursday, one of the Steelers took some shots at the Arizona Cardinals. And it wasn't somebody anyone would have expected.
It wasn't Anthony Smith guaranteeing a win over New England, but it was surprising none the less.
I was talking to center Justin Hartwig about the offensive line and if getting to the Super Bowl is some vidication for that group when he started questioning the Cardinals a bit.
I'm sure Hartwig didn't really think he was being all that disrespectful as he was doing it, but questioning the team's schedule and talking about how they got pounded by New England when the Steelers beat New England sure won't go over well in Arizona's locker room.
You can read all of Hartwig's comments in Friday's Observer-Reporter.
© These guys are obviously getting tired of the constant questions coming from the gathered media.
In fact, it's gotten to the point now where when they see a familiar face from Pittsburgh, you get a reaction like you're an old friend they haven't seen in years.
The two-week lag between the championship games and the Super Bowl is too long, but I really don't see any way around it.
The logistics of having a Super Bowl in different host cities just makes holding the game the week after the championship games unworkable.
© Head coach Mike Tomlin was named the Motorola coach of the year today. That one's voted on by the fans, so Steelers fans can give themselves a pat on the back for getting Tomlin that award.
© Tomlin put the word "Wetsu" on the black board in the team's locker room Thursday. It's short for We Eat That Shit Up.
Apparently, it's something his high school coach came up with to talk about big plays.