Made it in to Fort Worth this morning with the Steelers.
The offensive linemen and line coaches all wore Flozell Adams Michigan State uniforms. Big Flo even had one on that they gave him.
They thought about getting Adams' Cowboys jersey but they didn't want to wear those to Dallas and went for the Michigan State uni instead, placing a special order for them after it was learned Nike couldn't get them that many in the sizes they needed.
Hines Ward wore a black cowboy hat and boots with mock spurs on them. It looked like he was channeling his inner Mel Blount. I've never seen Blount without his cowboy hat when he comes around.
We landed at 12:30 local time and after the long trip to the hotel, we had to immediately get over to the team hotel for a media event.
Mike Tomlin wouldn't rule out Maurkice Pouncey for the Super Bowl, despite reports to the contrary.
In fact, Tomlin said the broken bone in Pouncey's ankle isn't the issue, characterizing it as a floating body.
He's more concerned with the high ankle sprain, but said Wednesday will likely be the day he makes any decisions about the Pro Bowl center.
© The other big topic here was Peter King's quote in his Monday Morning Quarterback from commissioner Roger Goodell about Ben Roethlisberger.
Goodell said he spoke to around two dozen Steelers about Roethlisberger this summer, but none of them would defend the QB.
Of course, Goodell said it was mostly due to things such as Roethlisberger not signing jerseys for them or things like that.
Defensive end Brett Keisel, one of Roethlisberger's best friends on the team, said he was asked about Roethlisberger by the commissioner and really didn't know what to say about the line of questioning.
For his part, Roethlisberger was caught off guard by the whole thing, expressing some shock about the questions from reporters about the report following his media session.
The Steelers were pretty much caught off guard by the whole thing and one does have to question the timing of it.