Some people have taken issue with my post-game post where I wrote that Aaron Rodgers only slightly outplayed Ben Roethlisberger. I stand by that statement.
I'd say that Roethlisberger played a C to C-plus game in the Super Bowl. It wasn't great, but he accounted for nearly 300 yards of offense and two touchdowns.
Again, I give him a pass on the first interception because his arm was hit as he threw. He made the bad throw over the middle, forcing the ball to Wallace that was intercepted, but I thought his audibles were good for the most part and they caught the Packers a couple of times when he checked into some runs.
I'd say Rodgers had a B-plus game. It was far from the perfect game that some would have you believe. Yes, he had some drops, but drops happen because the receivers here footsteps or lose concentration.
He produced one first down in the third quarter and could have thrown a couple of picks as well. It was not a complete game.
At the end of the day, Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense produced 25 points. Rodgers and the Packers offense had 24.
© I do think that Bruce Arians will be back as the Steelers' offensive coordinator, but I also think that Randy Fichtner is the OC in waiting, just as Keith Butler is the DC in waiting.
Some have been quick to criticize the Steelers for not running the ball more in the Super Bowl, but circumstances dictated that they all but abandon the running game in the fourth quarter.
© Emmanuel Sanders suffered a broken foot on the turf at Dallas – he had pins inserted – and there was plenty of slipping and sliding around on that field.
That's why I'm not a big fan of field turf.
© The Steelers should seriously consider moving Maurkice Pouncey to left guard.
Doug Legursky was solid at center in the Super Bowl. Wouldn't Pouncey look a lot better coming around the corner on the counter as opposed to Chris Kemoeatu?
Max Starks and Willie Colon are expected to have full recoveries and you could have a line from left to right of Starks, Pouncey, Legursky, Kemoeatu/Foster, Colon/Adams.
That's assuming Flozell Adams doesn't retire.
He played well enough this season that they could consider moving Colon inside to guard as well.
Colon is a free agent - assuming we have a free agent period – but should re-sign pretty cheaply.
© Defensive back is the team's biggest need in this offseason.
Ike Taylor is a solid No. 2 corner/low-end No. 1.
But he's also a free agent - assuming we have a free agent period.
They need some additional top-end talent in the defensive secondary considering nobody is willing to attempt to run against them.
I wouldn't be opposed to making free safety a high draft priority.
© Defensive backs Ray Horton will interview for the Arizona Cardinals' defensive coordinator position. The Cardinals also wanted to talk to linebackers coach Keith Butler, but were denied permission.