It's a big weekend for former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis.
Bettis is one of the finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame again this weekend and I expect the third time to be the charm for the NFL's fifth-leading all-time rusher.
He should be inducted into the hall.
Bettis became eligible three years ago, at the same time that Marshall Faulk and Curtis Martin also became eligible.
I talked to a number of Hall of Fame voters, and they felt there was a pecking order at that time. It went Faulk, Martin and then Bettis.
It was hard to argue. Faulk was one of the most dynamic all-purpose runners in league history.
I remember when he was with Indianapolis, Steelers head coach Bill Cowher gnashing his teeth wondering how the Steelers were going to match up with Faulk when he split wide. He was too fast and ran routes too well to cover with a linebacker, but you also didn't want to put a defensive back on him and take one out of coverage elsewhere.
Martin, meanwhile, is the NFL's fourth all-time leading rusher, ranking just ahead of Bettis.
This is Bettis' year.