PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Former Pittsburgh Steeler Rod Woodson joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93.7 The FAN in Pittsburgh to talk about the Steelers season, and the impact of the replacement officials.
Steelers Safety Ryan Clark’s impact on the second game of the year against the Jets was impressive, and makes the guys wonder if his presence is more important to the Steelers than Troy Polamalu’s. Woodson said “I think Ryan is hard to replace because I think Ryan, he’s kind of an enforcer back there” but that’s it’s hard to replace good players in general, so one isn’t more important than the other.
When it came to discussing the replacement refs, Woodson compared them to substitute teachers saying “the players and the coaches are like the student…and these substitute refs are like the substitute teachers. Most kids don’t respect the substitute teacher until the substitute teacher makes them respect the person.”
We wrapped things up with Woodson getting his thoughts on the NFL now being a pass first league, and where Ben Roethlisberger stacks up in his Quarterback rankings.