PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)- Former Steelers LB James Farrior joined The Cook and Poni Show on Friday morning to chat about his former teammate Jerome Bettis and his quest to get into the Hall of Fame.
“It’s a no-brainer,” Farrior said. “Don’t know what is taking so long. He ran for over 10,000 yards and is in the top 10 of all-time. You have got to put him in.”
Farrior tells the guys that Bettis was a leader in that locker room. Everybody looked up to him and he was a leader on the field because he was a great player.
“Jerome was the heartbeat of the team,” Farrior said.
He thinks Jerome is deserving and will get the call tomorrow.
Farrior also tells the guys that he thinks it’s unfair to put the blame on Dick LeBeau for the problems on defense. He says LeBeau will always put the team in the right scheme and right places. He says it’s up to them to execute and from what he has seen they are doing that.
Farrior says that LeBeau will take the heat — and questions about his age will creep up, but he’s not to blame.
“He is still sharp as a nail,” Farrior added. “This will be an important year coming up for him and that defense.”
Farrior says that despite the fact that he likes what Seattle is doing, he can’t root for them.
“I’m rooting for Denver,” Farrior said. “The Seahawks are still whining from the last Super Bowl and there is a controversy going on so I can’t root for them.”
Listen to the full interview here: