PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Scott McKillop has a sleeve of tattoos on his right arm, which he did this offseason during the NFL lockout, and showed to The Fan Morning Show Wednesday when the former Pittsburgh Panthers linebacker was in the studio.

McKillop’s tattoo theme: good versus evil.

“I have a standing appointment every two weeks at my tattoo parlor in New Alexander,” said McKillop, now a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers.  “A lot of free time this offseason besides rehab and working out. I love (the tattoos). I’m a big fan of art. I have no regrets. I’m sure I might when I get a little bit older, regret a little bit of it. I’m actually gonna have him design a whole entire other sleeve for the next offseason.”

McKillop shared his opinion on his former coach Dave Wannstedt.

Wannstedt resigned Dec. 7, 2010, from the position. The Panthers went 7-5 last season, and Wannstedt went went 42-31 in six seasons.

“It was a little heartbreaking because I was actually around the facility when everything went down with Coach Wannstedt and what not,” McKillop said. “When someone who cares about his players as much as he did, for him to not get an opportunity to come back, it’s heartbreaking for the ex-players who looked to come around. Definitely, I’m a Dave Wannstedt guy.”

As for the NFL, McKillop plays alongside linebacker Patrick Willis in San Francisco.

McKillop said Willis’ leadership helped him on and off the field during his first couple years in the NFL.

“You see him make plays, and you’re just like, ‘I thought that was only possible in video games,’ ” McKillop said about Willis. “He chases down receivers. He runs faster than running backs. It’s just amazing.”


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