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Steelers Daily Links: Cohwer in Ring of Honor, Texans OL Issues



Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher at the Pro Football Hall of Fame parade on Aug. 7, 2021. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach and Pro Hall of Famer Bill Cowher was inducted into the Wolfpack Football Ring of Honor on Friday night before NC State’s game against Louisville.

“When Boo and Dave told me they were going to do this tonight, I was doing a coaching clinic in out here in the spring,” Cowher said. “Tonight is very special and I feel very humbled.”

Prior to Friday night, Cowher said the last time he was at Carter-Finley Stadium was to scout another NC State legend, Phillip Rivers.

Cowher was a three-year starter for head coach Bo Rein and still owns the school record with 195 tackles in a single season. The Crafton, Pa, native is the 12th former Wolfpack player to be selected for the Ring of Honor, joining Dick Christy, Roman Gabriel, Dennis Byrd, Bill Yoest, Ted Brown, Jim Ritcher, Torry Holt, Philip Rivers, Mario Williams, Russell Wilson and Bradley Chubb.

🏈 T.J. Watt revealed the terrifying account of the Steelers’ flight home from Las Vegas on the Pat McAfee Show. After their Sunday night win over the Raiders, Pittsburgh’s chartered Airbus A330-900 had to make an emergency landing in Kansas City due to an oil pressure failure in one of the engines.

“Hearing ‘code yellow’ and ‘flight attendants you’ve prepared for this,’ ‘everyone fasten your seatbelts’ isn’t a fun feeling,” Watt said. “I do have to admit that I got some comfort knowing I was on a flight with our team owner and a bunch of multi-millionaires so I knew they’d hopefully take every precaution known to man to get us down safely.”

🏈 Jarrett Payton, the son of Bears legend Walter Payton, ripped Chase Claypool for blaming the coaches for his lack of production.

“Really. Chase Claypool making it known publicly that he doesn’t feel like the coaches are using him right? Really?! First off, he’s prob right but he’s also the guy that was ALMOST a healthy scratch because of his lack of effort after week 1. Don’t point fingers, help find a solution. This vid can’t be good for the vibe in the locker room. Things aren’t good up at Halas Hall,” Payton wrote on X.

🏈 Longtime Houston columnist John McClain spoke about the injury-riddled Texans’ offensive line on 93.7 The Fan.

“They’re on their third left tackle, third left guard, third center and third right tackle. In my 47 years of covering the NFL, I’ve never seen a team have as many problems in its O-line this early in the season,” McClain said.

🏈 Former NFL tight end Clay Harbor of the 33rd Team likes the Steelers over the Texans on Sunday because’s Mike Tomlin’s track record against rookie quarterbacks. The Steelers are 23-4 against rookie quarterbacks under Tomlin.

🏈 Steelers All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson and Rich Eisen discussed his role in the locker room as an older veteran of 13 NFL seasons, Kenny Pickett and the Steelers’ offense, and his relationship with former teammate Kyler Murray.

🎂 Happy Birthday to former Steelers defensive lineman Brenston Buckner, born on September 30, 1971 in Columbus, Georgia. Buckner was a second-round selection by the Steelers out of Clemson in the 1994 NFL Draft. He played three seasons in Pittsburgh. In 1997, Buckner was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs during the offseason. He was picked up by the Cincinnati Bengals before the 1997 NFL season. Following one season in Cincinnati, Buckner had a three-year stint with the San Francisco 49ers and a five-year stay with the Carolina Panthers before calling it a career after the 2005 season.

🎥 The Good Morning Football crew broke down keys things to watch for in the Steelers-Texans game.


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