Originally Posted by Haiku_Dirtt
And I don't recall "many times" that El went all the way - I do remember the east-west yardage and the incessant dancing.
It's got to be that SI video. :) I've watched it so many times, I suppose I've seen him take it all the way more often than he really did. I checked NFL.com, and he only had 2 during the regular season. Wasn't there one in the playoffs as well? Hmmm.
Yeah, he did a lot of East/West stuff, but he made some things happen. He had some long returns that weren't for TDs. He made some pretty poor decisions, too, and the one against NE was unthinkable.
I think someone will fall into the role pretty well, and as you said, protecting the football & playing smart will get the most love from Cowher.