Originally Posted by jjpro11
it's pretty remarkable that Woodson is still such a huge Steelers supporter even after getting run out of town and winning a Super Bowl with the Ravens.
That apparently was a joint decision by Donohoe and Cowher according to this long P-G article from when Woodson was inducted into Canton - where Dan Rooney stood on his departure may be one reason Woodson remained loyal to the Steelers, since Mr. Rooney was correct about the right position from which Woodson could launch the second stage of his a career
Woodson had another Pro Bowl season in 1996, his last under contract with the Steelers, but he was not the same player as before the injury. At the end, Dan Rooney said he thought Woodson should be moved to free safety but that Cowher and Donahoe believed his knee and an injured shoulder would limit him there.
"There was a lot of medical evaluation with Rod and where he was in his career and where Rod thought he was," Cowher says today. "And certainly it proved out Rod was able to play a lot longer than we thought at the time."