The Steelers plan to honor legendary coach Chuck Noll this season according to team president Art Rooney II. Mr. Rooney was on NFL AM yesterday sharing his memories of coach Noll. During the interview, he revealed that the team intends to honor his memory this season by including him on a jersey patch or helmet decal.
Art II was asked what plans the team had to honor Chuck Noll at home this season. “Well, coincidentally this season will be the 40th anniversary of our first superbowl win. So, we had planned on wearing a patch for one game this year, and bringing back the 1974 team,” Rooney told the cast of NFL AM. “Obviously we’ll build on that, and we’ll be of course including probably a patch, or a decal, or something. We’ll be working on that over the next couple of days, but obviously we’ll be including Chuck in the plans in terms of honoring that team, and honoring him.”
The Steelers aren’t the only Pittsburgh team planning to incorporate a jersey tribute. The Pitt Power is planning to add a decal to their jerseys to honor the late Steelers coach. Power co-owner Matt Shaner told reporters over the weekend that the team has requested league approval regarding a jersey decal which would pay tribute to Noll. Pitt Power is Pittsburgh’s Arena league AFL franchise.