Powerful Mojo | Craig Wolfley Web Site and Podcast

Every week for the last three months Mike Tomlin has reported that Aaron Smith is “one week closer” to getting back on the field.

As of this moment Aaron hasn’t gone through a full practice, but the fact that Coach Mike has kept a “seat on the bus” for Aaron says three things;

1. It speaks volumes of the value and respect the Steelers have for Aaron Smith both as a player, and as a man. When Aaron is at full strength, there is not a better 3-4 DE in the world.

2. The fact that the Steelers have gone this long being a player down on the defensive line while also suffering the loss of Brett Keisel for six games tells you that the Steelers seriously consider themselves a Lombardi Trophy candidate, and not a one and done pretender.

3. Aaron is also a symbol of hope. There is great mojo in the comeback of a beloved player who lifts his teammates on and off the field. And believe me when i tell you that in the lockerroom, and in the front office, Aaron is a beloved man.

Never underestimate the power of a man’s determination to climb the mountain of adversity and in doing so lifting others around him to cresting that mountain. 

There is powerful mojo in the attempt, greater still in the actual accomplishment of that feat. It might be just enough to get #7!

 

3 Responses to Powerful Mojo

  1. [...] – Two words: Powerful Mojo. [Craig Wolfley] [...]

    • Amy says:

      Powerful mojo is the moto! My sister and I sit in our steeler den and watch games together. Saturday was tense, she wont move, not even to go to the restroom- her mojo is to be paralyzed :) My mojo, I was still wearing my steeler turtleneck and a penguins warmup jersey…..at half time I verbally apologized to the steelers and ran and took off the jersey and put on my #7 sweatshirt and started squeezing the stuffing out of myself. Tunch can say all he wants about mojo not being real, but if 4 million steeler fans all did something different just to sway the tone of the game……who is to say that doesnt send positive waves the steelers way? Gotta love the steelers…love you guys for making 2 ohio girls feel like they are right there with you.

  2. steeler junky says:

    Craig;
    I am older than you and have been watching the Steelers for a long time.It seemed forever to get that one for the thumb after watching the Steelers of the 60s and 70s.
    Thank you an all the other People who have played for the Steelers for helping the Rooneys build such a great organization and making the Steelers not only fun to watch. But fun to watch with as much pride as fans can have in their favorite team.
    That said; I enjoyed watching you play, but I really enjoy your colorful commentary maybe more.