By my count, the Steelers have only 12 white players on their Opening Game roster(#13 should be TE Cody Boyd after he gets back from surgery). There are two Polynesians in Polamalu and Kemoeatu, and the rest are black. Charlie Batch goes on the IR-so he can collect his $1.35 million and do nothing. Byron Leftwich moves in at #2 QB and gets $645,000. Dennis Dixon waits in the wings. The Steelers have made one pathetic move after the other since Mike Tomlin took over, and with a guy named Omar Kahn running the player contract negotiations. They let future HOF guard Alan Faneca leave because of "money." But then they paid mediocre, injury-risk, health-risk(diabetes) black sumo Kendall Simmons $24 million over 4 years-$8.5 million guaranteed. More incredibly, they screwed up with putting the transition tag on fatass backup OT Max Starks at $6.9 million. It seems as if management didn`t realize that under the 2006 collective bargaining agreement, both franchise and transition tag players get all the money once they put their name on the dotted line. In effect, they guaranteed almost $16 million to two losers-one of them a scrub for just one more year-when they could have given Alan Faneca the guaranteed $21 million out of $40 million the Jets gave him. But they didn`t have the money. It would`ve been a bad financial decision for the team. Sure.... Under Tomlin, white men in training camp like Jeremy Bloom, Billy Latsko(his agent should`ve considered Dan Kreider`s experience), Doug Legursky, Adam Lentz etc. were just training camp fodder. I`m sure it burns Tomlin that Sean Mahan is still around. He didn`t play great at C last season for sure, but he`s better than some of the black sumos they have around. Big Ben, Justin Hartwig, and Heath Miller are going to feel pretty lonely in the O-Huddle this year. With white D-line standouts like Aaron Smith, Brett Keisel, and Chris Hoke around 30, Tomlin is probably licking his lips about having them out of there by 2010. The Rooneys got what they wanted. They should be proud of themselves. Now sell the team and everyone in the extended Rooney family will be even richer. This isn`t a Steeler team I want to watch very much anymore.