Steelers pay tribute to legends
The fans that packed Heinz Field for the regular-season opener got a chance to say goodbye -- and to say thank you -- to three Steelers legends one final time.
The team honored Ernie "Fats" Holmes and Dwight White, charter members of the Steel Curtain defense, as well as broadcaster Myron Cope prior to the Steelers' 38-17 win over the Houston Texans.
Immediate family members of Holmes, White and Cope, all of whom passed away since the end of the 2007 season, were introduced before the game. They were joined on the field by former Steelers greats Mel Blount, Joe Greene and L.C. Greenwood.
The Steelers played individual video tributes to all three men on the scoreboard. They also held a moment of silence as fans held up Terrible Towels, which were Cope's creation.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Prime time not kind to Heinz Field
- Steelers offense puts up gaudy numbers in season’s 1st half
- Steelers notebook: Roethlisberger, offense must adjust with CB Smith out
- Steelers wide receiver Brown getting accolades as one of NFL’s best
- Greene expects Steelers jersey retirement ceremony to get emotional
- Steelers notebook: Offensive lineman Adams returns to reserve role
- Roethlisberger’s performance arguably among NFL’s greatest
- Steelers film session: Accuracy propels Roethlisberger vs. Colts
- Steelers notebook: Shazier returns just in time
- Rossi: Roethlisberger’s 100th was legendary, maybe more
- Steelers’ receivers enjoy being part of Ben’s record day