Okobi among Steelers' many options at center

Because of recent retirements, injuries and coaching changes, several teams will enter training camp with an open competition at center, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: July 6, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Indicative of a franchise that exemplifies stability from the top of the organization on down, it has been more than 40 years since the Pittsburgh Steelers embarked on a season with a new head coach and a new center in the same year.

That remarkable streak will end, of course, in 2007.

When the Steelers travel to Cleveland for the Sept. 9 regular-season opener, rookie Mike Tomlin will be calling the shots from the sideline as Bill Cowher's successor and only the third coach ...

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