Steelers biggest connections in Super Bowl LV: Chiefs vs Buccaneers

Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /
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Head coach Bruce Arians of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

Bruce Arians, Head Coach, Buccaneers

Arians has a storied connection to the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise. He was a coach in the Steel City for eight seasons both as a Wide Receivers coach and Offensive coordinator. He won two Super Bowls while with the black and gold as a coach. He has gone onto becoming one of the best and most respected coaches in the NFL.

Arians still has a great relationship with Ben Roethlisberger as they stay in communication. Based on the context clues, it seems like he was Roethlisberger’s favorite offensive coordinator throughout his career. They had a great way of communicating and that helped result in a Super Bowl championship. Both of them created the game-winning drive that led to that amazing Santonio Holmes catch in the back corner of the end-zone to win the game.

This former offensive coordinator has brought success with him anywhere he has gone. He began to turn the Arizona Cardinals around and back into the playoff conversation until he retired. He would come out of retirement and join the Buccaneers franchise and quickly turn them from missing the playoffs to a Super Bowl game contender. Bringing Tom Brady aboard does aid a lot in that conquest but Arians deserves huge credit for building the team around him quickly. Other connections to the Steelers in Tampa Bay include coaches like Byron Leftwich, Larry Foote, Antwaan Randle El, and cornerback Ross Cockrell.

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There are many connections to the Steelers in this game coming up on Sunday. There are also a lot of connections to people that coached or are from Pittsburgh.