Steelers say Super Bowl decided by players, not by coaches

Posted: Updated:

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt knows the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense like no one else from another team. He helped design it. He taught Ben Roethlisberger to run it. His system enabled the Steelers to win a Super Bowl three years ago.

But coaches don't throw passes and run for touchdowns.

Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin says it's going to be execution on the part of players that decides which team will win Sunday.

The Steelers are up against a team they call Steelers West for all the transplanted former Pittsburgh coaches and players with Arizona. Among them is Whisenhunt's top assistant, Russ Grimm, the other finalist when Tomlin was hired as Pittsburgh's coach two years ago.