George on what’s at stake

Posted by Chris Brown on February 4, 2011 – 7:02 am

Obviously there is a lot at stake for any team in the Super Bowl, but when there are two historic franchises in the big game, the game can take on an added dimension. That’s how Bills safety George Wilson sees it anyway as he broke down the Super Bowl matchup for Buffalobills.com between Green Bay and Pittsburgh with teammate Geoff Hangartner. Wilson also had an interesting look at what the outcome of the game would mean for Pittsburgh as a franchise and for Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers.

The Steelers are playing to add another dimension to their legacy as a franchise,” Wilson said. “This past decade everyone has talked about the Patriots and the success that they had with the three Super Bowls they won, but now if the Steelers win they’ll have an equal number of championships in that same amount of time. So there will be that discussion of where the Steelers of this decade rank against some of the other successful franchises. So they’re playing for a legacy in a sense.

“Rodgers has a bit of a what Steve Young was going through when he won his first Super Bowl, trying to get that monkey off his back, trying to put Joe Montana in his rearview mirror for Steve. And Aaron is trying put Brett Favre in his rearview mirror so they can start a new Packers legacy. So they have a lot to play for, there are a lot of storylines on their side too.”

George believes the Steelers will win the game.


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