Super Bowl XLV News and Notes

Due to inclement weather, this is posted much later than usual. My apologies.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tried to make two main points during his media day session, writes Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and Roethlisberger are joined at the hip, writes John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Roethlisberger and Terry Bradshaw cleared the air.

Big Ben had some advice for Chicago Bears quarteback Jay Cutler.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers fielded all kinds of questions during his media session on Tuesday.

Matt Flynn, Rodgers' back-up, finds himself modeling his game after Rodgers.

Injured Steelers Maurkice Pouncey and Aaron Smith have different approaches to their status for the Super Bowl.

Another injured Steeler, wide receiver Limas Sweed, believes he's in the team's long-term plans.

Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood has been one of the best stories on the team this season, writes Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

A former walk-on at Central Michigan, Steelers rookie wide receiver Antonio Brown is living the dream.

Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward would welcome Plaxico Burress back on the team.

Steelers linebacker James Harrison was quite quotable during his one-hour session with the media.

Harrison's sarcasm crossed the line, writes Ron Cook.

Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham has earned the team's trust, writes Ed Bouchette.

Packers wide receiver Donald Driver vs. Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden will be a key match-up on Sunday.

The Favre Barn got a makeover over the weekend.

Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk made his share of big plays in 2010.

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews hit Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb, the quarterback forgot the snap count on subsequent plays.

Icy weather will move the Packers' practices indoors this week, Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Packers fullback John Kuhn has achieved cult hero status in Green Bay.

Defensive coordinators Dick LeBeau and Dom Capers are blitz brothers, writes Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News.

Which coordinator has the best 3-4 defense will be determined on Sunday, writes Pete Dougherty.

Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler is one of several Super Bowl coaches who could become the next Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator.

Packers nose tackle Howard Green discussed his mid-season release from the New York Jets with Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger.

Backup quarterback Byron Leftwich has embraced his second opportunity with the Steelers, writes Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.

Packers rookie linebacker Frank Zombo doesn't want to miss playing in the Super Bowl.

Zombo may have lost his starting job to Erik Walden, who is dealing with an ankle injury.

Packers general manager Ted Thompson is happy with first-year punter Tim Masthay's performance thus far.

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