Familiarity provides little edge

It has become a popular theory that former Steelers assistant Ken Whisenhunt might have the edge in facing Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Both coach and player downplay that contention, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

Originally Published: January 29, 2009
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt hasn't been playing quarterback on the scout team in practice this week. He also hasn't been spending more time in defensive meetings or offering many helpful tips on how to fluster Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in Super Bowl XLIII. Whisenhunt knows the three years he spent as Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator might give him some advantage in this contest. He just doesn't believe it's the kind of edge that ...

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