Worst Person #15-Dan Rooney

What? The long-time good-guy owner of the Pittsburg Steelers is a new “worst person.” The reason is because of the tenure of coach Bruce Arians, offensive coordinator.

It was reported that Arians was retiring after 5 years as the Steelers OC. However, about a week after leaving the Steelers’ franchise, Arians was hired by the Indianapolis Colts for the same OC job.

This drove myself and many other sports journalists to ask the question, “Why did Arians retire, and then immediately find a new job?”

The answer lies with Dan Rooney.

The team, led by Rooney, basically evicted Arians, but did not fire him. They simply forced him out of the job. They didn’t fire him, and he didn’t really retire. He was told to retire so that Rooney wouldn’t have to fire him.

Ya, it’s confusing, but I view Rooney as the ring leader.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s