"It was a battle right up to the end," Young said afterward, looking very tired. There were bruises on both shoulders, a nasty scrape down his back. "Right up to the end I thought we could come back and win it. I learned from Joe, from the master. Today the master had a little more to teach the student.
"A banged-up offensive line going against some of the best pass rushers in football, plus the crowd to contend with—that made it awfully rough for Young." Chief left guard Dave Szott said. "Some of those shots he took, I didn't think he was getting up. You see stuff like that, and it gets you foaming at the mouth to protect your guy."
Which, in the purest sense, is what it's all about. Keep Joe healthy and there's no limit to what you can do, even in a September Super Bowl.