After reading Peter King's Super Bowl prediction (Sept. 6) I had to recheck the cover to make sure I wasn't reading the April 1 edition. The Steelers as NFL champs? With Ben Roethlisberger out for a month, a porous O-line and a suspect running game? I don't think so.
David Pandorf, Harrison, Ohio
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Cornering the Market
Peter King wrote that there are only two truly great cornerbacks in the league, Nnamdi Asomugha and Darrelle Revis (Clockwork Football, Sept. 6). What about the reigning defensive player of the year, the Packers' Charles Woodson? He had one of the best seasons a cornerback could have in 2009, and he was a main reason that Green Bay made the playoffs.
Matt Kunes, Osseo, Wis.
For those of us who are old enough to remember the glory days of the middle linebackers (the 1960s and '70s), the Redskins' London Fletcher is this era's version of Mike Curtis (Scouting Reports, Sept. 6). Curtis, who played for Baltimore, Seattle and Washington, was a vicious tackler who was constantly overlooked during the Dick Butkus era, but he was as good as any middle linebacker—just as Fletcher is and has been for the past decade.
Mike Avolio, Carmel, N.Y.
The idea of an 18-game season is flat-out wrong (POINT AFTER, Sept. 6). It's also extremely dangerous—the NFL's version of Russian roulette—because of the brutal physical demands that are such a huge part of the league. Reckless greed will eventually kill a player on an NFL field.