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MS: Stop the run. Their pass defense against Rodgers, that's going to be the question. Most teams, you need some balance. The Packers can say, "Well, we can run the ball once in a while with James Starks. But if we don't, we can still get it done through the air." Rarely do you see teams that are able to do that.
DP: I see Rodgers throwing for 300 yards.
MS: He may have to, because they won't be able to run. The biggest key is, Can these guys protect him? Because the Steelers have some predators, some guys who are hunters.
DP: What do you think of players using Twitter, especially during a game someone else is playing?
MS: You gotta be careful. You're watching the game as a fan. You think people who follow you on Twitter are your homeboys. They're not. These are strangers who take it and do whatever they want with it.
DP: Did you side with any of these guys who ripped Jay Cutler for coming out of the NFC Championship Game?
MS: I've had MCL injuries. I missed a few games because I sprained my left knee and did the same thing [Cutler did]: I didn't go back in the game. You can walk around. But at certain angles, it feels like [the knee] is going to give out. If that's the injury he had, I definitely understand. I just think the public perception of Cutler—because he never has a smile on his face—make people not want to give him the benefit of the doubt.
DP: Which network has the toughest NFL pregame crew?
MS: Why are you even wasting your time asking that question? We got a D-lineman [Howie Long], one of the toughest quarterbacks [Terry Bradshaw], one of the toughest coaches [Jimmy Johnson]. Then we got low-kicking Jay Glazer. If Jay Glazer punches you straight out, you know he's hitting you in the groin because he's so short. That's a win right there.
DP: Which other network scares you a little?