Steelers Considering Wearing Patch Or Decal In 2014 To Honor Chuck Noll

On the Monday morning edition of “NFL AM” on the NFL Network, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II indicated that the organization is considering wearing a separate jersey patch or decal in 2014 to honor former head coach Chuck Noll, who passed away Friday evening at the age of 82.

When the great Art Rooney passed away in 1988, the team wore a patch on the left shoulder of their uniforms with Rooney’s initials AJR for the entire season. One would think that a patch or helmet decal bearing the initials CHN will be worn in 2014 to honor the Hall of Fame coach that led the organization to four championships during his 23 seasons in Pittsburgh.

Just last week, the Steelers announced that they would wear a patch to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their first title on Nov. 30 for their game against the New Orleans Saints.

Funeral arrangements have been set for Noll as he will be laid to rest following a mass that will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Cathedral.

  • steeltown

    They better

  • Paddy

    He would say no to that, but his family would love it

  • Steelers12328882

    Yeah I would scratch the whole 40 year SB9 patch and go with a Chuck Noll patch instead. It’s the right thing to do.

  • dgh57

    What’s to consider? Just do it, already!

  • Biggie

    Maybe a combination patch for both Chuck and Bill Nunn along with 40th anniv. patch.

  • colingrant

    Surprised the word “considering” is even in the sentence. He’s worthy of a statue, let alone a patch.

  • Johnny Loose

    I’m with you on the statue. They have a Clemente statue (player) and a Rooney Statue (owner), I think it would absolutely be fitting to have the greatest coach in Pittsburgh history with his own statue. I don’t see how they could go without a CHN patch this season.

  • Johnny Loose

    What an amazing thing it would be to win the big game for Chuck this year. The Super Bowl for Noll. These guys on the team now would really benefit from learning about how the franchise came to be as revered as it is now. If there were ever one man responsible for the Steelers success/reputation/branding over the years, it is Chuck Noll.

  • AzheDraven

    I was hoping for Art Rooney II to show they patch they were going to use this season.
    Would they wear 2 patches or ditch the 40th anniversary one?

  • Michael Pearce

    Its a must for such an important Steeler legend.

  • Michael Pearce

    The Rooneys definately should put in plans for a statue outside of Heinz Field for Noll. Its a no-brainer.

  • Matt Manzo

    I was surprised “considering” was used too, but I think what they’re “considering” is a patch vs a decal? That’s the only question!

  • steelster

    They need to add that patch or decal right now. I even want to see it in the preseason games. Noll should be talked about throughout the entire 2014 steelers season.


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  • John21

    Dave Bryan & Steely McLovin

  • Lil Smitty

    They should run at least one trap blocking play a game in honor of the Emperor. He would probably like that better than a statue or a patch. I do think he deserves a statue and a commemorative patch or decal.

  • gsmscooter22

    its not that the Steelers DON’T want to add another patch….its GOD-dell’S NFL that they live in now, there has been talk that Steelers need permission from NFL to have more than one patch or decal on Shoulder pads or helmet ! That is ridiculous and the Super Bowl IX patch and patch for Coach Noll should be honored !