Bengals owner Mike Brown and Cincinnati head coach Marvin Lewis are on hand to celebrate Dan Rooney's life.
According to NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala, Brown, Lewis Sylvester Williams Kids Jersey and Bengals executive vice president Katie Blackburn have arrived at Saint Paul Cathedral for Tuesday's 11 a.m. funeral service.
“I respected him. I liked him. I always thought of him as a friend down deep,” Brown recently said of Rooney, via Bengals.com. “We understood the trials and tribulations that go along with participation in the league. We probably had a competitive instinct to beat the other guy on the field. But off the field it’s not thathttp://www.authenticraiderssale.com/sho … -2_49.html way at all.”
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A native of McDonald, Pennsylvania, Lewis broke into the NFL on a full-time basis with the Steelers in 1992, serving as the team's linebacker coach from 1992-95. Working with Kevin Greene, Greg Lloyd, Levon Kirkland, Chad Brown and Jason Gildon, Lewis' linebackers in Pittsburgh play a major role in the team's run to three division titles, two AFC championship game appearances and an appearance in Superhttp://www.authenticsaintsshop.com/shop … -1_27.html Bowl XXX during his four seasons in Pittsburgh.
Lewis was hired as the Ravens defensive coordinator in 1996, helping Baltimore win their first Super Bowl in franchise history in 2000.