President Barack Obama ran on a platform of change, but the sense the Cardinals players have is that Obama is pulling for the Steelers, winners of five previous Super Bowls, to be the first professional team he greets in the White House as champions.
“That’s what he says, but you can’t get change unless you go out there and make a change,” DT Darnell Dockett said at the Cardinals’ media-day session. “We know that Obama wants the Steelers to win. We’ve been against all odds. I’m pretty sure Ken (Whisenhunt) will come up with a great game plan, Clancy (Pendergast) will come up with a great game plan and we’ll be ready on Sunday.”
Dockett said if he and his teammates make it to the White House, he’ll let Obama know how much he disapproves of his open rooting for the Steelers.
“Oh yeah, that’s the first thing that I’m going to tell him,” he said. “I’m definitely going to tell him that. But we’ve got to take care of business first before I can come up with my speech, but I’ll definitely write a speech for him.”