Great Article!! Although i also disagree with the coaches analysis. Sorry it was too long, you have to click over to the article for the rest....
Former GM, NFL.com Writer Michael Lombardi Lists Steelers Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown As 'Red Chip' Prospects
Former NFL general manager and current NFL.com writer Michael Lombardi released his annual "Blue and Red Chip Prospects" list this week ([URL="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000055261/article/eli-manning-rob-gronkowski-among-bluered-chips-on-offense"]offense[/URL]/[URL="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000055554/article/darrelle-revis-jason-pierrepaul-among-bluered-chips-on-defense"]defense and head coach[/URL]), and a few [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/pittsburgh-steelers"]Steelers[/URL] players qualified and blue and red chippers.
It's a fun way to break down the best players in the league into two simple groups; the best (red) and the best of the best (blue).
The Steelers landed many players on both sides of the ball in one of the two groups, and coach Mike Tomlin made the cut as well.
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1977/aaron-rodgers"]Aaron Rodgers[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/green-bay-packers"]Packers[/URL]
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1653/tom-brady"]Tom Brady[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-england-patriots"]Patriots[/URL]
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2235/eli-manning"]Eli Manning[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants"]Giants[/URL]
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1998/drew-brees"]Drew Brees[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-orleans-saints"]Saints[/URL]
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1630/ben-roethlisberger"]Ben Roethlisberger[/URL], Steelers
Cam Newton, [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/carolina-panthers"]Panthers[/URL]
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/3058/matt-schaub"]Matt Schaub[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/houston-texans"]Texans[/URL]
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/34919/joe-flacco"]Joe Flacco[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/baltimore-ravens"]Ravens[/URL]
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/3028/philip-rivers"]Philip Rivers[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/san-diego-chargers"]Chargers[/URL]
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71131/matthew-stafford"]Matthew Stafford[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/detroit-lions"]Lions[/URL]
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/19053/calvin-johnson"]Calvin Johnson[/URL], Lions
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1741/larry-fitzgerald"]Larry Fitzgerald[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/arizona-cardinals"]Cardinals[/URL]
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/109584/victor-cruz"]Victor Cruz[/URL], Giants
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/34568/jordy-nelson"]Jordy Nelson[/URL], Packers
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/131126/a-j-green"]A.J. Green[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/cincinnati-bengals"]Bengals[/URL]
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71118/mike-wallace"]Mike Wallace[/URL], Steelers
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2728/andre-johnson"]Andre Johnson[/URL], Texans
Steve Johnson, [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/buffalo-bills"]Bills[/URL]
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/3003/vincent-jackson"]Vincent Jackson[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/tampa-bay-buccaneers"]Buccaneers[/URL]
Brandon Marshall, [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/chicago-bears"]Bears[/URL]
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2005/marques-colston"]Marques Colston[/URL], Saints
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1956/greg-jennings"]Greg Jennings[/URL], Packers
Steve Smith, Panthers
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2545/wes-welker"]Wes Welker[/URL], Patriots
[URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/108636/antonio-brown"]Antonio Brown[/URL], Steelers
Mike McCarthy, Packers
Bill Belichick, Patriots
Tom Coughlin, Giants
Jim Harbaugh, 49ers
John Harbaugh, Ravens
Mike Tomlin, Steelers
Andy Reid, [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/philadelphia-eagles"]Eagles[/URL]
Mike Smith, Falcons
Jim Schwartz, Lions
Gary Kubiak, Texans
I really enjoy Lombardi's writing and I think he does a great job with this list, as he does every year. He completely missed the mark here.
I get Coughlin and Belichick being blue, but McCarthy's best team lost (badly) in the first round of the playoffs, and Jim Harbaugh has coached one season. And his brother? Please. Oddly, Lombardi mentioned: "Tomlin is a blue-chip coach in my mind, but the Harbaugh family took two spots."
They shouldn't have taken any.