jersey of Steelers legend Joe Greene for one game As perhaps the greatest Pittsburgh Steelers player of all-time T. J. Watt Jersey , Joe Greene is one of only two names in team history to have seen their jersey number retired, but his impact on the game was not only limited to the NFL. Also considered one of the finest players to have ever donned a University of North Texas uniform, Greene is one of only four players to have had his jersey retired by the Mean Green.In three seasons with North Texas, the Steelers legend led a defense that still holds a school record for the fewest total yards allowed in a season (1,821) and fewest rushing yards allowed in a season (513), averaging just 2.0 yards per rushing attempt over the time he was there. With his jersey long since retired by North Texas, no one has seen a No.75 on the field for the Mean Green in over 50 years, but it will make a reappearance on Saturday for just one game in celebration of the man who made it famous.As part of a full day of activities that includes a home game against Louisiana Tech, a statue of Greene will be unveiled outside the stadium before kick off Joshua Dobbs Jersey , and junior defensive end LaDarius Hamilton has been chosen as the one lucky enough to wear his jersey on the day. A move the team announced on social media by having the NFL Hall of Famer recreate his famous Coca-Cola advert of the late 70s with the young player. Speaking to Mean Green Sports earlier in the year when plans for the statue were first announced, Greene was his naturally humble self.For the University, picking Greene as the player to honor in this fashion was a rather easy decision, as athletic director Wren Baker noted and reported by Kyle Bonagura of ESPN.North Texas will wear throwback uniforms from the era when Greene played in the game and also hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new indoor practice facility during an event labelled Champions Weekend. The proposed onside kick alternative didnt pass last week at the annual owners meeting. But maybe a tweak here and there will make it appealing enough for the NFL to adopt in the not so distant future."Normally, when I hear the plethora of new rule proposals the NFL is considering each and every offseason, I roll my eyes and sometimes even say to myself or out loud, Come on, Coach T (Mike Tomlin is a member of the NFLs competition committee that meets each spring in conjunction with the annual owners meeting), give these officials a break! Dont they already have literally too much to focus on every regular season/postseason? However Derwin Gray Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey , the AAF (the Alliance of American Football), a new football league that began play immediately after the Super Bowl, adopted an alternative to the onside kick, where, instead of using the unpredictable bounce of a kicked football, a team would have one crack to convert on fourth and 12 in-order to retain possession. When I heard that rule, I was not only intrigued, I was hoping the NFL would consider adopting it for the 2019 season at its aforementioned annual meeting that took place last week in Phoenix, Arizona. The NFL's version of this rule Derwin Gray Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey , one that was heavily championed by the Denver Broncos and would have granted a team that was trailing late in a game a shot at converting on fourth and 15, was unfortunately voted down by the owners. Why? Maybe most of them were ofthe same opinion as Giants co-owner John Mara, who considered it Too gimmicky, in a quote courtesy of NFL.com. I guess I can see that. However, werent they saying similar things about the AFL way back in the 1960s? And didnt many of the gimmicks utilized by that league ultimately shape the future of the NFL? I know an alternative to the onside kick could have breathed some new life into something that is now in very critical condition following the many rules changes aimed at player safety in recent years. According to NFL.coms Jeremy Bergman, from 1992-2017, onside kicks were recovered at a rate of 21.2 percent. But in 2018, the rate was a very sparse 7.7 percent. Maybe in its proposed form, the new onside kick alternative would have put way too much pressure on defenses whose job in the modern NFL is already difficult enough. If youre a head coach who just saw his teams lead shrink thanks to a three-play Derwin Gray Jersey 2019 , 80-yard drive by Aaron Rodgers, would you want to give him one more play to pick up another 15 yards? Id much rather take my chances with my hands team trying to recover one of those unpredictable bounces. In todays NFL, your average franchise quarterback can pick up 15 yards in his sleepor at least at a much higher rate than your average kicker can actually perform a decent enough onside kick so as to give his guys a chance to recover it. Therefore, the burden on opposing defenses would just be too great. However, if you increased the yardage to gain to 25, now youve got yourself a rule that would be perfect in my opinion. Yeah, sure, 25 yards seems almost impossible to pick up in most cases, but not likely as impossible as trying to gain possession via an onside kick. The defense would still be at a huge advantage Cheap Derwin Gray Jersey , but a team trailing late in a game would at least have apunchers chance of maintaining possession after a score. According to the Jeremy Bergman article Ive referenced a few times, the competition committee was very much in-favor of this onside kick alternative. Therefore, maybe they can work out the bugsbetween now and next spring.And maybe the NFL can pass a new rule that wont have me ruling my eyes or talking out loud to myself.