Willie Parker will start at running back for the Steelers tomorrow night when they open the season against the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field and that, of course, is as it should be.
Parker also figures to line up at running back in short-yardage situations and, in fact, just about any time the Steelers have the ball. That, too, is as it should be.
Parker may be in the final year of his contract and he might be backed up by 2008 No. 1 draft choice Rashard Mendenhall, but just like 2009 No. 1 draft choice Ziggy Hood won’t and shouldn’t be sharing time with Aaron Smith at defensive end, neither should Mendenhall be sharing time with Parker.