Man landed on the moon the year Joe Greene first joined the Steelers in 1969. Many thought that was an easier accomplishment than him helping the team win a championship.
He helped them win six.
Joe Greene, 66, retired Monday from the Steelers, leaving his third different job with them for a third time. This retirement, he said, is permanent. The Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle and cornerstone of the 1970s Super Bowl dynasty that forever changed the face of a losing franchise announced his retirement after nine years as a special assistant for pro and college personnel for general manager Kevin Colbert.

It marks the end of a 27-year career for Greene with the Steelers, including 13 as a player and five as a defensive line coach under Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll.
"I was very fortunate to have worked for the Steelers, the Rooneys and Chuck," Greene said from his Flower Mound, Texas, home near Dallas. "I know without a doubt the reason I got a job with Pittsburgh for coaching was because of Chuck. He trusted me as a guy who hadn't coached before and he thought I had the wherewithal to do it. I think he was right. I know he was right.
"The Steelers have influenced everything I've done as an adult."