Posted June 05, 2012 on AP on Fox

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 06: Safety Brian Dawkins #20 of the Denver Broncos loses his helmet as he persues Leonard Pope #45 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the game on December 6, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Leonard Pope smiled, shook his head and rolled his eyes incredulously. Then he politely answered the question. Pope was the only unrestricted free agent the Steelers signed in the offseason, and questions for the 6-foot-8 tight end keep coming back again and again to one subject. Not the 102 receptions or nine touchdowns he has totaled in his six-year NFL career, and not his appearance in the 2009 Super Bowl. Not even his nickname, ''Champ'' - or the fact he saved a 6-year-old boy from drowning in a swimming pool last summer. All anyone wants to talk to Pope about is his familiarity with Todd Haley's offense. Haley was hired in February as the Steelers first new offensive coordinator in five years. No surprise, Pope arrived in Pittsburgh weeks later. Wherever Haley has been the past six years - from Arizona to Kansas City and now Pittsburgh - he's taken Pope with him. With the Steelers feverishly studying to master the new offense, Pope is a man everybody wants to speak with ab...
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