"The next play I said, 'Mike, that was a hell of a blocking scheme and he said, 'Bob, I want to apologize to you. Only two of us were supposed to hit you.' He was really polite."
When Webster and Golic meet Sunday, it will be the 16th time they have played against each other in eight years. Those battles were with Pittsburgh and Cleveland, but both are with different teams.
"It's going to be strange not seeing him in a black and gold uniform, but then it's going to be different envisioning me in something other than a big orange head," Golic said.
Said Webster: "It's going to be what I call a Turtle Day, where you've got to stick your neck back in your body and just start ramming it in there because you know you're going to be sore at the end of the day.'
But the Golic-Webster matchups haven't been all laughs.
Golic suffered two injuries against the Steelers, a broken thumb in a 1984 exhibition game and a broken arm in the final game of the 1987 season, an injury that sidelined him for the playoffs and the Pro Bowl.
Does anyone have an edge in the Webster-Golic rivalry?
"It's always one of the focal points of our games," Schottenheimer said. "They're two great competitors who are relentless in the pursuit of their objectives. But I couldn't say one dominated."
Golic recalled the battles with Webster fondly.
"We've had a lot of good battles," Golic said. "He's a tremendous lineman, one of the best I've ever played against. And as he gets older one thing I'm finding out is that his skills don't diminish. I've got the feeling that one day he'll retire as good a ballplayer as he was when he walked into the league, if not better."