ALLEGHENY HEALTH NETWORK

Kovacevic: Steelers’ toughest call, Pirates’ stupidity, Bonds’ fate

[get_snippet]

To continue reading log into your account below or SUBSCRIBE HEREfor $0.99/month:

[theme-my-login show_title=0]
Antonio Brown waves to shouting fans Sunday in Latrobe. - DEJAN KOVACEVIC / DKPS

LATROBE, Pa. -- Want to gauge how serious the Steelers are about getting their best players on the field?

On defense, that's easy: Count the defensive backs. If there are seven on the field, as was the case several snaps in a row at one stage of the team's training camp session Sunday at sun-drenched Saint Vincent College, then that's a pretty powerful indicator. Because the alpha males in this setting, unquestionably, are in the secondary.

Put it this way: "Mike Hilton."

That was Ben Roethlisberger's no-hesitation reply afterward when asked if anyone's standing out in this set.

"He's the guy I look at out there," Roethlisberger continued. "He's that guy I look at a lot, who's in the slot, guarding guys ... really good blitzing and really good covering."

To continue reading log into your account below or SUBSCRIBE HEREfor $0.99/month: