DEJAN KOVACEVIC, DK ON PITTSBURGH SPORTS A weekly feature aimed at rounding up a whole lot of odds and ends from a whole lot of time around our local teams...
If the Steelers lose the rematch with the rival Ravens this weekend, here's betting it won't be because of the offense.
Truth be told, there never really has been any myth, any mystique to the Steelers. At least not the authentic brand.
So here was the head coach in the interview room at Heinz Field, facing off with reporters, fielding question after question about this shortcoming or that.
Minutes after the Steelers sprint out of the tunnel Monday night at Heinz Field, there will exist at least a chance to witness something truly special.
Parsing the words of professional coaches and athletes, even polished executives, is almost always a fool's errand. These people are quoted more than the president.
If any scoreboard were capable of getting away with a lie, it sure wouldn't be here. Not with the world's two largest scoreboards having just been installed at EverBank Field.
Brad Wing's head was buried deep in his stall, both hands draping that surfer-dude hair, maybe even clenching. It was hard to tell. No body part was so much as...
Perhaps it's the patience of a strong safety, perhaps it's his passion for introspection, but Troy Polamalu can be counted upon to be the last to leave the Steelers' locker...
Marcus Gilbert allowed Elvis Dumervil to get around him. And to go right through him. But on this day, the Steelers' right tackle wasn't allowing anything to slip by.
Well, 'Hm-hah!' as Myron Cope used to exclaim. What did we witness at the Steelers' Monday practice, their first since being obliterated on both sides of the ball in Baltimore?
On one stomach-turning sequence in the Steelers' 26-6 loss to the Ravens, Troy Polamalu, Ike Taylor and Ryan Shazier all whiffed on exquisite chances to take down Steve Smith.
Roger Goodell isn't on the verge of being disgraced. He's already disgraced. Let's get that much straight right now, no matter how dulled it might be inside his deluded head.
To dispense with this right off the top: Neither the Steelers nor the Browns experienced anything especially transformational at halftime Sunday.
They never saw the video. Until Monday, of course, when all of us saw it. They never saw Ray Rice smash his girlfriend in the face with a left hook.
One last look at the Steelers’ last game … • Funny, but it at least sounded like Mike Tomlin watched the Cleveland film and came away with the right conclusions...
Those were the Cleveland Bleeping Browns out there. No, check that, those were the Browns with Brian Hoyer at QB not long after carrying clipboards on the South Side.
I keep coming back to the same thought: The cumulative winning percentage of opponents on the 2014 schedule is .469, an eighth-place tie for the NFL's easiest.
The single most significant message the Steelers could possibly take from back-to-back 8-8 seasons is that something's got to change.
At 7:33 p.m. Thursday, a helmetless Ben Roethlisberger strode casually to Heinz Field's 50-yard line decal for the coin toss between the Steelers and Panthers.
Jarvis Jones is a special talent, but don’t take my word for it. And don’t trust your eyes. No, just re-roll the tape from the evening of April 25, 2013.
DEJAN KOVACEVIC, DK ON PITTSBURGH SPORTS PHILADELPHIA — A weekly feature aimed at rounding up a whole lot of odds and ends from a whole lot of time spent around...
It was as if Mike Tomlin were thumbing his nose not only to the significance of DUI crimes but also to the broader sense of discipline every coach must instill.
All kinds of justification is sure to follow the dual arrest of the Steelers’ two running backs, Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount, by Ross Township police Wednesday.
It's hilarious now, but the Steelers have spent most of their offseason downplaying the relevance of all the speed that’s suddenly up and down their roster.