By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Morning, lunatics …
>> The Wednesday column tries — and fails — to take seriously the notion put forth by Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert that the Steelers aren’t rebuilding.
You’ll find in that column my preference for the No. 1 draft pick, Alabama running back Eddie Lacy, and as a result — knowing I wouldn’t have space to elaborate all that much in the column — I spent the entire opening of the TribLIVE Radio show on the topic.
Here’s video of that segment …
… as well as the full one-hour radio podcast.
Here’s Lacy’s results from the recent Pro Days. You have to love how .03 of a second in a sprint is allegedly enough to knock him out of the first round in some estimations, even though he’s had a bit of a hamstring.
Here’s an exceptionally detailed Lacy outlook from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel around the time of the Scouting Combine.
And here, for the fun of it, is a widely varied and excellent collection of Lacy highlights, all from his senior year with the Tide. Pay particular note to his pass-catching, something not all that common with a back built on tree-trunk legs …
So, I want to hear from you: We’re one day away, and who’s your pick at No. 17?
Do you think positional need should weigh into the Steelers’ call at all?
>> How has Colbert fared over the years? Our Alan Robinson breaks it down.
>> James Harrison meets the Cincy media and claims he doesn’t hate the Steelers. He gets his own segment in the podcast above.
I will say this for him since that radio show: By nightfall, he posted links to this Associated Press article on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, accompanied by the following five words: “I don’t hate the Steelers.”
>> Tough night for the hockey team, possibly tougher for Brooks Orpik.
Here’s what Jarome Iginla had to say afterward …
>> Terrific night for the baseball team, especially terrific for Jeff Locke.
Oh, and if you missed highlights because the game wasn’t on local TV, here’s the official batch.
>> I’ll visit with John Steigerwald on TribLIVE Radio today at 1:30 p.m.