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Morning Java: Deep thoughts on deep threats

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

WASHINGTON — Morning, Lunatics …

>> The Friday column looks into the case of Clint Hurdle v. A.J. Burnett and comes to the conclusion that this was an excellent thing for these Pirates.

Here, too, is game coverage of this really weird game by Rob Biertempfel.

And here are official game highlights from

Here’s some of what Burnett had to say afterward …

>> The weekly chat is today at noon, right here on the blog. You can submit entries within the field as soon as the post goes up. No need to wait on me.


>> Today is the day the Steelers report, and tomorrow is their first practice at Saint Vincent. Alan Robinson provides all you need in that piece, as well as 10 musts and a few questions.

Duly inspired, here’s a question for you: Do you feel Ben Roethlisberger has any legitimate downfield threat with Mike Wallace no longer around?

If so, which of Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, Plaxico Burress, Jerricho Cotchery or rookie Markus Wheaton would be the best bet?

Anyway, I’ll cover practice and write a Sunday column. Initial plan is to do one of those vignette-type pieces, just collecting a bunch of different scenes. We’ll see. Those are no picnic if the material isn’t there.

Oh, and check out the Steel Mill blog this weekend. You’ll see why.

>> Hope to have you in the chat!

And if you’re out in Latrobe and see a guy in a Green Lantern T holding a venti Starbucks drink, by all means, stop and say hello.

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Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

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