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On location: Redskins 24, Steelers 13, preseason

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

LANDOVER, Md. — Looking ahead to kickoff …

Game: Steelers (0-1) vs. Washington Redskins (1-0), preseason

Time: 8:02 p.m.

Site: FedExField

TV, radio: ESPN (national), WDVE-FM, ESPN Radio 970

Here is the official live summary.

Here is our Steelers page. Alan Robinson, Ralph Paulk and I are here.

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 more, including 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 top four columnists in the country -- highest circulation category -- by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the top three columnists in the country by the National Headliners Awards. For 2013, he was named top columnist in the state by the Keystone Awards and second-place by the Pennsylvania AP Managing Editors.


  1. Alan Robinson reports that the Steelers plan on playing the Offensive A Team the entire first quarter with offensive line possibly going the entire first half. Should be an entertaining first half.

    I’m sure I’m in the minority here but I get a kick out of these preseason games. Even the second half is fun to watch. Some of the best hits you will see are from unknown defensive backs trying to make an impression. Plus the other night the Bears had a kid from little University Wisconsin Whitewater at quarterback. The dude has never loss a game starting at quarterback throughout high school and college! Where else do you see stuff like that on an NFL field in front of the big crowds ?

    • I’m with you.

      Looking forward to watching the maturation of the O Line. They may start slowly (DUCK BEN!) but hope to see them developing and assuming they stay healthy, could be fun to watch as the year goes on.

  2. LeVeon plays tonight. Time to start seeing what he’s made of.

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  4. Bring back the endzone celebrations!

  5. DK,

    What do you think of Robert Golden ? I think they may have something there.

    DK: I think they’ll be prepared to force the issue with him even if they don’t, Milo. Shamarko quietly has been a bit of a disappointment this camp, and they need safeties.

  6. Everyone was waiting for a trade….

    Well its not involving the Pirates….

    KC trades Jonathan Baldwin to the 49ers for AJ Jenkins.

  7. Pittsburgh Pig,

    I did think about that. I discovered it isn’t true. The ’07 team won the division which upgraded the ’06 team. The ’08 team won the Super Bowl. The ’09 team dipped to 9-7, but the ’10 team won the AFC and was the first of back to back 12-4 seasons. Last year was 8-8.

    I don’t see a season by season downward trend.

  8. Dejan,

    Is Le’Veon okay? Will we see him full-out tonight?

    DK: He’ll play. But we just learned Cortez is out again. That isn’t good. He really needs to get on the field at some point. Gay replacing as starter.

  9. Alright Dejan, checking in. Who are the Lunatics?

    Bizro: I don’t know if there’s an initiation. I would vote with the chair-apparent for Stan “The Man”, from Donora… if he’s totally out of it, I think I’d probably vote for Badger Bob.

    I want the offense to click in the 1st quarter… both downfield and grind-it-out style. Too much to ask?

    DK: It’s better if they fill you in. When they get mad at me, they lock me up for days in a room lit only by NBA highlights.

  10. and when you get mad at us we just get soccer stories, (Just Kidding)

  11. We are the wonderfully diverse, slightly off kilter inhabitants of this her blog. Dejan is our fearless moderator and head smart a$$!

  12. I want Jarvis Jones to show me that he is capable of more than charging up the field and get pushed to the outside by the LT and arc around the pocket.

  13. Steelers have been working hard the past few years. I hope we get to the super bowl again.

  14. Stevie Breaston has been cut by New Orleans.

  15. I’ve heard a lot about Wheaton impressing at training camp. I want to see him flash some brilliance tonight.

  16. Wow Ben missed a wide open RB in the flat.

  17. MNF. Colleges start playing for real next week. HS starts here on this Friday.

    It’s beginning to look a lot like football season.

  18. Kirk Cousins could probably start for half the teams in the league right now.

  19. This UPMC/Highmark crap is old

  20. Nice… 4 carries and 1 injury.

  21. Bell’s limping and the OL looks terrible. Ben’s going to get killed. Go Steelers.

  22. When does the first team offense get in the game?

  23. It’s only preseason

  24. Big 10 alert – Ryan Kerrigan.

  25. Thank goodness it’s only preseason. Ugh…interception.

  26. Bill Leavy looks like he has been on some PEDs

  27. At least 2 ugly draws.

  28. Blocking somebody would be a start. Sorry, was that too negative ?

  29. Why did we sign Moorman again? First 2 have been awful

    • He was with Danny Smith in Buffalo. He’ll have to be kidnapped to not make the team. But look at the bright side, we win Super Bowls with stinky punters.

  30. Nice first down….annnd obligatory penalty called back.

  31. On a positive note, Thomas has been down field for both punts.

  32. 3 and out from the D. OLBs

  33. Pouncey’s been blown by twice.

  34. If a receiver losses control of the ball out of bounds because of a late hit out of bounds does it count as a catch? Brown looked like he lost that ball and did not maintain possession through the catch.

  35. The pocket’s a mine field.

  36. Dr. Andrews gets more face time than Shanahan.

  37. The way I evaluate these games is simple. If I don’t see John Norwig, we win.

  38. That was the best sideline report I ever heard

  39. Just because the game is in Washington does not mean the Steeler offensive tackles need to give their impression of the Washington Monument.

  40. “Dang it Rex.” – An oldie but goodie from the 1990′s Steve Spurrier collection.

  41. Dwyer has looked good

  42. Redskins doing their best impression of the Pirates… Whiffing on tackles

  43. What Dejan said about Jarvis Jones on The Final Word last night (yes I watched).

  44. I know its only preseason, but something seems amiss in DC tonight.
    Like, the whole team, save for a player or 2.

  45. Reggie Dunn might be the best player on the team

  46. 1st Norwig sighting.

  47. Who is the Steelers quarterback in 2+ years? Ben is still Ben ^_^ let him tear it up as long as he can, but the scramble instinct on him is unsustainable and not diminishing. And the Steelers don’t exactly produce competitive quarterbacks with the regularity that they produce linebackers.

    I suppose in a pinch you could always goad Charlie Batch back into it, but that’s a one-year Band Aid.

  48. Must be rough being Gruden

  49. A reason not to watch MNF — Jon Gruden.

    Would have been funny if that would have been an exploding cake.

  50. Never send a Shanahan to do a man’s job.

  51. Who is Liz Frank? Everyone seems to have his injury. Its becoming the new achillies tendon injury

  52. Ole King Grossman didn’t look too bad.

  53. There’s that little Bear QB I knew and loved.

  54. Was he named afte Tom ?

  55. Btw if 30 is the new 20 there is a lot of under age drinking on the South Side every weekend

  56. One time Dunn could have returned the ball and he calls for a fair catch.

  57. Nice call on fourth down and well executed. Jones with a nice drive and TD Pittsburgh.

  58. The decaying carcass of Guy Whimper.

  59. Former Badger Devin Smith with the Steelers! Almost charged with a turnover on punt. lol.

  60. In the immortal words of Charles Henry Noll, “Cutting won’t be difficult. Stopping will be.”

  61. I see the Dejan jinx lives on.

    I say he never goes on location anywhere again.
    Except Winnipeg.

    Or, Ottawa.

  62. That was bad….That was REAL bad!
    Very disappointed…..

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