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Morning Java: Next of the great Steelers?

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, Lunatics …

>> The Friday column celebrates the truly special season Antonio Brown is having. And it celebrates in whatever manner fits best, as you’ll find out.

On that note, let me throw a question your way: If you take Hines Ward and Louis Lipps out of the equation, who was the Steelers’ best wide receiver between the Lynn Swann/John Stallworth era and now?

I know my choice, but let’s hear yours.

Meaningful football between the Steelers and Browns? Been a while, but it’s back. Alan Robinson reports.

Here’s how Ryan Clark feels about it …

Matt Spaeth took a big step forward. Mark Kaboly reports. That shouldn’t be underestimated. Spaeth is no star, but he’s one of the better blocking tight ends in football and could make a difference.

Why was the NFL alone in taking heat for playing after JFK’s death 50 years ago this very day? Robinson looks back.

Here’s our full Steelers coverage, including a bunch of injury updates.

Here’s Browns news from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Here are official game highlights from

>> Jeff Zatkoff hasn’t been needed much, which has been a blessing for the Penguins. Josh Yohe reports in advance of tonight’s visit from the Islanders.

Here’s our full Penguins coverage.

Here’s Islanders news from Newsday.

Here are official game highlights from

>> Lauryn Williams is back for another Olympics, only this time it’s the winter edition as part of the bobsled team. Karen Price reports, and I look forward to covering Lauryn yet again in Sochi.

>> The Pirates have inquired on Lance Berkman, who might be retiring. Travis Sawchik reports.

>> I’ll visit with TribLIVE Radio at 11:30 a.m. And the weekly chat will follow shortly thereafter at noon, right here on the blog.

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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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