Ron Cook

 In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, former Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Ron Cook: Math whiz Urschel putting more than 2 and 2 together

Ex-Penn State star offensive lineman John Urschel uses his smarts and skills to make rapid ascent in first year with Baltimore Ravens.

about 15 hours ago

 Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams.

Ron Cook: Mike Adams, others up front had best line of game

No sacks allowed, big edge in time of possession and eight conversions on third down propelled offense to big game Sunday against Colts.

3 days ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is all smiles after tossing his fifth of six touchdown passes Sunday against the Colts at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Ben Roethlisberger has game to remember in Steelers win

Regardless of how little he toots his own horn, Ben Roethlisberger was simply historic Sunday in the Steelers' win against the Colts.

4 days ago

 Georgia Tech's Adrian Gardner reaches to recover a fumble by Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik in the first quarter Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Same old Panthers can never flip the script

All the excitement about the Panthers’ return to script was much ado about nothing once they started fumbling the game away.

5 days ago

 Lawrence Timmons takes down Houston quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second quarter at Heinz Field Monday night.

Ron Cook: Steelers linebacker Timmons shows intestinal fortitude

It was an odd sight to see Lawrence Timmons vomit on the field Monday, but he missed just one play and led the Steelers defense to a win.

1 week ago

 Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell carries as he is defended by Texans lineman Jared Crick in the first quarter at Heinz Field Monday night.

Ron Cook: Le'Veon Bell continues to be 
Steelers’ difference-maker

Bell gave the Steelers a lift when they needed it most Monday night — several of them, actually.

1 week ago

 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin may face even more criticism if his team loses at home tonight against Houston.

Ron Cook: Winning is best way for Steelers to win over critics

Ron Cook says a Steelers win tonight against the Houston Texans should silence the “always right” critics.

1 week ago

 Mike Tomlin: Has he gone through a worse stretch?

Ron Cook: Mike Tomlin, Steelers have no choice but to accept pressure

As far as Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is concerned, he and his team must embrace pressure, expectations and the scrutiny that comes with it.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Ray Vinopal breaks up a pass against Virginia Tech's Cam Philips on the Hokies' last play of Thursday's game at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Pitt's win was ugly, but needed

Pitt’s win wasn’t pretty, but the defense stepped up to keep alive the Panthers’ domination against Virginia Tech.

2 weeks ago

 Brett Keisel cheers on fans as he makes his way to the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Brett Keisel has no regrets

Defensive end who played on some outstanding defenses not second-guessing decision to rejoin one of the worst defenses in Steelers history.

2 weeks ago

 A Browns fan celebrates at the two-minute warning of Cleveland's win over the Steelers on Sunday.

Ron Cook: Real surprise is Steelers are 3-3 after further humiliation

That the Steelers — the same ones the Browns embarrassed to the tune of 31-10 Sunday — are actually a .500 team is something of an anomaly.

2 weeks ago

 There's not much Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley can do once his play is in the hands of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Ron Cook: Don't be too quick to judge play calls for Steelers

It's easy to judge Todd Haley for his calls, but let's not forget that the effectiveness of a play is ultimately determined on the field.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins' Pascal Dupuis is introduced Thursday, playing his first game since an ACL tear in December.

Ron Cook: Rousing return for Penguins' Pascal Dupuis

He scored a goal on his first shot and added three assists to complete an amazing comeback for the Penguins in Thursday’s opener.

3 weeks ago

 Antonio Brown makes catch in front of the Jaguars' Will Blackmon Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla.

Ron Cook: Steelers play call for Antonio Brown was right move

Designed play late in Sunday's victory to keep reception streak alive a tribute to Antonio Brown's contributions and work ethic.

3 weeks ago

 Steelers cornerback Brice McCain (right) celebrates his interception return for a touchdown Sunday at Jacksonville.

Ron Cook: Steelers defense can accept credit for needed win

Just when the offense needed it most, the Steelers defense showed big signs of life in the victory Sunday at Jacksonville.

3 weeks ago


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