I got an e-mail this morning from former O-R hockey writer Bob Grove. He's working for Comcast now in its PR department in addition to doing his radio stuff for the Penguins.
Comcast's Steelers on Demand is offering fans all kinds of shows on the team this year, including live training camp updates with Tunch Ilkin. If you have Comcast and haven't checked them out, you should.
© We'll meet with officials this afternoon to go over any rules changes in the league this year. One of the officials here this year is Tony Steratore, a resident of Peters Township.
We exchanged some greetings this morning. I did a big story a couple of years ago on Tony and his brother, Gene, who at the time were the only brother combination on the same crew in the NFL.
Tony had just gotten done working the Super Bowl as well.
© I thought maybe I was a little crazy on my Billy Latsko assessment, so I asked about him last night.
It appears the team has noticed the backup fullback as well. I don't know that he'll make this team because it still likes Carey Davis and Davis is a solid special teams player. But if Latsko can prove his worth on special teams as well, maybe they keep both of them.
© I'll be doing a radio show on 970-AM from noon to 2 p.m. from Geo's in Latrobe with Bill Hillgrove. Give us a listen if you get a chance.
© Also, the officials clouded the issue of who will be able to wear the Steelers' other defensive radio in their helmet.
According to the officials, the two players with radios in their helmets can't be on the field at the same time. And they also said the second player with the radio in his helmet can't just change to a regular helmet to go on the field if the main guy is out there.
The Steelers were planning on using Ryan Clark as their second guy, but I asked today and they may have to change that with this clarification.
The reasoning, according to the officials, is so that they don't have to keep looking for the guys with the green dots on their helmets.
It will also be a five-yard penalty for illegal substitution if the backup radio guy enters the game and doesn't report to the officials.
Sounds like more trouble than it's worth.