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Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Watch Tower: Score One Round for the Trib. Review

You’d think that having two competing papers would be great for Steelers fans, but too often the two dailies simply mimic each other.

If you were to score coverage week-by-week, however, you’d have to score this past week for the Tribune Review.

The big news is that the Steelers have been preparing for free agency, resigning back ups, cutting veterans, and placing the transition tag on Max Starks. All of this was dutifully reported by both papers.

But kudos to Tribune-Review for going deeper into story. John Harris reported that the Steelers are attempting to sign Chris Kemoeatu to a long-term deal, and will most likely tender an offer keeps another team from signing him as a restricted free agent.

At 6’3”, 344 pounds Kemoeatu has been a tantalizing prospect since the Steelers picked him late in the 2005 draft. He hasn’t played much, but perhaps that shouldn’t be so surprising given that he’s played behind Kendall Stephenson and Alan Fanaca.

The Steelers off season imperative is to strengthen its offensive line. Therefore a move to lock down Kemoeatu is newsworthy. Credit the Trib-Review for bringing that to us, and one has to question why this information is no where to be found on the Post-Gazette.

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