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Steelers Daily News & Links: Remembering Myron Cope, Pat Pete Safety Snag



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Pittsburgh sportscaster Myron Cope shows a Terrible Towel, a Cope brainchild that has become a marketing success, in Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 27, 1979. The towel, which is supposed to give almost supernatural powers to the Steelers, will be in the hands of thousands of Steeler faithful when they face the Miami Dolphins. (AP Photo)

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🏈 Longtime NFL writer Peter King revealed that he voted for Myles Garrett to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year. King is on the panel of 50 Associated Press sportswriters that vote on DPOY. King had Garrett, Micah Parsons, T.J. Watt, Maxx Croby and Khalil Mack in his top 5.

“I picked Garrett. In order, my top five were Garrett, Parsons, Watt, Crosby and Mack. Garrett was high in both PFF grade and Next Gen pass-rush metrics, and his team was the number one defense in football,” King wrote in his Football Morning in America column.

🏈 Patrick Mahomes is now tied for seventh all-time with 13 playoff wins. He has as many as Brett Favre, Ben Roethlisberger and Roger Staubach, and more than Aaron Rodgers. If he wins the Super Bowl, he’ll be alone in third, behind only Tom Brady and Joe Montana.

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🏈 The late Myron Cope would have been 95 today. Cope was a sports journalist, radio personality and sportscaster, but he’s best known for being the voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers for 35 years. He’s also the creator of the Terrible Towel.

🏈 Steelers cornerback Patrick Peterson’s missed tackle rate of 20.8% was sixth-worst in the NFL among qualified players in 2023, according to Pro Football Reference. Peterson will have to improve on his tackling if he wants to move to safety full-time.

🏈 As Sports Illustrated was hit with another round of debilitating layoffs Friday, Peter King asked some people in the media and football business to choose their favorite SI covers for his Football Morning in America column this week. Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that “The Man of Steel” Jack Lambert Sports Illustrated cover was his favorite.

“‘The Man of Steel’ was the cover. I was a fan of Lambert. Mom and Dad gifted the magazine to me when I was a kid, and I still get it today,” Reid told King.

🎥 The Steelers official account on X revealed the top plays of the 2023 season. Kenny Pickett’s 41-yard game-winning touchdown pass to George Pickens against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5 came in at No. 1.



Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins gave up a laugher and got blown out by the Coyotes.

Pittsburgh Baseball Now: The Pittsburgh Pirates signed relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman to a $10.5 million contract.

Pittsburgh Sports Now: Pitt football got a late commitment from a 2024 wide receiver out of Louisiana.

West Virginia Sports Now: WVU football offensive lineman Doug Nester has been added to the Shrine Bowl roster.

Nittany Sports Now: Penn State football is a finalist for a four-star athlete.

Pittsburgh Soccer Now: The Pittsburgh Riverhounds signed two goalkeepers for 2024.