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Pittsburgh wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin, right, makes a catch for a first down over Notre Dame cornerback Darrin Walls in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Pittsburgh, on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. Pittsburgh won 27-22. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
FLOWERY BRANCH — Michael Holley is one of my favorite people in the sports business.
Our paths crossed in Ohio decades ago and we’ve consulted a various times during our careers. He was very helpful during the Michael Vick trial, so when he was writing the “War Room” I was pleased to help out.
My copy is waiting for me at the office, but SI’s Peter King has already read the book and shared a gracious book review on page 2 of this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback column. Here’s the link to King’s column.
In the book, “War Room: The Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of Building the Perfect Team” Holley writes about Belichick, Kansas City’s Scott Pioli and Falcons general manager Thomas
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Welcome to Pittsburgh. The Steel City. The City of Bridges. The City of Potholes. The City of Champions? Ok, enough. These two teams always play eachother hard, and this one will be no different. That's a certainty whether you want to debate if this is a rivalry or not. It will get heated. Tempers will flare. Heinz Field will be loud. Towels will be waved. Towels will be waved!
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When he wasn’t getting grilled about Julian Edelman’s arrest, Bill Belichick was challenged yesterday on another front - the play of cornerbacks Antwuan Molden and Phillip Adams in last Sunday’s 25-17 loss at Pittsburgh.
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I asked him today if he knew why not.
“I’m coaching the game,” Belichick said...
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