- n the state of being covert and hidden
- Is it the secretiveness and the covertness? Yeah, all of that stuff.
- For all his reputation for covertness, Nixon's real problem was his inability to conceal the darkly busy workings of his mind--the wheels turning, the eyes darting.
- There was no actual covertness.
- Tom Verducci in Newsday
After the 2007 season, Verducci wrote a scathing column for SI.com on the team's handling of Torre's departure, writing, "There is blood everywhere on [Randy] Levine and the boys, remnants of a sloppiness and covertness The Boss never knew."