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AFC North News Watch: Day 16

Yesterday saw the league’s annual Owners Meetings draw to a close, which means that all of the team owners, presidents, general managers, and head coaches who were in attendance began trickling back to their home bases last night. Consequently, that means that they will be getting back to their regular…


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2015 Season Looms Large For OLB Jarvis Jones

Back in the 2013 NFL Draft, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones was pegged as a can’t-miss defender, leading the nation in sacks with 14.5 in 2012. His less than spectacular pro day, where he ran a 4.9 in the 40, caused his first round freefall into the laps of the Pittsburgh…




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Steelers’ “Goods” On Offense Could Translate Into Greatness

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did not hold back yesterday when he set the bar for his team’s offensive production headed into the 2015 season, essentially saying that the sky is the limit. “My expectation is they’re capable of being the very best because we have the goods”, he…


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Steelers Hope Dri Archer Can Return To Return Duties

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers believed that they found an immediate upgrade for their too often sub-par kick return game when they drafted running back Dri Archer in the third round. Archer was an accomplished kick returner in college, returning four of the 18 kickoffs that he fielded over his…


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League Passes New Safety Rules, Including Injury Spotter

Yesterday, we wrote about the player culture that the NFL is trying to overcome as it pertains to the locker room view on head injuries, and has over the past few years seen it as in their best interests to take the decision of staying in the game out of…



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Steelers Have Questions That Need Answering For Their OLBs

Comparing this year to last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t so far off in 2015 in terms of their pass rushing ability compared to where they were in 2014 heading into the draft. And they didn’t take advantage of the draft to add to their pass rushing ability, either. They…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 15

As the league meetings continue, we still find ourselves in the midst of a key period in terms of getting the opportunity to hear from some of the members of the brain trusts of each team throughout the league, and we have gotten the opportunity to hear plenty of newsworthy…


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Mike Tomlin Amped Up For Defensive Revival

The Pittsburgh Steelers have long been a team that prides itself on being a physical and smash-mouth team, especially on defense. In essence, it hangs it’s hat on it. However, their defense the last few years was a far cry from the Steel Curtain defense that fueled the Steelers’ Super…


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2015 NFL Combine WR True Heights

For the second year in a row, we’ll use the NFL Combine measurables to view wide receiver heights in a different light. If you’re not familiar with the process, we create a “true height” be adding a receiver’s actual height, arm length, and vertical. Though it obviously has its flaws,…


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Steelers Banking On Draft To “Get Some Guys” At Cornerback

There is, perhaps, no greater need remaining on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster than for an influx of talent at the cornerback position. There are only five cornerbacks in total on the roster at the moment—four of them with NFL experience, and two of them with a significant number of snaps….


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Steelers Using Competition As Tool To Improve Defense

If you listen to the recent comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin, you might get the impression that every single spot in the roster is up in the air right now—at least on the defensive side of the ball. While that observation…


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League Still Trying To Overcome Player Culture About Concussions

The National Football League has long had a concussion problem, even if it is only in more recent years that the public has learned of the extent of the issue. There are no obvious ways to address the problem, either, without fundamentally changing the nature of the game, for which…