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Steelers Bell And Tuitt Named To NFL.com’s Under-25 Team

For the second year in a row, Le’Veon Bell has been named to Elliot Harrison’s All Under-25 team. The post, originally written up back in March but updated a few days ago, also selected Stephon Tuitt to the group. Bell, who turned 24 in February, “is quite simply the best…


Browns Release Veteran WR Brian Hartline

After selecting four wide receivers during the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns have finally decided to part ways with one of their veterans who plays the position. Released on Monday by the Browns was wide receiver Brian Hartline, who was scheduled to earn $3 million in 2016. Hartline, who…


Jerald Hawkins Channeled Grief Into Progress On And Off Field

Much has been said about Pittsburgh Steelers first-round cornerback Artie Burns and the tumultuous year he has gone through since the untimely death of his mother last year, and how he has had to persevere through it, with his father imprisoned, for the sake of himself and his younger siblings….


Proposed Tweak To Replay Process May Be Largely Semantic

According to media reports, there will be some changes to the nature of the replay system for this upcoming season, but whether or not it will actually mean anything appears still to be up for debate. In a proposal originally brought forth by the Ravens back in March, it seems…


Film Room: Cover 3 Still A Steelers’ Staple

When you think of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense, you probably circle a couple of common concepts: tough, hard-hitting, stellar run defense, and a potent pass rush. That’s been a constant since the 1970s. But the scheme wrapped around those core football values has evolved. Bud Carson’s Cover 2, a 4-3…



Steelers Should Be Motivated To Play Javon Hargrave

Of all the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2016 draft picks, it has to be third-round selection Javon Hargrave who walks into the most interesting predicament as a rookie. Put simply, he is the only player the Steelers drafted whom they have a strong compulsion to play, without starting, because of who would…


Hue Jackson Believes In Browns’ Backfield Tandem

Considering the fact that they had over a dozen selections in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns could have made sure to address every position on the roster if they so chose. They likely came pretty close to doing so, although they quadruple-dipped at wide receiver in a way…


The Pessimist’s Take: Insulation At Tight End

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…



Analyzing The AFC North Defenses

Now that the draft is over and free agency has calmed down, let’s take a look at how the AFC North defenses will look heading into the 2016 NFL season. Some of the notable additions and returning players will be featured. Cleveland Browns Notable Draft Picks: 1. DL/OLB Emmanuel Ogbah…



Post-Draft Pittsburgh Steelers Free Agency Wishlist

Ok, I want to be clear. These certainly are far from “prize” free agents and our first wishlist way back in March wasn’t exactly star-studded either. But instead of slogging through a meaningless rankings list, here is a slightly less meaningless free agency wishlist. Honestly, I don’t have any attachment…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – G David DeCastro – Stock Up

With the 2016 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be…


‘Patriot Way’ At QB Is No Road Map To Success For Steelers Or Others

Recently, Jeremy Fowler wrote an article at ESPN about the ‘Patriot Way’ to approaching the backup quarterback position, which generally consists of investing in early-mid-round draft picks on the quarterback position every couple of year. Fowler writes that the New England Patriots’ approach is not one that has been emulated…