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Giovani Bernard’s New Deal Reflects Role In Bengals Offense

Yesterday, the Cincinnati Bengals announced that they have agreed to terms with fourth-year running back Giovani Bernard on a three-year extension, which will reportedly consist of three years and $15.5 million in new money. Bernard was the top running back drafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, with the 37th overall…


The Optimist’s Take: Ascending Run Defense

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…


Le’Veon Bell Ranked 41st On NFL Network Top 100

The second Pittsburgh Steeler has cracked the NFL Network’s Top 100 list. Le’Veon Bell comes in ranked 41st overall per the player’s vote. JUUUUICE. Only played just over 5 games in 2015 & still ran for 556 YDs.@steelers RB @L_Bell26. 🙌 #NFLTop100 pic.twitter.com/n9Ma9dnAEz — NFL Network (@nflnetwork) June 9, 2016…


Bengals Lock Up RB Giovani Bernard; Will Le’Veon Bell Be Next?

Just over four years ago the Cincinnati Bengals drafted running back Giovani Bernard in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft and since that time he’s rushed for 2,105 yards during the regular season in addition to catching 148 passes for another 1,335 yards. On Wednesday, the Bengals rewarded…


Shazier Beats Brown, Wheaton, And Coates In Race

We all know Ryan Shazier is fast. But faster than Antonio Brown? Markus Wheaton? Sammie Coates? The Pittsburgh Steelers tested that theory out today. And the answer is yes, Shazier is faster than any of them. Brown, with Vince Williams as your cameraman, posted a video on his Snapchat of the…


Pouncey’s Training Camp Snaps To Be “Mapped Out”

Maurkice Pouncey doesn’t want to miss a rep during the offseason, making up for all the time missed last year. “I’m full-go. I’m not missing anything. I’m just ready to come out here and take each day at a time…I’m 26 years-old. I’m doing everything. I don’t need time off….


Bigger Role On Defense For Robert Golden Could Impact Special Teams

With the Pittsburgh Steelers’ evident decision not to re-sign Will Allen, and given the fact that rookie second-round pick Sean Davis will likely take time to develop, it is widely, and probably safely, assumed that fifth-year safety Robert Golden will begin the 2016 season as the team’s starting strong safety….



One Step To Take: Robert Golden

New series we’re kicking off here to get us through the upcoming dog days of the offseason. Every player wants to improve, to elevate his game in all areas from one season to the next. Understanding that, we’re going to isolate just one area, one faction of a player’s game….




The Pessimist’s Take” Fair To Question Medical Staff?

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…


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Ryan Harris’ Ring Should Make Him The Envy Of Show And Tell

Go ahead and take a gander at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster right now. There is a variety of information that you can draw from it, but perhaps one of the most concerning for the Steelers is the fact that there is quite a dearth of championship experience making up…


One Step To Take: Shamarko Thomas

New series we’re kicking off here to get us through the upcoming dog days of the offseason. Every player wants to improve, to elevate his game in all areas from one season to the next. Understanding that, we’re going to isolate just one area, one faction of a player’s game….


Kirwan: Examining Blitz Rate Success

We’ve spent a ton of the offseason discussing Keith Butler’s blitz trends. We’ve concluded he is blitzing more often and generally, playing more aggressively than Dick LeBeau’s later years. But how successful is he? Pat Kirwan examined league-wide trends over at Real Football Network. He looked at the ratio of blitzes…