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The Optimist’s Take: Red Zone Efficiency

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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2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Inside Linebacker

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with nearly a couple dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, but did not tender their one restricted free agent, who signed elsewhere. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at tight…


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Browns Players Quickly Warming To Hue Jackson

I don’t know about you, but I can’t recall a time when the Cleveland Browns have ever had a head coach that anybody was really excited about. Perhaps that’s because I was a baby when Marty Schottenheimer was their head coach—the last Browns head coach to post a winning record,…


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The Pessimist’s Take: O-Line Staying Healthy

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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Audio: Mike Mayock Final 2016 Pre-Draft Conference Call

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock held his final pre-draft conference call with the media on Friday and I once again recorded it so that I could share it with you. Additionally, the transcript of the call has since been released so that is also included below. As usual, Mayock was…


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2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Utah OLB Jason Fanaika

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be…


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2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Notre Dame WR Chris Brown

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be…


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Steelers Listed As Most Successful Team In Draft Since 1996

There are a number of ways in which you can attempt to measure a draft, and, inevitably, any way you choose will be wrong—or rather, it would be more accurate to say that it will be incomplete. Nevertheless, the Washington Post recently tackled a significant undertaking in attempting to measure…


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2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: USC C Max Tuerk

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be…


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The Optimist’s Take: O-Line Staying Healthy

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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2016 Steelers Pre-Draft Movements: Outside Linebacker

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with nearly a couple dozen players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents, but did not tender their one restricted free agent, who signed elsewhere. Pittsburgh also added help from outside of the organization at tight…


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Ravens Receivers Look To Stand Tall This Season

The Baltimore Ravens are probably not entirely sure what their group of wide receivers will look like—and more importantly, perform—for quarterback Joe Flacco in 2016 as he returns from a torn ACL. Steve Smith was supposed to have retired, but chose to come back for one more season after landing…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Roethlisberger’s Touchdown Efficiency

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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Redskins Sign Josh Norman, Will Face Off With Antonio Brown Week One

The Washington Redskins have reportedly signed cornerback Josh Norman whopping five year, 5 year, $75 million contract. Josh Norman's 5-year, $75M deal with the #Redskins includes $50M in guarantees, source said. Wow. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 22, 2016 That’s notable here because the Pittsburgh Steelers take on Washington in…