Brandon Boykin

Panthers Release CB Brandon Boykin

Cornerback Brandon Boykin is once again a free agent as the Carolina Panthers decided to release him on Monday, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The #Panthers have released CB Brandon Boykin, who signed in March. Got an $80K signing bonus for 2 months. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)…


Secondary Youth A Primary Problem In Pittsburgh

Old and slow. That’s what the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense of yesteryear was call. Now, if you follow the team, you know that really wasn’t the truth. It was a cliche, a crutch for talking heads in non-Cheeto dusted suits to debate each night. But that was the phrase the team…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – S Shamarko Thomas – Stock Down

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…




Bud Dupree

The Optimist’s Take: Edge Rush Back On Track

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…



Video: Steelers CB Artie Burns 2015 Miami Pass Targets (Games 1-4)

I have finally made it through all of the games that new Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns played in last season at the University of Miami. During that complete tape viewing I also identified all of the times he was targeted in coverage. While I have not yet compiled all…


Draft Do-Over: Would Steelers Select Martavis Bryant Again?

If you have been following my writing for very long, you may likely have noticed that I don’t often like to deal with hypotheticals about the past, or if you haven’t noticed, you probably can’t recall me having done so very often. But I recently stumbled upon a hypothetical question…


Browns’ Minicamp The Beginning Of Building Chemistry With Rookie Class

With Day One of rookie minicamp in the books for the Cleveland Browns, the franchise has plenty to smile about with the debut of the group of receivers selected in last month’s NFL Draft. After finally signing his rookie deal, first round pick Corey Coleman was able to showcase his…


Sammie Coates

2016 Steelers Stock Watch – WR Sammie Coates – 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…



Ravens Add Power To Secondary On The Cheap

All along throughout the offseason, the Baltimore Ravens elected not to address the cornerback position in free agency in spite of the fact that that seemingly had a gap in their starting lineup—at least in their nickel package, which is effectively the starting lineup for just about every defense in…


The Pessimist’s Take: Cameron Heyward Gets His Due

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…


Burns And Davis Essential To Changing Of The Guard

It’s quite clear the need for speed and athleticism on the defensive side of the football in today’s NFL, as evidenced by this past season’s Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos. With the selection of Artie Burns and Sean Davis in back-to-back rounds, the Pittsburgh Steelers appear close to the finish…