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In Defense Of Antwon Blake

I’m going to write this. And you’re probably not going to like it. Scratch that, I know you’re not going to like it. Antwon Blake deserves a second chance. *cue comments section explosion* This is a defense of Antwon Blake but not a defense of his performance Thursday night against…


Hack Hensley Thinks Bengals A.J. Green Is AFC North’s Best Receiver

Pittsburgh Steelers Antonio Brown is easily the best wide receiver in the AFC North, right? Well, while most objective people would probably agree with that statement, ESPN.com hack Jamison Hensley doesn’t. In the latest AFC North Q&A on ESPN, the beat writers were asked to name the best wide receiver…

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Previewing The AFC North: Cincinnati Bengals

As training camp fast approaches, I’ve decided to break down the current state of the rest of the AFC North heading into the 2015 NFL preseason. A comprehensive Pittsburgh Steelers breakdown will follow my analysis of their three divisional opponents early next week. We’ll being by taking an in-depth look…


AFC North Draft History Study: Wide Receivers

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…

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Steelers All-22: Dick LeBeau’s Fire X Blitz

Dick LeBeau’s Fire X blitz: Like Tom Selleck’s mustache, it’s been around forever, everyone loves it, and no one quite understands how it works. We’ve documented the concept several times in the past, including devoting a Chalk Talk to it, but the focus has always been on the blitz itself….


Speed, Explosiveness Again A Theme In 2015 Draft For Steelers

Speed was a theme of last year’s draft class, as the Pittsburgh Steelers took Ryan Shazier and his 4.37 in the 40 in the first round, then followed that up by taking the fastest player at the NFL Combine in diminutive scatback, Dri Archer in the third round. This time around, the team had…

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Day One AFC North First-Round Spots, Targets

In the National Football League, the first goal at the beginning of every league year is to win your division, and the first order of business is to make sure you have the resources to win your division. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the AFC North, a division in which…

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AFC North News Watch: Day 14

With most of the NFL’s key personnel congregated now at the league’s annual meetings, there has perhaps not been quite as much action in terms of free agent movements, but we have been able to use this opportunity to get a lot of meaningful dialog out of said personnel, including…

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AFC North Free Agency Watch: Day 13

Sunday was actually a fairly busy day around the NFL, and in the AFC North, because it marked the beginning of the league’s annual meetings, which means that we got the chance to hear from many important people throughout the league who can actually speak to matters pertaining to their…

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AFC North Free Agency Watch Day 2: Cincinnati Bengals

Either due to lack of finances or whatever it is the Cleveland Browns are doing, the AFC North has been rather quiet thus far when it comes to signing any players, whether from their own team or outside the organization, to bigger contracts. The Cincinnati Bengals have been the biggest…


LSU’s Jalen Collins A Tantalizing Prospect For Steelers

It’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers need some major retooling in their secondary, particularly at the cornerback spot. One name who’s rocketing up draft boards after an impressive showing at the combine is LSU’s Jalen Collins. Despite receiving a grade to stay in school for his senior season, the…