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Browns Wipe Slate Clean Of Past First-Round Busts

Over the course of the past couple of weeks, the Cleveland Browns have traded not one, but two fairly recent top-10 draft picks for late-round draft picks in exchange. Even the Pittsburgh Steelers happened to get one of them a couple of days back when they forfeited a 2018 sixth-round…


Browns Looking To End Run On First-Round Busts

Over the course of the five draft classes that preceded the first for new Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson, the franchise added nine players in the first round in that span. Discounting the two first-rounders that they added in 2015, whose careers are still too young to divine much…


Browns Hoping Cam Erving Has Better Success Against Cam Heyward In 2016

Considering the number of casualties that the Cleveland Browns suffered along the offensive line this free agency period, with both starting center Alex Mack and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz agreeing to contracts elsewhere, there is a lot riding on the rapid development of Cameron Erving, who was drafted in the…


New Browns Regime Tasked With Reloading O-Line

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have been somewhat atypically adding some notable pieces to their puzzle utilizing outside free agency this offseason, the Cleveland Browns, no matter who is in charge, have been biding their time, spending the bulk of this free agency period being, well, the Browns—or at least that…


Browns’ Alex Mack Opts Out Of Contract

Little bit of important AFC North news to share with you. Cleveland Browns’ center Alex Mack has opted out of his contract and will become a free agent, according to Mike Garafolo. Browns C Alex Mack has voided the final 3 years of his deal, source says. Will be a…



Steelers Film Room: Scar Fire Zone Blitz

We are back in the film room today. And as we’ve done so many times before, we’re back breaking down yet another of Keith Butler Fire Zone blitzes. Like each previous installment, we will lean on Dick LeBeau’s 2002 Cincinnati Bengals’ playbook to examine their Scare Fire Zone. It created…


Three Key Matchups In The Steelers vs. Browns Week 10 Game

The 5-4 Pittsburgh Steelers will host the 2-7 Cleveland Browns Sunday at Heinz Field in what looks like might feature a quarterback battle between Landry Jones and Johnny Manziel. While there certainly will be several great matchups to pay attention to on Sunday, below are three that I have identified…


Steelers Film Room: Cleveland Browns’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…



NFL Trade Deadline 2015: Steelers Unlikely To Make Tuesday Deal

With the NFL trade deadline looming (Tuesday, 4 p.m. ET), you’ve probably read the suggestions from several hacks as it relates to proposed deals the Pittsburgh Steelers should make. If they got your hopes up, prepare to be disappointed. While several have tried to link the Steelers to possibly trading…


Steelers Film Room: Ryan Shazier Vs Run

There will be several Pittsburgh Steelers under the microscope in 2015, particularly on the defensive side of the football. Ryan Shazier is among that group, a rookie year marred by injury that never let us fully see the type of player he could become. Like any second year player, you’re…


Previewing the AFC North: Cleveland Browns

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. Today we’ll take an in-depth look at…


AFC North Draft History Study: Offensive Line

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…


AFC North 2015 Draft Class Recap: Cleveland Browns

In the National Football League, priority number one is making sure that you can win your division, because you play those three teams twice a year, making up over a third of your schedule, and there’s no better route to the postseason than winning more games than your rivals. While…