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Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy (2) beats North Carolina State defensive end Mike Rose (90) during the second half at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Boston College won, 30-14. (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)

Tyler Murphy The Ideal Practice Squad Candidate

He’s been a quarterback. A receiver. A gunner. A jammer. Maybe he fights crime at night? Tyler Murphy has done it all in training camp. And it’s why he deserves a spot, somewhere, on this team. The official site can list him wherever they want. It doesn’t matter. Murphy will…


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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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Steelers Offense Tops In Division, Arguably Leaguewide

If you ask scan across the league, there’s arguably not a division as tough and gritty as the brand of football found in the AFC North. In fact, up until the final week of the season as they jockeyed for playoff positioning, ultimately the Steelers, Ravens and Bengals all made…


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Steelers Film Room: Arthur Moats Sack Review

The more I watch Arthur Moats play football, the less concerned I feel about the Pittsburgh Steelers 3-4 outside linebacker spots heading into the 2015 season. I know, Moats doesn’t possess the kind of athletic upside that rookie Bud Dupree brings to the table, nor does he boast the impressive resume…



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AFC North Draft History Study: Quarterbacks

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….


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AFC North Draft History Study

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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Is This Landry Jones’ Final Season?

For seemingly their entire history, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been dead-set on keeping three quarterbacks. While that used to be practically a given, the NFL has seen a shift in philosophy as more teams each season keep only two on their 53 man roster. In 2011, 13 teams carried only…


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AFC North 2015 Draft Class Recap: Cincinnati Bengals

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…


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AFC North Free Agency Preview: Cincinnati Bengals

We have spent the last couple of months exhaustively examining the pending free agency period from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ perspective, but we haven’t nearly discussed what’s going on around the rest of the AFC North enough, so from now until the start of free agency, we will be taking a…



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Steelers vs Bengals II Film Review: Will Allen

For the past few seasons, whenever Troy Polamalu has been out, the Pittsburgh Steelers have, more often than not, had the good fortune to turn to Will Allen, the veteran safety who was once coached at his position by Mike Tomlin with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Allen did well enough…


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Steelers vs Bengals II Film Review: Jason Worilds

In the minds of many, fifth-year Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds has too often this season been disappearing from games—especially if you line up his production against the salary that he made this season. Despite playing less games, Worilds finished his first full, uninterrupted season as a starter with…