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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week One

The 2015 edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers are off and running like a herd of turtles as the opening season match against the integrity-challenged New England Patriots provided as predictable an outcome as it was disappointing. Even the casual follower of their 1-4 preseason would know the Black and Gold…


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New England Patriots Defensive Scouting Report

By now, hopefully you’ve read our New England Patriots’ offensive scouting report. Here, Jon Ledyard and I have teamed up to break down the defense. As we did for the offense, I’ll break down the scheme while Jon looks at individual play. ALEX’S SCHEME REPORT:  I have a little less…


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New England Patriots Offensive Scouting Report

Week One is finally back. The anticipation is building for tomorrow’s game against the New England Patriots and like last year, we’ll attempt to break down the weekly opponent the best we can. This year, Jon Ledyard and myself will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths…


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ESPN: Patriots Had ‘Scouting’ Library Including Notes On Multiple Steelers Games During Spygate Era

With the publication of an early morning exposé today, ESPN resurrected what for many had never actually gone away—the notion that the New England Patriots organization has a rampant history of “pushing the envelope” that goes back at least as far as Bill Belichick’s inaugural season as head coach. And…



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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Preseason vs. Bills

Are you ready for some football? Apparently, the Pittsburgh Steelers are not as they dropped a Jurassic Park sized doozie against the Buffalo Bills last weekend, losing 43-19. Unfortunately, this was the last real chance for the team to improve itself as Coach Mike Tomlin will be playing the water…



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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Preseason vs. Jaguars

The Pittsburgh Steelers got a mulligan last week by virtue of their extra preseason match in the Hall of Fame game against the Minnesota Vikings. So how did they respond with their second drive off the tee against the Jacksonville Jaguars? Fore! Unfortunately, it was another generous serving of “meh”…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Preseason vs. Vikings

Steelers Nation overran Canton, Ohio to honor a Hall of Fame “Bus” and to celebrate the launch of a season full of high expectations. The new year couldn’t start soon enough for the Pittsburgh Steelers. After last year’s disappointing Wildcard departure against the rival Baltimore Ravens coupled with the deflating…



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Ledyard/Kozora: Greatest Steelers Center

Another series, a collaborative one, to take you through the remaining weeks of the offseason. Jon Ledyard and I will pick a side in choosing the greatest Pittsburgh Steelers at each position. Tell us who is right and who won the debate – those don’t have to be the same…


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Steelers Mike Tomlin Rated Sixth In NFL.com Head Coach Power Rankings

As the offseason dead period continues on, we are starting to see more and more lists and rankings emerge on the major media sites. On Wednesday, NFL Media analyst Elliot Harrison released his NFL head coach power rankings and he has Mike Tomlin listed 6th overall. Harrison writes: Some might…



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Le’Veon Bell Off To Superb Start To Career With Ball Security

There’s no question that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell fumbled a major opportunity back in August when he was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and a DUI. He and the team will be paying for that indiscretion to start the 2015 season, as he is slated to…


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Tom Brady May Be Losing Benefit Of The Doubt With Patriots

Ever since New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced earlier in the week that he would not seek to appeal the punishment handed down to his organization by the league over the Deflategate scandal, there seems to be a growing sense of a sort of schism between the front office…