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Steelers Film Room: Defensive Physicality Vs Bengals

Do you recall the 2011 season, during which Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison found himself in the spotlight for multiple hits in the same game that prompted a midseason ‘reinforcement’ and subsequent expansion of the defenseless player protections that help to define the game in 2016? It was postulated…


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Steelers Vs. Bengals: Beyond The Box Score – Week 2

The timely plays and sequences you won’t find in the box score that led to the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 2 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers decision to go for it on 4th and 5 with 6:30 left in the first quarter resulted in Ben Roethlisberger throwing his first…



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Artie Burns Gets Extended Look In First AFC North Game Of 2016

Prior to the start of Sunday’s game, I posed the question of whether or not we would see the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense make greater use of their six-defensive-back sub-package, the dime defense that they call a ‘quarter’, which features three cornerbacks and three safeties. The team used this defensive look…





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Brandon LaFell Compares Andy Dalton To Tom Brady

Last week, new Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Brandon LaFell found himself so impressed with his new quarterback that he felt compelled to draw a comparison to his old quarterback. LaFell has spent the past two seasons in New England, so that means that he was comparing Andy Dalton to future…


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Two-Tight End Offense Could Be Key For Bengals In 2016

While the Cincinnati Bengals may have had to deal with the loss of some significant resources along the offensive side of the ball during the course of this offseason—in particular, wide receivers Marvin Jones and Mohammed Sanu, and offensive coordinator Hue Jackson—their cupboard is far from bare. As I detailed…



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Burgeoning Bengals Offense Forced To Restock WR Corps

When it has come to free agency this offseason in the AFC North, the Ohio teams have not fared well in terms of retaining their own. The Browns, for certain, have lost a lot of important pieces, including two starting offensive linemen. The Cincinnati Bengals, as well, have now lost…


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Should The Steelers Adopt New England’s Draft Blueprint?

As the confetti began raining down at the University of Phoenix Stadium Sunday night, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick cemented their status as arguably the greatest quarterback-coach tandem ever. Part of what makes Belichick so successful is the willingness and maneuverability he displays when it comes to the NFL Draft….


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Panthers Beat Writer Thinks Teams’ Interest In Steelers Free Agent WR Jerricho Cotchery Is Legit

Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is expected to meet with the Carolina Panthers either Monday night or Tuesday and Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer said Monday in an interview on Trib Live Radio that the team’s interest in the 31-year-old receiver is legit. This news…