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BEREA, OH - JANUARY 13, 2016: Head coach Hue Jackson of the Cleveland Browns answers questions during an introductory press conference on January 13, 2016 at the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Hue Jackson

Browns’ Training Camp To Have Different Feel Under New Regime

When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin first came to the team in 2007, there was some discussion over whether or not he had worked his players too hard during his rookie season, which helped contribute to them wearing down and sustaining injuries late in the year. The following year,…



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The Optimist’s Take: Cover 2 Take Two

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 29:  Sean Davis #21 of the Maryland Terrapins celebrates after a defensive stop against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Byrd Stadium on November 29, 2014 in College Park, Maryland.  (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)

Steelers Address Defense In Unprecedented Fashion

Were you like me, wondering when the Pittsburgh Steelers might have last invested this heavily in the defensive side of the ball this early in their draft history? Did you struggle to come up with an answer the way I did? Because the answer is that they have never invested…


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Trading Up Unlikely For Colbert, Steelers

Though we have and will continue to pour over Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert’s words from their press conference today, we all can recognize one thing. They said a lot of words but didn’t give much information. You know how it works. It’s how they conduct business and if anything,…



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Will Allen Spending Downtime Wisely To Plan For Future

Depending on your prerogative, for some people, the NFL may not always stand for ‘National Football League’. It has also variously had alternative meanings over the years, such as ‘No Fun League’ in the face of continuing rules changes that some feel take away from the quality of the on-field…


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Steeler Alan Faneca’s Call From Canton Must Wait Another Year

While the Pittsburgh Steelers faithful are celebrating the Hall of Fame induction of one of their own after former outside linebacker Kevin Greene was named as a member of the Class of 2016, another is left waiting, as former guard Alan Faneca failed to make the top 10 finalists in…



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Jason Whitlock’s Claim Media Coddles Mike Tomlin Due To Race Is Non-Starter

It seemed an all too common opinion that the greatest attribute possessed by Viking defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin heading into his interview with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the recently—and rarely—vacant head coaching position was the fact that he was black. After all, the Rooney Rule, named after then Steelers president…



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Steelers Missing Playoffs Would End Historic Run Since 1972

Should the Pittsburgh Steelers fall tomorrow to the Browns, or the Jets top the Bills, it will ensure that, for the first time since the early 1970s, the franchise will have faced five consecutive seasons in which they have failed to secure a playoff victory. As a matter of fact,…


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The Case For Mike Tomlin

If the Pittsburgh Steelers fail to win a playoff game this season it will be the longest streak without a playoff win since the Pre-Noll era. Mike Tomlin could be the first Steelers coach to go five years without winning a playoff game since Buddy Parker. For those of you…