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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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Steelers’ Rush Defense Must Improve TFLs In 2015

We broke down the effectiveness of the Pittsburgh Steelers rushing offense the other day, which you can check out here. The focus on avoiding negative runs being on part of Alex Gibbs’ criteria to a quality rushing attack. We’ll look at the Steelers’ rush defense today looking at that portion…



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The Alex Gibbs Model Of Rushing Efficiency

I was watching an old video of famous offensive line coach Alex Gibbs teach the way he coaches his offense. It was a long, multi-part video that I had to stop watching because the audio went out of sync. But within the half hour I caught, he said something very…


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The Steelers Future’s Report: Final Grades Part 2

So far, we’ve graded 9 out of 19 players currently on the Steelers roster signed to a futures contract. Now, we will finish evaluations with the top 10 best graded futures’ players. The same rules apply from last time, but here’s a reminder about how this works. First off, this…


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Steelers All-22: Backside Pursuit vs Wide Zones

Back at the tape today with a small, but important, breakdown of how defenses successfully play the run. Zone blocking schemes are mixed into every team’s playbook. Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans specifically are well accustomed to seeing them as the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, and Baltimore Ravens use it heavily, though…


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How The NFL Extra Point Rule Change Affects Steelers K Shaun Suisham

The NFL owners voted Tuesday to move the line of scrimmage for extra point attempts back to the 15-yard-line and that now means that those kicks will essentially be 33 yards in length. Knowing that, what does it mean for Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham? During his 10 years in…



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ESPN Insider Predicts Wholesale Slide For AFC North In 2015

While it’s naturally still fairly early in the game to begin projecting how the 2015 NFL season will play out, just a couple of weeks past the draft, the folks at ESPN Insider have taken a crack at it. Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders has broken down projected win-loss records…



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Oddsmaker Has Ravens As Favorites To Win AFC North

Now that the 2015 NFL Draft is in the books, one Nevada sports book released their division-winning odds for all 32 teams on Monday. When it comes to the AFC North, the  the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook lists the Baltimore Ravens as divisional favorites with 8-to-5 odds, according to Pro…


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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 Dominates Tight End Position In 2015 Draft

As we found out on Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers were hoping to address their tight end situation in the second round of the draft, targeting Maxx Williams, the consensus top player at his position, but the Baltimore Ravens traded up one spot ahead of the Steelers to draft him. At…


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AFC North Draft Day Three In Review

The AFC North had a load of selections on the final day of the 2015 NFL Draft, so I’ll spare you the long introduction in favor of brevity. Below is a recap of how each team in the division fared through rounds 4-7 yesterday. A more complete look at each…