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AFC North Draft Day Two In Review

Day two of the 2015 NFL Draft was an active and interesting one for the AFC North, with the division greeting 10 new players during the course of the second and third rounds. Because of the load of players, there is no need for a long introduction, so let’s just…


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Mann On Coates: “What You See Is What You Get”

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Richard Mann now has another young wide receiver that he’ll be in charge of developing after Auburn’s Sammie Coates was drafted Friday night in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. During his post-selection press conference, Mann gave an overview of the Steelers newest…


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AFC North Draft Day One In Review

Thursday night was an active one for the AFC North, which added five new members to its fraternity via the five selections made in the first round by the four teams within the division. While the AFC North sent three teams to the playoffs and every team won at least…


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2015 First Round Mock Draft

The 2015 NFL Draft will begin in less than an hour so I guess I should slip in my annual mock of the first-round. Last year I luckily matched six picks, so my goal is to at least equal that number again this year. I didn’t have time to add…


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Some Final Thoughts Before The 2015 NFL Draft

The 2015 NFL Draft is finally here. It seems like only yesterday I was starting to get myself more acquainted with college players during the week of the Senior Bowl. Thankfully I had Youtube, Twitter and the torrents to keep me busy over the course of the last several months….


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Day One AFC North First-Round Spots, Targets

In the National Football League, the first goal at the beginning of every league year is to win your division, and the first order of business is to make sure you have the resources to win your division. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the AFC North, a division in which…


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Will The Browns Really Trade Up To Draft QB Marcus Mariota?

Will the Cleveland Browns trade up in the first-round of the 2015 NFL Draft to select Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota? According to a Wednesday morning report by Pat McManamon of ESPN.com, they might do just that. McManamon is reportedly saying that the Browns will offer two first-round picks to the…


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AFC North 2015 Draft Needs: Cleveland Browns

During the lead-up to the 2015 NFL Draft, we’ve had you covered breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster by position and looking to how that corresponds to what they might do during the draft later this week. But the Steelers aren’t the only team in the league, nor are they…


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Steelers Drafted CB Rod Woodson 28 Years Ago Today

28 years ago today, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a future Hall-of-Famer when they selected cornerback Rod Woodson out of Purdue with the 10th overall selection in the 1987 NFL Draft. According to Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest, the Steelers were very lucky that Woodson fell to them in that draft….


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Report: Steelers To Open As Favorites In Eight Games On 2015 Schedule

Almost immediately after the 2015 NFL schedule was released last week, the initial opening lines for Week 1 of the season followed and as expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers were listed as underdogs to the New England Patriots in the Thursday night regular-season opener. On Saturday, Covers.com gave us an exclusive…


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ESPN Team Reporters Release Initial 2015 Team Record Predictions

The predictions are starting to roll in now that the 2015 NFL schedule has been released. ESPN.com wasted no time in getting all of their NFL Nation reporters to predict the records for the teams that they cover and you probably won’t be surprised by what Scott Brown forecasted in…


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Final Third Of Steelers 2015 Schedule Looks Brutal On Paper

The Pittsburgh Steelers will face the toughest schedule in 2015 based on their opponents’ records from last season. That schedule, which was released Tuesday evening, also includes a tough final six games. Following their Week 11 bye, the Steelers will begin the final third of their 2015 schedule and it…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 35

By now, the 2015 NFL Draft is only a little more than two weeks away, which means that we will be hearing more and more about teams lining up pre-draft visits as we get closer and closer to the end of the month. Each team is allotted 30 visits with…


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AFC North Pre-Draft Movements: Cleveland Browns

With the 2015 NFL Draft now just a few weeks away and the vast bulk of the free agency period now behind us, we have already gone through the roster changes that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made on a position-by-position basis. Now it’s time to turn our focus to the…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 34

As is often the case at this time of the year around the league, this past Sunday was a quiet one in the AFC North, but that will of course be a very different case in the fall. The weekends take on much less significance in the NFL during the…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 33

While the AFC North continues to stand down as the dust settles from the announcement of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu’s retirement, and later the less significant re-signing of free agent safety Will Allen, the relentless pace of the run up to the draft nevertheless has the division, as well…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 32

Thursday night ended up being a fairly chaotic one in terms of impact around the AFC North with Troy Polamalu revealing that he has decided to retire, so in the chaos that followed, I failed to mention a couple of things that I will be getting to later on in…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 31

This Thursday turned out to be a much bigger day around the AFC North than might have anticipated in the morning, and most of the focus centered around the Pittsburgh Steelers, who got some news about a couple of their players, which I will address in more detail in separate…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 30

Three weeks out from the start of the 2015 NFL Draft, we are finally beginning to see the league shift into the final pre-draft phase of operations as the Pro Days wind down. At long last, teams are finally bringing in prospective draftees for personal visits to their facilities, and…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 29

It is interesting that the most interesting thing to happen in the league yesterday as far as the Pittsburgh Steelers go is that a player on another team received a suspension. Of course, that player was former Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount, and it is relevant to Pittsburgh today because…




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AFC North News Watch: Day 27

It was not particularly surprising to find that Easter Sunday was a rather slow news day around not just the AFC North, but throughout the entire league as a whole. Realistically, the most significant happening of the day was the NFL Network revealing that fans evidently voted the most recent…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 26

First of all, Happy Easter to our readers. Regardless of what you may believe or what traditions you may hold, I hope that you all have a nice dinner planned for later in the day. But the sports world is a business, and time is money, so the NFL doesn’t…


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AFC North News Watch: Day 25

One of the bigger stories of the division yesterday was one perhaps that came outside of the division. FSU cornerback P.J. Williams, with whom multiple teams within the division have spoken recently at his university’s Pro Day, was arrested with a DUI. Williams was seen as a potential first-round pick,…