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Ike Taylor Sees A Top CB Duo In Bengals’ Jones, Kirkpatrick

Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor is now well-ensconced in his second career as a sports analyst over at NFL Network after over a decade of manning the boundaries for two Super Bowl-winning teams and many other playoff contenders. Though he has had a bit of a penchant for homerism…



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Bengals Have Taken Opposite Approach As Steelers To CB Position

If there is any one team in the league that is virtually the polar opposite of the Pittsburgh Steelers when it comes to evaluating, valuing, and drafting for the cornerback position, it would have to be their division rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals. Over the course of the past 10 draft…


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Bengals’ CB Adam Jones To Miss Sunday’s Game

The Cincinnati Bengals will be without one of their best cornerbacks for Sunday’s tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Adam Jones told reporters he will miss with a foot injury. Just spoke briefly with Bengals' Adam Jones. While on his scooter he says he isn't playing Sunday but is hopeful he…



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Steelers Film Room: Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


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Steelers Film Room: Cincinnati Bengals’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


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Previewing The AFC North: Cincinnati Bengals

As training camp fast approaches, I’ve decided to break down the current state of the rest of the AFC North heading into the 2015 NFL preseason. A comprehensive Pittsburgh Steelers breakdown will follow my analysis of their three divisional opponents early next week. We’ll being by taking an in-depth look…


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AFC North Draft History Study: Defensive Backs

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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Bud Dupree Saved Steelers’ First Round After Run On Corners

It was a long offseason process, but by draft day the notion that the Pittsburgh Steelers would take a cornerback in the first round of the NFL Draft for the first time in nearly 20 years seemed absolutely ubiquitous, with seemingly every available mock draft having them land either Kevin…


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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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MSU’s Trae Waynes Likes To Let His Play Do The Talking

When I think of an NFL cornerback, I think of the pick-sixes into the end zone, the Deion Sanders’ high-steps or the post-game Richard Sherman tirade. They ooze confidence, and swagger comes with the territory of the position, especially when recognized as one of the best. The position is in…



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Steelers Affinity For Big-Ten Players Apparent

When it comes to the art of drafting, it’s not just simply who runs the fastest 40 or who bench presses 225 pounds for the most reps. For every JaMarcus Russell, who made scouts drool over his intangibles, there’s a Tom Brady, who was given a low draft grade due…