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‘Patriot Way’ At QB Is No Road Map To Success For Steelers Or Others

Recently, Jeremy Fowler wrote an article at ESPN about the ‘Patriot Way’ to approaching the backup quarterback position, which generally consists of investing in early-mid-round draft picks on the quarterback position every couple of year. Fowler writes that the New England Patriots’ approach is not one that has been emulated…



during the 2015 AFC Divisional Playoffs game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

NFL Believes Ravens Knew They Were Violating Practice Rule

If you come upon the title of an article that involves sports, politics, or many other venues within the spectrum of human experience, that contains the word “knew” following the subject of the article, it tends to be a bad thing. The Baltimore Ravens are already familiar with the way…


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Steelers Weighing Future Cap In Offseason Moves

I wrote an article yesterday about Pittsburgh Steelers veteran inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons and his contract status, in the final year of a six-year contract as he enters his age-30 season. While his base salary is south of $9 million for the season, his cap hit has ballooned to over…




COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 19: Sean Davis #21 of the Maryland Terrapins returns an interception against the South Florida Bulls at Byrd Stadium on September 19, 2015 in College Park, Maryland.  (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)

Colbert, Lake Discuss The Guesswork Of College Tape Evaluating

I think it is most likely obvious to anybody reading this site that when it comes to the NFL Draft, there are so many variables involved in determining whether or not a player is going to find success transitioning from the college level to the professional level that the entire…


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Bengals DT Andrew Billings Not About To Forget Who Passed Him Up

Much to the chagrin of many who follow the Pittsburgh Steelers—perhaps especially those who follow our work at Steelers Depot—their division rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals, were the team that ended up selecting defensive tackle Andrew Billings, one round after the Steelers selected Javon Hargrave in the third round, and one…





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Players Weigh In On Youth Football For Their Children

There are many who believe that the long-term future of professional football is in jeopardy. It certainly is not on the basis of financial viability, as the NFL is more popular than it has ever been under Roger Goodell and the popularization of fantasy sports. Rather, there are those—albeit decidedly…


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Bud Dupree Knows He Left Plays On Field During Rookie Season

It’s a fair common understanding in the NFL that, outside of a couple of prized free agents around the league, there is usually no group of players more important to the success or failure of a franchise—particularly in any given season—then their group of second-year players. NFL players are expected…


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Steelers T Ryan Harris Embraces Competition

At the age of 31, new Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Ryan Harris is under no illusions. He has seen a little bit of everything over the course of his nine-year career. When he signed with the Steelers, he knew that he would not be handed over a starting job, even if…