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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 Players Quickly Warming To Hue Jackson

I don’t know about you, but I can’t recall a time when the Cleveland Browns have ever had a head coach that anybody was really excited about. Perhaps that’s because I was a baby when Marty Schottenheimer was their head coach—the last Browns head coach to post a winning record,…


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Kevin Colbert Extension A Vote For Stability, Not Stagnation

On the eve of training camp, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday that they reached a two-year contract extension with head coach Mike Tomlin. Yesterday, with training camp just beginning, they also announced that they had come to an agreement with general manager Kevin Colbert that will add two years…



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Kelvin Beachum Unfazed Amid Concerns Over Lack Of Size

It is arguably the most common criticism of Pittsburgh Steelers’ left tackle Kelvin Beachum. Too short. Not long enough. Lacks the power to be an offensive tackle. It’s followed him since coming out of the NFL and undoubtedly was a factor in why he dropped to the seventh round of…





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Ramon Foster Talks Outside Zone

The Pittsburgh Steelers made strides in attempting to install some outside zone concepts into the running game last season under new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. The problem is that it’s hard to say how successful the installation was. The Steelers barely ran the outside zone at all due…


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Season Of Change – Hiring Mike Munchak

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as…



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Steelers Film Room: Zone Blocking Scheme

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what…


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James Saxon Wants Running Backs, Offensive Line In Harmony

The Pittsburgh Steelers parted with two assistant coaches on the offensive side of the ball during this offseason; one was by choice, the other the choice of the coach. A year after losing offensive line coach Sean Kugler to the college ranks, the Steelers evidently settled on a one-year layover…



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Steelers Stack The Deck For New Coaches

One of the first topics that I delved into when I began writing about sports a few years ago was the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had a tendency to want to give his new coaches some new players for their position to help bring them along….