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James Harrison Still Impactful In 2016

Would it surprise you to read that, for the Pittsburgh Steelers, 38-year-old linebacker James Harrison was the best defender on the field on Friday night? It probably shouldn’t, given that that has for the most part been true at any age over the course of the past decade or so….




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Andy Dalton’s Improvement Tied To Performance Under Pressure

Many have debated about who Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton really is as a football player. A quarterback who has been able to put up some yardage and touchdowns, but sprinkled with costly turnovers, and able to win games because of a quality roster around him, Dalton had a career…


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Brandon LaFell Compares Andy Dalton To Tom Brady

Last week, new Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Brandon LaFell found himself so impressed with his new quarterback that he felt compelled to draw a comparison to his old quarterback. LaFell has spent the past two seasons in New England, so that means that he was comparing Andy Dalton to future…


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Two-Tight End Offense Could Be Key For Bengals In 2016

While the Cincinnati Bengals may have had to deal with the loss of some significant resources along the offensive side of the ball during the course of this offseason—in particular, wide receivers Marvin Jones and Mohammed Sanu, and offensive coordinator Hue Jackson—their cupboard is far from bare. As I detailed…


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Bengals Offense In Good Hands Under Ken Zampese

I don’t think it’s hard to imagine the Cincinnati Bengals offense taking a bit of a step back in the 2016 season following the losses of two of their top wide receivers in Marvin Jones and Mohammed Sanu, and perhaps even more significantly, the departure of offensive coordinator Hue Jackson,…



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Around The North: Cincinnati Bengals Day Two Recap

Just one day after taking William Jackson III at No. 24 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals came back with a solid day two, drafting Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd with the No. 55 overall pick and Utah State linebacker Nick Vigil at No. 87 overall, addressing…


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Burgeoning Bengals Offense Forced To Restock WR Corps

When it has come to free agency this offseason in the AFC North, the Ohio teams have not fared well in terms of retaining their own. The Browns, for certain, have lost a lot of important pieces, including two starting offensive linemen. The Cincinnati Bengals, as well, have now lost…


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Steelers Film Room: Inside Linebackers Versus Bengals

Throughout much of Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers trio of inside linebackers in Ryan Shazier, Lawrence Timmons and Vince Williams were constantly around the ball. In fact, that’s how it has been for the last few weeks as Timmons, Shazier and Williams continue to rack up…


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Steelers Film Room: Cincinnati Bengals’ Offensive Scouting Report

Just me doing the scouting reports for now. But like usual, a preview of the opponent this week – the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati’s Running Game This is actually our first repeat opponent all season long. So there’s a little less to write about because it’s a team we’re already familiar…



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Steelers Film Room: Cleveland Browns’ 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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Mike Mitchell: Don’t Hate The Player Or The Game

Few people were as outspokenly critical of Mike Mitchell as I was last year, consistently noting the poor angles, shoddy tackling, and over-aggressive nature that led to the Pittsburgh Steelers defense getting beat down the field constantly. Due to Troy Polamalu’s roaming style, Mitchell was often asked to cover a…