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Steelers Likely To Be In A Dogfight Every Week In 2015

On their 2015 schedule, there are no cupcake games, no “gimmes” as were served up last year for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and maybe that’s a good thing. Playing the lowly AFC South, where the Colts were the division winners, and the second-place team was Houston, who was quarterbacked by the…


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AFC North Draft History Study

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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AFC North News Watch: Day 15

As the league meetings continue, we still find ourselves in the midst of a key period in terms of getting the opportunity to hear from some of the members of the brain trusts of each team throughout the league, and we have gotten the opportunity to hear plenty of newsworthy…





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Browns Intend On Mixing Up Coverages Against Steelers WR Antonio Brown

So far during his career, Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-year wide receiver Antonio Brown has performed well when covered by Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden. In fact, as I pointed out back in May when Haden signed a new five-year contract extension, Brown seems to be the Florida product’s kryptonite….


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Browns Give Manziel The Finger, Name Hoyer Starter For Steelers Game

During the Monday night preseason game against the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel gave the Redskins sideline the middle finger. On Wednesday, the Browns coaching staff gave Manziel the middle finger as they have named Brian Hoyer the starter for the 2014 regular season opener against the…


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Following The AFC North Storylines

The AFC North was once considered one of the toughest divisions in football, even when it was just the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers throwing haymakers at each other two the three times per season. Even with the Ravens winning the Super Bowl two seasons ago, however, the division as…


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Best And Worst Case Scenarios For Steelers 2014 Draft Class

By Alex Kozora Predictably and understandably, we’ve given a ton of attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class. But even after giving all of our opinions, no one can deny this is all projection. The measurables, tape study, debates, all now fruitless. What happens on the field is the…





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Banner, Lombardi Both Out In Cleveland After One Season

On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns promoted Ray Farmer to General Manager and announced that Joe Banner will be stepping down in the next two months. In addition, the team announced that current General Manager Michael Lombardi is departing the organization. In other words, just as head coach Rob Chudzinski was…


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Browns Name Mike Pettine As Their New Head Coach

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cleveland Browns have named former Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine as their new head coach. Pettine replaces Rob Chudzinski, who was fired one day after the 2013 season after just one season in Cleveland. Pettine was with the…


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Steelers Turn To Jamaal Westerman To Provide Experienced Depth At OLB

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent outside linebacker Jamaal Westerman to the roster to fill the spot that was vacated when LaMarr Woodley was placed on injured reserve. So what should we make of this late season move. For starters, Westerman isn’t likely to see any playing time…