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Ravens Looking To Turn Pressure Up From Edge Rusher Spots

As much as the Baltimore Ravens might have needed to address the inside linebacker position—a view that they do not appear to hold after failing to add depth there either through free agency or through the draft—the organizational belief was, seemingly, that it was the outside linebacker position in greater…


Ravens Will Have Pick Of Top Players At Several Positions

It is likely that at some point over the course of the past week you have been made aware that both the Rams and the Eagles have traded up to the first and second spots of the 2016 NFL Draft, respectively, with an eye toward drafting a quarterback. You are…



Steelers Projected To Earn 7th Round Compensatory Pick In 2016

The NFL’s compensatory formula is just one of many confusing processes in the league. But according to Over The Cap’s trusted experts, they anticipate the Pittsburgh Steelers netting a late 7th round pick for Brice McCain in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Steelers are projected to receive the next-to-last compensation…


Steelers Film Room: Kansas City Chiefs’ 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…


Baltimore Ravens 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…


New England Patriots Defensive Scouting Report

By now, hopefully you’ve read our New England Patriots’ offensive scouting report. Here, Jon Ledyard and I have teamed up to break down the defense. As we did for the offense, I’ll break down the scheme while Jon looks at individual play. ALEX’S SCHEME REPORT:  I have a little less…


Two Weeks Until Training Camp: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you. Two weeks from today, the Pittsburgh Steelers will report to Latrobe for training camp and hopefully that time flies by quickly. Before you know it, the team will be playing their first preseason game and that will be against the Minnesota Vikings in Canton,…


Previewing The AFC North: Baltimore Ravens

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 at the Baltimore…



Steelers All-22: Ramon Foster 2014 Sack Recap

We’re back breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line, highlighting – or rather, lowlighting – the sacks allowed by each lineman over the course of 2014. After breaking down the team’s tackles, we’re turning our attention to the guards, starting with left guard Ramon Foster. Foster allowed 3.5 sacks in…


AFC North Draft History Study: Linebackers

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…


Football Is A Family Affair For Steelers’ Chickillo

Five years ago, former Miami Hurricanes head coach Randy Shannon had a 2011 recruiting class, with the centerpiece headliner of that class being the highly sought after 5-star recruit, Anthony Chickillo. Now, playing for the “U” is an enigma in of itself, but Chickillo wasn’t your everyday run-of-the-mill signing, as…



AFC North 2015 Draft Class Recap: Baltimore Ravens

In the National Football League, priority number one is making sure that you can win your division, because you play those three teams twice a year, making up over a third of your schedule, and there’s no better route to the postseason than winning more games than your rivals. While…