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One, Maybe Two More Roster Moves Likely Coming Sunday For Steelers

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have set their initial 53-man roster for the 2016 regular season, one can easily speculate it will change some over the course of the next two days. As expected, the Steelers kept injured second-year cornerback Senquez Golson on their initial 53-man roster and one would…


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Browns’ Secondary Full Of Young, New Faces

The Cleveland Browns take a bit of an unconventional approach in how they list their players on their roster. Every player in the secondary is simply listed as “DB” on their depth chart, and there are 19 names currently on there. Only nine of them were on the Browns’ roster…



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Steelers Film Room: Darrius Heyward-Bey Vs Browns

Over the course of his second season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the role of wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has ebbed and flowed, loosely corresponding with the ups and downs of wide receiver Martavis Bryant. Because of Bryant’s mid-week illness, and an early neck injury, in conjunction with recent struggles, he…


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Steelers Film Room: Exploiting The Browns’ Cover 1

There are always parts of our opposing scouting reports I think back on when reviewing the tape during the week. It hit me again watching the Pittsburgh Steelers tear up the Cleveland Browns’ defense vertically with splash play after splash play. Here’s what I wrote in the scouting report on…


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Tomlin Attributes Roethlisberger Success To No Huddle

It’s hard for Ben Roethlisberger to surprise anyone for his toughness. Not you, not me, and not Mike Tomlin. There is a toughness about him that is impossible to describe. That aside, Tomlin credited running more of the no-huddle offense as a way to create comfort for Roethlisberger. “We operated…


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Quick Hits: Steelers Vs Browns Winners/Losers

Lots of winners today. Not as many losers. These are the best kind of days, agreed? WINNERS:  Ben Roethlisberger: *cue backup QB joke* His performance was far from one, though. He did force the issue in the second half, leading to an INT, but he finished the day with over 370…


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Steelers Vs. Browns: 7 Keys To Victory

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play host to the 2-7 Cleveland Browns Sunday at Heinz Field and below are seven key things that I believe they will need to do in the game in order to come away with another big AFC win. Gets the runs going – The Browns have been horrible against the…


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Steelers Vs. Browns: Top 6 Storylines Ahead Of Sunday’s Game

The 5-4 Pittsburgh Steelers will host the 2-7 Cleveland Browns Sunday at Heinz Field and here are the six biggest storylines currently surrounding the Week 10 game. To Ben or not to Ben – While he’s still unlikely to play Sunday against the Browns after suffering a sprained left foot…


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Three Key Matchups In The Steelers vs. Browns Week 10 Game

The 5-4 Pittsburgh Steelers will host the 2-7 Cleveland Browns Sunday at Heinz Field in what looks like might feature a quarterback battle between Landry Jones and Johnny Manziel. While there certainly will be several great matchups to pay attention to on Sunday, below are three that I have identified…


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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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Tomlin Not Opposed To Letting Jones Run No-Huddle Offense Earlier In Games

Barring a miraculous recovery by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger between now and Sunday, backup Landry Jones will make his second career start against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field. Jones, who led the Steelers offense on a game-winning drive in Sunday’s win over the Oakland Raiders after Roethlisberger left…


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Previewing the AFC North: Cleveland Browns

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. Today we’ll take an in-depth look at…


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AFC North Draft History Study: Defensive Backs

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…