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Study: Status Of 2013 Fifth-Year Options

There has been a lot of discussion, rightfully, recently about the future status of Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, who is entering his fourth season, and as a former first-round draft pick, that means that the team’s decision to pick up his fifth-year option is due soon. The majority…


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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Mike Tomlin And The Distinction Between Reality And Stereotype

Before the Pittsburgh Steelers’ most recent game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin was interviewed for a previously recorded pre-game segment, during which Fox NFL sideline reporter Laura Okmin asked him about his thoughts on being labelled a “player’s coach”. While he preceded his statement…


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Too Early To Determine Impact Of Steelers RB Arrests

As seemingly everybody has been made instantly aware, Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount have been arrested after admitting to possession of marijuana, which reportedly amounted to 20 grams. Bell, behind the wheel of his Camaro, was also charged with DUI for the incident. The latter was…


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Former Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Prefers Peyton Manning’s Leadership

It certainly seems as though former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders likes to make frequent appearances on Denver sports radio, during which he often discusses working with Ben Roethlisberger compared to his new quarterback with the defending AFC champion Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning. He was once again on Denver’s…



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Ruminations On The Future Of The Salary Cap

Mike Florio reported yesterday for Pro Football Talk that a source—who already predicted that the salary cap would exceed the originally projected amounts of $126.3, and subsequently $130 million—also believes that the salary cap figure will ultimately exceed the newly projected amount of $132 million. Perhaps significantly so, by a…


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Report: Troy Polamalu Handed Phone By Steelers Team Physician

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is suggesting that Steelers safety Troy Polamalu might be fined for talking on a cell phone on the sideline following him leaving the game with concussion-like symptoms. According to Alex Holmes, Polamalu\’s brother-in-law, the phone was handed to him by the Steelers team physician…