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Steelers Film Room: Jesse James Run Blocking Vs Bengals

I reserved some time earlier in the week to gives some props to second-year tight end Jesse James, who caught three big passes for the Pittsburgh Steelers on his three of five catchable targets. His early showing as a receiving target has been roughly as good as could be anticipated,…


CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 7, 2014: Linebacker Ryan Shazier #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is introduced to the crowd prior to a game against the Cleveland Browns on September 7, 2014 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won 30-27. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Ryan Shazier

Ranking The Room: AFC North ILBs

Continuing our series “Ranking the Rooms” here at Steelers Depot, we’re almost through the entire series. Today, we’ll take a look at arguably one of the most important positions on the field, defensively:  inside linebacker. 1 — Pittsburgh Steelers While most Steelers fans won’t think this one is close, I…


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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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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Bengals

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers went into Paul Brown Stadium and beat the Cincinnati Bengals 33-20 in a game where what happened on the field was at least partially overshadowed by lingering animosity from their prior meeting in Pittsburgh six weeks ago. The bad feelings manifested themselves in a pregame…


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Steelers Film Room: Cincinnati Bengals 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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Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict Not Expected To Return Against Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday at Heinz Field and by the sound of things, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict still won’t be healthy enough to play in that game. According to Paul Dehner Jr. of Cincinnati.com, Burfict, who has been on the Bengals Reserve/PUP list…


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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…


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AFC North Free Agency Watch Day 2: Cincinnati Bengals

Either due to lack of finances or whatever it is the Cleveland Browns are doing, the AFC North has been rather quiet thus far when it comes to signing any players, whether from their own team or outside the organization, to bigger contracts. The Cincinnati Bengals have been the biggest…


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AFC North Free Agency Preview: Cincinnati Bengals

We have spent the last couple of months exhaustively examining the pending free agency period from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ perspective, but we haven’t nearly discussed what’s going on around the rest of the AFC North enough, so from now until the start of free agency, we will be taking a…


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Steelers Affinity For Big-Ten Players Apparent

When it comes to the art of drafting, it’s not just simply who runs the fastest 40 or who bench presses 225 pounds for the most reps. For every JaMarcus Russell, who made scouts drool over his intangibles, there’s a Tom Brady, who was given a low draft grade due…


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Steelers Vs. Bengals Game Rewind – First Half

Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. First Half – Kick return unit: Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Robert Golden, Terence Garvin, Shamarko Thomas. Stephon Tuitt/Matt Spaeth, Cody Wallace/Will Johnson the wedge, and Josh Harris the upback for Markus Wheaton. – Steelers start the game off…


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Steelers vs Bengals I Film Review: Mike Adams

For those few who still seem to be in the corner of third-year offensive tackle Mike Adams, the common hope that they all share tends to be the remembrance of a few strong blocks in the running game during his rookie season. However, these days, that seems to have been…


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Steelers Could Be Tied For AFC North Lead By End Of The Night

The Cincinnati Bengals will host the Cleveland Browns Thursday night and the game figures to be an entertaining one. Should the Browns wind up winning the game, they will be tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for first place in the AFC North at 6-3. The Browns, however, have lost 17…


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Steelers Versus Bengals: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night on the road and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Will He Help? – Fullback Will Johnson should be back on the field this week after not playing last week due to an injured hamstring….