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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: Wide Receivers

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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Fact And Fiction: Jarvis Jones, Run Defense

Few players on the Pittsburgh Steelers current roster have been criticized as much as outside linebacker Jarvis Jones throughout the edge rusher’s first two seasons, but how much of that negative stigma is warranted? As the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Jones was drafted largely because he…


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Focus On CB Size Exaggerates Impact Of Tall Targets

During the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers added a pair of short cornerbacks to a group of players that is already fairly height-deprived outside of Cortez Allen, who at 6’1” is the only one in the group that exceeds a stature of six feet. In the second round, the…



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Steelers vs Browns II Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Half of the Browns’ completions and the majority of their passing yards came against Cortez Allen. He was beaten for 31 yards by Travis Benjamin early in the…


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Steelers Film Room: Cleveland Browns Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Scouting the Cleveland Browns during their comeback victory against the Tennessee Titans Sunday. It’s just one game, coupled with what we know about them from Week One. As I’ve always said, a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. Just keep that in mind throughout the…


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Steelers vs Browns Film Review: Kick Coverage Units

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers had a few too many penalties on special teams, their special teams units overall contributed positively to a winning effort, even if their kick return game was lacking. There was, of course, Shaun Suisham’s three-for-three field goal performance, including the game-winner, and punter Brad Wing’s…


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Steelers vs Browns Film Review: Jarvis Jones

Pittsburgh Steelers former first-round pick Jarvis Jones is entering his second season, during which he is looking to show significant improvement from his rookie year. While he managed to match his season sack total from a year ago of one, and made a play here and there throughout the afternoon,…


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NFL Upholds Year Suspension Handed Down To Browns WR Josh Gordon

The next time that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon it will likely be when the two teams meet for the first time in 2015. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Gordon’s one-year suspension has been upheld following his failed appeal and thus he will not…


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Report: Browns Could Go After Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders

According to Jason La Canfora, one of the early suitors for the services of soon-to-be-former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will be the Cleveland Browns. This is following reports that Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andre Roberts, their top target, has come to a deal in principal with the Washington…


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Brownies In First, Steelers The Worst: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz As it stands at the week five checkpoint in the 2013 NFL season, the AFC North is substandard. The combined record of the North teams is a sub-500 7-10, lowlighted by the 0-4 Pittsburgh Steelers. Strangely enough, the Cleveland Browns are holding down the 1st place spot…


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Steelers Versus Browns Game Rewind – First Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Cleveland Browns 20-14  Sunday and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. The Browns open with an explosive play to Josh Gordon on an underneath shallow crossing route. It was against the Steelers zone…



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Steelers Well Represented At Miami Pro Day

The pro days continue on and on Thursday the University of Miami was one of the most notable big schools to hold theirs. The Pittsburgh Steelers had a large contingent of coaches and scouts on hand to watch it as credentialed Steelers on hand were Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert, Todd…