1. Browns Offense Grabs Headlines, but Defense Needs Improvements

    While much attention is being paid to the Cleveland Browns ' many needs on offense this offseason, the defense is being mostly ignored. Though the Browns do require help on offense, from quarterback on down, the defense requires upgrades as well...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 16 days ago 6,162 reads 62 comments

  2. The Pittsburgh Steelers' Round 1 Big Board Before Combine

    The 2015 NFL draft is over two months away, but the predraft season is already in full swing, especially with the scouting combine kicking off this week...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 17 days ago 19,681 reads 57 comments

  3. The Cleveland Browns' Round 1 Big Board Before Combine

    For the third time in four years, the Cleveland Browns have two picks in the first round of the NFL draft...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 17 days ago 17,198 reads 85 comments

  4. Should Steelers Consider Replacing TE Heath Miller in 2015 NFL Draft?

    At 32 years old and entering his 11th season in the NFL , Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller is nowhere near over the hill just yet. In fact, he remains one of the best and most complete players at his position in the NFL...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 18 days ago 10,990 reads 68 comments

  5. Brian Hoyer Holds the Cards in Browns' Contract Talks

    In the NFL , leverage rarely falls to a player. Teams are more than happy to move on from practically any player in order to save money, save face or simply because a previous administration preferred him while the current one does not...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 19 days ago 13,775 reads 83 comments

  6. Le'Veon Bell's Possible Suspension Makes Steelers' Need for No. 2 RB More Urgent

    The Pittsburgh Steelers ' leading running back, Le'Veon Bell, was for much of the year the team's only running back. Once LeGarrette Blount was released from the team, the task of carrying the ball came down to Bell and Bell alone...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 22 days ago 22,144 reads 76 comments

  7. Rey Maualuga Re-Signing in Cincinnati Is No-Brainer for Bengals

    It seems like only yesterday when the question of whether or not the Cincinnati Bengals should hold on to free-agent middle linebacker Rey Maualuga was being asked...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 23 days ago 1,225 reads 2 comments

  8. Browns Must Learn from Past Draft Mistakes, Cannot Miss in 2015 1st Round

    For the past three seasons, the first round of the NFL draft has been incomplete at best for the Cleveland Browns , and poor at worst...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 24 days ago 9,758 reads 53 comments

  9. 2015 Draft Is Perfect Time for Ravens to Finally Target True No. 1 Wide Receiver

    The Baltimore Ravens had one of their best seasons on offense in 2014, with quarterback Joe Flacco less erratic than in years past and the run game rebounding after a disappointing 2013...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 25 days ago 11,296 reads 78 comments

  10. Which Free-Agent QB Options Best Fit the Cleveland Browns' Needs in 2015?

    It's not new news that the Cleveland Browns are in search of a quarterback. It has been the primary topic of discussion whenever the coaches and top brass meet with the media, with the mantra of "no stone unturned" being repeated over and over...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 29 days ago 22,250 reads 59 comments

  11. Steelers Between a Rock and a Hard Place with Free Agent OLB Jason Worilds

    To say that the Pittsburgh Steelers are thin at outside linebacker right now would be an understatement. They have just one: 2013 first-round draft pick Jarvis Jones...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 30 days ago 11,068 reads 106 comments

  12. Is Jermaine Gresham Worth the Bengals' Money This Offseason?

    Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham is just one of the team's 17 free agents this offseason. In Cincinnati since 2010, Gresham has been the Bengals' starting tight end since the beginning of his NFL career...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 2,672 reads 17 comments

  13. Dre Kirkpatrick Giving Bengals Reason to Move Away from Aging Veteran CBs

    The Cincinnati Bengals have invested heavily in the cornerback position, drafting Leon Hall in 2007 with the 18th overall pick and bringing in former first-round draft picks of other teams, such as Terence Newman and Adam Jones...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 5,934 reads 19 comments

  14. Even with Kubiak Out, Justin Forsett and Ravens Would Be Wise to Stay Together

    The Baltimore Ravens signed free-agent running back Justin Forsett in 2014 to a one-year deal in order to add veteran depth to their group of backs...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 2,561 reads 5 comments

  15. Jordan Cameron Putting Browns in Tough Position Entering Free Agency

    According to a report from Yardbarker and NFL Draft Diamonds , Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron recently turned down a $6 to 7 million-per-year deal to remain with the Browns...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 12,685 reads 81 comments

  16. Why the Bengals Shouldn't Hesitate to Break the Bank for Ndamukong Suh

    The Cincinnati Bengals are not known to be big spenders in free agency. They aren't known for giving triple-digit million-dollar contracts to anyone, especially veterans from the outside...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 8,387 reads 38 comments

  17. Will Assistant Coaching Changes Forge New Powers in the AFC North?

    Coaching changes in the NFL happen for more reasons than just poor performance. A good year can draw a coach away from his team in hopes of replicating that success elsewhere. Others resign or retire, looking for a change...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 16,771 reads 114 comments

  18. 'Muddy' QB Situation for Browns Means Brian Hoyer Should Be Re-Signed

    The Cleveland Browns do not have a quarterback. They finally have an offensive coordinator, former Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach, as reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer 's Mary Kay Cabot ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 2,432 reads 5 comments

  19. Bengals Must Prioritize Pass-Rushing Help This Offseason

    As a team, it's hard to find many weaknesses with the Cincinnati Bengals . However, the one area in which the Bengals glaringly fell short in the 2014 season is in the pass rush...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 2,111 reads 17 comments

  20. Can the Ravens Afford to Pay Free Agent WR Torrey Smith?

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is one of the team's higher profile unrestricted free agents of 2015. Though 2014 wasn't his best year in terms of yardage, he did post a career-high 11 touchdowns in the regular season...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 5,612 reads 18 comments

  21. Despite Being Browns' Best Player, Cleveland Must Explore Josh Gordon Trade

    In 2013, Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon served a two-game suspension and still ended the year as the NFL 's leading receiver. In just 14 games, Gordon caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 21,568 reads 112 comments

  22. New Steelers DC Keith Butler Gives Pittsburgh the Stability It Always Craves

    As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Tuesday that Keith Butler, the team's linebackers coach since 2003, would be the team's new defensive coordinator...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 19,648 reads 60 comments

  23. Why Gary Kubiak Staying in Baltimore Is Huge for Joe Flacco, Ravens

    In Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak 's first season with the team, the Ravens offense took a huge step forward. Under Kubiak's direction, Baltimore's offense was vastly improved from its poor 2013 showing...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 8,815 reads 37 comments

  24. Ravens' Banged-Up Secondary Finally Falters, Costs Baltimore Shot at Super Bowl

    The Baltimore Ravens had few weaknesses heading into Saturday's divisional-round playoff matchup against the New England Patriots . They had a run-stopping defense and an excellent pass-rushing front seven...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 18,456 reads 97 comments

  25. Can Justin Forsett Take Pressure off Flacco, Ravens' Passing Game vs. Patriots?

    Much has been made of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco 's performance in the postseason dating back to his team's Super Bowl run two seasons ago...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 1,977 reads 10 comments