1. 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 3 months ago 13,824 reads 83 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 22,266 reads 76 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 1,246 reads 2 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 9,849 reads 53 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 11,582 reads 78 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 22,375 reads 59 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 11,079 reads 106 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 2,758 reads 17 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 6,368 reads 19 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 2,572 reads 5 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 12,695 reads 81 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 8,399 reads 38 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 16,793 reads 114 comments

  14. '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 4 months ago 2,439 reads 5 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 2,118 reads 17 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 5,695 reads 18 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 21,582 reads 112 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 19,657 reads 60 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 8,823 reads 37 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 18,482 reads 97 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 1,993 reads 10 comments

  22. Ravens Pass Rush Key to Stopping Tom Brady, Patriots Offense

    The Baltimore Ravens ' biggest asset this season has been their pass rush. The Ravens defense totaled 49 sacks in the regular season, tied for second-most with the Philadelphia Eagles ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 2,001 reads 28 comments

  23. Steelers Must Use Offseason to Finally Build a Younger Secondary

    Without question, the secondary was the Pittsburgh Steelers defense's biggest weakness in 2014. A combination of age and injury resulted in the Steelers defense ranking 26th in passing yards and 29th in passing touchdowns allowed per game...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 14,229 reads 104 comments

  24. How Can Joe Flacco Keep Dominant Playoff Streak Alive?

    " Joe Flacco , what can you say. He's the best quarterback in football. We'll take him any day of the week, twice on Sunday or Saturday if that be the case," said Flacco 's coach ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 2,404 reads 11 comments

  25. Can Andy Dalton Ever Give Bengals Enough from QB Position in the Postseason?

    All Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had to do to quiet the critics who believe he shrinks in big-game situations was defeat the Indianapolis Colts on the road in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 39,640 reads 292 comments