1. 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 5 months ago 6,394 reads 19 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 2,579 reads 5 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 12,696 reads 81 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 8,400 reads 38 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 16,793 reads 114 comments

  6. '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 5 months ago 2,439 reads 5 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 2,119 reads 17 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 5,701 reads 18 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 21,588 reads 112 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 19,657 reads 60 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 8,831 reads 37 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 18,487 reads 95 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 1,998 reads 10 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 2,006 reads 28 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 14,233 reads 104 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 2,405 reads 11 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 39,690 reads 292 comments

  18. Bengals Offense Must Be Run First, Run Often to Beat Colts

    The Cincinnati Bengals will be without one of their biggest weapons on Sunday when they face the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. Wide receiver A.J...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 2,076 reads 1 comments

  19. Le'Veon Bell's Absence Looms Large as Steelers Offense Falters in Wild-Card Loss

    It was no big secret that running back Le'Veon Bell 's absence in the Pittsburgh Steelers ' wild-card matchup with the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night was going to hurt their offense...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 14,136 reads 152 comments

  20. For Joe Flacco to Regain Form, Ravens Receivers Must Stop Dropping Passes

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has been known for his inconsistency over the years—good games followed by poor ones with no explanation. This season, he's settled down some...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 3,570 reads 15 comments

  21. What Does Ben Tate Offer the Steelers Against Baltimore on Saturday?

    On the heels of the Pittsburgh Steelers ' leading rusher Le'Veon Bell suffering a hyperextended right knee in the team's Week 17 defeat of the Cincinnati Bengals , the team has signed veteran free agent Ben Tate ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 43,291 reads 93 comments

  22. Can Josh Harris, Dri Archer Help Steelers Survive Possible Le'Veon Bell Absence?

    The Pittsburgh Steelers ' 27-17 defeat of the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night to win the AFC North crown was bittersweet, for with it came a knee injury to the team's leading rusher, running back Le'Veon Bell ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 16,148 reads 61 comments

  23. Forget Bad Dalton, Pass Rush Is Bengals' Biggest Concern Heading into Playoffs

    The Cincinnati Bengals are no longer the AFC's third playoff seed. That honor now belongs to the Pittsburgh Steelers after they defeated the Bengals 27-17 on Sunday night...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 1,874 reads 14 comments

  24. What Can We Expect from the Baltimore Ravens This Postseason?

    The Baltimore Ravens shook off a flat, unmotivated first half to come away with a Week 17 victory over the Cleveland Browns ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 13,079 reads 53 comments

  25. How Joe Flacco and the Ravens Offense Can Bounce Back from Bad Game vs. Houston

    Sunday's 25-13 Baltimore Ravens loss to the Houston Texans might not have been Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco 's worst game of his career. However, it was his worst game of the 2014 season, and it happened at a costly time...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 2,833 reads 19 comments