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April 09, 2021 Steelers need to focus on offensive line

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo are back to break down the Steelers’ offensive line. It should definitely be the team’s No. 1 priority, but what changes are we likely to see? Along with sorting out all of the moving parts, the Steelers must also identify what exactly the offensive line’s needs are. Plus, Brian shares an exclusive behind-the scenes-look at his interview with former Steeler Ike Taylor.

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April 08, 2021 Exactly what has gone wrong for the Pirates? (Hint: A lot.)

The Pirates return to Pittsburgh for their home opener — with a five-game losing streak. What’s gone wrong? (Spoiler alert: Not a lot has gone right.) Plus, insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak discuss which players have struggled the most and who needs to prove they have what it takes to stay in the lineup.

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April 07, 2021 Can the Penguins turn their game around?

Penguins insider Mike DeFabo is joined by special guest Brian Metzer from the Penguins Radio Network to break down the team’s recent struggles. What happened to that stout defensive team we saw in March? Plus, we discuss players the Penguins could target ahead of the trade deadline and how things could change when the team gets healthy.

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April 06, 2021 Breaking down Pitt and Penn State’s defensive line and linebacker situations

College insiders Craig Meyer, John McGonigal and Nubyjas Wilborn have covered the quarterback and other offensive positions at Pitt and Penn State. Now, we're moving on to the defensive line and linebackers. Do the Nittany Lions have their next star linebacker? The Panthers have a lot of players to replace on the defensive line, but is there still reason for optimism?

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April 02, 2021 Will the Steelers be interested in these local players?

Steelers insider Brian Batko is joined by college football insiders John McGonigal and Nubyjas Wilborn for a special episode of The North Shore Drive. With the draft getting closer, it’s time to wonder: Are the Steelers zeroing in on any players from Pitt or Penn State? Should they? We go through eligible Panthers and Nittany Lions to see what they bring to the table and if they fill any of the Steelers’ needs.

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April 01, 2021 A Pirates season preview

Opening Day is finally here, so Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak are making some season predictions. What do we think of the team? Plus, we discuss our recent exclusive with Bob Nutting and rank the three most important Pirates players.

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March 31, 2021 How concerning is Tristan Jarry’s absence?

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo discuss the latest updates on Tristan Jarry and evaluate Casey DeSmith’s performance and potential. Plus, we break down Brian Burke’s latest comments on team identity and what kinds of moves the Penguins might consider.

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March 31, 2021 Pitt is back in action; Penn State looks for answers on offense

College insiders John McGonigal, Craig Meyer and Nubyjas Wilborn discuss the Panthers’ return to spring camp after a COVID-19 pause, preview the skill positions for both Pitt and Penn State football and address Pitt basketball's recent roster movement.

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March 29, 2021 Pick ’n Roll finale: Wrapping up a season unlike any other

High school insiders Mike White, Brad Everett and Steve Rotstein discuss the state of WPIAL basketball and share their top memories from the season. We discuss player of the year candidates, declare a prediction record winner and make some predictions for the next season. Plus, we're joined by championship guest Mike Rodriguez.

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March 26, 2021 Ranking the Steelers’ top needs

Running back? Center? Tight end? Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo are back to evaluate and debate the team’s top needs. Plus, we dive deeper into the details of the Steven Nelson situation and revisit a bet we made during the season.

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