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Steelers Backs And Expected Yards Per Carry

When it comes to running the football, there’s a pretty simple concept, supported by data, that says that the more big bodies there are on the field, the more difficult it is to run the ball. We explored this concept yesterday utilizing Pro Football Focus’s compilation of all 73,000 or…



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Steelers Draft Needs – Interior OL

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other…




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A Look At Defensive Personnel And Offensive Yards Per Carry

The people over at Pro Football Focus have once again compiled a trove of interesting information, this time on rushing statistics. But information is just information, of course; it’s how you interpret it that brings value. PFF compiled data on the 73,000 or so carries over the last five seasons…



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Steelers Should Keep William Gay In The Slot

The Pittsburgh Steelers look awfully smart one year out for having re-signed William Gay last offseason, turning in arguably the best year of his career in 2013 and stepping into the starting lineup in representative fashion when Cortez Allen was injured, and then again when Allen struggled on the field….



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Remembering The Trade Of Santonio Holmes To The Jets Four Years Ago

It was four years ago Saturday that the Pittsburgh Steelers traded away wide receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets for a measly fifth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, but that trade couldn’t have worked out any better. Holmes, who was about to enter into the final year…