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Steelers Vs. Broncos: Player Snap Counts – Divisional Round Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season came to an end Sunday as they lost to the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. The snap counts from that game have now been compiled and while there aren’t many surprises included in them, there are a few totals worth pointing…


Breakdown Of Ben Roethlisberger’s 12 Incompletions Against Broncos

So, how did Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger play Sunday with an injured shoulder in the team’s divisional playoff game against the Denver Broncos? Pretty damn good. While Roethlisberger failed to throw a touchdown pass Sunday against the Broncos, he did complete 24 of his 37 pass attempts in the game…


Bud Dupree Asked To Shoulder Load With Arthur Moats Out

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Arthur Moats played just one snap in the team’s Divisional round loss to the Broncos, and it was on the punt coverage team. After the offense went three-and-out to open the game, he served along the wall immediately right of the long snapper, and as the…


Lack Of Trust May Have Limited Jordan Todman’s Role

Last week, in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wildcard victory over the Bengals, the team started Fitzgerald Toussaint at running back due to injury, but they also used Jordan Todman intermittently, for about 15 snaps, or around 20 percent of the total offensive plays in the game. More specifically, he was on…


Heath Miller A Non-Factor In Passing Game Versus Broncos

As much as many predicted that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ passing game against the Denver defense would largely be predicated on short and intermediate throws because of the limitations forced on the team stemming from Ben Roethlisberger’s injury, that clearly did not prove to be the case. Even in a game…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Broncos Divisional Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers season came to an end Sunday afternoon at Sports Authority Field at Mile High as they were defeated 23-16 by the AFC’s #1-seeded Denver Broncos in the divisional round of the playoffs. The pregame hype focused on the health and capabilities of the two future Hall of…


My Response To Bill Barnwell’s Annual Slamming Of The Steelers

You know the drill at this time of year, right? The Pittsburgh Steelers get eliminated from the playoffs and one-by-one the major media experts hacks write about how poorly the organization manages their salary cap. The year, Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com is the first one to nationally take a swing…



Direction Steelers Take With Doran Grant Could Impact Draft Plans

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Doran Grant certainly didn’t see the field much during the 2015 season after being promoted to the team’s 53-man roster from the practice squad in early November. The fourth-round draft pick played just one snap on defense during the season and 17 more on special teams. Now that…


Coates’ Emergence Could Push Heyward-Bey Out The Door

If you’re a fan who has been paying attention, you should want Darrius Heyward-Bey back. He’s fast, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ best blocker, multi-facet special teamer, and a hand-in-the-pile guy. But getting a first-hand look at Sammie Coates yesterday could be the decision that causes him to bolt out of Pittsburgh….


Steelers Vs Broncos Sack Breakdown

Our final sack breakdown (though we’ll have a year in review) for the season. 1. 2nd and 6, 11:15 2nd. 11 personnel. Five blocking against a four man rush. Playcall is a designed bubble screen to the field. But Ben Roethlisberger has other ideas, looking to throw hot to Sammie…


Steelers Badly Lost Field Position Battle To Broncos

While there were many factors that led to the Pittsburgh Steelers losing in the Divisional round to the Broncos, one of the big reasons was clearly starting field position. Including five touchbacks off of kickoffs, the Broncos still managed to post an average starting field positive of its own 36-yard…


Markus Wheaton Muffs Debut As Punt Returner

When Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was ruled out for the Broncos game with a concussion, they lost not just one highly valuable player, but two, because he was not only their top wide receiver, but also their top punt returner. As it turned out, the Steelers didn’t really…


Steelers Defense Played Winning Football In Denver

Though the Pittsburgh Steelers defense may have surrendered a seven-minute, 13-play, 65-yard game-winning drive in the fourth quarter against the Broncos, the truth is that they played well throughout the course of the game in spite of a couple of unfortunate, fluke-like plays that helped keep the game close. The…


Jordan Berry Struggles At End Of First Season In Pittsburgh

Due partly to Markus Wheaton’s awfully poor showing in his debut attempt at being a punt returner, but mostly because of their punter, Britton Colquitt, the Broncos were able to spend the day consistently ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the field position battle, where they had an average starting…