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Steelers vs Titans First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. The first observation is obvious: the Steelers may have finally found a return man in Markus Wheaton. I don’t think any other Steelers returner has even been able to bring the ball […]

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2014 NFL Week 11 TOX Stats

I have now compiled the TOX stats through Week 11 of the 2014 NFL season and this week we had the plus two or better teams go a combined 6-3 (66.7%). Year to date, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat are now 98-17 (85.2%). Keep in mind that the expected number should be […]

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Steelers Brotherly Shove? This Might Be Proof Blount Had Issues With Haley

While going through the tape of the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night win over the Tennessee Titans, Alex Kozora found something very interesting near the end of a second quarter and he alerted me to it. After quarterback Ben Roethlisberger connects on a third down pass to Antonio Brown with 4:27 left in the first half, […]

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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Titans Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Sack breakdown of the five given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Tennessee Titans in Week 11. 3rd and 11, 10:17 2nd. Shotgun, 11. Dri Archer motioned from the backfield out wide to a trips look. Steelers blocking with six, including Heath Miller on a block/release. Titans rush just three. Appears […]

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Kozora Chalk Talk Video: Le’Veon Bell And The Steelers Power O

By Alex Kozora Back at it with another edition of Chalk Talk. Football purists will love this one. The Pittsburgh Steelers ran for 206 yards Monday night against the Tennessee Titans and the Power O concept helped seal the victory. Today, we’ll break down the concept on a Le’Veon Bell 10 yard run late in […]

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Le’Veon Bell Has Had Lighter Workload As A Runner Than Last Year

After the expulsion of free agent signing LeGarrette Blount, and the promotion of running back Josh Harris from the practice squad, the Steelers now have a grand total of 12 carries’ worth of experience at the position behind starter Le’Veon Bell. Rookie Dri Archer has carried the ball eight times this year in nine games, […]

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Ross Ventrone Getting Back Up To Speed On Special Teams

Safety Ross Ventrone was a fringe roster hopeful last year when he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, hoping to earn his keep on special teams. A missed play or two during the preseason quashed any hopes of making the team in 2013, however, not to mention the fact that the Steelers already had four safeties […]

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Steelers Will Benefit From Further AFC North Cannibalism

The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in the unfortunate situation of being in arguably the toughest—and certainly the closest—division in football right now, with the AFC North being the only division in the league in which no team has a losing record. In fact, all four teams in the division have at least a .600 winning […]

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LeGarrette Blount Failed Steelers Both On And Off The Field

Back in the early stages of the offseason, after former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer chose to sign with the Arizona Cardinals instead of re-signing with the Steelers, the front office began turning their focus to other options. One of those options turned out to be LeGarrette Blount, who came in for a visit […]

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Contrary To Popular Belief, Steelers Are Throwing Deep Quite A Bit This Season

If you think the Pittsburgh Steelers don’t throw deep down the field enough this season, you might be interested in the stats that I compiled below. Through their first 11 games of the season, the Steelers have thrown a pass that has traveled 15 or more yards past the line of scrimmage 81 times and […]

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Opportunity In Hand, Steelers RB Josh Harris Can No Longer Play The Blame Game

After the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to cut ties Tuesday with running back LeGarrette Blount as a result of him walking off of the field before the end of the Monday night game against the Tennessee Titans, they filled his spot on the roster by promoting running back Josh Harris from the practice squad. Now, with […]

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2014 NFL Week 11 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With 11 weeks of 2014 NFL season is now in the books, here are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats (ANY/A) for all 32 teams. Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Tennessee Titans Monday night, their adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stat went in the wrong direction. The Steelers defense […]

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Steelers To Face 3 Teams Coming Off Monday Night Games In 5 Five Contests

After the bye week the Pittsburgh Steelers will play three of their final five games at home with their two road games coming against the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons. However, as one of my followers pointed out to me on Twitter Wednesday, three of the Steelers five opponents that they will face to close […]

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Heath Miller Key In Improved Steelers Running Game

Two years ago, in his first year under new offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s system, veteran tight end Heath Miller was having arguably the best season of his career all around, being pass catching to blocking. After he suffered a knee injury in the penultimate game of the 2012 season, he was able to come back […]

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Midseason Hindsight: Reviewing Steelers Free Agent Signings

The Pittsburgh Steelers were bigger players in free agency this offseason than they had been in several years, dipping into the talent pool and coming away with a number of players at varying contract levels, destined for all sorts of roles within the team. Some of those signings have admittedly worked better than others. In […]

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Splash Plays Have Been Even Tougher To Come By On The Road

The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to record a single turnover in either of their first two games. Over the course of the next seven, however, they turned things around and nearly averaged two per game, with a total of 13 interceptions and fumbles recovered. Over the last two games, there’s been just one turnover, while the […]

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Steelers Have Two Weeks To Make Up Plan For Rookie RBs

Those who were not in and around the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room, us bloggers naturally included, surely did not know the extent to which the dissatisfaction with free agent running back LeGarrette Blount had ballooned in the time leading up to his prompt dismissal yesterday afternoon. Blount was brought in during the offseason after the […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Passing Chart From Titans Game

As promised, here is the passing chart for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from the Monday night game against the Tennessee Titans. As you can see by the blue dots, Roethlisberger was 13-of-14 passing on throws that traveled 10 or less yards past the line of scrimmage. Roethlisberger’s only incompletion was the throw to running […]

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Steelers Film Room: Power Counter Runs Successful Against Titans

The Pittsburgh Steelers got their running game back on track Monday night against the Tennessee Titans and many of the successful runs that Le’Veon Bell had in the game came courtesy of some power-o counter runs with right guard David DeCastro pulling to the left. In total, I counted seven plays in the game Monday […]

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Snap Counts For Steelers Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt Moving In Wrong Direction

As the Pittsburgh Steelers enter their bye week, a quick look at the team snap counts after the first 11 games reveals that rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt has seen the field on defense 143 times. That might be fine if Tuitt’s snap were on the rise over the course of the last four games, […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 11 vs. Titans

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers nearly had to leave Nashville like so many others before them; with nothing more than a worn-out guitar case and a broken heart. Fortunately, with a masterful fourth quarter performance, the team beat the Tennessee Titans 27-24 in Grand Ole Opry style. So before the banjo gets any […]

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Steelers Should Consider Bringing Back LaRod Stephens-Howling If Healthy

With running back LeGarrette Blount now gone following his Tuesday waiving for conduct detrimental to the team, the Pittsburgh Steelers will need to decide over the course of the next few weeks who will backup starter Le’Veon Bell. If the Steelers choose not to replace Blount with practice squad running back Josh Harris, they might […]

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Jerome Bettis Thinks Steelers Should Act Swiftly In Disciplining LeGarrette Blount

Upset about the amount of playing time that he has received as of late, Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount reportedly left the field Monday night prior to the conclusion of the game against the Tennessee Titans. Those actions are of course drawing reactions and former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis chimed in with his […]

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Steelers Might Be Forced To Work Things Out With Blount

It will be interesting to see how Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin handles the situation with disgruntled running back LeGarrette Blount moving forward into the bye week, but due to lack of depth currently on the roster, I will be surprised if Blount is waived. While several of you are wanting the Steelers to […]

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Steelers Defense Pending Makeover Following Bye Week

Over the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has allowed an average of 22 points per game on the road, albeit against inferior opponents by record. That is actually an improvement, at least in terms of raw numbers, over what has been a difficult season defensively for an organization traditionally defined by stout play […]

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Steelers Animated Gifs: RB Le’Veon Bell Goes for 200 Plus Against Titans

I will be pulling more of these, but wanted to make sure post a few animated gifs of several runs that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell had Monday night in the 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans.

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