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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…


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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…



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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….



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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…






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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…


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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…