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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Third Round

By Michael K. Reynolds We’ve been doing the countdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers greatest draft hits and so far the discussion has remained…cordial. Well…now it’s time for the gloves to come off as things have gotten much tighter and difficult to discern in this round. You could shuffle the order of several of the names […]

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News Flash: Big Receivers Score Touchdowns Inside The Red Zone

I have posted several times this offseason about the Pittsburgh Steelers need to find a receiver that can score inside the red zone and especially since the team has now lost wide receivers Jerricho Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders during the free agent signing period. I don’t really care if that receiver is a wide out […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fourth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds Although the fourth round of the draft still allows for some river boat gambling by NFL front offices, it’s the beginning of the talent level where players are expected to at least provide quality depth to team rosters. The Pittsburgh Steelers have excelled in the top rounds of the draft and […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Sixth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The hits keep coming as we continue to explore the best draft picks of all time for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Continuing in their tradition of finding gems in small colleges the scouting team picked some real winners in round six making these selections the toughest so far. Just as reminder, our […]

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Mike Mayock Now Has Virginia Tech’s Kyle Fuller As His No. 2 Cornerback

Back in February, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock called Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller a “first-round talent” during his inaugural conference call, but even so, he still had Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard and Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert as his top two rated cornerbacks in his initial positional rankings. However, as of Monday, that has […]

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Poll: Rank The Steelers 2014 Draft Needs By Position – Version 2.0

Back in February we asked you to rank the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft needs by position and the results showed that most of you deemed the cornerback position as the primary need. That position was followed by safety and wide receiver. Now that the Steelers have made their moves during free agency and we see […]

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New Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount Solid On First And Ten During His Career

While it’s pretty obvious that new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount is not a three down player at the NFL level, there is one down and distance in particular  that he has excelled at since coming into the league in 2010. Dating back to 2010, Blount has averaged 5.47 yards per carry on first […]

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Steelers Could Get Extra Returns On Investment In New RB LeGarrette Blount

Not only will the addition of new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount help with depth in the backfield, the former undrafted free agent also figures to get a shot at being the kickoff returner in 2014 as well. Last season with the New England Patriots, Blount returned 17 kickoffs for 494 yards with a long […]

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Stats: With The Addition Of RB LeGarrette Blount, Steelers Don’t Stand To Lose Much

When looking at the stats that new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount put up last season with the New England Patriots, the first thing that pops out is his 5.05 yards per carry that he registered. In 2013, there were 47 running backs that carried the football 100 or more times and as the […]

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Red Zone Production Of New Steelers WR Lance Moore Over Course Of Career

We have already finished our study of new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore as it relates to the success he’s had over the course of his career on third downs and play on the road. Today, we will have a look at his production in the red zone. In the sortable table below, I […]

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Did New Steelers WR Lance Moore Only Play Well With The Saints At Home?

Since the Pittsburgh Steelers signed former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore on Friday, I received an email from a reader informing me that he is not very good outside of the Superdome, so I thought I would have a look to see whether or not that is true. As you can see in […]

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Is Lance Moore An Even Better Third Down Wide Receiver Than Jerricho Cotchery Is?

When the Pittsburgh Steelers signed wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery prior to the start of the 2011 season, one of the things that got me excited about him was his ability to move the chains on third downs. Now that he’s gone, the Steelers have signed former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore to assume […]

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Steelers LB Jason Worilds Ranked As The 18th Best Overall Free Agent By NFL.com

On Thursday, Chris Wesseling and Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com released their top 101 NFL free agents for 2014 and two Pittsburgh Steelers made the list. Outside linebacker Jason Worilds is ranked 18th overall by the duo and is the second-ranked linebacker on their list behind only Brian Orakpo, who they don’t believe will get away […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro Makes NFL.com All-Under-25 Team

During the offseason is usually when we see the major media sites start rolling out articles that revolve around list and rankings as they create discussion during the dead time and some are better than others. On Thursday, Elliot Harrison of NFL.com released his All-Under-25 Team and Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro is included. Harrison […]

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Super Bowl 2015 Odds: Steelers Listed At 40/1 To Win Super Bowl XLIX

The 2013 season is now over and the World Champion Seattle Seahawks are already favored to repeat next season, based on odds posted Sunday evening by R.J. Bell of pregame.com. The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of nine teams listed with 40/1 odds to win Super Bowl XLIX next February in Arizona. As far as the […]

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Key Spilt Stats Of The Top 10 Rated Wide Receivers In The 2014 NFL Draft

We have been busy compiling and archiving stats from the 2013 college football season and unfortunately I forgot to pass along a few of the results that we have. While stats certainly aren’t a good method for judging a player, they can give you a glimpse of the production that a certain player had in […]

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2013 NFL Regular Season Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

The 2013 NFL regular season is now over and here now are your end of the year adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats as we head into the playoffs. As you can see, the seven teams that finished with a 1.0 or greater differential all made the playoffs. In addition, 10 of the […]

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Steelers Versus Browns: Game Time, Line, Trends, Weather, TV & Radio Schedule – Week 17

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) vs. Cleveland Browns (4-11) Kickoff: 1:00 p.m., EST Site: Heinz Field (65,500) • Pittsburgh, Pa Playing Surface: Natural Grass TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2 Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Steve Beuerlein (analyst) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970) Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin (analyst), Craig Wolfley (sideline) […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Directional Stats Through 15 Games

As we head into the final week of the 2013 regular season, I thought I would post where the Pittsburgh Steelers currently rank both offensively and defensively in the league when it comes to the directional stats. I meant to do this every quarter of the season, but that plan slipped through the cracks. Rushing […]

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Cody Wallace, Ike Taylor Receive Top Grades From PFF For Win Over Packers

Pro Football Focus now has their grades up for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 38-31 win over the Green Bay Packers and the top two players are sure to surprise you. On offense, center Cody Wallace leads the way with a 2.5 grade. It was his third straight start and easily his best performance of […]

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2013 NFL Week 16 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 16 of the 2013 NFL season is now behind us and here now are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats as we head into the final week of the regular season. The defensive ANY/A stat for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now under 6.0, but this is a case of it […]

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Steelers Versus Packers: Game Time, Line, Trends, Weather, TV & Radio Schedule – Week 16

Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8) vs. Green Bay Packers (7-6-1) Kickoff: 4:25 p.m., EST Site: Lambeau Field (80,750) • Green Bay, Wis Playing Surface: DD GrassMaster TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2 Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Solomon Wilcots (analyst) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970) Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin (analyst), Craig […]

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2013 NFL Week 15 TOX Stats

Below are the TOX stats from Week 15 along with the new year to date totals heading into the Week 16 games. In Week 15, the teams with a plus two TOX differential went a perfect 9-0 (100.0%) and that brings the year to date record for the plus two to 121-28 (81.2%) with just […]

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2013 NFL Week 15 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 15 of the 2013 NFL season is now behind us and here now are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats. Despite their win over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a tiny step backwards as far as their differential went. A win is a win, however, and […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals: Game Time, Line, Trends, Weather, TV & Radio Schedule – Week 15

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-8) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (9-4) Kickoff: 8:30 p.m., ET Site: Heinz Field (65,500) • Pittsburgh, Pa Playing Surface: Natural Grass TV Coverage: NBC (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11) Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970) Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin (analyst), […]

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2013 NFL Week 14 TOX Stats

Below are the TOX stats from Week 14 along with the new year to date totals heading into the Thursday night game. In Week 14, the teams with a plus two TOX differential went 9-2 (81.8%) and that brings the year to date record for the plus two to 112-28 (80%) and amazingly that puts […]

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