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Steelers Kickoff Coverage In 2013 Didn’t Match Up To Their Ranking

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers kickoff coverage team allowed an average of 22.3 yards per return and that was good for a 10th overall ranking. While those raw stats look good on paper, I’m about to show you why those numbers are really just fluff and why Steelers special teams coach Danny Smith has to […]

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Steelers Heath Miller Still Considered A Second Tier Tight End

It’s the dead time of year so we are due to have our share of player rankings by position over the course of the next month. On Wednesday, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com got the ball rolling with his look at the tight end position and chose to go with the tier approach. After placing Jimmy […]

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Not A Lot Of Negatives Associated With Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount

In addition to penalties, negative plays can absolutely kill drives for an offense. Just so you know, last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a total of 35 rushing plays that went for negative yards. During the offseason, the Steelers signed free agent running back LeGarrette Blount to compliment starter Le’Veon Bell. We’ve already looked quite […]

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2012, 2013 NFL Game Opening Drive Study

By Alex Kozora This past weekend, Dave Bryan posted an article containing Ben Roethlisberger’s career numbers on opening drives.  And as he wrote and a reader posted, a more full-fledged idea came out of it. Statistics are all relative. On the surface, it’s difficult to gauge how impressive Roethlisberger’s performance (37 touchdowns in 142 drives) […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – First Round

By Michael K. Reynolds No pick means more to a championship legacy in the NFL than the first round of the draft, and it can be argued the Pittsburgh Steelers have performed here as well as any other team over the last few decades. In the past, the Steelers earned their draft day creds from […]

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2014 Steelers Draft Exercise – Rank These 10 Potential First Round Targets

With 2014 NFL Draft now just a little more than one week away, there seems to be a consensus of 10 players that could possibly still be on the board when the Pittsburgh Steelers first round pick rolls around that could wind up being the pick. Below is a look at those 10 players and […]

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Steelers S Troy Polamalu Ranks In Top 20 Of NFLPI Top Player Sales List For Third Straight Year

According to a release put out on Monday by the NFLPA, two Pittsburgh Steelers players finished the fiscal year ranked in the NFL Players Inc. (NFLPI) Top 50 Player Sales list. While Super Bowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks finished the year ranked No. 1 on the annual list, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu finished 17th overall […]

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Mike Mayock Moves Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller Into Top Spot In Latest Rankings

With a little more than one week to go until the 2014 NFL Draft takes place, there’s a new leader in the cornerback clubhouse as far as rankings go for one well-known draft analyst. In the fourth edition of his position-by-position prospect rankings, Mike Mayock of the NFL Network now has Virginia Tech’s Kyle Fuller […]

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No Reason To Think Steelers TE Heath Miller Is Close To Being Done

So far during the offseason, there has been a large group of the of the Pittsburgh Steelers fan base that wants the team to draft a tight end early in this year’s draft to begin grooming to take over for veteran Heath Miller. In fact, prior to him getting extended several weeks ago, I even […]

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A True Height Study Of The Top Draft Hopeful Wide Receivers

By Alex Kozora There’s no question wide receiver is being talked about as a position of interest for the Pittsburgh Steelers for this May’s draft. Often times, the discussion centers on tall prospects. 6’4 or taller. In this group, there are plenty of them. But height isn’t the only factor of determining who is tall. […]

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2014 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Drop Percentage Rates From Greg Peshek

Greg Peshek of secondroundstats.com does a great job of charting college football metrics and on Wednesday, he released the 2013 drop rate percentages for several of the top wide receivers in the 2014 draft class on Twitter. Peshek also stated on Twitter that he only counts passes that he deemed as easy catches as drops, […]

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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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