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Steelers Rank 14th Overall In ESPN 2016 NFL Future Power Rankings

During this time of the offseason there isn\’t much meaningful news to discuss, unless you are a fan of the New England Patriots, so instead we will discuss the meaningless stuff such as the NFL Future Power Rankings that were posted Wednesday on ESPN.com. So what do Steelers fans have to look forward to in […]

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Digging Deeper Into The Magic Number Stat That Browns GM Michael Lombardi Taunts

Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post had an interesting breakdown Tuesday morning of a stat Cleveland Browns general manager Michael Lombardi likes to rely on that encompasses total rushes and total completions by a team over the course of a regular season as it relates to winning percentage and teams making the playoffs. Fortenbaugh\’s conclusion […]

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Steelers Running Back Snaps On Third Downs In 2012

I was asked by a reader if I had a break down of third downs from last season as it relates to which Pittsburgh Steelers running back was on the field the most. After combing through our charting files from last season, I was able to pull the game by game numbers of the third […]

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Mike Freeman Chooses Don Shula Over Chuck Noll As Best Head Coach Of The 70\’s

June 11th will mark what would have been the 100th birthday of legendary Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi and in honor of that, CBSSports.com is ranking the best coach from each decade of NFL existence. In his piece, Mike Freeman ranked former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula ahead of former Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery Is Jerricho Clutchery On Third Downs

Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is quietly entering his third year with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he hasn\’t been quiet when it comes to making chain moving third downs in his previous two seasons with the team. Cotchery, who will turn 31 years old in June, has registered 14 third down catches for 187 yards since […]

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Steelers Defense Still Oldest In NFL In 2013

Even though they chose not bring back defensive starters James Harrison, Casey Hampton and Keenan Lewis this off-season, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense still ranks as the oldest in the league, according to a study done on all 32 teams by Mike Sando of ESPN.com. While Sando doesn\’t give the average age for the offensive or […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Ranks 61st Overall On NFL Network Top 100 Players List

The annual Top 100 Players of 2013 show that airs on the NFL Network revealed their Nos. 61-70 ranked players on Thursday night and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger surprisingly wound up in the No. 61 spot this year. Last year, the 31 year-old Roethlisberger was ranked No. 30 overall in the rankings and fourth […]

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Can The Steelers Be More Run Balanced Directionally In 2013 With More Zone Blocking?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have predominantly been a heavy right handed running team over the course of the last several season, but in 2012 they were extremely right handed and really just a team that ran between the two guards. If you look at the table below, which runs from the left side to the right […]

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2012 NFL Stats – Team Explosive Plays Produced By Running Backs & Fullbacks

During the regular season, I write quite a bit about explosive plays of 20 yards or more as it relates to teams winning and losing games, but I have wanted to look at big plays produced by all of the teams running backs and fullbacks for some time now. The stats below reflect plays produced […]

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Brian Billick Ranks Steelers 19th Overall In Post Draft Power Rankings

Former Baltimore Ravens head coach, and current Fox Sports analyst, Brian Billick released his 2013 post draft NFL power rankings on Tuesday and he ranked the Pittsburgh Steelers, 19th overall and third of the four AFC North teams. Here is what Billick wrote about the Steelers: Just like the Ravens, the Steelers have had their […]

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Ryan Clark Thinks Troy Polamalu Is Third Best Safety In The NFL

On the Monday episode of NFL Live on ESPN, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark was asked to rank his top five safeties in the league and below are his rankings. 1. Earl Thomas 2. Dashon Goldson 3. Troy Polamalu 4. Eric Weddle 5. Jarius Byrd Here is what Clark had to say while ranking Troy […]

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Were The Measurables Of Steelers LB Jarvis Jones The Real Reason Why He Dropped In The Draft?

Following the 2013 NFL combine, Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN, and several others for that matter, had Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones atop their prospect rankings. These rankings were also released after Jones had been poked and prodded by every team doctor who wanted to check out his the spinal stenosis in Indianapolis. In a matter […]

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Statistical Look At The 2013 Draft Class Top Wide Receivers

Judging college players by stats alone is always a foolish thing to do because each faces a different level of competition and are used differently in a wide variety of offenses. Just because it isnt the end all, do all, however, doesn\’t mean that isn\’t totally worth a look. When comparing the top draft hopeful […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft: Ranking The First Round Draft Pick Options By Position Probability

The 2013 NFL combine is now behind us and we are getting a little better handle now on which players are first round prospects. We have also had more time to look even closer at the needs for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Below is a breakdown by position of how likely it will be that the […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Analysis: Running Backs – Early Look At The Rankings

By Christopher DiMarino This article continues along with my pre combine look at key positions for the Pittsburgh Steelers. For an explanation on how the rankings are calculated please reference the link below: http://www.steelersdepot.com/2013/02/steelers-2013-draft-analysis-inside-linebacker-early-look-at-the-rankings/ The Steelers had one of the worst running attacks in recent memory last season. Whether or not the blame is on […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Analysis: Wide Receiver – Early Look At The Rankings

Christopher DiMarino This article continues along with my pre combine look at key positions for the Steelers. For an explanation on how the rankings are calculated please reference the link below: http://www.steelersdepot.com/2013/02/steelers-2013-draft-analysis-inside-linebacker-early-look-at-the-rankings/ The Pittsburgh Steelers are in a unique situation at wide receiver. Mike Wallace is all but gone and there is a slight chance […]

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Ben Roethlisberger The 8th Best Quarterback In The League? Donovan McNabb Thinks So

Now that the Super Bowl is behind us, and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has won the game MVP award, the annual list making of the offseason has begun. Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was recently asked to rank the top ten quarterbacks on NFL Total Access and he ranked Flacco fifth overall and three […]

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Special Teams Stats Of Danny Smith From Time With The Redskins

The Pittsburgh Steelers named Danny Smith, formerly of the Washington Redskins, as their new special teams coach on Wednesday and a few people have asked if I could post the kickoff and punting stats of Smith during his nine years in Washington in one easy to find place. I have pulled all of the stats […]

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DiMarino: Looking Back At The Steelers \”Regular\” Season

By Christopher DiMarino The regular season has just ended, and for the first time since 2009, the Pittsburgh Steelers aren\’t playing football in January. I think that word fits the bill perfectly, “regular”. The Steelers were very regular this season.  This fits because for every win, there was a loss, for every advantage, a disadvantage. […]

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2012 NFL Wild Card Round Playoff Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Wild Card weekend is now behind us as the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans all advanced to the divisional round with wins. Below are the ANYPPAD (Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential) stats for this past weekend for all of the teams that played. If you want to get […]

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2012 NFL Week 17 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

The 2012 regular season is now complete and below are the ANYPPAD (Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential) stats for the season. If you want to get a better understanding of the stat, read here and here is the final regular season ANYPPAD stats from last year. It should be noted that the 7 […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Needs Initial Look

I am already getting inundated with questions via Twitter and email on my thoughts about the Pittsburgh Steelers and the 2013 draft now that the season is over so I will now lay out my initial thoughts on draft needs as a starting point. I am not going to get into specific players yet as […]

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Steelers Versus Browns: Game Time, TV & Radio Schedule, Odds, Trends, Stats & More – Week 17

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) vs. Cleveland Browns (5-10) Kickoff: 1 p.m., ET 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) Spanish […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – Cincinnati Bengals – Week 16

Below is the week 16 offensive line breakdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Cincinnati Bengals this past Sunday. Not a great showing in this game from the group as a whole as they allowed four sacks and several pressures in the game. The run blocking also was not up to standard as they […]

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2012 NFL Week 16 TOX Stats

There is just one week left now in the 2012 NFL regular season and here now are the week 16 TOX stats along with the year to date numbers for all 32 teams at the bottom. The +2 teams had a perfect 10-0 week 16 and that brings the year to date +2 number heading […]

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Steelers Defensive Coverage Stats Versus Bengals – Week 16

Below are the coverage stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 13-10 loss Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals. The completion percentage of 60% is a bit higher than what you would like to see as is the yards per attempt of 6.95. The 5.29 yards after the catch is also a bit higher than what […]

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