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2013 NFL Week 3 TOX Stats

Week three of the 2013 NFL season has now come and gone and below are the weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. This week, the teams that had a plus two or better TOX stat finished 8-2 (80%) and if you have been following this stat with me over the years, […]

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PFF Has Marcus Gilbert As The Steelers Second Best Offensive Lineman Against Bears

According to Pro Football Focus, Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert was the team’s second best offensive lineman Sunday night in the loss to the Chicago Bears as they scored him as only allowing one quarterback hurry during the game. The All-22 of the game won’t be released until early Tuesday morning and I can’t […]

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ANY/A Passing Stat As It Relates To Ben Roethlisberger & Steelers History

Over the years several people have tried to develop a stat that best measures how good a quarterback is. The passer rating is still used today, but since its development we have moved on to yards per pass attempt, net yards per pass attempt and adjusted net yards per pass attempt. If you read Pro […]

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Sporting News Thinks Le\’Veon Bell & Jarvis Jones Could Win Rookie Of The Year Awards

Recently, the Sporting News announced their top twenty candidates for the 2013 NFL Rookie of the Year Award and topping their list is Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le\’Veon Bell. Fourth on their list is outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, the Steelers first-round draft pick out of Georgia. Over the years, the Steelers have had six players […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Had Lowest Red Zone Sack-Interception Per Drop Back Ratio In 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has certainly taken a lot of sacks over the course of his career, and he currently sits ranked 23rd all-time with 344 of them, according to Pro Football Reference. 39 of those career sacks that Roethlisberger has taken have come inside the red zone and when you couple that with […]

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For Whom The Tall Bell Tolls – A Look At Steelers RB Le\’Veon Bell And His BMI

One of the knocks on Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell is his height, as he measured in at the 2013 NFL Combine at 73.375 inches. Bell was asked about his height during the mandatory mini camp in an interview on 105.9 The X Radio and talked about the pros and cons of it. […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Had The 3rd Lowest Bad Throw Percentage In 2012

Over the weekend, we took a look at the stats of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as it relates to him passing deep in his own end of the field, and today we will look at just how accurate he was in 2012 compared to other the starting quarterbacks in the league. The numbers below […]

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Was Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons The Biggest Top 100 Players Snub This Year?

It wasn\’t until I went back over the NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2013 list today that I noticed that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons didn\’t make it. If you want to talk about a total snubbing, this is certainly a great example of one. According to Pro Football Focus, Timmons ranked fifth on […]

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Former Steelers Linebacker James Harrison\’s Game Tough To Replicate

By Matthew Marczi Although former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison is now playing for the division rival Cincinnati Bengals, I think it is still safe to say that, for most fans, Harrison is and will always be a Steeler, having left an indelible mark on the organization and its history. Adding to the love […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger One Of The Best When Backed Up In His Own End

We already know how great Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is, but I wanted to look at some of his split stats as it relates to where he ranks against the other quarterbacks in the league over the course of the last five years when backed up deep in his own end of the field. […]

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Safety Troy Polamalu The Steelers All Time Most Overrated Player? Dave Dameshek Thinks So

With the NFL currently in the dead zone prior to training camps opening around the league, several of the major media outlets are scratching and clawing for topics to discuss. NFL.com is currently going team-by-team and listing the all-time players from each that they consider to be either overrated or underrated. As far as the […]

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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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