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NFL QB Leaders – Big Play Passes – Through Week 14

A reader asked me if I could compile a list of rankings for pass plays greater than 25 yards. Below is a table of rankings and the number of big pass plays each quarterback has had over 25 yards. Ben Roethlisberger is in 11th on this list about where you…



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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday December 17th

If you missed the media slam yesterday by free safety Ryan Clark, Scott Brown has the transcript here. John Harris does a great break down of the Steelers 3rd down woes on offense and how it has crippled them. http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_657746.html ESPN writer Paul Lukas gives some interesting facts about the…


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Steelers 3rd Down Stats Woes

The article by John Harris and the Steelers 2009 3rd downs woes got me thinking about what the Steelers offensive stats on 3rd and short this year. I classify 3rd and short to be 3 yards or less. This should be a high conversion rate to play winning football. Converting…


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Steelers Sign LB Johnny Williams To Practice Squad

The Steelers have signed former Kentucky linebacker Johnny Williams to the practice squad on Wednesday. Williams spent the preseason with the Jacksonville Jaguars but was cut on September 5th. At Kentucky, Williams was a three year starter at strongside linebacker and led the team with 5 sacks in his senior…


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Steelers Packers Week 15 Wednesday Practice Injury Report – Keisel Limited

The steelers began practice preparations on Wednesday for the week 15 game versus the Green Bay Packers. Safety Troy Polamalu (knee) did not practice on Wednesday and has already been ruled out for Sunday. Linebacker James Farrior (not injury related), center Justin Hartwig (knee), wide receiver Limas Sweed (illness) and…


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Roethlisberger 3rd Down Stats – Why Ben Is A Better Run First Quarterback

The Bruce Arians haters will absolutely love this post. It is proof that Ben Roethlisberger is better suited in a run first type offense. Arians did this initially in 2007, but has since drifted off into his pass first offense. The most noticeable difference is what happens on 3rd down…


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Redskins Sign LB Curtis Gatewood Off Of Steelers Practice Squad

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed linebacker Curtis Gatewood off of the Steelers practice squad. Gatewood had signed with the Steelers practice squad on Nov. 17, 2009. The signing now leaves the Steelers one spot to fill on their 8 man practice squad.


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Audio from Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Tuesday December 15th Press Conference

Audio from Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin press conference on Tuesday December 15th. Tomlin addresses the upcoming week 15 Green Bay Packers game on Sunday and takes questions on the past Browns game as well. As far as injuries go, Tomlin said Troy Polamalu (knee) is out this week as…



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Rashard Mendenhall Stats At 200 Carry Mark

Second year running back has now carried the ball 213 times in his young NFL career. I thought I would compile his stats for his first 200 carries and compare them to the some other running backs currently in the NFL at the same point in their careers at the…


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Arians Revealed Steelers True Offensive Identity In Cleveland

It may seem like an insignificant play as it was only the 3rd play on offense, but the the 3rd and 1 play call Thursday night against Cleveland revealed the Steelers true identity on offense once and for all. Sure this is not a mind blowing revelation to anyone who…


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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday December 14th

Joe Starkey from the Tribune Review writes about why it is important that the Steelers finish strong and how they do indeed have something to play for based on Steelers history. Ed Bouchette discusses the age factor in relation to the Steelers defensive side of the ball. Bouchette also points…


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Week 14 NFL Picks 2009

Below are my picks for the week 14 games around the NFL. You get what you pay for them. 10-5 in week 13 & 119-67 overall. Pittsburgh Steelers 20 Cleveland Browns 10 Indianapolis Colts 31 Denver Broncos 24 Minnesota Vikings 20 Cincinnati Bengals 17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 New York…


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Video Of Cleveland Browns Sacks Against Steelers

WARNING: The video you are about to see is not suitable for all audiences. Please ask all women, children and pets to leave the room before playing. Rob Ryan does a great job of using a walking around defensive front and disguised blitzes to get to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Pretty…