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Steelers Passing & Rushing Stats By Personnel Groupings Versus Jets

Below are the passing and rushing stats from the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-10 win over the New York Jets this past Sunday broken down by personnel groupings. While the overall run/pass balance was about even in the game, 13 of the 28 rushes came when the offense used 13 personnel, which…



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Dick LeBeau Talks Big Nickel – Says He Looks At Worilds & Carter As The Same

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau was asked about the use of the Big Nickel package that he broke out in the Sunday win over the New York Jets that featured 4 defensive linemen, 2 inside linebackers and 5 defensive backs. LeBeau was asked specifically what his theory behind using…




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Steelers Injury Report: No Practice For Polamalu Or Harrison On Thursday

The Thursday injury report is still a few hours away from being released, but the early word from several in the Pittsburgh media via Twitter is that both safety Troy Polamalu (calf) and linebacker James Harrison (knee) will not practice today. The news is not surprising as Harrison has yet…


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Roethlisberger Looks To Give Steelers First Road Win In Oakland Since 1995

Sunday against the Oakland Raiders the Pittsburgh Steelers will be looking for their first road win against the Silver and Black since 1995 when they won 29-10. The Steelers last trip out to Oakland was not a memorable one for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who went 25-of-37 in the game passing…


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Breaking Down The Isaac Redman Long Run Versus The Jets

One of the few nice runs that the Pittsburgh Steelers had this past Sunday in their 27-10 over the New York Jets came on the second play of their second drive and it is illustrated in the animated gif below. On 1st & 10 the Steelers offense was in 21…


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Roethlisberger & Seymour Have Laughed Off 2010 Punch

The last time that the Pittsburgh Steelers faced the Oakland Raiders they handled them easily at Heinz Field. The 35-3 win was not without incident though as Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour was ejected for an open-handed punch to the face of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger just seconds after he threw…


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Three Emerging Patterns For The Steelers & Ryan Clark’s Guns

By Jeremy Hritz There were many positives to take away from the Pittsburgh Steelers first win of the season against the Jets, yet unquestionably, there are several areas of improvement that if the Steelers can address effectively, will result in a championship caliber team come playoff time. While it is…


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Steelers Defensive Coverage Stats Versus Jets – Week 2

Below are the coverage stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their Sunday home opening win against the New York Jets. I always like to warn with these stats that Steelers play a whole lot of zone coverage so don\’t get so caught up in completion percentages. The best thing to…


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Steelers Jets Week 2 Defensive Participation Chart

Below are the defensive player, play counts and participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 2 game against the New York Jets. Player Notes: Nose tackle Casey Hampton played three times the amount of snaps that Steve McLendon did in this game and I found that a little surprising. Larry…


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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – New York Jets – Week 2

The run blocking in this game was pretty bad and there were only about 4 plays in total where I thought all 5 linemen did their job well at the same time. If it is any consolation, I thought the pass protection overall was good, but a shorter passing game…


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Raiders Wednesday Injury Report – McClain, Barnes, Spencer & Francies DNP

The Wednesday practice participation injury report for the Oakland Raiders is now in and it shows that tackle Khalif Barnes (groin), cornerback Shawntae Spencer (foot), cornerback Coye Francies (concussion) and linebacker Rolando McClain (ankle/concussion) did not practice. Spencer is expected to miss the game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, while…





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Steelers Getting \”Moore\” Out Of Baron Batch

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided not to bring back veteran third down running back Mewelde Moore this offseason and he ultimately signed with the Indianapolis Colts. While Moore was never regarded as being a premier-type running back, his ability to recognize blitzes and pick them up on third down was always…



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Steelers Face Familiar Face Sunday In Raiders QB Carson Palmer

There is one thing that you can say about Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, and that is that he never disrespects an opponent. Every week during his Tuesday press conference he rolls through the upcoming opposition on both sides of the ball which often times makes you think that…


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Steelers Break Out 4-2-5 Big Nickel Versus Jets

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense unveiled a new Big Nickel look on Sunday in their 27-10 win over the New York Jets when they broke out their 4-2-5 personnel group that featured four defensive linemen and no outside linebackers on the field. Head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about this new…


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Steelers Jets Week 2 Offensive Participation Chart

Below are the offensive player, play counts and participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 2 game against the New York Jets. We are now posting the personnel groupings separate and you can see the week 2 numbers here. Player Notes: Running backs Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer nearly had…


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Steelers Still Struggle With Personnel Grouping Changes – The 10 Man Sack

If you have paid close attention to the first two games of the Pittsburgh Steelers this year, you probably have seen some miscommunication at times when trying to switch personnel groupings in and out between plays. This is not too surprising, especially since it is early in the season and…


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Steelers To Face Raiders Team With Injury Issues At Cornerback

If you happen to own Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger or wide receivers Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown in your fantasy league, you really should consider putting them in your lineup this week, as the Oakland Raiders have serious issues right now at the cornerback position thanks to injuries. In…