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Ben Roethlisberger, Succession Planning, And The Pittsburgh Steelers

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers have been fortunate over the past ten seasons to have a franchise quarterback that has kept them competitive, never finishing a season below 8-8, and always staying in the hunt for the playoffs. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and eventually, the magic that Ben Roethlisberger […]

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2013 NFL Regular Season Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

The 2013 NFL regular season is now over and here now are your end of the year adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats as we head into the playoffs. As you can see, the seven teams that finished with a 1.0 or greater differential all made the playoffs. In addition, 10 of the […]

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Steelers Pro Bowlers Deserving, But So Were Others

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers will be sending two constituents this year to the Pro Bowl to represent their team. Considering they’re currently 7-8, that might sound about right, though when one considers that the 2-14 Kansas City Chiefs sent more than that to the Pro Bowl last year, questions might be raised. Certainly, […]

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Steelers Versus Packers – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The opening kickoff set the tone for what would be another rough day for the kickoff coverage unit—the second week in a row. The unit nearly lost the Steelers the game at the end. That was surprisingly only Lawrence Timmons’s second sack of the season. He normally has around a half-dozen by […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Packers – Preview And Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers notched their sixth victory of the season this past weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals, and probably their most impressive, as they played well in nearly all facets of the game on their way to a 30-20 win. Ben Roethlisberger, outside of an interception influenced by a strong wind, continued […]

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Steelers Likely To Renew Quarters Defense Against Packers

By Matthew Marczi Even without the services of Aaron Rodgers, the Pittsburgh Steelers must still be cautious of the big play when they face the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Matt Flynn tomorrow evening. Despite lacking arguably the best quarterback in the game, the Packers continue to employ a pass-heavy attack nearly two-thirds of the […]

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Packers Injury Report: QB Aaron Rodgers Ruled Out On Friday

When the Pittsburgh Steelers face off Sunday against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, quarterback Aaron Rodgers (shoulder) will be a spectator as it was announced on Friday that he has been ruled out for the game. Despite him practicing again this week on a limited basis, the Packers organization has decided not to […]

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Packers Injury Report: QB Aaron Rodgers Still Limited, Not Yet Cleared To Play

The Thursday injury report for the Green bay Packers is now in and it only has one change from the one released on Wednesday as defensive end Johnny Jolly (shoulder, neck) has now been ruled out for the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not practicing for a second straight day were tight end Brandon Bostick (foot), […]

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Packers Injury Report: QB Aaron Rodgers Limited Wednesday; Still Not Cleared To Play

The Green Bay Packers first injury report of the week is now in and shows that quarterback Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) practiced on a limited basis. Rodgers, however, who hasn’t played since injuring his collarbone against the Chicago Bears back in early November, still hasn’t been medically cleared to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He […]

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Steelers Could Be Eliminated From Playoff Contention Prior To Start Of Packers Game

With the Pittsburgh Steelers playing on the road at Lambeau Field this coming Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, the game won’t kickoff until 4:25 PM EST. By that time, they very well could be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs if things don’t go their way in the early games. The Miami Dolphins and the […]

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2013 NFL Week 13 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 13 of the 2013 NFL season is now behind and it’s time again to look at the adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats heading into Week 14. The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped .03 points this past week in their loss to the Baltimore Ravens and they currently remain ranked 15th overall and behind […]

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Dink And Dunk? Not So Fast

By Matthew Marczi When the Steelers first brought in Todd Haley as the new offensive coordinator, some criticized the decision to install what they pejoratively refer to as a ‘dink and dunk’ offense. As the season progressed and the team started losing games, many more joined in to the chorus. This season has been no […]

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Tear Up Your Mock Drafts, They’re Kindling Now

By Matthew Marczi I wrote before yesterday’s game against the Detroit Lions that the final score would be pivotal in determining how the remainder of the season would be viewed, at least by the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base. Were they to win, they would keep their fledgling division hopes alive, and would be well within […]

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Scary Ravens Pass Rush Will Harass Rodgers: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz The Bye Week is over, and we are still trying to figure out how the Pittsburgh Steelers can correct their ills and return to their winning ways. With that being said, we have to look at all areas to see if we can figure out just what it is that is leading […]

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Bengals And Ravens Have Tough Tests On Sunday: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz The AFC North has not exactly been impressive after two weeks, and though the Cincinnati Bengals seem to possess a formidable arsenal, they didn’t exactly put on a powerful display against a reeling Pittsburgh Steelers bunch this past Monday Night. This is still a division that is wide open, and after play […]

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Hritz: Steelers At Redskins Instant Analysis

By Jeremy Hritz Man, maybe Ed Bouchette was right. Maybe the 2013 edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers is just “okay.” There wasn’t much to celebrate on Monday night against the Washington Redskins, but there were some highlights worthy of recognition. With that said, here are my notes from last night’s game: A completion given up […]

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Allen’s Procedure Must Be Minor Or Secondary Will Suffer

By Jeremy Hritz Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen recently underwent a procedure to clean up his knee to alleviate the discomfort that he was experiencing. Mike Tomlin was optimistic about Allen’s condition and downplayed its severity. He said, “We wanted him to get the surgery done now so he can begin rehabilitating immediately. This surgery […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Has No Jealousy Towards All The Quarterbacks With New Deals

If all goes well in 2013, the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to extend the contract of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, whose current contract doesn\’t expire until after the 2015 season, next offseason. Being as the 2013 preseason hasn\’t even started yet, it\’s not surprising to read that preliminary talks of an extension between the Steelers and […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Now The 15th Highest-Paid Player In The NFL

Despite only winning one playoff game in five attempts, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan received a five-year, $103.75 million contract extension on Thursday that makes him the second-highest paid player in the league. Ryan, who is heading into his sixth season in the league, has $59 million of his new deal guaranteed, and he will […]

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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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Steelers S Ryan Clark Says He\’s Still Not Scared Of Ravens QB Joe Flacco

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had a heck of run through the playoffs last season that culminated with him winning a Super Bowl championship and an MVP award. Flacco has since been rewarded by the Ravens with a six-year, $120.6 million contract, but Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark still doesn\’t consider him to be one […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger & Sacks Per Game Career Stats

It certainly isn\’t a revelation that a quarterback has more of a chance to be successful the better his pass protection is, but I wanted to run the career numbers for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in games that he was sacked less than three times in a game and the study evolved from there. […]

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Hritz: Pre OTAs 2013 Steelers Season Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz Last year, I took the time to work through the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers schedule to make an early prediction of the success of the team. I worked through multiple iterations of this before finishing my final season prediction in which I forecasted that the Steelers would end up 11-5, beating the Baltimore […]

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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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Charlie Batch Thinks There Is More To The Steelers Drafting Landry Jones Than Meets The Eye

In a recent article by Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch weighed in on his former team signing backup Bruce Gradkowski this offeseason and drafting Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones in the fourth-round of the 2013 NFL draft this past weekend. Batch indicated that he thinks that the Steelers drafting […]

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Steelers Rank Fifth In Jersey Sales In 2012, Troy Polamalu Out Of Top 15

According to recent sales figures from NFLShop.com, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had the top selling jersey last year, while the San Francisco 49ers had the highest teams sales. In fact, Griffin’s jersey sales set an all-time record. As far as the Pittsburgh Steelers go, they finished fifth in team sales and safety Troy […]

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