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2012 NFL Week 3 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 3 of the 2012 NFL season is now behind us and here are the final ANYPPAD (Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential) stats year to date. This stat is great for tracking teams success over the season and is a great measuring stick to show which teams might be headed for the post […]

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2012 NFL Week 2 TOX Stats

Week 2 of the 2012 NFL season is in the books and here are the second set of TOX stats for season along with the year to date numbers for all 32 teams at the bottom. For the second week in a row teams with a +2 TOX stat went 9-1 overall and that brings […]

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Steelers Worked Out Three Free Agent Defensive Backs Recently

Adam Caplan reported via Twitter on Wednesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers recently brought in free agent defensive backs Terrence Johnson, Dominique Franks and Akwasi Owusu-Ansah for workouts. The reason for the workouts was likely due to cornerback Curtis Brown and safety Robert Golden being dinged up in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. Brown […]

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Steelers Sign TE Justin Peelle, Waive FB David Johnson Injured

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a roster move on Monday as they signed free agent tight end Justin Peelle and waived fullback David Johnson injured. Peelle was originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL draft after playing his college football at Oregon. He was signed by the Miami […]

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Fantasy Look: Preseason Game 1 – Steelers Versus Eagles

Christopher DiMarino I know what a lot of you are thinking, fantasy in the preseason? While I will not get into projections and break downs until the regular season begins, I do want to write about what some fantasy relevant things to look for. This is an important game tonight even if it\’s only preseason […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – July 5th – Troy Smith Early Courtesy Release Edition

Bill Lubinger of The Plain Dealer reports that former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Troy Smith was released early so that he\’d have an opportunity to catch on elsewhere before training camps get started. Lubinger reports Mike Tomlin was the one to inform Smith of his release. Zac Jackson of FOX Sports Ohio has a piece up […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – June 30th – Hope & Pope Edition

Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Chris Hope, who has played the last six seasons with the Tennessee Titans, signed with the Atlanta Falcons on Friday. Tight end Leonard Pope is back home in Georgia and did a local radio interview in which he was asked about the offense and his role in it. Wide receiver Emmanuel […]

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Roster Battles: Nose Tackles

Today we continue on with our look at the training camp roster battles for the Pittsburgh Steelers by looking at the nose tackle position. Steve McLendon and rookie Alameda Ta\’amu are locks to make the 90 man roster and we will take a look at both of them more in depth later. Casey Hampton will […]

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Ryan Clark Tried To Warn Everyone About The Absolute Power Of Roger Goodell

The Pittsburgh Steelers as a team voted against ratifying the new CBA last summer and now it appears several players across the league wished they had done the same. Jim Corbett of the USA Today reported on Monday that Kansas City Chiefs right tackle Eric Winston expressed deep regret to his medium that the NFLPA […]

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Looking Back At The Circumstances That Led To Kendrell Bell Starting As A Rookie

The excitement about third round draft pick Sean Spence is back in full swing after the comments made by Kevin Colbert, Dick LeBeau and Keith Butler following the OTA sessions that wrapped up last week. While it is great that the rookie seems to be picking things up so fast, it is pretty close to […]

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Last Time A Rookie Started Season At Guard For Steelers Was Unfortunately Rememberable

I consider myself an amateur historian of the Pittsburgh Steelers and have a huge video collection of games dating back to the early 1970\’s. I also love going back in time via Google to read old newspaper articles about the team and that includes game recaps after disturbing losses as well. Ever since the Steelers […]

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Tragedies, Players And The NFL

By Christina Rivers Is tragedy a larger issue for past NFL players than we ever dreamed was possible? The death of Junior Seau has uncovered a dark side of the retirement world post-professional football that would have Obi Wan shuddering. The sports world is abuzz with questions about how the league will handle what has […]

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Steelers Sign T Kyle Jolly & Work Out Long Snapper

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed tackle Kyle Jolly to the 90 man roster according to several online reports. Jolly was released by the Atlanta Falcons earlier this month after spending time on their practice squad in 2011. Jolly was with the Steelers last year at training camp, but released prior to the start of the […]

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Post Draft State Of The Steelers Quarterbacks

It is time to wrap up the offense today by taking a look at the quarterback position post draft. There are not any surprises to be found here on the Steelers depth chart, so let this serve as more of a recap of where the main three are as they head toward training camp. If […]

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Report: Steelers Bring Back QB Byron Leftwich

The Pittsburgh Steelers are already making news on draft day as Ed Bouchette reports via Twitter that unrestricted free agent quarterback Byron Leftwich has been re-signed. Leftwich missed all of the 2011 season after breaking his left arm in a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons. He was placed on injured reserve at the start […]

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Analyzing The 24th Picks Of The Past Decade In The NFL Draft

By Cian Fahey While it may have absolutely no bearing on this year\’s draft class, or reflect the Steelers\’ ability to evaluate and draft talent, it is always interesting to try to gauge the quality of this year\’s draft by comparing it to previous ones. The Pittsburgh Steelers are picking 24th in this year\’s draft, […]

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Video: LaMarr Woodley Punks Three NFL Players With Fake GQ Photo Shoot

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley recently pulled a prank on Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Steve Breaston and Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis. All three players are made to believe that they will be part of a GQ Magazine cover shoot, but things turn very awkward when they […]

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Report: Cal Linebacker Mychal Kendricks To Visit Steelers This Week

Scout.com is reporting that University of California linebacker Mychal Kendricks has a pre draft visit scheduled this week with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kendricks reportedly has visits lined up this week with the Houston Texans, St. Louis Rams, Baltimore Ravens and the Atlanta Falcons in addition. Kendricks measured in at the NFL combine at 5111 and […]

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History Of Steelers Big Name Free Agent Losses Under Kevin Colbert

I posted the other day about the free agents that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed from other teams since Kevin Colbert took over in 2000 and now we will look at the notable free agent players that were signed away under the Colbert watch dating back to 2000. I use the word notable only in […]

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Antonio Brown: The Tip Of The Iceberg

By Jeremy Hritz No doubt, Antonio Brown is going to be a beast, even more so than he has proved already. Brown was tremendously productive at Central Michigan, catching over 93 balls in three consecutive years and accumulating 22 touchdowns. He even attempted five passes and threw for one touchdown. Brown had a somewhat of […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents Analysis: QB Byron Leftwich

Continuing on with our with our player by player look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents as we get closer to the beginning of the 2012 free agency period. We have started our analysis of the Steelers unrestricted free agents and we now move forward with the unrestricted group by taking a look at […]

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Report: Steelers May Have Interest In Talking To Hue Jackson

Alby Oxenreiter, Sports Director for WPXI in Pittsburgh, reports via Twitter this afternoon that a source has told him that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin may be interested in talking to recently-fired Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson about the still open offensive coordinator position. Jackson has long been speculated as a possible candidate […]

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Looking At The Steelers Top Offensive Coordinator Candidates To Replace Bruce Arians

The news officially broke this morning that Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will not be back in 2012 according to a statement by head coach Mike Tomlin. With the offensive coordinator position now open I have put together a list below of the likeliest candidates to be the Steelers next offensive coordinator. Tomlin will […]

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Wild Card Week TOX Stats – 2011 Season

The Wild Card weekend of the playoff has come and gone and it is time to look at the TOX results from the 4 games. The Houston Texans had a plus 5 TOX and easily took care of the Cincinnati Bengals. The New York Giants had a plus 3 TOX against the Atlanta Falcons and […]

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Advantage NFC? Looking At Top AFC Playoff Defenses Versus Top NFC Playoff Offenses

By Jeremy Hritz Recently on nfl.com, former Ravens coach Brian Billick posted a breakdown of the 12 NFL playoff participants and their rankings in what he feels are the most significant categories related to winning (here is the link: ). Those categories are as follows: Rushing offense Passing defense Rushing defense Passing defense Turnover differential […]

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NFL Wild Card Week Picks 2011

What a way to close a horrible regular season as I went 11-5 straight up in the week 17 games and 12-4 against the spread. Where has that been all season? Through 17 weeks I am now 156-101 straight up and a dismal 113-145 against the spread. I had a great 2010 playoffs, so let\’s […]

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