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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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Week 17 AFC & NFC Playoff Scenarios For Final Week Of 2011 NFL Season

We are down to the last week of regular season games in the 2011 NFL season and there are still 3 playoff spots left up for grabs along with several other week 17 playoff scenarios. Their is also a lot left to be determined as far as some seeding goes as only the Green Bay […]

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2011 NFL Week 16 TOX Stats

Week 16 is now in the books and all but three playoff spots remain up for grabs now. Here is our weekly look at the explosive plays and turnovers for the games this past week. The plus 2 number went 10-1 this past week and year to date in head to head games the plus […]

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Steelers Week 17 Sunday Game Against Browns Flexed To 4:15 Kickoff

The Pittsburgh Steelers week 17 game next Sunday against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland has had a time change. The game has been moved from a 1:00 p.m. EST kickoff to 4:15 p.m. EST start time. To add to the drama, the Baltimore Ravens Sunday game in Cincinnati against the Cincinnati Bengals has also been […]

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Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential Stats Through Week 15

Below are the Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential Stats from week 15 and you can see that the top 3 from last week, the Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers, all saw their differential lower in week 15. The Texans dipped down now under the 3.0 mark and the Steelers dipped […]

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Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential Stats Through Week 14

If you read my post on a regular basis you know of my fondness of the TOX stat and my new fascination with the Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential Stat. Both are not new by any stretch, but neither are actively tracked. If you want to read up on the first post I […]

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The Steeler Nation Week 13 Wish List

Despite their win last Sunday night against the Chiefs, the Steelers received almost no help in the other week 12 games to get some separation as far as the 2011 playoff picture goes. The Ravens, Bengals, Texans, Patriots, Raiders and Titans all won, and unfortunately the Bills did not knock off the Jets. The Steelers […]

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Steelers Bye Week Wish List

The Steelers are of course enjoying their bye week in week 11, but there is still a good chance they could retain the lead the AFC North division by the end of the early games. There will be a few other games that could go the Steelers way today that could help down the line […]

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2011 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2011 NFL season kicks-off tonight with the Packers hosting the Saints and it is time once again to throw out my prediction for the entire 2011 NFL standings and records. Last year I sold the Steelers short and had the Packers winning it all over the Jets and you can see that post from […]

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Steelers Falcons Preseason Game 3 Defensive Participation Chart & Personnel

Below is the defensive participation chart for the Steelers third preseason game Saturday night versus the Falcons. Like the offensive chart this week, nothing sticks out as far as the rotation into the game. The starters, as expected, saw a great deal of work as the starting linebackers and safeties topped out at 60 plays. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Falcons Game Recap Episode

Season 2, Episode 11 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I spend most of out time reviewing the Steelers 34-16 preseason victory over the Atlanta Falcons. This will be the formula we will use during the season and these are the podcasts we like doing the most–analyzing the play on the […]

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Steelers Falcons Offensive Line Breakdown & Blocking Report

With the third preseason game in the books it is now time to break down the performance of the offensive line and blocking by the offense as I do every week. As a whole the offensive line looked good and here is a breakdown by player. Marcus Gilbert – Gilbert made is first start of […]

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Steelers Falcons Preseason Game 3 Offensive Participation Chart & Personnel

Below are the offensive personnel packages, play counts and participation chart for the Steelers third preseason game Saturday night versus the Falcons. The third game is usually used as a dress rehearsal of sorts so it is no surprise that the starting unit received 27 plays of work. The order of the substitutions used after […]

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Steelers Defensive Coverage Stats Versus Falcons – Preseason Game 3

Below are the individual coverage stats and totals from the Saturday night preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons. The top table is by play and consist of which Falcons player was targeted with the pass, the yards gained on the play and the yards after the catch the receiver had on the play. Also included […]

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Byron Leftwich Having Surgery This Morning On Broken Arm

Steelers backup quarterback Byron Leftwich is undergoing surgery this morning to repair his broken left, non-throwing arm that he suffered in last night\’s preseason game against the Falcons. The injury happened in the third quarter when Leftwich landed awkwardly on his left arm after scrambling to the right side. He immediately ran to the sideline […]

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Steelers Beat Falcons 34-16 – Preseason Game 3 Recap

The Steelers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-16 in their 3rd preseason game of the 2011 season Saturday night at Heinz Field. The game got off to a fast start as Antonio Brown returned the opening kick-off 51 yards to mid-field. The Falcons were penalized for a horse collar tackle on the play so the Steelers […]

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Mike Tomlin Falcons Post Game Press Conference

Mike Tomlin held his post-game press conference following the Steelers 34-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons Saturday night at Heinz Field. Tomlin said quarterback Byron Leftwich broke his left arm and will be out for an extended amount of time. Tight end Miguel Chavis tore his left pectoral muscle. Center Maurkice Pouncey aggravated his left […]

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Steelers Falcons Preseason Game 3 Inactives

Below are the players that will not dress for tonight\’s third preseason game as the Steelers take on the Atlanta Falcons at Heinz Field. Head coach Mike Tomlin ruled out only Ike Taylor just a few days ago and a few more could sit out as well. Keep checking back up until game-time as I […]

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Preseason Game 3: 7 Things To Look For Against The Falcons

The Steelers take on the Falcons Saturday night at Heinz Field in their third preseason game of the 2011 season. The Steelers rebounded last week against the Eagles after a dismal performance against the Redskins and will look to build on the showing they made last. This will be the last game for 10 roster […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Falcons Pregame Episode

Season 2, Episode 10 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I discuss what has been a very quiet camp for the Steelers thus far. Fortunately there has only been one significant injury (to 7th round pick RB Baron Batch) and very little of the off-field drama that we have seen in […]

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Mike Tomlin Press Conference Talking Points For Falcons Preseason Game

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his pregame press conference today prior to the Saturday night game against the Falcons at Heinz Field. Audio is below: Tomlin says he is excited to play a quality team like Falcons as it will be a good test especially against the four man front of Falcons defense. Tomlin […]

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Report: Several Teams Show Interest In Willie Colon

It has been a very busy day on the free agent market and one of the Steelers unrestricted free agents, tackle Willie Colon, is reportedly drawing quite a bit of interest from several teams on Wednesday. Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com reported earlier today that the Seahawks, Bears and Bills all have interest in Colon, but […]

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Proving Pete Prisco Wrong Again On Troy Polamalu

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com continued his campaign against Steelers safety Troy Polamalu on Tuesday in an attempt to justify his article a few weeks back that stated Polamalu is the most overrated player in the league. Prisco appeared as a guest on Trib Live Radio on Tuesday and host John Harris asked him about his […]

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