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2012, 2013 NFL Game Opening Drive Study

By Alex Kozora This past weekend, Dave Bryan posted an article containing Ben Roethlisberger’s career numbers on opening drives.  And as he wrote and a reader posted, a more full-fledged idea came out of it. Statistics are all relative. On the surface, it’s difficult to gauge how impressive Roethlisberger’s performance (37 touchdowns in 142 drives) […]

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Former Steelers DL Kimo von Oelhoffen To Coach Western Oregon University Defensive Line

Kimo von Oelhoffen played six season on the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line from 2000-2005 and now he is passing on his knowledge to college athletes as a coach. On Tuesday, Western Oregon University announced the hiring of von Oelhoffen as their new defensive line coach. “I was fortunate to have some great mentors,” von Oelhoffen […]

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A QB-Neutral Look At Darrius Heyward-Bey’s History Of Drops

The Pittsburgh Steelers made it official yesterday by signing former Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey in a move surely aimed toward replenishing the depth and patching holes caused by free agency departures ahead of the draft in May. The contract was a one-year deal, most certainly for the veteran-minimum value for […]

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Breakdown Of New Steelers S Mike Mitchell

By Alex Kozora Using the All-22 Coaches Tape, here is an evaluation of new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell. Beginning with individual game breakdowns and notes. I watched five games of Mitchell in 2013. For each, I did a pre and post snap tally. Looked at the following categories. Pre-Snap Free Safety or Strong Safety […]

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High Draft Picks Are For Losers

By Michael K. Reynolds Should you cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cincinnati Bengals or hope they lay down in order to get a better position in the draft? Here’s your clue: High draft picks are for losers. Sure. You might end up with the number one overall draft pick and get winners like Andrew Luck (2012) and Cam Newton (2011). But […]

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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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Breakdown Of New Steelers T Levi Brown Versus Buccaneers

By Alex Kozora Snap-by-snap breakdown of the newest Pittsburgh Steeler left tackle Levi Brown (#75) in his last game with the Arizona Cardinals versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 3 Run Block/Pass Block: 0/3 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 15:00 1st. Pass. RB chips to his side. […]

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Roethlisberger Could Hit 30,000 Passing Yards For His Career Against Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger only needs 156 yards passing yards Sunday in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans to hit 30,000 for his career, but that number is the furthest thing from his mind right now. “You know, I’ve never been one about individual goals,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday. “It’s more about the team […]

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QB Brian Hoyer Back In AFC North After Signing With Browns On Thursday

Quarterback Brian Hoyer is back in the AFC North again after signing a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. Hoyer, who released by the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, now figures to push both Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell hard in training camp. It should be noted that Hoyer received some guaranteed money in […]

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Steelers Pass Defense Has Made Strides, But Run Defense Suffered Against Chiefs

The shoulder injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger certainly is the top story right now, but now that we have some clarity as to what it actually is, we can now move on to other topics. One of those topics should be the play of the Steelers pass defense in the last four […]

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Six Week 10 Sunday Games To Watch That Could Help The Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers don\’t play until Monday night so Steeler Nation can sit back on Sunday and watch several games that will continue to shape the AFC playoff picture. Below are six games to have your eyes on for pretty obvious reasons. Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders – The Raiders beat the Steelers earlier this […]

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Casey Hampton Says Bengals Fans Still Cry About 2006 Hit On Carson Palmer

We all remember the AFC Wildcard game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers back in early 2006, as it was the game that featured Steelers defensive end Kimo von Oelhoffen falling into the knee of Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer tore two ligaments on the play and the Steelers ended up winning the […]

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Fantasy Predictions & Analysis Week 5: Steelers Versus Eagles

Fantasy Overview: The Philadelphia Eagles are looking good going into Week 5. They have a tough defense and their offense is proving that it can compete in tough games. A close victory over the New York Giants is the Eagles latest accomplishment and they have overcome a lot of issues to get to their 3-1 […]

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Potential Adjustments & Improvements Hopefully Forthcoming For The Steelers

Jeremy Hritz It has been nearly a week since the Pittsburgh Steelers blew the lead in Oakland, yet it still looks as ugly as ever when watching it again. While we keep searching for the silver lining in the game on defense, it is difficult to find one, and consequently, the panic has definitely set […]

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Breaking Down The Roethlisberger To Brown Touchdown Pass Against The Raiders

Earlier in the week I broke down the long touchdown run of Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden against the Pittsburgh Steelers and it included a nice read of the defense by Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger also had a great defensive read and check in the game that resulted in the […]

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Fantasy Rewind: Week 3 Versus Oakland Raiders

By Christopher DiMarino Steelers Versus Raiders Recap: This game was very different from what I thought it would be. I wasn’t surprised it was close, but I was surprised by the timeline of scoring events. The Steelers got started quick and scored with ease early. In the end, however, it was the Raiders who came […]

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Steelers Defense Predictable? Against The Raiders They Were Several Times Pre Snap

The play of Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer this past weekend can not be understated, but the defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly helped the veteran quarterback out by declaring what they were going to do several times during the game pre snap. You are likely reading quite a bit today about how “predictable” the […]

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Looking At The Steelers Defense On First Down Through 3 Games

A reader emailed me to ask about the first down woes thus far this season for the Pittsburgh Steelers on defense, so I thought I would compile the results league wide and have a look at it. First let\’s look at the Steelers in the regular season on first down over the course of the […]

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Report: Steelers S Ryan Mundy Fined $21,000 For Hit On Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

Rich Walsh of WPXI TV reports via Twitter that Steelers safety Ryan Mundy has been fined $21,000 for his hit Sunday on Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. Mundy reportedly will appeal the fine according to the report. Heyward-Bey reportedly suffered a concussion and a strained neck on the hit by Mundy, but has since […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders Game Rewind – Second Half Notes

Rookie Kelvin Beachum starts the second half with a false start. Ben Roethlisberger was off the mark trying to drop a deep ball into Mike Wallace and the Steelers are facing second and long. On third down Roethlisberger misses Antonio Brown on the right sideline that would have likely moved the chains. The Steelers quarterback […]

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Steelers Winners And Losers – Week 3 – Raiders

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 34-31 to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday and have now dropped to 1-2 on the young season. Below are 4 players that I thought had winning performances in the game and 4 more that had losing performances. Winners: Heath Miller – The fantastic start to the season for Miller continues as […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders Game Rewind – First Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 34-31 to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. The opening kickoff ends with kicker Shaun Suisham having to make the tackle. Not a good start by special teams. On the first play for the […]

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Steelers Drop To 1-2 In Week 3 Loss To Raiders – Game Recap

Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 43 yard as time ran out to hand the Pittsburgh Steelers their second loss of the 2012 season. For the Raiders it was their first win of the season as quarterback Carson Palmer  was 24-of-34 passing in the game for 209 yards with 3 touchdown passes. The Steelers […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders: Prediction & 7 Keys To The Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers take their 1-1 record out west to the Black Hole to face the winless Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon. Below are 7 things to watch for specifically in this game along with my prediction at the end of it. In case you missed it, here is my full preview of the game […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Raiders Preview & Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz Week three is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are making the trip to Oakland to take on the 0-2 Oakland Raiders. While it appears that this is an easy victory with all of the injuries in the Raiders secondary, there are no such things as gimme in the NFL. The last time […]

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Fantasy Predictions & Analysis Week 3: Steelers Versus Raiders

Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: This matchup is very interesting. Most Steelers fans won’t worry about this game for a second because Ben Roethlisberger has looked incredible and the Raiders haven’t looked great. But what interests me is that this is a matchup of the two most notably struggling run offenses. Darren McFadden is an exciting […]

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