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Week 3 Steelers Offensive Charting Notes

Stats are fun. We think so, and we’re pretty sure you think so too, which is why this season we’ve decided to make our charting notes a weekly series to follow every game. We will also likely follow up with quarterly, mid-season, and post-season charting notes as well that take…




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Steelers Loss To Eagles Included One Of Those Touchderceptions

Thanks to a holding penalty on Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro, the fourth quarter deep pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey wouldn’t have stood as a touchdown had it not been ruled an interception instead. With that disclaimer out of the way, I really wonder if this really…



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Week 2 Steelers Offensive Charting Notes

As Alex Kozora mentioned yesterday, we have decided to turn our charting notes into a weekly series to make use of the data that we collect, and also, frankly, because we enjoy doing them, and we assume that you guys enjoy reading them as well, as it helps to put…


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Sammie Coates Has Limited Role In Two-Receiver Sets

Over the course of the first two games of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have, predictably, run the majority of their offense out of obvious passing sets, namely the 11 and 01, with three and four wide receivers on the field, respectively. Though it hasn’t been as frequent as one…


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Steelers Spread The Ball To Nine Targets Sunday

In the wake of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory on opening day, I made note of the fact that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger highly limited himself when it came to distributing the football in the passing game. Over the course of the past few seasons, he has more and more utilized a…



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2016 South Side Questions: More 4WR Sets This Week?

The regular season is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…


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2016 NFL Week 2: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and Happy Bengals week as well. The Pittsburgh Steelers will have their home opener Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals and it figures to be a doozy of a game at Heinz Field. Personally, I don’t have a great read on this game heading into Saturday…


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Sammie Coates Looking To Stay On The Field

If there is one thing to be said for the absence of Markus Wheaton for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the regular season opener, it is that it gave the team the perfect opportunity to get a long look at the progress of second-year wide receiver Sammie Coates, who played extensively…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 1: Steelers Versus Redskins

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened their 2016 season as one of the two featured games on Monday Night Football visiting FedEx Field to take on the Washington Redskins. The Steelers hadn’t been to Landover since 2008 when they struggled early, falling behind 6-0 after the first quarter, before turning things around…


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Roethlisberger Leans Exclusively On Top 5 Targets In Season Opener

Here is one stat from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Monday night victory over Washington that you might find surprising—I know I did. Throughout the length of the contest, on 37 pass attempts, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger only completed a pass to five different targets. In fact, he only targeted those five players…