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Steelers First Quarter Offensive Charting Notes

Yesterday, we brought you the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive and defensive charting notes for the team’s most recent game. Today, we bring you a broader, more comprehensive look at what the team has done on offense and defense, now that we have a broader body of work to revisit. Here are…


Week 4 Offensive Charting Notes

It’s time for your weekly charting notes, and given some weekly changes in circumstances, we have some interesting points to address this week for the Pittsburgh Steelers on the offensive side of the ball. As usual, we will start with a breakdown of the Steelers’ personnel packages over the course…




Tight End Usage Starkly Declines As Steelers Trail Against Eagles

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers opened with a 12 personnel look to being their first offensive series. With Jesse James lined up offset to the right of the offensive line and first-year tight end Xavier Grimble serving as the in-line blocker on the left side, though both ran a route…


Steelers Vs. Eagles: Player Snap Counts – Week 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 34-3 to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday and now enter Week 4 of the 2016 regular season with a record of 2-1. The initial snap counts from the Week 3 road game are now in and as usual, here is a recap of the notable numbers…


Confidence In Backup TEs May Favor More Snap Distribution

Over the course of the past couple of days, I have taken the time to do some film studying on the blocking of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ top two tight ends right now on the depth chart, namely second-year current starter Jesse James and the returning veteran, David Johnson, whose position…


Steelers Film Room: David Johnson Vs Bengals

In hindsight, it certainly appears to be a good thing that the Pittsburgh Steelers made the decision, which many seemed to believe as a mere afterthought, to bring back tight end David Johnson, whom they originally drafted in 2009, and who played in Pittsburgh until 2013 before spending two seasons…


Steelers Film Room: Jesse James Run Blocking Vs Bengals

I reserved some time earlier in the week to gives some props to second-year tight end Jesse James, who caught three big passes for the Pittsburgh Steelers on his three of five catchable targets. His early showing as a receiving target has been roughly as good as could be anticipated,…


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…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 2: Steelers Versus Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the home portion of their 2016 schedule at a rain-soaked Heinz Field Sunday with a 24-16 win of the Cincinnati Bengals. Weather conditions were a big factor as both quarterbacks struggled to deliver the football accurately and each team’s star receiver was basically a non-factor. The…


Tackle-Eligible, Fullback Sighted Late In Steelers’ Victory

You may recall that last week after the victory over Washington, I wondered why the Pittsburgh Steelers had chosen to use an inexperienced third tight end over a tackle-eligible option, which seemed to be their preferred method of getting an extra blocker on the field over the course of the…


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…