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Examining Big Ben’s 2014 Completion Percentage: Part 1

The title of this article would seem to suggest an in-depth dialogue about the progression of Ben Roethlisberger’s game last season, but while we will take the time to examine the quarterback’s prowess in the upcoming days, today we will actually focus on how another area of the Pittsburgh Steelers’…


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Steelers All-22: Pattern Reading

Film room for the second time this week. Looking at one of my favorite, albeit difficult to articulate, concepts. Pattern reading is a concept I’ve mentioned and broken down before and over the summer, I’ve been attempting to learn a little more. Like a matchup zone in basketball, there is…


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DHB, Goodwin Look To Highlight 2015 Training Camp Battle At WR

At quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s disposal is arguably the most talented receiving corps in the entire league, littered with an All-Pro like Antonio Brown to up-and-comer Martavis Bryant. He even has “old reliable”, Heath Miller, his security blanket of a tight end who, even at 32 years of age, still gets the…


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Steelers All-22: Sail Concept vs Cover 3

We’re kicking off this Monday with some more Pittsburgh Steelers’ film study. A staple of the old Air Raid offense is the Sail concept, a combination of a nine, corner, and flat route. Essentially, a levels concept to one side of the field, making it an easier read for the…


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Archer Looks To Have “McCluster-Like” Role In 2015

Much has been said about the Steelers’ third round draft choice in 2014 being spent on a role player in Dri Archer, but for comparisons sake, there is hope to be had. His stat line of 10 carries for 40 yards and 7 catches for 23 yards is inexcusable for…


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Was RB Dri Archer In The 3rd Round A Wasted Pick?

With their third round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted the speedy 5-foot-8, 173 pound dynamo of a running back in Dri Archer. Turning the NFL Combine on fire with his blistering 40-yard dash time of 4.26, the second-fastest time since the NFL began measuring times…



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Steelers vs Titans First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. The first observation is obvious: the Steelers may have finally found a return man in Markus Wheaton. I don’t think any other Steelers returner has even been…





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Steelers Film Room: Cleveland Browns Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Scouting the Cleveland Browns during their comeback victory against the Tennessee Titans Sunday. It’s just one game, coupled with what we know about them from Week One. As I’ve always said, a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. Just keep that in mind throughout the…


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Steelers RB Dri Archer Plays With A Chip On His Shoulder

Pittsburgh Steelers running back/wide receiver Dri Archer might be small in stature, but he carries around a big chip on his shoulders. Archer said recently after practice that Kent State was the only school to offer him a scholarship because other programs were deterred by his 5-8, 173 pound size….


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Best And Worst Case Scenarios For Steelers 2014 Draft Class

By Alex Kozora Predictably and understandably, we’ve given a ton of attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class. But even after giving all of our opinions, no one can deny this is all projection. The measurables, tape study, debates, all now fruitless. What happens on the field is the…