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Steelers Poised To Repeat Rare Feat On Offense In 2015

There is no getting around the fact that the 2014 season was quite an exciting one for the Pittsburgh Steelers offense, with multiple players setting or tying franchise records, or even league records, and setting new precedents. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shattered his own franchise record for passing yards with 4952…


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Previewing The AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers

As training camp fast approaches, I’ve decided to break down the current state of the AFC North heading into the 2015 NFL preseason. A comprehensive Pittsburgh Steelers breakdown is on the slate for today, although I’ll likely revisit the team once the 53-man roster begins to take shape. The Steelers…


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Examining Big Ben’s 2014 Completion Percentage: Part 3

We’ve looked at a lot of vital factors to Ben Roethlisberger’s career year last season, and seen vivid examples of how the usage of running backs and the creation of mismatches with the receiving corps helped elevate the team’s offensive success in 2014. Because of the increase in higher-percentage throws…



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Breaking Down The Roster By Draft Class Under Mike Tomlin

Yesterday we took a look back at the inaugural draft class of head coach Mike Tomlin during his tenure as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Entering his ninth season, he has now gone through the draft process nine times, and he still has three players from that 2007…


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Examining Big Ben’s 2014 Completion Percentage: Part 2

In part two of our examination of Ben Roethlisberger’s career high 67.1 completion percentage, we’ll take a look at some other key outlying factors that impacted the quarterback’s success rate. Our very own Alex Kozora highlighted the creativity of offensive coordinator Todd Haley in a piece he did not long…


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Can Two Steelers Wide Receivers Each Top 1,300 Yards In 2015?

While the 2014 version of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense was certainly productive at moving the football, the 2015 version is expected to be even better. In fact, if things go as planned and the key pieces stay healthy, the team could have two wide receivers exceed 1,300 or more receiving…


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Steelers All-22: Brown, Wheaton, and Comparing YAC

Real quick breakdown I’d like to go over today. Noticed it combing through some tape the other day. We’ve had extensive discussions on how Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Markus Wheaton can improve his YAC and we’ll look at it again today. We can learn a lot by watching the great…


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2015 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Depth Chart Update: Wide Receiver

The Pittsburgh Steelers have recently concluded their offseason schedule, complete with nine OTA practices and the three-day minicamp, and are currently off for about five weeks before they re-emerge in Latrobe for the start of training camp. Not much is expected to happen between now and then as far as…


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Antonio Brown Should See Less Targets As Ball Distribution Rises

Last season, Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown caught the second-most passes in a season in the history of the league with his 129 receptions, shattering the franchise’s previous record of 112. Over the course of the past two seasons, Brown has hauled in an astounding 239 receptions, an…


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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Minicamp Wrapup, Terrelle Pryor, Ethan Hemer, Eli Rogers, Run Stats & More

Season 5, Episode 123 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and with Alex Kozora still sitting in for David Todd, we open the show by recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers mandatory minicamp that wrapped up Thursday. This includes us looking ahead to training camp from an injury standpoint and refreshing your memory on the PUP rules. Terrelle…



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Todd Haley’s Coaching Career Carries Theme At Wide Receiver

The other day, ESPN writer Matt Williamson visited the Pittsburgh Steelers’ minicamp in order to get a feel for the team with first-hand experience of the roster, and he came away impressed. I relayed yesterday his believe that the team’s rookie third-round wide receiver, Sammie Coates, has the potential to…


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Eli Rogers Catching Attention of Steelers’ Players

Wide receiver has been a popular position to discuss among fans and media during the offseason. The feasibility of Antonio Brown repeating the wild success experienced last year. Every single glowing report about Martavis Bryant, a prime candidate to breakout in 2015. The expectations for Markus Wheaton, now in his…



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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Minicamp, Vince Williams, Markus Wheaton & More

Season 5, Episode 122 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and with Alex Kozora still sitting in for David Todd, we open the show by recapping the latest news concerning Pittsburgh Steelers as it relates to transactions, throwback uniforms and minicamp nuggets. Also discussed in this show is the slot role that Markus Wheaton is expected to play…



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William Gay Shows Football IQ In Two Minute Drill

Part of practice is to work on individual fundamentals. But another section, especially when hitting is still outlawed, is dedicated to situational work. The Pittsburgh Steelers dedicated part of today’s first day of minicamp to their two minute drill. The defense prevailed as William Gay intercepted a Ben Roethlisberger on…


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Steelers Antonio Brown Is Money On Third Down

Over the course of the last two seasons, no player in the NFL has caught more passes than Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. Even so, many analyst still don’t view him as the best player at his position currently in the game. When you dig deeper into Brown’s stats…


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Steelers All-22: Importance of WR Versatility

It’s one of my favorite things Todd Haley asked his offense to do last year. We hear about versatility in a lot of respects from the Pittsburgh Steelers; Le’Veon Bell’s receiving skills, offensive lineman capable of playing several positions, you get the idea. However, one of the underrated requirements of…


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Ben Roethlisberger Lets Offensive Numbers Speak For Themselves

As the Pittsburgh Steelers’ OTA sessions wind down, and the earliest elements of the team begins to take shape and form some kind of primordial identity, it’s natural for people to begin to wonder just what the team might have in store for the league this season. That’s why it…


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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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Don’t Expect Steelers’ Wideout Spoils To Produce Many 4WR Sets

Around western Pennsylvania these days, there is a lot of excitement about the Pittsburgh Steelers offense, much of which stems from what is perceived as a deep and talented group of wide receivers, spearheaded by arguably the best in the league, two-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler Antonio Brown. Admittedly,…


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Martavis Bryant Also Hoping To Improve His YAC Ability

Much has been made this offseason of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton and where he will fit into the offense in his third season after serving as the primary player to line up opposite Antonio Brown for the majority of the 2014 season. Specifically, the focus has been on…