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Watt, Moats Earn Highest Grades From PFF In Steelers Preseason Opener

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker T.J. Watt had quite a showing in the team’s 20-12 preseason opening win against the New York Giants as the first-round draft pick out of Wisconsin recorded five total tackles and included his first two sacks. Watt, who led the Steelers defense in total snaps…


Steelers In Good Hands With WR Antonio Brown When It Comes To Drops

With one week now remaining until the Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe for the start of training camp, you probably don’t need to be reminded about how good of wide receiver Antonio Brown is. After all, his career stats say it all when it comes to consistency, overall production and…


PFF: Shazier Led NFL In 2016 In Average Run Yards Allowed After 1st Contact

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier put together a very strong 2016 season as the former first-round draft pick out of Ohio State registered 87 total tackles for a second consecutive year in addition to intercepting three passes and forcing three fumbles. While tackle stats can be misleading at times,…


Le’Veon Bell Had Lowest Percentage Of Lost Yardage Carries In 2016

Within 12 days from now we’ll find out whether or not Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has signed a long-term contract extension as July 17 is the league deadline for that to happen. In the meantime, however, here is an interesting 2016 stat of Bell’s that Pro Football Focus…


PFF: Ramon Foster One Of NFL’s Best Pass Protecting Guards In 2016

If not for right tackle Marcus Gilbert, left guard Ramon Foster would easily be considered the Pittsburgh Steelers most underrated offensive lineman. Additionally, you could probably argue that Foster is perhaps the NFL’s most underrated left guard as the 2017 regular season draws nearer. On Wednesday, Pro Football Focus made…



PFF Tabs CB Ross Cockrell As Steelers 2017 Secret Superstar

In a Monday post on Pro Football Focus, Sam Monson attempted to identify a Secret Superstar for all 32 NFL teams ahead of training camps getting underway and when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers, he chose cornerback Ross Cockrell. Monson writes of Cockrell: A fourth-round pick by the Buffalo…


PFF: Roethlisberger Led NFL In Deep Passing TDs In 2016

You don’t need Pro Football Focus to tell you how much Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger likes to throw the deep ball as you should already be aware of that if you’ve followed his career. What you might not know, however, is that Roethlisberger led the NFL last season in…


PFF: Steelers Have 5th-Best Roster In NFL; Tabs Dupree Worst Starter

In a recent insider article for ESPN.com, Pro Football Focus ranked every NFL roster as they stand right now, focusing in particular on how the expected starters stack up in their own metrics and coming in fifth overall are the Pittsburgh Steelers. As for the Steelers biggest roster strength heading into…


Not Surprisingly, Recent Study Shows Steelers Don’t Play Rookies Much

Pro Football Focus posted a very interesting infographic on Twitter related to average snaps played by rookies by individual teams over the course of the last five seasons and it will come as no surprise to most of you where the Pittsburgh Steelers ranked. According to PFF’s numbers, the Steelers…


Stephon Tuitt Tied For 6th-Best In 3-4 DE Run Stops Over Last Two Seasons

At some point between now and the start of the regular season, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt will more than likely sign a lucrative long-term contract extension being as he’s now in the final year of his rookie contract. On Thursday, Pro Football Focus provided an interesting run defense…



PFF 2017 Mock Draft: Steelers Select Iowa DB Desmond King 30th Overall

With the annual NFL scouting combine now right around the corner, Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus released his latest mock of the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft on Wednesday and he has the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting a defensive back with the 30th overall selection. Palazzolo, who adds…


Steelers’ Ramon Foster Tabbed NFL’s Top LG In 2016 By PFF

Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster has never been selected to Pro Bowl during his 8 years in the league and probably never will be for obvious reasons. While Foster isn’t a high-profile NFL offensive lineman, he’s perhaps the most consistent one not only on the Steelers over the course of…