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James Harrison Seems Poised To Finish As A Starter

Although nobody seems to care (neither Pro Football Focus nor the league’s official statistics list it), James Harrison made his first career start for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2012 on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans, dropping in coverage as he watched William Gay return an interception for a touchdown. To drive the point home, […]

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Pro Football Focus Includes Roethlisberger, Brown On Midseason All-Pro Team

Pro Football Focus announced their Midseason All-Pro team on Wednesday and two Pittsburgh Steelers players were selected on the offensive side of the football. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger received the nod over Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady thanks mostly to his performance in the last two games. Khaled Elsayed writes: Pulled away from the competition with […]

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Steelers O-Line Play Leading The Way For Top Five Offense

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on pace to take the second-most sacks of his professional career in 2014, having been sacked 15 times thus far through five games at an average of three sacks per game. So how in the world could anybody possibly be trying to claim that the pass protection is actually […]

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Steelers Boast A Top 10 WR Tandem According To Pro Football Focus

In his first four seasons in the league, Antonio Brown has already gone to the Pro Bowl twice. Last season, he was named to the All-Pro team after storming past the Pittsburgh Steelers’ single-season record for receiving yards, and nearly tying the franchise single-season record for receptions in the process. The only reason, perhaps, that […]

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Lawrence Timmons’ Struggles Tied To Defensive Woes

For two straight weeks, one of the biggest issues plaguing the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has been a seeming inability to tackle the ball carrier, whether it was either a result of missing a hole or missing a tackle. Although Cortez Allen has given him a run for his money, no individual player has been more […]

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Pro Football Focus Breaks Down Ben Roethlisberger’s Passing Tendencies

It is with little anticipation for surprise that I write that the football analytics website Pro Football Focus often comes under fire for its grading system, and the manner in which they occasionally assign blame on a play. Cornerbacks tend to get the shaft if they don’t get anticipated safety help over the top, for […]

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Pro Football Focus Amends Steelers Depth Chart Grades

In an effort to demonstrate that they are not inflexible and unwilling to reevaluate their own work, Pro Football Focus has been going over their team by team depth chart grades recently and amending them to reflect new developments or new information. The Pittsburgh Steelers have not been immune to this revision process, as their […]

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Pro Football Focus Not Impressed With Steelers’ Depth

Earlier this offseason, way back in February, Pro Football Focus projected the starting lineups of each team based on their then-current roster, and the site actually came away with a fairly positive take on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 prospects. There were a few changes from the lineup since then, of course. Notably, at that time […]

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Pro Football Focus Studies QB Performance And Hits Taken

Breaking news: quarterbacks performance suffers when they get sacked or hit. So says the data set presented by Pro Football Focus. The conclusion seems alarmingly intuitive, but it’s useful to look at some actual statistical analysis to see what reality bears out, rather than relying on conventional thinking. PFF has published a series of articles […]

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Pro Football Focus Tackles Steelers Draft Needs

As the draft at long last approaches, many websites are still striving to fill the last week of dead space with draft coverage. We ourselves are no different in that regard, though we like to think that we keep things informative and useful. Pro Football Focus is one of these many sites, and they are […]

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Pro Football Focus Grades The Steelers’ Recent Drafts

Pro Football Focus is preparing for the upcoming draft by revisiting recent drafts from 2009 to 2011 on a team-by-team basis and seeing how those draft picks turned out a few years down the road, assigning a number grade based on performance and draft value. The Pittsburgh Steelers were on deck yesterday, and as one […]

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Steelers, Podlesh Have A Common Goal In Finding Consistency

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed yet another outside free agent yesterday, bringing their season total to eight. As a street free agent, he won’t have any impact on compensatory picks, assuming he even makes the roster. They added punter Adam Podlesh, who has the distinction of having been drafted ahead of Daniel Sepulveda in the 2007 […]

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Kozora: Free Agency Wish List

Free agency begins tomorrow. Although the Pittsburgh Steelers will never be big players, made especially likely with little cap space to work with, they still won’t stand completely still on the sidelines during this time. There aren’t any Eric Decker-caliber players below, but here’s a short wish list of free agents the Steelers should consider […]

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Don\’t Throw Rocks At Willie Colon For Not Taking A Pay-cut

It was reported on Thursday by Jason La Canfora that Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Willie Colon has said he is not willing to take a pay-cut after missing all but one game over the last two seasons due to injuries. Before you go throwing rocks at Colon for not wanting to take that pay-cut, I wanted […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – February 1st – Polamalu 6th Most Marketable NFL Player Edition

Troy Polamalu is the 6th most marketable player in the NFL, according to an exclusive survey of sports business execs, analysts and media members conducted by Street and Smith’s Sports Business Daily. Ben Roethlisberger finished tied for 20th on the list. US Ambassador to Ireland and President Emeritus of the Pittsburgh Steelers Dan Rooney has […]

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Will Ike Taylor Be Snubbed Out Of A Pro Bowl Selection Tonight?

The 2012 Pro Bowl 43-man rosters for both the AFC and NFC squads will be announced tonight at 7 p.m. on the NFL Network and the Pittsburgh Steelers look to have a few players that will make the AFC squad as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Mike Wallace both finished in the overall top […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – December 10th – Harrison Hit Talk Edition

Jamie Dukes tries to somewhat defend the hit by linebacker James Harrison on Colt McCoy Thursday night, but does not do a very good job in my opinion. Dukes really has become gun shy lately giving his opinion and you can really tell in this piece. The league has explained to Mike Florio why the […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – December 3rd – Cotchery & Saunders Interviews Edition

The Playbook preview of the Steelers Bengals game is now up on NFL.com and it has some good film breakdown on the two teams. In addition, the Tools for Victory segment is up as it focuses on keys to success for the Bengals running game. Tight end/receiver Dorin Dickerson is apparently no longer on the […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – November 9th – Clark Talks Mis-communication

Ryan Clark was on 93.7 The Fan last night and talked about the penalties in the game against the Ravens and defended his hit on tight end Ed Dickson. Clark also talks about the game winning touchdown where Clark says he was to blame for being out of place on that play and says mis-communication […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday October 28th – The Beard Salsa Edition

Teresa Varley of Steelers.com recently sat down with the always entertaining Ike Taylor in latest edition of the Steelers Speak. Taylor talks about the upcoming Patriots game. Ken Laird has the transcripts up from the Thursday Bruce Arians and Dick LeBeau media session that is worth a read. 93.7 The Fan has some great interviews […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday October 21st – Long Ball Edition

Yesterday I had a look at the long ball stats of Ben Roethlisberger from 21+ yards and Pro Football Focus has a look this morning at all quarterbacks in the league from 20+ yards. The 1 extra yard does not change the fact that Roethlisberger has had accuracy issues this year with his deep passes. […]

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The Ravens Traded For Lee Evans And You Can Color Me Unafraid

It should come as no big surprise that the Ravens acquired veteran wide receiver Lee Evans from Buffalo today in a trade. I posted last night on Twitter that this was my guess as the Ravens lack experience at the wide receiver spot after dumping Derrick Mason and failing to land Malcom Floyd. Before the […]

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Jerricho Cotchery Could Be Steal For The Steelers

Per the usual, the Steelers were not very active in signing outside free agents this year. They normally concentrate on their own free agents and add an inexpensive player here or there for depth. Today they agreed to terms with former Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery and it could end up being a steal if […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday July 13th – Harrison Calls Goodell Names Edition

Linebacker James Harrison called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a “crook” and a “devil,” among other insults, in an article in the August issue of Men\’s Journal magazine. Harrison also questions in the article whether a black player is punished more for a hard hit on a white player than the opposite. Former Steelers running back […]

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Willie Colon To Be Highly Sought In Free Agency?

The news last week that players like Steelers tackle Willie Colon will almost assuredly be unrestricted free agents, has started the wheels of speculation rolling as to who might now be the highest sought after free agents once the lockout is over. Adam Caplan of FOXSports.com released his top 15 sought after offensive players with […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday June 17th – Camp Tomlin Underway Edition

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is playing host to a free two-day camp yesterday and today for boys and girls ages 7-14 at Brashear High School. The camp is funded by the corporate sponsors, who underwrite the entire camp. Pro Football Focus has the pass blocking efficiency numbers up now for the tight ends and […]

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