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Pro Football Focus: Roethlisberger Tops In League Last Season When Under Pressure

According to the data compiled last season by Pro Football Focus, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was the best in the league when it came to making plays while under pressure. According to PFF, Roethlisberger threw 11 touchdowns against one interception while under pressure last season. What’s also enlightening about…


NFL’s PAT Tweaks Do Little To Encourage More Two-Point Tries

As was expected, the NFL’s competition committee yesterday approved a new rule change that pushes the line of scrimmage for point after tries from the two-yard line all the way back to the 15-yard line. Instead of 17-yard attempts, then, kickers will now have to consistently make their money from…


PFF Actually Likes Three Steelers Draft Picks, UDFAs

Pro Football Focus doesn’t always have the greatest reputation among football enthusiasts, for reasons that are certainly not always unjustified. The value of what they have to offer certainly varies, and their grading system is obviously subjective, although it could be no other way. One thing that their system values…


Steelers 6 Players Away From A Championship Contender Per PFF Study

According to a recent analysis done by Pro Football Focus for, the Pittsburgh Steelers are six above-average players away from being serious contenders for the Super Bowl next season. So what makes a team a contender next year, according to PFF? After doing a study of all 28 teams…


Steelers OLBs Could Drop In Coverage Less Under Keith Butler

While the amicable resignation of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau took many by surprise at the time it was revealed, hindsight has allowed this course of action to sink in with a more cogent rationale as time passes. LeBeau, 77, had presided over the two worst defenses that he…

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James Harrison’s Knee May Not Win Jarvis Jones Any Extra Snaps

Though he played all but three snaps against the New Orleans Saints, which was by far the largest percentage of snaps he’s taken in a game this season, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison suffered a knee injury “of some description”, as Mike Tomlin might say, which he and the…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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….