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Steelers 6 Players Away From A Championship Contender Per PFF Study

According to a recent analysis done by Pro Football Focus for ESPN.com, 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…


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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….


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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…



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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…