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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Colts

By Alex Kozora A statistical breakdown from the Pittsburgh Steelers zany 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. – Let’s start with the points. 51 points is the most scored by the Steelers since putting up 52 in a 52-24 victory over the San Diego Chargers on November 25th, 1984. Since 1940, it’s tied for the […]

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2014 NFL Week 6 TOX Stats

I now have the TOX stats through Week 6 of the 2014 NFL season compiled and this week we had the plus two or better teams back on track as they went a combined TOX stat went 10-1 (90.9%). Year to date, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat are now 56-8 (87.5%). Keep in […]

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2014 NFL Week 6 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With six weeks of 2014 season now in the books, here are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats (ANY/A) for all 32 teams. While there are still 11 weeks left in the season, there are five teams on the AFC side that I wouldn’t bet against making the playoffs. At this […]

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Steelers Film Room: Solid Recognition, Execution By CB Brice McCain Against Jaguars

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brice McCain had a huge interception Sunday in the win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and since the game ended he’s talked about the turnover and how he had a pretty good idea that quarterback Blake Bortles would be throwing his way on that particular play. Interesting enough, Bortles and the Jaguars ran […]

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2014 NFL Week 5 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With Week 5 now in the books, here are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats (ANY/A) for all 32 teams. I think we’re still a week or two away from being able to make some heavy analysis and predictions, but through the first five weeks of the season, I think the […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars: Jacksonville Scouting Report

Alex Kozora Quick scouting report on the Jacksonville Jaguars offense and defense. Couple things you can expect to see in Sunday’s contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. OFFENSE – Blake Bortles is a heck of an athlete. They will use him on some designed read options. He carried it twice last Sunday for gains of seven […]

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Jaguars Rookie WR Marqise Lee Ruled Out For Sunday Game Against Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will face a winless Jacksonville Jaguars team Sunday that will be without two of their offensive weapons at the wide receiver position. According to John Oehser of jaguars.com, rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee has been ruled out for the game Sunday with a hamstring injury that he has been battling now for a […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Plans To Continue Celebrating After Big Plays, Touchdowns

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell took to Twitter Tuesday to say that he won’t stop celebrating after big plays and touchdowns anytime soon. Bell, who was flagged Sunday in the first quarter for taunting following a 16-yard run, informed fans Tuesday evening on his Twitter account that he grew up watching former San Diego […]

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Steelers Open As Seven Point Road Favorites Over Jaguars

For a second week in a row the Pittsburgh Steelers will play a winless team as they will now travel to Florida to play the 0-4 Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at EverBank Field. The Steelers opened up as seven point road favorites over the Jaguars, who will have rookie quarterback Blake Bortles under center Sunday. It […]

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Slimmer Bell Draws Praise From Future HOF RB LaDainian Tomlinson

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was regarded as a big back during his collegiate career at Michigan State, approaching the 250 pound mark at 6’1”. He’s still a big back in his second season in the NFL, despite being more than 20 pounds lighter. But the weight drop has made a significant difference on […]

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Steelers Offseason Free Agent Acquisitions Not Off To A Good Start

The Pittsburgh Steelers addressed several areas of need via free agency during the offseason, but with two games of the 2014 season now in the books, they’ve yet to get much return on their investments. Safety Mike Mitchell was the Steelers highest priority target during free agency as the team signed him to a five-year, […]

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2014 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2014 NFL season is finally here as it kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2014 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my predictions from last season. While […]

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2014 NFL Draft Class: Analyzing The Numbers Of Players Cut

By Alex Kozora The initial roster cuts were announced yesterday afternoon. While there’s so many angles we could attack for this article, we’ll focus on the 2014 rookie class as a whole. As Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans are way too familiar with by now, two healthy drafted rookies could not crack the 53 this year and […]

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Panthers Waive Former Steelers Draft Pick, WR Toney Clemons

A few of the early cuts are starting to come in as teams are working towards getting their rosters down to 75 by Tuesday afternoon. The Carolina Panthers are one team that’s not wasting down getting down to the number and it’s already being reported that wide receiver Toney Clemons has been waived. Clemons, who […]

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LeBeau On Tuitt: ‘He’s Definitely Going To Get A Significant Amount Of Playing Time’

Pittsburgh Steelers second-round draft pick, defensive end Stephon Tuitt, is progressing fast. How fast? Well, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau seems to think that the Notre Dame product will do something that we haven’t seen a rookie defensive end do in Pittsburgh for quite some time, and that’s play a lot. “He’s definitely going to get […]

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Brett Keisel Could Help Cam Thomas Assume Dual Role Along D-Line

Technical difficulties prevented me from getting my article on Cam Thomas yesterday posted in the morning. Mechanical difficulties—e.g. spending seemingly half the day in a bell tower—prevented me from getting to this topic sooner. And Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin obviously chose yesterday to give Steve McLendon a day off just to ensure that […]

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Free Agent Pickup Cam Thomas Keeping Ahead Of His DL Competition

Remember back in April, not long after the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to sign Alex Carrington? Back then, I wrote about free agent signing Cam Thomas and speculated that he could be a contingency plan to start at defensive end, if the Steelers weren’t able to find an alternative answer on the left side soon enough. […]

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Cardinals Sign Former Steelers T Max Starks

It took a while, but former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Max Starks has finally landed with Pittsburgh West. According to the Arizona Cardinals, they have signed Starks, who only played in two games last season. In 2013, Starks was in training camp with the San Diego Chargers but failed to make their final roster. He ultimately […]

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Steelers DL Cam Thomas Denies Allegations of Abuse And Sexual Negligence

The pop culture website Popdust posted a story late last week that a woman by the name of Adrienne, a former girlfriend of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cam Thomas, is suing him for incidents dating back to his time with the San Diego Chargers. The story was picked up yesterday by TMZ Sports, where it […]

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Steelers DL Cam Thomas Accused By Woman Of Physical Abuse, Concealing STDs

If a San Diego woman is to be believed, then new Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cam Thomas brought a little more than his talents to the South Side when he signed with the team during free agency this spring. According to TMZ Sports, of all reputable places, a woman by the name of Adrienne is […]

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Steelers Film Room: Jarvis Jones – Technique Versus Talent

By Alex Kozora A few weeks ago, we took a purely statistical approach to evaluating Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones as he enters his second season. Obviously, numbers alone don’t tell the story. Tape is more important than historical data as data doesn’t hold a tangible effect on him. That’s what we’ll accomplish today. If […]

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Ron Jaworski Ranks Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Sixth On His 2014 Big Board

ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski has now released his annual preseason quarterback rankings and this year he has Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ranked sixth overall behind Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Andrew Luck. Jaworski writes: Pittsburgh’s 8-8 record may not be what fans expect from the Steelers, but after reviewing the […]

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Steelers Not In The Market For Rent-A-Corner

Despite reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers had legitimate interest in obtaining the services of former Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers, it never seemed very likely that anything would actually come of it, and yesterday he signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers, making the discussion wholly irrelevant. ESPN reporter Field Yates reports that […]

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Free Agent CB Brandon Flowers Signs With Chargers

As expected, free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers has found a new team to play for and it’s not the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to several Twitter reports, Flowers has agreed on a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers after visiting with them last week. Flowers was released a few weeks ago by the Kansas City […]

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Steelers Favored Experience With Cam Thomas In Case Of Need Of Interim Starter

The Pittsburgh Steelers were fortunate to have quality depth at the defensive end position last season, with all of the top four ends on the roster receiving significant playing time, even starts, at some point or another. But such security was short-lived, as three of those four players hit unrestricted free agency this spring, with […]

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On Flowers And Fertilizer

First off, apologies to all the gardeners who have stumbled across this article seeking advice of the plant nurturing variety through search engines. Multiple reliable Pittsburgh Steelers beat writers have confirmed the team’s interest in free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers by speaking directly to team personnel. Of course, when a former Pro Bowl cornerback is released in […]

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