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Steelers Film Room: New York Jets Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Brief scouting report of the New York Jets as they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon. OFFENSE – Michael Vick certainly isn’t the elixir but he appears to be a stabilizing force that Geno Smith wasn’t. He’s still a threat with his legs and has gotten smarter with age, avoiding unnecessary […]

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2014 NFL Week 8 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With eight 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. Would you look at the jump the Pittsburgh Steelers made this past week? Thanks to career-record performance that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, the […]

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Report: Steelers-Texans Game Drew Better TV Ratings Than Opening World Series Game

Despite there reportedly being nearly 9,000 no-shows at Heinz Field Monday night for the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Houston Texans, plenty of people nationwide still decided that the contest was worth watching on Monday Night Football. According to Randy Harvey of the Houston Chronicle, the Monday night game between the Steelers and the Texans drew […]

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2014 NFL Week 7 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With seven 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. As you can see, the Denver Broncos and the Green Bay Packers are now the top two teams when it comes to the differential stat thanks to the Cincinnati […]

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Ravens Have Other Issues At Running Back Heading Into Steelers Game

The Baltimore Ravens sure have a lot on their plate right now heading into their Thursday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and at some point they’ll have to decide which running back will start that game. The Ravens forthcoming decision has nothing to do with running back Ray Rice as the recently released player […]

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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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Sanders Doesn’t Regret Making Leadership Comments Aimed At Roethlisberger

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders wants everybody to know that he was super serious a few weeks ago when he called his current quarterback Peyton Manning a better leader than his former one, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. At the same time, Sanders also wants everybody to know that what he said shouldn’t be […]

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Steelers 2014 Pre Training Camp Roster Polls: Will NT Hebron Fangupo Make The Final 53?

The Pittsburgh Steelers will report to Latrobe for training camp on Friday, so I thought we would continue to spend these last several days talking about a few players that many believe will have a decent shot at making the final 53 man roster. Basically, these are players that we can’t quite consider locks, but do consider […]

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Mike Tomlin Finishes Ninth In Head Coach Power Rankings

Elliot Harrison posted his annual head coach power rankings yesterday for the NFL’s website. The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off back-to-back non-winning seasons, missing the playoffs in both seasons and having failed to win their division, let alone a playoff game, since 2010. Accordingly, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is ranked ninth, immediately behind Denver […]

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Report: TE Jermichael Finley Says Steelers Have Showed Him A Few Deals

Former Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is still looking for a team play for in 2014 as he attempts to comeback from a spinal contusion injury that suffered last October and apparently the Pittsburgh Steelers have offered him a contract. “Pittsburgh have showed me a couple deals, but we all know the money ain’t […]

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Relationship Between Touchdown Drives And Explosive Plays

As many of you should know by now, explosive plays of 20 yards or more is a stat that’s always fascinated me when it comes to the NFL. In my latest research that is centered around explosive plays, I wanted to find out just how many offensive drives that culminated in touchdowns that the Pittsburgh […]

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Digging Deeper Into A Fair Contract Extension For Steelers CB Cortez Allen

With the contract extension for Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey now out of the way, the team can now turn their attention to a few other players that are entering the final year of their rookie contracts. One of those players could be cornerback Cortez Allen, but it’s tough to find comparisons to the former […]

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Steelers TE Michael Palmer Injured During Wednesday’s Practice

In addition to recently losing fullback Will Johnson to ankle sprain, the Pittsburgh Steelers might have to close out their second week of OTA practices down a tight end as well. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, tight end Michael Palmer left Wednesday’s practice with an undisclosed injury. If indeed Palmer is forced to sit out […]

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Mike Tomlin’s 2008 SVC Commencement Speech Named One Of The 300 Best Ever

When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks, people listen. Not only does he know how to communicate with his players, he’s also good at talking to college graduates. Make that very good. In a recent study done by NPR (National Public Radio) of commencement speeches going back to 1774, Tomlin’s May 2008 address to […]

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Weighing The Pros And Cons Of An Expanded NFL Postseason

The NFL has been chomping at the bit to tinker with various things as of late, from television schedules, to minor rule tweaking, to moving the draft, to changing up the Pro Bowl. And now we’ve reached the point where they’d like to change the playoff landscape once again by adding an additional wildcard seed […]

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Steelers Fall Three Spots In ESPN’s Post Draft NFL Power Rankings

What do the ESPN.com NFL experts think about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class and offseason moves made? By the looks of their latest power rankings, they’re not too impressed. Combined, voters John Clayton, Ashley Fox, Dan Graziano, Jamison Hensley, Mike Sando and Kevin Seifert have all spoken and they have the Steelers falling three […]

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Seahawks Brochures, Undrafted Free Agents, And The Steelers

It seems as though Pete Carroll still has the recruitment disease in his blood. Ian Rapoport yesterday obtained a copy of a brochure that the Seattle Seahawks have sent to agents whose clients are on the fringe of going undrafted, in order to make the argument that signing with the Seahawks is a smart business […]

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Steelers S Troy Polamalu Ranks In Top 20 Of NFLPI Top Player Sales List For Third Straight Year

According to a release put out on Monday by the NFLPA, two Pittsburgh Steelers players finished the fiscal year ranked in the NFL Players Inc. (NFLPI) Top 50 Player Sales list. While Super Bowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks finished the year ranked No. 1 on the annual list, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu finished 17th overall […]

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Raiders Trade QB Terrelle Pryor To The Seahawks

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor is no longer a member of the Oakland Raiders as he has reportedly been traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick in the upcoming draft. It was looking like Pryor would be released within the next 24 hours, but Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie wound up getting […]

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Albert Breer: Lessons Learned On The New Salary Cap Realities

The monetary landscape for players and teams has changed a fair bit since the lockout a few seasons ago. The uncapped year created opportunities for some, and problems for others—even later on down the road. When the new Collective Bargaining Agreement was reached, the salary cap was kept low for the first few years. It […]

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Looking At The Steelers’ Pressure Patterns In 2013

As we’ve previously discussed here, the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly had their fair share of difficulties in generating pressure against the opposing quarterback last season, but let’s take a look at how they went about trying to bring that pressure by looking at the number of rushers that they used and the pressure they generated. One […]

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Steelers Are Middle Of The Road In Terms Of Roster Turnover

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers made the playoffs was in 2011. The current Steelers roster, whom have gone 16-16 since then, contains just 16 players left from that last playoff appearance, coming after a 12-4 regular season. And that seemingly substantial roster turnover is actually just middle-of-the-road turnover in today’s NFL, according to an […]

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Steelers Could Continue Safety Inspection

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers have taken the safety position very seriously this free agency period, they none the less have continued to do their due diligence when it comes to scouting the top of the draft class at the position, bringing in Calvin Pryor for a visit yesterday. The Steelers traded their 2014 third-round […]

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Steelers Struggled To Register Unblocked Pressure On Defense

Last week, we took a look at how the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line handled pressure, and how much of it came unblocked as a result of missed reads or overloaded blitzes. Pro Football Focus catalogued the data, and it revealed that by the end of the season, the Steelers were among the best at controlling […]

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Steelers Free Agent S Ryan Clark Visited With Seahawks Last Week

Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent safety Ryan Clark has yet to find a team to play with in 2014, but he is racking up the frequent flying miles looking for one. This past week, Clark visited with the Seattle Seahawks, but apparently left town without a contract, according to the National Football Post. Clark talked […]

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