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Steelers Vs. Panthers: Player Snap Counts

Below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. OFFENSE PLAYER POS OFF SNAPS % ST SNAPS % W.Johnson T 57 100% 0 0% D.Heyward-Bey WR 47 82% 1 5% […]

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Steelers 2014 Starting Defense Preseason Stats Breakdown

Preseason stats are really worthless but I thought you would like to see a few of the numbers that our charting project has produced as it relates to the Pittsburgh Steelers starting defense through the first three exhibition games. The table should be fairly straightforward below. These are stats of the defensive lineups used so […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles: Player Snap Counts

The below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. OFFENSE PLAYER POS OFF SNAPS % ST SNAPS % R.Foster G 45 71% 1 3% M.Gilbert T 45 71% 1 3% D.DeCastro G […]

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Steelers Vs. Bills: Player Snap Counts

The below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. OFFENSE PLAYER POS OFF SNAPS % ST SNAPS % M.Bryant WR 35 62% 2 8% M.Adams T 35 62% 2 8% G.Whimper T […]

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Final 2014 Steelers Training Camp Practice Stats

By Alex Kozora Your final Pittsburgh Steelers training camp statistics. The top portion are from Monday and Tuesday’s practices. Not doing anything with the joint practices because the data would wind up incomplete. Please keep that in mind when looking at the numbers. Quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger: 20/27 1 TD Bruce Gradkowski: 6/13 Landry Jones: 9/14 […]

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2014 Fantasy Football Profile: Steelers RB Dri Archer

By Tony DelSignore Jr. On the first offensive drive of the preseason opener against the New York Giants, the Pittsburgh Steelers lined up in a five wide receiver set. In the slot to the left side of the formation was rookie “offensive weapon” Dri Archer. Ben Roethlisberger stood in the shotgun, took the snap and […]

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Workload Of Steelers Backs Bell, Blount To Be Determined On Game-By-Game Basis

If things go according to the way Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin thinks that they will in 2014, running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount should both get plenty of opportunities to carry the football this upcoming season. “They’re both going to get their share,” said Tomlin during his final press conference of training […]

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Breakdown Of Brad Wing’s Six Punts Against Giants

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed veteran punter Adam Podlesh on the Reserve/Did Not Report list, Brad Wing now has a golden opportunity to win the job this year during the preseason uncontested. While Wing’s average (36.5 yards) and net average (34.5 yards) of his six punts Saturday night in the preseason opener against […]

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Steelers Vs. Giants: Player Snap Counts

The below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night preseason game against the New York Giants, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. OFFENSE PLAYER POS OFF SNAPS % ST SNAPS % M.Adams T 51 78% 1 3% C.Hubbard G 47 72% […]

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Steelers Dick LeBeau Knows Defense Has To Fix Explosive Play Problem

If you have read this site for a while, you already know that I have an affinity for tracking the TOX stat. That stat, which tracks the differential of explosive plays and turnovers in a single game, plays a big part in whether or not a team wins or loses a game. Explosive plays of […]

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Andy Not So Dandy Against AFC North

A few days ago, the Cincinnati Bengals gave quarterback Andy Dalton a six-year extension with a base value of all seven years totaling out at $96 million. Dalton can max that deal out to $115 million if he wins the Super Bowl this upcoming season, but I’m willing to bet that he won’t. In fact, […]

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2014 Fantasy Football Profile: Steelers WR Antonio Brown

By Tony DelSignore Jr. The free agent departure of star wide receiver Mike Wallace before the 2013 season left many wondering  who was going to step up as the top receiver in Pittsburgh. Antonio Brown was coming off a 66 reception season in 2012, and seemed to only fit as a complimentary player. Not only […]

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2014 Fantasy Football Profile: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

By Tony DelSignore Jr. Entering his 11th season in the NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will look to pick up where he left off in 2013. Winning six of the last nine games, the Steelers and offensive coordinator Todd Haley allowed Roethlisberger to play in his comfort zone, the no-huddle offense. During that nine […]

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Expectations For Steelers WR Markus Wheaton In 2014

Due to a finger injury suffered last year, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton only registered six catches for 64 yards in the 12 games that he dressed for during his rookie season. With Wheaton now the odds on favorite to start this year as the No. 2 option opposite Antonio Brown, what kind of […]

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Numbers Crunch: Cameron Heyward – Left End Or Right End?

By Alex Kozora The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive ends are arguably the team’s biggest question mark heading into 2014. How well will Cam Thomas adjust to playing five tech full time? What can Stephon Tuitt offer the team in his rookie year? Will any of the young pups – Brian Arnfelt, Nick Williams – make an […]

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60 Catches In 2014 Will Put Steelers TE Heath Miller In Some Elite Company

On Monday, Alex Kozora and I discussed the outlook for Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller for the upcoming season on the latest episode of The Terrible Podcast. Because of his age, Alex doesn’t believe that Miller, who will turn 32 in October, will catch more than 50 passes in 2014. I, on the other […]

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Like it Or Not, Steelers Missed TE Matt Spaeth Last Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost several key players to injuries last season, but one player that’s not talked about a lot as being a big loss is backup tight end Matt Spaeth. Spaeth went down last year in training camp with a Lisfranc injury and as a result he needed surgery and missed the first 12 […]

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Expect Steelers To Use Blount Force When Leading In Fourth Quarter

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had a lead in the fourth quarter in 17 of the 32 games that they have played. While they did manage to win 14 of those games, they weren’t able to run the ball effectively in those situations. In fact, when you remove […]

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Numbers Crunch: Projecting Jarvis Jones’ Sacks In 2014

By Alex Kozora Clearly, there are players that enter each year more under the microscope than others. Ones expected to make that leap and provide a substantial impact from one year to the next. One Pittsburgh Steelers player that will be examined closely in 2014 is outside linebacker Jarvis Jones. You don’t have to be […]

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Newcomer Lance Moore Has A Clutchness Level That Emmanuel Sanders Lacked

The Pittsburgh Steelers allowed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to run off to the Denver Broncos uncontested during the offseason and in all likelihood he won’t be missed one bit. While Sanders is regarded by many as being an above average route runner that managed to catch 67 passes in 2013, it’s his […]

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Steelers Kickoff Coverage In 2013 Didn’t Match Up To Their Ranking

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers kickoff coverage team allowed an average of 22.3 yards per return and that was good for a 10th overall ranking. While those raw stats look good on paper, I’m about to show you why those numbers are really just fluff and why Steelers special teams coach Danny Smith has to […]

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Steelers 2013 Defensive Stats Against No-Huddle

A reader recently emailed and asked if I had the no-huddle stats from last year against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. I do and below are the stats from our charting project. In total, opposing offenses ran 153 no-huddle plays against the Steelers defense in 2013 with 96 of them being drop backs and 57 designed runs. […]

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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 Todd Haley’s Magic Rushes Per Game Number

During a recent interview, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley talked about how he learned from Bill Parcells the value of running the football 25 or more times a game, as it usually results in a team winning eight out of 10 games if that goal is achieved. While that sounds good in theory, we […]

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Running Against Different Fronts: How The Steelers Matched Up

By Alex Kozora It’s no secret the Pittsburgh Steelers run game struggled in 2014. They tied for 27th in the league in yards per game, a paltry 86.4. Only two teams had a worst yards per carry mark than Pittsburgh. Throughout the season and reviewing game tape, it seemed apparent the team struggled against 4-3 […]

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Steelers No-Huddle Running Game Impressive Last Season

There’s been a lot of talk so far this offseason about how the Pittsburgh Steelers offense will likely be using more no-huddle this season, but all of that talk has been centered around the passing game. While it’s true that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger thrived last season in the no-huddle, the Steelers running game was equally […]

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