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Steelers Offense Most Balanced In NFL In 2016 On 1st & 10

Trying to stay balanced with play calling in the NFL is certainly a tough chore as score, down and distance and other variables make it challenging for offensive coordinators to do so. However, when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers last season, offensive coordinator Todd Haley and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger…


Steelers’ 2016 Season And The Tangible Value Of Sacks

Derrik Klassen of settingedge.com recently conducted an interesting study on the tangible value of sacks from last season as it relates to both offense and defense and the effects of them ultimately killing drives. As far the Pittsburgh Steelers offense last season in Klassen’s study, that side of the football had a…


Martavis Bryant Career Targets And Route-Types Analysis

With wide receiver Martavis Bryant returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers offense this season, I wanted to examine how he had previously been used in Todd Haley’s system. For this study, I looked at all 171 of his career targets and recorded his catch rates by route type and target area,…


A Closer Look At Ben Roethlisberger’s Road Struggles: Part 2

In the first part of this study, I charted the differences between Ben Roethlisberger’s home and away QB Rating, TDs/INTs, Attempts and Completions Per Game, Yards/Game, and Attempts/Game and found that he performed worse in each of these categories when playing on the road. In this article, I tried to…


A Closer Look At Ben Roethlisberger’s Road Struggles: Part 1

In this two-part study, I first take a look at Ben Roethlisberger’s statistical performance at home vs on the road from 2014-2016; then, in part 2, I tried to find some possible explanations for the great disparity in his quality of play by looking at the opponents he faced. Specifically…


Can Antonio Brown Rebound His YAC In 2017?

Can Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown rebound in 2017? Wait, what? How can a player who caught 106 passes in 2016, which was second-best in the NFL, rebound? In short, in the hidden yardage area and specifically, in his yards after the catch average. According to stats on ESPN.com,…


A Closer Look At James Harrison’s Recent Home/Away Sack Splits

It has now been three seasons since the Pittsburgh Steelers recruited James Harrison out of retirement and back onto the gridiron as a member of the team’s defense. Originally a one season stop-gap solution to help beef up the outside linebacker position, Harrison has been a fixture of the Steelers’…



Not Surprisingly, Recent Study Shows Steelers Don’t Play Rookies Much

Pro Football Focus posted a very interesting infographic on Twitter related to average snaps played by rookies by individual teams over the course of the last five seasons and it will come as no surprise to most of you where the Pittsburgh Steelers ranked. According to PFF’s numbers, the Steelers…


Stephon Tuitt Tied For 6th-Best In 3-4 DE Run Stops Over Last Two Seasons

At some point between now and the start of the regular season, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt will more than likely sign a lucrative long-term contract extension being as he’s now in the final year of his rookie contract. On Thursday, Pro Football Focus provided an interesting run defense…



Joshua Dobbs’ 2016 Touchdown Pass Study Reveals Great Data

I have now completed my study of the 2016 touchdown passes that new Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs threw for Tenneseee during the 2016 season and below is a recap of the data that I compiled from all 27 of those plays complete with a passing chart graphic so you…




Steelers Tape Study: Joshua Dobbs’ 2016 Touchdown Passes – Part 1

Ever since the Pittsburgh Steelers selected former Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs in the fourth-round of the 2017 NFL Draft, several readers have made it clear that they feel we haven’t spent enough time focusing on his positives. In light of that, and even though my recent study of Dobbs’ perceived negatives ended-up…