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Steelers TE Heath Miller Heads Into 2012 Flying Way Under The Radar

There is one player on the Pittsburgh Steelers offense that has flown way under the radar this offseason and that is tight end Heath Miller. Upon his arrival to the Steel City, new offensive coordinator Todd Haley mentioned Miller by name first during his introductory press conference when he called Miller “one of my favorite […]

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Steelers Quarterback Play During The Preseason Was Exceptional

Stats in the preseason are worthless, but they sure are fun to look at nonetheless. One thing that sticks out above everything else, both in the stats and on the field, was the play of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks during the preseason. Ben Roethlisberger, Byron Leftwich, Charlie Batch and Jerrod Johnson combined to lead the league […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Grades & Breakdown Report Versus Bills

Below are my offensive line grades and breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-7 preseason game win Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills. I always like to disclaimer that not knowing the exact play call and assignments on each play makes it tough, especially with the normal TV angles. The All-22 look is not available until […]

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Did Preseason Performance Of Special Teams Get Al Everest Fired?

The Pittsburgh Steelers fired special teams coach Al Everest on Thursday and replaced him with assistant special teams coach Amos Jones. While we don\’t know the real reason as to why Everest was let go, we can only assume that it might have been performance related until we hear otherwise. Everest was hired by the […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Grades & Breakdown Report Versus Colts

Below are my offensive line grades and breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-24 preseason game win Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts. I always like to disclaimer that not knowing the exact play call and assignments on each play makes it tough, especially with the normal TV angles. The All-22 look is not available until […]

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Preseason Stats & Run Pass Balance Are Meaningless

Through the first two preseason games the Pittsburgh Steelers have run the ball 58.6% of the time and immediately fans jump to the conclusion that this is the type of run heavy play calling balance that we will see once the regular season begins. The first thing to keep in mind is that Todd Haley […]

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Steelers Eagles Preseason Defensive Participation Chart & Personnel

Below are the defensive player play counts and participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 1 preseason game loss on Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles along with a few observations I made. Player Notes: The first thing to note is that LaMarr Woodley, Larry Foote, Troy Polamalu, Ryan Clark, Ike Taylor, Lawrence Timmons and Ziggy […]

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Steelers Defensive Coverage Stats Versus Eagles – Preseason Week 1

Below are the coverage stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their Thursday night preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. I always like to warn with these stats that Steelers play a whole lot of zone coverage so don\’t get so caught up in completion percentages. The best thing to look at is the length of […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Grades & Breakdown Report Versus Eagles

With multiple viewings of the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game now out of the way, here are my grades of the offensive linemen for the game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a little breakdown note on each player. Overall it was not a good showing by several starters or those fighting for roster spots, but […]

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Haley Says No-huddle Will Be Big Part Of Steelers Offense

There is one thing that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger loves to run and that\’s the no-huddle. Under former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Roethlisberger wasn\’t often given that ability, but under new offensive coordinator Todd Haley, it appears he will. Haley talked to the media Tuesday before practice to tell them his plans for not […]

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History Says Division Championship For Steelers In 2012

By Jeremy Hritz Without question, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most storied teams in the history of the NFL, with several legendary players and coaches. With current head coach Mike Tomlin entering his sixth season with the Steelers, it is impressive to consider the performances of the teams he has led. To gain […]

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Obvious & Not So Obvious Statistical Elements Of A Good Steelers Defense

Stats and rankings certainly do not tell the whole story when it comes to football, but some of them will paint a pretty good picture for you at least. Does Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau look at the stats and rankings of his defense? Sure he does, and he has admitted to such many […]

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Ron Jaworski Overrating Arm Strength Of Joe Flacco & Underrating Accuracy

On Monday, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski revealed his ninth-ranked quarterback entering the 2012 season:  Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens. And while praising the fifth-year Ravens quarterback, Jaworski said that Flacco has the strongest arm in the league. “That\’s Flacco\’s No. 1 attribute,” said Jaworski. “I get so tired of hearing how arm strength is […]

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Worth Of Mike Wallace: A Comparison To The Elite NFL Receivers

By Jeremy Hritz It’s the end of June and Mike Wallace still has yet to sign a contract with the Steelers. Although teammate Ike Taylor has now said on two occasions that Wallace will be in camp, there have not been any formal updates on the progress of a new contract. Back on March 21st, […]

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Turnover Statistics Only Partially Repeatable

Note: Long time reader Nik Greene sent the piece below to me and asked me to post his cursory thoughts on turnover statistics. – Dave By Nik Greene I\’m really fascinated by how much a defense can control turnovers, and Dave\’s article about Dick LeBeau and turnovers, and it inspired me to look into the […]

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Dick LeBeau Confident That Steelers Defense Will Improve Turnovers

In 2011 the defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers was good, if not great, in several statistical categories as they led the league in pass defense and scoring defense. While the run defense finished eighth, a category defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau admits that he wants to lead the league in every year, the biggest improvement he […]

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Past Dominance Of Heath Miller Inside Red-zone Won\’t Be Ignored By Todd Haley

When Todd Haley was introduced as the new offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers back in early February, one of the first Steelers players that he mentioned by name during his introductory press conference was tight end Heath Miller. Haley said at that time that Miller is one of his favorite players that he has […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 Down Analysis Play Report By Pass, Run & Scramble

I was asked by a reader in the post I did on Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman directional rushes last season as to what the number of times the Pittsburgh Steelers rushed versus passed on third and short last year. The premise of the question I gather was to claim that the offense did not […]

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Mike Wallace Might Have His Stats Confused

On Tuesday Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor told John Harris on Trib Live Radio that restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace told him while the two were together in Las Vegas this past weekend that he had more yards than both Jerry Rice and Randy Moss through each their first three years in the […]

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2011 Rushing Stats Of Rashard Mendenhall & Isaac Redman By Direction & Down

I received a few emails since the post yesterday in which I broke down the rushing of the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs by direction and was asked if I could post the stats of each running back by direction and down from 2011. I compiled the stats of just Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman below […]

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Steelers Running Game & Lack Of Directional Balance The Last Three Seasons

One thing that has been noticeably different since Alan Faneca left the Pittsburgh Steelers is the ability of the offense to be balanced directionally as far as running plays go. With the drafting of Stanford guard David DeCastro and the move of Willie Colon from right tackle to left guard now, the Steelers offense will […]

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Curtis Brown Proved Worth On Special Teams As A Rookie

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Curtis Brown didn\’t see any snaps on the defensive side of the football as a rookie, but he did contribute quite a bit on special teams, a necessity for all young defensive players drafted by Pittsburgh. Football Outsiders released their 2011 Special Teams Tackles Stats on Monday and Brown finished 11th on […]

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Poor Linebacker Play In 2011 Likely Culprit For Inflated Tackles For Ryan Clark

Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark had a great statistical season last year as far as tackles go. He was in on 100 tackles total with 71 credited to him as being of the solo variety, where he was the primary, or in some cases, the only player involved in making the stop. Both of […]

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Prime Nine: Best Year For Ben Roethlisberger In 2012?

By Jeremy Hritz With the egress of Bruce Arians and the addition of Todd Haley, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be lining up opening night against the Denver Broncos with a new offense that apparently is so complex that Ben Roethlisberger labeled it the Rosetta Stone. While nobody has ever accused Ben of being a rocket […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Career No-huddle Passing Stats

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hinted on Wednesday in his interview with Rich Eisen that he expects to use more no-huddle now that Todd Haley has taken over as offensive coordinator. I have had quite a few request to pull the stats of Roethlisberger over the course of his career when running the no-huddle offense […]

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Todd Haley Likes Using Running Backs In The Passing Game

Since the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Florida running back Chris Rainey in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL draft, one really can\’t help but to think that new offensive coordinator Todd Haley plans to use him the same way that he used Dexter McCluster when he was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. […]

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