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Steelers Must Run Better On Early Downs Moving Forward

One thing that is obviously lacking on offense for the Pittsburgh Steelers through the first two games of the 2012 season is the ability to run the ball well on first and second downs. On first down the running game has produced just 91 yards of offense on 29 carries for a dismal 3.14 yards […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Has Steelers Passing Yard Record Of Terry Bradshaw In Sight

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger needed just one more passing yard in the Sunday win over the New York Jets to give him an even 12,100 for his career, but that yard and many more will come. On Sunday the Steelers quarterback become the 52nd player to pass for more than 27,000 yards and he […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tomlin Presser, Broncos & Mike Vaccaro Interview Episode

Season 3, Episode 15 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I start of by recapping the Tuesday press conference of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and recap the injury situation heading into the week. With the Denver Broncos game still visible in the rear-view mirror, David and I take a […]

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2012 NFL Week 1 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

If you have been following this site for a while, you know that in addition to the TOX (Turnovers & Explosive Plays) stat being one of my favorites to track, so too is the ANYPPAD (Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential) stat. This stat is great for tracking teams success over the season and […]

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2012 NFL Week 1 TOX Stats

The first set of TOX stats for 2012 NFL season have been compiled, and as expected, the well respected +2 number is off to a good start as teams that had a +2 or better number went 9-1 overall. The stat is based off explosive plays of 20 yards or more and turnovers. The actual […]

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\”Third Down Ben\” Is At It Again To Start 2012 Season

One thing that stuck out statistically Sunday night in the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 loss to the Denver Broncos was the play once again of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on third downs. If you have heard or seen the clips that are floating around after the Sunday night game, you likely saw the post-game exchange between Roethlisberger […]

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Regular Season Play Direction Report – Week 1

Several have emailed and asked if I would be doing the directional reports again this year, so below is the rushing and passing offense and defense play direction report from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night opener against the Denver Broncos. I have included the league ranks in these as well. This report will be part […]

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Steelers Offensive Personnel Groupings Versus Broncos Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Denver Broncos 31-19 in the season opener and now we have our first look at the new offense of Todd Halley, and more specifically, the personnel groupings that he used down and distance wise. Haley, who chose to use a lot of 12 personnel during the preseason, meaning one […]

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Steelers Defense Failed To Keep Peyton Manning Behind The Chains Sunday Night

We have already talked about the lack of success that the Pittsburgh Steelers offense had on first downs against the Denver Broncos earlier today. Now we will flip it over to see the job that the defense did against Peyton Mannning Sunday night on first downs. One of the key areas needed to beat Manning […]

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Steelers Offense Atrocious On First Downs Against Broncos

If an offense can\’t move the ball on first down in a football game, it sets the stage for a long night offensively, and it puts more pressure on the quarterback to convert 3rd and long situations. That is exactly what happened to the Pittsburgh Steelers last night in their 31-19 loss to the Denver […]

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Steelers Defense Must Improve Tackling The Catch

We will not get to hear from defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau until Thursday to get his thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 loss Sunday night to the Denver Broncos, but he will probably point to tackling the catch as one area that his unit needs to improve at moving forward. You have undoubtedly heard LeBeau […]

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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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