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Steelers Want WR Markus Wheaton To Improve His YAC In 2015

I dedicated one of my Thursday posts to a few receiving stats from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 season and in it I included the average yards after catch numbers. If you read that post, you probably noticed that wide receiver Markus Wheaton had a very low YAC average last season…


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Steelers 2014 Yards Per Target Past LOS Stats

I have been busy playing around with our game charting from last season and in doing so, I thought you might be interested in seeing some numbers related to the Pittsburgh Steelers passing game that revolve mostly around yards per target past the original line of scrimmage. As you can…


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Three Areas Where Martavis Bryant Can Improve His Game In 2015

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant had a very productive rookie campaign that culminated with him registering 26 regular-season catches for 549 yards and eight touchdowns. However, if the Clemson product expects to build on those numbers in his second season, he’ll have to continue to prove this year that…


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The Alex Gibbs Model Of Rushing Efficiency

I was watching an old video of famous offensive line coach Alex Gibbs teach the way he coaches his offense. It was a long, multi-part video that I had to stop watching because the audio went out of sync. But within the half hour I caught, he said something very…


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Big Plays Offset Steelers Top 10 Success Rate Against Run in 2014

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense allowed 4.36 yards per rush and that was good for a 25th overall league ranking. Additionally, that was the highest average allowed by a Steelers defense dating back to at least 1988 (depression and tears caused me to stop looking back any further). While…


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Steelers Best In NFL In Two-Point Conversions Since 2001

Now that the league owners have voted to move back kicking extra point attempts 13 yards starting this upcoming season, several are wondering if we might see a slight increase in two-point tries as a result. While that’s yet to be seen, you might be interested to know that the…


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Pro Football Focus: Roethlisberger Tops In League Last Season When Under Pressure

According to the data compiled last season by Pro Football Focus, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was the best in the league when it came to making plays while under pressure. According to PFF, Roethlisberger threw 11 touchdowns against one interception while under pressure last season. What’s also enlightening about…


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How The NFL Extra Point Rule Change Affects Steelers K Shaun Suisham

The NFL owners voted Tuesday to move the line of scrimmage for extra point attempts back to the 15-yard-line and that now means that those kicks will essentially be 33 yards in length. Knowing that, what does it mean for Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham? During his 10 years in…



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New Steelers WR Sammie Coates Was King Of The Long TDs At Auburn

New Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates caught 82 passes for 1,757 yards during his career at Auburn and 13 of those resulted in touchdowns. What’s even more impressive, however, is the fact that 12 of them were 33 yards or longer. Coates scores came from distances of 33, 9,…


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Reviewing The Pick: Bud Dupree

Like Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert admitted they felt, I am pleasantly surprised to see linebacker Bud Dupree fall to the Pittsburgh Steelers at 22. Truthfully, I thought it had no chance of happening. But that’s why you build your board. Dupree was always the player I wanted the team to…


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2015 NFL Combine DB True Heights

As we did with the wide receivers several weeks ago, we’ll break down my “true heights” for the 2015 NFL Draft defensive back class. A refresher. True height combines a prospect’s regular height, arm length, and vertical. In theory, if a player fully extended straight into the air, you’d find…


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PFF Not High On Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson

I recently broke down several games that Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson played over the course of the last three seasons and in those posts I believe I highlighted several plays in which he missed tackles. Now, thanks to a study done by Pro Football Focus, we have a missed…