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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…




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Steelers 2014 Final Offensive Charting Notes

As we did for the defense, the notable offense takeaways from our charting. Special thanks to Nick Richetta for collecting the data for the offense during the year. A tedious task but worth it in the end. From the regular season, excluding the “no plays,” the Pittsburgh Steelers had 1068…


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Steelers Defensive Rankings Under Dick LeBeau 2004-2014

Dick LeBeau had quite a run during his second stint as the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator. As you can see in the year-by-year defensive rankings below, LeBeau was at or near the top in several statistical categories several times during his 11 years in Pittsburgh. LeBeau’s defenses in 2008 and…


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Steelers 2014 Final Defensive Charting Notes

As we’ve done sporadically throughout the season, we’ll go through our final master defensive chart for the final time. We’ll highlight some of the most interesting tidbits the charting told us. Sorted by position below. If you are curious about a stat/figure that you don’t see below, feel free to…