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Is 30 Passing Attempts Or Less The Magic Number For Roethlisberger?

Interesting talk this morning on Trib Live Radio as to the record of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was discussed when he throws over a certain amount of times during a game. I researched Pro Football Reference to pull his regular season stats since 2004 and have them below sorted by attempts below with the cutoff […]

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Steelers Week 1 Coverage Stats Versus Ravens

Below are the Steelers coverage stats for the week 1 game against the Baltimore Ravens. They are broken down by play and include down and distance, line of scrimmage, direction, yards gained, yards after catch, personnel the offense used, defensive package, number of pass rushers and whether or not the defense blitzed on the play. […]

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Steelers Ravens Series – Explosive Plays & Turnovers – Fox Tox Stats

One stat that former Ravens head coach Brian Billick brought to the attention of stats enthusiast a few years back was what he termed as the Fox-Tox rating. Basically the stat takes the differential of explosive plays, a play of 20 yards or more and adds it to the differential of the turnovers gained and […]

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Steelers Defensive Coverage Stats Versus Panthers – Preseason Game 4

Below are the individual coverage stats and totals from the Thursday night preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. The top table is by play and consist of which Panthers player was targeted with the pass, the yards gained on the play and the yards after the catch the receiver had on the play. Also included […]

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Steelers 2011 Pre Season Play Direction Stats Report

Sure it\’s only preseason and the stats are pretty much useless, but they are fun to look at nonetheless. Below are the Steelers preseason stats rushing and passing stats through the first 3 preseason games that are broken down by offense and defense for your viewing pleasure. They include direction, number of plays, average gain […]

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Steelers Defensive Coverage Stats Versus Falcons – Preseason Game 3

Below are the individual coverage stats and totals from the Saturday night preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons. The top table is by play and consist of which Falcons player was targeted with the pass, the yards gained on the play and the yards after the catch the receiver had on the play. Also included […]

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Steelers Defensive Coverage Stats Versus Eagles – Preseason Game 2

Below are the individual coverage stats and totals from the Thursday night preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The top table is by play and consist of which Eagles player was targeted with the pass, the yards gained on the play and the yards after the catch the receiver had on the play. Also included […]

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Steelers Pre Season Play Direction Report Versus Redskins

These are pretty much meaningless stats during the preseason, but they are fun to watch week to week as the Steelers progress through the preseason. Below are play direction stats from the Steelers first preseason game Friday night against the Redskins. The thing that sticks out the most is that the Steelers did not run […]

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Steelers Defensive Coverage Stats Versus Redskins – Preseason Game 1

Below are the individual coverage stats and totals from the Friday night preseason game against the Washington Redskins. The top table is by play and consist of which Redskins player was targeted with the pass, the yards gained on the play and the yards after the catch the receiver had on the play. Also included […]

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The Ravens Traded For Lee Evans And You Can Color Me Unafraid

It should come as no big surprise that the Ravens acquired veteran wide receiver Lee Evans from Buffalo today in a trade. I posted last night on Twitter that this was my guess as the Ravens lack experience at the wide receiver spot after dumping Derrick Mason and failing to land Malcom Floyd. Before the […]

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Jerricho Cotchery Could Be Steal For The Steelers

Per the usual, the Steelers were not very active in signing outside free agents this year. They normally concentrate on their own free agents and add an inexpensive player here or there for depth. Today they agreed to terms with former Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery and it could end up being a steal if […]

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Steelers 2010 Secondary Gets A Little More Credit Where Credit Is Due

I wrote back in mid April how the Steelers cornerbacks did not get enough credit last season as they played the Dick LeBeau system pretty well. It seems everyone only wants to remember the loses against Saints, Patriots and Packers though. Most seem to forget that those three teams all have pretty good quarterbacks and […]

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Digging Deeper Into Defensive Passer Rating Differential Stat

The other day I posted about the Steelers and the passer rating differential stat tracked by Cold Hard Football Facts, but wanted to explore it further going back to 2002. There are two tables below that make up this study. The top table is the passer rating differential by year of each team and is […]

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The Steelers & The Passer Rating Differential Stat

If you missed the recent article by Kerry J. Byrne of Cold Hard Football Facts on Sports Illustrated this week, you missed a great article on the passer rating differential stat. Basically, the stat subtracts an opponents passer rating from its own passer rating to get the differential of the two. While I admit that […]

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Plaxico Burress Not The Redzone Threat He Is Made Out To Be

Every since Plaxico Burress was released from prison earlier this month, all most people want to talk about is how Burress can be a great redzone addition to their respective team, Steelers fans included. Maybe even quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is enamored with him. Most people tend to do this because of the size of Burress, […]

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Closer Look At The Steelers Offensive Line Pass Blocking Efficiency

Let me start off by saying that I love Pro Football Focus and suggest you subscribe to the premium stats if you are not already doing so as it is a great source of information. This past week they have focused on pass blocking efficiency of the offensive lineman using a formula that encompasses quarterback […]

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Steelers 2010 Regular Season Penalty Report

After posting the penalties on the offensive line last week, I was asked by a few readers if I had an updated Steelers penalty report of all the penalties both accepted and declined from the 2010 season. I have these all tabled up below by player and by week from the 2010 regular season and […]

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Falcons Offense Versus Steelers Defense Personnel Charting Stats

I was going through my charting of the games last year and noticed I had not posted the charting of games and stats of the Steelers defense versus their opponents personnel used. I will start formatting these up and will posting them over the next few weeks and then give a final post of the […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Most Penalized Line In 2010

NFL.com recently did a post on the most penalized teams of 2010 and as you can see by their results that the Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers were the worst in the league in accepted penalties. If you are curious about the Steelers regular season penalties, they were […]

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A Closer Look At Explosive Running Plays By Running Backs In 2010

I have seen the term explosive plays by a running back on the ground being used a little bit more in articles as of late so I wanted to do a study of both running backs and teams last season in relation to the stat. An explosive rushing play on the ground by a running […]

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A Closer Look At 1st Down Success In 2010

Pat Kirwan had an article on NFL.com back in 2008 entitled, “First-down success is the key to third-down conversions” and I rediscovered it by going through some of my old bookmarks recently. The article is pretty straight forward with quite an obvious tone. The more yards you get on first down the better the chance […]

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Examining The John Clayton Big Back Theory Against 3-4 Defenses

John Clayton had a story that caught my attention the other day on ESPN.com in which he was trying to convey the notion that teams facing true 3-4 defense need bigger backs to get the job done on the ground. Clayton did preface this by saying, “To beat a 3-4 defense on the ground you […]

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Quantifying A Healthy Troy Polamalu (Also Known As Water Is Wet)

Trying to tell a fellow Steelers fan how important a healthy safety Troy Polamalu is to the Steelers defense is like proclaiming that water is indeed wet. It is a pretty obvious statement. That being said, I was thrilled to learn just a few days ago that Polamalu would be heading down to Orlando to […]

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Steelers 2011 Opponents Offensive & Defensive Rankings From 2010

I was doing some initial research on the Steelers 2011 opponents since the official regular season schedule was released yesterday and have compiled both the offensive and defensive rankings of all of their opponents from the 2010 season as a quick reference to get a better idea of what areas teams they face need to […]

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Steelers Cornerbacks Shut Out In Latest ESPN Power Rankings For Corners

The Steelers cornerbacks were shut out in the latest ESPN Power Rankings that the panel of ESPN bloggers put out today and it is not too surprising. Not one of the Steelers corners is considered a shut-down corner type and that includes Ike Taylor. The Steelers defense under coordinator Dick LeBeau is one that is […]

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Cornerbacks, Measurables, Success, Draft & You

I was looking at the top cornerbacks in 2010 according Pro Football Focus and wanted to break down where the top 20 were drafted and have a look at their height, weight, 40 times and vertical jumps from either their combine or pro day. I was looking for any keys to a particular size of […]

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