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Lack Of Size, Speed Doesn’t Matter When It Comes To Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard

When the defensive backs worked out Tuesday at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, it was predictable that the size and long-speed of Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard would be discussed. Dennard measured in at just under 5’11” and according to NFL.com, he had an official 40-yard dash time of 4.51 seconds. So should […]

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2014 NFL Scouting Combine Results

The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine is getting underway now in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Lucas Oil Stadium and we will soon be starting to compile the 2014 NFL Combine Results. The scouting combine is an invitation only event, open only to invited college players and NFL team officials. The testing and evaluations include: physical measurements, […]

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Will The Addition Of Mike Munchak Result In Ben Roethlisberger Being Sacked Less?

Now that Mike Munchak has been named the new offensive line coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, most of the excitement associated with his hiring revolves around what he might bring to the running game. While that excitement is certainly justified, perhaps we should look at what Munchak brings to the table in the form of […]

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Steelers Short-Yardage And Running Back Usage In 2013

By Matthew Marczi While looking through some data yesterday, I happened upon some interesting observations regarding Pittsburgh Steelers running back usage on short-yardage opportunities on third and fourth down during the 2013 season. The common perception is largely that the Steelers  shifted Jonathan Dwyer into that short-yardage role. It is a perception that is reinforced […]

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Wilson Will Attempt To Accomplish What Only Brady And Roethlisberger Have Done

Now that Seattle Seahawks are going to Super Bowl XLVIII, quarterback Russell Wilson will attempt to become just the third quarterback to win a Lombardi Trophy in just his second season in the league. So far, only Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger have been able to accomplish that feat. In 2001, Brady led the New […]

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Key Spilt Stats Of The Top 10 Rated Wide Receivers In The 2014 NFL Draft

We have been busy compiling and archiving stats from the 2013 college football season and unfortunately I forgot to pass along a few of the results that we have. While stats certainly aren’t a good method for judging a player, they can give you a glimpse of the production that a certain player had in […]

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Art Rooney II: “We Gave Up Too Many Big Plays”

During his talk with the media on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II made it clear that the defense did not play well this past season and that’s one area that the team will surely need to focus on during the offseason. “Obviously, we want to get better,” Rooney said, according to Ed […]

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2013 NFL Regular Season Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

The 2013 NFL regular season is now over and here now are your end of the year adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats as we head into the playoffs. As you can see, the seven teams that finished with a 1.0 or greater differential all made the playoffs. In addition, 10 of the […]

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Steelers 2013 Sacks Allowed Recap

By Alex Kozora With the 2013 season now over for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s time to wrap a bow and review the sacks and penalties allowed by the team. Starting with another look at the final 2013 Sack Breakdown counter. Sacks (Season) Kelvin Beachum: 7 Marcus Gilbert: 6 Ben Roethlisberger: 4.5 David DeCastro: 4.5 Ramon […]

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So You Think Steve McLendon Was Bad Against The Run In 2013?

There a lot of fans that are wanting the Pittsburgh Steelers to draft a nose tackle early in the 2014 NFL Draft because they feel like Steve McLendon isn’t doing his job against the run. I’m here to tell you, McLendon played well against the run in his first full season as a starter when […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 17 – Browns

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-7 Sunday win over the Cleveland Browns along with some observations. Offensively, about the only thing that sticks out is that Derek Moye played three more snaps than Markus Wheaton did. Maybe this had to do with Wheaton’s fractured finger more than anything else. Defensively, Stevenson […]

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Antonio Brown Becomes First Player Ever With 5 Receptions, 50 Yards In Every Game

By Matthew Marczi With his nine-reception, 87-yard effort today against the Cleveland Browns, wide receiver Antonio Brown became the first player in NFL history to finish a regular season with at least five catches and 50 receiving yards in every game. Former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith finished the 2001 season with at least […]

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Le’Veon Bell Sets Franchise Rookie Record For Yards From Scrimmage

By Matthew Marczi With his 96-yard total haul on the final regular season game of the year, Le’Veon Bell finished his rookie campaign with 1259 yards rushing and passing—the most ever in the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise, besting the mark set by Franco Harris in 1972 when he gained 1235 yards in 14 […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Directional Stats Through 15 Games

As we head into the final week of the 2013 regular season, I thought I would post where the Pittsburgh Steelers currently rank both offensively and defensively in the league when it comes to the directional stats. I meant to do this every quarter of the season, but that plan slipped through the cracks. Rushing […]

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Steelers Iron Man QB Ben Roethlisberger Has Owned The Browns At Home During His Career

On Sunday, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will make his 16th straight start of the season when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field and it will mark just the second time in his career that he’s been able to accomplish that feat. Roethlisberger hasn’t missed a snap all season long and should he […]

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Steelers Wide Receivers Broke Franchise-Best Mark In Touchdown Receptions

By Matthew Marczi One of the more curious statistical anomalies that I’ve come across when considering the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers is about the way the team has been scoring points this season—more specifically, who is catching the touchdown passes. Of Ben Roethlisberger’s 27 touchdown passes thrown this season—and he is the only one to throw […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 16 – Packers

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-31 Sunday win over the Green Bay Packers along with some observations. As far as the offense goes, reserve tackle Mike Adams was actually used on four snaps as an extra tight end. With wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders out of the game for the entire second […]

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2013 NFL Week 16 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 16 of the 2013 NFL season is now behind us and here now are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats as we head into the final week of the regular season. The defensive ANY/A stat for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now under 6.0, but this is a case of it […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Eclipses 4000-Yard Mark In Win Over Packers

By Matthew Marczi Though he didn’t have his most prolific game of the season in the victory over the Green Bay Packers, Ben Roethlisberger managed to surpass 4000 passing yards in a season for just the third time in his career—a mark that appears to be taken as a given now for elite quarterbacks. Roethlisberger […]

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Victory Over Packers Marks A Game Of Firsts For Le’Veon Bell

By Matthew Marczi There’s no question that today’s win over the Green Bay Packers was a big one for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Thanks to a lot of extra help, the victory assured that their final regular season game will still mean something. That wasn’t the case last season, when they were also 7-8. But this […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Breaks Franchise Single Season Receiving Yards Record

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown now holds the franchise single-season receiving yardage record thanks to his six catches for 105 yards in the Sunday win over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Brown now has 101 catches for 1,412 yards on the season and that breaks the record of 1,398 receiving yards set by Yancey Thigpen […]

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Eddie Lacy Could Have Something In Common With Curtis Martin After Steelers Game

Green Bay Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy enters the Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with 1,028 yard rushing on 248 carries. Against the Steelers he will look to do something that no other rookie running back has done since 1995. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Lacy, who has four 100-yard rushing performances […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Not His Normal Self This Season On Third Downs

Since coming into the league in 2004, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has always been regarded as a clutch third down quarterback. In fact, heading into this season, he had the 5th highest third down completion ratio dating back to 2004 when compared to other quarterbacks that have had 600 or more attempts over the […]

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Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers Shy Away From Play Action In 2013

By Matthew Marczi Earlier this season, I took notice of Pro Football Focus noting how successfully San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had been off play action during this season, despite how infrequently he actually used it. Out of 40 quarterbacks, in fact, his use of play action on just 12.6 percent of his passes […]

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2013 NFL Week 15 TOX Stats

Below are the TOX stats from Week 15 along with the new year to date totals heading into the Week 16 games. In Week 15, the teams with a plus two TOX differential went a perfect 9-0 (100.0%) and that brings the year to date record for the plus two to 121-28 (81.2%) with just […]

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2013 NFL Week 15 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 15 of the 2013 NFL season is now behind us and here now are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats. Despite their win over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a tiny step backwards as far as their differential went. A win is a win, however, and […]

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