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PFF: Shazier Led NFL In 2016 In Average Run Yards Allowed After 1st Contact

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier put together a very strong 2016 season as the former first-round draft pick out of Ohio State registered 87 total tackles for a second consecutive year in addition to intercepting three passes and forcing three fumbles. While tackle stats can be misleading at times,…



Le’Veon Bell Had Lowest Percentage Of Lost Yardage Carries In 2016

Within 12 days from now we’ll find out whether or not Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has signed a long-term contract extension as July 17 is the league deadline for that to happen. In the meantime, however, here is an interesting 2016 stat of Bell’s that Pro Football Focus…


PFF: Ramon Foster One Of NFL’s Best Pass Protecting Guards In 2016

If not for right tackle Marcus Gilbert, left guard Ramon Foster would easily be considered the Pittsburgh Steelers most underrated offensive lineman. Additionally, you could probably argue that Foster is perhaps the NFL’s most underrated left guard as the 2017 regular season draws nearer. On Wednesday, Pro Football Focus made…


Understanding The Gronk Problem That Has Plagued The Steelers

If there is one player on the roster of the New England Patriots other than Tom Brady who has had the Pittsburgh Steelers’ number over the years, it is tight end Rob Gronkowski. The 28-year old All Pro tight end who played high school football in Pennsylvania has made the…



Eli Rogers’ 2016 Targets And Route-Types Analysis

I recently took a look at Martavis Bryant’s career targets and charted his catch rates by route-type and target area, as well as the routes he ran from various pre-snap alignments.  Given the overall competitiveness of the Pittsburgh Steelers receiving corps this year, I have decided to conduct a similar…


PFF: Roethlisberger Led NFL In Deep Passing TDs In 2016

You don’t need Pro Football Focus to tell you how much Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger likes to throw the deep ball as you should already be aware of that if you’ve followed his career. What you might not know, however, is that Roethlisberger led the NFL last season in…



Steelers Offense Most Balanced In NFL In 2016 On 1st & 10

Trying to stay balanced with play calling in the NFL is certainly a tough chore as score, down and distance and other variables make it challenging for offensive coordinators to do so. However, when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers last season, offensive coordinator Todd Haley and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger…


Steelers’ 2016 Season And The Tangible Value Of Sacks

Derrik Klassen of settingedge.com recently conducted an interesting study on the tangible value of sacks from last season as it relates to both offense and defense and the effects of them ultimately killing drives. As far the Pittsburgh Steelers offense last season in Klassen’s study, that side of the football had a…


Martavis Bryant Career Targets And Route-Types Analysis

With wide receiver Martavis Bryant returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers offense this season, I wanted to examine how he had previously been used in Todd Haley’s system. For this study, I looked at all 171 of his career targets and recorded his catch rates by route type and target area,…


A Closer Look At Ben Roethlisberger’s Road Struggles: Part 2

In the first part of this study, I charted the differences between Ben Roethlisberger’s home and away QB Rating, TDs/INTs, Attempts and Completions Per Game, Yards/Game, and Attempts/Game and found that he performed worse in each of these categories when playing on the road. In this article, I tried to…


A Closer Look At Ben Roethlisberger’s Road Struggles: Part 1

In this two-part study, I first take a look at Ben Roethlisberger’s statistical performance at home vs on the road from 2014-2016; then, in part 2, I tried to find some possible explanations for the great disparity in his quality of play by looking at the opponents he faced. Specifically…