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Steelers Backs Topped The League In Pass Protection In 2012

By Matthew Marczi A couple days back, I wrote about the tough road ahead facing rookie running back Le’Veon Bell in terms of living up to the exceptional pass blocking performance turned in by the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs from a season ago. In the article, I mentioned that I had not done a cross-comparison […]

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Steelers Coach Keith Butler Uses Run Direction As Reason Why LaMarr Woodley Stays Put On Left

There were a lot of people suggesting that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley should move over to the right side when James Harrison was let go earlier in the offseason and I have been of the belief that wouldn\’t happen. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review asked linebackers coach Keith Butler if he considered that […]

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Steelers NT Steve McLendon Is \”Running\” Into His First Season As A Starter

During a recent Q & A session with fans on steelers.com, Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon was asked to compare himself to his predecessor Casey Hampton, and the former undrafted free agent gave a fair assessment of himself in his answer. “The only thing that is similar is power and strength,” replied McLendon. “What […]

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Le\’Veon Bell Has Stiff Competition To Live Up To As Pass Protector

By Matthew Marczi It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers were not completely satisfied with the performance of their running game in 2012. That is partly why two of the running backs from last year are now gone, and why they spent a second round draft pick this past April to bring in another […]

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Steelers Can Relate To Ravens Loss Of TE Dennis Pitta

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost tight end Heath Miller at the end of the 2012 season to a knee injury and while it is still unknown when he will actually be ready to play in 2013, he will play at some point. The Baltimore Ravens incurred the loss of their own star tight end on Saturday […]

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No Brainer: A Healthy Troy Polamalu Equals More Production

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers begin training camp today, and the team can finally begin the work of crafting a winning squad. On defense, the Steelers will be aspiring for a return to the dominant style of play that they showcased in 2008 and 2010. If the team is to return to that level […]

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Matt Spaeth Could See Career-High Usage In Pass Protection This Season

By Matthew Marczi After recently writing about the production in the passing game from the reserve tight ends, a reader mentioned in passing that perhaps one of the reasons that former Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth was brought back this offseason was to supplement right tackle Mike Adams, who has had his weaknesses in […]

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Tight End Receiving Numbers Behind Heath Miller Historically Lacking For Steelers

By Matthew Marczi It would be quite a challenge to ignore the recent trend around the league of employing two tight ends in the passing game by teams such as the Baltimore Ravens, the New England Patriots, the Indianapolis Colts, and others—including the Cincinnati Bengals after drafting tight end Tyler Eifert. Yet the Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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Steelers 2013 Reserve Linemen By The Numbers

By Matthew Marczi While the Pittsburgh Steelers have their starting lineup along the offensive line set, the truth of the matter is that they have said goodbye to a lot of pieces that have been part of the core of that unit over the years—namely Max Starks, Willie Colon, and Doug Legursky. Irrespective of their […]

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A Closer Look At The Steelers Defensive End Battle From Pro Football Focus

By Matthew Marczi Much has been made of Cameron Heyward over the last couple of days due to the fact that several different media outlets have begun to cover individual players as training camp quickly approaches. Heyward, of course, is a prime area of focus for the Pittsburgh Steelers because he is the team’s only […]

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Breaking Down The Playing Time Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Received In 2012

With Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward being a talking point today, a reader has asked me via email if I have a breakdown of his snaps last year as it relates to which side that he played on. I have now pulled that data from our game charting from last year and here is […]

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A Look At The Steelers Defense Last Season Against The No Huddle

In previous post about the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line play last season, one of the commenters stated that he couldn\’t stand seeing Casey Hampton being forced to play on obvious passing downs because of the no huddle offenses the team faced. Following that comment, another person stated that once teams saw Hampton and Brett Keisel […]

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ANY/A Passing Stat As It Relates To Ben Roethlisberger & Steelers History

Over the years several people have tried to develop a stat that best measures how good a quarterback is. The passer rating is still used today, but since its development we have moved on to yards per pass attempt, net yards per pass attempt and adjusted net yards per pass attempt. If you read Pro […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Had Lowest Red Zone Sack-Interception Per Drop Back Ratio In 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has certainly taken a lot of sacks over the course of his career, and he currently sits ranked 23rd all-time with 344 of them, according to Pro Football Reference. 39 of those career sacks that Roethlisberger has taken have come inside the red zone and when you couple that with […]

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Expectations For Steelers Rookie WR Markus Wheaton In 2013 Need To Be Tempered

Marc Sessler of NFL.com wrote on Friday that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Marcus Wheaton “has a chance to see plenty of playing time on passing downs” in 2013, which leads one to believe that the Oregon State product has a chance to be mighty productive in only his first year in the league. While […]

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Break Down Of Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders 2012 Red Zone Snaps

The post on Friday about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders led to a few questions regarding how many times he was used last year within the red zone, and I have now pulled those numbers for you from our charting that we did last season. Of the 740 offensive snaps that Sanders played in […]

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Will The Steelers Use The Backs In The Passing Game Even More In 2013?

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman was asked in a recent Q & A session with fans on steelers.com if he thinks the offense will use the backs more in the passing game in 2013 and here is what he had to say. “I can’t say what we should do as far as the offense, […]

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For Whom The Tall Bell Tolls – A Look At Steelers RB Le\’Veon Bell And His BMI

One of the knocks on Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell is his height, as he measured in at the 2013 NFL Combine at 73.375 inches. Bell was asked about his height during the mandatory mini camp in an interview on 105.9 The X Radio and talked about the pros and cons of it. […]

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Steelers Drop In Explosive Receiving Plays Has To Be Made Up By Running Game

Wide receiver Mike Wallace is long gone and gone with him is the 67 explosive plays of 20 yards or more that he accumulated during his four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In an effort to fill the void that was created when Wallace signed with the Miami Dolphins early in the free agent signing […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Had The 3rd Lowest Bad Throw Percentage In 2012

Over the weekend, we took a look at the stats of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as it relates to him passing deep in his own end of the field, and today we will look at just how accurate he was in 2012 compared to other the starting quarterbacks in the league. The numbers below […]

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Was Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons The Biggest Top 100 Players Snub This Year?

It wasn\’t until I went back over the NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2013 list today that I noticed that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons didn\’t make it. If you want to talk about a total snubbing, this is certainly a great example of one. According to Pro Football Focus, Timmons ranked fifth on […]

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Former Steelers Linebacker James Harrison\’s Game Tough To Replicate

By Matthew Marczi Although former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison is now playing for the division rival Cincinnati Bengals, I think it is still safe to say that, for most fans, Harrison is and will always be a Steeler, having left an indelible mark on the organization and its history. Adding to the love […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger One Of The Best When Backed Up In His Own End

We already know how great Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is, but I wanted to look at some of his split stats as it relates to where he ranks against the other quarterbacks in the league over the course of the last five years when backed up deep in his own end of the field. […]

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Patriots Potential Loss Of Receiving Production Might Be Tough To Overcome In 2013

It certainly has been a turbulent offseason so far the New England Patriots, who the Pittsburgh Steelers will face in Week 9 of the 2013 season, and it could get even worse for them depending on what happens with tight end Aaron Hernandez as it relates to the ongoing homicide investigation that he is linked […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers 2016 Power Rankings, Art Rooney II Comments & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 113 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I open this show by recapping the latest news on New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez as his saga continues to unfold. We also take a look at what the Patriots have lost this offseason on offense. Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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Digging Deeper Into The Magic Number Stat That Browns GM Michael Lombardi Taunts

Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post had an interesting breakdown Tuesday morning of a stat Cleveland Browns general manager Michael Lombardi likes to rely on that encompasses total rushes and total completions by a team over the course of a regular season as it relates to winning percentage and teams making the playoffs. Fortenbaugh\’s conclusion […]

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