Todd Haley


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Steelers Have Weapons To Be More Potent Red Zone Team In 2016

Earlier I wrote an article breaking down the overall red zone efficiency the Pittsburgh Steelers achieved last year, but now it’s time to dig a little deeper and see what this team has at the receiver position within the 20 yard line. This breakdown includes targets, receptions, catch percentage, and…


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Steelers Offense Still No Fan Of Play Action

I happened upon a Tweet recently posted by Pro Football Focus which purported to show the quarterbacks who most frequently made use of the play action, and the names on the top of the list were not exactly surprising. Colin Kaepernick used play action nearly a third of the time…


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Study: Analyzing Roethlisberger Under Haley

Ben Roethlisberger has progressed into an elite quarterback over the past several seasons, and while a good portion of his progression should be credited to his attention to detail and hard work, there is something to be said in how Todd Haley’s system has rubbed off on the veteran. For…


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Ex-Scout Says Best Part About Steelers’ Offense Is “Everything”

Now there’s a sentiment that Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans can smile at. Even if they already knew it. Matt Williamson, an ex-scout for the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Panthers, gave that “everything” answer to the question of what the team’s biggest offensive strength is. An excerpt of what he wrote for…


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PFF Has Steelers Roethlisberger As Least-Pressured QB In 2015

Even though he missed four-plus games to injuries last season, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finished the year as the least-pressured QB in the league, according to stats tracked by Pro Football Reference. Least-pressured QBs last season: 1. Ben Roethlisberger, 27.2% of dropbacks2. Drew Brees, 28.73. Andy Dalton, 28.9 pic.twitter.com/fgCyTw4Zy4…


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Show Me Something, Xavier Grimble

With spring drills officially over, I think we all understand that we’re all in for a long haul, six weeks in total, between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. You know the drill. There’s little new information coming out during this period, so it serves as…


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Steelers Have No Reason To “Nix” Fullback Usage In 2016

Don’t tell Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix that the position he plays is meaningless. Sure, he may have only played 150 total snaps on offense during the 2015 season, but his presence sure was noticeable during that limited playing time. When Nix was on the field last season, the Steelers…


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Roethlisberger/Coates Named Underrated Tandem

We’ve had a lot of talk about Antonio Brown lately. And hey, he’s the best receiver in the league so there’s good reason to break him down and comment on other sing his praises. But let’s talk about another receiver. Or, better phrased, talk about someone else talking about another receiver. And…


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Audio: Talking Buddy Ryan, Todd Haley On The Josh Taylor Show

Was happy to be back on The Josh Taylor Show with, of course, Josh Taylor for TribLive Radio yesterday. Josh and I discuss the impact Buddy Ryan had on his team and the game. Moving into Steelers talk, we discuss Todd Haley’s performance and Brian Baldinger calling Mike Tomlin the most underrated…


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Study: Breaking Down The Efficiency Of A Todd Haley Offense

Ever since the hiring of Todd Haley in 2012, the Steelers’ offense has undoubtedly evolved.  There has been a much more focused effort on utilizing running backs within a system that holds one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.  And as Big Ben has aged, we’ve seen the play…


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Is 2016 A Lombardi Or Bust Year For Steelers OC Todd Haley?

If I had told you way back in 2012 when Todd Haley was hired to be the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator that the team would only have one playoff win after his first four seasons, would you have bet for or against him still having job? Well, that’s exactly what has transpired up until…


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Last Weekend In June: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again. If you’re like me, you are probably a little bummed about the Pittsburgh Steelers needing to part ways with veteran kicker Shaun Suisham earlier in the day. While it was obvious that Suisham would have likely been gone just before the start…


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Roethlisberger’s Deep Ball Ranked Most Accurate In 2016

Markus Wheaton recently said Ben Roethlisberger loves to air the ball out deep, especially in short yard situations. Maybe he loves it because he’s just that good at it. According to Pro Football Focus, Roethlisberger had a 50.7% adjusted accuracy rate on passes 20+ yards, leading all QBs. The top…


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Steelers Open To Bell-Williams Dual Backfield

Generally, when somebody says that they would like to see a team run more two-back sets, they are not referring two one halfback and one fullback—that is, the sort of bulldozing fullback who very nearly exclusively serves only as a lead blocker. What they are usually referring to is a…