Found September 22, 2012 on
If there’s one thing that an offense hates, other than turnovers, it’s 3rd and long. You make yourself much more predictable to the defense and let’s face it, most teams don’t have many 3rd and 20 plays in their offensive game plan. The Steelers have been making a living out of converting large down and distance situations through the first 2 weeks of the season, but how long can they last?
The Steelers are currently ranked 3rd in the entire NFL in Time of Possession (35:50 per game); a stat that is very important to a ball control offense. So long as you finish off drives with at least some type of points, preferably Touchdowns of course, you shorten the game and keep the opposition’s scoring chances to a minimum. It’s a good strategy to live by but the Steelers are doing it the hard way this year.
When you don’t have a quality running game, you not only make yourself vulnerable to the pass rush but also you increase your chances of constantly getting into 3rd down and 10, 15, and...
BEST OF MAXIM
-B- The Steelers haven't been to Oakland since 2006 but Ben Roethlisberger is still making a name for himself there off the field by giving a grant to the Oakland PD's K-9 unit through his charity. It's not just Oakland though. Roethlsiberger will be donating to local K-9 units at every city the Steelers play a regular season away game at this year. That is very awesome...
Despite the 34-31 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a solid performance, and evidently that performance included him calling some plays that weren't even in the Todd Haley Rosetta Stone playbook.
Ken Laird of Trib Live Radio reported via Twitter after the game that Roethlisberger, who was 36-of-49 passing in the game...
We apparently have already had our first in-game "incident" between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and new offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports Sunday morning that Roethlisberger and Haley had a disagreement during the Steelers opening Sunday night loss to the Denver Broncos, but that the quarterback says...
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told Ron Cook of the PIttsburgh Post-Gazette that he had an incident with offensive coordinator Todd Haley during their week one loss to the Denver Broncos.
“We had one little incident,” Roethlisberger said. “I walked away. I’ll leave it at that. I walked away.”
It was only a matter of time before Haley and Roethlisberger...
One of the biggest concerns for the Steelers heading into the 2012 season was what the Todd Haley effect would entail. During the offseason, Ben Roethlisberger made it relatively clear that he was bitter about the hire and the fact that Pittsburgh was going to run the ball a lot more with Haley acting as offensive coordinator. Although, he denies that now.
“People really did make...
If you haven’t come to the realization that the Pittsburgh Steelers are a pass-first team then perhaps you’ve been watching re-runs of the Seventies’ Steelers. Art Rooney II can say Ben Roethlisberger needs to ‘tweak his game’ all he wants to but I didn’t see anything that needed tweaking yesterday in the 34-31 loss to Oakland. You want to do some tweaking Mr. Rooney...
By Jeremy Hritz
Week three is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are making the trip to Oakland to take on the 0-2 Oakland Raiders. While it appears that this is an easy victory with all of the injuries in the Raiders secondary, there are no such things as gimme in the NFL. The last time the Steelers played in Oakland in 2006, Ben Roethlisberger played a horrific game, throwing two...
The Steelers have a big matchup advantage today against the cornerback-depleted Oakland Raiders. The question is: Will they turn Ben Roethlisberger and his boys loose.
Spend any sort of time around me and you'll know I have tons of love for anything Jim Henson. So I have to show love to Buzzfeed for their post about all NFL starting quarterbacks and their Muppet doppelgangers.
I was especially anxious to see who they paired Ben Roethlisberger up with, and I gotta say, The Bread Monster from the Rick Moranis episode of Muppets Tonight is...
The Steelers defense picked up where it left off in Denver: surrendering long scoring drives. Luckily, the defense shored up after the second drive of the game to shut out the Jets the rest of the way. And while the offense is averaging 24 points per game so far, there is some work to be done there, yet. The running game was once again stagnant and the offensive line was leaky at...
Below are the passing and rushing stats from the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-10 win over the New York Jets this past Sunday broken down by personnel groupings.
While the overall run/pass balance was about even in the game, 13 of the 28 rushes came when the offense used 13 personnel, which is 1 running back and 3 tight ends. No passes were thrown out of that grouping.
When in 11 personnel...
I missed the first 3 quarters of this one, but it sounds like every Steelers/Raiders game from the past few years.
The Steelers jumped out to a 24-14 lead in the 3rd quarter on a Mike Wallace touchdown catch, but the defense squandered the lead in a 2nd half where Oakland scored every time they saw the ball. Sebastian Janikowski booted a 44 yard field goal as time expired to complete...