Thursday, November 19, 2015

QBR is the most useless metric ever

In case anyone needed any further evidence of just how meaningless the QBR© metric is the folks at Pro Football Talk have provided us with plenty: "But today I decided to dig a little deeper into what is, according to QBR, the greatest game any quarterback has ever played: Charlie Batch’s 186-yard, two-interception performance against the Buccaneers in 2010."

For the sake of everyone's well-being can ESPN get back to what it has always been the best at, i.e. televising sporting events?  And if they must insert themselves into the new-metric age, then please leave that to the trained professionals on their staff

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Steelers @ New England: 2015 Kickoff

This comes as no surprise, but according to a tweet from a reporter with the New York Daily News, the Steelers will travel to Foxboro to open the 2015  NFL regular season.

The complete schedule is expected to be released at about 8:00PM EDT.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Speculation on the 2015 regular season schedule

ESPN's Adam Schefter published some random thoughts about the NFL -- two weeks is just two long to wait for the Super Bowl, even for Mr. Schefter -- and one of those items involves the Steelers:

Who will play in the 2015 regular-season opener? The team that might have the best chance of playing in next season's regular-season opener is not New England or Seattle; it's Pittsburgh. Next season, the Steelers play road games at New England and at Seattle. Not only that, but they might be the most compelling away opponent on those teams' schedules.
New England's home opponents include the AFC East teams, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Washington, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Seattle's home opponents include the NFC West teams, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Carolina and Pittsburgh. So I believe the Steelers have the best chance to play in the Thursday night opener.
Others have made this same bit of conjecture, but I tend to put more credence into it when Adam Schefter says it may be so.

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Turning the Page: 2015 Opponents

With the Steelers' season having concluded we can look forward to a challenging, entertaining, maddening 2015.  With that in mind, here are the opponents the Steelers will face (along with their historical record, including playoffs, against each franchise):

Baltimore (24-18)
Cincinnati (56-34)
Cleveland (68-58)
Denver (10-18-1)
Indianapolis (20-6)
Oakland (12-15)
San Francisco (9-11)

Kansas City (19-10)
New England (15-12)
San Diego (22-9)
Seattle (9-8)
St. Louis (8-17-2)


Saturday, January 03, 2015

Favorite Tweets of the Night: Wild Card Edition

Friday, December 05, 2014

Is it too early for mock drafts?

Having just paid an invoice for playoff tickets, we're hoping that the Steelers can get on another winning streak and have at least one playoff home game. However their recent play makes that seem a bit too optimistic, and the playoffs have never seemed more unlikely. With that in mind we share the first mock draft we've encountered.

According to this early projection the Steelers will draft Alabama safety Landon Collins in the 14th spot of round one. According to Mr. Collins is a "[w]ell-built athlete with light feet and fluid hips to change direction quickly. He's a forceful and reliable open-field tackler who often rips at the ball aggressively as he's taking opponents to the ground" who is projected as a first-round choice because of his ability to handle either strong- or free-safety positions.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Stat of the Day

This from Ray Fittipaldo of the PittsburghPost-Gazette: "Here is why the Steelers should stay committed to the running game in the stretch run. The 39 plays the Tennessee Titans ran were the fewest for an NFL team in three years, according to the NFL Network."

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