Author Archives: JJ

Analyzing the Steelers O-Line: Jets, Week 20 — A Bravura Performance for the Tackles

The Jets have one of the best defenses in the NFL, but there is something about Gang Green that seems to bring out the best in the Steelers offensive line. The regular season game was probably the line’s best performance … Continue reading

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Clever Arians Play Design Gave Steelers Key Touchdown

As we’ve seen in our comments over the past week and months (and years before SL came about), people love to questions Bruce Arians’ playcalling. There’s no doubt that he’s had some awful games (last year’s Browns loss, for example), … Continue reading

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Is Ben Roethlisberger Still Overlooked?

Where does Ben Roethlisberger rank among the elite quarterbacks in the NFL? As a Steelers fan, it’s hard to be impartial on Roethlisberger’s status among the league’s top-tier quarterbacks. We all bring our own biases into play, so I’ve often wondered … Continue reading

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Roethlisberger, Sanders Great on 3rd and Impossible

Maybe it’s because they get plenty of practice, or maybe it’s Ben Roethlisberger’s ability to extend the play, but since Roethlisberger came back from his suspension, Pittsburgh is 10 for 40 on third and 11 or more. I worked a … Continue reading

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JJ Talks Jets-Steelers With SNY TV

If you want to hear more thoughts on this weekend’s Jets-Steelers game, New York-based SNY TV was nice enough to ask me to do a couple of minutes on the AFC Championship game. I know I talk about being old, … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Steelers O-Line: Ravens, Week 19

The Steelers’ win over the Ravens was a mixed bag of offensive line play. That was to be expected considering the injuries and illnesses that once again required the team to play all seven active offensive lineman. When the Steelers … Continue reading

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Craig Wolfley Is a Big Sean Kugler Fan

Craig Wolfley is one of the most visible Steelers’ experts out there. With his blog posts and podcasts at craigwolfley.com, his work with cohort Tunch Ilkin at ESPN 970, his writings at Steel City Insider and his duties as the … Continue reading

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Baltimore Finds Out Again, You Can’t Run On the Steelers

We’ve gushed about the Steelers run defense on multiple occasions, but it’s hard to praise them too much. There were a lot of reasons the Steelers won on Saturday — several crucial Baltimore turnovers in the third quarter, the Steelers’ … Continue reading

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Steelers To-Do List: Put the Pressure on Flacco

Happy Gameday everyone. As we get ready for the 4:30 p.m. kickoff, I have a couple more stats to share. I went back and logged every Ravens’ pass play in the first two Steelers-Ravens games this year. I posted some … Continue reading

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Things to Look for in the Ravens-Steelers Matchup

Whether you’re a fan or a television analyst, there’s one big question floating out there for this weekend’s Ravens-Steelers game: what are the keys to victory? Everybody has a theory, but I wanted to go beyond speculation. So I compiled … Continue reading

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