Category Archives: Analysis

Projecting Salary Cap Cuts and Moves for the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers (Part 4)

Note 1: This is the fourth installment of a five-part series on the Steelers’ 2012 salary-cap dilemmas that are more pronounced than ever before and will result in some difficult cuts. If you have not done so, please read the … Continue reading

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Examining the Steelers’ Philosophical and Pragmatic Moves and Non-Moves that Will Make Getting Under the 2012 Salary Cap Both Challenging and Risky (Part 3)

Note: This is the third of a five-part series being published this week examining the 2012 Steelers, with a focus on the team’s salary-cap challenges. If you have not done so, please read Monday’s detailed synopsis on the salary-cap and … Continue reading

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Steelers Face Tough 2012 Offseason Decisions, But Are Not in “Salary Cap Hell” (Part 2)

Note: This is the second installment of a five-part series being published this week examining the 2012 Steelers, with a focus on the team’s salary-cap challenges. If you have not done so, please read Monday’s detailed synopsis to better comprehend … Continue reading

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Explaining the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2012 Salary-Cap Quandary (Part 1)

Note 1: This is the first installment of a five-part series on the Steelers’ 2012 salary cap challenges that will appear daily this week on Steelers Lounge. The initial article below provides a basic synopsis of the Steelers’ complicated salary-cap … Continue reading

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Playing The Slot Corner For The Steelers Is Never Easy

Among Steelers fans, William Gay doesn’t seem to have a whole lot of friends. Admittedly, it’s not as bad right now as it was last year. But Steelers fans remember the Patriots torching Gay for pass after pass last year. … Continue reading

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This Is No Super Bowl Hangover; Sadly the 2011 Steelers Are Just Weak in the Trenches

Yes, the Steelers are 2-2 and the season is not lost, at least not yet. But most experts and fans will agree that record is misleading, because Pittsburgh was thoroughly and physically dominated by the two decent (not great) opponents … Continue reading

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New Steelers-Related Content On Football Outsiders

I’m happy to say that Football Outsiders has picked up my sack project for the 2011 season. The initial article has gone up today, and I wanted to link it here because I discuss Ben Roethlisberger’s tendency to hold onto … Continue reading

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2011 NFL Projected Team-by-Team Records and Playoffs Picks

Last fall I followed the projections of most NFL experts in picking my beloved Steelers to finish 9-7 and miss the playoffs, while picking the evil Cowboys to win the Super Bowl in their own lavish stadium. Nostradamus, evidently I … Continue reading

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Projecting the Steelers’ 53-Man Roster and Other Goodies (V 3.0 – UPDATED)

While their training-camp roster is nowhere near as deep across the board as last year, the Steelers still have outstanding overall depth in 2011, and thus its coaching staff and front office will face difficult decisions this weekend in deciding … Continue reading

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How Old Are the NFL’s Starters, and How do the Steelers Compare?

After taking a look at the ages of starting cornerbacks around the NFL on Monday, I was curious enough to go through every position across the league and find the average age at each position, and see how the Steelers … Continue reading

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