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2011 Rushing Stats Of Rashard Mendenhall & Isaac Redman By Direction & Down

I received a few emails since the post yesterday in which I broke down the rushing of the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs by direction and was asked if I could post the stats of each running back by direction and down from 2011. I compiled the stats of just Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman below as there really is no reason to do Mewelde Moore, Jonathan Dwyer and John Clay as they all combined for 48 carries total.

Both Mendenhall and Redman finished with a 52% and 53% success rate respectively. To reiterate what makes a play a successful play, if a back gains 40% of the yardage needed Read more […]

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Former Steelers LB Greg Lloyd Sounds Off On Direction of Offensive NFL


Many Steelers fans have been waiting for former LB Greg Lloyd to weigh in on the NFL’s current direction of offensive emphasis and general “safety” initiatives.

The wait is over.

Lloyd, speaking to WXIX-TV in Cincinnati while at Bengals coach Marvin Lewis’s charity golf tournament (Lewis was Lloyd’s position coach in Pittsburgh), minced no words over the matter, which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who remembers Lloyd from his “I Wasn’t Hired For My Disposition” t-shirts.

He played up the recent scoring increases the NFL has seen in comments about the state of the league.

I don’t want to see a game where the damn score is 75 to one or 75 to two, all this passing and passing. I want to see somebody hit a quarterback, … that is what people come to see. And at the end of the day if he gets hurt, so be it.

It’s unclear whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will seek to fine Lloyd for his comments, but no doubt, someone’s going to try to reach out to Lloyd, typically media-reclusive, to ask him about bounties. No mention of that question is in the report.

What is, though, is Lloyd’s typical bravado and wit, calling out Goodell for what he feels is a watering down of the game he played at a high level throughout the 1990s, as well as a lack of effort, in his eyes, to have protected players during his time.

This is not PBS, it’s not the public channel that you go watch. It’s the National Football League, it’s a violent freaking game. The point of it is that if the NFL and the league would get behind and start taking care of their older players and taking care of guys, they wouldn’t have these issues. As opposed to saying, ‘Hey, go out there, do it hard, then bang we’re done with you.’

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Batch & Leftwich, or move in a new direction for the Steelers?

The Steelers are in an interesting situation this offseason with their Quarterbacks.  Certainly Ben Roethlisberger’s job is safe, but all 3 reserve Quarterbacks are free agents and while the team figures to bring back at least one of them, which do you choose? It’s been status quo for years now with Charlie Batch as the primary backup but perhaps it’s time to go in another direction; or is it?
Byron Leftwich: When the Steelers brought him back to Pittsburgh in 2010, the eventual plan was likely to have him continue as the primary backup to Big Ben when Charlie Batch retired. Things haven’t quite worked out for Leftwich though as a knee injury in 2010 and a broken arm in preseason 2011 ended his year on the active roster.
When he’s able to be on the field Byron is a solid backup but how much can the team count on him to stay healthy enough to backup Ben should the need arise?
Charlie Batch: Always a fan favorite, the western PA native just performs when called upon….

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Roethlisberger Has Questions about Offenses’ Direction

After Sunday’s NFL Pro Bowl game in Honolulu, Hawaii, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger plans on meeting with team president Art Rooney II to discuss what is in store for their offense.
Bruce Arians, who served as offensive coordinator since 2007, announced his retirement last Friday, leaving many of the Steelers players baffled, including Roethlisberger. The eight-year veteran felt strong in having Arians as the team’s offensive coordinator. In 2009, when Pittsburgh thought about hiring another offensive coordinator, Roethlisberger insisted that Arians remain OC. Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review of what he will ask Rooney after the Pro Bowl.
“When I get back, I’m going to go up to Mr. Rooney’s office and ask him what he wants from me, what he wants from this offense, because I think that’s a viable question for him,”
Roethlisberger continued to elaborate. “He’s our owner and our boss, so I really would like…

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