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Phantaskippy

  • joined Feb 08, 2009
  • last login Apr 12, 2013
  • posts 77
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Back in the Burgh after living in Ohio and Chicago. It's good to be back.

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  • MLB Pittsburgh Pirates
  • NBA Portland Trail Blazers
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAF Michigan Wolverines
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  • NHL Pittsburgh Penguins
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Roster Review 3/13

Just in case you (like me) were curious, here's our current roster situation, I'm looking at numbers and who we could put on the field, not looking at where we'd like to upgrade, just at bodies and...

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The Pittsburgh Steelers don't need to invest in a RB.

The run game sucked last year. Really bad. How bad you ask? The 2012 Steelers recorded the second worst total rush yards in team history for 16 game seasons, besting the nightmare 2003 season by...

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What is wrong with the Steelers?

There are problems with this team. I believe they go beyond just playing bad, or a lack of focus. We have holes, and teams that can exploit them will have success against us. Here's my list of...

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Phantaskippy's post game road show; 5 observations

A few observations on the game: 1. The Giants were going after Keenan Lewis. That tells me that the reports of Ike Taylor's demise are premature. Keenan is currently tied with Chicago's Tim...

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One last look at roster prediction, 57 hours to 53 edition.

With tomorrow ending the preseason and Friday's cuts looming, I just wanted to look over the Steelers roster and see what we can really nail down, and what fights are out there. I also wanted to...

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Thoughts on the preseason so far.

A lot of this is covered elsewhere, but I wanted to throw together all my major thoughts and impart them on you.

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Preseason battles upcoming.

This is my take on the 53 man roster. I always try to look at roles on the team and look at who is fighting for that role. Roles overlap in positions, so one player can fight for multiple spots,...

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Hines Ward: a different look part 1. Hines vs. the big boys.

As we hit a lull in the action this offseason, I thought I would revisit a topic we had a great amount of debate on earlier this year; whether Hines Ward should be in the hall of fame. This should...

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Steelers don't do well in late rounds of draft. . . really?

It may be time to change our dogma. I understand how that knock on Colbert exists. From 2000 when he took the job to 2006 his drafts were horrible late. Keisel was a great find, Haggans in the...

Grade your team's draft!

This is your chance to tell us why your draft picks are better than they appear, that they fit your system or we don't know the full story or whatever. It's also your opportunity to vent on your...

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My early favorite players from the 7th round & UDFA's.

1. Toney Clemons 7th round WR. I know everybody else is getting on the Tony Clemons bandwagon, but count me in as well. Watching a lot of the you tube film on him and listening to Scotty...

Mike Wallace's first three years: one of the top receivers since 1990.

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That's a simple list from Pro-Football reference for WR's since 1990, and their stats for the first three seasons of their career. Mike Wallace sits 6th in yards, tied for 7th in TD's, 2nd in ypc and 13th in ypg. He outproduced Megatron,Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Johnson and arguably Terrel Owens. I won't say he's better than those guys, they are all bigger receivers and size matters. But yards and TD's say Mike Wallace is a top receiver, and has had a phenomenally productive start to his career.

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Mike Wallace's hidden value.

Just want to throw some stats at you. Namely yards per pass attempt. Let's look at Ben's full career, yards per attempt for Steeler QB's.

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Sid Crosby, the best third line center of all time?

I had certain expectations for Sidney Crosby's return: 1: Sid would dominate like he always does. 2: Malkin would disappear again. 3: The Pens would not be as dominant as people expected.

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Some small thoughts on the Pats game.

1.  First and foremost hats off to our DBs.  Ike Taylor did a phenomenal job on Welker, Lewis and Allen and Mundy all played incredibly well and Troy did just about everything out there. As for the...

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My thoughts on the Steelers vs. Seahawks.

Obviously it was great to get a win after last week, everyone should feel a little better with how convincing a win it was.  That said there were some issues and we're going to talk about them.  

Football Outsiders week 1 DVOA: Yes it was that bad.

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Last in offense, 27th in defense, at least the ST were good. That -92.6% for us and the +100.9% for Baltimore is ridiculous. Basically we achieved nothing and they achieved enough for two teams. Yep, that seems about right.

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There's an elephant in the room, but which one is it?

Anyone remember 1980?  A bunch of guys got old at once and the greatest team in NFL history was done capturing titles.  It was a big change, and a sudden one, It would be a quick descent and a long...

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Peyton Manning and possibly the lamest attempt to smooch his posterior ever.

Buried at the end of Jason Cole's article about how the lockout may be the reason Manning ends his games started streak is the following statement: Want to know why so many teams with good...

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Final roster thoughts.

First the cuts. Tony Hills:  He had his chance, and while he nearly won the RG spot, he showed he wasn't going to be a good tackle, and when Legursky beat him for the RG job he no longer held...

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Phantaskippy builds a roster.

I'm going to cover the basic positions, and then discuss left over positions at the end.  There are some big decisions to make deep on the chart this year.  So dont' freak out that I'm taking 8...

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How the Steelers Draft Defense: Part 3, Defensive line

It's been a while since my last two parts of this series, chaotic summer here.  The first two parts are linked below: Part one: Defensive backs, Basically we like good sized, less polished athletes...

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Some interesting and relevant stats.

I was enjoying the discussion on whether Woodley or Ike were more valuable to our team defense, and when I started looking up some stats to make an argument, I ended up making this post, as it...

Rest in Peace John Henry Johnson.

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One of the great Steelers passed away, I'm not old enough to remember him, but the recollections I've listened to and read endeared him to me.

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The problem of the 53 man roster and the lockout.

The off-season keeps getting shorter as the lockout drags on.  Practice and camp time is being cut, but the biggest issue is the rookies and younger players are having their interaction with...

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NFL Lockout To Remain In Place After Circuit Court Rules for Full Delay Through Appeals Process

NFL Lockout To Remain In Place After Circuit Court Rules for Full Delay Through Appeals Process

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How the Pittsburgh Steelers Draft on Defense: The Linebackers.

How the Pittsburgh Steelers Draft on Defense: The Linebackers.

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How we draft defense, Defensive backs.

Just thought I'd take a look at our drafting trends for Defensive players.  What rounds we draft them in, what type of players we draft, etc. First off, let's look at DB's.

Rank your teams draft.

Returning from last year, your opportunity to tell why you think a player will or won't work for your team, or if you like or dislike what your team did.

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Draft development.

As I was looking at our second and third round options today I kept thinking of how long these players would take to be impact players.

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