Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Fever Presents...

Steelers Panthers

GAMEDAY
Sunday, September 21, 8:30 PM
NBC
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-26-2008, 03:17 PM   #1
moedap
Starter
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 400
Member Number: 2890
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Fillability Index: AFC North

"The Fillability Index is our annual look at each team's off-season acquisitions and departures.

We continue today with the AFC North, a division in which Pittsburgh has held a stranglehold since, well, about 1972, when it was called the AFC Central. The 2007 season was no exception. The Steelers won the division crown and went 5-1 against divisional opponents. It probably would have been 6-0, had Pittsburgh not rested almost all its best players in the season finale, a 27-21 loss to the sad-sack Ravens.

But the AFC North also has the feeling of a division at a tipping point: the Steelers narrowly edged out the Browns for the division title last year. Both went 10-6, but Pittsburgh took the two head to head meetings, including a 31-28 Week 10 battle in which the Browns missed a game-tying field goal at the end of regulation. Cleveland looks poised to surpass the Steelers as the class of the AFC North. But a lot of bettors have gone broke making that kind of gamble over the past 36 years.

The Fillability Index is the best way found anywhere in the seedy underworld of online football analysis to measure the off-season moves of each NFL team. Its brilliance is found in its simplicity: we size up each team based upon their statistical strengths and weaknesses last year, as measured by their rankings in all of our Quality Stats, and then determine whether they made the necessary off-season personnel moves to shore up those weaknesses.

Pretty simple. Yet nobody else does it.

So on to the Index.

(Index Key: Bend = Bendability Index; Score = Scoreability Index; PYPA = Passing Yards Per Attempt; DPR = Defensive Passer Rating; OHI = Offensive Hog Index; DHI = Defensive Hog Index; Big Play = Big Play Index; Relativity = Relativity Index; ST = Special Teams)



PITTSBURGH (2007 Quality Stats rankings)
Bend Score PYPA DPR OHI DHI Big Play Relativity ST
12 5 14 9 14t 21 7 7 20


Additions:
LB Keyaron Fox (Kansas City)
C Justin Hartwig (Carolina)
RB Mewelde Moore (Minnesota)

Subtractions:
OG, Alan Faneca (New York Jets)
LB Clark Haggans (Arizona)
CB Allen Rossum (San Francisco)
QB Brian St. Pierre (Arizona)
TE Jerame Tuman (Arizona)
WR Cedrick Wilson (Unsigned)

Draft Picks:
1 (23) Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois
2 (53) Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
3 (88) Bruce Davis, LB, UCLA
4 (130) Tony Hills, OT, Texas
5 (156) Dennis Dixon, QB, Oregon
6 (188) Mike Humpal, LB. Iowa
6 (194) Ryan Mundy, S, West Virginia

Steelers Fillability Overview
The Steelers weren’t as bad along the defensive front as the Browns were last year. But, as was the case in Cleveland, Pittsburgh’s biggest statistical weakness in 2007 was clearly its defensive hogs (21st in our Defensive Hog Index).

But for some reason, the Steelers took few major steps to shore up this area. They certainly didn’t attack this weakness the way Cleveland did.

In fact, they seem strangely fixated upon offensive skill players, grabbing free agent running back Mewelde Moore from Minnesota, while selecting running back Rashard Mendenhall and receiver Limas Sweed with their first two draft picks.

Both Mendenhall and Sweed are very talented players who could become big-time NFL performers. But the Steelers simply had more pressing needs. Pittsburgh also devoted a mid-round pick to Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon, who was a Heisman favorite last year before blowing out his knee late in the season. Seems like a lot to expend for a team that’s already secure at its No. 1 QB position and needed only back-up help.

All these resources went into an offense that was 5th last year in our Scoreability Index and was no worse than middle of the pack in most areas. The Pittsburgh defense imploded late in the 2007 season, meanwhile. And, based upon off-season acquisitions, there’s little reason to believe the defense will improve in 2008.

Pittsburgh Fillability Grade: D"


http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com...AFC_North.html
moedap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 03:21 PM   #2
fansince'76
Living Legend
Supporter
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 17,483
Member Number: 1984
Thanks: 177
Thanked 960 Times in 365 Posts
Default Re: Fillability Index: AFC North

Lost me as soon as I looked at the URL and saw it came from CHFF.
fansince'76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 03:32 PM   #3
xfl2001fan
Living Legend
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Columbus OH
Posts: 3,641
Gender: Male
Member Number: 8741
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Fillability Index: AFC North

Hmm, a fillability grade, which means we have to guess whether they brought in enough people to make an improvement in areas that we are guessing to be key.

However, the Jets were a significantly worse team than the Steelers last year. Bringing in players that may have an impact (OL/DL and QB) will give them a better fillability grade and still make them a less talented team than the Steelers.

WTH is a "Relativity Index?" Does this mean that the Steelers are the 7th fastest team at figuring out the actual use of Einstein's Theory of Relativity as to how it applies to the NFL?

Just curious.
__________________
If you take the "U" out of "STUD", you get STD. I'm just saying.
xfl2001fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 03:34 PM   #4
lilyoder6
locked behind Xanax bars
 
lilyoder6's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Playin' touch football, on marijuana street
Posts: 6,388
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2568
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Fillability Index: AFC North

i have no clue what this whole article just meant
__________________

Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy ~ Ben Franklin
Freedom: some use it, Everyone enjoys it, A few defend it.
lilyoder6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 03:39 PM   #5
fansince'76
Living Legend
Supporter
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 17,483
Member Number: 1984
Thanks: 177
Thanked 960 Times in 365 Posts
Default Re: Fillability Index: AFC North

Quote:
Originally Posted by xfl2001fan View Post
WTH is a "Relativity Index?" Does this mean that the Steelers are the 7th fastest team at figuring out the actual use of Einstein's Theory of Relativity as to how it applies to the NFL?

Just curious.
Nope, it's just another "objective" and "unbiased" contrivance (see yet another exercise in the cherry-picking of statistics) of CHFF's to bolster the underlying argument in every one of their articles that the Patriots* are the bestest, most wonderfulest, classiest, brainiest, and ballsiest organization in the history of professional sports anywhere in the known universe. It's really no wonder the Patriots* got the highest grade in this horseshit "index":

Quote:
In fact, the 2007 Patriots had just one statistical weakness. And it was this weakness that killed them in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII. The Patriots dominated everywhere last year, but were merely mediocre against the pass, as evidenced by their No. 11 rank in Defensive Passer Rating....Of course, Eli Manning and the Giants exploited this relative weakness with a pair of fourth-quarter Super Bowl scoring drives that overwhelmed New England's Kashmir-like quest for gridiron immortality with the shifting sandstorms of infamy.

New England Fillability Grade: A-

http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com..._AFC_East.html
Give me a f***ing break.
fansince'76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 03:45 PM   #6
NJarhead
BewbmeisterExtraordinaire
Supporter
 
NJarhead's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 7,451
Gender: Male
Member Number: 1932
Thanks: 1,791
Thanked 3,150 Times in 1,323 Posts
My Mood: Inspired
Default Re: Fillability Index: AFC North

Quote:
Originally Posted by fansince'76 View Post



Give me a f***ing break.
Yeah, no kidding. What is this, Robert Frost does football????
__________________
"Roughing the Brady - 15 yard penalty: Automatic first down."
NJarhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 03:56 PM   #7
SteelMember
Team Owner
 
SteelMember's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 2,544
Member Number: 8745
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Fillability Index: AFC North

Looks like a lot of Crapibility to me!
__________________

"Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it." -- Chuck Noll
SteelMember is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 04:07 PM   #8
fansince'76
Living Legend
Supporter
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 17,483
Member Number: 1984
Thanks: 177
Thanked 960 Times in 365 Posts
Default Re: Fillability Index: AFC North

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheWarDen86 View Post
What is this, Robert Frost does football????
No, it's a bunch of disingenuous slobbering Patriots* homers churning out Patriots* knobslobbing drivel and attempting to pass it off as "no-nonsense, objective football journalism." That site's a joke.
fansince'76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 05:38 PM   #9
The Duke
Living Legend
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 7,459
Gender: Male
Member Number: 4800
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Fillability Index: AFC North

Fillability? wtf, when does the season start!!

coldhardfootballfacts- crap. big brown crap

can't wait for this "articles" to stop coming out

filability....
The Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 06:24 PM   #10
Steelman16
Team President
 
Steelman16's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,414
Member Number: 6517
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Fillability Index: AFC North

It's just a way of making themselves look smart by using big words such as "Fillability", "Bendability Index", "Additions", Subtractions" and "Relativity Index" to make other teams look bad and the Patriots* look like immortal gods. (Eli is my hero! Not really, but he at least saved us from more New England immortality crap)

They're cold and they're hard, but they ain't football facts.
__________________
I'll keep my freedoms, my guns, and my
money . . . you can keep "THE CHANGE."
Steelman16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts