A goal of the preseason is to learn as much as possible about the players on the roster. Like every team, the Pittsburgh Steelers must delve in into the most critical of evaluations to ensure the 53 players they conclude the preseason are also the best 53.
One trend in the league is to leverage advanced statistics, or analytics, as part of roster selection protocol. How many teams that trust analytics is a guess, but according to one article, the Steelers are one of the few that do not.
With that, let's consider eight things we learned about the Steelers based upon analytics. Please understand that I am certainly no expert in this area, moreover ... you might consider me to be a bit of a skeptic. Nonetheless, I will do my best to highlight some areas that I found most interesting and significant.
All the analytics used in this article are from ProFootballFocus.com (subscription required). Specifically, we garnered most of our information from this page, where one can select and sort every imaginable statistic regarding any team or player. Unless otherwise noted, all advanced stats are provided via PFF.