Articles by Alex Kozora

Joe Haden Explains How Tomlin, Rooney Kept Players In Loop After Shazier’s Injury

There’s no question Ryan Shazier’s spine injury shook the entire Pittsburgh Steelers roster. Immediately after the injury and with a critical game against Baltimore upcoming, it was understandably tough to focus on football, secondary to their teammates well-being. Today, speaking with Rich Eisen on NFL Network, Joe Haden offered some…


Tomlin Not Worried About Missing Senior Bowl

Though the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended earlier than anyone hoped for or expected, the upside was an earlier start on the 2018 offseason. For Mike Tomlin and his staff, that will have to wait another week. With the Steelers selected to coach the Pro Bowl, none of the coaches will…


Vince Williams Doesn’t Think Overconfidence Played An Issue In Loss

There’s been plenty of criticism for the Pittsburgh Steelers after getting bumped out of the playoffs on their first try. The negative press that’s coming out either from players or media: David DeCastro’s comments about the team not being focused, Mike Tomlin taking over Keith Butler’s job, Le’Veon Bell being…



Report: Steelers Hire Darryl Drake To Be Next WRs Coach

Though someone has to, it won’t be easy replacing Richard Mann. That someone could wind up being Darryl Drake. According to this tweet by Vaughn McClure, Mike Tomlin is going after Drake to be the next Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver coach. Drake has been the Arizona Cardinals’ coach at the…


Xavier Grimble Undergoes Hand Surgery Friday Morning

Bit of house-keeping here on this Friday morning. Offseason surgeries are pretty common place in the NFL. We already know Ramon Foster had his thumb repaired and Tyler Matakevich underwent a procedure on his injured left shoulder earlier in the week. Add Xavier Grimble to the list. Posting to his…


Bouchette: Mike Tomlin Ran Steelers’ Defense In 2017

Keith Butler received plenty of heat this season – myself included – for fielding a defense that faded down the stretch and struggled to communicate throughout the entire season. Perhaps some of that blame should be shifted to Mike Tomlin. From Ed Bouchette’s post-season wrap-up, he drops this interesting nugget….



Watch: Steelers Get Their Butt Kicked At The Line Of Scrimmage

For the final time coming off a game (don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of videos in the offseason), we’re looking at the tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Plain and simple, they got their butts handed to them at the LOS defensively. We look at several…


Film Room: Eli Rogers Ends Season On A High Note

It’s no secret 2017 has been a rough year for Eli Rogers. Getting benched, his role in the offense taken over by JuJu Smith-Schuster, you know the story. Though his future and role with the team remains murky, he did end the season with a bang. Couple of big plays…


Randy Fichtner Officially Named Steelers Offensive Coordinator

House-keeping at this point since we knew it was coming but the Pittsburgh Steelers officially named Randy Fichtner as the team’s newest offensive coordinator. More interestingly, he will remain the team’s QB coach. We have named Randy Fichtner offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. MORE: https://t.co/IWtAv8nk2T pic.twitter.com/pBandFc0BB — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 18,…


Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Hey everyone. Unfortunately, doing the first offseason mailbag earlier than what any of us hoped for. But here we are. To your questions! Steelers12: I know Safety and linebacker is a need but i believe we need a true NT who can stuff the run and push the pocket. On offense…


Film Room: What To Expect In Randy Fichtner’s Offense

It’s certainly been awhile since we’ve talked about a new offensive coordinator joining the Pittsburgh Steelers. In fact, it hasn’t happened since I began writing for Steelers Depot all the way back in 2013. So today, we’ll break down what to expect from Randy Fichtner, widely expected to take over…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Jaguars Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers final game of the 2017 season. First Half – Kick coverage: Sutton-Golden-Nix-Fort-Williams-Boswell-Matakevich-Chickillo-Toussaint-DHB-Hilton – No one in the flat. Terrible way to start. – Mike Mitchell late to drive on the over route. This is on him. – Again, open. – Walton blown out of…