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Butler, Wheaton Deliver Early Thoughts On Steelers Top Two Draft Picks

It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler speak publicly, but he’s now finally broken his silence for the first time since the 2016 NFL Draft took place. In an interview this past week with Missi Matthews of steelers.com, Butler, who is now entering…


Antonio Brown Continues To Take Young Receivers Under His Wing

We’ve written about Antonio Brown’s close friendship with Shakim Phillips. And how he caught passes with Eli Rogers in his driveway. Now, Brown is spending extra time working with 7th round pick Demarcus Ayers. “I’m actually about to go to his house right now and get some extra work in,” he…


Keith Butler’s Simplicity Has Goal Of Instilling Confidence

Dick LeBeau will always be a special member in Pittsburgh Steelers’ history but even the great ones like him have their pitfalls. With the transition from him to Keith Butler, we’ve seen a more player-friendly version of this defense. A simpler one. It gives the new faces the ability to…



One Step To Take: William Gay

New series we’re kicking off here to get us through the upcoming dog days of the offseason. Every player wants to improve, to elevate his game in all areas from one season to the next. Understanding that, we’re going to isolate just one area, one faction of a player’s game….



Putting A Face On The Rooney Rule

Teryl Austin, graduate of Pittsburgh, born in Sharon, PA, has been a coach for nearly half of his 51-year existence, beginning as a graduate assistant at Penn State in 1991. By 2003, he cracked the NFL barrier, landing with the Seahawks as their defensive backs coach. He was the Ravens’…


Safety Eric Weddle Already Feeling Like A Raven

Former Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle has only been with the Baltimore Ravens for a couple of months by now, after spending the entirety of the rest of his long career with the Chargers, but the veteran already seems to have blended in with his new environment. During a recent…


The Optimist’s Take: Backfield Depth Battle

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…



Shazier Spending Offseason In Effort To Get Stronger

Ryan Shazier is never going to look like Levon Kirkland but he’s spending the offseason adding a little extra muscle. “I definitely working on [adding muscle],” he told reporters following today’s practice. “I was rehabbing a lot throughout the offseason. Just trying to get a lot stronger.” Shazier dealt with…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Welcome back everyone and thanks for sticking around Depot during the slower part of the season. But we do have OTAs finishing up today and concluding next week. But for now, it’s mainly just lists and short stories, which I know, aren’t always fun. But definitely going to keep cranking…



NFL Officials Shaken Up For 2016

As most of you would agree, 2015 may have been the worst season of officiating to date.  Nearly every game we were subjected to Rules Analysts such as Mike Carey providing their take on a controversial call.  Most of the time, I found myself agreeing with their opinion, but more…


One Step To Take: Ross Cockrell

New series we’re kicking off here to get us through the upcoming dog days of the offseason. Every player wants to improve, to elevate his game in all areas from one season to the next. Understanding that, we’re going to isolate just one area, one faction of a player’s game….