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Steelers Film Room: Scar Fire Zone Blitz

We are back in the film room today. And as we’ve done so many times before, we’re back breaking down yet another of Keith Butler Fire Zone blitzes. Like each previous installment, we will lean on Dick LeBeau’s 2002 Cincinnati Bengals’ playbook to examine their Scare Fire Zone. It created…


Steelers Now 7th Overall In Weekly AP NFL Power Rankings

Ready for another set of NFL power rankings? No? Ok, here we go. The Associated Press has been putting out a weekly NFL power rankings for several years now and they are formulated based on the rankings of 12 national media voters of which two are former NFL head coaches…


Joey Porter Happy With Pass-Rush Rotation

Much has been talked about the variety of changes coming to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense as they transitioned this year away from Dick LeBeau and to new defensive coordinator Keith Butler, who was of course the team’s linebackers coach for over a decade. One of the most interesting tweaks, which…


How Fair Is The Questioning Of Jacoby Jones On Ball Security?

Dri Archer has never been so popular in Pittsburgh since he was released two weeks ago in order for the Pittsburgh Steelers to make room on their 53-man roster for their newest return man, the veteran Jacoby Jones. While Archer had yet to establish himself in about a season and…


Cam Newton, Antonio Brown Not Paid To Be Role Models

It seems as though the subject is brought up every year at some point or another, fueled usually by some type of on-field activity to which someone, often an outsider, has taken umbrage: a professional athlete has acted in a manner that is not befitting of a role model. Now…



Anthony Chickillo Should Enjoy His Time On Defense While He Can

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo has gone from a roster longshot to actually logging snaps on defense from the time he was drafted all the way up to Sunday’s victory against the Browns. While he has played on special teams the previous few weeks, the sixth-round draft pick…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Browns

For the third straight Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers played a 1:00 home game at sun-splashed Heinz Field, and while this one lacked the drama of last week’s last-second win over the Oakland Raiders, the storyline was almost as compelling. In an unusual move Mike Tomlin decided to dress Ben Roethlisberger…


Was Tomlin’s QB Decision The Right One?

I’m about to pose a question I’ve thought about a lot for the last two days, but I’m not sure I have the right answer to. I’m hoping you all can help me and all of us at Steelers Depot, figure out if Mike Tomlin and the Steelers organization made…



Steelers Film Room: Browns Sack Breakdown

We’re back to break down the lone sack allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday’s 30-9 win over the Cleveland Browns. 1. 3rd and 10, 4:14 2nd. 01 personnel. Five block against a three man rush. This breakdown is actually really simple and won’t take long to explain. Steelers want to…



Will Allen Attributes Red Zone Defense To Training Camp Reps

It was how the Pittsburgh Steelers’ started practice almost every day at Latrobe. Ball on the two. The famous “seven shots” series. That practice is paying off on Sundays. In a great article on Steelers.com, which has a ton of informative quotes to check out, Will Allen makes a direct…


AFC North Week 10 Recap: Bengals Fall From Unbeaten Ranks

So you’re saying there’s a chance the Pittsburgh Steelers can still win the AFC North? Well, not really, but nobody really gave the Houston Texans a chance to beat the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night. Being as that happened, I suppose anything is still possible when it comes to the division….