JuJu Smith-Schuster: I Don’t Want To Let Anyone Down

As if you needed any more reasons to adopt JuJu Smith-Schuster as a rookie fan favorite, you gotta love the answers he gave over on Steelers.com Thursday.  In questionnaire format, Smith-Schuster was honest when asked about what motivates and inspires him. “It was always the coach I played for. I…


Sammie Coates Says He’s Still Working On Getting His Speed Back

Though there’s been some negativity coming out on Sammie Coates during the spring, he has a couple good excuses. Last season was a trying one for him on the injury front. A busted hand. A groin injury. Even wisdom teeth that needed to be removed. It’s fair to assume Coates…


2017 Steelers Stock Watch – S Sean Davis – Stock Up

With the 2017 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be of a…


Ross Cockrell Wants To Be ‘The Guy The Team Could Rely On’

A lot of the focus on the advancement of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense for this upcoming season has been surrounding the team’s three rookie starters on that side of the ball a year ago. Cornerback Artie Burns, safety Sean Davis, and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave were all contributing in big…


2017 Offseason Questions: When Will Steelers Say Goodbye To Latrobe?

The 2016 season is unfortunately over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now embarking upon their latest offseason journey, heading back to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now behind us, there is plenty left to…


Start Of Summer: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to you all. As Dave Bryan gave you the heads up last week, I’m the lefty out of the bullpen filling in the Friday Five this week. Dave will return with your regularly scheduled programming next week. It’s officially the start of summer and that means we continue…


Cockrell Says Crushing Dolphins Loss Made Team Better

Think about the turning point for the Pittsburgh Steelers last year and most will point to right after the Dallas Cowboys game. On paper, reading the schedule, it’s true. The team won the next seven, capturing the AFC North and continuing Mike Tomlin’s underrated legacy of producing strong second-half teams….



Ranking The Rooms: AFC North CBs

The last time we checked on the “Ranking the Room:  AFC North” series here at Steelers Depot, I took a look at the outside linebackers room, where the Baltimore Ravens held a sizeable lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the rankings. Today, we’ll move back into the secondary and take…


‘The Terrible Podcast’ – Why New England Shouldn’t Be The Focus

With Dave Bryan away, I’m filling in today to briefly touch on something I’ve mentioned on here before. Why Ben Roethlisberger is right and why there is too much of an obsession over the New England Patriots. The focus should shift to what the team can control, winning their division…


Darrius Heyward-Bey Could Have Short Turnaround From Player To Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers potentially have an interesting situation brewing on their hands when it comes to their coaching ranks. They have in their midst a wide receivers coach who is set to retire after this season in Richard Mann. But they also have a wide receiver whose roster odds by…



Devil’s Advocate: Grimble Tops TE Depth Chart

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the same idea…