Arthur Moats Names Three Rookies Who’ve Impressed

It is just one week of practice but as the old saying goes, first impressions matter. For veteran linebacker Arthur Moats, three rookies stuck out to him. Speaking with PennLive’s Jacob Klinger, Moats named the following trio: T.J. Watt, Cam Sutton, and Keion Adams. Klinger doesn’t have any specific quotes…


Ranking The Rooms: AFC North OL

So far in the “Ranking the Rooms:  AFC North” series here at Steelers Depot, I’ve covered the quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends in the last two weeks. Now, it’s time to get to arguably the second-most important position in today’s game behind the quarterback:  the offensive line….


2017 Steelers Stock Watch – C/G B.J. Finney – 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…


Mike Mitchell Adding Upper Body Strength To Manage Shoulder Injuries

As Pittsburgh Steelers starting free safety Mike Mitchell enters his fourth season with the team, I find that two things have been consistent thus far in his tenure: fan criticism, and injuries. The free-agent acquisition from the spring of 2014 has frequently played through injury. Though he has yet to…



2017 Offseason Questions: Will Vince Williams Lose Special Teams Role?

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…


2017 Offseason Questions: Will Defense Utilize 4-Linemen Front?

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…


Not Surprisingly, Recent Study Shows Steelers Don’t Play Rookies Much

Pro Football Focus posted a very interesting infographic on Twitter related to average snaps played by rookies by individual teams over the course of the last five seasons and it will come as no surprise to most of you where the Pittsburgh Steelers ranked. According to PFF’s numbers, the Steelers…


Javon Hargrave Embraces Reunion With Childhood Friend Keion Adams

It seems as though Pittsburgh Steelers rookie seventh-round outside linebacker Keion Adams will already have one prominent advocate in his corner as he continues his journey, seeking to become a professional football player—or more specifically, one who actually makes a 53-man roster. Teresa Varley wrote for the team’s website yesterday…


Vince Williams: ‘I Feel Like I’m Ready’ Years After Being Snubbed As Starter

Three years after effectively getting the snub for the job, fifth-year inside linebacker Vince Williams told reporters recently, “I feel like I’m ready”, regarding his assumed ascension into the starting lineup this season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, replacing the stalwart Lawrence Timmons, who signed with the Dolphins in free agency….


Devil’s Advocate: Next Step To Franchise Rusher For Bud Dupree

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…


T.J. Watt: ‘There’s No Excuse’ Not To Get The Playbook Down

The best way to excel in school is to treat it as though it’s your job. And when it’s your job, the best way to excel in football is to treat it as though you’re in school. That is the approach that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie first-round outside linebacker T.J. Watt…


Steelers’ Futures Reports: RB Terrell Watson

We’re again back to break down the lesser known or brand new players signed to futures contracts by the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2017 offseason. A year ago, Al-Hajj Shabazz was one of those guys. An afterthought, a name many wouldn’t think was worth talking about. But he wound up…


Pittsburgh’s Success Stems From Steady Leadership

It’s the weekend, there isn’t a lot going on in Pittsburgh, so I wanted to take a slightly different direction with this one. The big news of this past week is the Pittsburgh Penguins’ thrilling Game 7 win over the Ottawa Senators. Their win, and back-to-back appearances in the Stanley…


2017 Steelers Stock Watch – WR Demarcus Ayers – Stock Down

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…