2017 Offseason Questions: Would Steelers Use Sean Davis In The Slot?

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…


Secondary Has An Opportunity To Overturn Years Of Lineup Instability

For the first time in quite a while, it would seem, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in good position to enter the season with a starting secondary that finished the previous season and is likely to finish the year as well. The mostly-young grouping of cornerbacks Artie Burns and Ross Cockrell…


T.J. Watt Relishing Opportunity To ‘Play With The Ones’

One of the great advantages of being able to add the presumed successor to James Harrison at the right outside linebacker position while he is still on the team is the fact that he is going to be given a lot of ‘rest days’, when his birth certificate is especially…


Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, May 28, 2017

Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven…


Devil’s Advocate: Brian Allen Ready For Action

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…


Alan Faneca On Steelers: ‘It’s A Brotherhood, It’s A Family’

Former Pittsburgh Steelers first-round draft pick Alan Faneca has an interesting perspective when it comes to evaluating the organization. While he played most of his career as a decorated guard with the Steelers, he also departed in free agency and went on to play at a high level with both…


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…