Film Room: Sean Davis And The Steelers’ Dime Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers used their dime personnel (2 DL, 3 LBs, 6 DBs) 61 times in last year’s regular season with another 17 instances coming in the playoffs. Almost all of this work came after Week 13. Used mostly in 3rd and long or obvious passing situations, Lawrence Timmons was…


Video: Antonio Brown Makes Semifinals With Impressive Performance on DWTS

This is usually Dave’s Tuesday post, someone who I am crowning as our Depot dance expert. But I’m going to give this my best shot. Antonio Brown killed it on his performance last night on Dancing With The Stars. His second dance, a team-up with Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas alongside partner…


Expectations For Artie Burns Equally High On And Off The Field

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Artie Burns in the first round, they were getting a lot more than just a cornerback, and that was something that they were well aware of after they had the opportunity to get intimately acquainted with him during his Pro Day, and during dinner the…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – S Will Allen – Stock Down

With the 2016 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…


Last Year’s Scrap Finds Could Impact 2016 Roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t seem to be overly impressed with their 90-man offseason roster last year. Not only did they end up acquiring three players for their 53-man roster a day after final cuts that were not with the team, even their practice squad was largely culled together from the…


Browns Must Remake Safety Tandem After Losing Both Starters

Over the course of the 2016 offseason, the Cleveland Browns lost not just one, but both of their starting safeties. Tashaun Gipson, the budding young aspirant at the position who has been the team’s starter for the past three seasons, was part of the immediate wave of Browns free agents…


The Optimist’s Take: Free Agents And Making The 53

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…


Former Steeler Dri Archer Cut By Jets

Dri Archer reportedly had up to ten practice squad offers following his mid-season release by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He opted against them all, remaining a free agent until signed to a futures contract with the New York Jets in early February. That stint has come to a quick close, the…


Watch: Bill Cowher Breaks Down Cover 1 Defenses

As much as we love breaking down the tape, there is still no substitute for when an NFL coach draws it up. That’s what Bill Cowher does for Real Football Network. Alongside Pat Kirwan, Cowher draws up the basic premise of Cover 1 and a couple of adjustments to it. You can check…


Watch – Ask Alex: The Very Terrible Podcast Edition

Thanks again to everyone who so quickly submitted their questions for this very low-tech edition of the podcast, which I’m calling The Very Terrible Podcast. We’ll sprinkle this into the mix while Dave Bryan tours the countryside. Wanted to keep some video/audio version of Pittsburgh Steelers’ talk going until Dave gets…


2016 Steelers’ UDFA Scouting Report: Colorado RB Christian Powell

A breakdown of our third Pittsburgh Steelers UDFA scouting report. A look at RB/FB Christian Powell. Editor’s Note: Powell was released today but this article was already completed and scheduled. Posting it anyway to see the player the team got rid of and the off chance he returns in training camp)….


Artie Burns Might Have Been The Target After All

As the clock approached quarter to 11 at night on Thursday, April 28, 2016, the Pittsburgh Steelers knew that they were going to draft a cornerback with their first selection. It was at this time that the Cincinnati Bengals were on the clock, who were drafting immediately ahead of them,…


Steelers Sign Stingily, Three More Tryout Players

Lot of roster moves being made to start off your Monday. The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they have signed a whopping four tryout players from their rookie minicamp group. They include: RB Cameron Stingily, RB Brandon Brown-Dukes, WR Marcus Tucker, and CB Donald Washington. In corresponding moves, the team has…


Best And Worst Case Scenarios Of The 2016 Steelers’ Draft Class

This is my favorite post-draft article to write. For the third year, we’ll spin the hypothetical wheel and map out the best and worst case careers of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ seven draft picks. This is, of course, all for fun, and three years from now, it’s interesting to see if…


Browns’ Draft Philosophy Along The Front Seven Could Prove Costly

With a draft-high 14 picks two weeks ago in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns had plenty of holes to fill on both sides of the ball, but one area they absolutely had to address was the pass rush. In the AFC North that features some above-average passing attacks,…