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…



Tyler Matakevich Vows To Continue To Prove Doubters Wrong

When it comes to Pittsburgh Steelers second-year inside linebacker Tyler Matakevich, one would not exactly regard him as a social media sensation. Having joined Twitter more than six years ago, while he does have over 18,000 followers, he is not an avid Tweeter, with 5634 Tweets as of this writing….


James Harrison Rated As Best Cover OLB In 2016

Though it can be frustrating to see James Harrison drop into coverage as much as he has, there’s justification for it. He’s really good at it. I’m not sure if we’ve talked about this before but Pro Football Focus tweeted out this graphic of Harrison being the best coverage edge…


2017 Steelers Stock Watch – WR Eli Rogers – 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…


Joshua Dobbs Already Ahead Of Learning Curve

Arguably the one thing about Pittsburgh Steelers rookie fourth-round draft pick Joshua Dobbs that we felt pretty comfortable would not be much of a worry would be his ability to learn the offense. As we head toward training camp, however, it seems that his learning curve hasn’t been as steep…


CB Tramon Williams Wanted Out Of Unstable Cleveland Browns Team

When former Packers cornerback Tramon Williams agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns a couple of years ago, he probably understood quite well that he was going from a top 10 team in the league to a team squarely in the basement. But evidently he didn’t realize just how deep…


2017 Offseason Questions: Would You Rather See NFL Draft Before Free Agency?

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…


Steelers Offense Most Balanced In NFL In 2016 On 1st & 10

Trying to stay balanced with play calling in the NFL is certainly a tough chore as score, down and distance and other variables make it challenging for offensive coordinators to do so. However, when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers last season, offensive coordinator Todd Haley and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger…



What If The Steelers Drafted Devonta Freeman Instead Of Dri Archer?

It certainly is very hard to judge individual draft picks the Pittsburgh Steelers have made in the past in a rearview mirror as so many times in doing so is that what’s not considered is that the subsequent ripple effects also need to be accounted for. Basically, you can lose…