Daniel McCullers

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Film Room: Keith Butler’s Box Calls

Boxes. They’re great things. They hold Christmas gifts, pizza, engagement rings. Defensive coordinators have boxes too. And they’re a great way to beat bunch concepts. The rules are simple. I learned them from the great Matt Bowen when he still wrote for National Football Post. Four defenders versus three receivers….



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2016 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Nose Tackle

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped things up in minicamp and put an end to their spring practices, which means that we are officially into the dead zone, the slowest time of the year for football news and general activity, the time between the end of spring drills in mid-June to…


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Ranking The Steelers’ Starters: 24-18

With all of the lists bouncing around the internet regarding football throughout the dead period of the summer, I thought it would be a perfect time to introduce a new series to the Steelers Depot site, starting with a ranking of the 24 (including punter and kicker) projected starters for…


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NFL, NFLPA Agree To More Inclusive Practice Squad Tweaks

While I have yet to note this elsewhere, a bit of interesting news—to me anyway—came out yesterday courtesy of former Buccaneers general manager and current ESPN analyst Mark Dominik regarding the practice squad. Dominik Tweeted out yesterday a message of congratulations to the NFL as well as the NFLPA for…


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Keith Butler, Steelers Need To Play A Consistent 11 In 2016

Keith Butler’s first season at the defensive coordinator helm was largely a success. The Steelers’ run defense improved, their red zone play stellar, and as a team, they were able to generate pressure and sacks. Room for improvement just like anyone else but overall, it was solid. There are several…


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Show Me Something, Daniel McCullers

With spring drills officially over, I think we all understand that we’re all in for a long haul, six weeks in total, between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. You know the drill. There’s little new information coming out during this period, so it serves as…


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Tuitt Gives Progress Report On Steelers New Defensive Linemen

During the offseason the Pittsburgh Steelers made it a point to address their defensive line and that undertaking included them signing unrestricted free agent defensive end Ricardo Mathews and drafting defensive tackle Javon Hargrave in the third-round. Those two players, along with the return of defensive tackle Daniel McCullers and defense…


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Steelers’ Young D-Linemen Ready To Move Past Limited Spring Drills

Today marks the beginning of the end of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ spring workouts, as through Tuesday through Thursday will be held the team’s first mandatory portion of the offseason, the minicamp that precedes an extended period of down time before training camp opens, officially on July 29. The OTA and…


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Javon Hargrave Not Sitting Around After Signing Contract

There seemed to me to be just a tad more hand-wringing than necessary over the apparent delay in the Pittsburgh Steelers getting their entire seven-player draft class under contract, but following third-round nose tackle Javon Hargrave’s agreeing to terms yesterday, the front office has now completed that task, in early-mid…


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Steelers Sign Javon Hargrave To Rookie Deal

The Pittsburgh Steelers have finished off signing their 2016 rookie class, inking third round pick Javon Hargrave to a four year contract today. We have signed our 3rd-round selection from the 2016 NFL Draft, DT Javon Hargrave. 📰 | https://t.co/iIMH5KwSiT pic.twitter.com/day1OPDeO7 — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) June 10, 2016 One of…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Ascending Run Defense

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…


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The Optimist’s Take: Ascending Run Defense

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…



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Daniel McCullers Underwent Offseason Shoulder Surgery

Last week, Cam Heyward told reporters Daniel McCullers went under the knife during the offseason but failed to specify on its exact nature. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler got to the bottom of it via McCullers’ agent Thomas Simms. Simms said McCullers had a minor scope done on his shoulder to clean…