David DeCastro

Steelers Vs Jaguars Sack Breakdown

Back at it breaking down the pair of sacks the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed to the Jacksonville Jaguars in their Week Five loss. 1. 1/10, 4:55 3rd. 11 personnel (empty). Five blocking vs four man rush. Slant/flat concept that frankly, has gotten this team into trouble the last two weeks. Read…




David DeCastro Ranked Best Guard In Football By PFF

There tends to be a visceral response among some fans in response to any sign of struggle from a player who had just signed a big contract. With Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro got off to a slower start a year ago after signing a new contract, he heard…


David DeCastro Agrees Steelers Play Down To Opponent

It’s been one of the recurring themes in the Mike Tomlin era: playing down to the opponent. Dave Bryan had the great stat on Twitter yesterday. #Steelers now 11-6 On Road Under Tomlin When Favored By 7-Points Or More — Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) September 24, 2017 David DeCastro was asked…


Film Room: David DeCastro Leads The Way

While the offensive line play to date may not necessarily be much to write home about—that pertains more to the running game than in pass protection, as they have only given up two sacks so far, a third surrendered by a tight end—that is not to say that there have…


Steelers Defend Decision To Throw Deep

Before the game began, the Pittsburgh Steelers knew they were going long. And so they did with mixed results. Three big plays were gained out of it, a pair of pass interference calls and long catch by Martavis Bryant, but it’s fair to wonder if the offense became too infatuated…


Steelers Training Camp Recap: Offensive Line

Now that the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp has concluded, we’re recapping everything that went down over these past 16 practices. We’ll break down each play, position-by-position, with final winners and losers at the end. Moving onto the offensive line. Offensive Line Alejandro Villanueva: I think 15 years from now, when T.J. Watt…



Ranking The Steelers’ Starters: 12-10

Speeding things up here on the “Ranking the Starters” series at Steelers Depot, we’re closing in on the top 10 as the start of training camp gets closer and closer by the minute. In the last installment, I took a look at No. 15-13 for the Steelers, so today we’ll…


2017 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Interior OL

The last time that we took a look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster in review, it was very shortly after the 2016 season ended. It would be safe to say that quite a bit has changed, and, in a rarity, this actually applies to literally every position on the…



3 Weeks Until 2017 Training Camp: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again and welcome to weekend. Predictably, it was a very quiet week for the Pittsburgh Steelers with three weeks remaining before training camp gets underway in Latrobe. Unless running back Le’Veon Bell signs a new contract by July 17, things will likely remain…



Devil’s Advocate: Better Guard – Foster Or DeCastro

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…