John Mitchell


2018 Offseason Questions: Is Coaching Staff Now Set For 2018?

The journey toward Super Bowl LII ended far too prematurely for the Pittsburgh Steelers, sending them into offseason mode before we were ready for it. But we are in it now, and are ready to move on, through the Combine, through free agency, through the draft, into OTAs, and beyond….



New DL Coach Karl Dunbar: ‘What We Teach, We Demand’

I’m downright elated John Mitchell is remaining a Pittsburgh Steeler but it sounds like he is handing most of the reins to Karl Dunbar, hired yesterday by the team. It’s a move no one could predict because Mitchell didn’t retire so we didn’t even have time to guess (and inevitably,…


John Mitchell Now Tomlin’s Right-Hand Man

There is no man on his coaching staff that Mike Tomlin trusts more than John Mitchell, who has been with the Pittsburgh Steelers more than twice as long as his head coach. Mitchell joined the Steelers’ staff in Bill Cowher’s third season in 1994. Tomlin promoted him to assistant head…



Steelers Officially Announce Hiring Of Dunbar; Mitchell Remaining On Staff

The Pittsburgh Steelers have just made the hiring of former Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar official on Thursday. We have hired Karl Dunbar as defensive line coach, and John Mitchell will remain on the coaching staff as assistant head coach. MORE: https://t.co/SvaBOx1Y6f pic.twitter.com/XycncPpp17 — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) February 8,…


In One Play, Stephon Tuitt Shows What It Means To Be A Steeler

Posted this clip on Twitter last night but wanted to share it on here because it might seem small, but it’s a play that shows the philosophy of being a Pittsburgh Steeler. Especially a Steelers’ defensive linemen. John Mitchell knows what he needs from a defensive linemen and at the…



Steelers Make Pitch To Get Cam Heyward To Pro Bowl

You know it. I know it. The Pittsburgh Steelers know it. And they’re trying to make their voices heard. There are seven Steelers who are leading in Pro Bowl votes. Several more in the Top 5. Cam Heyward is not among them. And that is a crime. Several players and…


Interview: Aaron Smith Explains Why He Hated John Mitchell As A Rookie

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron chats with former Steelers’ defensive linemen Aaron Smith. Starting 152 games for Pittsburgh, he racked up 44 sacks and won two Super Bowls throughout his career. They talk about learning to play under John Mitchell…


Steelers Say They Want To Get Javon Hargrave More Playing Time

It’s a good problem to have. But still, a problem, and one we’ve discussed a dozen times on this site. How does Javon Hargrave get more snaps? It’s a question the Pittsburgh Steelers are still asking themselves. With the bye week, the assistant coaches talked to the media and John…


Interview: Hebron Fangupo Recalls The Time John Mitchell ‘Tore Him A New One’

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron talks to former Steelers’ nose tackle Hebron Fangupo, who played for the team from 2012 to 2013. They talk about how he came to the Steelers, the time he invited Troy Polamalu to his house,…


John Mitchell Enjoying Himself Too Much Right Now To Retire

How much longer will John Mitchell, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ veteran defensive line coach who will turn 66 years old in a month and a week, continue at his job before he ultimately decides to retire? This is a question that had Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Joe Starkey wondering recently. He noted…


Francis Kallon Making For Intriguing Practice Squad Candidate

He’s a man who gets few reps in practice. Near the end of the roster. But he’s worth keeping around on the practice squad. Defensive end Francis Kallon is as raw as they come, and it shows on the field, but there’s intriguing upside and athleticism. One play against the…