John Mitchell

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…



John Mitchell Is ‘Very, Very Excited’ About New DL Tyson Alualu

The Pittsburgh Steelers signing of unrestricted free agent defensive lineman Tyson Alualu during the offseason might fly under the radar on the national level as the former first round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars never really lived up to his selection status during his first seven years in the…


John Mitchell Explains Why L.T. Walton Was Moved To Nose Tackle

If you’ve been following along with the daily Pittsburgh Steelers training camp practice reports that our very own Alex Kozora has been filling, you already probably noticed that third-year defensive lineman L.T. Walton is working almost exclusively as the second-team nose tackle and thus ahead of fourth-year defensive lineman Daniel…


Coaching Staff’s Passion Part Of What Makes Steelers Great

When you think of the Pittsburgh Steelers, you think about two elements: success and stability. A one family ownership. Three head coaches since 1969. And six sparkling Lombardi’s standing tall in the facility. For the present, part of what makes this organization so strong aren’t just the big names in…



Steelers Reiterate Desire To Reduce Heyward And Tuitt’s Snaps

It certainly sounds good. But seeing is believing. The team repeated their hope to lower Cam Heyward and Stephon Tuitt’s snaps, something they’ve been trying to do for the past two years but haven’t been able to reliably execute. This time around, it was John Mitchell expressing that desire. Specifically,…


John Mitchell On Daniel McCullers: ‘It’s Time To Grow Up’

With the Pittsburgh Steelers not drafting a defensive linemen, there was no appearance made by DL coach John Mitchell. A fact that made me Ralphie-in-a-bunny-suit sad. So a hearty kudos to Steelers.com for grabbing Mitchell in an interview over on the team site to pick Mitchell’s brain. Mitchell is known…


Steelers Coaching Staff Expected To Remain Intact For 2017

With one week to go before the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine gets underway in Indianapolis it appears as though there won’t be any changes on the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff this offseason. During his Tuesday online chat, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was asked if it’s safe to assume…


Tomlin Won’t Commit To Steelers Coaching Staff Staying Intact

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers made it the AFC Championship game this season, head coach Mike Tomlin wasn’t ready to guarantee on Tuesday that the entire coaching staff will be retained during the offseason. “You know, I understand that change is a part of this thing, it always is particularly…


Steelers Spin: Wildcard Playoffs Rants And Ramblings

This is it. Make no mistake where you are. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the Wildcard Round of the NFL playoffs. They face the Miami Dolphins, a team pretty much everybody except for T.D., their official mascot, expects to lose to the Steelers. After all, the Dolphins are uni-dimensional on…