John Mitchell

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Steelers DL Coach Mitchell A Selfless Man, Just Like His Players

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell can be looked at as a mad scientist of sorts, trying to mold massive pieces of clay into a monstrous Frankenstein type of wrecking machine for the team’s 3-4 defense. Whether it be turning a first-rounder like defensive end Cameron Heyward into one of the best in…


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Kozora: Grading The Steelers 2015 Draft Class

With the 2015 NFL Draft slightly in our review mirror, and there’s a little more time to diagnose the selections, it’s appropriate to post my final grades for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Waiting doesn’t make the grades that much more meaningful, but we’re able to think about the selections with a…


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Final Steelers Defensive Line Spots Up For Grabs This Offseason

Entering each training camp, there are typically only a handful of roster spots that are truly open. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, the most wide open battle could be along the defensive line. The team usually tries to keep six, doing just that in three of the last four years. Only…





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Steelers 2015 Rookie Minicamp Video: Coaching Continues On Saturday

Saturday marks the second day of rookie minicamp practices for the Pittsburgh Steelers and thanks to Ken Laird of Trib Live Radio, we have a few more sights and sounds to pass along through the magic of Youtube. I think you will find the video featuring defensive line instruction given by…


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Reviewing The Steelers Pick: Illinois State DE Bradon Prate Scouting Report

Continuing our post-draft evaluations, we’re diving into the Pittsburgh Steelers undrafted free agent pool. We’ll do full breakdowns of the players that have enough tape available. Today, we’re evaluating Illinois State defensive end Bradon Prate. #99 – Bradon Prate/DE Illinois State: 6/3 288 The Good – Decent height/weight for the…



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L.T. Walton Drafted As A Sub-Package Fit

When the Pittsburgh Steelers’s natural sixth-round draft pick came on the clock, I don’t suspect that the name Leterrious “L.T.” Walton was on the tip of many people’s tongue. He’s not a player that I was previously familiar with, even if I had the sixth round pegged as an area…


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Mitchell Says Key To More Steelers Sacks Is Stopping The Run Better

The Pittsburgh Steelers have failed to register more than 37 sacks on defense over the course of the last four seasons and according to defensive line coach John Mitchell, that statistical category will only improve if the unit can fix another important one that they have struggled in the last…



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2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Ohio State DT Michael Bennett

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done all throughout the offseason, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. For our…


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2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Clemson DE Corey Crawford

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done all offseason, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. A late round defensive…


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Tartt’s Physical Style Would Mesh Well In Pittsburgh

As small school sleepers go, the Pittsburgh Steelers tend to shy away from them unless they’re a late-round flier. Samford University isn’t exactly a football factory, but even the Steelers went to their well in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Nick Williams was a talented but raw…


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Daniel McCullers Has Chance To Expand Role In 2015

Over the course of the past few days, I felt that I was due to write something about Daniel McCullers, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ sixth-round compensatory draft selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. McCullers is a man large enough to garner the nickname “Shade Tree”, and was aptly described as “an…


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Steelers Have Large Presence At Pittsburgh Pro Day

The University of Pittsburgh held there Pro Day on Tuesday and as you can imagine, there were plenty of Pittsburgh Steelers personnel on hand to observe it. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, Steelers coaches Keith Butler, John Mitchell, Richard Mann, Randy Fichtner, Jerry Olsavsky, Joey Porter, James Saxon and…


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2015 Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Offseason

We’ve shown you our series of mock draft simulations from Fanspeak.com. To start the week, we’ll take it one step further and mock an entire offseason. Fanspeak has let people like me nerd out, offering a “Managing the Cap” simulator in conjunction with Overthecap.com, a site dedicated to salary cap…






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What To Expect From “Shade Tree” In Year Two?

The theme in the 2014 draft for the Pittsburgh Steelers seemed to center on  getting younger and adding an infusion of speed, but the team added an entity seemingly from the Stone Age in the form of mastodon defensive tackle Daniel McCullers, the heaviest Steeler in franchise history (yes, even…


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The Optimist’s Take – Cam Thomas Sticks Around

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…