Keith Butler

Keith Butler Says Artie Burns ‘Needs To Get Stronger’

Over the course of the last several weeks the Pittsburgh Steelers have made a concerted to get their top two draft picks from this year on the field more on the defensive side of the football. During his weekly talk with Missi Matthews on Steelers Nation Radio, defensive coordinator Keith…



Steelers Vs Cowboys Winners/Losers

I’m going to be sick. Anyone have a paper bag? WINNERS Ben Roethlisberger: After his worst performance in the NFL last year, Roethlisberger was fantastic today. He spread the wealth, completing passes to eight different receivers, and was efficient with the football. Only nine incompletions to three touchdowns while throwing…


Steelers Spin: Week Ten Rants And Ramblings

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses. Yes…an apt descriptor of the fading lantern drawing Steelers Nation as their beloved team limps home following a dismal trifecta of losses to the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and…most regrettably…the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday. This is not your father’s Pittsburgh…


Steelers Vs Ravens Defensive Charting Notes

Out of a grand total of 70 snaps. – The Baltimore Ravens ran only two plays in the Steelers’ red zone.  Had only five at or inside their 25. Still dominated. – Pittsburgh used their base defense on 29 snaps, or 41.4% of the time. I still have to look…



Butler On Chickillo: ‘He’s Not Making Any Mental Mistakes’

In Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo led the team’s position group in total snaps played with 42. During his weekly interview with Missi Matthews on Steelers Nation Radio, defensive coordinator Keith Butler explained why Chickillo led all outside linebackers in total snaps played against…


Watch: Why Pittsburgh Shut Down Baltimore’s Run Game

Back to talk to the tape and coaches film from Sunday’s loss against the Baltimore Ravens. Lot of things went poorly but we’re focusing on something good here. A Pittsburgh Steelers’ run defense that held a Ravens rushing attack – a team that held the lead throughout – to just…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 9: Steelers Versus Ravens

Coming off consecutive losses followed by the bye week the Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore Sunday for a big divisional game against the Baltimore Ravens, losers of four straight. The Steelers lost 21-14 largely due to three quarters of the worst offensive football seen in Mike…



Steelers’ Splash Tied To Wins And Losses

I won’t bury the lede. When the Pittsburgh Steelers can prevent teams from gains of 35+ yards, they win. When they don’t, they lose. That’s why this was one of Dick LeBeau’s core principles and made the Steelers’ defense so tough to beat. Keith Butler has carried the torch to…


Steelers Vs Ravens Winners/Losers

Read this and then feel free to chuck your computer out the window. That’s what I’m planning to do. WINNERS Ryan Shazier: Shazier flew around the ball today with excellent diagnosis and producing some splash plays. He forced a fumble and nearly picked off a screen pass. He finished the…


Steelers Spin: Week Nine Rants And Ramblings

It’s a familiar, hackneyed script in a B-movie, a sequel with a worn out storyline, heading to a big screen near you as the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the 3-4 Baltimore Ravens in the latest rerun of this former smash hit National Football League rivalry. The Steelers are coming off…


Statistical Look At Steelers’ Pass Rush Using 5 Or More Players

If you listened to the Friday edition of The Terrible Podcast, you heard Alex Kozora and I discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers defense as it relates to how many times they’ve rushed the opposite quarterback on passing plays with 5 or more players. To follow up on that discussion, I thought…