Keith Butler


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Film Room: Keith Butler Brings The Thunder

You have to tip your hat to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. Facing two tough-on-paper offenses to start the season, with an underwhelming pass rush, they’given up a pair of 16 point performances. That meets Keith Butler’s goal of holding teams under 17. Butler has to be credited with calling two…


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Gut Reactions: Steelers Vs. Bengals

7 gut reactions from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 2 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. 1 – If the season ended today, the Steelers team MVP would most likely be running back DeAngelo Williams. One could make the case that after two weeks, he would be in the conversation for league…


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Steelers Film Room: Not Much Blitzing Last Year Against Dalton

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at Heinz Field and the team’s defense will be looking to control quarterback Andy Dalton during the game. Last week in the Bengals regular season opener against the New York Jets, Dalton was sacked a total of seven times and mostly by…



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Week One Steelers’ Defensive Charting Notes

Won’t do this every week but with the regular season upon us, wanted to roll through some of the notables of the defensive charting we do each week. We’ll revisit this roughly every month or so and see what trends emerge. We are basing this off 55 full plays from…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 1: Steelers Versus Redskins

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened their 2016 season as one of the two featured games on Monday Night Football visiting FedEx Field to take on the Washington Redskins. The Steelers hadn’t been to Landover since 2008 when they struggled early, falling behind 6-0 after the first quarter, before turning things around…


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All The Small Things: Heyward Says Defense Must Be Detailed

Cam Heyward believes in the players the Steelers’ defense has. But he, and the rest of the defense, have to play with greater detail and technique. “Just focus on the details,” he told reporters today. “Get back to our technique. Get back to our skill development and what we got…


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Film Room: Ryan Shazier And Keith Butler’s Fire Zones

Coaches and players. It’s hard to find top notch at both positions. But when you do, a coach whose system gels with your talent perfectly, you wind up with a lot of success. Keith Butler isn’t in that circle – yet – as one of the top defensive coordinators in…


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Steelers Get Creative With Personnel After Ryan Shazier Checks Out

You may not be surprised to learn that Pittsburgh Steelers third-year inside linebacker Ryan Shazier had another strong game to open the season on Monday night, finishing with six total tackles, one forced fumble, one interception, and one pass defensed. But you may also find yourself experiencing déjà vu upon…


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Steelers Not Impressed With Pass Rush Results

It’s hard to be too terribly critical in a 38-16 victory where the Pittsburgh Steelers controlled the game for three quarters. But if there is one glaring issue, it was the complete invisibility of a pass rush. Kirk Cousins’ jersey probably doesn’t even need washed after last night, not sacked…


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Steelers Vs. Redskins: 7 Keys To Victory

The Pittsburgh Steelers will open their 2016 regular season Monday night against the Washington Redskins and below are seven things that I believe the team will need to do in order to come away with a road win. Run right, right from the start – Even through the Steelers offense…



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Dupree’s Injury Forces Steelers To Return To Platoon At OLB

Earlier in the offseason, maybe around the start of training camp, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler talked about wanting to move away from the platooning at the outside linebacker position that they started and relied upon during the 2015 season, basically out of necessity, since there was no individual…