Keith Butler

Keith Butler Picked Wrong Time For Right Approach To Brady

I’ve finally been able to start to sift through our charting from the AFC Title loss. It’s always something we lean on for creating some quantifiable clarity for how the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense functioned under Keith Butler. Shortly after the game, Dave Bryan had a couple of solid tweets about…


Film Room: Spot Dropping Presenting Predictable Problems

Know we’re trying to move beyond the AFC Championship game. But because I’m sorta the last one to the party to digest this ugly, ugly loss. There’s been plenty of discussion about the issues in the secondary and there aren’t any terrible suggestions out here. Results speak for themselves. They…



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…



Kozora: Steelers Season Still A Roaring Success

It’s ok to cry. In 2004, when I was in middle school and the New England Patriots‘ crushed the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 15-1 dreams, similar to today, I bawled like the baby I was. 12 years later, I’m in the same place. The more things change, the more they stay the…


Steelers Vs Patriots X Factor: Red Zone Defense

So close. So far away. When you’re down to the Final Four, the differences aren’t stark. They all have talent. They all have strong coaching. They’ve all dealt with problems. There are no Cleveland Browns at this stage, clearly. The difference between winner and loser is usually going to come…


Butler Expects Brady To Go After Steelers’ Rookies

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have three defensive rookies playing in Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots and defensive coordinator Keith Butler expects quarterback Tom Brady to attack the two that play in the secondary. “I think that every time we’ve played against them [the Patriots], they’ve tried…


Film Room: Seams An Area For New England To Exploit Steelers

It’s no secret the New England Patriots have the best coaching staff in the league. That doesn’t take away from anything Mike Tomlin has accomplished but he – and every other coach in the league – are in a different league than Bill Belichick. The Patriots famously know how to…


Film Room: Sean Davis Secures Win With Two-Point Breakup

The game was tied. Then it wasn’t. An Eric Fisher hold, something Travis Kelce was very, very salty about, negated the Kansas City Chiefs’ initial two-point conversion, one that would’ve tied the game at 18. It moved the Chiefs back to their 12 with another crack at it. And Keith Butler’s…


Steelers Vs Chiefs X Factor: Coaching Staff

I know, I know. Super cheesy answer. It’s the PBS after-school special of choices, the coaching staff. I might as well evoke Jimmy McGinty’s “they gotta have heart” and call it a day. Heart. Miles and miles of heart. What I’m saying is it’s perfectly ok to cry to The Replacements….



Butler, Defense Took Loss To Dolphins Personally

There are the facts. A loss. A 204 yard performance by Jay Ajayi. A quantifiable number of broken tackles, and oh man, there were many. Then there are the emotions. The frustration and anger of getting destroyed against the run, an area where there’s a proud tradition of being one…


2017 Senior Bowl Donations

Hey everyone. Haven’t really announced it yet but we are going back to this year’s Senior Bowl down in Mobile, Alabama from Monday, January 23rd to Thursday, January 26th. Last year was my first experience. Little nerve-wracking, I hadn’t even been on a plane since I was three years old,…


Joey Porter’s Unfortunate Actions A Distraction Only To Himself

You have no doubt heard by now that Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter was arrested in the night following the team’s Wildcard Round victory over the Dolphins. Yesterday, the team officially placed him on leave, which may leave his future status with the organization up in the air….