Keith Butler

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…




Keith Butler Upset Steelers Allowed Tom Brady To Scramble

Everyone knows about Tom Brady the passer. But Tom Brady the…runner? That’s what the Steelers’ defense let him do early and often in the loss to the New England Patriots two weeks ago. Speaking to Missi Matthews, Keith Butler sounded pretty upset about that. “The thing we gotta do is make…



The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Ravens Preview With John Eisenberg, Tomlin Tuesday Recap & More

Season 7, Episode 36 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd once again and we kick things off with a short discussion about some breaking NFL news that took place Wednesday morning concerning the Minnesota Vikings. After that discussion, Alex and I quickly move…


Keith Butler’s Blitz Comments: Do They Make Sense?

It’s become a running theme for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. A year after blitzing about 33% of the time, Keith Butler has toned things down. Way down. He went from AC/DC, going all out aggression, to elevator music. You, I, your uncle in Shadyside have all talked about. Why aren’t they blitzing…