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Mike Tomlin Expects Rookie Sean Davis To Use His Size As An Asset

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost slot cornerback Senquez Golson for an extended amount time due to a Lisfranc injury, next up in the pecking order at the position is rookie safety Sean Davis. However, according to head coach Mike Tomlin on Wednesday, there really wasn’t ever a pecking…

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 27, 2015: Linebackers coach Joey Porter of the Pittsburgh Steelers watches the action from the sideline during a game against the Baltimore Ravens on December 27, 2015 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won 20-17. (Photo by: Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Joey Porter

Joey Porter Thinks Steelers Will See Less Rotation At OLB

Ever since they last played in the Super Bowl in 2010, the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves suffering a shortage of pass rush, as their sack and pressure totals plummeted from near the top of the league to near the bottom. In part to try to alleviate that, the Steelers turned…

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Butler Wants Lighter Dupree To Keep On Learning The Defense

When Pittsburgh Steelers second-year outside linebacker Bud Dupree arrived at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe for the start of training camp on Thursday he was reportedly 20 pounds lighter than he was during his rookie season. While Dupree’s offseason weight loss was probably noticeable to the naked eye, Steelers defensive…


Film Room: Keith Butler’s Playbook

Last year, right before the start of the season, we looked at Todd Haley’s playbook. The concepts you’ll see most frequently throughout the season. This year, we’re doing the same for Keith Butler. Over the course of 2015, we would visit his playcalls when appropriate. But we’re going to put…


Film Room: Pittsburgh’s Rip/Liz Match

If you’re even faintly familiar with the Pittsburgh Steelers, you probably have a baseline level understanding of the kind of defense they play. Blitz heavy, prominently zone coverage looks. And of course, if you follow the team as closely as we do, you know their base look is Cover 3….

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Expect Steelers To Use Nickel As Majority Grouping In 2016

Last year we saw an increase in the Pittsburgh  Steelers’ use of the nickel package, which subs in another defensive back for a linebacker. This, of course, is a direct reaction to the increasing number of three wide receiver sets that offenses tend to employ. And the rate at which…


Last Weekend In June: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again. If you’re like me, you are probably a little bummed about the Pittsburgh Steelers needing to part ways with veteran kicker Shaun Suisham earlier in the day. While it was obvious that Suisham would have likely been gone just before the start…


Ike Taylor: “This Team Will Be Special”

Ike Taylor flew into Pittsburgh during last week’s minicamp and caught up with’s Missi Matthews for a quick interview. And he didn’t hold back his optimism for the team’s outlook in 2016. He told Matthews he was excited for the group and as you can see in the title,…


One Step To Take: Arthur Moats

New series we’re kicking off here to get us through the upcoming dog days of the offseason. Every player wants to improve, to elevate his game in all areas from one season to the next. Understanding that, we’re going to isolate just one area, one faction of a player’s game….


Antonio Brown Says Artie Burns Has To Make Him Better Too

For as much as the Pittsburgh Steelers scouting department may have been criticized in recent years for their struggles to find quality players through the draft in the secondary—a wrong they hope to make right with three defensive backs in the first two rounds since 2015—general manager Kevin Colbert revealed…


Keith Butler, Steelers Need To Play A Consistent 11 In 2016

Keith Butler’s first season at the defensive coordinator helm was largely a success. The Steelers’ run defense improved, their red zone play stellar, and as a team, they were able to generate pressure and sacks. Room for improvement just like anyone else but overall, it was solid. There are several…