Mike Mitchell

Revisiting Steelers’ Recent First Weeks Of Free Agency

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been somewhat atypically active in the early portions of free agency over the course of the past few seasons—or at least it has come to feel atypical due to the fact that for several years prior to that the team has some significant cap issues that…


2016 Player Exit Meetings – S Mike Mitchell

The Pittsburgh Steelers find that their 2016 season ended a bit prematurely, and are undergoing the exit meeting process a couple weeks sooner than they would have liked. Never the less, what must be done must be done, and we are now at the time of the year where we…


How Much Should The Steelers Prioritize Safety?

Wanted to throw this question out to you all for this Tuesday morning because we’ve had some interesting – and differing – discussions about it. If you’re Kevin Colbert, how do you approach the safety position in the offseason? Our Matthew Marczi even struggled to find an answer in his…


2017 Offseason Positional Review – Safety

The season might not quite be over for another couple of days, but 30 teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, have already hit offseason mode following their elimination, either prior to or during the playoffs. Pittsburgh got quite far this year, reaching the AFC Championship game for the first time since…


2016 Steelers’ Defensive Charting: Playoffs

Per reader request, an overview of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense from the playoffs only. If you missed it, check out our data from the regular season. There is so much good information there. You seriously don’t want to miss out. The Steelers defense was on the field for 194 snaps…



Film Room: Brady Burns Steelers On The Blitz

An awful lot of people have put forth an awful lot of opinions over the course of the past several days in explaining what the Pittsburgh Steelers should have done in order to beat the Patriots in the AFC Championship game. The assumption that each suggestion takes is believing that…



Steelers Vs Patriots Positional Grades

Well, that didn’t go anywhere near as planned. Right from the start Tom Brady and the New England Patriots simply dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game Sunday evening, rolling to a 36-17 win, clinching a spot in their ninth Super Bowl in franchise history. This will be…


Young Defensive Nucleus Built On Past Three Drafts

When the Pittsburgh Steelers defense takes the field, they will be doing so with a unit that looks dramatically different from the one that they fielded the last time they found themselves in the AFC Championship Game, six seasons ago. After all, only three players on the Steelers’ roster on…


Steelers Vs Chiefs Missed Tackles Report

Heading into Sunday’s Divisional Round matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense had a tough task in front of them:  slowing down Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Consider it a job well done as Kansas City’s two main weapons combined for just 194 all-purpose…


Steelers Vs Chiefs Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Kansas City Chiefs. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five: Tyler Matakevich-Jordan Dangerfield-Vince Williams-Arthur Moats-L.J. Fort. Sean Davis behind. Roosevelt Nix/David Johnson/L.T. Walton the wedge, Justin Gilbert and Sammie Coates the returners. – Hank to start. Got the offense back…



Steelers Not Holding Anything Back On Kick Coverage Decisions

The kick coverage was great Sunday. Well, pretty great.  But other than my nitpicking and cynical nature, the Pittsburgh Steelers held Tyreek Hill in check for one of the worst games on the season. Mike Tomlin said they had to “sell out” to stop him because in an elimination game,…