Mike Mitchell


Steelers Defensive Charting: First Four Weeks

As we’ll do every four weeks, my interesting notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense based off my charting I complete each week. – The Steelers have faced 275 snaps this season, excluding kneeldowns and pre-snap penatlies. The New England Patriots ran 60, the San Francisco 49ers 86, the St. Louis…


Steelers Week 4 Missed Tackles Breakdown

Might turn this missed tackles breakdown into a weekly report, as long as the Pittsburgh Steelers keep turning it into a weekly habit. I’ll say this for Sunday’s medley of missed tackles, they tended to come in bunches, with six coming on the Baltimore Ravens first scoring drive of the…


Steelers Film Room: Ross Cockrell’s INT

There’s no question the negative plays in the Pittsburgh Steelers heart-breaking 23-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens last night will stick out. They’ll dominate the articles on this site, on the radio, and around your local watercooler. Beyond that, there were several positive plays that would be getting the attention…


Steelers Vs. Ravens: Player Snap Counts – Week 4

The Pittsburgh Steelers managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory Thursday night in their 23-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and the player snap counts from the game are now available. Offensively, rookie wide receiver Sammie Coates saw extended playing time Thursday night due to Markus Wheaton injuring his…


Zoinks! Scobee, Steelers Suffer Overtime Loss To Ravens

If you’re a Pittsburgh Steelers fan currently looking up the dictionary definition of the word “heartbreaker”, a description of the team’s 23-20 overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens will no doubt accompany it. Despite countless opportunities to seal a victory over their hated rivals, the Steelers opted for a medley of…


Steelers Film Room: Missed Tackles A Troubling Trend In Pittsburgh

In Week 1 against New England, I highlighted the Pittsburgh Steelers massive tackling struggles, missing 14 stops in their season opener. While the defense played perhaps their best game of the season yesterday against St. Louis, missed tackles continued to plague the unit. In reviewing the game tape last night,…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs 49ers Notes

My game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers. First Half  – Kick return unit. Front five: Vince Williams, Sean Spence, Ross Ventrone, Terence Garvin, and Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden next right behind them. The wedge included Will Johnson, Matt Spaeth, and Roosevelt Nix with…


Week Two: Steelers Vs 49ers First Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers secured their first victory of the season in convincing fashion on Sunday, putting up 43 points in their home opener against the San Francisco 49ers while recording five sacks and a turnover, holding the road team to just three points leading into the fourth quarter. Below are…


Steelers Brought Their Swagger In Sunday’s Win

Vine is everything that’s awesome and terrible in this word. It can provide absolutely hilarious clips in six seconds. The problem is…six seconds, or the average attention span of your typical American student. I went to school for communications. I can provide first hand experience to that. But sometimes, it…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus 49ers

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened their home schedule Sunday at Heinz Field against the San Francisco 49ers on a beautiful late-summer afternoon in front of the largest home crowd in team history. And they delivered. After stalling on the game’s opening drive, the Steelers played virtually flawless football the rest of…

Shamarko Thomas

Steelers May Want To Give Shamarko Thomas Some Snaps This Week

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen left the team’s season opener late in the game after suffering a concussion, but he seems to have been able to bounce back quickly, clearing the league’s concussion protocol, as he was listed as a full participant on the first practice report of the week….