Mike Mitchell

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,…



Mike Mitchell’s First Sack In Pittsburgh A Long Time Coming

When the Pittsburgh Steelers brought in Mike Mitchell in free agency during the 2014 offseason to enter the starting lineup at free safety, they knew that they were bringing in a secondary player who was capable of rushing the passer. He recorded three and a half sacks in his one…


Dolphins Needed To Get ‘Moore’ Out Of Quarterback Position

The Pittsburgh Steelers know that they got quite a bit of a break when it comes to playing a Miami Dolphins team that was missing about a third or so of the players who started the previous game between the two teams. The most significant absence was quarterback Ryan Tannehill,…


Defense Splashes Past Dolphins In Authoritative Rematch Win

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Miami Dolphins, the defense came away looking pretty bad, and they knew that as well as anybody. They came into this game wanting to avenge their previous loss and respond to that ugly performance, which included a 200-plus-yard rushing day from running…


Film Room: Butler Storms The Dolphins’ Backfield In Win

Keith Butler has had a lot in his bag of tricks during his time in Pittsburgh. His Storm Fire Zone, though, might be his most popular, and effective blitz concept. It produced another splash play against the Miami Dolphins yesterday afternoon. The Dolphins come out in a 2×2 set early in…



Mike Tomlin Talks “Complex” Relationship With Mike Mitchell

The term “player’s coach” is probably overused at this point but part of it means a coach who can relate and communicate with his players. There may not be a better example of that in Pittsburgh than Mike Tomlin and Mike Mitchell. Tomlin was asked about his relationship with Mitchell…



Steelers Refuse To Lose In Finale With Winning Streak At Stake

You may have noticed in watching today’s game that, while the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly took the opportunity to rest a number of healthy starters and kept pretty much everybody dealing with injuries out, by no means were they content to end their season heading into the playoffs with a loss…


Mike Mitchell Calls Mike Tomlin The Best Coach He’s Ever Had

Though we’ve made the leap into 2017, we’re going to revisit the biggest Steelers’ story to end 2016. The now infamous Terry Bradshaw/Mike Tomlin saga that dominated headlines. Most of us are done talking about it but one Steeler wanted to add his thoughts to the pile. Mike Mitchell spoke…