Mike Mitchell

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,…



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…