Missi Matthews



Maurkice Pouncey On Big Ben: ‘I Couldn’t Ask For A Better Quarterback’

Yesterday, we mentioned Ben Roethlisberger’s comments on Heath Miller. It was no secret Miller was one of Roethlisberger’s closest friends. But Miller, like Brett Keisel or Willie Colon, are long gone, making it fair to say Roethlisberger is closest with Maurkice Pouncey. Pouncey sat down with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews on…


Martavis Bryant Says Colleges Scouted Him When He Was 10 Years Old

Ten is an awfully important number for Martavis Bryant. It’s the one he wears on the football field each Sunday with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tenth grade is when he committed to Clemson. But ten also has a unique connection. It’s how old he was when colleges began scout him. Bryant…



Roethlisberger, Heyward Named 2017 Team Captains

The Pittsburgh Steelers have named their team captains for 2017. Ben Roethlisberger has been named captain of the offense and Cam Heyward for the defense. The #Steelers have named Ben Roethlisberger and Cam Heyward as their captains for 2017. No Special Teams captain this year. — Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) September…




Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, July 16, 2017

Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven…


Cockrell Says Crushing Dolphins Loss Made Team Better

Think about the turning point for the Pittsburgh Steelers last year and most will point to right after the Dallas Cowboys game. On paper, reading the schedule, it’s true. The team won the next seven, capturing the AFC North and continuing Mike Tomlin’s underrated legacy of producing strong second-half teams….


Olsavsky Praises Vince Williams For Being Detail Oriented

Though losing Lawrence Timmons was a tough blow for Jerry Olsvasky in the locker room, he’s excited about the steps Vince Williams is taking to replace him. Speaking with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews, the inside linebacker’s coach said Williams is a detailed player who takes pride in the little things. “Vince…


James Daniel Didn’t Lobby For Steelers To Draft A Tight End

In war rooms, and general pre-draft preparation, everyone is fighting for their guys. Area scouts pushing the big wigs into listening to them and the decision-makers, in this case, Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert, debating to reach a conclusion. Nature of the beast. But when push comes to shove, veteran…


David Johnson The Leader In New-Look TE Room

Gotta admit, it’s like Christmas time when I see interviews with John Mitchell and James Daniel. Daniel, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ tight ends coach, briefly sat down with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews to go over the tight end room. It’s one that has seen plenty of moving and shaking post-Heath Miller, the…


Steelers Reiterate Desire To Reduce Heyward And Tuitt’s Snaps

It certainly sounds good. But seeing is believing. The team repeated their hope to lower Cam Heyward and Stephon Tuitt’s snaps, something they’ve been trying to do for the past two years but haven’t been able to reliably execute. This time around, it was John Mitchell expressing that desire. Specifically,…


Learning To Play Backwards Moving Brian Allen’s Career Forward

Brian Allen had never played defense in his football career. When Utah asked him to make the switch for the 2014 season, there was some hesitation. Looking back, it proved to be the right decision. Allen turned into one of the PAC-12’s best cornerbacks and was drafted by the Pittsburgh…