Missi Matthews

Pouncey On Big Ben: ‘I Love Him More Than Anything’

We’re all stressed out this week. First crack at an AFC Title game since 2010 with the Pittsburgh Steelers traveling to, of all the places, dreaded New England. To hopefully put a smile on your face, I present to you the ongoing bromance between Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey. Pouncey…


Butler Says Shazier Could Have Played Better Against Chiefs

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has played well so far during the playoffs as the former first-round draft pick has registered 11 total tackles in addition to two interceptions. Not only that, Shazier has recorded an interception in the last four games as well. In the Steelers win over the…


Butler, Defense Took Loss To Dolphins Personally

There are the facts. A loss. A 204 yard performance by Jay Ajayi. A quantifiable number of broken tackles, and oh man, there were many. Then there are the emotions. The frustration and anger of getting destroyed against the run, an area where there’s a proud tradition of being one…


Steelers’ Butler Preparing To Slow Chiefs Hill, Kelce Again

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense will be faced with several challenges this coming Sunday in their Divisional Round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs and leading that list of players they’ll attempt to limit is wide receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce. During his weekly interview with Missi…



Keith Butler Says Defense Needs To Count By Threes, Not Sevens

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense did the defense no favors with two turnovers but Keith Butler would like to see his group respond to the challenge. A difficult task, there’s no debate about it, but when you’re a unit with eyes on a Lombardi, that’s the standard. “We were in field…



Le’Veon Bell Says His Legs Are Stronger Post-Injury

It’s easy to forget where Le’Veon Bell was a year ago. Barely more than a month removed from a severe knee injury, tearing his MCL and PCL in early November against the Cincinnati Bengals, the team Bell will face for the first time this weekend. Now, he’s thrown himself into…



Butler On Timmons: ‘I Think He’s Stepping Up A Little Bit’

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons had a key red zone interception in last Sunday’s win over the New York Giants and while we’ve already heard quarterback Eli Manning describe that play, defensive coordinator Keith Butler gave his thoughts this past week on what led to that turnover earlier this week during his interview with Missi Matthews on Steelers…


Butler On Dupree: ‘He’s Still A Little Rusty’

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that he’ll now move forward with a four-man rotation at the outside linebacker position. One of those four players will obviously be second-year linebacker Bud Dupree, who has now played in two games since returning from the team’s…


Cam Heyward Still Playing Key Role While On IR

He is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive leader. And so even though he’s been confined to the sidelines for the rest of the season, the result of a torn pectoral, he’s still lending a helping hand to the rest of the team. Sitting down with Missi Matthews on Steelers’ Nation Radio, Keith…


Keith Butler Says Artie Burns ‘Needs To Get Stronger’

Over the course of the last several weeks the Pittsburgh Steelers have made a concerted to get their top two draft picks from this year on the field more on the defensive side of the football. During his weekly talk with Missi Matthews on Steelers Nation Radio, defensive coordinator Keith…



Butler On Chickillo: ‘He’s Not Making Any Mental Mistakes’

In Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo led the team’s position group in total snaps played with 42. During his weekly interview with Missi Matthews on Steelers Nation Radio, defensive coordinator Keith Butler explained why Chickillo led all outside linebackers in total snaps played against…