Missi Matthews

New Video Pulls Back Curtain Behind Steelers’ Draft Process

Steelers.com has an awesome video on the people who actually matter during the draft process, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ front office and coaching staff. Included in the eight minute video are interviews with Art Rooney II, Kevin Colbert, and Director of College Scouting Phil Kreidler.  They go through the history of…


Sean Davis Says Focusing On Safety Accelerated Rookie Season

Immediately after drafting him, Carnell Lake said the team envisioned Sean Davis as a strong safety. But by the start of the year, Davis was playing in the nickel more than he was the last line of defense. Despite Mike Tomlin praising his conditoning, he struggled juggling both acts. He…


Dupree Credits Harrison And AB For Serving As Offseason Motivation

There’s leading by words and there’s leading by action. In the offseason, the latter can be more important. The team isn’t together in one place, scattered all over the country, and for a guy heading into his first offseason, there isn’t always going to be a perfect road map. So…


Tomlin, Ayers Expecting Big Jump In Year Two

Stepping up after too many injuries to count, Demarcus Ayers is setting his sights on an even better second season. And Mike Tomlin is right there with him. Speaking to Missi Matthews last week, Tomlin made it a point to mention Ayers’ name when asked about the rookie class heading…




Importance Of Pre Draft Visits “Three-Pronged,” Per Tomlin

It’s late March and we’re only a month away from the 2017 NFL Draft. It’ll be impossible to know who the Pittsburgh Steelers will take in any round but one of the strongest indicators over the last decade is looking at the list of pre-draft visitors the team brings in….


Javon Hargrave On Rookie Year: “I Grew Up A Lot”

The nickname “J-Wobble” grew on Javon Hargrave throughout the year, maybe in the same way his performance on the field grew week-by-week. Heading into Year Two, he says he’s ready to take the next step forward. Hargrave sat down with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews to discuss his rookie year. There was…


Tuitt Talks About Becoming A Leader In Heyward’s Absence

Arguably the biggest way Stephon Tuitt grew in 2016 wasn’t anything directly on the field or a lone physical attribute but in his maturation and acceptance of becoming a leader for the defensive line. When Cam Heyward was lost for the season, there wasn’t anyone else to turn to. It…


Steelers’ Scout Mark Gorscak Talks About His Combine Fame

I love quirky interviews. The guys you rarely get to hear from, tucked away out of the spotlight. If the Steelers’ head chef was interviewed, you can bet I’d write about it (L.T. Walton loves Thai food!). So I geeked out when Missi Matthews from Steelers.com sat down with Mark…


Colbert Worried NFL Losing Sight Of Combine’s True Purpose

Kevin Colbert is rounding out his media row interviews, speaking exclusively with Bob Labriola and Missi Matthews in an interview posted on the team site yesterday afternoon. Most of what was said has already been talked about and was generally bland coach-speak. But Colbert has candid about one topic that’s…


Antonio Brown On His New Deal: ‘I’m Grateful’

That?  That’s the smile of a man who just earned his long-term contract. Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews and Teresa Varley are the first two people to talk to the NFL’s highest paid receiver in the league, Antonio Brown, an interview that went up a short time ago on the team’s website….


Greg Warren Grateful To Be Back With Steelers

We don’t write very much about Greg Warren on this website. And he shows up on camera around the local media even less frequently. But after re-upping with the Pittsburgh Steelers, officially announced yesterday, he joined Missi Matthews on Steelers.com to talk about his new deal. He said the biggest…


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…