Missi Matthews

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…


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…