Ryan Shazier

Ranking The Steelers’ Starters: 6-4

Getting closer and closer to the finish line of the long off-season and the start of training camp at St. Vincent, we’re wrapping things up here at Steelers Depot in the “Ranking the Starters” series. In the last installment of the series, I took a look at No. 9-7 of…


Ryan Shazier Explains Why AB, Bell Are Among The Best In The Game

There’s no question to Steelers’ Nation that Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell are at the top of their position. But it’s nice to hear the why, especially from those who play the game. For the Players’ Tribune, Ryan Shazier listed the five toughest guys he’s faced and both those names made…



Not All Of Ryan Shazier’s Missed Tackles Are Missed Opportunities

Courtesy of Pro Football Focus via Dave Bryan, we brought you an interesting statistic yesterday about Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier. According to the website’s charting, on running plays on which Shazier was the first defender to make contact, the defense held opposing runners to the fewest yards after…


PFF: Shazier Led NFL In 2016 In Average Run Yards Allowed After 1st Contact

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier put together a very strong 2016 season as the former first-round draft pick out of Ohio State registered 87 total tackles for a second consecutive year in addition to intercepting three passes and forcing three fumbles. While tackle stats can be misleading at times,…




One NFL Analyst Believes Steelers Have Title-Worthy Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense certainly has lost some of their shine they had a decade before and in their heyday, the Steel Curtain of the 70s. But one NFL.com analyst believes the defense is back. Gregg Rosenthal thinks the defense has been built well enough to compliment their high-powered offense….




Shazier And Dupree Work On Footwork During Offseason

It’s the middle of the NFL offseason. In theory. For many Pittsburgh Steelers, they’ve taken Mike Tomlin’s advice (warning?), to get in the best shape of their lives over the six weeks from minicamp to the start of training camp. James Harrison, Vince Williams, and Robert Golden are out in…



Mission Impossible: A Season At Full Strength

Here’s a thought experiment. Imagine, if you will, a world in which the Pittsburgh Steelers can actually make it through an entire season at full strength on their 53-man roster, not burdened by significant injuries and suspensions, as has been all too frequently the case in their recent history—for the…