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Steelers Vs Ravens X Factor: Vince Williams

As we will do every Saturday to get you ready for the week’s game, our X Factor of the week. Sometimes it’s a player, unit, concept, or scheme. What will make or break the Pittsburgh Steelers as travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens. X Factor: Vince Williams Last week, the…


Steelers Vs Bears Missed Tackles Report

Sunday’s game at Soldier Field was one of the ugliest one’s I’ve seen from the Pittsburgh Steelers in my time as a fan, dating back to 1995, when I can first remember Steeler football becoming a serious part of my life. Against the Chicago Bears, the Steelers simply didn’t show…


Film Room: Danny Smith Adding Wrinkle To Kick Coverage

Unfortunately, we’re probably not going to hear much from Danny Smith this season. There’s only one Coordinator’s Corner interview per week and we’re likely to hear from Keith Butler and Todd Haley throughout. So when we can jump on special teams, we will. The special teams unit has been strong…


Steelers Vs Browns Missed Tackles Report

Coming off of a 21-18 win Sunday on the road at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, we’re back into the full swing of things here at Steelers Depot. If you’ve been following along since the end of the game Sunday, we’ve had some great content go up on the site for…


Starting Nod Not Changing Steelers’ Special Teams Roles

It was assumed we wouldn’t be seeing much of Vince Williams on special teams this year. You could assume the same about T.J. Watt, especially if you knew that he was going to play practically every snap on defense. Or even Anthony Chickillo once he got the nod for an…


Steelers Vs Browns Positional Grades

It was far from aesthetically pleasing, but the only thing that matters is that the Pittsburgh Steelers hung on late for a 21-18 win Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland over the Browns to start the season 1-0. Following each regular season game this season, I’ll take a shot…


Dime Packages Only Increasing Steelers’ Versatility

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense doesn’t need to play man-to-man coverage 90% of the time. They don’t need to run a 4-3, 3-3-5, or move Ryan Shazier to safety. The key to their success, beyond obvious bullet points like a strong pass rush, is to be a varied defense. I think…


Film Room: Butler Adding Wrinkle To Fire X Blitz

The Fire X blitz is a tenet of the zone blitz made popular by Dick LeBeau. Even with him gone, Keith Butler has kept it and a wide array of fire zones. As any good coach should do, he’s taken it a step further and added wrinkles. Those were on…


Steelers Training Camp Recap: Inside Linebackers

Now that the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp has concluded, we’re recapping everything that went down over these past 16 practices. We’ll break down each play, position-by-position, with final winners and losers at the end. Finishing up the linebackers with the inside guys. Inside Linebacker Ryan Shazier: Unfortunately, a similar story with him….



Film Room: Steelers Defense Showing More Physicality In Coverage

And no, it doesn’t always have to come from the secondary. Much has been made of the secondary evolving this season. Bigger corners. More man coverage. While it’s hard to learn a lot about coverages from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game Friday, partly because it’s the preseason, partly because we don’t…



Colbert Thinks Matakevich Is Capable Of Being A Vince Williams-Type ILB

Eve though the Pittsburgh Steelers attempted and ultimately failed to sign inside linebacker Dont’a Hightower away from the New England Patriots during free agency, team general manager Kevin Colbert recently indicated that he’s very comfortable with the overall composition of the team’s inside linebacker position group as they enter the second…


Roethlisberger Absent From Steelers First Padded Practice Of 2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently holding their first padded practice of training camp and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is not taking part in it. According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, Roethlisberger has an excused absence on Sunday. With Roethlisberger not present Sunday at Saint Vincent College, Landry Jones, Joshua…


Steelers’ Training Camp What To Watch For: Day Three

And yeah, you can bet there’s a lot to check out today. Sunday is the first day the pads come on for the Pittsburgh Steelers. No one is more excited than Vince Williams. Full pads tomorrow and GOT. It feels like Christmas in July. — Vincenzo Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) July 29,…