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Ranking The Steelers’ Starters: 11-7

We’re back again for installment No. 3 of “Ranking the Starters” here at Steelers Depot. It’s been quite a whirlwind the last two weeks with the reaction this series has gotten, both good and bad. So for that, I thank you. No. 11 — Mike Mitchell, S I was exceptionally…


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Missing Pieces 2016: CB Antwon Blake

Now that we have completed our look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster heading into training camp a bit under a month from now, it’s time to take a look back at the team’s 53-man roster from last year’s regular season, for the purpose of revisiting the contributions of the players…


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Film Room: Keith Butler’s Box Calls

Boxes. They’re great things. They hold Christmas gifts, pizza, engagement rings. Defensive coordinators have boxes too. And they’re a great way to beat bunch concepts. The rules are simple. I learned them from the great Matt Bowen when he still wrote for National Football Post. Four defenders versus three receivers….


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The Pittsburgh Steelers Top 100: 100-90

In the spirit of the offseason, Dave Bryan and I are undertaking the daunting task of ranking the top 100 Pittsburgh Steelers‘ history. And we mean the complete history. 1933 to today, they’re all on the table. Dave and I came up with our own lists and then worked together…



BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 27, 2015: Wide receiver Chris Matthews #84 of the Baltimore Ravens fights for the ball with cornerback Ross Cockrell #31 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during a game on December 27, 2015 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won 20-17. (Photo by: Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Chris Matthews;Ross Cockrell

2016 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Cornerback

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped things up in minicamp and put an end to their spring practices, which means that we are officially into the dead zone, the slowest time of the year for football news and general activity, the time between the end of spring drills in mid-June to…


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Antonio Brown Says Artie Burns Has To Make Him Better Too

For as much as the Pittsburgh Steelers scouting department may have been criticized in recent years for their struggles to find quality players through the draft in the secondary—a wrong they hope to make right with three defensive backs in the first two rounds since 2015—general manager Kevin Colbert revealed…



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Steelers S Mike Mitchell Able To Participate More During Minicamp

After missing all of the team’s OTA practices due to his surgically repaired shoulder, it appeared as though veteran Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was destined to also miss this week’s mandatory minicamp. That wound up not being the case, however, as Mitchell was reportedly far enough along in his…


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Tomlin Stresses Conditioning As Steelers Break Minicamp

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their 2016 mandatory minicamp on Thursday and afterwards head coach Mike Tomlin gave the media some brief overall thoughts on what he’s observed over the course of the last several weeks. “It’s been a great camp, it’s been a great offseason and by that I…



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Mike Tomlin Isn’t Scared By Rookie Artie Burns’ Ability To Listen

Including the team’s rookie minicamp, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns has now participated in 13 total practices as he heads into day-two of the annual mandatory minicamp. That’s likely more than enough time for Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin to get a good grasp on what this year’s first-round draft pick…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Cornerbacks Against The Run

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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The Optimist’s Take: Cornerbacks Against The Run

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…