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Steelers Podcast - The Terrible Podcast

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The Terrible Podcast is a Steelers podcast produced by Dave Bryan of Steelers Depot and David Todd of the Hammer Speaks.

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Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1219

Nov 13, 2019 7481

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11/13/19

Season 10, Episode 42 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday injury report as the team puts the final touches on preparations for their Thursday night road game against the Cleveland Browns. Will the Steelers make any more roster moves ahead of Thursday night? We discuss that topic for a bit as well.

Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and both coordinators met the media on Tuesday ahead of the game against the Browns so Alex and I discuss the main talking point to come out of those three sessions. We go over the trials and tribulations related to a short week and give our thoughts on if we think one team has an advantage over the other ahead of the Thursday night game between the Steelers and Browns.

With the all-22 tape from the Steelers game against the Los Angeles Rams now mostly digested, Alex and I talk about a few other things we observed from that contest. We go over several plays on offense and defense that caught our eyes and more.

With the Thursday game against the Browns now just a day away, Alex and I are pleased to have Scott Petrak back on the show again. Scott, who covers the Browns for The Chronicle-Telegram and Medina Gazette, gives us his thoughts on what all has transpired in Cleveland this season in addition to helping Alex and I start to preview the Thursday night. We talk both sides of the football with Scott and much more in this interview segment. Scott ends latest his appearance with us by predicting the final score of the Thursday night game between the Browns and the Steelers. If not all ready doing so, please follow Scott on Twitter at @ScottPetrak and make sure you read his work and listen to his podcast on Brownszone.com.

After our interview with Scott is over with, Alex and I give our final thoughts on the Thursday night game between the Steelers and the Browns and what we expect to see on both sides of the football from both teams. As usual, we give our final score predictions for the upcoming game.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that's by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1218

Nov 11, 2019 5476

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11/11/19

Season 10, Episode 41 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday home win over the Los Angeles Rams. That discussion begins with a look at the injuries suffered during Sunday’s game and the outlook for the health of the team as provided by head coach Mike Tomlin during his Monday afternoon press conference.

Alex and I move on to give our initial overview of the Steelers Sunday win and where the team currently sits in the playoff race entering Week 11. We discuss the short week ahead as well as the Steelers will next play the Cleveland Browns on the road Thursday night.

Alex and I start with a deep dive into the masterful play by the Steelers defense on Sunday against the Rams and that includes talking some about individual plays and performances from that contest. We go over a few stats from Sunday’s game as part of that conversation.

After a long talk about the Steelers defensive showing against the Rams, Alex and I then move on to discussing the play of the offense and that includes talking about the lack of rushing attack, the several drops that took place and a few key plays and decisions. We discuss the offensive line combination that was used against the Rams, the play of quarterback Mason Rudolph and several other things related to that side of the football.

We make sure to hit on special teams play from Sunday and that includes talking about the return game and punting.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1217

Nov 8, 2019 8521

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11/8/19

Season 10, Episode 40 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report and speculate who on it might not play Sunday at home against the Los Angeles Rams. We also go over the practice squad transaction that took place on Thursday.

Who will run the football for the Steelers on Sunday against the Rams and who will play where on the offensive line? Alex and I try to answer those two topics thanks to a few reports that have surfaced since Wednesday’s show.

The Steelers coordinators and quarterback Mason Rudolph talked to the media on Thursday so Alex and I parse a few things said during those interviews. We also discus some Rudolph passing stats related to distances thrown and compare them to the same set of stats posted by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger through eight games last season.

In the second half of this Friday podcast, Alex and I are joined by Vinny Bonsignore, who covers the Rams for The Athletic. Vinny helps Alex and I get ready for the Steelers Sunday home game against the Rams by answering several questions that we both have about the Los Angeles offense, defense and how the team’s season has gone to date. As usual, we get our guest to give a final score prediction for the Sunday game. If you are not already doing so, please make sure that you follow Vinny on Twitter at @VinnyBonsignore and read his work online here.

Alex and I then move on to give our breakdowns of the Steelers Sunday game against the Rams and what we think people should look for in that contest. We go over what the Steelers will likely need to do on Sunday to beat the Rams at Heinz Field and more.

Alex and I close out this Friday show by making our picks against the spread for all Week 10 NFL games and that includes us giving our final score prediction for the Steelers game against the Rams.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1216

Nov 6, 2019 6796

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11/6/19

Season 10, Episode 39 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the recent transactions made by the Pittsburgh Steelers as Week 10 of the NFL regular season gets underway. We also discuss the Steelers latest team health update that head coach Mike Tomlin provided on Tuesday during his weekly press conference. Tomlin provided us a few key talking points on Tuesday to discuss so Alex and I transition into those.

Former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch gave a detailed assessment of quarterback Mason Rudolph during a Tuesday radio interview so Alex I recap a lot of what he had to say. We also provide a detailed assessment of what we both observed concerning Rudolph’s play on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Alex and move on to discuss several things that jumped out to us concerning the Steelers offense and defense after through reviews of the All-22 tape. We spend a lot of time talking about the good and bad from the game against the Colts in addition to talking about the play of several individual players.

How are the Steelers key second-year players doing so far this season? Alex and I discuss that topic some.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1215

Nov 4, 2019 8328

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11/4/19

Season 10, Episode 38 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday home win over the Indianapolis Colts from a quick reaction standpoint. We then quickly go over the Steelers decision to part ways with wide receiver Donte Moncrief on Saturday and also go over the health of the team exiting the Sunday game.

As usual, Alex and I then get into our long recap of the Steelers game and that discussion begins with our thoughts on the play of the offense. We talk about several individual players and plays from Sunday and obviously spend a lot of time talking about quarterback Mason Rudolph. We discuss how Sunday’s game was the best that wide receiver James Washington has had to date and also breakdown his long reception.

After wrapping up our thoughts on the Steelers offense, Alex and I move over to the defensive side of the football. We go over the big play made by safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, the touchdowns allowed and more. We discuss the Sunday play of several individual defensive players and that includes outside linebacker Bud Dupree. Our talk about Dupree turns into more talk about whether the team can keep him past this season.

We talk about the decisions made by head coach Mike Tomlin late in the Sunday game and the job he’s done so far this season. We also talk some about special teams and how that phase contributed on Sunday.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1214

Nov 1, 2019 8526

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11/1/19

Season 10, Episode 37 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing a few recent transactions the Pittsburgh Steelers made this week that have resulted in outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo being back on the 53-man roster. We also talk some about the Steelers Thursday injury report and how the inactive list might ultimately shake out Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

The Steelers coordinators talked a little on Thursday so Alex and I cover a few of the talking points represented by Randy Fichtner and Keith Butler. We talk a little more about Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and particularly one piece of analysis from Pro Football Focus on him.

New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell recently claimed that the Steelers inquired about trading for him at the deadline so Alex and I discuss that topic in addition to talking about the likelihood of the Steelers adding former New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon to the team.

I recently recapped the Steelers 2020 salary cap situation in a post so Alex and I spend some time discussing what potentially lies ahead for the team next season. We go over several things that might transpire next offseason and also discuss costs that need to be accounted for in addition to talking about how inactive the team might be in free agency.

The Steelers will host the Colts on Sunday so Alex and I welcome Zak Keefer back to the show to help us preview the game. Zak, who covers the Colts for The Athletic, has been on the show before and as usual, he does a great job of letting us know what’s going on with Indianapolis this year and what to maybe expect on Sunday. We talk offense, defense and special teams with Zak and he closes his interview out with a score prediction for Sunday’s game. Please follow Zak on Twitter at @zkeefer and make sure to read his work online here.

After Zak’s interview, Alex and I talk more abut the Steelers 2020 salary cap situation. We also discuss the likelihood of the Steelers trading or cutting Ben Roethlisberger after the season is over.

Alex and I start winding down this Friday show by giving you our picks for all the Week 9 NFL games against the spread and that includes us picking the outcome of the Steelers Sunday game against the Colts.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1213

Oct 30, 2019 5263

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10/30/19

Season 10, Episode 36 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the transaction the Pittsburgh Steelers made Wednesday morning and how it is related to injuries the team has had at the running back position. We go over what running back James Conner said Tuesday night about his shoulder injury and possible status for Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

With the all-22 tape now out from the Monday night game against the Miami Dolphins, Alex and I go over a few more observations from that contest from both sides of the football. We also talk quite about about the Steelers offensive line, depth at the position and futures of a couple of players

Alex and I go down a rabbit hole related to a few other contract decisions the Steelers might face during the offeason. This discussion includes several players such as guard Ramon Foster, center B.J. Finney, outside linebacker Bud Dupree, defensive tackle Javon Hargrave and cornerback Joe Haden, just to name a few.

We chew on a few other things that head coach Mike Tomlin had to say on Tuesday during his press conference and talk a little about the play of the defense to date and a few recent schematic changes as well.

We update the latest legal issues that running back Benny Snell Jr. and outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo are both dealing with currently to close out this show.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1212

Oct 29, 2019 6466

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10/29/19

Season 10, Episode 35 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers list of injured players following the team’s Monday night win over the Miami Dolphins.

We go over what all head coach Mike Tomlin had say about several injured players Monday night and Tuesday afternoon and attempt to speculate which players might sit or play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Alex and I then get into our long review of the Steelers Monday night win over the Dolphins. We go over key plays from the game and spend extra time talking about how quarterback Mason Rudolph played from start to finish and why we came away from that performance excited overall.

We go over the play of fullback Roosevelt Nix Monday night and make sure to give kudos to the wide receivers and their collective play in the win.

After finishing our offensive play discussion, Alex and I turn our attention to reviewing the play of the Steelers defense Monday night. We go over several stats related to the defense and also go over a few explosive play stats from the last ten seasons.

We talk defensive takeaways, sacks, player snaps and more in our talk about the Steelers defense.

The trade deadline is today so Alex and I discuss that topic, the officiating from Monday night and more during the back-end of this episode.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1211

Oct 25, 2019 7151

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10/25/19

Season 10, Episode 34 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers latest roster moves and that includes discussing outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo being moved to the commissioner’s exempt list and outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott being re-signed. We also talk about the Steelers not claiming rookie outside Tuzar Skipper off waivers from the New York Giants.

The Steelers first official injury report of Week 8 was released on Thursday, so Alex and I go over it thoroughly. Coordinators Randy Fichtner and Keith Butler both talked to the media on Thursday, so Alex and I recap the main talking points from their respective sessions. We discuss quarterback Mason Rudolph and the value of explosive plays and much more based on coordinator comments from Thursday.

How will the Steelers rotate their defensive linemen and outside linebackers Monday night against the Miami Dolphins? Alex and I discuss that topic and ponder how many snaps a few players on both sides of the football might wind up playing in that contest?

With the Steelers set to host the Dolphins Monday night, Alex and I preview Miami on both sides of the football with us being unable to secure a beat writer to interview this week. We let you know what the Dolphins do well and not so well so far and what we both expect to see Monday night.

As usual, Alex and I use the final few segments of the podcast to give our picks against the spread on all of the Week 8 NFL games and that includes us giving our final score predictions for the Steelers Monday night game against the Dolphins. One of us has the Steelers winning in a blowout.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1210

Oct 23, 2019 6426

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10/23/19


Season 10, Episode 33 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers latest injury updates that were provided by head coach Mike Tomlin during his Tuesday press conference. We take a guess as to which players might be back Monday night against the Miami Dolphins.

Tomlin provided quite a few talking points to go over on Tuesday, so Alex and I do just that. We go over Tomlin’s thoughts on trades, what he had to say about outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo, cornerback Cameron Sutton and how he feels right now about the team’s depth at the outside linebacker position exiting the bye week.

The New York Giants waived rookie outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper on Tuesday so Alex and I spend quite a bit of time talking about him and if the Steelers will acquire him back via waivers on Wednesday. We also talk about the Steelers possibly signing outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott back to the roster as well and what kind of other moves might be made this week.

There have been quite a few trades around the NFL with the annual deadline now getting close, so Alex and I review a few of those. We also talk some about the impressive start of the season that the defense of the New England Patriots has had and address if we feel the league is biased toward them.

We talk some about the Steelers 2020 salary cap situation during the latter part of this show due to an email we received from a listener.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1209

Oct 21, 2019 4181

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10/21/19

Season 10, Episode 32 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers bye weekend that included outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo being arrested on simple assault charges.

We review all of the information that ha surfaced concerning the Chickillo arrest at the time of recording and go over what the Steelers options are related to the outside linebacker. We discuss the contract that Chickillo signed back in March and much more related to his current situation.

Not a lot has happened since our Friday show so we quickly review a few things that Steelers team president Art Rooney II had to say during his recent interview with Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network on his podcast.

Not too much went right for the Steelers in Week 7 NFL action. Alex and I quickly recap all of the key games in the AFC that took place on Sunday and that includes spending extra time on the Baltimore Ravens beating the Seattle Seahawks. We discuss how that Ravens win really hurt the Steelers and if we can now expect Baltimore to reach at least 10 wins on the season. We go over the Ravens remaining schedule for good measure.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1208

Oct 18, 2019 6831

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10/18/19

Season 10, Episode 31 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers bye week injury updates provided by head coach Mike Tomlin on Wednesday. We go over who on that long list of injured players might be able to play after the bye week against the Miami Dolphins.

Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph has now exited concussion protocol and he'll be back starting again after the bye. We discuss why that is the right decision.

The Steelers defense has given us some optimism concerning the team's chances of making the playoffs this season following a 1-4 start. We look at the ANY/A stat of the Steelers 2019 defense through six games and compare it to previous teams coached by Tomlin. We also look at where that stat should be after 12 games played.

We also look at the Steelers offensive ANY/A stat through six games as well as the team's deep passing stats and explosive play numbers. We explain why it's imperative for both of those to improve moving forward into the final 10 games.

Will and should Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler lose his job regardless if this year's team makes the postseason? We discuss that topic and our outlook for the 2019 Steelers the remainder of the season with the bye week now upon us.

Steelers kicker Chris Boswell has had a great 2019 season to date so we tip our caps to him during this show and discuss how he might be called upon to win a game or two in the next six weeks.

While there is no Steelers game to pick this weekend, Alex and I still go through the full slate of other Week 7 NFL games and make our picks against the spreads provided by MyBookie.ag.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that's by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1207

Oct 16, 2019 7136

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10/16/19

Season 10, Episode 30 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers losing defensive end Stephon Tuitt for the remainder of the season due to a pectoral injury. We talk about his loss, the signing of defensive end L.T. Walton and if rookie defensive end Isaiah Buggs will start dressing moving forward.

Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler talked to the media on Tuesday so Alex and I go over what all he had to say about the loss of Tuitt, the play of cornerback Artie Burns and more.

Now that we have had some time to go over the all-22 tape from the Steelers game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Alex and talk about a few things that stuck out to us on both sides of the football. We talk about coverage gaffs in the fourth quarter and Alex talks a bit about the Steelers dime defense. We also talk about the play of running back Benny Snell Jr., inside linebacker Vince Williams and several others against the Chargers.

The Cincinnati Bengals claimed former Steelers guard Fred Johnson off waivers on Monday so Alex and I cover that topic and related roster decisions. We also discuss quarterback Mason Rudolph still being in concussion protocol and what all head coach Mike Tomlin had to say about the quarterback position and injuries when he talked to the media briefly on Wednesday.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1206

Oct 14, 2019 5776

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10/14/19

Season 10, Episode 29 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night road win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

We kick this show off by recapping the new injuries that happened during the Steelers Sunday night win and speculate as to which one might be the most serious. We also go over the six players that missed the Sunday night game due to injuries.

We move forward to discuss the play of the Steelers offense Sunday night to start with and that means talking a lot about the first career start of rookie quarterback Devlin Hodges and the success the unit had running the football throughout the contest. We talk about running back James Conner breaking tackles all night, the offense converting a lot of third downs via the ground and much more. We even discuss the average intended air target distance of Hodges from Sunday night.

We finally shift over to the play of the Steelers defense Sunday night against the Chargers. We discuss the play of inside linebacker Devin Bush, outside linebacker T.J. Watt, cornerback Cameron Sutton and defensive end Tyson Alualu just to name a few players. We also discuss total turnovers for the season and more.

Can the Steelers still get back in the hunt for a playoff spot with a 2-4 record and an easier post-bye week schedule? Alex and I discuss where the optimism level should likely be at currently for Steelers fans on this Monday.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1205

Oct 11, 2019 8286

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10/11/19

Season 10, Episode 28 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report and what we think might happen on Sunday when it comes to that inactive list.

We discuss if its wise for quarterback Mason Rudolph to be the backup on Sunday if he clears concussion protocol. We also discuss what the key thing to look for on Saturday will be..

The Steelers coordinators, Randy Fichtner and Keith Butler, both talked to the media on Thursday so Alex and I recap a lot of what both had to say. Included in this is a lot of discussion about rookie quarterback Devlin Hodges, who might make his first career start Sunday night against the Los Angeles Chargers.

With the Chargers next up for the Steelers we welcome Eric D. Williams of espn.com back to the podcast. Williams covers the Chargers daily so we get his insight into what is going on with that team and what he expects to see on both sides of the football Sunday night against the Steelers. We talk injuries, offensive line shuffling and more with Williams for roughly 25 minutes. Finally, Williams closes things out with his prediction for the Sunday night game.

If not already doing so, please follow Eric on Twitter at @eric_d_williams and read his work about the Chargers online here.

After having Williams on, Alex and I move forward with our preview of the Steelers Sunday night game against the Chargers after doing quite a bit of film study since Wednesday. We let you know what we expect to see out of the Chargers on both sides of the football Sunday night.

As usual, Alex and I start winding the Friday show down with our weekly picks and that includes us giving our final score predictions for the Steelers Sunday night game against the Chargers.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1204

Oct 9, 2019 6201

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10/9/19

Season 10, Episode 28 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping what all Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say during his Tuesday press conference.

Alex and I recap the Steelers injury report heading into Week 6 and the moves that might be made by Saturday evening. We go over the other main talking points from Tomlin’s presser and that includes his response to him being mentioned as a candidate to become the next head coach of the Washington Redskins.

With it now looking like Steelers rookie quarterback Devlin Hodges might make his first career NFL start Sunday night against the Los Angles Chargers, Alex I recap all that we have learned about the undrafted Samford product from the time he was signed to the 90-man roster until now. We then proceed to go over all 12 of the throws that Hodges made in the second half of the Steelers Sunday home loss to the Baltimore Ravens after he replaced injured starting quarterback Mason Rudolph. We talk about what the game plan should be with Hodges should he indeed start Sunday night.

Alex recently broke down the Steelers kick return problems, so we discuss his findings in addition to one faux pas that defensive coordinator Keith Butler seemingly had against the Ravens later in the second half of that game. We move on to give our all-22 findings from the Steelers loss to the Ravens.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1203

Oct 7, 2019 5471

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10/7/19

Season 10, Episode 27 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday home loss to the Baltimore Ravens and that starts with us recapping the injuries that happened during the contest.

Alex and I discuss the scary hit on Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph by Ravens safety Earl Thomas and if it warranted an ejection. We also discuss the play of both Rudolph and the backup quarterback Devlin Hodges against Baltimore. We go over what we think might happen at the quarterback position this coming week and on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

We move on to talk about the play of the Steelers defense against the Ravens on Sunday and how that unit played well again as a whole. We then move on to discuss the play of the Steelers offense against the Ravens and how using the Wildcat on two particular plays wound up being bad decisions. We address the fumble in overtime by wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and the inability of the Steelers offense to capitalize on all turnovers on the Ravens side of the field.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin decided to kick off in overtime and thus put his defense on the field first. We go over Tomlin’s comments on the Steelers return team and what needs to be done in that phase.

Steelers outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi was flagged for roughing the passer late in the fourth quarter of the the loss to the Ravens so Alex and I discuss that questionable call.

What about the the Monday morning report that the Washington Redskins might be interested in Tomlin as their next head coach after firing Jay Gruden? We discuss that topic briefly.

Is there any optimism left in us that the Steelers can turn their 2019 season around and ultimately make the playoffs? We discuss.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1202

Oct 4, 2019 6526

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10/4/19


Season 10, Episode 26 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers latest injury report entering Friday and speculate which players on it will play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

The Steelers coordinators talked on Thursday so Alex and I recap the main talking points to come out of their media sessions. We spend a little extra time talking about offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner saying that he’s not a fan of quarterback sneaks.

Sunday will be a big game for Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and we tell you why. We also take a look back at the 2004 rookie season of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and how he pushed the football down the field quite a bit in his first few career starts.

Alex and I talk about how it’s too early to draw any hard conclusions on Rudolph after 10 quarters of play and why regardless of how he plays Sunday against the Ravens we’ll still need to see more from him before making any long-term projections.

With the Ravens now on tap for the Steelers, Alex and I fully preview the Sunday game at Heinz Field. We talk about the Ravens offense and defense and we expect to see out of both units Sunday against the Steelers.

Alex and I start winding down this Friday episode by giving our Week 5 picks against the spread for all of the NFL games and that includes our final score predictions for the Steelers Sunday home game against the Ravens.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1201

Oct 2, 2019 5296

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10/2/19

Season 10, Episode 25 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers latest transaction that took place Wednesday morning. Additionally, Alex and I go over the Steelers initial injury report heading into Week 5 and ahead of the team’s Wednesday practice.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had his weekly press conference on Tuesday so Alex and start by going over what all he had to say about the use of the Wildcat Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals and how the team formulated a game plan to limit the exposure of quarterback Mason Rudolph to the opposing defense. We talk about Rudolph’s play Monday night against the Bengals and how there were possibly a few throws down the field he chose not to make.

Rudolph did several things well Monday night, so Alex and I recap that and how our hope now is to see him start pushing the ball down the field a little more starting Sunday at home against the Baltimore Ravens. We also discuss a few more things that stuck out Monday night regarding the Steelers offense.

Alex and I are then joined on the podcast once again by John Eisenberg, who cover the Ravens for the team’s official website. As usual, we get John’s thoughts on the Ravens as they enter their road game against the Steelers with a 2-2 record. We talk offense and defense with John and close out our interview with him by getting his prediction for the Sunday game in Pittsburgh.

If not already doing so, please follow John on Twitter at @BMoreEisenberg and make sure to read his work online here. John has also published several books to date that we highly encourage you to check out and you can do just that on Amazon at this link https://amzn.to/2pnwOtg

After talking some with John about the Ravens, Alex and I move on to give our final thoughts on other things that Tomlin said on Tuesday. We then discuss some of our final thoughts on the Steelers Monday night win over the Bengals and that includes discussing the great play of the team’s defense.

Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1200

Oct 1, 2019 5086

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10/1/19

Season 10, Episode 24 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday Night Football home game win against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Alex and I quickly start with the injuries suffered during the Monday night and who all was inactive before diving deeper into our game analysis.

The Steelers out-schemed the Bengals on both sides of the football Monday night so Alex and I start with our thoughts on the play of the offense and specifically how the wildcat was used against the Bengals defense and why it worked. We also talk about how quarterback Mason Rudolph is still not pushing the football down the field regularly. We go over his passing distances from Monday night and talk about a few of the wide receivers.

Alex and I discuss the snaps played and not played Monday night by wide receivers Donte Moncrief and Ryan Switzer. Part of that conversation revolves around the Steelers losing some crucial compensatory draft pick value for 2020 this past week and how they can make up fort that by cutting Moncrief before Week 10.

After spending a lot of time on the Steelers offense, Alex and I switch over to giving our early thoughts on the play of the Pittsburgh defense Monday night against the Bengals. There were eight sacks and a few turnovers to discuss so Alex and I do just that.

Alex and I move forward to take a quick look ahead at the Steelers Week 5 home game against the Baltimore Ravens and the importance of that. We also tell you where our heads are at right now following the Steelers first win of 2019.

Alex and I finally close out this long show by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1199

Sep 27, 2019 6215

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9/27/19

Season 10, Episode 23 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday Night Football home game history ahead of their Week 4 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Alex and I move on to talk about the Steelers Thursday injury report and who we think might not play Monday night against the Bengals. We also go over the Bengals latest injury report.

Is the Steelers trade for tight end Nick Vannett this week essentially just a swap for quarterback Joshua Dobbs. Will the Steelers sign Vannett to an extension prior to him reaching free agency next offseason? Alex and I go over the latest on Vannett since he arrived in Pittsburgh and attempt to answer those two questions as we revisit the acquisition of the Ohio State product. We also talk about how much Vannett might be used Monday night.

Alex and I move on to take a deep dive into Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner and his playcalling and scheme. We go over a few changes we would like to see made and what we would like to see him do more of and less of starting Monday night against the Bengals.

Alex and then take an ultra deep dive into previewing the Bengals on offense and defense. We discuss how we expect the Steelers to attack the Bengals defense and what we believe the Bengals offense will attempt to do Monday night. A few specific plays, matchups and Xs and Os are discussed in this preview of the Steelers Week 4 opponent.

With it being Friday, Alex and I give you all of our picks for the Week 4 NFL games against the spread and that includes us predicting the outcome and final score of the Steelers Monday night game against the Bengals.

Alex and I finally close out this long show by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1198

Sep 25, 2019 8181

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9/25/19

Season 10, Episode 22 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers injury situation based on what head coach Mike Tomlin said during his Wednesday press conference. We talk about the health of the Steelers tight ends and more to open the show.

The Steelers traded for tight end Nick Vannett Tuesday night so Alex and I give our thoughts on that deal. We discuss the trade compensation, our scouting reports on Vannett and how he’s likely to be used by the Steelers moving forward. Alex and I also recap the other Steelers transactions that have taken place since Sunday.

As usual, Alex and recap all of the significant talking points that came out of the weekly Tomlin press conference. We discuss the Steelers run defense woes, the play of quarterback Mason Rudolph on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers and much more.

Midway through this show we are joined once again by Paul Dehner Jr., who covers the Cincinnati Bengals for The Athletic. As usual, Paul brings Alex and I up to speed on everything related to the Bengals in addition to helping us knock out an early preview of the Monday night game in Pittsburgh against the Steelers. We spend a solid 30 minutes with Paul. If not already doing so, please follow Paul on Twitter at @pauldehnerjr and make sure to read his Bengals coverage online here https://theathletic.com/author/paul-dehner-jr/.

Alex and I move on to talk more about what we both saw in the Steelers Week 3 loss to 49ers after closely examining the all-22 tape and there’s quite a bit to go over.

Alex and I finally close out this long show by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1197

Sep 23, 2019 6908

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9/23/19

Season 10, Episode 21 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon road loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

There’s a lot to get to in this show and we start with the injuries suffered during the Sunday game and the seven inactive players announced before it got underway.

Alex and I then get into our long breakdown of the Steelers loss to the 49ers. We go over the turnovers, the poor third down production and much, much more. We take a long look at the play of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in his first career NFL start, the huge difference in plays run by the two teams on Sunday and more.

What’s the deal with the Steelers running game and should running back James Conner face any repercussions for his late fumble on Sunday? Do the Steelers really miss fullback Roosevelt Nix on offense as much as many seem to think Monday morning? We go over those topics and more.

Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick had a nice debut on Sunday so we discuss that some in addition to the poor play by inside linebacker Mark Barron. We go over snap counts in this show and quite a few other stats from Sunday’s game.

Alex and I go over what all happened in the AFC North on Sunday before finally closing out this show by answering several email questions we received from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1196

Sep 20, 2019 6731

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9/20/19

Season 10, Episode 20 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the most recent injury reports of the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers ahead of the Sunday game between the two teams. We go over the players we think will sit out Sunday and more.

Will the Steelers line outside linebacker T.J. Watt on the right side Sunday to take advantage of a 49ers rookie tackle making his first career start? Alex and I ponder that topic briefly.

Steelers second-year quarterback Mason Rudolph will make his first career NFL start Sunday against the 49ers so Alex and I talk about his Thursday press conference and more. We go over the old quarterback checklist from Hall of Fame head coach Bill Parcells and how Rudolph checks every one of those boxes.

Alex and I recap a few things said Thursday by Steelers coordinators Randy Fichtner and Keith Butler during this show and attempt to come up with a perfect offensive game plan for the young quarterback.

The 49ers will be a tough opponent for the Steelers on Sunday and Alex and I discuss what they have offensively and defensively this season based on our tape study from this week. We go over a lot from both units in this breakdown as we were unfortunately unable to get a 49ers beat writer on the show this week.

As usual, Alex and I start winding this Friday show down by giving our picks of all the NFL games on tap this weekend that includes us both picking the Steelers game against the 49ers as well as the final score.

We have a lot more emails from listeners to read and answer so Alex and I close out this very long show doing that task.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1195

Sep 18, 2019 8141

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9/18/19

Season 10, Episode 19 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers latest injury updates following the Tuesday press conference from head coach Mike Tomlin. We go over safety Sean Davis and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger both getting place on the team's Reserve/Injured list and discuss which players might sit out the Sunday game against the San Francisco 49ers.

The Steelers traded for defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick Monday night so Alex and thoroughly discuss that shocking move made by general manager Kevin Colbert. We go over why we think Colbert and the Steelers traded for Fitzpatrick, if we think it was the right move and if we think the team gave up too much to acquire him.

We look at the Steelers trading for Fitzpatrick from several different angles. We then move forward to look at Fitzpatrick the player. Alex and I have both spent quite a bit of time breaking down Fitzpatrick s play to date with the Miami Dolphins and that means we're both comfortable discussing what we believe are his strengths and weaknesses and how we see him best fitting in on defense.

We go over the expectations for the Steelers defense the remainder of this season with Fitzpatrick now joining a defense that already had a lot of draft pedigree on it.

With Roethlisbeger now out for the remainder of the 2019 season the Steelers will have Mason Rudolph taking over at quarterback just as he did in the second half of the team's Sunday home loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Alex and I have both gone through Rudolph's tape from Sunday and give our thoughts on his overall play both good and bad. We also talk some about how the Steelers might move forward with him against the 49ers from an offensive game plan standpoint.

After breaking down Rudolph, Alex and I give some updated thoughts on the Steelers loss to the Seahawks. We talk a lot about what went wrong defensively in the second half and much more.

We have a lot more emails from listeners to read and answer so Alex and I close out this very long show doing that task.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1194

Sep 16, 2019 6076

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9/16/19

Season 10, Episode 18 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the injuries suffered by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Sunday home loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Most of this show was recorded before we found out that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would indeed be lost for the rest of the season so keep that mind while listening to it. We do address the Roethlisberger news late in the show and right as it breaks, however.

The Steelers Sunday loss to the Seahawks has multiple layers to it so Alex and I dive in and go over all of the key turning points and big points in the game. We talk about the play of backup quarterback Mason Rudolph after he relieved the injured Roethlisberger and what the Steelers need to do at the wide receiver position moving forward.

After playing reasonably well in the first half, the Steelers defense couldn’t get key stops in the second half against the Seahawks. We go over a few things related to that poor play, the key defensive pass interference penalty that came as a result of a challenge and much more.

As previously mentioned, the Steelers suffered several injuries on Sunday so that will surely result in a few roster moves. Alex and I also address the current status of defensive coordinator Keith Butler and more. We also break the news about Roethlisberger late in the show and close things out by reading several emails from listeners.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1193

Sep 13, 2019 6871

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9/13/19

Season 10, Episode 17 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the injury reports of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks ahead of the Sunday meeting between the two teams at Heinz Field.

With the Steelers Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots now in the rear-view mirror, Alex and I discuss what all Steelers coordinators Randy Fichtner and Keith Butler both had to say about the Sunday night loss.

Should and will the Steelers look into trading for Miami Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick with him now reportedly being shopped? Alex and I have a good conversation in attempt to answer that question. We discuss the chances of such a trade happening and more.

Alex and I are joined by Brady Henderson, who covers the Seahawks for espn.com in the first portion of this show. Henderson joined us on Wednesday for about 25 minutes to give his thoughts on the 2019 Seahawks in addition to answering several questions we had for him about the team’s Sunday game against the Steelers. We talk some about what the Seahawks did in their Week 1 home win against the Cincinnati Bengals and much, much more.

This was Henderson’s first time on the show so make sure you give him a follow on Twitter at @BradyHenderson and read his work online here.

Alex and then move forward with our own Friday preview of the Steelers home game against the Seahawks. This includes our full thoughts on Seattle’s offense, defense and special teams. We go over what we expect to see from the Steelers offense and defense on Sunday as well.

It’s Friday, so Alex and I make our Friday picks against the spread for the remaining 15 games that will be played this weekend and Monday night. We give our final score predictions for the Steelers Sunday game against the Seahawks as well. These picks come courtesy of our show sponsor, MyBookie.ag.

We wrap this long show up with our thoughts on the six former Steelers players who were listed Thursday as Modern-Era candidates for Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

As usual, Alex and I answer a few email questions that we received from listeners since our last show posted to close out this episode.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1192

Sep 11, 2019 5723

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9/11/19 Season 10, Episode 16 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the few transactions that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made since their Sunday night loss to the New England Patriots. We first go over the trading of quarterback Joshua Dobbs and the re-signing of quarterback Devlin Hodges to the practice squad and discuss how it looks like the team is intent on moving forward with just two quarterbacks on their 53-man roster for the time being. We go over the history of the Steelers dating back to 2000 regarding them usually keeping three quarterbacks on the 53 and recap the few games where they only had two. we also discuss what future roster contraction might look like moving forward. The Steelers lost outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper to the New York Giants on Monday so Alex and I discuss how unfortunate that was. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his usual press conference on Tuesday so Alex and I go through all of the main talking points that stuck out to us. We go over the injury report Tomlin provided as part of that discussion. With the all-22 from the loss to the Patriots now gone over, Alex and I discuss the Sunday night game more and that includes going over additional things that have caught our eyes in the last few days. There’s a lot of bad that we are forced to recap during the middle of the show. We discuss several different situations from the Sunday night game and attempt to define a key turning point. We close out this show with a few thoughts on the latest regarding Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown. As usual, Alex and I answer a few email questions that we received from listeners since our last show posted to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1191

Sep 9, 2019 5171

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9/9/19 Season 10, Episode 15 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to our attempt to recap and analyze the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night road loss to the New England Patriots to open their 2019 regular season. Before getting into a full breakdown of the Sunday night loss, Alex and I go over the Steelers pregame inactive list as well the four players who reportedly suffered injuries during the game against the Patriots. Alex and I look at all that went wrong on both sides of the football Sunday night for the Steelers and that includes us talking some about not only both coordinators, but several individual players as well. We go over several key plays from the Sunday night game and we’ll have complete breakdowns of those on the site as the week progresses, We also discuss a few snap counts of several players Sunday night. We close out this show with some thoughts on wide receiver Antonio Brown getting himself released from the Oakland Raiders on Saturday and subsequently agreeing to terms with the Patriots. As usual, Alex and I answer a few email questions that we received from listeners since our last show posted to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1190

Sep 6, 2019 6821

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9/6/19 Season 10, Episode 14 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Thursday night 2019 NFL regular season opener between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. Moving along, Alex and I discus the Wednesday and Thursday injury reports released by both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots ahead of the Sunday night game between the two teams. We then proceed to give offensive and defensive breakdowns of both the Steelers and Patriots and what we expect from the four units Sunday night. We get as comprehensive as we can in theses breakdowns of both team. After previewing the Steelers Sunday night game against the Patriots, Alex and I then address what all has happened with Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown the last few days. We add our thoughts on how we would handle Brown right now if we were general manager Mike Mayock. As we’ll do every Friday throughout the 2019 NFL season, Alex and I give our picks against the spread for every game that will be played this weekend. That means we pick the game between the Steelers and Patriots and also give our final score predictions for the Sunday night contest. Alex and I then proceed to our predictions and expectations for the 2019 Steelers team and that includes us talking about if they can possibly win the Super Bowl this year and the chances related to such. We give our record predictions for the 2019 Steelers as well as letting you know which AFC teams we see making the playoffs this season. As usual, Alex and I answer a few email questions that we received from listeners since our last show posted to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1189

Sep 4, 2019 6196

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9/4/19 Season 10, Episode 13 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Tuesday press conference given by Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin gave us quite a few talking points on Tuesday so Alex and I start going through them all one-by-one. We also talk about what the Steelers first official injury report of 2019 might look like when it is released at the conclusion of Wednesday’s practice. We go over the status of injured safety Sean Davis and if Kameron Kelly might be an adequate Week 1 replacement if needed. The Steelers initial 2019 53-man roster is still their 53-man roster so Alex and I discuss how that’s not something we’ve seen happen very often over the years. How and how much will the Steelers use rookie inside linebacker Devin Bush in their Sunday night regular season opener against the New England Patriots? Alex and I discuss that topic in addition to talking about defensive tackle Javon Hargrave and his development as a sub package pass rusher over the years. In the middle of this Wednesday show we are joined once again by Ben Volin, who covers the Patriots for the Boston Globe. We spend about 25 minutes with Ben previewing the 2019 Patriots and all that has transpired with the team since they won their sixth Super Bowl back in February. We spend a lot of time taking about the Patriots offense before moving over to the defensive side. Please follow Ben on Twitter at @BenVolin and read his work online at the Boston Globe site. Before we let Ben go, we get his thoughts on the 2019 Steelers and what all has happened with the team since the end of the 2018 regular season. We also get Ben’s prediction for the Sunday night game between the Steelers and Patriots. In the second half of this show, Alex and I continue to recap some of Tomlin’s Tuesday talking points that he provided us. Additionally, Alex and I discuss the possibility of the Steelers signing a tight end after Week 1 ends. We also go over the strengths and weaknesses of tight end Xavier Grimble. We close with some thoughts on the recent NFL Network interview with Ben Roethlisberger and how things are going currently with the Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown. As usual, Alex and I answer a few email questions that we received from listeners since our last show posted to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1188

Sep 2, 2019 5631

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9/2/19 Season 10, Episode 12 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers initial 53-man roster and practice squad for 2019 following the Saturday cutdown day. We go position group by position group and discuss the initial roster decisions that were made and more. News broke Monday morning that wide receiver Johnny Holton was added to the practice squad so we discuss that late move and the Steelers reportedly putting in a waiver claim for tight end Ricky Seals-Jones on Sunday. With that failed claim behind them, Alex and discuss whether or not a tight end will be added to the 53-man roster by Monday evening and what a potential corresponding move might be. The Steelers finally were able to sign cornerback Joe Haden to an extension on Sunday so Alex and I discuss that transaction in addition to going over the early reported numbers and what the potential effect on the salary cap it should have. We also address one last time what the chances of defensive tackle Javon Hargrave signing an extension prior to Sunday look like with Haden now done. The Steelers announced their 2019 team captains Monday morning so we go over that news and also discuss other news from around the NFL that took place over the weekend in addition to talking briefly about what's going on with the New England Patriots and their roster ahead of the Sunday night Week 1 game against the Steelers. As usual, Alex and I answer a few email questions that we received from listeners since our last show posted to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1187

Aug 30, 2019 5971

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8/30/19 Season 10, Episode 11 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason finale game against the Carolina Panthers. We go over all the position groups while reviewing the game and that’s all parlayed into 53-man roster predictions with the heavy slant being on my final list that went up Friday morning. We go over the real tough final decisions that we think the Steelers coaches will need to make between now and Saturday evening and also discuss the various things that could happen with roster shuffling should any player need to go to Reserve/Injured with hopes of later getting the designated to return tag. As you would expect, we discuss what the Steelers quarterback depth chart should look like for Week 1 and also go over a few players we think might land on the practice squad. Will the Steelers Week 1 53-man roster look different than their Saturday night 53-man roster? We discuss that and also talk some about the comments general manager Kevin Colbert made prior to the Thursday night game about the tight end depth chart and a possible contract extension for cornerback Joe Haden. As usual, Alex and I answer a few email questions that we received from listeners since our last show posted to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1186

Aug 28, 2019 5311

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8/28/19 Season 10, Episode 10 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the latest Pittsburgh Steelers news and notes and that includes us recapping the team's latest transactions as well as an overall health update of the team heading into their Thursday night preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. We go over the players that are expected to play Thursday night and who we look forward to seeing play the most. We talk about the expected quarterback rotation later in the show. Outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper and his lack of preseason special teams snaps is discussed in this show and we also talk some about what Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say after Tuesdays practice about running back Benny Snell Jr., the tight end depth chart and more. Alex has now put together a short list of tight end targets that might interest the Steelers this coming week so we go over those players. We also give some final things that stuck out to us while going over the Steelers third preseason game against the Tennessee Titans once again. We recap the latest news on Steelers cornerback Joe Haden and his possible forthcoming contract extension and quickly recap the team's salary cap situation. As usual, Alex and I answer a few email questions that we received from listeners since our last show posted to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1185

Aug 26, 2019 6401

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8/26/19 Season 10, Episode 9 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. Alex and I go position group by position group as part of discussing the Steelers third preseason game. This includes us discussing snap counts and more. We also discuss the few injuries the Steelers suffered Sunday night and also the players that sat out the contest due to ailments. My latest 53-man roster is discussed midway through this episode and that includes me going over my predicted practice squad and Week 1 inactive players. Alex and I a;so discuss the news of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck abruptly retiring Saturday night. Will the Steelers now have interest in trading for Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs? Also, will the Steelers have interest in recently waived safety Josh Jones? We talk about those two topics for a bit during this show. As usual, Alex and I answer a few email questions that we received from listeners since our last show posted to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1184

Aug 23, 2019 6571

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8/23/19 Season 10, Episode 8 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing what all Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say Friday during his press conference as the team prepares to play their third preseason game Sunday night on the road against the Tennessee Titans. Alex and I discuss the unknown full quarterback rotation for Sunday night and which players that are currently dealing with minor injuries might ultimately play. We also discuss the recent transactions that the Steelers made and more. We move on to discuss Alex’s most-recent 53-man roster prediction from top to bottom. We also talk quite a bit about the my recent charting of all the throws made so far during the preseason by Steelers fourth-string quarterback Devlin Hodges. Is Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer now a lock to make this year’s 53-man roster? Alex and I revisit that topic for a while. Alex made a few observations recently related to the Steelers special teams units so we go over those briefly. We also fully discuss early in the show things and players we are looking forward to seeing Sunday night against the Titans. As usual, Alex and I answer a few email questions that we received from listeners since our last show posted to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1183

Aug 20, 2019 5581

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8/20/19 Season 10, Episode 7 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing what all Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say at the conclusion of the team’s Monday practice and how the team intends to handle this week ahead of their third preseason game Sunday night against the Tennessee Titans. We go over the latest injury report and try to speculate which starters might play Sunday night and for how long. Alex and I move on to give several final thoughts on the Steelers Saturday night preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. We go over the play of cornerback Mike Hilton Saturday night and also discuss hoe rookie running back Benny Snell Jr. was used in a short-yardage role and if that holds any kind of significance. We also discuss Matt Feiler not yet playing any at right tackle in the first two preseason games as well as the performances of several other roster hopefuls. My latest 53-man roster prediction was posted on Sunday so Alex and I review it and the one change that I made so I wouldn’t duplicate my previous effort. Alex recently explored the potential trade value of Steelers backup quarterback Joshua Dobbs so not only do we discuss that post of his, we talk some more about the possibility of quarterback Devlin Hodges making the team this year in some capacity and how we would like to see him used in the final two preseason games in regard to playing time. As usual, Alex and I answer a few email questions that we received from listeners since our last show posted to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1182

Aug 18, 2019 5901

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8/18/19 Season 10, Episode 7 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Sunday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Alex and I go position group by position group as part of us recapping the Steelers win over the Chiefs. We start with the quarterback position and spend a lot of time talking about the three that are battling for two spots. Does Devlin Hodges have an even better shot at sticking around on the 53-man roster or the practice squad. We discuss. It takes us a while to get to the defensive play from Saturday night, but we finally make it. We discuss the stellar play of outside linebackers T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree and if Tuzar Skipper can ultimately make the 53-man roster. We also discuss the chances of Ulysees Gilbert III following him having another nice showing Saturday night. We also cover the play of cornerback Mike Hilton Saturday night and talk a little about the snaps he played at free safety. Can running back Trey Edmunds make this year’s 53-man roster as a special teams player and fourth running back? Alex and I discuss that possibility briefly. After breaking down the Steelers game against the Chiefs, Alex and I are joined on the show once again by Dr. Melanie Friedlander, who has covered and analyzed Steelers injuries for us on the site for several years now. In this interview, Dr. Mel fills us in on what is currently known about the meniscus injury that Steelers outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi had surgical repaired on Friday and what the expected recovery time is for that. Dr. Mel also gives us her thoughts on the neck injury that Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tavon Young is currently dealing with. As usual, make sure you are following Dr. Mel on Twitter at @girlsurgeon. As usual, Alex and I answer a few email questions that we received from listeners since our last show posted to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1181

Aug 16, 2019 4066

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8/16/19 Season 10, Episode 6 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi needing surgery. Who go on to discus which players have the best shot at befitting from Adeniyi being sidelined. We also discuss several other Steelers players currently dealing with injuries and who we expect to sit out the team’s Saturday night preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the media on Thursday so Alex and I recap most all of the important topics that he covered. We discuss the quarterback rotation that Tomlin announced for the team’s second preseason game, his thoughts on wide receiver Diontae Johnson and cornerback Cameron Sutton and more. Alex is in the process of recapping all that happened during the Steelers 2019 training camp and we go over his list of winners and losers from the annual Latrobe practices. Alex also provides a few other thoughts on all that he observed this year during the team’s 14 total training camp practices. We go over several of the Steelers players we are most looking forward to watching play Saturday night at Heinz Field against the Chiefs. As usual, Alex and I answer a few email questions that we received from listeners since our last show posted to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2019 Training Camp - Episode 12

Aug 16, 2019 3676

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8/15/19 Welcome back. This is the twelfth and final of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that have been posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2019 training camp practices. It's Thursday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups one last time and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Thursday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2019 Training Camp - Episode 11

Aug 15, 2019 2521

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8/14/19 Welcome back. This is the tenth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2019 training camp practices. It’s Wednesday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex’s Wednesday report right here. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2019 Training Camp - Episode 10

Aug 14, 2019 2246

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Welcome back. This is the tenth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2019 training camp practices. It’s Tuesday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day as the team had a shortened session due to the rain. As per usual, Alex gives a good overview of what he observed earler in the day. In case you missed it, you can read Alex’s Tuesday report right here. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1180

Aug 13, 2019 5488

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8/13/19 Season 10, Episode 6 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show that was recorded Monday night, Alex Kozora and I get right to the sudden passing Sunday morning of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake. It’s a tough subject to talk about so Alex and I do our best to pay proper respect to Drake and what he meant to not only the Steelers, but others around the football community. We also delicately address what the Steelers might try to do when it comes to filling the void that Drake’s sudden passing has created. Alex and I move on to discuss some more of our thoughts on the Steelers Friday night preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We attempt to discuss the play of a few other players we didn’t deeply address during the Saturday show after going through the game tape a few more times. This includes talk about outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper, inside linebacker Ulysees Gilbert III and a few other players. We spend a lot of time going over the quarterback play from Friday’s game and that includes discussing the possibility of the team keeping quarterback Devlin Hodges over Joshua Dobbs. My latest Steelers 53-man roster prediction was posted on Sunday and Alex’s will be posted Tuesday morning. We go over the few changes I made in mine and why I made them and Alex drops a few hints in regard to what his new roster prediction might look like. Alex and I have another long talk about the back of the Steelers wide receiver depth chart and if indeed Ryan Switzer and Eli Rogers are both locks to make the 53-man roster at this point. We move on to discuss the Friday night performances of all the Steelers second-year players along with the play of several of the rookie draft picks such as inside linebacker Devin Bush and defensive end Isaiah Buggs. As usual, Alex and I answer a few email questions that we received from listeners since our last show posted to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1179

Aug 10, 2019 3399

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8/10/2019 Season 10, Episode 5 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Saturday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game of 2019 that was played Friday night at Heinz Field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Alex and I go over each position group while reviewing the Steelers Friday night win over the Buccaneers and spend a lot of time telling you who we think played well and who we think disappointed. We start on the offensive side of the football and then move over to the defensive side. We also talk briefly about special teams at the end of the show. We let you know at the end of the podcast which players sat the game out as well. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1178

Aug 9, 2019 6066

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8/9/2019 Season 10, Episode 4 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to previewing the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game of 2019 that will take place Friday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Heinz Field. Alex and I go over the long list of Steelers players that might sit out the team’s Friday night preseason opener. From there we thoroughly discuss 10 offensive and 10 defensive players we think everyone should watch very closely Friday night. After long discussions about 20 total players, Alex and I give our final thoughts on the preseason opener and as usual, we close out the show by answering a few emails we received recently from listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2019 Training Camp - Episode 9

Aug 8, 2019 2367

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Welcome back. This is the ninth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2019 training camp practices. It’s Wednesday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex’s Wednesday report right here. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2019 Training Camp - Episode 8

Aug 7, 2019 1966

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Welcome back. This is the seventh of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2019 training camp practices. It’s Saturday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex’s Saturday report right here. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1177

Aug 6, 2019 4421

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Season 10, Episode 3 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, which was recorded late Monday night, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night Family Fest training camp practice that took place at Heinz Field. As we normally do, Alex and I go through each position group and the things that stuck out to him during the recent practice. We recap the team’s injury situation exiting Sunday night in addition to discussing the seven shots and goal-line portion of practice. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger both talked to SiriusXM NFL Radio over the weekend so Alex and recap the notable quotes that came out of those two interviews and there was quite a bit to cover. We cover a few recent front office moves made by the Steelers before talking some about the team potentially getting closer to signing cornerback Joe Haden to contract extension. We go over some numbers related to that possible forthcoming deal and also revisit the current situation with defensive tackle Javon Hargrave and the possibility of him being signed to an extension in the next four weeks. Several other Steelers-related items are discussed in this episode and as usual, we close out the show by answering a few emails we received recently from listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2019 Training Camp - Episode 7

Aug 4, 2019 2606

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Welcome back. This is the seventh of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2019 training camp practices. It’s Saturday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex’s Saturday report right here. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1176

Aug 2, 2019 5896

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Season 10, Episode 2 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the recent transactions made by the Pittsburgh Steelers. We also discuss the health of the Steelers entering their annual Friday Night Lights practice. Alex quickly gives his overarching on thoughts on what all he’s observed at Steelers training camp since Tuesday. We also discuss the upcoming Friday night practice and what we both like about that annual event. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert made the radio rounds this past week so Alex and I go over several things that he had to say. We go over his thoughts on the Steelers wide receivers, a few of the rookies, Matt Feiler, Vance McDonald and more. Alex spend a lot of time in this show discussing the Steelers wide receiver depth chart. We go over which player is likely to play where in the offense and how much. Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner also recently talked to the media so Alex and recap the few important things that he had to say and especially his comments on run-pass balance. Several other Steelers-related items are discussed in this episode and as usual, we close out the show by answering a few emails we received recently from listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2019 Training Camp - Episode 6

Aug 2, 2019 2296

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Welcome back. This is the sixth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2019 training camp practices. It’s Thursday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex’s Thursday report right here. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2019 Training Camp - Episode 5

Aug 1, 2019 2446

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Welcome back. This is the fifth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2019 training camp practices. It’s Wednesday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex’s Wednesday report right here. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1175

Jul 30, 2019 4799

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Season 10, Episode 2 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers recent restructuring of the contract of defensive end Stephon Tuitt. We discuss why that move was made, how much salary cap space room was cleared and more. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert talked extensively recently about cornerbacks Joe Haden and Artie Burns, kicker Chris Boswell, his own future with the organization and more. Alex and I recap all of what Colbert had to say since camp opened last Thursday. Alex and I recap the main things that have caught our eyes since training camp got underway. We give our biggest takeaways from the team’s first four practices as a total overview. The Steelers announced their 2019 Hall of Honor class a few days ago so not only do Alex and I discuss those selections and people passed over, we also talk about the five players in this year’s Top 100 NFL Players rankings. Several other Steelers-related items are discussed in this episode and as usual, we close out the show by answering a few emails we received recently from listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2019 Training Camp - Episode 4

Jul 30, 2019 2476

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Welcome back. This is the fourth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2019 training camp practices. It’s Monday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex’s Monday report right here. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2019 Training Camp - Episode 3

Jul 29, 2019 2171

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Welcome back. This is the third of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2019 training camp practices. It’s Sunday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex’s Sunday report right here. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2019 Training Camp - Episode 2

Jul 28, 2019 2576

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Welcome back. This is the second of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2019 training camp practices. It’s Saturday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex’s Saturday report right here. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2019 Training Camp - Episode 1

Jul 27, 2019 1756

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Welcome back. This is the first of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2019 training camp practices. It’s Friday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex’s Friday report right here. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1174

Jul 26, 2019 5179

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Season 10, Episode 1 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing all of the comings and goings from Thursday that included the Pittsburgh Steelers reporting to Saint Vincent College in Latrobe for the start of training camp. We have a long conversation about the Steelers signing head coach Mike Tomlin to a contract extension on Thursday and how that was the right move. We also discuss what all Tomlin had to say during his first training camp press conference and go over the team’s injury situation. Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt will begin training camp on the team’s Active/PUP list so Alex and I go over that news and what that means. We also make sure to explain how PUP works. There was some contract talk about a few Steelers players on Thursday so Alex and I make sure to discuss those topics in addition to the camp arrival of wide receiver Eli Rogers. We make sure to preview how the daily course of action will be on the site and the podcast during training camp and briefly go over a few key choices that Alex and I both had on our pre training camp 53-man roster predictions. As usual, we end the show by reading a few emails we received from our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1173

Jul 23, 2019 4516

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Season 9, Episode 131 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I open things up by discussing the start of the annual Top 100 Players series on the NFL Network and the 93rd overall ranking of Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt. we also discuss which other Steelers players are likely to land in the Top 100 throughout the remainder of the offseason. It was announced on Monday that the Seattle Seahawks will lose staring defensive tackle Jarran Reed for the first six games of the 2019 regular season due to a suspension so Alex and I discuss how they won’t have him for their Week 2 road game against the Steelers and what a big blow that might ultimately be for them. Steelers special teams coordinator Danny Smith had some interesting comments about rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson in regard to him possibly being a return man in 2019 during the offseason that are just now surfacing so Alex and I go over those. Steelers cornerback Joe Haden had quite a few interesting things to say during his Monday interview on The Rich Eisen Show and Alex and I recap all that he said that stuck out to both of us. Alex and I close out our training camp positional group previews with a look at the Steelers secondary. We go over the expectations of this year’s starting cornerbacks and safeties, where the unit ranked in the latest Pro Football Focus offering and also discuss the bottom of the depth chart at both positions. As usual, we end the show by reading a few emails we received from our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1172

Jul 19, 2019 5761

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Season 9, Episode 130 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I open things up by discussing an Instagram post made Thursday by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams in regard to the start of this year’s training camp and arrival day potentially being very low key. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talked to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN this past weekend so Alex and I go over a few things he said. We also discuss Tomlin being ranked 9th overall on a recent NFL.com head coach list. How will Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster do in 2019 without Antonio Brown being part of the offense? We go over Smith-Schuster’s stats to date without Brown on the field and how the Steelers use him on offense. we also discuss how opposing defenses might try to contain and if such tactics can be used consistently enough to make a difference. Will the Steelers miss Brown much inside the red zone in 2019? Alex and I discuss some interesting stats related to the red zone and the touchdown passes thrown last season by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Alex and I move on to give our updated thoughts on the expectations of the Steelers 2019 draft class ahead of training camp getting underway next week. We ind things down in this show with Alex’s recent post on quarterback pressure. As usual, we end the show by reading a few emails we received from our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1171

Jul 16, 2019 5696

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Season 9, Episode 129 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I open things up by discussing a few things said about the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers by a few well respected ESPN NFL analysts. Is addition by subtraction the new narrative when it comes to the 2019 Steelers? Both Merril Hoge and Louis Riddick appear to be very bullish on the 2019 Steelers so we review what all both said this past week. Alex and I go over the latest reported 18-game proposal the NFL apparently has for the NFLPA and what a few players such as defensive lineman Cameron Heyward and guard Ramon Foster seemingly think about it. I recently named three underrated Steelers offensive players to watch the remainder of the summer so Alex and I review those names and more. We also talk more about Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer and what his prospects og making this year’s 53-man roster are. Pro Football Focus had a few stats on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this past week that got our attention so Alex and I discuss his end zone throws and throws behind the line of scrimmage. We also review the stats from 2018 related to true wide receiver screens. As part of our positional reviews ahead of Steelers training camp getting underway, Alex and I discuss linebackers during this Tuesday show. We go over the outside linebackers first and then move on to the inside linebackers. We close this show by reading a few emails we received from listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1170

Jul 12, 2019 6211

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eason 9, Episode 128 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I open things up by discussing a few early things to be on the lookout for once the Pittsburgh Steelers open their 2019 training camp in two weeks from now. This topic includes us discussing if head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert will both get contract extensions later this summer. ESPN analysts Matt Bowen had an interesting post on Wednesday about the Steelers heavy usage of 00 and 22 personnel groupings during the 2018 season so Alex and I dive into his findings to show why more context is needed. We discuss if we think the Steelers will once again use both of those personnel groupings heavily in 2019 and if tight end Vance McDonald needs to see more snaps in 22 personnel plays than he did last season. In the middle of this episode, Alex and I are joined once again by John Eisenberg, who covers the Baltimore Ravens for the team’s official website, and he fills us in on all that has transpired with that organization since the 2018 season ended. We go over with John the Ravens free agency losses and additions, several of their draft picks and offensive and defensive expectations for the 2019 season. John gives us his thoughts on how many games he thinks the Ravens might win in 2019 and if he believes they can win the AFC North a second consecutive year. In total we talk to John about the Ravens for 31 minutes so make sure to tune in for his great information and thoughts on the team he’s covered for several years. If not already doing so, please follow John on Twitter at @BMoreEisenberg and read his work online here. Additionally, make sure to check out the numerous great books that John has written over the years here on Amazon. Alex and I close out this show with a preview of the Steelers 2019 defensive line depth chart before answering a few more listener emails we have received since Tuesday. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1169

Jul 9, 2019 4356

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Season 9, Episode 127 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I open things up by discussing the recent comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster during his recent interview on the Adam Schefter Podcast. Smith-Schuster talked some about second-year wide receiver James Washington and that part of the interview gets all of our attention. Tom Mead recently conducted a few tape breakdowns on Steelers rookie draft picks Isaiah Buggs and Benny Snell Jr. so Alex and I discuss his findings in addition to talking more about potential playing time each might receive in 2019. Alex and I review and attempt to rank several past Steelers wide receivers, quarterbacks and running backs past the most obvious top choices. This leads to a few quick discussions about Kent Nix, Neil O’Donnell, Yancey Thigpen, Roy Jefferson and a few others. With the start of Steelers training camp now a little more than two weeks away, Alex and I discuss the team’s offensive line depth chart from top to bottom. We cover a few more items and then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1168

Jul 5, 2019 4891

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Season 9, Episode 126 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I open things up by discussing the deeper 2017 tape study of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson. We go over if Johnson’s 2017 tape was better than 2018’s and also rank his college tape to that of the other few Steelers wide receivers drafted the last few years. Will the Steelers use more four and five wide receiver personnel groupings on offense in 2019? Alex and I discuss that topic after he wrote about it this past week. We also talk about how many times we’re likely to see the Steelers use empty set formations in 2019. The Steelers certainly need to run the football better in 2019 and especially on first downs and in the first quarter. Alex and I go over some successful play stats related to that topic during this show. We also discuss the Steelers defense ranking fourth overall in the NFL last season when it comes to defensive play success rates and why we’re not big fans of using that stat. While the Steelers aren’t likely to participate in the upcoming annual NFL supplemental draft, Alex wonders if a safety eligible for it this year might be a good fit in Pittsburgh and worth a deeper look. Alex and I thoroughly break down the Steelers tight end depth chart during this show with there now being just three weeks remaining until the start of training camp. We cover a few more items and then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1167

Jul 2, 2019 5631

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Season 9, Episode 125 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I open things up by discussing how players post their video workouts on Instagram. The Steelers expect a big jump out of second-year players Terrell Edmunds and James Washington in 2019 so we spend a little time on that topic and especially talking about the latter of the two players. What kind of production should we expect out of Washington in 2019 and will he wind up being the No. 2 wide receiver like Reggie Wayne believes he’ll be? Alex and I move on to discuss some recent tape study that I did on Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson. That leads to us talking some about all the good we observed out of one specific route that he ran last season against Nevada. Steelers running back James Conner made the media rounds on Monday so Alex and I recap what all that he said that we deem was important. Alex recently looked back at the 2018 season that Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton had so we discuss his findings as well as the touchdown he gave up late in the loss to the Oakland Raiders last season. Alex and I go over a few Steelers players that might sign new contract between the end of the 2019 season and this same time next year. We also go over the priority/probability list of Steelers players that might sign extensions before the start of the 2019 regular season. We cover a few more items and then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1166

Jun 28, 2019 7006

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Season 9, Episode 125 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I open things up by discussing the latest news concerning Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier and his recovery from the serious spinal injury he suffered a few years ago. The Steelers 2019 Hall of Honor class will be announced at the start of this year’s training camp so Alex and I attempt to come up with several names that should have a shot at being elected this year. Midway through this episode, Alex and I are joined once again by Paul Dehner Jr., who now covers the Cincinnati Bengals for The Athletic. Paul brings us both up to date on the Bengals offseason to date, expectations for the 2019 season and much more. We spend roughly 40 minutes with Paul talking about the Bengals offense, defense, new additions and much, much more. If not already doing so, please follow Paul on Twitter at https://twitter.com/pauldehnerjr and make sure to read all of his work online at https://theathletic.com/author/paul-dehner-jr/. After finishing up with Paul, Alex and I review a few things he told us. We then close out the final 30 or so minutes of the show by discussing the sacks registered last season by Steelers defensive tackle Javon Hargrave and if he’ll ultimately get a new contract later this summer. We also talk about PFF’s recent 2019 predictions for rookie outside linebacker Sutton Smith. We cover a few more items and then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1165

Jun 25, 2019 5501

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Season 9, Episode 124 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I get into a deep discussion about new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Donte Moncrief and his expectations for the 2019 season. We review Moncrief’s top 5 plays from the 2018 season, his average depth of target stats from not only last year with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but from his playing time with Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck during his first three seasons in the league. We review Moncrief’s strength and weaknesses, his 2019 stat expectations and more. 2019 is setting up to be a huge season for Steelers safety Sean Davis and especially if he doesn’t get a contract extension later this summer. Alex and I discuss Davis’ situation and what we’re looking for out the Steelers free safety in 2019. Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt was the subject of a recent pass-rushing instruction video that caught the eye of Alex and myself so we discuss what the former first-round draft pick had to say in it and what his tape has shown to date. We also discuss the Steelers other outside linebackers as part of this talk about Watt. We move on to discuss what might be forthcoming in regard to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and how the recent news might result in some former Steelers players and organization members getting enshrined sooner rather than later. Alex and I move forward to discuss the Steelers running back depth chart ahead of training camp getting underway. We cover a few more items and then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with question

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1164

Jun 21, 2019 5715

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Season 9, Episode 123 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I first discuss the players who have worn No. 79 for the Pittsburgh Steelers with there now being 79 days remaining before the start of the team’s 2019 regular season. With the Steelers annual offseason practices now completed, the team is still likely to add players to their roster between now and the start of the regular season and there’s a good chance one or two such players might ultimately be on the team’s Week 1 53-man roster. Alex and I discuss the recent history of the Steelers related to that topic and which positions stand the best shot of late offseason additions occurring. Alex spent time this week examining the Steelers kickoff returns from the 2018 season so we review his findings and suggestions as to what needs to be fixed in that phase of special teams this upcoming season. We move on to talk a little bit more about Steelers safety Marcus Allen potentially being the primary dimebacker in 2019 based on recent comments that he made. Midway through this episode, Alex and I are joined once again by Scott Petrak, who covers the Cleveland Browns for The Chronicle-Telegram and Medina Gazette. Scott brings us both up to date on the Browns offseason to date, expectations for the 2019 season and much more. We spend roughly 30 minutes with Scott talking about the Browns offense, defense, new additions and much, much more. If not already doing so, please follow Scott on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ScottPetrak and make sure to read all of his work online at http://BrownsZone.com. After finishing up with Scott, Alex and I review a few things he told us. We also discuss where we both currently stand in regard to the Browns 2019 win total. We close things out by talking some about running back success rates and the use of analytics by teams in the AFC North division. Alex and I cover a few more items and then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1163

Jun 18, 2019 6286

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Season 9, Episode 122 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately begin discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 offseason to date and go over the seven key things we took away from it one-by-one. How bad will the Steelers miss the ultra-deep pass receptions that former wide receiver Antonio Brown contributed in previous seasons? Alex and I discuss that topic some and go over the several players who will need to help fill the void. What will the Steelers division of labor at the running back position look like in 2019? We discuss that topic a little more and preview my upcoming post on success rates from the Steelers running back position the last few seasons. The Steelers had a recent change in their analytics department recently so Alex and I cover that news and what we take away from it. How did Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster perform last season with just two total wide receivers on the field? Alex and I recap some of that topic during Tuesday’s show. Alex has found another sickening stat when it comes to the Steelers defense and lack of turnovers over the recent years so we dig into that nugget for a little bit. Alex and I cover a few more items and then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1162

Jun 14, 2019 5809

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Season 9, Episode 121 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately begin discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 mandatory minicamp that ended on Thursday. Alex and i discuss the Steelers overall health as they exit their offseason practices and what the team’s Reserve/PUP list might ultimately look like six weeks from now when they start training camp in Latrobe. We go over said training camp special early in the show as well. Steelers tackle Jerald Hawkins reportedly received some work at guard during the team’s offseason practices so Alex and discuss that topic and his path to this year’s 53-man roster. A lot of positives this week surfaced when it comes to wide receivers Diontae Johnson and Diontae Spencer, so we review what was said about both players and what it means. We also discuss the possibility of the Steelers having a more committee-like approach to their running back workload in 2019 and what that might ultimately mean for the three players we think will be involved in that. We go over what Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say this week during mandatory minicamp and also cover a few items that a few of the team’s position coaches and coordinators touched on. Steelers cornerbacks Joe Haden and Mike Hilton both briefly touched on their contract situations this past week so Alex and I recap what both players said. The Steelers defense is discussed later in this show based on what all has been said and reported this week during mandatory minicamp. We also go over what all quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said this week about the team’s defense. Alex and I cover a few more items and then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1161

Jun 11, 2019 5506

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Season 9, Episode 120 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately begin discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers mandatory minicamp that gets underway on Tuesday and how they should have everyone in attendance and fairly healthy. We talk about who we are looking forward to hearing from this week as well. Former Steelers outside linebacker Arthur Moats retired from the NFL on Monday so we discuss his NFL career briefly and what the future might hold for him. Alex and I talked quite a bit about the Steelers wide receiver depth chart last week and on Tuesday were turn our focus to the team’s defensive backs. We talk more about cornerback Artie Burns and his immediate future and if safety Jordan Dangerfield can stick on the 53-man roster once again. We also talk about cornerback Brian Allen and where the team might be at with him entering mandatory minicamp. After talking some about the defensive backs, Alex and I talk more about Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree and why their should potentially be some optimism attached to him ahead of the season. We discuss his past injuries and go over his “missed sacks” from 2018. The Steelers offensive line was ranked in the top 5 overall on Monday by two national NFL analysts so we go over that tidbit and why we agree with them being listed that high. We talk quite a bit about the path Matt Feiler has taken to date and if the Steelers might even be able to trade a backup of theirs closer to the start of the regular season. Alex and I cover a few more items and then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1160

Jun 7, 2019 6176

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Season 9, Episode 119 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately begin recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers third and final week of OTA practices and that discussion includes us covering quarterback Mason Rudolph and his first-team reps, the progress of rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson and more. Alex and go over the Steelers wide receiver depth chart early in this show and discuss the quasi professional experience several at the bottom have. We then get into a long discussion about wide receivers Eli Rogers and Ryan Switzer and the likelihood of both making this year’s 53-man roster. That discussion includes us covering some depth of target stats and more. Can the Steelers defense hit 60 sacks in 2019? Alex laid out a path for that to happen in a recent post that we both discuss. We go over each player and position group as it relates to possible 2019 sack totals. Will the Steelers defense be better than the one the Baltimore Ravens will field in 2019? Alex and I discuss that topic for a bit before talking some about the NFL possibly shortening the preseason and extending the regular season in the next CBA. Former NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew attempted to predict the Steelers 2019 record Thursday night so we go over his game-by-game thoughts and talk some about our expectations for the team this season. Alex and I cover a few more items and then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1159

Jun 4, 2019 5111

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Season 9, Episode 117 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers announcement on Tuesday that former players William Gay and David Johnson will serve as coaching interns with the team this summer. The Steelers third week of OTA practices will get underway on Tuesday following a team-building session on Monday so Alex and gloss over what all is on tap this week. Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler talked recently about his unit not producing enough turnovers in 2018 so we go over a few of his quotes in addition to going over some stats that Alex recently compiled regarding past Super Bowl champions and total turnovers. The Steelers defense missed out on 8 forced fumbles they caused last season so Alex and I quickly review those plays and how a few of the situations may have played out had those loose footballs been recovered by Pittsburgh. The Steelers now have less than a million in salary cap space following the signing of their 2019 draft class and Alex discuss why that’s no reason to freak out. We talk specifically about one Steelers players who might have his contact restructured later this summer and why. Some offensive line talk is mixed in during this episode as well. We also cover some quick news from around the league later in this show. Alex and I cover a few more items and then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1158

May 31, 2019 6084

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Season 9, Episode 117 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers now having their entire 2019 draft class under contract after signing cornerback Justin Layne to his rookie contract on Thursday. With the Steelers second week of OTA practices now concluded, Alex and I have quite a bit to review from this past week. We go over quite a few reports and things said by and concerning Steelers safety Sean Davis, outside linebackers Bud Dupree, T.J. Watt, Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, and Sutton Smith. Steelers backup defensive back Kameron Kelly also had a notable second week of OTA practices so Alex and I talk about the latest related to him in his attempt to make the 53-man roster this year. We discuss Davis’ contract situation at length along with what the Steelers might ultimately decide is a fair price for defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, who is also now in the final year of his rookie contract. Steelers guard Ramon Foster talked quite a bit about a few players that have impressed him so far during OTAs so Alex and I go over what all he had to say. We move on to talk some about the Steelers offensive line depth as OTAs begin to wind down. What kind of sack and turnover production will the Steelers defense need in 2019 for the team to be successful? Alex and I talk quite a bit about several stats related to that side of the football. Steelers kicker Chris Boswell addressed the media this past week so we go over his current situation a little bit more and talk briefly about rookie tight end Zach Gentry being asked to switch his jersey number recently. Alex and I cover a few more items and then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1157

May 28, 2019 4916

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Season 9, Episode 116 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the start of the second week of OTAs for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike Clay of ESPN.com recently released some early stat projections for the 2019 season so Alex and I spend quite a bit of time going over those numbers for several players and if we think they are too high, too low or just right. When Alex and I get to the projections of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, we spend some extra time reviewing his 2018 seasons and areas he needs to improve in in 2019. There’s been a lot of talk so far about the Steelers possibly using running backs James Conner and Jaylen Samuels in the same backfield quite a bit in 2019 so Alex and I spend a little extra time on that topic. We go over a few recent comments made by former Steelers outside linebacker coach Joey Porter on Roethlisberger, rookie inside linebacker Devin Bush and the possibility of the Steelers using Conner and Samuels in the same backfield. Will the Steelers have a top 5 offense in 2019? Alex and I discuss that topic along with the reasons given by former NFL player Willie McGinest as to why he thinks the Steelers offense won’t be a top 5 unit in 2019. Alex and I cover a few more items and then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1156

May 24, 2019 5426

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Season 9, Episode 115 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about what all has happened this past week during the Pittsburgh Steelers first week of 2019 OTAs. We start with a discussion about a few Twitter faux pas made by a few Steelers players this past week, safety Terrell Edmunds and outside linebacker Bud Dupree. We also discuss several other comments made by wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster about the current state of the team. Alex and I move on to discuss a lot of news that surfaced this past week in regard to several of the Steelers wide receivers. That means quite a bit of talk about James Washington, Donte Moncrief and Diontae Johnson. Is Washington the key x factor for the Steelers offense in 2019? We discuss that topic. Several other players are also discussed in this show as we cover what’s going on with cornerback Mike Hilton and his contract situation, rookie outside linebacker Sutton Smith being given some fullback reps this past week and which players missed practice time during week 1 of OTAs. Cornerback Joe Haden and the comments he made this past week about interceptions are discussed and we briefly cover the limited news on rookie inside linebacker Devin Bush from this past week. Alex and I revisit the Steelers need for another tight end after they attempted to claim one of waivers this past week and we also talk a little more about the team’s undrafted free agent signing process. We then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1155

May 21, 2019 5406

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Season 9, Episode 114 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about my recent vacation to Seattle and Los Angeles and how much I walked the last week while trying my best to stay unplugged from the internet. The Pittsburgh Steelers made quite a few transactions since we last recorded an episode of the podcast so Alex and I review all of the moves and discuss which ones were the most surprising. Do the Steelers currently do a good enough job of signing undrafted free agents and cultivating them? Alex doesn’t think so, so we discuss the Steelers process when it comes to them signing and developing undrafted free agents. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was interviewed recently by Bob Pompeani of KDKA-TV so Alex and I review all of what he had to say about former wide receiver Antonio Brown, the status of his radio show and more. We discuss how Roethlisberger should proceed with interviews at the start of OTAs and if he should keep doing his radio show. Should the Twitter likes of Steelers players be heavily scrutinized and questioned? Alex and I briefly address that topic in light of safety Terrell Edmunds liking a tweet from Brown on Monday. The New York Jets had an interesting past week so Alex and I review the recent news concerning that NFL team and how their new running back Le’Veon Bell likely feels entering this week. We also discuss some other main headlines from around the NFL. Alex and I then move on to preview the Steelers first week of OTA practices and things we’ll be looking to hear about the next several days. Alex also talks about a few players the Steelers might show interest in. We then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1154

May 10, 2019 5021

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Season 9, Episode 113 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie minicamp getting underway this weekend and that includes us reviewing the players on the 60-man roster that will participate in that annual event. Alex and I go over the several Steelers transactions that have taken place over the last few days that includes us discussing the draft picks that have been signed and the two players who have been cut. Should Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson be considered a legitimate candidate for the annual AP Rookie Offensive Player of the Year award for 2019? We discuss PFF having him ranked 9th overall as a candidate. Alex recently attempted to defend Steelers punter Jordan Berry being given a two-year contract this offseason in a post so we talk more about what he does well in this show that might be severely underrated. Will Steelers cornerback Joe Haden sign a contract extension later this offseason? Alex and I discuss the possibilities of that happening, what Haden’s current value might be and more. Speculation is picking up that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin might be given another contract extension this offseason so Alex and I discuss that topic for a while in addition to discussing how much longer he might want to coach and if general manager Kevin Colbert will still be with the organization past the 2021 season. Alex and I talk briefly about Steelers sixth-round round draft pick Ulysees Gilbert III after watching a little more of his college tape. We then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1153

May 7, 2019 4906

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Season 9, Episode 112 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the winners of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 mock draft contest that we ran on the site. We go over the contracts of the first two rookie undrafted free agents that the Steelers signed, guard Fred Johnson and punter Ian Berryman, in addition to talking a little about both players and their chances of making the 53-man roster this year. After talking some about Berryman, Alex and I go over the stats review of Steelers punter Jordan Berry that I recently posted on the site. That discussion concludes with us discussing what Berry does well that has led to him sticking with the Steelers and signing a new two-year contract earlier in the offseason. Steelers rookie running back Benny Snell Jr., who was selected in the fourth-round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the team, appears to now enter the NFL as a fairly reputable pass protector, judging by his Kentucky tape. Alex and I discuss the deep dive I recently did into Snell’s college blocking and how we expect him to excel in that area during training camp and beyond. Can the Steelers first-round selection this year, linebacker Devin Bush, ultimately make a legitimate run at winning the annual AP Rookie Defensive Player of the Year award in 2019? Alex and I discuss the early odds related to him doing so and what might need to happen for him to have a shot at doing what former Steelers linebacker Kendrell Bell last did for the Steelers in 2001. With the NFL’s annual compensatory draft pick period coming to an end on Tuesday, Alex and I discuss the likelihood of the Steelers signing a few more unrestricted free agents between now and the middle of July. We go over some Steelers history related to such transactions as part of that discussion. Alex posted his first 53-man roster prediction of 2019 on Monday so we review his choices from top to bottom in addition to his early practice squad guesses. We then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1152

May 3, 2019 5658

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Season 9, Episode 112 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers deciding to not pick up the fifth-year option of cornerback Artie Burns. as part of that conversation, we discuss the players selected in the first-round of the 2016 NFL Draft who have had their fifth-year options picked up and those that haven't.How far were the Steelers willing to trade up to draft linebacker Devin Bush? we discuss that topic thanks to a recent report by Peter King of NBC Sports. We also talk about the process of trading up during a draft and go over a few more plays Bush made during his college career that justifies the team moving up to select him.Alex and I look at the drafts of the other three AFC North teams, the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, and let you know which one we liked the best.I released my first mock 53-man roster on Thursday so Alex and I go through it position group by position group. We also take time to talk a little more about the strengths and weaknesses of two of the Steelers draft picks, wide receiver Diontae Johnson and outside linebacker Sutton Smith, who is likely going to be a fan-favorite by the time training camp gets underway.Alex gives reports on safety P.J. Locke III and kicker Matthew Wright, two of the team's undrafted free agents who have been signed.Alex and I then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received since the draft ended on Saturday.As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1151

May 1, 2019 6136

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Season 9, Episode 111 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about several things related to the Pittsburgh Steelers draft and that includes discussing a few players who were already under contract with the team that you could probably view as being big winners based on the selections the team made. The players mainly discussed are safety Marcus Allen, inside linebacker Tyler Matakevich and tight end Xavier Grimble. Is Allen indeed being moved to a linebacker or dimebacker role in the Steelers defense? Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin certainly seemed like that would indeed be the case during the post-draft press conference. We discuss the possibility of such a move happening and talk a little about the dimebacker role in the Steelers defense in 2019. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has had quite a bit to say about the team’s draft picks this year in addition to discussing cornerback Artie Burns and outside linebacker Bud Dupree. Alex and I spend quite a bit of time parsing quite a few of Colbert’s recent comments made since the draft about several players, both new and existing. After doing a few more recent breakdowns on two of the Steelers draft picks, outside linebacker Sutton Smith and running back Benny Snell Jr., Alex and I discuss the findings that are mostly related to sack quality and explosive runs, respectively. We move forward to start closing out the show by discussing a few comments made by Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown after the Steelers traded up in the first-round of the 2019 NFL Draft to select inside linebacker Devin Bush. Alex and I then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received since the draft ended on Saturday. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1150

Apr 29, 2019 4861

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Season 9, Episode 110 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about several of the things said by Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin during the team’s post-draft press conference on Saturday night. Tomlin had a few interesting things to say about Steelers safety Marcus Allen on Saturday and the member of last year’s draft class certainly appears to be the big winner coming out of this year’s selections because of the team not picking a safety. Alex and I discuss what the future might hold for Allen in 2019 and how he might be used defensively during his second season with Pittsburgh. After diving back into the tape, Alex and I give a few more thoughts on a few of this year’s Steelers draft picks. We talk more about tight end Zach Gentry and his 2018 targets at Michigan in addition to going over more of what we’ve uncovered about running back Benny Snell Jr.. We compare a few of Snell’s college stats to those of former Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell. Additionally, Alex reveals a few other things related to new Steelers defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs after going back through some of his college tape. Alex and I then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received since the draft ended on Saturday. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1149

Apr 28, 2019 4628

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Season 9, Episode 109 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Sunday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday evening release of linebacker Jon Bostic that came immediately after the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft. We discuss why Bostic was released, the salary cap implications related to his releases and more. After discussing Bostic’s exit, Alex and I then proceed to thoroughly discuss the Steelers six selections that they made during day-three of this year’s draft, Benny Snell Jr., Zach Gentry, Sutton Smith, Isaiah Buggs, Ulysees Gilbert III, and Derwin Gray. We add in a few comments made by a few of the Steelers position coaches concerning a few of the drafteees as we discuss each selection. After going through all six players selected by the Steelers on Saturday, Alex and I then quickly review the 10 undrafted free agents that agreed to sign with the team Saturday night. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1148

Apr 27, 2019 2599

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Season 9, Episode 108 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Saturday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers two day-two selections that they had in the third-round of the 2019 NFL Draft, wide receiver Diontae Johnson and cornerback Justin Layne. Alex and I attempt to breakdown the good and the bad of both Johnson and Layne in roughly 30 minutes and also let you know a few other details related to each player. We talk about where we had both players being drafted. After discussing the drafting of Johnson and Layne in-depth, Alex and I talk about several potential day-three targets for the Steelers during the final 15 minutes of the show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1147

Apr 26, 2019 2537

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Season 9, Episode 107 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers selection of Michigan linebacker Devin Bush Thursday night in the first-round of the 2019 NFL Draft. We discuss the Steelers decision to trade up in the first-round with the Denver Broncos to draft Bush, what the team gave up to do so and why. We also recap the Steelers pre-draft process the Steelers had in regard to Bush. Alex and I then move forward to discussion the great character that Bush has and how he checks every box as far as what the Steelers normally look for with their first-round draft picks. In that, we discuss the video message that Bush received from his family just prior to the draft getting underway Thursday night. We move forward to breakdown Bush’s play on the field at Michigan and that include us reviewing both his strengths and weaknesses along with a few other tangibles he brings to Pittsburgh. That discussion leads to Alex and I discussing how quickly Bush can get on the field during his rookie season as a defensive player and what his addition might mean for a few other inside linebackers currently on the Steelers roster. After discussing the drafting of Bush in-depth, Alex and I talk about several potential day-two targets for the Steelers in addition to the team possibly moving up a little Friday night. We then do a quick review of the entire first-round of the 2019 NFL Draft and go over a few players who were selected and several who were not. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1146

Apr 25, 2019 6931

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Season 9, Episode 106 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Thursday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers signing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a two-year contract extension on Wednesday. We discuss what Roethlisberger’s new contract likely looks like based on the early numbers that are floating around and potentially why it took so long to get the deal finalized. Alex and I move on to have a long conversation about Temple cornerback Rock Ya-Sin due to him being the late and hot prediction to be the Steelers first-round selection this year. We discuss Ya-Sin’s college career, his tape at Temple, his Senior Bowl week and a few of his stats from last season as we try to make sense of the late buzz concerning him. With the first-round of the NFL Draft getting underway Thursday night in Nashville, TN, Alex and I go over a list of players we think have a best shot at being the Steelers selection. We attempt to leave no stone unturned when it comes to the possible players and even talk a little about the small chance that Michigan linebacker Devin Bush will fall enough in the first-round to give the Steelers a shot at maybe trading up for him. My final Steelers mock draft was released on Wednesday so Alex and I go through it from top to bottom as we discuss not only my 10 selections, but several of the other 40 players I considered including in my final prediction. As usual, Alex and I then close this episode out by answering a few emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1145

Apr 23, 2019 6946

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Season 9, Episode 105 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday pre-draft press conference and spend the first roughly 30 minutes reviewing some of the key talking points to come out of it. We go over several quotes from Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin as part of this press conference breakdown. After reviewing Mondays press conference, Alex and review not only his final Steelers mock draft that was posted on Tuesday, but the one that Daniel Valente posted on Monday. We talk as much as we can about all of the selections made in both mocks. After doing a few mock draft recaps, Alex and I discuss a few extreme first-round scenarios for the Steelers. We start with reviewing why it’s plausible that Maryland safety Darnell Savage Jr. could be the team’s first-round draft pick this year even though most have him slated to be a second or third-round selection. We go over why Colbert and Tomlin both likely failed to attend the Maryland pro day this year and how Savage checks all of the other boxes needed to be a first-round pick. How much do the Steelers love Michigan linebacker Devin Bush and what would it take for him to be the Steelers first-round selection this year? Alex and I discuss what few things would need to happen for Bush to tumble down to in range of the Steelers at No. 20 overall. Is Bush a top-10 player in this year’s draft class? We discus that topic. As usual, Alex and I then close this episode out by answering a few emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1144

Apr 19, 2019 6751

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Season 9, Episode 104 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 schedule that was released this past week. We go through the Steelers schedule from start to finish and discuss the pros and cons of it and the potentially tough parts of it. I even though in an early record prediction for good measure and it won’t be surprising. The Steelers wrapped up their pre-draft visits this past week so we discuss the last player to come in and do a quick overview of this year’s list of players. We pick the players on the list who we think have the best chance at being Steelers in the very near future. Alex and I move to discuss some defensive backs the Steelers might consider drafting this year and if any who are currently viewed as second-round or later guys have a shot at being the team’s first-round picks. We discuss Justin Layne and Darnell Savage Jr. as part of that conversation and a few other cornerbacks that might be considered after round-one. The great Gil Brandt released his annual Hot 150 earlier this week so Alex and I go over the rankings of several players on that list. We discuss the past success that Brandt has had when it comes to him identifying the top 32 players in each year’s draft as well as his top 100. With the Steelers seemingly set to draft a wide receiver again this year, Alex and once again talk a little about Miles Boykin, David Sills V and N’Keal Harry as possibly being the team’s most-likely targets. We talk about draft prospects and perceived perfect fits for the Steelers as far as scheme goes and look back at the first two selections of the team’s 2007 draft and how both weren’t necessarily great fits on paper based on what both did in college. Quite a few other draft prospects are mentioned and recapped during this show and we review the few who have checked quite a few of the proverbial boxes with less than a week to go. As usual, Alex and I then close this episode out by answering a few emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1143

Apr 16, 2019 6526

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UNCATEGORIZEDThe Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Mock Draft, QB Contracts, NCAA Explosive Playmakers, Byron Murphy & More ByDave BryanPosted on April 16, 2019 at 1:01 pm SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL Season 9, Episode 103 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the Seattle Seahawks signing quarterback Russell Wilson to a new contract Monday night that results in him now being the highest-paid player in the NFL. We talk about what Wilson’s new contract might mean for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is expected to sign an extension between now and the start of the 2019 regular season. The Steelers have had a few more pre-draft visitors in since we last talked on Friday so Alex and I review the latest players who have come to town. With one of those visiting players being a running back, Alex and I discuss the percent of explosive runs produced during their careers by the top running backs in this year’s draft class. We also go over what the Steelers seemingly look for in the draft at running back and why there’s one that Alex thinks really has a chance of being drafted by the team. Alex and I also talk some about wide receivers in this year’s draft class when it comes to the ability to make explosive plays of 15 yards or more. A few rankings on the list I created might surprise a few listeners. Will the Steelers draft Washington cornerback Byron Murphy in the first-round this year? We go over what the Steelers look for in cornerbacks in drafts and have a great discussion about Murphy’s college tape in addition to his overall lack of playing time at Washington. We review a few of his measurables and also talk about a few other cornerbacks at the top of this year’s draft class. Alex and I close out this episode with a look at who the Steelers might consider selecting in the first round at No. 20 overall and the players that might be selected in the first 19 picks. Alex and I then close this episode out by answering a few emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1142

Apr 12, 2019 6216

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Season 9, Episode 102 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the recent pre-draft visitors the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted this week. We also discuss two other pro days that we now know for sure that Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert attended this year. After roughly 24 minutes of Steelers talk to open this episode, Alex and I are pleased to be joined once again by draft analyst Dave-Te’ Thomas of Scouting Services for our annual talk about the team’s draft needs and players they should consider selecting in 2019. As usual, Dave-Te’ provides some very good insight on several players at various different positions in this year’s draft class. We go over who Dave-Te thinks the Steelers should draft in the first few rounds if available and also go over several mid and late-round prospects the team should consider. We move from position group to position group and get Dave-Te’ to give us his insight on as many players in this year’s draft class as possible within an hour. This annual episode with Dave-Te’, as usual, moves very fast so you might want to listen to it twice. After we are through talking to Dave-Te’, Alex and I close this episode out by answering a few emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1141

Apr 9, 2019 6371

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Season 9, Episode 101 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the recent social media exchanges between Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and his former teammate, wide receiver Antonio Brown, the last few days. The Steelers have now signed five former AAF players as of Tuesday morning so Alex and I bring everyone up to speed on those transactions and which ones show the most promise in our opinions. The Steelers have had a few more pre-draft visitors in since the Friday show was posted so Alex and I go over that list once again. This includes us talking about two of this year’s top cornerbacks in Georgia’s Deandre Baker and Washington’s Byron Murphy both being brought in. Alex has now rebooted a series related to what the Steelers look for at certain positions as far as draft measurables go so we look go over his recent findings for the inside linebacker and wide receiver positions. Are the Steelers destined to draft either Notre Dame’s Miles Boykin or West Virginia’s David Sills V? Alex and I spend a good bit of time going over both those players in addition to a few more wide receivers as a result of his recent study. How big of role do the college All-Star games play in the Steelers drafting wide receivers? We discuss that topic for a bit. Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier cleared another hurdle recently as far as his rehab goes so Alex and I make sure to highlight that great news later in this show. As usual, we close this episode by answering several emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1140

Apr 5, 2019 5551

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Season 9, Episode 100 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk more about the players the Pittsburgh Steelers have now had in for pre-draft visits as of Thursday night and how the running back position appears to be in the team's selection plans at some point. The AAF has now suspended operations so Alex and I discuss that topic in addition to talking about one player from that league that has a Friday visit scheduled with the Steelers. We also discuss how a few other former AAF players are now being signed around the NFL. The Cleveland Browns are signing former Steelers safety Morgan Burnett on Friday so Alex and I make sure discuss that news briefly. Alex posted a new Steelers mock draft on Wednesday so we review his ten selections from top to bottom. After going over that mock draft, Alex and I spend a considerable amount time breaking down Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson just as we did with Michigan linebacker Devin Bush last Friday. On the heels of that discussion about Wilson, Alex and I discuss a few other inside linebackers the Steelers might have their eyes on. Rounding out our draft prospects discussions on this Friday are quick looks at Iowa tight end Noah Fant, Maryland safety Darnell Savage, Jr. and Central Michigan cornerback Sean Bunting. We also talk briefly about Florida State edge Brian Burns As usual, we close this episode by answering several emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1139

Apr 2, 2019 6404

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Season 9, Episode 99 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk some about the Pittsburgh Steelers release of safety Morgan Burnett on Monday and how it affects the salary cap. The Washington pro day was on Monday so Alex and I go over who we saw from the Steelers there and what that potentially means. We also go over who the team has had in for pre-draft visits as of Tuesday morning and also go over a few names of players who were expected to visit on Tuesday. The Cleveland Browns are reportedly attempting to trade running back Duke Johnson so Alex and I discuss if the Steelers should have any interest in him. We also talk about the potential of the Steelers drafting another running back this year in the first five rounds. Should Clemson edge Clelin Ferrell be a player we start discussing more as the team's potential first-round selection this year? Alex and I dive into that topic and go over some of what we've seen on tape from him. My second mock draft of 2019 went up on the site on Monday so Alex and I review it from top to bottom. As usual, we close this episode by answering several emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1138

Mar 29, 2019 5882

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Season 9, Episode 98 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk some about the new rule passed this week by NFL owners that will allow for the challenging of both offensive and defensive pass interference calls and non-calls. We discuss a few of the positives and concerns related to this new rule. The 2019 pro day schedule is starting to wind down so Alex and I bring everyone up to date on where all the Pittsburgh Steelers have had people show up at and specifically, where general manager Kevin Colbert has been spotted this past week. We go over a few of the draft prospects that Colbert might have been getting a closer look at and how those players might fit into the team's draft plans this year. We discuss a few pro days that Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin have not personally attended this offseason and what that may or may not mean as far as the team's first-round selection might end up being. Michigan linebacker Devin Bush is reportedly a player the Steelers have a lot of interest in this year as far as a potential first-round selection goes and because of that, Alex and I spent the last few days reviewing all of his 2018 tape. We both thoroughly breakdown Bush's play last season not only from a tape standpoint, but a statistical one as well. We discuss why he may have not shown up as much on the defensive stat sheet during his college career. Would and should the Steelers trade up for Bush this year if they really like him as much as we think they do? We discuss that topic and a few other possible players who might be in their sights should Bush and LSU linebacker Devin White both be off the board come time for the team's first-round selection. We tell our mock draft schedule for next week and also let listeners know what player we both intend on breaking down thoroughly next Friday. As usual, we close this episode by answering several emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1137

Mar 26, 2019 5593

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Season 9, Episode 97 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk some more about West Virginia linebacker David Long Jr. now that he's watched more tape of him. We compare Long to Michigan linebacker Devin Bush and talk some about him possibly being the shortest linebacker drafted in the first round since 2006. After discussing a few linebacker prospects, Alex and I discuss the multiple talking points provided by Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin the last few days while at the annual league meetings in Phoenix, Arizona. We discuss Steelers cornerback Artie Burns, the right tackle spot, Tomlin's comments on the offseason losses of wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le'Veon Bell and more. Colbert's free agency comments are also discussed and we go over where the team currently is in relation to the salary cap. Steelers players, both past and present, have recently come to the defense of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger so Alex and I discuss that topic briefly. We tell you where Colbert is on Tuesday and where he hasn't been spotted the last few days and if that holds any significance. We also discuss the Oakland Raiders signing former Steelers quarterback Landry Jones on Tuesday. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski recently retired so Alex and I address that topic and if he'll be a first-ballot Hall of Famer once eligible. A few rule changes are being voted on by NFL owners this year and Alex and I discuss the 4th and 15 proposal that would potentially replace onside kicks late in games. As usual, we close this episode by answering several emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1136

Mar 22, 2019 5981

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Season 9, Episode 96 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately get to the latest on the Pittsburgh Steelers being set to release veteran safety Morgan Burnett in the very near future. We discuss what that expected move means and if we think the team will still draft a dimebacker this year at some point even though free agent linebacker Mark Barron was recently signed. Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton is looking for a contract extension and apparently won't sign his exclusive rights tender for the time being,. We discuss what Hilton's course of action should be the remainder of the offseason and what his current market value might be. The Steelers have been busy on the pro day circuit the last few weeks so Alex brings you up to date on where all members of the organization have been spotted. We go over several draft hopefuls the Steelers might be getting a closer look at the last few weeks and discuss a few players that are reportedly already scheduled for pre-draft visits to Pittsburgh,. After Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin were both spotted at the West Virginia pro day on Thursday, Alex and I have a long discussion about linebacker David Long Jr. and where he should rank in the draft class at his position. We go over some fake news by Bleacher Report that hit the internet this past week that included speculation about cornerback Joe Haden being destined to be released and the Steelers not having enough salary cap space to sign their draft class with. We debunk that story completely in addition to making fun of the reports that the Steelers had any interest whatsoever in signing former Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston. Former Steelers running Le'Veon Bell recently had an interesting sit-down interview with Sports Illustrated so Alex and I recap what all he had to say. As usual, we close this episode by answering several emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1135

Mar 19, 2019 4936

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Season 9, Episode 95 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately get to the latest on the accusation made last week by former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Josh Harris that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger fumbled on purpose late in a 2014 Week 17 game. Former Steelers backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski has now weighed in on the topic so we pass along what all he had to say about Harris' recent allegations. The Steelers signed former Los Angeles Rams linebacker Mark Barron over the weekend so Alex and I spend a lot of time reviewing what we have seen on tape so far during a recent study of the player. We discuss several games that Barron played in last season, how he was against the run and in coverage, and how the Steelers might use him in their defense this season. After recapping the Steelers free agency moves to date, Alex and I talk a little about how all the moves potentially play into the team's draft preparations. We also discuss the tight end the Steelers had in for a free agent visit on Monday and if we expect the team to sign a player that plays that position in the near future. The 2019 college pro days are now in full swing and so Alex and I recap where all members of the Steelers organization have been spotted over the course of the last few days and which players they likely showed the most interest in thus far. We also talk about two big pro days that are scheduled to take place on Tuesday. The Steelers recently did a contract restructure to free up some salary cap space so we cover the who and what related to that transaction in addition to going over the numbers related to the deal that new wide receiver Donte Moncrief recently signed. We also talk some about Roethlisberger still not signing a contract extension and if that really means much of anything at this point of the offseason. As usual, we close this episode by answering several emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1134

Mar 15, 2019 5263

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Season 9, Episode 94 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately get to breaking down new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Donte Moncrief, who signed a two-year free agent contract with the team on Thursday. We talk about what we've already learned about Moncrief as a player in our quick reviews of his tape and what we think about the signing overall and he'll fit in offensively. Moncrief and new Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson both met the media on Thursday so Alex and I review the main talking points to come out of their press conferences. We discuss what other positions the Steelers might still address in free agency and if outside linebacker Justin Houston will be a treasonable target. The Steelers have also re-signed defensive tackle Daniel McCullers and punter Jordan Berry since our last episode so we go over those transactions and decisions in addition to discussing wide receiver Eli Rogers being signed to a new two-year contract. We circle back and discuss the new contract numbers for outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo and why they make his re-signing a bit easier to swallow. Did the Steelers get kicker Chris Boswell to move back his roster bonus due date recently? It appears as though they did so Alex and I discuss that topic for a bit and what it could mean for Boswell. The Steelers are making their presences known at a few college pro days as usual so Alex and I update them being at Michigan on Friday after being at Clemson on Thursday. Alex gives a quick rundown of the early Steelers sightings at college pro days so far in March. We wind down this show by looking closer at the contract numbers associated with the four-year deal that former Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell signed Thursday with the New York Jets. As usual, we close this episode by answering several emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1133

Mar 13, 2019 5371

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Season 9, Episode 93 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately get to the New York Jets signing of Pittsburgh Steelers free agent running back Le'Veon Bell late Tuesday. We talk about the early numbers related to Bell's new deal and discuss the gamble he made last season and how he ultimately played out for him. We look at all angles related to Bell's situation as objectively as we can. The Steelers came to terms with free agent cornerback Steven Nelson on Tuesday so Alex and I give our early thoughts on him ahead of our more in depth tape studies and breakdowns of the former member of the Kansas City Chiefs. We also discuss what Nelson's Tuesday signing might mean for the Steelers when it comes to addressing the cornerback position during the draft. The steelers also re-signed outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo on Tuesday so we discuss his early contract numbers and the decision to bring him back at the price they did. We also discuss what other positions the Steelers might address in free agency moving forward into the start of the new league year on Wednesday. We go over the final numbers of the contracts recently signed by Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and guard Ramon Foster in addition to discussing a few contract tollings. We move on to address the Steelers salary cap situation pending the team's Tuesday signings. Other teams in the AFC North have had busy starts to free agency so we bring you up to date on what the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens have done over the course of the last few days. As usual, we close this episode by answering several emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. We end by passing on to listeners the breaking news of the Steelers re-signing punter Jordan Berry Wednesday morning. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1132

Mar 11, 2019 5686

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Season 9, Episode 92 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately get to the Pittsburgh Steelers trading of wide receiver Antonio Browns to the Oakland Raiders. Alex and I break down the trade of Brown from several different angles in addition to going over why the Steelers likely only received the compensation that they did, We recap what all Brown's agent, Drew Rosenaus, has since said about the trade and how what his client was able to accomplish isn't likely to be duplicated any time soon. We also discuss how the Steelers business model isn't likely to change due to what happened with Brown and running back Le'Veon Bell over the course of the last few seasons and why recent media narratives that the wide receiver wasn't fairly compensated during his time in Pittsburgh are false. While the Steelers now have 10 picks scheduled in the 2019 NFL Draft as a result of them recently trading away Brown and tackler Marcus Gilbert these past few days, Alex and I explain why we think the team will eventually use a few of those to trade up somewhere in the early rounds. With free agency about to start, Alex and I go over what the Steelers plans in the coming weeks might be. We also go over some positions they might address in free agency in addition to talking about a few targets they might show interest in on top of a few others they might not, such as wide receiver Golden Tate and a few others. Alex released his latest mock draft on Monday so we review it thoroughly. Will the Steelers use a draft pick this year on either a kicker or a punter? Alex and I discuss that topic as well during this podcast episode. A former Steelers running back recently accused quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of purposefully fumbling late in a 2014 game so we address that topic some. We also discuss the expected forthcoming contract extension of Roethlisberger and if he had anything to do with center Maurkice Pouncey getting his contract extension done earlier this offseason than expected. As usual, we close this episode by answering several emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1131

Mar 8, 2019 5303

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Season 9, Episode 91 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately get to the Pittsburgh Steelers failed attempt to trade wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Buffalo Bills. We both peel back several layers of the Brown onion and go over all the options the Steelers have at this point and in addition to going over which teams might still be in the market to trade for him. After thoroughly dissecting the latest on Brown, Alex and I talk about what looks to be the pending trading or releasing of tackle Marcus Gilbert. We go over his current situation in addition to addressing which player is most likely to be the team's starting right tackle in 2019 should Gilbert be out. The Steelers re-signed guard Ramon Foster on Thursday in addition to signing center Maurkice Pouncey to a contract extension so we discuss both deals. We also talk about the restricted tenders the Steelers gave to tight end Xavier Grimble and offensive lineman B.J. Finney this week in addition to covering the other exclusive rights tenders that were issued. What kind of free agent market value will Steelers tight end Jesse James have next week? We discuss that in addition to going over the Steelers current salary cap situation and who they might look to sign in free agency. We discuss if we expect the Steelers to have any interest in any of the free agent safeties on the market this year and also go over a few lower-priced free agents the the team might look to sign. As usual, we close this episode by answering several emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1130

Mar 5, 2019 5416

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Season 9, Episode 90 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about what all transpired during the recently concluded NFL scouting combine. We discuss players we feel had their pre-draft stock rise and drop over the course of the last week and why. We also discuss several players we both look forward to learning more about in the coming weeks. Alex has released his annual list of potential free agent targets for the Pittsburgh Steelers, so we review several of the players included on that. We also discuss what the Steelers likely to-do list is between now and the start of the new league year. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown recently had a long sit-down interview with Jeff Darlington of ESPN so Alex and I discus a few talking points from that in addition to discussing what the current trade speculation is for him now that the combine is over. As usual, we close this episode by answering several emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1129

Mar 1, 2019 5731

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Season 9, Episode 89 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the latest comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown during his interview with ESPN concerning the recent "52 kids" comments made by general manager Kevin Colbert. A lot of head coaches and general managers around the NFL are being asked about Brown this week at the annual scouting combine so Alex and I go over what all several have said the last few days and where we think the wide receiver's trade value currently sits with two weeks remaining until the start of the 2019 league year. Colbert also talked about several over topics in addition to Brown during his Wednesday press conference and that includes his thoughts on the team's own free agents, free agency plans and much, much more. We go over everything that Colbert said on Wednesday and task some about what the Steelers might do if tight end Jesse James is allowed to sign elsewhere in the coming weeks and how the team might address free agency and the draft this year. We talk a little about the combine being underway now in Indianapolis and Alex teases his annual free agent target list at the end of the show. As usual, we close this episode by answering several emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1128

Feb 26, 2019 5431

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Season 9, Episode 88 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the new contract numbers of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Tyson Alualu, who was re-signed this past Thursday to a two-year deal. We discuss what those numbers mean and what the Steelers might do to further address their defensive line depth in the coming weeks and months. I released my first Steelers mock draft of 2019 Sunday night so Alex and I go over every selection and how each would potentially fit in Pittsburgh. We also discuss a few other players I considered including in it and why I chose to mock in a trade. With the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine getting underway in Indianapolis this week, Alex and I preview the annual pre-draft event and go over several players we look forward to watching compete and why. We roll through probably 50 or so names of draft hopefuls during this segment and make sure to cover most of the position groups in the process. Where will Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown wind up playing in 2019 and which team is most likely to trade for him in the coming weeks? Alex and I attempt to answer those questions as part of us reviewing the recent breakdown of odds related to the topic. As usual, we close this episode by answering several emails we have received from listeners over the course of the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1127

Feb 22, 2019 5681

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Season 9, Episode 87 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signing defensive end Tyson Alualu to a two-year contract. We also discuss a few other Steelers unrestricted free agents with just four weeks remaining until the start of the 2019 league year. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert gave us quite a bit to talk about this past week thanks to his session with the local media. We discuss Colbert's comments on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger being the unquestioned leader of the team and how he's not overly concerned with some comments he's made about the play of teammates in past radio show interviews. We also discuss Colbert referring to 52 players on the roster as Roethlisberger's kids. After fully breaking down the context of what Colbert had to say this week about Roethlisberger and how the major media has responded to several of his quotes, Alex and I move on to talk about the team's decision to not tag running back Le'Veon Bell this offseason in addition to them now attempting to trade disgruntled wide receiver Antonio Brown. Colbert also talked a little about the current statutes of kicker Chris Boswell, outside linebacker Bud Dupree and safety Morgan Burnett this past week so Alex and I make sure to recap those talking points. As usual, Alex and I read several listener emails to close out this episode and then we end the show with the breaking news of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft being arrested and charged on Friday with solicitation of prostitution in Florida. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1126

Feb 19, 2019 4241

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Season 9, Episode 86 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the latest news concerning Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and how his recent meeting in Florida with Art Rooney II and other members of the organization has apparently resulted in the two sides now preparing to part ways in the very near future. We move on to discuss Brown's current trade value once again in addition to what his current legacy is with the Steelers and his NFL career as a whole should he never play another down. The time period for the Steelers to place the franchise tag or transition tag on running back Le'Veon Bell is now underway and so Alex and I discuss the most recent speculation related to that topic and where we both stand right now on what we think might ultimately happen with him. Alex released a new mock draft for the Steelers a few days ago so we discuss several of his selections in addition to a few other players he considered. We close out this Tuesday show by answering a few more emails that we have received from some of our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1125

Feb 12, 2019 3881

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Season 9, Episode 85 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the latest news concerning Pittsburgh Steelers and that means discussing the latest traffic court news concerning wide receiver Antonio Brown. We also discuss Brown's current trade stock with roughly four weeks remaining until the start of the 2019 NFL league year. The Cleveland Browns signed troubled running back Kareem Hunt on Monday so we discuss that news. With the first week of the new AAF league now in the books, Alex and I give you our opinions on what we observed over the weekend and what needs to improve moving forward for it to survive. We also discuss what challenges the new XFL will face. We discuss a few former Steelers players who had good Week 1 showings in the new AAF. After now being finished with the contextualization reports of this years presumed top three off-the-ball linebackers, Devin White, Mack Wilson and Devin Bush, Alex and I discuss what we learned. We also discuss where we currently are on a few other potential Steelers first-round selections with the annual NFL combine now just a few weeks away. The Steelers were a better defensive tackling team in 2018 so we go over that tidbit along with a few other items related to the team and that includes us discussing the free agent value of inside linebacker L.J. Fort. We close out this Tuesday show by answering a few more emails that we have received from some of our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1124

Feb 8, 2019 5471

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Season 9, Episode 84 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the latest news concerning Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell and the upcoming transition tag decision that lies ahead. We go over the pros and cons of transition tagging Bell and all the details related to possibly trading him. We move on to talk about a few more details that have surfaced concerning the January domestic dispute that Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown reportedly was part of and what that might now mean to his trade value. We discuss if a team such as the San Francisco 49ers would really desire to trade for him. Brown supposedly did a recent podcast interview with Bill Simmons so we alert everyone to that possibly dropping soon. Alex and I talk some about the new Alliance of American Football league that will get underway this weekend and why the Steelers might want to scout one particular position. Will and should the Steelers have any interest in signing Houston Texans safety Tyrann Mathieu in March if he's allowed to hit free agency? Alex and I go over the possibilities of that happening and review his NFL career to date and what his potential free agent market might ultimately be. We discuss the possibilities of the Steelers signing veteran linebacker Thomas Davis in addition to talking about how we expect the Steelers to make a splashier move or two this offseason during the free agent signing period. I recently finished compiling the unofficial defensive stats of former Steelers safety Donnie Shell so Alex and I discuss his numbers and the player's Hall of Fame worthiness. We also discuss another former NFL defensive back who belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and that's long-time Seattle Seahawks cornerback Dave Brown, who was originally a Steelers first-round draft pick. We close out this Friday show by answering a few more emails that we have received from some of our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1123

Feb 6, 2019 5166

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Season 9, Episode 83 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the latest news concerning Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and specifically the January domestic dispute he was allegedly part of. We talk about Brown's trade value at this point and what what former Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress had to say about him in a recent interview. The Steelers hired a new offensive line assistant on Tuesday in Adrian Klemm so Alex and I discuss his resume and what he brings to the table for the team. That discussion leads to us discussing if tackle Marcus Gilbert will be cut prior to the start of the new league year or if the Steelers will hold on to him one last season. What kind of contract will Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell be offered during free agency? Alex and I discuss a few early projections that are now floating around the internet and more. We move on to talk some about the 2018 snap to throw time that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger posted in addition to talking more about the relevance of ANY/A stats and turnover differentials. That leads to us discussing if the Steelers are close to meeting the needed criteria of those stats and if they can even do so without having Brown in 2019. We close out this Wednesday show by answering a few more emails that we have received from some of our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The Steelers hired a new offensive line assistant on Tuesday in Adrian Klemm so Alex and I discuss his resume and what he brings to the table for the team. That discussion leads to us discussing if tackle Marcus Gilbert will be cut prior to the start of the new league year or if the Steelers will hold on to him one last season. What kind of contract will Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell be offered during free agency? Alex and I discuss a few early projections that are now floating around the internet and more. We move on to talk some about the 2018 snap to throw time that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger posted in addition to talking more about the relevance of ANY/A stats and turnover differentials. That leads to us discussing if the Steelers are close to meeting the needed criteria of those stats and if they can even do so without having Brown in 2019. We close out this Wednesday show by answering a few more emails that we have received from some of our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1122

Feb 4, 2019 4706

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Season 9, Episode 82 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about what a depressing week last week was for fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers. We quickly transition to what happened in Super Bowl LIII that resulted in the New England Patriots beating the Los Angeles Rams to win their sixth Lombardi Trophy, a feat that only the Steelers had accomplished before Sunday. We go over how defensive play dominated Super Bowl LIII and discuss the game from top to bottom. We also discuss the way Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and the New England organization does business and how they'll likely be back competing for a seventh Super Bowl championship in 2019. We also discuss Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, the MVP of Super Bowl LIII, and his current Hall of Fame chances. Speaking of the Pro Football Hall of fame, Alex and I discuss the 2019 class that was elected on Saturday and one that will not include former Steelers guard Alan Faneca. We discuss what maybe led to Faneca not getting in this year and if he'll get in next year with former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu. We also discuss if Polamalu's career stats will be over studied a year from now. We talk some about the Hall of Fame voting committee, me putting together a stronger push top get former Steelers safety Donnie Shell elected, and much more. We also talk more about why former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward might never get in and if he does, how it might take a long, long, long wait. On Sunday there were a few national media "reports" about Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le'Veon Bell so we address both of those head-on. We close out this Monday show by answering a few more emails that we have received from some of our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1121

Feb 1, 2019 4670

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Season 9, Episode 81 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about today being the ten year anniversary of the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. Current and former Steelers players were busy this past week giving radio row interviews in Atlanta, GA ahead of Super Bowl LIII so Alex and I start with reviewing what all wide receiver Antonio Brown said about his current situation Thursday night and then move on to cover what former players Hines Ward, James Harrison and Charlie Batch had to say about the current state of the organization. We spend a little extra time talking about Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the criticism he received from Ward on Thursday about how he handles himself on his weekly radio show. We move on to discuss the Steelers salary cap carry over amount that was announced on Thursday by the NFLPA and then talk about free agent wide receiver Terrelle Pryor saying during a Thursday radio row interview that he'd welcome the opportunity to play for the Steelers in 2019. Former Steelers guard Alan Faneca will know by Saturday night if he'll be part of the 2019 Hall of Fame class so Alex and I discuss his chances one final time in addition to predicting one last time the five modern era finalists who will get in Canton this year. During the second half of this show Alex and I preview Sunday's Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. After that, we give you our final score predictions for the big game in addition to predicting a few prop bets associated with the contest. We close out this Friday show by answering a few more emails that we have received from some of our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1120

Jan 30, 2019 5101

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Season 9, Episode 80 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about some recent news concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers and that includes recapping some Super Bowl week comments made by Bill Cowher and Jerome Bettis about the current culture of the team, how head coach Mike Tomlin runs the team behind closed doors and the ongoing saga with wide receiver Antonio Brown and what might can be done to fix that. We discuss a recent transaction made by the Steelers that caught us off guard before talking some about the decision to let defensive coordinator Keith Butler adding coaching the outside linebackers to his list of duties. Midway through this show we are joined once again by former Steelers defensive lineman Chris Hoke, who played in three Super Bowls during his long career in Pittsburgh. Chris shares with Alex and I some of his Super Bowl week memories in addition to letting us know the differences in coaching styles between Cowher and Tomlin being as he played for both of them. Hoke lets us know how he thinks the Steelers and Tomlin should try to move forward with Brown, the role he thinks quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may have played in the most-recent drama and how he thinks the entire situation might ultimately play out with all parties. Chris also weighs in on the recent Butler news before previewing Super Bowl LIII for us to close out his long interview with us. If you are not already doing so, please follow Chris on Twitter at @hokiebro76 and let him know that you appreciate coming on the podcast once again. After outr interview with Hoke, Alex and I touch on his Senior Bowl mock draft in addition to discussing a few other draft prospects and Steelers-related items. We close out this show by answering a few more listener emails that we have received. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1119

Jan 28, 2019 4996

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Season 9, Episode 79 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the Pro Bowl and the left knee injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. We talk a little about the future format of the Pro Bowl game before moving on. As expected, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown remains in the news heading into the week of the Super Bowl so we discuss the latest on him as well as the Friday report by Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com as it relates to what potential happens in the Steelers locker room and meeting rooms and more. We discuss if anything can be changed by head coach Mike Tomlin at this point and what kind of impact the loss of Brown in 2019 would be to the team. The Senior Bowl week is now behind us so Alex and I give some final thoughts on several players who participated in the annual All-Star game. We also discuss one underclassman who has Twitter buzzing on this Monday morning. Will Tomlin or Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ever win another Super Bowl in Pittsburgh? Will backup quarterback Mason Rudolph ever start a full season in Pittsburgh? We attempt to answer several of those kind of questions Alex compiled this past week. We close out this show by answering a few more listener emails and that includes one asking about our past jersey purchases. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1118

Jan 25, 2019 5266

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Season 9, Episode 78 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about what all has transpired during the Senior Bowl practices the last few days. We go over several players participating in Mobile, AL that have caught our attention and ones that we plan on learning more about throughout the pre-draft process. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a long history of drafting players who participated in one of the three annual college all-star games so we discuss that topic quite a bit and explain why we will be profiling a lot of players from those rosters this offseason. We go over a few ages of a few senior Senior Bowl players and discuss how much that might matter to the Steelers. We also discuss the likelihood of the Steelers drafting another underclassman in the first-round this year and talk about how Florida edge-rusher Jachai Polite could be a serious candidate and if we should be concerned about some of his measurables. We move on to discuss the Steelers offseason fifth-year option decision they'll need to make with cornerback Artie Burns by the first weekend in May. Is Burns the worst first-round draft pick that Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has made since joining the organization in 2000? Alex and I end the show with some talk about the Steelers kick return game and special teams rankings from the 2018 season and we also fill everybody in on the latest concerning wide receiver Antonio Brown as of Friday morning. We close the show once again by answering several emails we received from listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1117

Jan 23, 2019 5401

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Season 9, Episode 77 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to going over some early thoughts to come out of the 2019 Senior Bowl week. We go over a few highlighted prospects from the Tuesday practice and talk in-depth about a few players we've already watched a lot tape on. Our 2019 NFL Draft profiles are now in high gear so Alex talks about a few recent players he has studied. I released my annual state of the Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap situation post on Tuesday so Alex and I go over that thoroughly with the 2019 new league year now roughly seven weeks away. We discuss several things that are likely to happen between now and the middle of March and each might impact the Steelers salary cap situation. We end our salary cap discussion with a look ahead at how the Steelers might approach free agency this offseason and throw around a few names of players they might want to look at signing. We close out this Wednesday episode by answering several more emails we received from our listenership that cover quick a few different topics. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1116

Jan 21, 2019 4306

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Season 9, Episode 76 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the NFL's Conference Championship games that took place on Sunday that has resulted in Super Bowl LIII now featuring the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. In addition to talking about how all four teams played on Sunday, Alex and I spend a lot of time discussing the officiating in those two games and going over the key calls and non-calls. We also wonder out loud about how the NFL might go about fixing their officiating problem and if that's even a possibility. Pittsburgh Steelers safety Morgan Burnett apparently wants the team to release him in the next 8 or so weeks so we go over that report and discuss how he's likely to be granted his request. We also discuss where that would leave the Steelers in terms of a dimeback need in 2019 and how they could potentially go about replacing Burnett. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had another social media post over the weekend that has people speculating several things so we go over that topic in addition to mopping up and recapping some final quotes from team president Art Rooney II with a few related to defensive play calling and officiating. The East-West Shrine game was played on Saturday so Alex and I quickly recap some players from that event. Additionally, we get you ready for Senior Bowl week as we have two site contributors in Mobile to cover that college all-star game. We close up this episode by answering a few more listener emails. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1115

Jan 18, 2019 5077

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Season 9, Episode 75 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping and discussing all of the main talking points to come out of the several media sessions that Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II had this week. We go over Rooney's thoughts on the Steelers 2018 season, the futures of Chris Boswell, Bud Dupree, Antonio Brown, and Le'Veon Bell with the team in addition to him talking about a new contract for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this offseason and if head coach Mike Tomlin might get one as well. Rooney hit on a few other key talking points during his interview with the media this past week so a bulk of the show is dedicated to recapping as many of them as possible and discussing each in detail. Alex quickly recap a signing from this past week before giving our predictions for the NFL Conference Championship games that will be played on Sunday. We end this show once again by answering several questions we received via email from listeners of the show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1114

Jan 16, 2019 5769

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Season 9, Episode 74 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I start things off by discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers losing offensive line coach Mike Munchak to the Denver Broncos this week as well as talking about the reasons for him leaving. As part of that discussion, Alex and I go recap the positive attributes that Shaun Sarrett brings as the team's new offensive line coach. Will a few soon-to-be Steelers free agent offensive linemen wind up in Denver with Munchak in 2019? We review those possibilities during this episode. Former Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison made the sports talk show rounds on Tuesday so Alex and discuss all that he had to say about wide receiver Antonio Brown, head coach Mike Tomlin, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and more. We also discuss former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians calling Brown a diva during a Tuesday interview. Will the Steelers cut outside linebacker Bud Dupree prior to the start of the new league year in March? Alex and I have a long conversation related to that question and differ in opinion on what ultimately will transpire with Dupree. Will the Steelers play a 2019 regular season game in Mexico against the Los Angeles Chargers? Alex and I discuss that growing speculation briefly. Alex recently posted a draft profile on Kentucky edge-rusher Josh Allen so we receive what all he saw on his tape in addition to talking some about how he's different that Dupree. We once again close this show out by answering a few emails from our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1113

Jan 14, 2019 4604

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Season 9, Episode 73 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I start things off by recapping the NFL playoff games that took place over the weekend. The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to reshape their coaching staff as Teryl Austin was hired last week as a senior defensive assistant. We discuss what his hiring might mean in addition to discussing the Denver Broncos still apparently courting Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak. We also look ahead at who might be calling what on defense for the Steelers in 2019 and what kind of identity the unit might have. We go over the Steelers current salary cap situation in this episode in addition to talking some about what former Pittsburgh wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had to say over the weekend about his former teammates, wide receiver Antonio Brown and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. We also discuss Brown's social media actions over the weekend and if they might change any in the coning weeks. What could and should the Steelers expect to get in return for Brown should they ultimately decide to trade him during the offseason? We spend time addressing that topic in addition to talking about some of the early rumored trade partners that are being floated out there from some very unreliable sources. We once again close this show out by answering a few emails from our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1112

Jan 11, 2019 4966

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Season 9, Episode 72 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I start things off by recapping what all Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II had to say Thursday about wide receiver Antonio Brown and his future with the team. We parse all of the quotes carefully and move on from there. We also discuss Brown's social media posting after the Rooney report surfaced. MyBookie.ag has some interesting proposition odds on Brown's future so we go over those and look at where Pittsburgh is on the list and if it's a bargain. It looks like the Steelers will be able to retain offensive line coach Mike Munchak this offseason so we go over the news of him not getting the head coaching job with the Denver Broncos. The Steelers have also yet to make any other coaching staff changes since announcing that the contracts Joey Porter and James Saxon would not be renewed so we talk more about it looking like coordinators Keith Butler and Danny Smith will be back in 2019. Alex reviews a defensive play breakdown of the Indianapolis Colts that hit social media on Thursday and we talk briefly about Steelers guard David DeCastro backing out of the Pro Bowl as well. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is likely to sign a contract extension by the middle of March so Alex and I discuss some speculate numbers related to such a transaction. After moving on to give you our picks for the four division Round playoff games that will take place this weekend, Alex and I once again close out this episode by reading and answering several emails from listeners.  As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1111

Jan 9, 2019 5161

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Season 9, Episode 71 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I start things off by recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers decision this week to move on from running backs coach James Saxon. We discuss how big of surprise that news was to us and Alex rattles off a few names of some possible replacements. Are Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler and special teams coordinator Danny Smith both destined to return in 2019 with no news surfacing on their immediate futures with the team so far? We discuss that topic that seems to be on a lot of fan's minds right now. Several head coaching jobs in the NFL are starting to be filled and while the Denver Broncos ultimately decided after our show ended to hire Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio instead of Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak we discuss all the hires that took place ahead of that news. We also discussed the likelihood that Munchak would remain with the Steelers should the Broncos decide to go with Fangio. Will the NFL slowly start masking a move to younger defensive coordinators? We discuss that topic briefly before moving on to discuss what's new and not new with the ongoing saga surrounding Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. We also discuss Brown being over 30 now. We cover some early pre draft talk in this episode by going over initial impressions of Washington cornerback Byron Murphy, who declared for the 2019 NFL Draft this week as an underclassman. we quickly go over what we saw on Murphy's tape in regard to plays he made the last two seasons. We also fill you in on the latest defensive lineman signed by the Steelers to a Reserve/Future contract in addition to giving an update on what's in store for defensive tackle Javon Hargrave in 2019. As we have been doing quite a bit lately, Alex and I close out this episode by reading and answering several listener emails that we have received the last several days. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1110

Jan 7, 2019 5584

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Season 9, Episode 70 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I start things off by recapping the four Wild Card games that took place over the weekend. We move on from the playoff games to discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers moving on from outside linebackers coach Joey Porter and if we think more coaching staff moves might be on the way this week. Alex and I also go over a few early suggestions for a Porter replacement. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown remains in the news this week so Alex and I discuss the latest on him and what his agent had to say about the future of his client during a Sunday interview. We also explain what dead salary cap money means and where it comes from. Alex and I move on to discuss the Steelers restricted and exclusive rights free agents this offseason and what is likely to happen with each of them. We also discuss the possibility of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger signing a contract extension prior to March 17. We discuss a few things related to the All-Pro voting process, go over a few more recent transactions that included the signings of a few more Reserve./Futures contracts being signed and end the show by reading and answering several emails from listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1109

Jan 4, 2019 4765

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Season 9, Episode 69 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I start things on a positive note with a discussion about former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Alan Faneca once again being voted a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist on Thursday. We talk about Faneca's chances of getting in this year in addition to predicting which five players on the list 15 make the final cut. Alex and I then move on to have more discussions about Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown now that we've had more time to digest all of the reports floating around. We discuss the two most-likely scenarios that will take place with Brown in the coming months and more. We also discuss the recent decision made by Peter King to leave Brown off his AP All-Pro voting ballot. The Steelers have signed a few players to Reserve/Futures contracts over the course of the last several days so we recap that full list of transactions. We also talk about inside linebacker Matthew Thomas signing a Reserve/Futures contract with the Baltimore Ravens a few days ago. The Steelers have a long list of players set to become unrestricted free agents this offseason so Alex and I go over each one in addition to talking about how the contracts of two players, linebacker Ryan Shazier and wide receiver Eli Rogers, are likely to toll. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger led the league in short pass attempts in 2018 so we go over a few stats related to that and talk a little about his deep passing numbers as well. The 2018 NFL playoffs will get underway on Saturday so not only do Alex and I pick the four Wild Card games that will take place this weekend, we also give you our predictions for this year's Super Bowl and which teams we think will play in the conference championship games. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1108

Jan 2, 2019 4466

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Season 9, Episode 68 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the current situation that the Pittsburgh Steelers have wide receiver Antonio Brown following his antics over the weekend and beyond. We recap what head coach Mike Tomlin had to say on Wednesday about what all has transpired with Brown and the team since Wednesday and then attempt to parse the timeline. Will the Steelers now decide to trade Brown this offseason? We go over the likelihood of such and transaction happening and what the salary cap ramifications would be if Brown were traded or cut We also discuss what the Steelers might be able to get for Brown in a trade. Can the Steelers and Brown make amends in the next few weeks and if so, would that guarantee that no future episodes take place? We discuss that in addition to talking some about if Tomlin could have helped prevent any, or most of, the drama, the team had these past few seasons. After thoroughly breaking down the Brown situation, Alex and I turn our collective attention to what Tomlin said on Wednesday about changes being on the way this offseason. We discuss what coaches are likely to be jettisoned and which ones should be considered safe right now. We go over the future of Steelers guard Ramon Foster and talk about the three players the team should seriously consider parting ways with in the coming months and if indeed such moves will be made. We close this show out by reading a few more listener emails. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1107

Dec 31, 2018 5791

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Season 9, Episode 67 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 season now being over. We discuss how 2018 was a huge disappointment for the Steelers and the several things that led to them not making the playoffs this season. Should the Steelers make changes to their coaching staff this season like several; other NFL teams are now doing? We discuss our thoughts on not only head coach Mike Tomlin and his future but several other Steelers coaches as well. We also discuss Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak already being a potential head coach target of the Denver Broncos. Alex and briefly discuss the Steelers Sunday home win over the Cincinnati Bengals and what stuck out both good and bad in that contest. We talk about the Steelers new kicker Matt McCrane and if he and Chris Boswell will be around after the start of the new league year in March. Several other aspects of the Steelers 2018 season are addressed in addition to us talking about a few players and organizational philosophies. We slowly begin to address the things the team will need to do during the offseason to improve things. We spend the final 20 minutes or so of this show reading ans answering emails that we received from listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1106

Dec 28, 2018 5126

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Season 9, Episode 66 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers placing kicker Chris Boswell on the team's Reserve/Injured list on Friday morning and what that might mean for his future moving forward. We also talk briefly about the team's new kicker that was signed on Friday, Matt McCrane. The Steelers voted wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster the team MVP for 2018 on Thursday so Alex and I discuss that topic and if quarterback Ben Roethlisberger should have been the choice. We also go over some Steelers starting field possession stats from this season. Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler made a huge gaffe during an interview with Bob Labriola on steelers.com, so we address him seemingly not knowing that Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert has been on out for the season for several, several weeks now. We also go over what Butler had to say on Thursday about the 3rd and 20 conversion his unit gave up late in the team's Sunday road loss to the New Orleans Saints. We quickly address the Steelers injury report heading into Friday's practice. The Steelers had some big defensive pass interference calls go against them on Sunday in New Orleans so Alex and I go over a few stats related to that specific penalty from this season. We move on to breaking down the Steelers Sunday home game against the Bengals as we look at both sides of the football for Cincinnati and review their latest injury report. We close out this show by reading and answering a few emails we received from listeners which mostly address the Steelers offense and future status of a few coaches. We end things with our picks of all the week 17 NFL games against the spread and that includes our score predictions for the Steelers game against the Bengals. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1105

Dec 26, 2018 4066

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Season 9, Episode 65 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say during his Tuesday press conference. We go over the Steelers injury report that Tomlin gave on Tuesday in addition to reviewing the comments he made about several key plays in Sundays road loss to the New Orleans Saints. We discuss several other final thoughts on the Steelers loss to the Saints and that includes breaking down the key 3rd and 20 conversion that New Orleans had late. We also revisit the fake punt play call. After breaking down what all Tomlin had to say and giving our final thoughts on the loss to the saints, Alex and I answer several listener emails that have come in over the course of the last few days. We also save time to talk a little more about the Cleveland Browns regular season finale against the Baltimore Ravens and what we would like to see transpire in that contest. The Steelers also announced a few annual year-end award winners on Wednesday morning, so we quickly recap those before closing out this show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1104

Dec 24, 2018 3781

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Season 9, Episode 65 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday road loss to the New Orleans Saints. There is a lot to unpack after this game and we start by talking about some of the big officiating calls that were made throughout the game in addition to how the Steelers still had a good chance to win the game late. We discuss the decision to run the fake punt and the two Steelers turnovers. We then proceed to start at the beginning of the game and break it down series by series. We spend extra time on focusing on what transpired right before halftime, right after halftime and how the Steelers offense answered. How big of role did the penalties play in Sunday’s loss? We discuss that topic in addition to going over the comments made on Twitter by several former NFL officials. Now that the damage has been done, the Steelers will need some help to make the playoffs sio Alex and I discuss their chances with only one week remaining in the regular season. We also make sure to recap how the Steelers made their own bed that they currently lay in. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1103

Dec 21, 2018 4642

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Season 9, Episode 64 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the comments made recently by New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger not being top-5 at his position and question his Hall of Fame credentials. We also pass along the response Steelers defensive tackle Cameron Heyward had to Jordan’s comments. The Steelers Thursday injury report is gone over as Alex and I discuss the addition of wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster because of a groin injury. The Saints injury report is also gone over by both of us. Is the officiating crew for Sunday's game something the Steelers should worry about? We discuss that topic along with a few stats related to penalties that have been called by that group of officials. After reviewing a few things that the Steelers coordinators had to say on Thursday, Alex and I then proceed to give our full breakdowns of the Steelers Sunday road game against the Saints. We discuss both sides of the football for both teams and attempt to speculate how both offenses will try to attack each’s defense. After previewing the Steelers upcoming game against the Saints, Alex and I give you our weekly picks of all the Week 16 NFL games and that includes our final score predictions for the game in New Orleans and one of us has the Steelers winning that contest. We close out this show by reading a few more emails from listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1102

Dec 19, 2018 4831

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Season 9, Episode 63 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers six 2019 Pro Bowl selections that were announced Tuesday night. That topic also includes us discussing if any other Steelers players should be considered snubs. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference on Tuesday and as usual, Alex and I recap the main talking points to come out of that in addition to talking about the players currently dealing with injuries heading into Wednesday. The Steelers big Sunday home win over the New England Patriots has now culminated in cornerback Joe Haden being named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 15 so we discuss that award in addition to passing along some of our final thoughts on that game from all three phases. We also talk a little more about Steelers cornerback Artie Burns in this show. The Steelers will play the New Orleans Saints on the road in Week 16, so Alex and I welcome Nick Underhill from The Advocate to the show to help us start previewing the Sunday afternoon game. Nick gives us his insights on the Saints offense and defense heading into Sunday’s game against the Steelers in addition to recapping the team’s season to date. He gives us his final score prediction for Sunday’s game to close out the interview. If not already doing so, please follow Nick on Twitter at @nick_underhill and read and listen to his Saints coverage online here https://www.theadvocate.com/users/profile/nick%20underhill/ and here saintstalk.com. Alex and I close this Wednesday episode by reading several emails we received from listeners, As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1101

Dec 17, 2018 3744

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Season 9, Episode 62 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking some about the Pittsburgh Steelers big Sunday home win over the New England Patriots. We start with giving a complete overview of the Steelers Sunday win over the Patriots complete with covering the game’s biggest moments and plays. We discuss the contributions made by two of the Steelers 2018 draft picks, running back Jaylen Samuels and wide receiver James Washington. We also discuss the solid play of the Steelers offensive line in addition to the team’s primary defensive scheme used most of the game. Alex and I then spend a lot of time breaking down the Patriots big touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady to wide receiver Chris Hogan in the first quarter and how a blown assignment by played a big role in that. We talk about how little the Steelers ran the football in the first three quarters of the game with the difference this week being they were much more successful when they did run. The Patriots penalties and drops played a big part in Sundays game as did their offenses failure to get players other than tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Julian Edelman heavily involved in the passing game. We go over the big mistake that Brady made in the game with the interception that cornerback Joe Haden corralled. What should the Steelers do with kicker Chris Boswell after him missing another field goal attempt on Sunday and then following it up with a longer make? We discuss that topic briefly. We go through the game possession by possession and offer our opinions and analysis along the way. We close this show out with a quick look ahead at the Steelers Week 16 game in addition to another contest that will be worth watching. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1100

Dec 14, 2018 4650

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Season 9, Episode 61 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking some about the Thursday night game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs and which team we’d want to face the least during the playoffs. The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the New England Patriots on Sunday at Heinz Field and it sounds like we might see a few changes defensively for the team when it comes to personnel used in that contest. Alex and I talk extensively about what the Steelers might do defensively on Sunday against the Patriots to attempt to slow down quarterback Tom Brady and company. The Steelers also brought in a defensive coach this week to help them scheme some against the Patriots, so Alex and I go over his resume and more. The Steelers look like they are sticking with kicker Chris Boswell at least one more week so Alex and I go over that decision in addition to discussing if bringing in former kicker Shaun Suisham to help him coach will make a difference. We go over the Steelers injury report heading into Friday in addition to addressing several things the team’s coordinators said on Thursday during their press conferences. Do run/pass splits matter when it comes to the Steelers offense? We discuss that topic again. Alex and I discuss what the Patriots like to do defensively and how the Steelers offense should attack that unit on Sunday. We discuss what the Steelers will need to do to win that contest. As usual, we close out this Friday show with our picks of all the NFL games this weekend against the spread and that includes us giving our final score prediction for the Steelers game against the Patriots. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1099

Dec 12, 2018 5356

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Season 9, Episode 60 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping some of what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say on Thursday during his press conference. Will the Steelers workout any kickers and sign a new one prior to the start of Wednesday’s practice? We discuss what all has transpired in that department early in the show. We also go over the Steelers injury situation as they start preparations to play the New England Patriots this coming Sunday at Heinz Field. In the second part of this show we are joined once again by Dr. Melanie Friedlander, a California-based surgeon and Steelers fan who has contributed information about NFL injuries for Steelers Depot for the last several years. Melanie helps Alex and I break down the Sunday rib injury suffered by Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and what all transpired after he returned to the field from the locker after receiving x-rays and pain medicine. We also go over how Tomlin handled the Roethlisberger situation after he returned to the field along with parsing several of his quotes from his Tuesday press conference. Melanie also gives us some of her expert opinions on Steelers running back James Conner, who is currently attempting to battle back from an ankle injury. If not already doing so, please make sure you are following Dr. Friedlander on Twitter at @GirlSurgeon. After mopping up some between interview talking points, Alex and I are then joined on the show once again by Ben Volin, who covers the Patriots for the Boston Globe. Ben helps us preview the Steelers week 15 game between the Steelers and Patriots on both sides of the football in addition to telling us how this year’s New England team ranks against previous ones. Ben gives us his prediction for Sundays game to close out the interview. If not already doing so, please make sure you are following Ben on Twitter at @BenVolin and please read his work online here: We close out the show with another reader email As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1098

Dec 10, 2018 3661

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Season 9, Episode 59 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers disgusting Sunday road loss to the Oakland Raiders. We go over the field conditions in the Black Hole on Sunday and talk a little about the cleat issues the Steelers had during the game at the beginning of this episode before getting to the black and gold elephants in the room. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made quite a few dubious decisions in the second half of the team’s loss to the Raiders and we make sure to review them all. We start with Tomlin’s decision to not put quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back into the game midway through the third quarter after he finally returned from the locker room. We review his and Roethlisberger’s quotes from after the game. Tomlin also utilized horrible clock management late in Sunday’s loss to the Raiders as well, so we cover his failure to burn a timeout immediately after the deep pass completion from Raiders quarterback Derek Carr to wide receiver Seth Roberts. We cover Tomlin’s postgame comments on that topic. Was Sunday the last game that kicker Chris Boswell will play with the Steelers? We address that possibility. The Steelers defense really had no answers for the Raiders offense on Sunday and they were lucky that Oakland committed so many penalties on that side of the football. We discuss the severe lack of playmakers on the defensive side of the football for the Steelers and go over all the needs that unit has with three games remaining. Alex and I bang on the Steelers offense some in the second half of this show and go over the play of Roethlisberger as well as several other players. The Steelers blew a golden opportunity on Sunday in Oakland and after resetting all that took place in the meaningful AFC games on Sunday, we look ahead at the team’s playoff prospects with three games remaining. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1097

Dec 7, 2018 3951

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Season 9, Episode 58 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking quickly about the Tennessee Titans Thursday night win over the Jacksonville Jaguars to kickoff week 14 of the 2018 regular season. The Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report had as few new developments, so we review the health of the team heading into Friday. Steelers coordinators Randy Fichtner and Keith Butler both talked to the media on Thursday, so Alex and I review a few main talking points from both of their press conferences. Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier updated his rehab on Thursday, so Alex quickly pass along that positive news. The Steelers will play the Oakland Raiders on the road this weekend, so Alex and I spend the middle of the show previewing that game. We talk about the Raiders do on both sides of the football as part of our scouting segment for Sunday’s game. As usual, we close out this Friday show by picking all the Week 14 games against the spread and that includes us predicting the outcome of the Steelers game against the Raiders. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1096

Dec 5, 2018 4469

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Season 9, Episode 57 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Tuesday morning transactions made by the Pittsburgh Steelers and what they all might mean for Week 14. We move on to talk about the injury rundown that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave on Tuesday that included him ruling out running back James Conner for Sunday’s road game against the Oakland Raiders. With Conner now sidelined with an ankle injury, Alex and I discuss if we’re as worried about the Steelers running back position and depth as others seem to be that cover the team. Tomlin had a few things to say about the defensive scheme used in the team’s Sunday night loss to the Los Angeles Chargers that really set off Alex. While Alex lets off a little steam, I try to play the devils advocate role as we mainly focus in again on the catches that Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen had in the game. We cover a few other talking points from Tomlin's Tuesday press conference before finally welcoming Michael Gehlken back to the show. Michael, who covers the Raiders for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, spent almost 30 minutes with us Wednesday morning talking about the Raiders from top to bottom. This includes some offensive and defensive talk in addition to overall thoughts on the organization as the 2018 regular season winds down. We also discuss wide receiver Martavis Bryant quite a bit and go over a few recent injuries and signings the Raiders have had. Michael then ends his interview with a prediction for Sunday’s game in Oakland. Please make sure you follow Michael on Twitter at @GehlkenNFL and read his work online here: https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/raiders-nfl/ Alex and I then proceed to close out this Wednesday show by talking about our new sponsor Action Heat in addition to giving some final thoughts on the Steelers Week 13 loss to the Chargers. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1095

Dec 3, 2018 3721

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Season 9, Episode 56 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night home loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. After the opening of the show Alex and I dedicate a lot of time to the Steelers defense and how defensive coordinator Keith Butler decided it would be wise to let linebackers cover Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen when he lined up in the slot. We go over a few coverage numbers related to that topic in addition to going over what should have been done in those instances as far as an adjustment. The Steelers defense played reasonably well in the first half but had a reversal of that in that second half. We go over the failure to create a turnover once again in addition to covering some performance grades of a few players on that side of the football. Obviously, Alex and I discuss the bad officiating in this episode and the role it played in the Steelers Sunday night loss. From there, we move to talk about the play of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the offense and play call balance. Steelers kicker Chris Boswell missed another extra point Sunday night and we read an email from a listener that did the math related to how it affected the game from that point forward. Special teams had to be discussed during this show as well as the Steelers blocked a punt and one of their own returned for a touchdown We close out this Monday show by going over the Steelers injury report as well as discussing the team’s remaining schedule and potential playoff seed outlook. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1094

Nov 30, 2018 4750

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Season 9, Episode 55 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking a little about the Thursday night game between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys that the latter won 13-10. we discuss how the saints loss all but guarantees that there week 16 home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers will be meaningful for both teams. The Steelers Thursday injury report is discussed in the first half of this show and Alex and I talk about if outside linebacker Bud Dupree will play Sunday night and if rookie outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi will indeed find his way on the 53-man roster come Saturday evening. We discuss the play of rookie tackle Chukwuma Okorafor against the Denver Broncos last Sunday and if we expect Matt Feiler to resume starting Sunday night against the Los Angeles Chargers. After talking a little about how good the Chargers are on first down this season, Alex and I welcome Eric D. Williams back to show. Eric, who covers the Chargers for ESPN.com, helps us preview the upcoming Sunday night game against the Steelers. We discuss the Chargers injury situation as well as the team's offense, defense and special teams units. Eric kindly gives us his prediction for the Sunday night game before we let him go. If not already doing so, please make sure to follow Eric on Twitter at @Eric_D_Williams and make sure to read his coverage of the Chargers online here: http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-chargers Alex and I then close out this Friday show with our picks of all the Week 13 games in the NFL against the spread and that includes us giving our final thoughts on the upcoming game between the Steelers and Chargers in addition to our final score predictions. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1093

Nov 28, 2018 3682

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Season 9, Episode 54 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to giving our final thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday road loss to the Denver Broncos. We discuss turnover differentials moving forward and then tackle what Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to see Tuesday about reemphasizing ball-awareness in an attempt to help the defense get more turnovers moving forward. Tomlin gave the Tuesday health update so Alex and I examine which players might be back Sunday night. We discuss what the role of tackle Marcus Gilbert should be if he's healthy enough to return to the field this week and if rookie outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi will or should be activated to the 53-man roster by Saturday night. We wrap up some other Tomlin Tuesday talking points before moving on to recap all that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had to say on Tuesday during his weekly radio show. We go over his critical comments about rookie wide receiver James Washington and more. There's been a lot of talk about the Steelers red zone play calling the last few weeks so we tackle that topic in addition to discussing the narrative currently floating around that the Steelers haven't run enough this season and especially in their last two games. We close this episode out by welcoming our ActionHeat.com as a new sponsor before finally talking about what else happened in the NFL this past weekend and how some of it impacted the Steelers. Additionally, we let you know what to expect in our Friday show before closing things out on this Wednesday. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1092

Nov 26, 2018 4516

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Season 9, Episode 53 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday road loss to the Denver Broncos. Alex and I open with our initial overviews of Sunday’s Steelers loss before recapping the injuries the team suffered during the game that head coach Mike Tomlin recapped during his post-game press conference. We move forward by analyzing the Steelers final three plays that were all goal-to-goal and that includes the final interception by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. After revisiting the end of the game, Alex then start at the beginning of the contest and go back through it as part of our Monday recap. We take time out to discuss several big plays that happened during the game for both teams. We spend a little time discussing Steelers rookie wide receiver James Washington failing to capitalize on what could have been his season’s watershed moment. We also discuss how the Steelers might go about handling the slot position moving forward with wide receiver Ryan Switzer playing well. We take a small peak ahead at the Steelers week 13 Sunday night home game against the Los Angeles Chargers to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1091

Nov 23, 2018 4226

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Season 9, Episode 52 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to quickly glossing over the Thanksgiving Thursday games that took place. The Steelers Thursday injury report is covered and that includes us discussing what might happen should tackle Matt Feiler ultimately be unable to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Does Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin deserve serious consideration for the annual NFL Coach of the Year at this point of the regular season? Alex and I hammer that topic pretty hard in addition to talking some about why quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn't likely getting any strong consideration for the annual NFL MVP award this season. Pro Football Focus wrote about Steelers outside linebackers T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree this past week and why they think the sack and pressure numbers of both are a bit of mirage to date. Alex and I dive headfirst into that topic during the middle of this episode. The Steelers will play the Broncos Sunday in Denver so Alex and I put together our final preview of that upcoming contest as we discuss what we expect to see on both sides of the football from both teams. As usual, we close out this Friday show with our picks of all the remaining Week 12 games that will be played between on Sunday and Monday that includes us giving our score predictions for Sunday's game between the Steelers and Broncos. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1090

Nov 21, 2018 4066

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Season 9, Episode 51 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping what all Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say during his Tuesday press conference. We discuss a few transactions the Steelers have recently made in this show in addition to discussing the team’s injury report entering Wednesday’s practice. Steelers safety Sean Davis and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave are discussed by us quite a bit during the first part of this show as well. Now that Alex and I have fully digested the all-22 tape from the Steelers win over the Jacksonville Jaguars we give you our final thoughts on that game. We discuss a few other items such as something new that Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler showed us Sunday. During the second half of this show Alex and I are joined by Ryan O'Halloran, who covers the Denver Broncos for the Denver Post. Ryan, who previously covered the Jaguars beat, helps Alex and I preview the Steelers Sunday road game against the Broncos. We discuss the ownership battle going on with the team, offensive and defensive play to date and a whole lot more. Ryan also gives us his prediction for Sunday’s game and a preview of what the Broncos Wednesday injury report might look like. If you are not already doing so, plead make sure you are following Ryan on Twitter at @ryanohalloran and read his updates on the Broncos here: https://www.denverpost.com/author/ryan-ohalloran/ Alex and I close out this Wednesday show by talking about the Monday night game between the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs in addition to discussing two former Steelers players who are now semifinalists for the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1089

Nov 19, 2018 3881

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Season 9, Episode 50 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday come-from-behind win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. As you can probably imagine there's a lot to cover when it comes to the Steelers win over the Jaguars and thus Alex and I spend quite a bit of time talking about what went right and wrong on both sides of the football. We go through the entire game start to finish and spend extra time talking about the final scoring play by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. We also discuss the play of the Steelers defense by half and what few adjustments it looked like they made during the final 30 minutes of play even though head coach Mike Tomlin said there weren't really any. Backup safety Jordan Dangerfield was on the field some during Sunday's game and we discuss how he was used. On the surface, outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo was the only Steelers player to suffer a notable injury during Sunday's game so Alex and I discuss what might happen should he miss considerable time moving forward. Tomlin had a few curious game management decisions during Sunday's contest so we make sure to discuss those during this show. We close this show out by taking a quick look at what else happened around the NFL on Sunday and take a small look ahead at the Steelers Week 12 opponent, the Denver Broncos. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1088

Nov 16, 2018 4420

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Season 9, Episode 49 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I open by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers latest injury report that was released Thursday afternoon. We go over the current situation with injured tackle Marcus Gilbert and if there’s a good chance he could be released during the offseason. With it looking like defensive end Stephon Tuitt might also miss Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville because of injury, Alex and I talk some about defensive end Tyson Alualu and how he’s played so far this season. We also briefly discuss if he might be back in 2019. With Steelers running back James Conner coming off a concision, Alex and I have a look at his workload so far through nine games played and if the team is handling him correctly. We also compare it to that of running back Le’Veon Bell last season. We move forward in the show with a quick look at some yards per play stats for the Steelers ahead of Sunday’s game. After a little stat talk Alex and I get heavily into breaking down Sunday’s game between the Steelers and the Jaguars. We look at both sides of the football for both teams as part of our pregame preview. As usual, we close out this Friday show with our picks against the spread of all the Week 11 games in the NFL and that includes us giving our final score predictions for the Steelers game against the Jaguars. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1087

Nov 14, 2018 4732

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Season 9, Episode 48 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I open by talking about the Tuesday reporting deadline for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell passing without any action on his part. Alex and I review the decisions Bell made this offseason and if his plan all along were to sit out the entire season. We also discuss if we think he made the right decision and go over some salary figures of his regarding how much he'll need to get from a team next offseason to get himself back even with what the Steelers were prepared to give him in July of 2017. Has the Steelers situation with Bell and fellow running back James Conner given us a new lesson on just how fungible the position both play can be? We discuss that and go over the rest of the Steelers running back depth and if an outsider should be signed. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin undated the health of his team on Tuesday so we discuss the players to watch for on this week's injury report. We also talk about Tomlin's responses to the numerous questions about Bell he got on Tuesday. In the second half of the show Alex and I are joined by John Reid, who covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for the Florida Times-Union. We spend about 25 minutes with John as he helps us get ready for the Sunday game between the Jaguars and Steelers in Jacksonville. We discuss the Jaguars organization, quarterback Blake Bortles, the team's defensive play to date this season, injured players and much more. If not already doing so, please make sure you are following John on Twitter at @JohnReid64 and read his work online here: https://www.jacksonville.com/sports/pro/jaguars Alex and I wrap up this Wednesday show with more talk about the Jaguars, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger being named the AFC Offensive Player of Week 10 and more. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1086

Nov 12, 2018 3419

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Season 9, Episode 47 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, I open with some news about the podcast. Alex Kozora and I then move on to discuss what happened on Sunday around the NFL in Week 10 and especially when it comes to the two other AFC North teams that played. We go over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday home loss to the New Orleans Saints and the subsequent Monday firing of their defensive coordinator Teryl Austin. Will the AFC North have three new head coaches in 2019? Alex and I discuss the possibility of that being the case. We also discuss the rest of the AFC in the first half of this show and that includes talk about who the best team is exiting Week 10 of the regular season. The Pittsburgh Steelers will next play the Jacksonville Jaguars, so we talk a little about how their next opponent may have lost a few offensive linemen to injuries in their Sunday loss to the Indianapolis Colts. In the middle of this show, Alex and I give our final thoughts on the Steelers Thursday night home win over the Carolina Panthers. We also discuss the collective play of the Steelers pass defense over the course of the last five weeks and if the jury should still be out on that unit until the month of December. We go over some ANY/A stats related to the play of the Steelers defense. Alex and I slowly go through the entire Thursday night game in this show and we take time out to detail several big plays that happened on both side of the football in addition to talking about a few individual performances. We wrap up this Monday show by talking some about the state of the Steelers offense, the status of running back Le’Veon Bell with Tuesday’s deadline now a little more than 24 hours away, and a few other smaller talking points. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1085

Nov 9, 2018 4171

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Season 9, Episode 46 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night home blowout of the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field. Alex and I slowly go through the entire Thursday night game in this show and we take time out to detail several big plays that happened on both side of the football in addition to talking about a few individual performances. We go over how and why the Thursday night game got away from the Panthers and quickly review the play of the Steelers defense over the course of their five-game winning streak. Steelers running back James Conner was apparently the only player to get injured Thursday night as he ended the contest in concussion protocol. With the Steelers now on a mini bye week of sorts, Alex and I discuss if there’s any way whatsoever the Steelers will have a letdown game next Sunday on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Later in this Friday episode Alex and I pick the rest of the Week 10 games in the NFL using the lines provided to us by show sponsor mybookie.ag. We close out this episode by talking some about wide receiver Antonio Brown and his Thursday morning speeding ticket and give the latest info on running back Le’Veon Bell with the Tuesday deadline for him to report now just a matter of days away. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1084

Nov 7, 2018 4694

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Season 9, Episode 45 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to previewing the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night home game against the Carolina Panthers. David and I spend a lot of time early in this show discussing the season that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has had to date and how new offensive coordinator Norv Turner has played as big role in that. We discuss a few things that Newton has done so far this season that have stuck out on tape. We go over the Steelers Tuesday injury report and talk a little about what head coach Mike Tomlin had to say on Monday about how the defense might use safeties Terrell Edmunds and Morgan Burnett moving forward into the second half of the regular season. Will the Steelers use a lot of dime package personnel Thursday night? How will inside linebackers Vince Williams and Jon Bostic both be used? We discuss those topics. During the second half of this Wednesday show David and I are joined by Joseph Persons, who covers the Panthers for The Athletic. We gets Joseph's insight on the Panthers ahead of the Thursday night game and get him to predict a winner of the contest at the end of the interview. If you are not already doing so, please follow Joseph on Twitter at @josephperson and read his work online here: https://theathletic.com/carolina/ David and I close things out on this Wednesday with our own predictions for the Thursday night game and also discuss the Wednesday report that the Steelers attempted to sign free agent edge-rusher Bruce Irvin recently before he inked with the Atlanta Falcons. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1083

Nov 5, 2018 4416

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Season 9, Episode 44 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to looking at the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday road win over the Baltimore Ravens. As usual, we jump all around in this post-game podcast episode as we go over key plays from the Sunday game in addition to talking about the play of the offense and defense. We also discuss several individual performances from the Steelers Sunday win over the Ravens. What’s ahead for the 4-5 Ravens moving forward? We discuss their situation as they head into their bye week. We also talk a little about what all the Cincinnati Bengals face coming out of their Week 9 bye. The Steelers will host the Carolina Panthers Thursday night so with this being a short week, David and I take a tiny look ahead at that matchup. We go over the Steelers injury situation coming out of their Sunday game and discuss a few induvial snap counts from that contest. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1082

Nov 3, 2018 3421

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Season 9, Episode 43 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Saturday show, David Todd and I get right to looking at the Pittsburgh Steelers final injury report for the Week 9 Sunday game against the Baltimore Ravens that was released on Friday. That discussion leads to us talking more about the futures of two of the Steelers offensive linemen, guard Ramon Foster and tackle Marcus Gilbert, past this season. The ravens certainly have a banged-up team entering Sunday’s game against the Steelers, so David and I recap their Friday injury report and how it plays in the favor of Pittsburgh. How will the Steelers attack the Ravens offensively and defensively on Sunday? David and I attempt to answer those questions in addition to spending a lot of time reviewing how the Steelers dime package played in the team’s Week 8 home win over the Cleveland Browns. We discuss who might start opposite cornerback Joe Haden on Sunday and if any following around will take place. We discuss a few different narratives we could possibly be discussing Monday morning depending on what happens Sunday afternoon in Baltimore. We move on to give you your weekly dosed of talk about running back Le’Veon Bell with his final deadline nearing. David and I close this show with our picks of all the week 9 games against the spread using the lines provided by show sponsor mybookie.ag. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1081

Oct 31, 2018 4172

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Season 9, Episode 42 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd is back in the main chair and we get things started by giving some final thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 8 Sunday home win over the Cleveland Browns. We talk about the Browns firing both head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley on Monday and if the latter got the raw end of the deal during his short time in Cleveland. We talk about the immediate futures of Steelers wide receiver James Washington and cornerback Artie Burns following both players being effectively benched this past weekend against the Browns. We also go over the Steelers short injury report leading into Week 9. David and I are joined in the middle of this show once again by John Eisenberg, who covers the Baltimore Ravens for the team’s official website. As usual, John helps us get an early preview of the Steelers upcoming game against the Ravens knocked out in the middle of the week. We talk offense, defense and more before John gives us his prediction for Sunday’s game in Baltimore Make sure you follow John on Twitter at @BmoreEisenberg and read his work online at BaltimoreRavens.com. You can also buy his new book online at this link. David and I then move on to discuss a few things related to this year’s trade deadline and that leads to us taking a quick look back at the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft now that a few early selections have been traded over the course of the last few weeks. We end things by quickly discussing the Jacksonville Jaguars signing former Steelers quarterback Landry Jones on Wednesday as well as going back over the touchdown scoring play the Steelers had against the Browns at the end of the first half. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1080

Oct 29, 2018 4411

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Season 9, Episode 41 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get right to talking about the tragedy that struck the city of Pittsburgh a few days ago. We move on to start breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday home win over the Cleveland Browns and that starts with us first talking in-depth about the decision to make rookie wide receiver James Washington a healthy scratch for the game. We discuss the play of the Steelers offense against the Browns to begin with and break down the play of the offensive line and running back James Conner. We also discuss a few key play calls that happened during Sunday’s game. We move to discuss the play of the Steelers defense on Sunday and make sure to highlight the different personnel groupings used throughout the afternoon. We talk some scheme and if the Steelers defense should be perceived as one turning the corner at the halfway point of the season. We then move on to discuss the play of the Steelers special teams units against the Browns and spend a lot of time focusing on the free kick blunder. After taking a quick look ahead at the Steelers Week 9 game against the Baltimore Ravens, Alex and I spend the final few minutes of this show discussing the Browns decision to fire head coach Hue Jackson as that news broke on Twitter as we were wrapping things up. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1079

Oct 26, 2018 3679

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Season 9, Episode 40 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I start things out by talking about if the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday home game against the Cleveland Browns is a must-win one. We go through the AFC to guess how many teams might finish the 2018 regular season with a record above .500 and wonder if the Steelers could get one of two Wild Card spots with a final record of 9-6-1. We look at the Thursday injury reports of both the Steelers and Browns and talk about the latter of two teams having played quite a few overtime games this season. We discuss if the Steelers offense should have the ball first on Sunday and that discussion leads to us reviewing some Steelers post bye week first quarter scoring stats. Several Browns quarterbacks have made starts at Heinz Field over the course of the last several years and so David and I review that list of players in addition to talking about how rookie quarterbacks have fared in their first starts at Heinz Field. We close out this Friday show with our weekly picks against the spread for all the NFL games using the lines on mybookie.ag. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1078

Oct 24, 2018 4036

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Season 9, Episode 39 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I start things out by talking about the chances of the Pittsburgh Steelers trading for Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson before this year's deadline expires. During the second part of this show we are joined once again by Scott Petrak, the Cleveland Browns beat writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and Medina Gazette. Scott gives us a great Week 8 preview of the Browns on both sides of the football in addition to helping us preview their upcoming road game in Pittsburgh against the Steelers. We close out our interview with him giving his prediction for Sunday’s game. Find all of Scott’s work at http://BrownsZone.com and you can also follow him on Twitter at @ScottPetrak. After talking to Scott about Sunday’s game we proceed to cover a few talking points that came out of the Tuesday press conference given by Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. We talk about the health of the Steelers exiting the bye week and other topics. We cover what Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had to say Tuesday about wide receivers Justin Hunter and rookie James Washington. Are we going to find out much about the Steelers pass defense over the course of the next four games? We discuss that topic to wind down this Wednesday show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1077

Oct 22, 2018 4106

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Season 9, Episode 38 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I start things out by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers exiting their bye week as the AFC North leaders thanks to losses on Sunday by the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. We discuss the state of the AFC North entering Week 8 of the 2018 NFL season as the Steelers now prepare to play the Cleveland Browns at home this coming Sunday. Week 7 in the NFL featured a lot of crazy endings to games, so David and I recap a few of those and look at the top teams entering Week 8 of the season. Will the Steelers get running back Le’Veon Bell back this week? Will they start the 21-day clocks on wide receiver Eli Rogers and outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi? We discuss those topics on this Monday. We end this show by taking a player-by-player look at the Steelers defense and essentially giving grades for each. We welcome @RobinhoodApp as a new sponsor of the @TerriblePodcast today and their introductory offer we discussed during today's show can be found here: https://steelers.robinhood.com. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1076

Oct 19, 2018 4046

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Season 9, Episode 37 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I start things out by talking about the presumed health of the Pittsburgh Steelers following their bye week. Will safety Morgan Burnett be anything more than a sub package player whenever he returns to the field from his injury? What kind of role will inside linebacker L.J. Fort have after the bye? We discuss those questions to start the show. The Steelers pass defense certainly hasn’t been great through six games and we have a look at their ANY/A stats entering their bye week. We discuss if the Steelers defensive ANY/A stats is a good reflection of the unit right now being as it is heavily influenced by their Week 2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. We discuss the Steelers Super Bowl chances this season based on the ANY/A stats from the first six weeks and talk about the other six teams who are looking great in the ANY/A differential department entering Week 7 of the 2018 regular season. David and I move on to grade all the Steelers offensive players through six weeks and we discuss the future of a few of them past the 2018 season. What will be a good stat total for Steelers rookie wide receiver James Washington in the team’s next 5 games? We throw out some guesses. We will do the same with the defensive players during Monday’s show. As usual, we close out this Friday show by giving you our picks against the spread for every game in the NFL this weekend. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1075

Oct 17, 2018 4156

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Season 9, Episode 36 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I start things out by talking abut which teams are the best and most-likely to be in playoff contention after the first 6 weeks of the 2018 regular season. We talk about some key games coming up this weekend for the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens in addition to discussing who the top contenders in the NFC might be. David and I talk about the current state of the NFL as it relates to scoring and closeness of games entering Week 7 and also discuss how 21 points allowed by defenses in a game might be the new acceptable amount. We move on to talk some about Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict on the heels of his actions in Sundays game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and try to predict if the NFL will take any sort of action against him this week. We talk quite a bit about the Steelers and things they need to accomplish during their bye week and that includes us contemplating if cornerback Artie Burns should be sat down for a few games moving forward to see if he can be rebuilt. We also talk about the slow start that rookie wide receiver James Washington has had and go over how he was used in the game this past Sunday against the Bengals. We talk about a few other roster decisions facing the Steelers in the coming weeks when it comes to a few players on either Reserve/PUP or Reserve/Injured. We close this show with a little bit of talk about the Steelers running game and that includes us going over the Tuesday comments made by Ben Roethlisberger concerning running back Le'Veon Bell. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1074

Oct 15, 2018 4486

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Season 9, Episode 35 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday road win over the Cincinnati Bengals. We start things off by spending a lot of time going over and breaking down the game-winning touchdown pass from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to wide receiver Antonio Brown. We discuss the legality of the pick that Steelers wide receiver Justin Hunter had on that play as well. We then move on to talk about several other aspects of the Steelers offense on Sunday and that includes us touching on the performances of running back James Conner and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. We also touch a little more on the possible return this week of fellow running back Le’Veon Bell. We discuss play challenging process used by Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and how it relates to Sunday’s game against the Bengals. We move to talk some about the play of the Steelers defense on Sunday against the Bengals and make sure to throw a few darts in the direction of cornerback Artie Burns for his play on Sunday. We discuss a few plays that Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams was involved in on Sunday before giving a few kudos to a few other defensive players. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1073

Oct 12, 2018 5506

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Season 9, Episode 34 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd is back in the main chair and we get things started by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers supposed rivalry with the Cincinnati Bengals over the past few seasons. Will and should the Steelers let cornerback Joe Haden shadow Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green on Sunday in Cincinnati? We hammer that topic once again and discuss the injury reports for both teams heading into Friday and what the Steelers Sunday inactive list is likely to look like. Steelers running back James Conner has played very well to start the season and with it looking like fellow running back Le’Veon Bell could be back in the fold as early as next week, David and I discuss how the team might handle his return. We discuss Bell’s decision-making process to this point and how fans might view him right now. We also discuss Conner’s play to date and if the team should consider extending his contract during the offseason. During the second part of this episode David and I are once again joined by Bengals beat writer Paul Dehner Jr., who covers the team for the Cincinnati Enquirer. As usual, Paul does a great job of helping us preview the upcoming game between the Bengals and Steelers as we talk offense, defense, how Cincinnati has played to date and more. Paul gives us his score prediction for Sunday’s game to close out our talk with him. Make sure you follow Paul on Twitter at @pauldehnerjr and read his work online here: https://www.cincinnati.com/sports/bengals/ David and I move on to close out this Friday show with our picks against the spread of all the Week 6 NFL games and that of course includes our predictions for the Steelers-Bengals game. . As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1072

Oct 10, 2018 4741

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Season 9, Episode 33 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get right to giving our final thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday home win over the Atlanta Falcons. We spend a lot of time talking about the Steelers defense through five weeks of the season and go over a few stats related to blitz numbers and pressure based on what head coach Mike Tomlin said on the topic Tuesday during his weekly press conference. We discuss if Steelers cornerback Joe Haden will be asked to shadow Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green this coming Sunday. We go over a few other talking points that Tomlin gave us on Tuesday and that includes recapping the team’s injury report entering Week 6. We move on to start talking some about the Steelers offense and that includes discussing the quality of the offensive line, the play of running back James Conner and rookie wide receiver James Washington and more. We also talk how good the offense has been in the red zone so far this season. We pay a quick tribute to Steelers special teams coordinator Danny Smith at the end of this show and touch on a few other minor topics such as initial thoughts on the Steelers Week 6 road game against the Bengals. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1071

Oct 8, 2018 4120

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Season 9, Episode 32 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon home win over the Atlanta Falcons at Heinz Field. We tackle what the current narrative is about the Steelers coming out of their impressive Sunday home win and quickly go over the positive things we learned from that contest. We move on to talk in-depth about the play of the Steelers offense on Sunday and especially in the first half. We discuss how quarterback Ben Roethlisberger needed to play better in the first half and how the offense was able to ride on the shoulders of running back James Conner for most of the game. We go over a few of Conner's stats and talk some about what may or may not happen when and if fellow running back Le'Veon Bell returns to the team a few weeks from now. We go over a few other players on offense before focusing some on what we saw defensively from the Steelers on Sunday. We discuss cornerback Joe Haden shadowing Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones for most of Sunday's game and ponder if we'll see him follow around Cincinatti Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green in Week 6. We talk about how the defense did somewhat start slow on Sunday and how they got better as the game wore on. The Sunday play of cornerback Mike Hilton and inside linebacker L.J. Fort is discussed quite a bit during this show and we make sure to praise the play of the special teams against the Falcons as well. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin wasn't happy about a few of the penalties called during Sunday's game so that topic gets discussed a little bit. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1070

Oct 5, 2018 2960

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Season 9, Episode 31 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report and look ahead to what the final one of Week 5 might look like on Friday afternoon as the team prepares to host the Atlanta Falcons Sunday at Heinz Field. We go over the late play of Steelers inside linebacker L.J. Fort against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night and discuss his chances of possibly playing more Sunday against the Falcons should injured starter Vince Williams be unable to suit up. We mix in a few comments from Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler on the topic as well. Is the Steelers Sunday game against the Falcons destined to be a shootout? We give you our final thoughts on the upcoming Week 5 game and discuss how both teams might attack and defend one another. As usual, we end our Friday show with our weekly picks of all the games around the league in Week 5 and that includes our final score predictions for the Steelers game against the Falcons. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1069

Oct 3, 2018 4964

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Season 9, Episode 30 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the latest news concerning Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell. Bell reportedly will report for duty during the Steelers bye week so we go over that news in addition to talking about the possibility of him being traded or receiving the transition tag next season from Pittsburgh. After going over several scenarios with Bell, David and I move on to talk about a few things that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger both had to say on Tuesday after first going over the team’s recent roster moves and early Week 5 injury report. During the second half of this podcast David and I are pleased to be joined once again by D.Orlando Ledbetter, who covers the Atlanta Falcons for The Atlanta Journal Constitution. We get his insights on the Falcons on both sides of the football ahead of the Sunday game in Pittsburgh in addition to getting his early final score prediction. If not already doing so, please follow Ledbetter on Twitter at @DOrlandoAJC and read his work online here: https://www.myajc.com/sports/atlanta-falcons-blog/ David and I move on to close out this show by talking some about the pedigree of the Steelers defense and if we think that unit might be able to turn things around over the course of the next four games. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1068

Oct 1, 2018 4156

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Season 9, Episode 29 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers pitiful home loss Sunday night to the Baltimore Ravens. We go over a lot of what went wrong Sunday night for the Steelers and have a few discussions surrounding the start of the season quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown have had and which one of the two are currently better at playing their respective position. We save some time to rip the defense in this show and look ahead to the Steelers next four games of which three are against teams in their own AFC North division. We discuss changes that might need to be made and that's about it. This is a very depressing show so be warned. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1067

Sep 28, 2018 4441

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Season 9, Episode 28 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the current state of the NFL and that includes us talking about how offensive the game of football has been to start the season. Is there any one dominant team in the NFL entering Week 4? Where do the Pittsburgh Steelers rank in all of this and especially on the AFC side of things? David and I move on to talk about the Steelers injury report entering Friday’s practice and we try to predict the seven inactive players for the team’s Sunday night home game against the Baltimore Ravens. We give you our final thoughts on the Steelers-Ravens Week 4 matchup and talk some more about how well the Pittsburgh offense played Monday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and especially during the final drive of the first half. As usual, David and I close out this Friday show with our weekly picks against the spread using the lines provided to us by our show sponsor, MyBookie.ag. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1066

Sep 26, 2018 4976

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Season 9, Episode 27 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing some of our final thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers Mondaty night win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We move on to talk about the Steelers injury report heading into Week 4 of the regular season and go over a few of the main talking points to come out of the weekly Tuesday media sessions of head coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. We go over the low catch rate and low average yards per catch that wide receiver Antonio Brown currently has after the first three weeks of the season and if there’s any reason to worry about those stats. We touch on a few items related to Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and go over how fellow running back James Conner has done filling in for him. We also talk briefly about the jobs that backup Steelers offensive linemen B.J. Finney and Matt Feiler have done recently and how poorly the two members of the Steelers secondary have played. In the second half of the show we are joined once again by our buddy John Eisenberg, who covers the Ravens for the team’s official website. John tells us about the new book he has coming out in October and why Steelers fans will be interested in reading it. We also get John’s thoughts on the Ravens through the first three weeks of the 2018 season and how they matchup on both sides of the football with the Steelers ahead of the Sunday night game between the two teams. John gives us his prediction for Sunday night as well. As usual, make sure you are following John on Twitter at @BMoreEisenberg if not already doing so. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1065

Sep 25, 2018 4631

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Season 9, Episode 26 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 Monday road win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As usual, David and I start with our overall thoughts coming out of the Steelers game and then proceed to go through what happened in the contest series by series. We go over several big plays and moments that took place Monday night in Tampa and spend quite a bit of time talking about if we learned anything new about the 2018 Steelers in their win over the Buccaneers. The Steelers had quite a few more penalties Monday night and that leads to us talking about a few of the roughing calls. We discuss the players who showed up on the Monday night inactive list and talk a little about the elbow injury that Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton suffered during the game. We have a quick turnaround now thanks to the Monday night game and the next episode will drop on Wednesday as we start previewing the Steelers week 4 game against the Baltimore Ravens with our buddy John Eisenberg. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1064

Sep 21, 2018 4276

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Season 9, Episode 25 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the Cleveland Browns beating the New York Jets Thursday night with rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield leading the comeback. We discuss what this now means for the Browns moving forward and if their outlook the next three years is now better than that of the Pittsburgh Steelers. We move on to talk about the Steelers current injury situation ahead of their Monday night game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We also quickly go over the important names on the Buccaneers Thursday injury report worth noting. We move on to talk about the media session that Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had on Thursday and that includes covering a few main talking points and going over some listener feedback on the topic. We move on to go our initial preview of the Steelers Monday night game against the Buccaneers before we are joined by Greg Auman, who now covers Tampa Bay for The Athletic. Auman gives us his insight on the 2-0 Buccaneers ahead of their home game against the Steelers as we discuss with him several players on both sides of the football before he finally gives us his score prediction for the Monday night game. If you are not already following Auman on Twitter, you can do so at @gregauman. You can also read his coverage of the Buccaneers online here: https://theathletic.com/team/buccaneers/ David and I close out this in-season Friday show the way we always do and that's by us giving our picks of all of the Week NFL games against the spread using the lines provided by our primary show sponsor, mybookie.ag. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1063

Sep 19, 2018 4126

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Season 9, Episode 24 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the current status of the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room with the team entering Week 3 of the 2018 NFL regular season with an 0-1-1 record. Has head coach Mike Tomlin indeed lost the Steelers locker room like some media reports are suggesting? What constitutes a lost locker room and which Steelers players might be responsible for it being lost if it is indeed lost? We move on to talk some about Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown not showing on Monday and Tomlin's response to that. We talk about what Brown's agent said about his client's Monday absence and how Tomlin should go about dealing with the wide receiver if indeed he just blew off practice. We move on to talk about if the Steelers really would consider firing defensive coordinator Keith Butler during the season and if indeed that happened, who would take over for him. We also tell you why we think Tomlin job is safe not only this season, but after it as well should the team ultimately not make the playoffs. The Steelers will next play the 2-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night so we go over the team's injury report as of Tuesday and talk about a few other things Tomlin had to say during his weekly press conference. We also start slowly previewing the Buccaneers ahead of us having a writer who covers their beat join us on Friday. The Steelers worded out a few specialists on Tuesday, so we go over those names and discuss if a move will be made with punter Jordan Berry this week. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1062

Sep 17, 2018 5908

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Season 9, Episode 23 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday Week 2 home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. There certainly is a lot to get to in this show and most of it unfortunately revolves around negative play that we observed on Sunday and mostly on the defensive side of the football. After some small talk about the Steelers Sunday loss to the Chiefs, David and I then begin recapping it series by series and that includes us further explaining a few key plays and situations. We talk quite a bit about how well Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes played on Sunday and how the Steelers defense made his job easier. We also discuss how the Steelers looked like they might still win the game after tying it at 38 mid way through the third quarter. We spend quite a bit of time talking about special team gaffs that took place in the fourth quarter and following the safety that was registered. We also discuss a few curious decisions that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made in the fourth quarter and the poor clock management displayed by the offense during their final scoring drive. Are we worried about Steelers kicker Chris Boswell right now due to the bad start of the regular season he’s had? Are Steelers punter Jordan Berry and special teams coordinator Danny Smith safe this week? What about the actions of Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown during Sunday's game? We discuss those topics in addition to looking at what the Steelers face schedule-wise between now and their bye week. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1061

Sep 14, 2018 4006

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Season 9, Episode 22 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report ahead of the team's Friday practice. Will quarterback Ben Roethlisberger play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs? How many snaps will tight end Vance McDonald play in his 2018 debut? Additionally, are guard David DeCastro and cornerback Joe Haden big losses this weekend against the Chiefs should injuries result in both sitting the contest out? We discuss those topics at the top of this Friday show. David and I move on to talk about if Steelers running back James Conner will be spelled a little on Sunday by backup Stevan Ridley and if offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner made a mistake by not doing that in the team's Week 1 game against the Cleveland Browns. We move on to start giving some of our initial thoughts on the Steelers Week 2 Sunday home game against the Chiefs. From there, David and I welcome Chiefs beat writer Adam Teicher of ESPN.com back to the show and we spend 20-plus minutes getting insight from him on this Sunday's game. We go over both sides of the football with Adam and at the end of the interview he gives us his final score prediction. If not already doing so, make sure to follow Adam on Twitter at @adamteicher and read his work online here: http://www.espn.com/blog/kansas-city-chiefs After our interview with Adam, David and I quickly review the Thursday night game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens. We then start closing the Friday show out as we always do and that's with our picks of all the Week 2 games in the NFL using the spreads from mybookie.ag, our new show sponsor. If you would like to bet on Sunday’s games, we suggest using MyBookie.ag. If you sign up for a new account now and use the promo code TERRIBLE, they will match your initial deposit dollar for dollar up to $1000. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1060

Sep 12, 2018 3961

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Season 9, Episode 21 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to giving some more of our expanded thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 1 Sunday tie against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. We talk about the overall game that Steelers running back James Conner had against the Browns and especially his performance in the fourth quarter. We move on to break down the Sunday play of a few other Steelers players and a lot of time is spent recapping the performance of left tackle Alejandro Villanueva. We discuss my thoughts on his play and then look at how Pro Football Focus graded the play of the tackle against the Browns. We talk more about the poor play of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger against the Browns and if he needs more work during the preseason moving forward. After recapping the Steelers injury situation heading into Week 2, David and recap the main talking points that came out of the Tuesday press conference given by head coach Mike Tomlin. That discussion includes us talking about his reaction to a recent tweet by wide receiver Antonio Brown that has since been delated. We wrap this show up with some updated news about Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, outside linebacker T.J. Watt being named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 1 and more. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1059

Sep 10, 2018 4745

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Season 9, Episode 20 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 1 Sunday tie against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. After quickly going over the injury report coming out of Sunday’s road game in Cleveland, David and proceed to give our overall thoughts on what we observed in the Steelers 21-21 tie. We then move on by going over the unique series of plays that really turned the game around in the fourth quarter. After that, we start at the beginning of the game and recap it series by series and that includes us dissecting the individual play of several Steelers players along the way. We discuss the officiating in Sunday’s game and the minor role it played in it. We also talk about a few specific play calls we weren’t fans of in the second half as well. Did the Steelers fail to celebrate the first touchdown scored by running back James Conner properly? We hit on that topic briefly during this show as well. After going through the game with a fine-tooth comb, David and I recap some individual performances from Sunday before looking ahead at what awaits the Steelers this week and what our plans for the Wednesday show are. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1058

Sep 7, 2018 5773

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Season 9, Episode 19 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to updating the latest of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell as he remains away from the team ahead of their Week 1 game against the Cleveland Browns. We address what several Steelers offensive linemen said this past week about Bell remaining away, what the running back’s agent had to say on Wednesday and more. After opening the show talking about Bell extensively, I bring you an interview I did Wednesday night with former sports agent Joel Corry, who now writes and contributes for CBS Sports. With Corry’s help, I separate fact from fiction when it comes to where Bell is right now and go over his and the Steelers options at this point. You should learn a lot from Corry in this interview and as always, make sure you are following him on Twitter at @CorryJoel and reading his work online here: David and I move forward in this show with a look at the Steelers Week 1 injury report heading into Friday. We throw out our predictions for the Week 1 Steelers inactive list and go over some other news items such as rookie safety Terrell Edmunds now expected to start Sunday against the Browns. We give you our final preview of Sunday’s game and look ahead to the Steelers 2018 season as we throw around several over/under statistical predictions for players and the team. We let you know who we like in each division this season and if we think the Steelers can win it all in 2018. We end things with our picks of every Week 1 NFL game against the spread using the lines of mybookie.ag, our new show sponsor. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1057

Sep 5, 2018 5121

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Season 9, Episode 18 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to updating the status of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell as the team waits for him to arrive to sign his franchise tag. We go over all the options the Steelers have this week with Bell and discuss if he’ll be in uniform Sunday against the Cleveland Browns and how much he’ll play if that ultimately happens. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had quite a bit to say Tuesday afternoon during his weekly press conference, so David and I attempt to parse as much of that as we can. We also go over the Steelers current injury situation ahead of the team’s Wednesday practice. We talk about a few recent comments that Steelers Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw made a few days ago about Tomlin and that leads to us somehow talking about the New England Patriots and their head coach Bill Belichick. In the second half of this show we are joined by Scott Petrak, the Browns beat writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and Medina Gazette. Scott gives us a great preview of the 2018 Browns on both sides of the football in addition to helping us preview their upcoming Week 1 game in Cleveland against the Steelers. We discuss some things related to the Browns being on ‘Hard Knocks’ this year and close out our interview with him by giving his 2018 prediction for the Browns as well as one for Sunday’s game. Find all of Scott’s work at http://BrownsZone.com and you can also follow him on Twitter at @ScottPetrak. David and I close out this episode with one final Bell update and some final thoughts. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1056

Sep 3, 2018 4541

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Season 9, Episode 17 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers initial 2018 53-man roster than was announced on Saturday after the team made their transactions. There's a lot of crow eating  during the early portion of this episode as we go over the Steelers decision to cut veteran backup quarterback Landry Jones in lieu of keeping second-year quarterback Joshua Dobbs. We talk more about the Steelers decision to keep Jones over Dobbs and why we wouldn't have. We also move through the rest of the Steelers initial 53-man roster and examine all position groups and players who were kept. After we begin talking about a few possible transactions that might take place in the coming days, the Steelers announce one on Twitter that includes safety Nat Berhe being re-signed and outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi being placed on the team's Reserve/Injured list. We discuss what that might mean for both position groups moving forward into the next few days. Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has yet to arrive at the teams facility to sign his franchise tag so David and I discuss his current situation. A few interesting roster moves and trades took place over the weekend so David and I recap the biggest news from around the NFL to close out this show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1055

Aug 31, 2018 4051

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Season 9, Episode 16 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason finale Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers. The early talk about that game revolves around the play of the young quarterbacks and especially that of Joshua Dobbs. We discuss the options the Steelers now have with Dobbs and what we think might ultimately happen with him. David and I move on to talk about all the interesting final roster decisions the Steelers now have to make by Saturday evening. We go position group by position and let you know who the tough choices are and who we think winds up sticking on the 53 and the practice squad. We welcome our new show sponsor, MyBookie.ag, during this episode and let you know how you can take advantage of a special offer they have provided us. We also use the over/under win totals for the other three AFC North on MyBookie.ag to make some predictions. We close out this show with talk about a trade idea David was presented with and what we thought of the debut of Steelers new returner Ryan Switzer Thursday night. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1054

Aug 29, 2018 3736

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Season 9, Episode 15 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd is back, and we start things off by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers trading for wide receiver Ryan Switzer on Monday and what his addition means to the team. We talk about what kind of wide receiver Switzer is and isn’t based on his final season at North Carolina and how much we expect to see him play on offense for the Steelers during the first quarter of the regular season. With Switzer now in Pittsburgh will the team keep six wide receivers in total? Are both Justin Hunter and Darrius Heyward-Bey locks at this point? We move on to discuss some tough roster decisions awaiting the Steelers this weekend at the wide receiver, running back, punter and linebacker positions. The Steelers preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers will take place at Heinz Field Thursday night so David and I preview that contest in addition to talking about the main discussion points that came out of the Tuesday press conference given by head coach Mike Tomlin. We go over the Steelers recent decision to restructure the contract of tight end Vance McDonald and wonder if general manager Kevin Colbert still has a few more moves up his sleeve prior to the start of the regular season. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1053

Aug 27, 2018 4466

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Season 9, Episode 14 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora once again sits in for David Todd and we get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. We go over the few injuries suffered in the third preseason game to start with and then proceed to discuss what stuck out to us offensively for the Steelers against the Titans. We go through every position group and let you know who we thought played well and who we thought didn’t. After a 30 minute discussion about the play of the Steelers offense on Saturday we move on to the defensive side of the football. There were thankfully quite a few positives to talk about both from an induvial play and overly scheme aspect so we try to touch on all areas. We talk about rookie inside linebacker Matthew Thomas playing some with the first-team unit against the Titans and spend a little extra time discussing the Steelers young outside linebackers. The Steelers might have a 54-man roster to work with for exactly one week so we go over how that situation might play out and which players might benefit from it. Do the Steelers have a punter battle with one preseason game remaining? Alex and I discuss that topic to close out this Monday episode in addition to him reviewing a few possible trade scenarios he recently wrote about. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1052

Aug 24, 2018 4478

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Season 9, Episode 13 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora once again sits in for David Todd and we get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers signing kicker Chris Boswell and inside linebacker Vince Williams to new contracts on Thursday. We go over what the early numbers related to both deals are and discuss the reasons and potential cap implications of both signings. While talking about Williams, Alex and I discuss his play to date and how he's likely top be used on defense in 2018. We compare his play to that of fellow inside linebacker Jon Bostic to date and go over what both excel at and need to work on. We also discuss rookie inside linebacker Matthew Thomas entering the final two preseason games and if there's any chance he sees the field on defense later during the regular season. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin previewed the team's Saturday preseason game against the Tennessee Titans during a Thursday press conference so we review what all he had to say about the health of the team and more. Alex and I discuss some of the things we'll specifically be looking forward to seeing against the Titans. We close this show out by talking some about Steelers rookie running back Jaylen Samuels, Alex's latest 53-man roster prediction and a few other minor topics. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1051

Aug 22, 2018 3391

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Season 9, Episode 12 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to look at the Pittsburgh Steelers injury situation once again as the team prepares for their third preseason game Saturday at Heinz Field against the Tennessee Titans. This includes us recapping what Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert had to say during a Tuesday interview about the expected heath of the tight end group come the start of the regular season. Speaking of Colbert, David and I discuss what the main rubs on him will be after the 2018 season is over should the Steelers fail to make it to this year’s Super Bowl. In the second half of this episode David and I are joined once again by former Steelers defensive lineman Chris Hoke. Hoke updates us on how his post-football life is going and gives us his insight on what all goes into the preparation for the first two preseason games from a planning standpoint. Hoke shares his thoughts on this year’s Steelers defense with us in addition to a few other observations he has about the 2018 team. We also get him to name one strength and one weakness of Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler. If you’re not already doing so, please make sure you are following Hoke on Twitter at @hokiebro76 and please let him know you heard him on today’s show. David and I close out this episode by talking about the one-game suspension handed down to Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers on Tuesday and what that means for him. We also discuss the Baltimore Ravens losing cornerback Jimmy Smith for the first four games of the 2018 regular season to a suspension. Colbert had a few things to say Tuesday about a few undrafted rookies on the 90-man roster so we recap those quotes for you. Finally, we discuss a recent national prediction by an NFL analyst that includes him thinking the Steelers will make it to this year’s Super Bowl. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1050

Aug 20, 2018 3629

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Season 9, Episode 11 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to look at the Pittsburgh Steelers injury situation entering this week. We talk some about tight end Vance McDonald and outside linebacker T.J. Watt both being sidelined most of training camp and much, much more. After reviewing several more emails we received from some of our female listeners, David and I focus on my recent contextualizations of the play of outside linebacker Bud Dupree and quarterback Joshua Dobbs against the Green Bay Packers Thursday night. My post really upset Dupree and so David and I discuss that aspect as well. David and I talk some about what the first two preseason games mean and how they're approached. We discuss a few of the questions related to that topic that we plan on asking former Steelers nose tackle Chris Hoke on Wednesday when he joins the show. How much emphasis should be put on the pass protection of running backs at the NFL level? We discuss that topic in addition to wondering if new Steelers safety Nat Berhe should be considered a roster lock at this point. David and I close this show out by talking about a few news and notes from around the NFL and that includes a few transactions and recent injuries suffered. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1049

Aug 17, 2018 3601

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Season 9, Episode 10 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers. We start with highlighting the play of running back James Conner and wide receiver James Washington Thursday night in Green Bay and from there talk a little bit more about the other running backs that played in the contest. The Steelers young quarterbacks were the main focal point Thursday night and we tell what we thought of the play of both Mason Rudolph and Joshua Dobbs throughout the game. We both wonder why there is still so much fuss about the possibility of not being able to retain Dobbs a few weeks from now. David and I wrap up our thoughts on the play of the Steelers offense Thursday night and then switch over to the defense. The defense actually played the run well Thursday night and the inside linebackers certainly played much better than they did in the preseason opener. We discuss the linebacker group as a whole and if the Steelers will ultimately add to that group this year after the final roster cuts are made. The Steelers real defensive weakness last night was their secondary and the unit's inability to contain scrambling quarterbacks and finish sacks. We discuss that in addition to talking about how the team's first-round select this year, safety Terrell Edmunds, played against the Packers. We also talk some about the hustle Thursday night of inside linebacker Matthew Thomas as well. We go over the special teams play Thursday night and how head coach Mike Tomlin was disappointed with the punting of one Jordan Berry. We close this show out with some final thoughts and also read a few emails from our female listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1048

Aug 15, 2018 3536

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Season 9, Episode 9 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get things started by talking a little bit about our listenership demographics and their social media usage. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their second preseason game of 2018 on the road Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers, so David and I preview that contest for you. We look at which players will and wont play and how we think and hope the rotation at the quarterback and wide receiver positions work out Thursday night. We also tell you what wee are looking for from the Steelers defense Thursday night. We go over several comments made Tuesday by Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and talk a little about a few roster hopefuls as well as which draft picks might not ultimately make the 53-man roster now that we have the team’s training camp behind us. Who will be the Steelers punt returner to start the regular season? Should cornerback Cameron Sutton be given a chance to win that job during the remainder of the preseason? David and I discuss that topic for a bit. We end this show by talking about the Cleveland Browns but only first discussing the recent clown comment made by Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown about Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. We talk about how Tomlin might handle that. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2018 Training Camp - Episode 13

Aug 15, 2018 3999

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Welcome back. This is the thirteenth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2018 training camp practices. It's Tuesday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Latrobe Memorial Stadium earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. we also put a wrap on the Steelers 2018 during this show In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Tuesday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1047

Aug 13, 2018 2906

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Season 9, Episode 8 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get things started by talking a little bit more about the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game of 2018 against the Philadelphia Eagles as he adds some his analysis on top of what Alex Kozora and I put out there on Friday. We discuss the play of the Steelers young quarterbacks Thursday night in addition to going over the younger offensive players who contributions against the Eagles at both the running back and wide receiver positions. Are any of the Steelers draft picks selected in the fifth-round or later currently locks to make the 53-man roster? We discuss that topic in addition to David sharing his concerns about what he saw on the defensive side football Thursday night against the Eagles. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert both had Monday morning radio interviews, so we discuss a few of the things each had to say. We talk about the Steelers recent signings of offensive linemen in this episode as well. We slowly start looking ahead to the Steelers second preseason game that will take place Thursday night on the road against the Green Bay Packers to close out this show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2018 Training Camp - Episode 12

Aug 13, 2018 1693

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Welcome back. This is the twelfth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2018 training camp practices. It's Sunday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Sunday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2018 Training Camp - Episode 11

Aug 12, 2018 2251

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Welcome back. This is the eleventh of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2018 training camp practices. It's Saturday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Saturday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1046

Aug 10, 2018 3051

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Season 9, Episode 7 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night preseason game win over the Philadelphia Eagles. After talking about the lone injury head coach Mike Tomlin discussed after the game, Alex and I start with an overview of what we saw on the offensive side of the football Thursday night for the Steelers and make sure to focus in on the play of the three quarterbacks and the wide receivers. After reviewing what all happened offensively Thursday night, Alex and our turn our collective attention to the defensive side of the football. We talk about the Steelers multiple turnovers the defense forced in addition to discussing the play of several individual players throughout the contest. We close out this show by talking about the reported defective football that was found and removed from the Thursday night game. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1045

Aug 8, 2018 3331

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Season 9, Episode 6 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get things started by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers upcoming preseason game Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, their first exhibition contest of 2018. We go over what Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say Tuesday during his press conference as it relates to the quarterbacks who will play and the injured players who will sit the game out. We move on to discuss what we’re both interested in seeing Thursday night and that includes us going through all position groups. We discuss who we think should play when it comes to the starters on both sides of the football. Steelers rookie wide receiver Quadree Henderson is slated to get first crack at punt and kickoff returns Thursday night so David and I discuss that topic in addition to talking some about how the new kickoff rule might play into strategy and if it will produce a longer return average. We go over a few predictions for stars of the game on both sides of the football to close things out in addition to discussing some minor news tidbits from around the NFL. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2018 Training Camp - Episode 10

Aug 8, 2018 3196

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Welcome back. This is the tenth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2018 training camp practices. It's Tuesday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Tuesday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1044

Aug 6, 2018 3038

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Season 9, Episode 5 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get things started by talking about the article that Dr. Melanie Friedlander recently wrote about the surgery rehab of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers and him likely starting the regular season on Reserve/PUP. That discussion about Rogers results in us comparing the Steelers wide receiver depth chart to that of the New England Patriots. We move along in this show to talk about how former Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant seems to be fitting in with the Oakland Raiders and their new head coach Jon Gruden. We also compare Gruden’s coaching style to that of Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. The Cleveland Browns were back in the news Sunday night with them trading wide receiver Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills. We discuss that move and provide a soft season preview of the Browns with a quick look at their roster. Is Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert already Hall of Fame worthy? Does he need to win at least one more Super Bowl to become a slam dunk candidate? We discuss that topic at the end of this show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2018 Training Camp - Episode 9

Aug 6, 2018 2783

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Welcome back. This is the ninth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2018 training camp practices. It's Sunday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Sunday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2018 Training Camp - Episode 8

Aug 5, 2018 2981

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Welcome back. This is the eighth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2018 training camp practices. It's Saturday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day as well as during the team's Friday night practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Saturday report right here. In the second half of this show we are joined by Steelers rookie cornerback Trey Johnson. We talk to Johnson about the injury that landed him on the team's Reserve/Injured list, how his rehab is going in addition to discussing several other things such as his position flexibility, path to the NFL, and career at Villanova. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1043

Aug 3, 2018 3173

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Season 9, Episode 4 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get things started by talking about football now being back with the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame game being played Thursday night. We go over the Pittsburgh Steelers updated training camp list of injured players that now includes wide receiver Antonio Brown. Additionally, we talk about the Steelers transactions that took place on Thursday and quickly profile new tight end Bucky Hodges. Will wide receiver Eli Rogers start the 2018 regular season on the Steelers Reserve/PUP list? David and I discuss the possibility of that happening based entirely on when he had his ACL surgery and what general manager Kevin Colbert had to say about the former undrafted free agent a few days ago. The implementation of the new helmet lowering rule is sure to be a talking point during the preseason so David and I hit on that subject and how it is written. The Steelers had two players rank high on Pro Football Focus for their special teams play last season so David and I go over who they are in addition to a few other current players and what their impacts may or not be on special teams in 2018. We close this show out with a look ahead at the Steelers Friday Night Lights practice that will take place later in the evening. We also discuss how many offensive snaps quarterback Landry Jones should and ultimately will play during the preseason. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2018 Training Camp - Episode 7

Aug 3, 2018 2314

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Welcome back. This is the seventh of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2018 training camp practices. It's Thursday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Thursday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - 2018 Training Camp - Episode 6

Aug 2, 2018 2461

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Welcome back. This is the sixth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2018 training camp practices. It's Wednesday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Wednesday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1042

Aug 1, 2018 3801

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Season 9, Episode 3 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get things started by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers possibly extending the contract of kicker Chris Boswell between now and the start of the regular season. We review his path to the Steelers a few years ago and more. Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was working on his hand strength in a strip club a few nights ago so David and I discuss the reaction to that in addition to how he’s likely viewed now by most of the team’s fanbase. How important is the first third of training camp related to the remaining two-thirds? We try to have a conversation about that in addition to going over how hard it is to get new players up-to-speed after camp and the preseason is over. That stems from a few quotes Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert recently had concerning the possibility of the team signing another veteran inside linebacker at some point. Will the Steelers cornerbacks switch sides more in 2018? We have a brief conversation about that topic. We go over a few league-wide stats related to team’s who keep three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster as a continuation of our Monday talk about Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - 2018 Training Camp - Episode 5

Jul 31, 2018 2451

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Welcome back. This is the fifth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2018 training camp practices. It’s Monday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex’s Monday report right here. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1041

Jul 30, 2018 3121

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Season 9, Episode 2 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get things started by talking about the injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster over the weekend and he dodged a big bullet. We talk about Foster’s play last season and how Pro Football Focus graded him. We also discuss his future past the 2018 season. The Steelers suffered a few more injuries during their Sunday training camp practice so we review all of them and what head coach Mike Tomlin had to say. We go over a few of the early prime training camp observations through four practices and talk more about the battle between inside linebackers Tyler Matakevich and Jon Bostic and how it compares to the one that took place in 2002. We go over the Steelers depth chart at the quarterback position behind starter Ben Roethlisberger and what might happen to Joshua Dobbs should he fail to make the 53-man roster this year. We briefly discuss Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown wanting the team to sign former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ 7ghu6g9z

Terrible Podcast - 2018 Training Camp - Episode 4

Jul 30, 2018 2416

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Welcome back. This is the fourth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2018 training camp practices. It's Sunday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Sunday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Terrible Podcast - 2018 Training Camp - Episode 3

Jul 29, 2018 2338

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Welcome back. This is the third of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2018 training camp practices. It's Saturday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Saturday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Terrible Podcast - 2018 Training Camp - Episode 2

Jul 28, 2018 2208

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Welcome back. This is the second of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2018 training camp practices. It's Friday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Friday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1040

Jul 27, 2018 5001

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Season 9, Episode 1 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get things started by taking a quick look back at how this show originally came about and how we think it has evolved over the years. After reminiscing a little, David and I move on to talk about the opening of the 2018 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp and that includes going over the main talking points from reporting day. We discuss the coaching of Mike Tomlin and how he has handled his recent criticism from former outside linebacker James Harrison. As part of that discussion we discuss how Tomlin differs from New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. We go over what transpired on the fields of Saint Vincent College Thursday afternoon and if there were any real surprises during the team’s first training camp practice of 2018. We go over the early camp transactions and that includes the team re-signing wide receiver Eli Rogers. Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley recently signed a lucrative contract extension, so David and I review his deal specifics and compare them to the offer we think Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell recently turned down. The Steelers hope to have defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt and Cameron Heyward on the field together a lot more than they have the last two seasons. I have some interesting snap counts for us together related to that topic to go over. How worried are we about the Steelers defense in 2018? We go over our concerns and if we feel the unit has a chance to be top-10 in 2018. We talk about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger arriving fit and trim this year and discuss a few more players the Steelers need solid efforts and full health from in 2018. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - 2018 Training Camp - Episode 1

Jul 27, 2018 3441

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Welcome back. This is the first of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2018 training camp practices. It's Thursday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Thursday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1039

Jul 25, 2018 01:11:20

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Season 8, Episode 127 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, David Todd is back in the main chair and we get things started by talking about the rules of the training camp Active PUP list. From there, we talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers still trying to sign safety Terrell Edmunds, the team’s first round draft pick, with training camp reporting day being Wednesday. Free agent wide receiver Eli Rogers is currently on the visit trail and so David and I discuss his plight to find a new team and why it is that he maybe hasn’t re-signed with the Steelers. From there, we discuss this year’s wide receiver depth chart with camp about to get underway. On Monday I released my final 53-man roster prediction ahead of training camp starting and David and I quickly review it. We also cover the top storylines for the Steelers that we’ll be watching over the course of the next several weeks. Is this year’s group of undrafted free agents the best the Steelers have had in several years? We discuss that topic in addition to talking about how just one UDFA has managed to make the Steelers initial 53-man roster in a span of the last four seasons. ESPN.com released their annual QB rankings on Tuesday so David and I go over where Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finished in the poll and give our thoughts on the entire list of 32. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1038

Jul 21, 2018 01:37:50

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Season 8, Episode 126 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd again and we get right to talking more about the Pittsburgh Steelers failing to come to terms with running back Le’Veon Bell on a contract extension earlier this week. We discuss several new numbers related to Bell’s failed deal that have come in and go over several things that the running back’s agent has said during interviews since Monday. We look forward at the Steelers potential running back group in 2019 as well. We also make sure to shoot down some recent speculation about Bell put out there by some well-known NFL insiders. Former Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison made some media rounds on Thursday so we go over a few things he said about head coach Mike Tomlin. Former Steelers tackle Max Starks recently had a few interesting things to say about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, so we go over his comments. Quarterback Joshua Dobbs talked recently about the scheme the new Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner is expected to run so we go over his quotes. We also talk about the gap between how the NFL and college is closing. Alex and I preview the Steelers defensive line group late in this episode and then take some listener questions that came in via the Twitter machine. We close the show with a quick recap about the joint statement released Thursday by the NFL and NFLPA concerning the anthem policy. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1037

Jul 18, 2018 01:06:50

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Season 8, Episode 125 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, David Todd is back in the main chair again and we get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers failing to come to terms with running back Le'Veon Bell on a long-term contract extension by the Monday 4:00 p.m. deadline. We discuss why Bell likely didn't take the reported deal from the Steelers and go over the early numbers being thrown around. We discuss what options the Steelers have with Bell moving forward and what kind of money he might look to get from another team during the 2019 free agent signing period. We go over a few things that Adam Schefter of ESPN had to say about Bell Monday morning and specifically discuss his speculation that Bell might sit out games in 2018. With Bell likely out of the picture until the start of the regular season, David and I discuss the two other younger running backs on the roster we hope to see play extensively during the preseason. We talk about what the Steelers running back situation might look like in 2019 and if the team will ultimately spend an early-round draft pick on one. We close out this show by talking about the Steelers possibly signing kicker Chris Boswell to an extension during training camp in addition to discussing former Steelers defensive tackle Gabriel Rivera, who passed away Monday night at 57. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1036

Jul 14, 2018 01:20:24

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Season 8, Episode 124 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd again and we get right to giving our final thoughts on Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell ahead of Monday’s contract extension deadline. We move on to recap an extensive stat study I did on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as it relates to his end zone throws the last five years. We also discuss other red zone issues the Steelers have had and if we can put our fingers on exactly what elements need to be improved starting in 2018. The Steelers pass defense was horrible in 2017 when it came to defending against passes of 20 yards or longer. Alex and I review the stats and speculate on if those numbers will improve in 2018. Will safety Terrell Edmunds or wide receiver James Washington win the Steelers Rookie of the Year award in 2018? We discuss that topic and if Washington can easily beat the stats registered in 2017 by wide receiver Martavis Bryant. We move on to preview the Steelers offensive line position group ahead of training camp getting underway. We talk extensively about the backend of the offensive line depth chart and which players are most-likely to make the final 53-man roster. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1035

Jul 11, 2018 01:10:00

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Season 8, Episode 123 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd again and we get right to talking about the quickly approaching contract deadline for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell. I have now contextualizing all the receptions made during the 2017 season at North Carolina State by Steelers rookie running Jaylen Samuels and Alex and I go over what the tape shows regarding where he caught most of his passes and where he lined up at. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger didn’t have a great statistical 2017 season overall when it came to his red zone pass attempts into the end zone. Alex and I go over the numbers and wonder if this is an issue that needs further examining. We move on to preview the Steelers wide receiver position group ahead of training camp getting underway. We talk extensively about the backend of the wide receiver depth chart and which players are most-likely to make the final 53-man roster. Will the Steelers have anything to do with this year’s supplemental draft? Alex and I briefly discuss that topic once again. 2018 figures to be a crucial year for Steelers tight end Xavier Grimble and we go over what he’s done so far during his career and what we hope he shows this year during training camp and the preseason. We close out this episode by answering a few listener questions that came in via Twitter. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1034

Jul 7, 2018 01:25:56

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Season 8, Episode 122 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd again and we get right to talking more about the Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback battle between Landry Jones and Mason Rudolph and if the rookie has a legitimate shot at winning it. Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva has an impressive streak going when it comes to consecutive games started at left tackle. We tell you why it’s impressive when it comes to Steelers history as part of this segment. Did former Steelers guard Alan Faneca miss out on an All-Pro award in 2003 because he switched to left tackle? We discuss that topic and how it relates to Faneca’s push to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Alex and I contextualize a recent stats-related tweet sent out by Pro Football Focus concerning the passes caught last season by Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell. We move on to preview the Steelers tight end position group ahead of training camp getting underway. We talk extensively about Vance McDonald, Jesse James, and Xavier Grimble in addition to the other young tight ends currently on the 90-man roster. We close this episode out with an interview with former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch. Charlie gives us insight on Rudolph’s arm strength entering the NFL, the battle for the backup job this summer in addition to some thoughts on Jones and Joshua Dobbs. Charlie also talks some about how things transpired in 2004 when Ben Roethlisberger was a rookie as well what happened with the quarterback depth chart in 2010. We get him to also talk some about his final career start in 2012 against the Baltimore Ravens. This is a great interview and you won’t want to miss it. Make sure you are also following Charlie on Twitter at @CharlieBatch16 and watch him during the preseason on KDKA-TV. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1033

Jul 4, 2018 01:03:45

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Season 8, Episode 121 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd again and we get right to previewing the Pittsburgh Steelers running back group with the start of training camp less than a month away. Has there ever been a running back that started his career with the Steelers who went on to have continued success after leaving Pittsburgh? We discuss that topic briefly. What kind of red zone threat will Steelers rookie wide receiver James Washington be in the NFL? We go over his college production in that area of the field in an effort to answer that question. We also discuss as few challenges Washington will face in his transition to the NFL. I am currently contextualizing all the receptions that Steelers cornerback Artie Burns allowed during the 2017 regular season and Alex go over what that research has shown us thus far. Former NFL players turned analysts James Jones and Maurice Jones-Drew predict the Steelers to go 10-6 in 2018 and as part of that they have Pittsburgh being swept by the Cleveland Browns. We briefly go over their recent seemingly crazy thoughts on the Steelers 2018 schedule. Former Steelers wide receiver coach Richard Mann recently had a few nice things to say about wide receiver Antonio Brown and head coach Mike Tomlin, so we recap his comments to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1032

Jun 30, 2018 01:14:10

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Season 8, Episode 120 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd again and we get right to talking about video games and their relation to better understanding football. We also discuss a new video serios that NFL.com has started that is worth checking out. The NFL officially announced the suspension of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston on Thursday so Alex and discuss that and what that means for the Pittsburgh Steelers. We follow that up with a talk about NFL suspensions overall and how they might impact the future CBA negotiations in 2021. I am winding down my contextualization series on new Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and share some new observations I have. Alex and I also discuss how his play in 2017 differs from that of Steelers backup quarterback Landry Jones in 2012 at Oklahoma. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is listed at 25/1 to win the annual NFL MVP award in 2018. Alex and I discuss if it’s worth placing a $100 bet on that happening. We then move forward with our pre-training camp positional breakdowns and start with the Steelers quarterbacks. We let you know what we would like to see more of out of Roethlisberger in 2018 and what kind of numbers we think he can post. We also discuss the other three Pittsburgh quarterbacks. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1031

Jun 27, 2018 01:05:05

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Season 8, Episode 119 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd again and we get right to talking about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell finishing 2nd and 5th overall in the annual NFL Top 100 players rankings. Bell joined the NFL Network Monday night to discuss his ongoing contract negotiations with the Steelers and how he’s optimistic the two sides will ultimately reach a deal before the July 16 deadline. We discuss what he had to say about that topic in addition to him saying he might see less carries and more catches in space in 2018. Former NFL quarterback David Carr left Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger out of his top 10 position rankings recently so that item gets discussed briefly. We also fully recap my offensive players who are buzzworthy ahead of training camp getting underway. Is it possible the Steelers might have interest in veteran edge-rusher John Simon should the Indianapolis Colts decide to part ways with him in the coming months. Alex gives his thoughts on Simon and how he matches up against current Steelers outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo. How will the Baltimore Ravens use rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson during the 2018 season? We discuss that topic briefly. Alex is currently doing a series on former Steelers players who were one hit wonders so that leads to us discussing a few of them he’s already done posts on and a few more he’s likely to write about soon. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1030

Jun 23, 2018 01:04:15

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Season 8, Episode 118 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd again and we get right to talking about Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph and a few things that have stuck out about him while contextualizing all his 2017 pass attempts. Does Rudolph have a legitimate shot at overtaking Landry Jones for the backup job by the start of the regular season? We address that subject again in addition to talking extensively about how the Steelers might ultimately divide up the preseason playing time between their four quarterbacks. Will Matt Symmes eventually become the Steelers new quarterbacks coach? We discuss that topic along with his path to the NFL. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers might be without starting quarterback Jameis Winston when they host the Steelers in Week 3, so Alex and I hit briefly on that topic. Who are the buzzworthy young offensive players on the Steelers roster ahead of training camp? Alex and I build a list and discuss each one. We close out the show by recapping a few Steelers related items written by other media outlets. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1029

Jun 19, 2018 01:15:40

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Season 8, Episode 117 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd again and we get right to talking about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger being ranked 18th on this year’s top 100 players of 2018 list. Roethlisberger talked about his contract situation over the weekend, so Alex and I examine his quotes on the subject and discuss if he’ll sign another new long-term before calling it career. We also talk about the state of the Steelers offensive line entering the 2018 season. Alex and I then turn our attention to linebackers and pregame tape study before having a conversion about the current pecking order at the inside linebacker position. I released my latest Steelers 53-man roster prediction on Monday, so Alex and I review that in addition to talking about if this year’s Week 1 team will ultimately include a player not currently under contract. How bullish is too bullish when it comes to rookie season expectations for running back Jaylen Samuels? Alex and I hit that topic hard and go back in time to talk about previous Steelers running backs and how they performed statistically during their rookie seasons. We close out the show by talking quickly about rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph and his 2017 season at Oklahoma State as part of me contextualizing all his pass attempts in a current series on the site. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1028

Jun 15, 2018 01:26:00

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Season 8, Episode 116 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd again and we get right to talking about the recent news concerning former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant, who is reportedly now facing the possibility of more discipline from the NFL related to the league’s substance abuse policy. After recapping the Bryant news, Alex and I move on to start recapping the several talking points that came out of the Steelers 2018 mandatory minicamp that wrapped up on Thursday. We start by breaking down several things that Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler said earlier this week concerning his unit and that includes comments he made about outside linebacker Bud Dupree flipping sides as well as the free safety position. We talk about the impact a few of the Steelers new defensive coaches might have this season due to each recently spending time at the college level. Will Steelers rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph overtake veteran quarterback Landry Jones for the backup spot by the time the regular season begins like a few media members are already suggesting? We discuss that topic and go over a few things that head coach Mike Tomlin had to say during a Steelers Nation United question and answer session this past week. Alex and I close this episode out by answering several listener questions that came in on the Twitter machine. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1027

Jun 12, 2018 01:11:35

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Season 8, Episode 115 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd again and we get right to previewing the Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 mandatory minicamp that gets underway on Tuesday. We talk about the few non-rookie players who have generated the most buzz up until this point of the offseason and go over players we hope get cleared to practice this week. Some positive comments were made recently about the Steelers rookie tackle by one of the team’s veteran tackles, so we examine topic briefly. Alex and I are working on contextualizing the 2017 regular season pass coverage targets of new Steelers linebacker Jon Bostic this week and with half of them already completed we go over what we have observed thus far. Would Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell really settle for a new deal that averages $14.5 million per season? We go over a recent report that stated as much and revisit the current situation with Bell and his contract situation with the deadline to extend him now just a little more than a month away. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson are both reportedly sitting out their team’s mandatory minicamps this year, so we discuss the situations of both and if either will ultimately sign new contracts prior to the start of the regular season. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1026

Jun 8, 2018 01:14:15

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Season 8, Episode 114 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get things started by reviewing the 2018 OTA sessions that just ended for the Pittsburgh Steelers. We review a few main talking points that came out last week and that includes the possibility of seven defensive backs being used more often in 2018. We also talk about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returning for the team’s final two sessions and go over a few of his recent comments. Pass-rushing guru Chuck Smith had some interesting comments about Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree recently, so Alex and I recap those and talk about the upcoming season for the former first-round draft pick. 2018 figures to be a crucial season for Steelers cornerback Artie Burns and tackle Marcus Gilbert as well and we tell you why. Injured linebacker Ryan Shazier spoke to the media this past week about his current condition and future plans, so we go over what he had to say in addition to a talking about several other more insignificant Steelers-related topics. We close the show by talking about former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens deciding to bypass his Hall of Fame induction later this summer. The Baltimore Ravens and their most-recent misfortune is also recapped at the end of this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1025

Jun 5, 2018 01:02:39

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Season 8, Episode 113 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, David Todd and I start things off by reviewing the recent transactions made by the Pittsburgh Steelers and how an NFL bylaw change made this offseason played a role in it. As part of that discussion, we discuss the future of the two players who were injured last week, tackle Jerald Hawkins and tight end Jake McGee. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has had a busy last few days on social media, so we go over his recent activity and if it is at all worrisome. Brown also recently asked on Twitter to be ranked generationally so David and I spend a bit of time attempting to do just that. That discussion also includes us talking quite a bit about a few other top wide receivers over the course of the last 10 years. The Steelers offense did without several of their starters at various points throughout the 2017 season and David and I go over the total amount of plays run that included all five starting offensive linemen in addition to their three main offensive skillset player, Brown, running back Le’Veon Bell and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. We also look at how those numbers compare to the 2016 regular season. Former San Francisco 49ers tight end Dwight Clark passed away on Monday from ALS at the age of 61 so David and I quickly pay homage and respects to him. We also end the show with discussions about the Cleveland Browns signing linebacker Mychal Kendricks on Monday in addition to talking about if Steelers backup inside linebacker L.J. Fort will make the final 53-man roster this year. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1024

Jun 1, 2018 01:17:48

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Season 8, Episode 112 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get right to discussing the two Pittsburgh Steelers who suffered serious injuries during the team’s second week of OTA practices. With tackle Jerald Hawkins being one of those two players who seemingly suffered a serious injury this past week, Alex and I discuss what it might mean for third-round draft pick Chukwuma Okorafor as well as discussing which other offensive linemen might now stand to have a better opportunity to make the 53-man roster. We also discuss the injury suffered by tight end Jake McGee this past week. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown have both missed most of the team’s OTAs this year, so Alex and I spend time on that topic and if it is a big deal. Steelers defensive tackle Javon Hargrave had some interesting comments this past week, so we discuss those in addition to what his role in the defense will be in 2018. We also discuss defensive linemen snap counts in this show along with how we expect six in total to be kept on the 53-man roster once again. Alex and I both believe that Steelers tight end Vance McDonald is primed to have a career year in 2018 and we tell you why that is. Alex and I close out this show by discussing inside linebackers Tyler Matakevich, Jon Bostic, the new Steelers throwbacks, Heinz Field, and Pittsburgh sports fans. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1024

May 29, 2018 01:08:26

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Season 8, Episode 111 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the new NFL policy on the National Anthem and the fallout from that. In this lengthy discussion we talk about the difference between the NFL and NBA when it comes to the anthem and how the social injustice topic is handled by each. The Pittsburgh Steelers second week of OTA practices are now underway on this Tuesday and David and I discuss how the team will use their tight ends during the 2018 season. Will Vance McDonald play more snaps than Jesse James in 2018? Will James be re-signed prior to the start of the 2019 free agency period? We discuss all of that. Will wide receiver Marcus Tucker make the 53-man roster this year and what will the bottom of the depth chart at his position look like come Week 1 of the regular season? We discuss that position group. David and I close things out by talking a little about the Steelers higher priority undrafted free agents this year and how that group might be the best we’ve seen in a few years. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1022

May 25, 2018 00:58:23

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Season 8, Episode 110 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers first week of 2018 OTA practices that wrapped up on Thursday. We discuss the status of wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster, how outside linebackers Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt are flipping sides and if there’s much to be read into that. We discuss the Steelers inside linebacker depth chart and how veteran Jon Bostic fits into it. We discuss whether or not linebacker Ryan Shazier would have made a difference in last season’s playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars as well. The Philadelphia Eagles finally parted ways with linebacker Mychal Kendricks this past week so we spend a little bit of time talking about his status. We discuss the Steelers need to play better against the run in 2018 in addition to talking about a few other notes coming out of OTAs this past week that revolve around running back James Conner and offensive lineman Matt Feiler. We will address the new National Anthem policy during Tuesdays podcast as we ran out of time on Friday to do so. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1021

May 22, 2018 00:51:55

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Season 8, Episode 109 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd once again and we get right to previewing the Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 OTAs that are now underway. Alex and I talk about what kind of soundbites we’re likely to get out of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the coming days in addition to talking about the absence of running back Le’Veon Bell over the course of the next month and if it’s really a big deal. We move on to look at the Steelers running back depth chart entering OTAs and if we think the team might consider adding a veteran into the mix right before training camp gets underway. We go over a few things we’d like to hear out of veteran players and coaches as the Steelers OTA sessions progress over the next few weeks. We also talk about a few players that might still be sidelined by offseason surgeries in the coming weeks along with one of the team’s 2017 draft class that should be ready to hit the field again starting Tuesday. We talk some about Steelers inside linebacker Tyler Matakevich, L.J. Fort and the rest of the depth chart at that position ahead of OTAs getting underway. We also discuss if a few of the team’s younger offensive linemen will be asked to show some position flexibility over the course of the next few weeks. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1020

May 15, 2018 00:57:58

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Season 8, Episode 108 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get right to discussing the main talking points that came out of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 rookie minicamp that took place this past weekend. Alex and I go over what I deemed to be the most-useful information gleaned from this year’s rookie minicamp in addition to talking about the moves that were made following the weekend event. It’s been a while since Alex has had his turn to talk about the Steelers 2018 draft picks, so we go over his updated thoughts on the class in addition to reviewing what he has learned over the course of the last few weeks about the blocking abilities of running back Jaylen Samuels. We also discuss a few of the team’s undrafted free agents heading into the team’s OTA practices which will begin on May 22. Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell made a semi note-worthy tweet on Monday so Alex and I briefly go over his current situation that includes there now being just two months remaining before this years deadline to sign him to a long-term deal. We briefly touch on the SCOTUS sports gambling ruling from Monday in addition to how many games the Steelers are currently favored to win during the 2018 regular season to close out the show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1019

May 11, 2018 00:42:45

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Season 8, Episode 107 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get things started by previewing the Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 rookie minicamp. We go over a few tryout players that might be worth paying close attention to in addition to talking about a few players who seemingly won’t be able to participate in practices over the weekend due to NFL rules. We go over a few of the perceived high priority undrafted free agents who were signed this year in addition to discussing the draft picks who have now signed their rookie contracts. Former Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox had a few things to say recently to ESPN.com about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and how he expects the relationship between him and rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph to develop moving forward. Roethlisberger has reportedly now contacted Rudolph, so we quickly hit on that Friday news. Is rookie running back Jaylen Samuels the most-intriguing player in this year’s draft class? We discuss that topic in addition to going over how Samuels was used as a runner and pass catcher by North Carolina State during the 2017 season. We close the show out with some talk about banned substance use in both the NFL and MLB and how the Steelers are currently not expected to receive any compensatory draft picks in 2019 due to the way free agency transpired this offseason. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1018

May 7, 2018 01:08:00

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Season 8, Episode 106 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get things started by talking about the Friday comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during a 20-minute radio interview. Was this just Ben being Ben, or too much passive aggressiveness on his part? We discuss that in addition to talking about the comments he made about Landry Jones and Joshua Dobbs now that the Steelers have added another quarterback in Mason Rudolph via the draft. Speaking of Jones, where does he currently rank around the NFL as far as backup quarterbacks go? Can you name 32 other quarterbacks currently on NFL rosters you would take right now ahead of him? We dig deeper into as few other things Roethlisberger said on Friday in addition to how Rudolph has acted throughout this entire brief period. We also discuss the reaction Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has had so far to his team drafting another quarterback in the first-round. After finishing digesting and parsing all what Roethlisberger had to say on Friday, we talk about Rudolph’s play in college on third downs in addition to his arm strength coming out of college As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1017

May 4, 2018 00:54:40

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Season 8, Episode 105 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get things started by talking about the proposed kickoff rule changes that will be voted on in late May. We discuss if they will make that particular play more safe and exciting if passed. The Pittsburgh Steelers placed linebacker Ryan Shazier on the Reserve/PUP list this past week and restructured his 2018 contract year to boot. We discuss why they likely did that restructure as it relates to the 2019 season. The Steelers entered May with a little more than $5.9 million in salary cap space, so David and I discuss how a good portion of that available space is already earmarked for future costs. The Atlanta Falcons signed quarterback Matt Ryan to new lucrative contract extension on Thursday, so David and I discuss what it means to that positions market and how we’re likely to see a few other higher-profile quarterbacks follow him with new deals. I have started to dig deeper into the college tape of new Steelers wide receiver James Washington, the team’s second-round draft pick this year. I share with David some interesting big play numbers related to Washington’s college career along with a few other observations I have made so far related to his play. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1016

May 1, 2018 01:34:15

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Season 8, Episode 104 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, David Todd and I get things started by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers decision to release safety J.J. Wilcox on Monday. We move on to talk quite a bit about the Steelers day-three selections of the 2018 NFL Draft with most of that discussion centered around running back Jaylen Samuels. We discuss his chances of masking the Steelers 53-man roster before moving on to talk about a few priority undrafted free agents the Steelers signed in wide receiver Quadree Henderson and inside linebacker Matthew Thomas. The Steelers 2018 defense is sure to look a lot different from a personnel aspect and David and I go over which players might have their snap counts impacted the most. Which quarterback will ultimately backup Ben Roethlisberger in 2018? David delivers a long rant on why he feels it will be Landry Jones and not third-round draft pick Mason Rudolph barring injury. Will Roethlisberger receive another contract extension from the Steelers before his career in Pittsburgh finally comes to an end? David and I close out this show with a discussion about that topic. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1015

Apr 29, 2018 01:13:23

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Season 8, Episode 103 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Sunday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get right to recapping all the Pittsburgh Steelers selections in the 2018 NFL Draft. Alex and I start with the selection of Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds in the first-round and work through the picks that followed down to Alabama defensive tackle Joshua Frazier, who was the team’s final selection in the seventh-round. We discuss each player in depth and how they fit with the Steelers. While discussing the Steelers selection of Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph in the third-round, Alex and I look at the depth chart and discuss which one of Landry Jones or Joshua Dobbs might not ultimately make the 53-man roster in 2018. After discussing the Steelers 2018 draft selections, Alex and I recap the undrafted free agents the team signed. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1014

Apr 28, 2018 00:46:45

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Season 8, Episode 102 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Saturday show, David Todd and I get right to recapping what happened Friday during day-two of the 2018 NFL Draft. David and I recap the three selections the Pittsburgh Steelers made Friday and spend a lot of time on the first two, wide receiver James Washington and quarterback Mason Rudolph. After talking about each, we discuss which of Landry Jones or Joshua Dobbs is most-likely to be off the roster come the start of the 2018 regular season.  We close out the show by briefly talking about the Steelers second of two third-round selections, tackle Chukwuma Okorafor and they look ahead at some day-three targets for the team. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1013

Apr 27, 2018 01:27:15

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Season 8, Episode 101 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to recapping what happened Thursday night during the first-round of the 2018 NFL Draft. We both give our quick overviews of what all transpired Thursday night for the Pittsburgh Steelers before diving deep into each specific topic. We start with the Steelers decision to trade wide receiver Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders for a third-round selection and why it didn't make much sense ahead of time for either side to do that deal. That said, we were both impressed with the return that the Steelers got for Bryant. We also go over the salary cap space the Steelers saved by trading Bryant in addition to talking about the current wide receiver depth chart now that he's gone. David and I recap the first-round of the 2018 NFL Draft and go over several specific selections. We talk a lot about what the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens both did Thursday night. David and I finally get around to talking about the Steelers decision to draft former Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds in the first-round with the 28th overall selection. We go over the reach factor with his selection and if Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert might have too many boxes for prospects to check at this point in his career. We move on to talk more about Edmunds as a player and how the Steelers might ultimately use him out of the chute during his rookie season. Day-two of the draft will get underway Friday night so David and I go over potential position targets for the Steelers in addition to several players they might decide to pick with their currently scheduled three selections. We discuss the future of Steelers safety J.J. Wilcox with Edmunds now in the fold and wonder if the Steelers might add another cheap free agent wide receiver now that Bryant is gone. We even name a few names. Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier made a monumental appearance during the draft Thursday night and David and I close the show out by discussing that topic. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1012

Apr 24, 2018 01:15:15

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Season 8, Episode 100 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, David Todd and I get right to previewing the 2018 NFL Draft one last time before it officially gets underway on Thursday night and that includes us talking about how much the quarterback position will likely dominate the first-round. David and I discuss a few major media mock drafts that have included the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting a cornerback in the first-round and why we struggle with those. We also rank the least-likeliest positional needs the Steelers have entering this year’s draft. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin held their annual pre-draft press conference on Monday, so David and I go over the main talking points from that. We discuss new safety Morgan Burnett possibly starting the offseason off at the free safety position and the team deciding to pick up the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree. David and I go over my final mock draft of 2018 and discuss a few of the first-round options that seem to be in play. David lays down his bet as to who he thinks the Steelers will take in the first-round and we close things out with a tribute to former Steelers tight end Bennie Cunningham, who passed away on Monday. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Mike Mayock 2018 NFL Draft Conference Call Audio

Apr 21, 2018 01:09:06

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Mike Mayock 2017 NFL Draft Media Conference Call Audio

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1011

Apr 20, 2018 01:05:10

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Season 8, Episode 99 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get things started by talking a little bit more about the recent retirement of former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison. This time it’s David’s turn to give Harrison his place in Steelers lore and him potentially winding up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Steelers cornerback Joe Haden met the media on Thursday and had quite a few interesting things to say regarding the offseason rebuilding of the secondary and what all went wrong in the playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. David and I attempt to parse a few of those comments. The Steelers 2018 regular season schedule was released on Thursday, so David and I take a little time out to recap it and the few things that stick out on it. The 2018 NFL Draft is now less than a week away, so David and I continue talking about the player the Steelers might ultimately make their first-round selection next Thursday and much, much more. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1010

Apr 17, 2018 01:16:30

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Season 8, Episode 98 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get right to talking about a few things that Dave-Te Thomas had to say about a few draft prospects during his Friday appearance on the show. Former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison announced his retirement on Monday so Alex and I discuss that decision, a possible future relationship with the Steelers, and if he’ll ultimately be a serious candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. After watching quite a bit of tape on edge-rushers Sam Hubbard and Uchenna Nwosu the last few days, I get Alex to discuss the two players with me and if the Steelers should have interest in either of them. We discuss if the Steelers will draft another edge-rusher this year and if they should pick up the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree. We go over the seemingly legitimate first-round selection options for the Steelers with nearly one week remaining before this year’s draft. We also talk about the recent Hot 150 that longtime NFL draft analyst Gil Brandt released on Monday. We close this show out by recapping a few of the Steelers most-recent pre-draft visitors as well as Alex’s most-recent mock draft. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1009

Apr 13, 2018 00:54:00

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Season 8, Episode 97 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get this show stated by talking about some recent news and notes from around the NFL and that includes us discussing the four-game suspension of Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. After 22 minutes of NFL talk, David and I are pleased to be joined once again by draft analyst Dave-Te Thomas of Scouting Services for our annual talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers draft needs and players they should consider drafting in 2018. As usual, Dave-Te provides some very good insight on several players at various different positions in this year's draft class. We go over who Dave-Te thinks the Steelers should draft in the first-round if available and also go over several mid and late-round prospects the team should consider. This annual episode with Dave-Te, as usual, moves very fast so you might want to listen to it twice. Additionally, Dave-Te gives information at the end of his interview in order for listeners to obtain some pre-draft reports and podcasts. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1008

Apr 10, 2018 01:12:00

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Season 8, Episode 96 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get right to talking about Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans versus Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. We move on to discuss a few more inside linebacker draft prospects in this year’s class and if the round value they might present is better than that of Evans and Vander Esche. Alex gives his complete thoughts on the Steelers recent signing of free agent safety Nat Berhe and we both quickly review the three-former undrafted free agent offensive linemen the team signed on Monday. Alex and I go over the Steelers up-to-date pre-draft visitor list and what it might ultimately mean based on history of the organization. We talk about ages of some of the draft prospects in this year’s class and if that will matter to the Steelers. We also talk briefly about the rugby player being brought in for a visit on Tuesday. We talk about several other draft prospects the Steelers might have interest in this year outside of the usual first-round suspects. This includes some wide receiver prospects. Should there be more discussion about Alabama safety Ronnie Harrison potentially being the Steelers first-round selection this year? We discuss that topic late in this show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1007

Apr 6, 2018 01:01:15

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Season 8, Episode 95 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about a few unrestricted free agents the Pittsburgh Steelers just recently re-signed and whether or not we think those players will ultimately make the team’s final 53-man roster. The Steelers also signed free agent safety Nat Berhe this past week, so we wrap up some final thoughts on his addition and if veteran safety J.J. Wilcox will ultimately make it to the start of training camp. David and I go over how serious the Steelers draft needs are this year as opposed to some previous years. We also talk about how the contract status of inside linebacker Vince Williams plays a big role in the Steelers needs this year. Will we see four inside linebackers get drafted before the Steelers 28th overall selection? We discuss that topic in addition to talking about Former Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans not running this offseason and if that’s a big deal. How many quarterbacks will come off the board before the Steelers first-round selection and will the New England Patriots draft one of them? David and I discuss that topic in addition to going over the recent trade they made with the Los Angeles Rams that now results in them having two first-round selections in this year’s draft. We talk about the Baltimore Ravens and their quarterback situation for a little bit in addition to discussing some other minor news and notes to close out the show. We also let you know which players were brought to Pittsburgh for pre-draft visits on Thursday. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1006

Apr 3, 2018 00:58:50

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Season 8, Episode 94 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking more about the recent NFL rule changes that were approved. David gives his extended thoughts on the leading with the helmet rule and we talk briefly about the future of NFL rosters, the next CBA negotiations and more. The Pittsburgh Steelers are having a few visitors to start off this week and we discuss the one draft prospect that visited on Monday and the free agent safety set to visit on Tuesday. We go back in time and review the events that led to the Steelers drafting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in 2004 and what happened to the depth chart at that position the months leading up to the final 53-man roster being established that year. I released my latest mock draft on Monday, so David and I go over it quickly. We also discuss the Steelers draft history related college seniors that played in all-star games in addition to talking about where most of the team’s recent drafted underclassmen played and how wide receiver Antonio Brown didn’t fit into that classification. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1005

Mar 30, 2018 01:22:00

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Season 8, Episode 93 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to the recent NFL changes that were passed this past week at the league meetings in Florida. We talk specifically about the new catch rule as well as the lowering of the helmet rule. Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert had an interesting interview with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk this past week and it included him talking a little about the team potentially drafting another quarterback this year and if the quarterback Ben Roethlisberger might get a contract extension this offseason. I put my tin foil hat on and try to parse a few things that Colbert said to see if Alex thinks drafting a quarterback early this year is remotely possible. We discuss where we both are currently at in trying to determine which player the Steelers might draft in the first-round this year. We talk some about news related to one of this year’s top inside linebacker prospects and if a few top safeties might really be second-round talents. Is 2018 the best shot the Steelers have at winning a Super Bowl the next few years? Alex brings that topic to the table. Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is back in the news again this week thanks to a social media comment, so we cover that topic briefly. We also take several listener questions that came in on the Twitter machine Friday morning. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1004

Mar 27, 2018 01:09:16

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Season 8, Episode 92 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about some of the key things that Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin have said over the last few days while in Orlando, FL for the annual league meetings. Colbert has recently indicated that the Steelers are still undecided about whether they’ll pick up the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree and that results in a big discussion between David and myself. David contends that picking up Dupree’s fifth-year option is pretty much a given while I argue that it shouldn’t be. We talk a little about what Tomlin said about running back Le’Veon Bell, wide receiver Eli Rogers and post-touchdown celebrations over the course of the last few days. We dive into more pre-draft talk in this episode and that includes reviewing several trends the Steelers have had in place since at least 2010. We also talk about whether or not the Steelers have a tiny shot at Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith falling to them in the first-round. Would the Steelers seriously consider trading up several spots for Smith? We discuss that topic. I share the many pre-draft thoughts currently rolling around in my head late in this show and David and I close things out with a look at the Steelers current salary cap situation and if the team will make a few transactions after this year’s draft is over. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1003

Mar 23, 2018 00:58:26

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Season 8, Episode 91 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get his first thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers addition of free agents Jon Bostic and Morgan Burnett. We also talk about what those might mean when it comes to the Steelers possibly drafting a safety in the first round this year. We discuss how the Steelers might try to get cornerback Cameron Sutton on the field this year and if safety Sean Davis might possibly have a reduction in snaps. The Steelers have a big decision to make in the coming weeks when it comes to outside linebacker Bud Dupree and his fifth-year option, so we discuss that topic a little while. The Steelers had a heavy presence at the Ohio State pro day on Thursday and that means general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin both missed the Stanford pro day. Can we or should we read anything into that? We discuss a few other pro days both past and future as it relates to the Steelers. We also discuss a few pre-draft visits that are currently planned. The NFL Competition Committee looks like they are making some recommendations when it comes to the catch rule and pass interference penalties, so Alex and I quickly address that topic. We also discuss the Steelers recent decisions to re-sign defensive tackle Daniel McCullers and running back Fitzgerald Toussaint. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1002

Mar 20, 2018 01:11:00

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Season 8, Episode 90 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers addition of free agent linebacker Jon Bostic and safety Morgan Burnett this week and what roles both players are likely to have in addition to how each fit in the defense. Why was Bostic not seemingly on anyone’s Steelers free agent want list? We attempt to answer that question in addition to going over some of his run stop stats last season with the Indianapolis Colts. David and I then move on to talk about how the addition of Bostic and Burnett now somewhat slightly loosen the load on Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert reaching for an inside linebacker or safety in the first few rounds of the draft even though both positions are still expected to be addressed within the first three rounds. In any way, shape, or form would the Steelers consider drafting Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph at 28 overall? We once again address that topic in addition to ranking a few other offensive positions. Will a few of the top four inside linebackers and safeties in this year’s draft class ultimately not be drafted in the first-round? Can a player many speculate as being a Steelers first-round target at either of those two positions wind up being drafted with their second-round selection? We discuss that topic and David wonders about a trade-down option presenting itself to the Steelers as well. Is free agency now officially over for the Steelers? We discuss that topic and go over some pro day developments and possible pre-draft visitors to close out this show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1001

Mar 17, 2018 01:05:00

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Season 8, Episode 89 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about NFL free agency news and particularly about how the Pittsburgh Steelers have made zero moves. We discuss how the lists of available free agent linebackers is now down to the bottom of the barrel and how the Steelers might now be down to either re-signing Lawrence Timmons or trading for Mychal Kendricks. The free agency safety market has been very slow at the start the new league year and that gets David and I talking about current street free agent Tyrann Mathieu and whether or not the Steelers will show any interest in him. We discuss free agent safety Tre Boston not being signed yet as well. The Steelers released safety Mike Mitchell, cornerback William Gay and safety Robert Golden on Wednesday so we discuss what that means for the secondary depth chart right now. The team has also re-signed running back Fitzgerald Toussaint and we cover the meaning of that fairly insignificant move. The Steelers were very visible at the Oklahoma State pro day on Thursday and so David and I discuss the possibility of them taking quarterback Mason Rudolph in the first round. We also talk about the Cincinnati Bengals possibly drafting a quarterback in the early rounds this year and how the Baltimore Ravens are having problems filling up their wide receiver depth chart. We also talk about the Cleveland Browns signing former Steelers offensive lineman Chris Hubbard a few days ago. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 1000

Mar 14, 2018 01:06:10

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Season 8, Episode 88 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the few moves the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to make official later today and that includes them release safety Mike Mitchell and cornerback William Gay and giving restricted tenders to kicker Chris Boswell and outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo. Several big moves have already taken place around the league ahead of the start of the new year and David and I focus in on what the Cleveland Browns have done so far. We also discuss the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals early new year news as well. Will the Steelers make a free agent splash in the first 48 hours of the new league year? David and I are on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to us answering that question. We also discuss a few free agent names the Steelers might be interested in and go over a few others who have already signed with different teams. David and I discuss a few draft other draft needs the Steelers have and when and if they will be addressed. We also talk about Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert being present at Tuesday’s Wake Forrest pro day and what that might mean. We go over the list of 10 first-round pick candidates that Alex Kozora and I came up with last week. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 999

Mar 10, 2018 01:14:05

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Season 8, Episode 87 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd again and we get things started by talking about the Thursday night trade between the Los Angeles Rams and the Denver Broncos in addition to talking about defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. We also talk quarterback pressures to open the show. After running down a Rams’ rabbit hole, Alex and I talk about the recent contract restructure of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and go over the comments made in the last 72 hours by running back Le’Veon Bell. I try to explain why I think Bell will ultimately sign an extension with the Steelers just prior to the July 16 deadline. The 2018 NFL league year starts on March 14 so if the Steelers are going to cut any veterans, those moves are likely to come this weekend. We give you our thoughts on what we expect to happen. The Steelers had a large group of people at the Alabama pro day this past week, so we discuss that I addition to developing a short list of around 10 players we think currently have a great shot at being the Steelers first-round selection. My second mock draft of 2018 went up this past week, so Alex closed the show out by reviewing it quickly. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 998

Mar 6, 2018 01:35:30

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Season 8, Episode 87 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get right to recapping the recently concluded 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. Alex and I discuss several players the Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly met with while in Indianapolis and recap all the position group performances since Friday. We talk about several players we look forward to learning more about ahead of this year’s draft that stuck out to us during the combine. Alex and I have a lengthy discussion about SPARQ scores in relation to the Steelers. We also talk about Leighton Vander Esch quite extensively and why we most of the NFL’s top inside linebackers are 6-2 or shorter. We end this long episode with Alex recapping his latest mock draft that he posted on the site Monday morning. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 997

Mar 3, 2018 00:50:00

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Season 8, Episode 86 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd is back and we get right to talking about several items that Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert covered during his multiple interviews at the NFL scouting combine this week. David and I talk about where the team stands with wide receiver Martavis Bryant and running back Le’Veon Bell as of this week. Colbert gave his thoughts on all positions ahead of this year’s combine, so David and I discuss what he had to say. We focus on his inside linebacker comments quite a bit and how the team will more than likely address the position during free agency. Is Colbert smoke-screening any this week? We discuss that topic. Will the Steelers keep safeties J.J. Wilcox and Mike Mitchell around after the start of the new league year? We hit that topic again because of a recent report concerning one of the two players. David and I preview the combine coverage on Steelers Depot in addition to covering a few other topics at the end of the show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 996

Feb 28, 2018 01:10:05

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Season 8, Episode 85 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get right to talking about recent news related to the Pittsburgh Steelers that transpired since our last show. After talking some about the current situation with running back Le’Veon Bell, Alex and I talk about the recent speculation that the Steelers might trade wide receiver Martavis Bryant. Several salary cap casualties are happening around the NFL right now and Alex and I talk about why the Steelers are unlikely to sign any of the higher-profile players coming available. From there we go over the recent free agent wish lists that Alex put together and discuss if we think the Steelers will sign another inside linebacker prior to the draft. The annual NFL scouting combine gets underway in Indianapolis later this week, so Alex and I do our best to get you ready for that event by discussing several players we look forward to watching that the Steelers might have quite a bit of interest in. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 995

Feb 20, 2018 01:00:20

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Season 8, Episode 84 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the upcoming franchise tag period by looking back over the last 25 years and how the Pittsburgh Steelers have used it and the transition tag. As part of our walk down the Steelers memory lane, David and I talk about former tight end Eric Green and for some reason, former backup quarterback Rick Strom as well. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports had a report of the weekend that included several Steelers nuggets concerning cornerback Joe Haden, safety Mike Mitchell, cornerback William Gay and tight end Vance McDonald. We break those down individually and spend a lot of time talking about the first two players on that list. The Steelers have a few players set to become restricted free agents in the coming weeks, so David and I spend some time addressing the ones likely to receive restricted tenders. We also discuss whether wide receiver Eli Rogers will receive any offseason attention from other teams as he recovers from the knee injury he suffered in the team’s playoff loss. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 994

Feb 17, 2018 01:04:50

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Season 8, Episode 83 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the main talking points that came out of the Thursday interview with Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert with members of the local media. David and I go over Colbert’s thoughts on the weaknesses of the Steelers defense this past season and how he is open to signing an inside linebacker during free agency. We then go over the Steelers current defensive back situation and how the team might ultimately get Cameron Sutton on the field in 2018. We take a little time during this show to discuss how the Steelers should approach free agency this offseason and if they will stay away from defensive players 30 years or older. We discuss how that process should coincide with this year’s draft and even talk about several potential free agent targets for the team. What players will be cut by the start of the new league year in March and will safety Mike Mitchell be included in that group? We address that topic again in addition to going over what Colbert said Thursday about getting running back Le’Veon Bell signed to a new deal this offseason. We close this show out by discussing the compensation the Steelers received from the New York Giants for trading them cornerback Ross Cockrell last year in addition to talking about the compensatory draft pick process and why Pittsburgh isn’t projected to receive any this offseason. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 993

Feb 14, 2018 01:10:50

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Season 8, Episode 82 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about some recent moves made by the Pittsburgh Steelers and that includes some contract restructuring as well as fullback Roosevelt Nix being signed to a new long-term deal. We move on to discuss a few other cap-cutting moves the Steelers might just make in the coming weeks and why releasing safety Mike Mitchell, cornerback William Gay, cornerback Coty Sensabaugh and wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey might not be included in them. The Indianapolis Colts now have a new head coach and so David and I discuss how that process ultimately played out and if it was a blessing. What lessons can the Steelers learn from the Philadelphia Eagles this past season? David and I discuss that topic before moving on to talking about defensive sacks and pressures and how the Eagles and Steelers ranked in both statistical categories. The San Francisco 49ers have had an eventful week, so David and I discuss recent news related to that team in addition to a few other NFL nuggets to close out the show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 992

Feb 10, 2018 01:01:30

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Season 8, Episode 81 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the two new defensive coaches that the Pittsburgh Steelers hired this past week in addition to Carnell Lake resigning. We discuss the job Lake during the time he was the Steelers defensive backs coach and the quality of talent he was given to work with. We also discuss his replacement, Tom Bradley, quite a bit as David knows him well being as he has worked with him on the radio previously. I give David a few questions that I have for Bradley. The Steelers also added Karl Dunbar this week to be the team’s new defensive line coach and David and I discuss his addition and what it means for longtime coach John Mitchell moving forward. After thoroughly discussing the new Steelers coaches, David and I turn attention to the comments made this week by Steelers team president Art Rooney II. We go over his thoughts on running back Le’Veon Bell, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Tomlin, the catch rule and much, much more to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 991

Feb 6, 2018 01:13:40

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Season 8, Episode 80 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about Super Bowl LII and how the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots. We discuss our overall thoughts on if the game was entertaining with it not including great defensive play and go over several key plays and calls that were made. We discuss the aggressiveness by the Eagles, the play of quarterback Nick Foles and what his immediate future might look like. We talk about the running game that both teams had Sunday night and relate that of the Steelers and running back Le’Veon Bell and his price tag. What mistakes did the Patriots make against the Eagles and should cornerback Malcolm Butler have been held out on defense? Will tight end Rob Gronkowski retire? We discuss that and if he’s currently a lock to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Has James Harrison now played the last game of his long NFL career? We discuss that topic in addition to talking about the Steelers 2018 Super Bowl odds as well as discussing what Bell said over the course of the last week when it comes to his contract situation. We go over the results of several Super Bowl props to close out the show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 990

Feb 3, 2018 01:14:32

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Season 8, Episode 79 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles as his team prepares to play the New England Patriots on Sunday in Super Bowl LII. We talk about what this game means for Foles in addition to talking about SB-winning QBs. The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins, so David and I review that deal and what it means for both franchises moving forward. We also talk about if quarterback Kirk Cousins will ultimately land with the Cleveland Browns and if so, how that might affect their draft plans. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will undoubtedly be named the NFL MVP Saturday night and David and I discuss the possibility of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown winning that award had one play in Week 15 gone his way. We go over a few recent signings the Steelers made and that leads to us talking about the season that punter Jordan Berry had. We go over a few interesting stats related to Berry’s punting and if he had a better season than most think he had. With the Super Bowl on deck for Sunday, David and I go over several proposition betting lines related to the big game and several are non-football related. We end the show by giving you our final score predictions for Super Bowl LII and talk briefly about what the Eagles will need to do to beat the Patriots. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 989

Jan 30, 2018 00:51:20

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Season 8, Episode 78 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd is back in the main and we open by discussing the 2018 Pro Bowl and how several Pittsburgh Steelers players performed during it. We have our annual Pro Bowl discussion relating to how the game can be improved and move on. The contract situation with Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell developed an interesting twist on Sunday thanks to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN. David and I discuss that news in addition to talking more about what the likely outcome with Bell will be in the coming months. Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers suffered an ACL injury in the team’s playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, so David and I discuss his future status in addition to several other spots on that positions depth chart. Will Martavis Bryant be back in 2018 and how will his attitude be if that happens and his playing time doesn’t decrease? Will the Steelers draft another wide receiver this year? We fully discuss that position group in this show. The Steelers have a big decision coming up this offseason when it comes to the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree, so David and I discuss that topic and if the team should address the position in the draft. We also talk about the need in this year’s draft for an inside linebacker and if general manager Kevin Colbert will also address that position during the early part of free agency just in case. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 988

Jan 27, 2018 01:04:45

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Season 8, Episode 77 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for a traveling David Todd and he and I get right to discussing the latest comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell about his current contract negotiations as he prepares to play in this year’s Pro Bowl in Orlando, FL. After discussing Bell thoroughly, Alex and I move on to talk a little bit more about new Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner and the changes, if any, we expect to see starting next season. During the second half of this podcast Alex and I talk about what happened at the Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, AL this past week as he was on hand for all activities for a third consecutive year. We discuss the several positions the Steelers are likely to address early during the 2018 NFL Draft in addition to talking about several players who could potentially fit those needs that are participating in this year’s Senior Bowl. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 987

Jan 23, 2018 01:13:00

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Season 8, Episode 76 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the two Conference Championship games that were played on Sunday. We start with the New England Patriots win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and finish with the Philadelphia Eagles win over the Minnesota Vikings. We discuss several key plays and calls from each game in the first 30 minutes of this podcast. Patriots linebacker James Harrison played some special teams snaps against the Jaguars, so we make sure to highlight that when talking about him and former Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount now set to play against each other in the Super Bowl. The Steelers have a new wide receivers coach as of last week, so we tell you who it is that will be replacing the retiring Richard Mann and why he’s probably a better choice than former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward. Will the Steelers place the franchise tag on running back Le’Veon Bell in the coming weeks? We revisit that conversation again on this Monday. We close the show with a few news and notes from around the NFL and make sure to talk briefly about Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix being named to the Pro Bowl Monday morning. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 986

Jan 20, 2018 01:06:23

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Season 8, Episode 75 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers decision to promote quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner to offensive coordinator. We discuss what changes Fichtner might make to the offense and the two primary things he should probably focus on improving right away Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell wasn’t great this past season on 1st and 10 carries so David and I go over those stats and talk about where the blame potentially lies. We also talk about Bell’s recent tardiness to the team’s final walkthrough practice on Friday as well as to Sunday’s playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. With the franchise tag deadline coming soon, David and I discuss if Bell it’s still worth the tag based on everything we discussed about him earlier in the show. The Steelers will have quite a few business-related decisions to make during the early portion of the offseason in order to get themselves in salary cap compliance. We go over what the Steelers salary cap situation looks like right now and what ways they will likely go about fixing it in the coming weeks. The Conference Championship games will take place on Sunday, so David and I quickly preview those contests and predict the outcomes of both. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 985

Jan 18, 2018 01:09:35

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Season 8, Episode 74 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to putting out our final thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday home playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. We go over more good and bad from that game after watching the all-22 tape. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger both spoke on Tuesday and so David and I try to recap all of the main talking points that came from both. We go over Roethlisberger’s QB sneak stats and much more related to that topic. We talk about the upcoming Pro Bowl, more thoughts on possible coaching staff changes as well as recapping the recent signings that have taken place since Sunday. The two known players who are scheduled to have offseason surgery are also covered. The PFT article on Steelers minority owners wanting Tomlin fired is discussed in great detail as well. David and I talk about the Steelers and social media and how safety Mike Mitchell acted prior to the game against the Jaguars. We close out this show by talking more about the team’s needs, draft directions and a recap of how the top three players from the 2016 draft class played. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 984

Jan 16, 2018 01:32:30

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Season 8, Episode 73 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to talking more about the Pittsburgh Steelers embarrassing home playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. We have a lot of bad to talk about during this show when it comes to the offense and defense. We address key points during the game and how despite playing so poorly, the Steelers still had a fighter’s chance in the fourth quarter. We talk about how bad the Steelers coaching staff was on Sunday from top to bottom and try to speculate as to what kind of turnover there might be in the coming weeks. We focus on a few key decisions head coach Mike Tomlin made late in the game as well. After rolling through the game recap, David and I talk about draft needs the Steelers have in addition to the future of a few players currently under contract for next season. We talk about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returning in 2018 and go over all the players set to be free agents as well. We cover a lot in this 90-minute podcast and will have a lot more for you on Wednesday and Friday. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 983

Jan 13, 2018 01:27:12

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Season 8, Episode 72 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking more about what has transpired on the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report this week and whether or not we think cornerback Artie Burns, defensive end Stephon Tuitt and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave will play in Sundays home Divisional Round playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. We discuss the options the Steelers will have on the defensive line should either Tuitt or Hargrave or even both wind up missing the game against the Jaguars. After breaking down the Steelers injuries, David and I move on to discuss the Thursday comments that Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell made to ESPN about him potentially getting the franchise tag again during the offseason. We look at Bell’s situation from several angles and even discuss the future running back market past this season. We finally move on to give our thoughts on all four Divisional Round playoff games that will take place this weekend and pick each of them against the spread. We give you one final quick breakdown of the Steelers game against the Jaguars in addition to our final score predictions. We close out this episode with some final thoughts on who should replace Jon Gruden on Monday Night Football and the offseason QB Camps. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 982

Jan 11, 2018 01:20:30

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Season 8, Episode 71 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking more about the Pittsburgh Steelers upcoming Divisional Round playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. We talk about how the Jaguars offense should attack the Steelers defense in this rematch and if Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Todd Haley should give the ball to running back Le’Veon Bell more than they did in the first meeting. We talk about the season that Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette had and if his stats are a little lopsided. We also talk about how Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has played this season. After 45 minutes, David and I are joined on the show once again by Ryan O'Halloran, who covers the Jaguars for the Florida Times-Union. Ryan gives us his insight on the Jaguars ahead of Sunday’s playoff game and even gives us a final score prediction. If you are not already doing so, please follow Ryan on Twitter at @ryanohalloran and reads his work online here: http://jacksonville.com/ryan-o%E2%80%99halloran. David and I close out this Wednesday show by reviewing some defensive related predictions we made on the podcast during the preseason. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 981

Jan 9, 2018 01:25:50

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Season 8, Episode 70 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to previewing the Pittsburgh Steelers Divisional Round playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. We discuss the Jaguars win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in the Wildcard round and revisit how they beat the Steelers back in Week 5. After thoroughly giving an early preview of the Steelers game against the Jaguars, David and I review some of our preseason predictions that one of our listeners was kind enough to recap for us. In this episode we focus on our offensive predictions and on Wednesday we’ll recap our defensive predictions. David and I then move on to recap all the Wildcard games from this past weekend and talk a little about which teams might move on to the Conference Championship Round. The All-Pro team was announced on Friday and David and I have a few thoughts on that process. We closed this show out by quickly giving our predictions for the College National Championship game that will take place Monday night between Alabama and Georgia. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 980

Jan 6, 2018 01:18:05

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Season 8, Episode 69 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Friday morning story about the New England Patriots on ESPN and if it lived up to expectations. We discuss the differences in cultures between the Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL teams. We move on after about 30 minutes to discuss several smaller topics such as the recent update on Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, offensive coordinator Todd Haley and his response to the New Year’s Eve incident. We discuss a few other minor Steeler related news topics before talking about a few offseason decisions the organization will be faced with during the offseason and that includes whether or not the team will franchise running back Le’Veon Bell again. We go over a few draft needs the Steelers have and a few cuts they might have to make. In the middle of the show, David and I pick all four on the playoff games that will be played this weekend. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 979

Jan 4, 2018 01:12:14

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Season 8, Episode 68 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley and the New Year’s Eve incident he reportedly had at the Tequila Cowboy that involved his wife. We talk about Haley’s future with the Steelers past this season as it relates to his current relationship with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. We also talk about Roethlisberger’s Tuesday comments on quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner being brought back to the sidelines during the second half of the regular season. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference on Tuesday, so David and I discuss the main talking points he offered up and that includes his thoughts on resting players, injuries and more. We discuss Roethlisberger’s passing stats following bye weeks and if he indeed really wants to play the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak is a candidate to become the Arizona Cardinals next head coach and David and I discuss the possibility of that ultimately happening. We also talk thoroughly about the Cincinnati Bengals and their decision to bring back head coach Marvin Lewis and if that was the right decision. The 2018 Hall of Fame finalists were announced Tuesday evening, so David and I discuss former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward not making the cut as well as the potential of former guard Alan Faneca getting elected this time around. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 978

Jan 2, 2018 01:25:30

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Season 8, Episode 67 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday home win over the Cleveland Browns to close out their 2017 regular season. There’s a lot of good and bad to recap from Sunday so David and I leave no stone unturned. We talk about the play of Steelers backup quarterback Landry Jones on Sunday and if he’s now considered one of the top No. 2 signal callers in the NFL. The Steelers defense gave up several big plays to the Browns offense on Sunday and David and I recap most of them. We also talk about how well rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster played on Sunday as well as all season long. We make sure to note a few other offensive players who did good things on Sunday. We recap the Steelers injury situation heading into the playoffs and revisit a recent comment made by head coach Mike Tomlin on inside linebacker Tyler Matakevich later in the show. Former Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison had a decent Sunday debut with New England Patriots so we quickly recap that. The 2017 NFL playoffs are now set so David and I look at the AFC field and discuss how the Baltimore Ravens failed to make the postseason tournament. Black Monday is now in full swing, so David and I discuss which coaches have been fired so far to close out this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 977

Dec 30, 2017 01:34:48

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Season 8, Episode 66 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking quite a bit about the fallout from the Pittsburgh Steelers releasing outside linebacker James Harrison and his subsequent signing with the New England Patriots. We go over the reactions that several Steelers players have had to the way Harrison handled himself this season and get more into the timeline of events that led to the nasty divorce and his signing with the Patriots. Will the Steelers indeed rest a few starters on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns? It’s looking like that might be the case so David and I both weigh in on our reaction to that decision should it ultimately come to fruition. On Wednesday, David and I had an interview with Scott Petrak, who covers the Browns for The Chronicle-Telegram and Medina Gazette, and he gives us his insight on the Steelers Sunday opponent and what Cleveland might do during the offseason. You can follow Scott on Twitter at @ScottPetrak and read his work online at https://www.brownszone.com. David and I follow that interview up with our thoughts on the several team awards that were announced this week. We also go over some interesting ANY/A stats before giving you our weekly picks for all the Week 17 games. After initially ending this show, David and I jump back on the line together to discuss the Friday morning statement that Harrison issued. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 976

Dec 28, 2017 01:11:30

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Season 8, Episode 65 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking a lot about former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison signing with the New England Patriots on Tuesday. We discuss what Harrison has left to offer the Patriots, some potential playoff matchups he might have and if he’s a threat to deliver useful information about his former team to his new team. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference on Tuesday and talked a little about what may or may not happen with a few starters in the team’s regular season finale against the Cleveland Browns. We discuss that topic for a while. Tomlin also had several other comments on key talking points on Tuesday, so we recap those. David and I talk a little about the Browns to close out the show and most of that discussion centers around what they should do during the offseason. A few nuggets from around the NFL are discussed to close out this Wednesday show. We will have our interview with Scott Petrak, who covers the Browns, on our Friday show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 975

Dec 27, 2017 01:06:30

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Season 8, Episode 64 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking a lot about the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday win over the Houston Texans. Prior to breaking down the game, however, we discuss the Steelers decision to waive outside linebacker James Harrison on Saturday in order to activate tackle Marcus Gilbert to the 53-man roster. Will Harrison be back? Should he be back? We discuss. The Steelers really only had one pregame decision that’s worth discussing and it centers around offensive lineman Matt Feiler. For the most part the Steelers played well against the undermanned Texans. With that said, the Steelers defense had problems stopping the run Monday in Houston. We discuss that topic in addition to talking about cornerback Joe Haden traveling around to cover Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and if that decision can be perceived as a slight against fellow starting cornerback Artie Burns. We move on to talk about the Monday return of Steelers tight end Vance McDonald, the usage of new running back Stevan Ridley and how a few other offensive players preformed against the Texans. Is 2017 the final season in Pittsburgh for Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley regardless of how the postseason ends? We discuss that topic for a little while. Will Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin rest some starters against the Cleveland Browns even through there’s still a tiny chance that the team can get the No. 1 seed in the AFC? We discuss that topic. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 974

Dec 23, 2017 01:18:49

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Season 8, Episode 63 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get things started by reading a very touching email that we received from one of our very satisfied listeners. We move on to discuss our level of fandom for the Pittsburgh Steelers in addition to talking about comments both of us made recently about kicker Chris Boswell and his selection to the Pro Bowl. The Steelers offensive coordinators met the media on Thursday and answered questions about what happened during the Week 15 loss to the New England Patriots. David and I focus on several comments that offensive coordinator Todd Haley made about the final few plays of that game. The Steelers will play the Houston Texans on Monday, so David and I get you ready for that AFC contest. We talk quite a bit about the Texans banged up offense and how we expect the Steelers offense to attack the Houston defense on the road. We go over the Steelers Thursday injury report and look at a forthcoming roster move in addition to examining which seven players will ultimately be inactive on Monday. As usual, David and I close out this Friday show with our picks of all the weekend games against the spread. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 973

Dec 21, 2017 01:35:20

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Season 8, Episode 62 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I are forced to talk more about the last several plays that took place in the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday home loss to the New England Patriots because of what head coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had to say to the media on Tuesday. David and I talk about the final timeout not wanting to be called by the Steelers and how the coaches and Roethlisberger all failed at being prepared after the touchdown catch by tight end Jesse James was overturned. We present a few real-timeline examples for you to ponder as we beat the horse to death when it comes to the end of the game topic. Tomlin had a few other things to say on Tuesday about injuries and how the defense tried to defend Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski so we spend several minutes going over those topics. After roughly an hour, David and I finally move on from the Steelers game against the Patriots and begin to focus on the team’s Week 16 Monday game against the Houston Texans. To do that, we are joined once again by Drew Dougherty, who covers the Texans for the team’s official website. Drew brings us up-to-date on the current situation with the Texans and lets us know what Houston needs to do this coming Sunday to upset the Steelers. If you are not already doing so, pleased make sure to follow Drew on Twitter at @DoughertyDrew and read his work online here: http://www.houstontexans.com/news/drewdownfield.html David and I close out this Wednesday by talking a little bit about the Steelers Pro Bowl selections and Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis not returning in 2018. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 972

Dec 19, 2017 01:32:30

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Season 8, Episode 61 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday home loss to the New England Patriots. We start by talking about Steelers injured linebacker Ryan Shazier being at the game and move on to talk about the injuries suffered by wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back James Conner and how the roster might be juggled as a result of them. Discussion about the overturned touchdown reception by tight end Jesse James dominates the first half of this show and David and I give you our very objective, yet unpopular, thoughts on the ruling. We also discuss the fake spike play and the series of events that took place just prior to that. We move on to talk about how the Steelers played on both offense and defense Sunday against the Patriots and how the former unit essentially lost the game with just under four minutes remaining. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had a solid performance Sunday against the Steelers and at the expense of safety Sean Davis. We make sure to recap that matchup as well as a few others and the individual performances of several players. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 971

Dec 16, 2017 01:36:30

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Season 8, Episode 60 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 15 Sunday home game against the New England Patriots. We open by looking back at some past players who played for the Steelers in previous games against the Patriots and how this year’s team seems to be much better from top to bottom. The Steelers Thursday injury report included a few surprises, so David and I recap it and try to predict which players we think might ultimately play Sunday against the Patriots. We also talk a little about wide receiver Martavis Bryant being removed from kickoff returns this weekend. David and I continue to talk a little more about the Steelers game against the Patriots before we pass along our Thursday interview with Ben Volin, who covers New England for The Boston Globe. We spend 30 minutes talking to Ben about the upcoming game and get insight from him on what happened during the Patriots recent loss to the Miami Dolphins. We close out our interview with Ben with him giving us his prediction for the Sunday game at Heinz Field. If you are not already doing so, please follow Ben on Twitter at @BenVolin and read his work online at: http://www.bostonglobe.com/staff/volin David and I close out this Friday show by giving you our picks against the spread for all the Week 15 games and that includes us predicting the outcome of the Steelers game against the Patriots. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 970

Dec 14, 2017 01:15:58

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Season 8, Episode 59 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the New England Patriots losing Monday night to the Miami Dolphins and if we learned anything from that game. After breaking down what happened Monday night, David and I focus on a few things that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say during his Tuesday press conference and that includes us recapping the team’s injury situation and whether or not cornerback Joe Haden will ultimately return to the field Sunday afternoon against the Patriots. David and I discuss the three-headed inside linebacker the Steelers used against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night to replace the injured Ryan Shazier. Will that rotation be used again against the Patriots? Patriots head coach Bill Belichick held a press conference Wednesday morning, so David and I recap a few things he had to say about the Steelers. Most of the second half of this Wednesday show includes David and I talking about the upcoming game against the Patriots and specifically about how both teams might try to attack and defend each other. Our interview with a Patriots beat writer that was scheduled to take place on Wednesday will now be conducted on Thursday and will be included in the Friday podcast. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 969

Dec 12, 2017 01:26:24

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Season 8, Episode 58 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night win over the Baltimore Ravens that resulted in them clinching the AFC North. David and I jump all over the place early on in this podcast but finally settle on talking about the play of the Steelers offense against the Ravens. We talk a lot about the play of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown and the two tight ends, Jesse James and Vance McDonald. Running back Le’Veon Bell was also a huge contributor in the passing game Sunday night and we discuss a few of his touchdowns Sunday night. We make sure to save plenty of time to talk about the play of the Steelers defense Sunday night which wasn’t great at all. We go over how the Steelers tried to cover up for the loss of inside linebacker Ryan Shazier and how safety Sean Davis had a miserable night. The officiating wasn’t great Sunday night and thus David and I recap a few calls and non-calls that happened during the game. We also go over a few questionable play calls and coaching decisions that took place late in the game. We give you an update on the Steelers injury situation following their win over the Ravens and discuss a roster move that will likely take place on Tuesday. David and I close the show by resetting the AFC playoff picture and start taking a small look ahead to the Steelers week 15 home game against the New England Patriots. We also talk briefly about the NFL playoff picture as Week 14 comes to a close. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 968

Dec 9, 2017 01:44:30

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Season 8, Episode 57 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I open things up by talking about the latest information that was released on Thursday concerning the health of Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier. We go over what the Steelers Thursday injury report and talk about Arthur Moats likely starting at inside linebacker in place of Shazier Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens. That includes us also talking about fellow inside linebackers L.J. Fort and Sean Spence. Will cornerback Coty Sensabaugh start Sunday night against the Ravens after being effectively benched for rookie cornerback Cameron Sutton Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals? We discuss that topic in addition to talking briefly about how Sutton played in his NFL debut. David and I preview the Steelers upcoming game against the Ravens and that includes us discussing both sides of the football for both teams. We are then joined by former Steelers defensive lineman Chris Hoke for about 25 minutes. Chris gives us his insight on how hard it is for NFL players to deal with watching a fellow player suffer a serious injury during a game. He also gives his thoughts on the several big hits that took place Monday night in addition to how he thinks the NFL handled the punishments. Chris also talks about the 2017 Steelers entering the final quarter of the regular season and what his main concerns are for the team. After our interview with Chris, David and I are then joined by Dr. Melanie Friedlander, a California surgeon and Steelers fan who has contributed information about NFL injuries for Steelers Depot for the last several years. Melanie brings us up-to-date on everything related to Shazier and his injury as well as talking about his recent surgery. She also talks about how she believes the Steelers will handle updates on Shazier moving forward. Melanie then proceeds to give her thoughts on Steelers cornerback Joe Haden and the fractured fibula that suffered a few weeks ago and when she expects him to return to the field. If you are not already doing so, pleased follow Chris and Melanie on Twitter at @hokiebro76 and @girlsurgeon, respectively. David and I close this Friday show with our Week 14 NFL picks against the spreads and that includes us both giving our final score predictions for the Steelers Sunday night game against the Ravens. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 967

Dec 7, 2017 01:20:45

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Season 8, Episode 56 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I open things up by talking about what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say during his Tuesday press conference and that includes us discussing the latest health updates on linebacker Ryan Shazier. We go over what the Steelers injury report might look like this week based on what Tomlin had to say and discuss the team’s decision to sign linebacker Sean Spence with two inside linebackers currently sidelined with injuries. Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had the appeal of his one-game suspension denied on Tuesday, so David and I discuss that decision in addition to the language used in the original letter. We move on to discuss some final thought from the Steelers Monday night win over the Cincinnati Bengals and that includes touching briefly on the play of rookie cornerback Cameron Sutton. With the Steelers set to play the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night, we are pleased to be joined on the show once again by John Eisenberg, who covers the team for baltmoreravens.com. As usual, John gives us great insight on the Ravens as we all preview the Sunday night meeting between the two teams. John, as usual, gives us his prediction for the game. If not already doing so, pleased follow John on Twitter at @BMoreEisenberg and read his work on the Ravens official website. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 966

Dec 6, 2017 01:16:00

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Season 8, Episode 55 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, David Todd and I open things up by talking about the injury suffered Monday by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier during the teams win over the Cincinnati Bengals. We move on to talk about the few big hits that happened during the game and especially the one by wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Will he be suspended? We discuss. We discuss the play of wide receiver Antonio Brown Monday night despite him entering the game as very questionable due to a toe injury. As usual, we walk through the Steelers game really quick before getting a better look at the tape. We give you our biggest takeaways from what we saw Monday night and we will go through the game in more detail during Wednesday’s show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 965

Dec 2, 2017 01:13:10

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Season 8, Episode 54 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I open things up by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report as well as the first one released by their Monday night opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals. David and I move on to talk about what the narrative will be should the Steelers drop either or both of their next two games. We talk quite about the recent play of Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and running back Joe Mixon this season in addition to looking back at some key offensive stats the Steelers registered back in week 7 against Cincinnati. What kind of season is running back Le’Veon Bell having from a statistical standpoint? David and I break down some of his key percentages from this season and compare them to the rest of his career. Does Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin deserve to be considered a Coach of the year candidate? We discuss that topic briefly. Is Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green the biggest offensive threat to the Steelers Monday night? We discuss his key matchup ahead of the game. As usual, we close out our Friday show by picking all the remaining NFL games on the week 13 schedule against the spread and that includes us having a difference of opinion on the outcome of the Steelers-Bengals game. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 964

Nov 30, 2017 01:20:35

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Season 8, Episode 53 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I open things up by talking about a few things that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say Tuesday during his weekly press conference. Tomlin talked about the chances of a few injured players returning for the team’s Monday night road game against the Cincinnati Bengals in addition to his defense giving up more big plays to the Green Bay Packers Sunday night. We discuss those two topics in addition to how the Steelers offense played against the Packers minus wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and tight end Vance McDonald. David and I travel down a rabbit hole thanks to a discussion about team turnover differentials and we pull up some historical stats related to past Super Bowl winners in addition to great Steelers teams of the past. It makes for an interesting discussion. The New York Giants announced on Tuesday that quarterback Eli Manning will effectively be sat down the remainder of the season so that the team can get a long look at backups Geno Smith and Davis Webb. David and I discuss that decision, how it was handled, and whether or not Manning will be a Giant in 2018. Later in this show David and I are once again joined by Paul Dehner Jr., who covers the Bengals for the Cincinnati Enquirer. As he did back in Week 7, Paul helps us preview the Week 13 Monday night game between the Steelers and Bengals. We talk offense, defense, play of rookies, linebacker Vontaze Burfict and more during this segment and Paul gives us his prediction for the Monday night game. If you are not already doing so, please follow Paul on Twitter at @pauldehnerjr and read his work online here: http://www.cincinnati.com/staff/9573/paul-daugherty/ As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 963

Nov 28, 2017 01:19:21

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Season 8, Episode 52 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night win against the Green Bay Packers but first, we discuss the comments made by head coach Mike Tomlin about his team and the upcoming game against the New England Patriots during an interview with Tony Dungy. David and I quickly discuss the Steelers Sunday night inactive list as well as the few seemingly minor injuries the team suffered Sunday night against the Packers. We finally move on to discuss the Sunday night game and the first half of that conversation revolves around the play of the defense and especially the big touchdown plays they allowed. We discuss several individual performances along the way. After thoroughly breaking down the Steelers defensive play Sunday night, David and I move on to the offense. We both agree that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell, all had a great showing despite the three total turnovers that two of them had. We discuss the drops during the game in addition to a few play calls as well as the game’s final scoring drive. We move on to discuss a few seemingly dubious decisions made in the second half by the Packers to wind down the show. We end things by discussing safety Mike Mitchell winning an appeal of one of the two fines he received in the game earlier this season against the Kansas City Chiefs. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 962

Nov 25, 2017 00:56:30

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Season 8, Episode 51 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get things rolling by talking briefly about the three games that were played on Thanksgiving. We transition into talking about how emergency kickers have been needed the last two weeks and if the Steelers have a player who could at least kick an extra point should something happen to kicker Chris Boswell during a game. We go over the Steelers Thursday injury report quickly and let you know which players aren’t likely to dress Sunday night. The Steelers will host the Green Bay Packers Sunday night at Heinz Field and with that game now at hand, David and I finish up our preview of it by talking about how both offenses will likely attack each other’s defenses. We spend a lot of time talking about the play of Packers quarterback Brett Hundley since he took over for the injured Aaron Rodgers. Both defenses are also discussed, and we note how the Packers haven’t been awful against the run this year. We discuss the Packers potentially not having defensive tackle Kenny Clark and outside linebacker Clay Matthews Sunday night due to injuries and the impact of that if they don’t. We end this Friday show by giving you the rest of our Week 12 picks against the spread and that includes our final score predictions for the Steelers game against the Packers. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 961

Nov 23, 2017 01:18:45

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Season 8, Episode 50 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get things started by talking about a recent show poll that we ran. We move on to talk about Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert being issued a four-game suspension on Monday for violating the league’s PED policy and the fallout from it. We discuss a few things that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had to say about Gilbert’s suspension and throw around a few stats related to Chris Hubbard when he’s filled in at right tackle this season. The Steelers injury report should be short ahead of the team’s Sunday night home game against the Green Bay Packers and David and I recap the players head coach Mike Tomlin discussed during his Tuesday press conference. David and I are next joined by Michael Cohen, who covers the Packers for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the three of us preview the Sunday night game. We talk offense, defense, special teams and injuries during the interview and Michael provides some great insight on the Packers. If you are not already doing so, please follow Michael on Twitter at @Michael_Cohen13 and read his work online here: https://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/ David and I close out this show by talking about the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists that were announced Tuesday night and whether or not we think Alan Faneca or Hines Ward will ever get enshrined in Canton. We also give you our picks for the Thanksgiving Day games to end the show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 960

Nov 21, 2017 01:01:55

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Season 8, Episode 49 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about what transpired around the NFL ion Sunday as Week 11 of the regular season ends. David and I reset the playoff picture in both the AFC and NFC ahead of Week 12 getting underway and talk briefly about the Steelers next game against the Green Bay Packers that will take place Sunday night at Heinz Field. The Steelers made a practice squad transaction Monday morning and David and I wonder if that move might include a hint as to which player might be released on Tuesday to make room for rookie cornerback Cameron Sutton, who is expected to return from the teams Reserve/Injured list. The Steelers still need to improve several things on offense moving forward into their final six games, so David and I discuss that topic and especially the need for the running game to improve. We move on to check back in on how the Steelers 2017 defense compares to the 2008 unit through 10 games played. We discuss the need of the 2017 defense to start limiting the double and triple passing plays moving forward. Is cornerback Artie Burns currently the weakest link on the Steelers defense after 10 games played? We discuss that topic in addition to talking a little bit about the future of Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 959

Nov 18, 2017 01:33:10

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Season 8, Episode 48 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers big Thursday night home win over the Tennessee Titans. We open with a few notes about the team’s inactive players and then start going drive by drive through the Steelers Thursday night game. We discuss the tale of two halves played by the Steelers offense as well as the turnover-filled defensive showing. David and I focus on the play of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the no-huddle usage and go over several big plays that were made and not made during the game. It’s a lengthy walk back through the game but we make sure to try to recap quite a bit and that includes us talking about the use of SkyCam Thursday night. We close out this Friday show by quickly giving you our picks for the rest of the Week 11 NFL games against the spread. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 958

Nov 16, 2017 01:31:15

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Season 8, Episode 47 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 11 injury report heading into the day. Who go over which players might be on the inactive list against the Tennessee Titans and talk about a few recent thoughts from a national radio analyst and former player concerning Thursday night games. David and I talk extensively about the future of Steelers tight end Vance McDonald past 2017. We also talk about if tight end Jesse James has regressed quite a bit this season. Is Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell Pro Bowl worthy? We discuss that topic in addition to his regression in 2017. Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley was a main talking point this past week thanks to his Sunday sideline outburst so David and spend some time again talking about if he is hurting the offense as much as most fans thinks he is. We talk about some of the things the New England Patriots do on offense and if the Steelers have the personnel to copy it. Will the Steelers use more no-huddle Thursday night at home? We go over some numbers from this season and previous seasons related to the use of it. The Steelers will play the Titans Thursday night so we welcome David Boclair back to the show again on Wednesday to help preview the game. David covers the Titans for Boclair Sports and the Nashville Post. We discuss both sides of the football ahead of the Thursday night game and get his final score prediction to close out the interview. If you are not already doing so, please follow David on Twitter at @BoclairSports and read his work online here: http://nashvillecitypaper.com/sports As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 957

Nov 14, 2017 01:16:08

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Season 8, Episode 46 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers week 10 win over the Indianapolis Colts and that includes us starting with the key injury suffered during the game. David and I discuss the broken fibula suffered by cornerback Joe Haden and the route we expect the Steelers to take with him. We also discuss if any roster moves will be made ahead of the team’s Thursday night game against the Tennessee Titans. The Steelers offense once again had a few woes against the Colts so David and I discuss the preparedness of the team coming off the bye, the play of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger most of the game, as well as the nearly botched two-point conversion that really seemed to get offensive coordinator Todd Haley fired up. We talk about the running game not being up to par Sunday and how Roethlisberger did indeed win the game for the team despite an overall poor showing. We discuss the play of the Steelers defense against the Colts and also talk about how special teams had their issues in Indianapolis. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 956

Nov 11, 2017 01:27:48

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Season 8, Episode 45 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I open with a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers second half schedule as it relates to prime-time games and the chances of any of them being flexed to earlier starting times. The Steelers have released two injury reports since our last show so we review the health of the team ahead of Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Is outside linebacker James Harrison really hurt, or is the team just trying to save face with him being as he’ll likely be inactive Sunday afternoon? We discuss that topic and go over the projected inactive list for Week 10. We move on to talk a little about the Colts before we are ultimately joined on the show by Zak Keefer, who covers the team for the Indianapolis Star. Zak gives us roughly 25 minutes of insight on the Colts organization as well as what he expects to see from the team’s offense and defense against the Steelers. We talk about several individual matchups we’re likely to see Sunday and Zak closes his first appearance out with a final score prediction for the game. If you are not already doing so, please follow Zak on Twitter at @ZKeefer and read his work online here: https://www.indystar.com/staff/4059/zak-keefer/ David and I close out this Friday show by going over some recent NFL items in addition to giving you all our picks against the spread for the Week 10 games. We both tell you have big we expect the Steelers to win Sunday as well. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 955

Nov 9, 2017 01:11:30

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Season 8, Episode 44 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I open with a look at what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say during his Tuesday press conference. We discuss the health of the team ahead of Sunday’s road game against the Indianapolis Colts as well. Tomlin talked some about quarterback Joshua Dobbs and cornerback Cameron Sutton on Tuesday and that results in David and I going down a few rabbit holes as it relates to the future of several players and that includes cornerback Brian Allen, cornerback Joe Haden, safety Mike Mitchell, safety J.J. Wilcox and running back Le’Veon Bell. We move on to look at each defensive positional group of the Steelers at the halfway point of the season and discuss if each has or hasn’t exceeded expectations entering the second half. As you can imagine, this topic eats up quite a bit of time and produces some great discussion to boot. David and I talk about second half expectations and we project some stats for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as well. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 954

Nov 7, 2017 01:07:30

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Season 8, Episode 43 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I open with a look at what happened this weekend in the AFC North division as well as the AFC conference. We attempt to speculate which other three teams in the AFC might make the playoffs and decide that there are really only three teams likely to push to make it to the Super Bowl. The NFC is much wider open nine weeks into the season so David and visit that topic before moving on to talk about the several player skirmishes that took place on the field Sunday. The Steelers made one practice squad move on Monday so David and I recap it and what it means for the team entering Week 10 of the season. We move on to look at each offensive positional group of the Steelers at the halfway point of the season and discuss if each has or hasn’t exceeded expectations entering the second half. We’ll do the same for the defense on Wednesday. We talk quite a bit about the play of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger through eight games and that leads to us answering a few more listener emails concerning him. We also get to a few more emails before closing out the Monday show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 953

Nov 4, 2017 01:16:57

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Season 8, Episode 42 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I open with thanking recent contributors to the show and recap how the podcast came about for any new listeners. As promised, David and I attempt to answer several questions we received via email from our listeners and as you would expect, several are about Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. We don’t get to answer as many as we would like, so look for more listener questions to be answered on Monday. Do either wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster or outside linebacker T.J. Watt have a legitimate shot at winning Rookie of the Year awards this season? We discuss their chances. On the heels of Smith-Schuster being the new franchise record holder of the longest touchdown reception, David and I review a few of the previous record holders and the plays. We move on to talk about the recent key injuries around the NFL and what they mean for the Steelers and the quarterbacks they’ll face during the second half of the season. We quickly talk about the Buffalo Bills Thursday night loss to the New York Jets before giving you our Week 9 picks against the spread for all the games this weekend. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 952

Nov 2, 2017 01:13:25

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Season 8, Episode 41 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about Pittsburgh Steelers bye week in addition to giving our closing thoughts on the team’s Sunday win over the Detroit Lions. Steelers rookie cornerback Cameron Sutton resumed practicing on Tuesday so David and I speculate as to what kind of role he might have with the team during the second half of the season assuming he’s ultimately placed on the 53-man roster. The 2017 NFL trade deadline has now passed so David and I discuss all of the deals that were made over the course of the last few days. We also talk about the trade between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns that wasn’t consummated. David and I move on to give our mid-season predictions as to which teams we believe will ultimately make the playoffs this year. David and I close out this bye week episode by going over a few things that Steelers assistant coaches Carnell Lake and Joey Porter said Tuesday about man-coverage and James Harrison, respectively. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 951

Oct 31, 2017 01:23:30

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Season 8, Episode 40 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night road win over the Detroit Lions. We start with going over the team’s inactive list in addition to talking about the fee injuries suffered during the game. We move on to start breaking down the Steelers win over the Lions but pause a little while to look back at the amazing week that rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had. David and I talk about the play of the Steelers offense Sunday night in Detroit and that includes discussing the performance of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the few missed plays that were left on the field. Was not having tight end Vance McDonald Sunday night a big deal? We discuss that topic and point out how the Steelers running game wasn’t up to par against the Lions. While the Steelers defense didn’t allow the Lions to score a touchdown Sunday night, they did give up quite a few passing yards and way too many explosive plays. We try to place blame on a few of those. We discuss several induvial defensive performances from Sunday night and make sure to give Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford some well-deserved praise for his play in the game as well. We discuss several key plays and calls in from that game in addition to everything else. David and I close out this Monday show with a look at the Steelers second half schedule. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 950

Oct 28, 2017 01:23:55

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Season 8, Episode 39 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report and which players aren’t likely to play Sunday night against the Detroit Lions. The Steelers offense has had problems in their situational football play this season so David and I spend a lot of time looking at short yardage and red zone situations and what may or may not need to be changed moving forward. We talk about the play of the Steelers defense through seven games based on several key statistics and compare them to that of the 2008 defense. We move on to talk about the Steelers Sunday night game against the Lions and what we expect to see both teams do on both sides of the football. We discuss the decision that was made to sit wide receiver Martavis Bryant this week and what that might ultimately mean when it comes to playing time for the other wide receivers. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco took a vicious hit Thursday night in his teams win over the Miami Dolphins so David and I look at that play as well as the rule. We finally close out the show with our picks of all the Week 8 games in the NFL against the spread and that includes us predicting the final score of the Steelers-Lions game. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 949

Oct 26, 2017 01:13:30

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Season 8, Episode 38 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking more about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant following the recent interview he had with Josina Anderson of ESPN. We discuss Bryant’s future with the team and what kind of punishment, if any, he might receive from head coach Mike Tomlin following his recent social media comments. We also talk about whether or not the Steelers offense will be able to get him more involved in the offense moving forward. We move on to talk a little about Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and his role in the offense in addition to how he’s been a breath of fresh air this year during the team’s drama-filled first half of the season. Tomlin gave an injury update on Tuesday so David and I cover that list of players in addition to talking about what defensive end Stephon Tuitt said Tuesday night about the prospects of him playing Sunday night against the Detroit Lions. We go over a few more things Tomlin said on Tuesday in addition to covering what quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said during his weekly radio interview. After briefly giving some final thoughts on the Steelers Week 7 road win over the Cincinnati Bengals, David and I are joined once again by Dave Birkett, who covers the Lions for the Detroit Free Press. Dave gives us his insights on the upcoming Sunday night game between the Steelers and the Lions. We talk offense, defense and special teams with Dave, who also passes along some key injury updates to us. If you are not already doing so, please follow Dave on Twitter at @davebirkett and make sure to read his work online here: http://www.freep.com/sports/lions/ As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 948

Oct 24, 2017 01:18:30

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Season 8, Episode 37 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday Week 7 home win over the Cincinnati Bengals. We start by going over the one injury the Steelers suffered during Sunday’s win and quickly go over the inactive list. David and I move on to fully break down the Steelers winning performance against the Bengals and that includes talking about the play of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the offense. We discuss the team’s offensive red zone woes and spend extra time going over the play call with 12 seconds remaining in the first half and the comments that Roethlisberger made about that after the game. The Steelers offense had short yardage problems on Sunday so David and I spend a little time talking about that phase. We make sure to address what the Bengals did right and wrong on both sides of the football on Sunday and save enough time to talk about the play of the Steelers defense after that unit allowed two first half touchdowns. We close this show out by talking more about the drama that wide receiver Martavis Bryant continues to create as he had some interesting things to say Sunday night on his social media accounts. Should Bryant be traded by the end of the month? Will he be traded? We discuss those two questions to close out this Monday show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 947

Oct 21, 2017 01:13:20

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Season 8, Episode 36 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to recapping what happened in the Thursday night game between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs in addition to talking about what will happen in the AFC seeding should the Pittsburgh Steelers ultimately beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. David and I discuss how competitive games around the NFL seem to be so far this season and if overall quarterback play around the league has been lacking entering Week 7. David also throws out an interesting question concerning a choice of two future quarterbacks for the Steelers even though it’s unlikely to ultimately happen. We go over some Pro Football Focus defensive rankings during this show and also discuss the Steelers limited usage of man-coverage in their first six games of the regular season. The Steelers Thursday injury report shows that three players might be jeopardy of missing Sunday’s game against the Bengals so we recap that list ahead of the team’s Friday practice and talk about one key injury that Cincinnati is currently dealing with. The Steelers-Bengals game features quite a few interesting matchups that David and I go through and we break down those for you in addition to talking about what both teams might have to do on both sides of the football to win the game. As usual, David and I close out our Friday show with our picks of all the NFL games and that includes us picking the final score of the game between the Steelers and Bengals. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 946

Oct 19, 2017 01:13:45

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Season 8, Episode 35 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to recapping the health of the Pittsburgh Steelers ahead of their Wednesday practice based on what head coach Mike Tomlin said during his Tuesday press conference. We talk about a few recent practice squad transactions that have taken place this week and if safety Jordan Dangerfield might be promoted to the 53-man roster come Saturday. David and I give our final thoughts on Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant and his reported request for a trade. We both agree that Bryant is highly unlikely to be dealt in the next two weeks. We move on to give our final thoughts on the Steelers play against the Kansas City Chiefs in that big Week 6 road win. That includes us looking at a few throws quarterback Ben Roethlisberger didn’t make in the game. We spend a little time talking about Steelers safety Mike Mitchell and his Sunday hit on Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. We discuss if Mitchell has a worthy rap sheet and why he seems to be the current whipping boy of the fan base. In the second half of this show we are joined once again by Paul Dehner Jr., who covers the Cincinnati Bengals for the Cincinnati Inquirer. Paul helps us preview Sunday’s game against the Steelers and Bengals and even gives us his early prediction. If you are not already doing so, please follow Paul on Twitter at @pauldehnerjr and read his work online here: http://www.cincinnati.com/staff/9573/paul-daugherty/ As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 945

Oct 17, 2017 01:18:25

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Season 8, Episode 34 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday road win over the previously unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs. We start walking through the game in this show and make sure to talk about the play of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and running back Le’Veon Bell on Sunday. We see if we can remember all of Roethlisberger’s incompletions in the game and discuss how the Steelers offense ran when an offensive lineman was on the move. The Steelers offense still has problems finishing drives and thus we talk about one of their failed red zone trips in addition to a few failed third down conversions. Sunday’s game featured quite a few bone-head plays by the Steelers so we discuss those and that includes the big penalty by safety Mike Mitchell to close out the third quarter. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid made a poor decision to not go for a field goal in the fourth quarter so we make sure to discuss that in addition to the Steelers defense giving up some big plays late. Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant apparently has asked to be traded so David and I close out this show with our thoughts on that topic. There’s a lot to cover in this podcast so please excuse us for running a little bit long. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 944

Oct 14, 2017 01:09:15

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Season 8, Episode 33 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get right to looking at the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report and what it might ultimately mean for Sunday’s road game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Steelers might have outside linebacker James Harrison and wide receiver Eli Rogers both back in helmets on Sunday and if ultimately happens, Alex and I discuss how both players might be used against the Chiefs. The Steelers loss in Week 5 to the Jacksonville Jaguars was ugly and Alex chimes in with his final thoughts of that game. We talk about whether or not the Steelers run defense ranking is a true reflection of what has happened through the first five weeks and also discuss the problems the Steelers offense has had to start the 2017 season. After finally getting the Steelers loss to Jaguars behind us, Alex and I move on to breaking down the Steelers Week 6 road game against the Chiefs. We discuss what the Steelers need to do on both sides of the football to win this game. Additionally, we talk about the health of the Chiefs entering Sundays game. Is Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith for real right now? We go over a few stats and rankings of his through the first five weeks of the season. Alex and I discuss what the next three games mean for the Steelers in addition to giving you our final score predictions for Sunday’s game. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode -943

Oct 12, 2017 01:07:00

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Season 8, Episode 32 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to giving our final thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday home loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and our concern level heading into the team’s Week 6 road game against the Kansas City Chiefs. We move on to talk more about what’s not right with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger so far this season and throw out a few changes on offense that could potentially get him back on track again. Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers will likely return to the field on Sunday after being benched the last two games so David and I discuss how he and rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster might ultimately be used on Sunday against the Chiefs. We wrap up the first segment by talking a little bit about what Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say during his Tuesday press conference and check in quickly with what the Cleveland Browns are currently doing at the quarterback position. In the second half of the show, David and I are joined once again by Adam Teicher, who covers the Chiefs for ESPN.com. As usual, we get the thoughts of our guest on the upcoming game and Adam gives his insights on the Chiefs offensive, defensive and special teams units along with what he things might happen Sunday in Kansas City. If you are not already doing so, pleased make sure to follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamTeicher and read his reports online here: http://www.espn.com/blog/kansas-city-chiefs As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 942

Oct 10, 2017 01:13:07

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Season 8, Episode 31 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday home loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. We start things off by trying to break the Steelers 30-9 loss to the Jaguars into three game parts and go from there. We move on to talking about each of the five interceptions that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw during Sunday’s game. The Steelers were 0-3 inside the red zone on Sunday and because of that, David and I look at the play calling deep inside the Jaguars end of the field and most notably during their sixth offensive possession of the game, their final one before Roethlisberger’s wheels came off. We talk about what we would like to see the Steelers offense do more of and less of moving forward into the season. We save some time to talk about the play of the Steelers defense on Sunday and how that unit’s wheels came off during the Jaguars first possession of the fourth quarter, which included that drive ending with a field goal after a long string of nothing but running plays. Should Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley be fired right now? What about if the Steelers lose their next three games before the bye week? We discuss both of those topics along with talking about where we both are right now on the “concern meter” entering Week 6. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 941

Oct 7, 2017 01:08:45

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Season 8, Episode 30 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to giving our final thoughts on the mini drama the Pittsburgh Steelers had this past week that centered around the Sunday sideline antics of wide receiver Antonio Brown. The Steelers look like they’re a very healthy team right now ahead of their Week 5 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. We go over the team’s Thursday injury report and look at the possibility of the Steelers having all 22 intended starters on the field this Sunday for the first time since Week 2 of the 2014 season. We move on to give you a full breakdown and preview of the Steelers Sunday home game against the Jaguars. We look at how both defenses have played against the run this season. We also look at the way the Jaguars pass defense has played this season and what that may or may not mean for Brown on Sunday. We go over what the Jaguars do well on offense and what that unit will need to do Sunday at Heinz Field to give them a chance to win the game. We start closing out this Friday show with a quick recap of the Thursday night game between the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and that includes focusing in on some clock management issues that happened late in that contest. As usual, we close out this Friday show with our picks against the spread for all the Week 5 NFL games. Will the Steelers beat the Jaguars at home and cover the spread? We let you know by giving you our final score predictions. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 940

Oct 5, 2017 01:13:42

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Season 8, Episode 29 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to going over the Sunday sideline tantrum of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. We discuss the comments quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, head coach Mike Tomlin and former safety Ryan Clark made on Tuesday about Brown’s actions and if they were warranted. We talk a little more about the play that got Brown fired up and if we’ll see it again in the near future with so much discussion about it right now. Tomlin didn’t give much of an injury recap on Tuesday during his weekly press conference but it was enough of one to allow David and I to look ahead to the team’s potential Week 5 inactive list. Will wide receiver Eli Rogers dress against the Jaguars after being inactive in Week 4? Will outside linebacker James Harrison be a healthy scratch this week? We discuss those topics. Rookie cornerback Cameron Sutton is currently on schedule to come off the team’s Reserve/Injured list after Week 8 so David and I take a peek ahead at which player might be at risk of losing his roster spot down the road. David and I address a lengthy email we received from a listener who had questions about the play of Roethlisberger and Tomlin’s coaching. We also discuss the chances of Roethlisberger retiring after the season is over. The Steelers will play the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 5 so ahead of that game we have Ryan O'Halloran on the show to discuss the contest. Ryan covers the Jaguars for the Florida Times-Union and as usual we get his thoughts on Jacksonville’s offense, defense, special teams and injury situation ahead of Sunday’s game. If you are not already doing so, make sure to follow Ryan on Twitter at @ryanohalloran and read his work online at Jacksonville.com. We close this show out with some final thoughts on the Steelers 3-1 start and their win over the Baltimore Ravens this past Sunday. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 939

Oct 3, 2017 01:09:55

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Season 8, Episode 28 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to going over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday road win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week4. Before we get to thoroughly breaking down Sunday’s win over the Ravens, however, we go over the Steelers pregame inactive list and talk about why outside linebacker James Harrison was on it and if we’ll see him on it again in future weeks. The Steelers got their running game on track Sunday against the Ravens so David and I talk about that in addition to the overall play of the offense. We talk about the key penalties the offense had and if too many runs were called on first downs throughout the game. We talk about Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missing a wide-open Antonio Brown in the first half and break down that play. We also talk about how Roethlisberger is still having problems connecting with his deep passes and how the offense still isn’t in a rhythm. Outside of a few big runs allowed on Sunday, the Steelers defense played well against the Ravens. We discuss the solid play by inside linebacker Ryan Shazier and a few other players on Sunday and how the Ravens offense missed on a few key plays in the game. We close things out by taking an overall look at the 3-1 Steelers as they now prepare to host the Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday at Heinz Field. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 938

Sep 30, 2017 01:16:16

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Season 8, Episode 27 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to going over the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report that was released on Friday. Will wide receiver Justin Hunter get a helmet this week? Will wide receiver Martavis Bryant be down? We discuss all those topics and try to predict the team’s seven inactives for Sunday’s road game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers Week 3 opponent, the Chicago Bears, were blown out by the Green Bay Packers Thursday night so we talk about that and how it makes last Sunday’s loss look even worse. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talked this past week about the overtime coin-toss and how the plan was to let the Bears have the football first if they had been given the choice. We discuss that decision. We move on to talk about what else Roethlisberger had to say this past week and dig a little deeper into his passing distance stats so far this season. We toss around some math questions that hopefully a few of our listeners have thoughts on. In the middle of this Friday show we fully preview the Steelers Sunday game against the Ravens on both sides of the football for both teams. The Ravens figure to be without the services of one key defensive player on Sunday so we talk about how the Steelers offense should be able to exploit that. We talk about the Steelers rushing attack so far this season by personnel and what we think the offense needs to do Sunday to finally get on track. We end this Friday show the way we always do with our picks against the spread for all the Week 4 NFL games. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 937

Sep 28, 2017 01:13:35

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Season 8, Episode 26 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to reviewing more information that has surfaced concerning what happened Sunday during the National Anthem as well as the events that led up to it. We discuss the multiple press conferences the Pittsburgh Steelers have had since our Monday show and try to put a bow on the subject for now. After spending a good portion of his Tuesday press conference answer questions about what happened ahead of Sunday’s game, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin finally delivered an injury status report so David and I spend a little time discussing the unhealthy players and their potential statuses for Sunday’s road game against the Baltimore Ravens. We move on to give some of our final thoughts on the Steelers Sunday loss to the Chicago Bears and that includes talking about the failure to stop the run. We also talk about the poor showing the Steelers offense had on Sunday and how quarterback Ben Roethlisberger might be forcing the football to wide receiver Antonio Brown a little too much. The Steelers offense has had a problem so far this season keeping themselves out of third and long situations so David and I discuss that topic and that includes throwing in a few stats. In the second half of the show we have our Tuesday interview with John Eisenberg, who covers the Ravens for the team’s official website. As usual, John gives us the current 411 on the Ravens and helps us preview Sunday’s game. He also gives us his prediction for the Week 4 game to close out the interview. If you are not already doing so, make sure to follow John on Twitter at @BMoreEisenberg and read his work online as well. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 936

Sep 26, 2017 01:22:30

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Season 8, Episode 25 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday road loss to the Chicago Bears and we start with talking about the team’s controversial decision to not participate in the pre-game national anthem. We go over the comments made by Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin as to why the team decided not to participate in the national anthem and where all but one player was during it. We also talk about tackle Alejandro Villanueva and his decision to participate in the national anthem and if he “broke ranks” in doing so. We go over Tomlin’s comments on Villanueva’s decision in addition to what quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s and outside linebacker James Harrison’s thoughts on that subject. After thoroughly discussing what happened prior to the Steelers game against the Bears, David and I turn attention to what actually happened during the game. We discuss the blocked field goal at the end of the half for starters. We move on to discuss the rest of the game and that includes the play of both the offense and defense. We look closely at the play of Roethlisberger on Sunday in addition to how running back Le’Veon Bell performed on his 15 carries. As far as the play of the Steelers defense on Sunday goes, David and I discuss how that unit had a lot of problems stopping the Bears running game and especially when they ran outside zone stretch plays. We discuss the several missed tackles, poor angles and fills in-depth. We also make sure to go over what happened in overtime that led to the Bears winning the game. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 935

Sep 23, 2017 01:07:00

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Season 8, Episode 24 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, which we recorded Thursday night, David Todd and I get right to reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report. We go over who we think will be in and out on Sunday against the Chicago Bears and who the team’s seven inactive players might be. We move on to give our full preview of the Steelers Week 3 game against the Bears and what we expect to see from both teams on both sides of the football. We discuss Bears quarterback Mike Glennon quite a bit and especially how he’s played so far during his career on third downs. The Bears have a few players returning this week so David and I go over that short list of players in addition to the few who are still dealing with injuries. In the second half of this show, David and I review a few of the main NFL talking points that are circulating the internet. We end this show by giving you all our Week 3 NFL picks against the spread and cap things off by predicting the outcome of the Steelers Sunday road game against the Bears. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 934

Sep 21, 2017 01:15:08

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Season 8, Episode 23 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say on Tuesday and that means we discuss the injured players ahead of Sunday’s road game against the Chicago Bears. Tomlin had a lot to say concerning pass interference penalties and the lack of usage of outside linebacker James Harrison against the Minnesota Vikings so we discuss those topics in addition to a few things that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had to say during his Tuesday morning interview. Will Harrison wind up on the Steelers inactive list in Week 3? We explore that topic and go over the list of first career touchdowns scored courtesy of Roethlisberger. We talk about the play of running back Le’Veon Bell on Sunday against the Vikings and if we’re worried about the start to the season that tackle Alejandro Villanueva has had. The situation with Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons has taken another turn so David and I recap that situation and discuss the possibility of him returning to the Steelers in the near future. In the second half of this show, David and I are joined by Eric Edholm, who covers the Bears and the rest of the NFL for Pro Football Weekly and Fanrag. Eric helps us preview the Week 3 game between the Steelers and Bears and gives us his prediction for Sunday’s game in Chicago. You can follow Eric on Twitter at @Eric_Edholm and make sure to read his work online. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ 6bc9mw6n

Terrible Podcast - Episode 933

Sep 19, 2017 01:05:15

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Season 8, Episode 22 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday home win over the Minnesota Vikings after first acknowledging a few of our listeners from outside the United states. We talk about the team’s injury report coming out of Sundays game as well as a few snap counts to get things going. There’s a lot to talk about when it comes to the Steelers-Vikings game and we focus early on the deep passing by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and how and why he decided to take as many shots as he did. Only a few Steelers offensive players had above average play on Sunday and we discuss that side of the football. The defense, however, had at least one in defensive end Cameron Heyward. We talk about a few things that went right and wrong on defense for the Steelers against the Vikings and where some blame likely needs to be pointed. As you would expect, David took issue with Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin deciding not to kick a field goal in the fourth quarter. We discuss the few things that transpired ahead of that decision. We also discuss the Vikings fake punt along with a few other play calls and key moments in Sunday’s game. In the final quarter of the show, David and I discuss what happened Sunday with Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons. We also discuss what else transpired in Week 2 games as well as other news from around the NFL. The Steelers will next play the Chicago Bears on the road and David and I throw around a few stats and talking points ahead of that game. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 932

Sep 16, 2017 01:10:15

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Season 8, Episode 21 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers injury situation entering the team’s Friday practice. Will the Steelers need to sign a safety to the 53-man roster on Saturday? We discuss that topic to get things rolling. The Steelers will host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Heinz Field so David and I get hard and heavy into previewing that upcoming game during the middle of the show. We are then joined by Ben Goessling, who covers the Vikings for the Star Tribune and he helps preview the upcoming game as well and provides quite a bit of insight for us. If you are not already doing so, make sure to follow Ben on Twitter at @goesslingstrib and read his pre-game posts at startribune.com/sports/vikings/. David and I close out this Friday show by talking about the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday night loss to the Houston Texans and if they could potentially start the 2017 season 0-4. We also give you all of our Week 2 picks against the spread and that includes us predicting the outcome of the Steelers-Vikings game. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 931

Sep 14, 2017 01:00:20

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Season 8, Episode 20 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say during his Tuesday press conference when it comes to the health of his team entering Week 2 of the regular season. While the news about the bicep injury suffered by Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt is positive, David and I both think there’s still a good chance he misses at least the Week 2 game against the Minnesota Vikings and possibly the Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears as well. We go over the recent roster shuffling that has taken place that has resulted in linebacker Steven Johnson returning to the 53-man unit and linebacker L.J. Fort landing on the practice squad. David and I give our final thoughts on the Steelers Week 1 win over the Cleveland Browns and we break down the play of several individual players in that contest. We talk about the usage of linebacker James Harrison moving forward and how the offense didn’t have a running back on the field for nine plays against the Browns. While we will preview the upcoming game against the Vikings on Friday, David and I give you some of our early thoughts on a few matchups we’re likely to see Sunday at Heinz Field. David and I end this show by talking about a few other noteworthy items from around the NFL. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 930

Sep 12, 2017 01:01:20

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Season 8, Episode 19 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday road win over the Cleveland Browns to open the 2017 season. David and I discuss the game from top to bottom and look at the play on both sides of the football in addition to talking about the bicep injury that defensive end Stephon Tuitt suffered early in the contest and what the fallout from that might be. The Steelers committed way too many penalties against the Browns and David and I talk about how the ones on offense really put that unit behind the chains way too many times. We also talk about the several defensive penalties the Steelers had and wonder how many were deserving and how many will ultimately result in fines. Wide receiver Antonio Brown really took over Sundays game so we spend some time talking about his day in Cleveland. After recapping the Steelers Sunday win over the Browns, David and I give our overarching thoughts on the team as they enter Week 2. We also discuss what else happened in the AFC North on Sunday. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 929

Sep 9, 2017 01:16:29

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Season 8, Episode 18 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the New England Patriots Thursday night loss to the Kansas City Chiefs to kick off the 2017 season. We go over a lot from last night’s game and see if there is anything to be learned from it. We should expect defensive end Stephon Tuitt to get a new contract on Friday or Saturday so we talk about that as well as which player is likely to be cut to make room for running back Le’Veon Bell being activated to the 53-man roster. The Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 season gets underway Sunday afternoon against the Cleveland Browns so David and I spend a lot of time previewing what we expect to see from the team this year. We go over quite a few stat predictions for individual players as well as offensive and defensive stat totals. Is there a faulty narrative about the 2017 Steelers going around? We address that topic during the show. We give you are 2017 predictions for the Steelers as it relates to wins and losses and if we think they can win the Super Bowl this year. We also talk about Sunday’s game against the Browns and that includes injury reports for both teams as well as our score predictions. We close out this Friday show by giving you our predictions against the spread for all the Week 1 games. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 928

Sep 7, 2017 01:05:22

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Season 8, Episode 17 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say during his Tuesday press conference. We start off with the injury report heading into the Steelers Week 1 game against the Cleveland Browns and go from there. Who will fill in for Steelers safety Mike Mitchell on Sunday should he be unable to play due to injury? We discuss that topic in addition to talking about which player is most likely to return kickoffs at the start of the regular season. We talk a little bit about the Steelers overall roster makeup and which position groups are the weakest right now. We talk about if the team could overcome a loss of linebacker Ryan Shazier as well. David and I go over the expectations of the 2017 Steelers ahead of the regular season getting underway. In the second half of this show, David and I are joined once again by Scott Petrak, who covers the Browns for The Chronicle-Telegram and Medina Gazette. Scott previews the 2017 Browns for us and we talk about several players on both sides of the football for Cleveland. Scott gives us his prediction for Sunday's Steelers-Browns game to close out the interview. You can follow Scott on Twitter at @ScottPetrak and read all of his work at BrownsZone.com. David and I wrap up this show by talking about rookie T.J. Watt being listed as the starter at right outside linebacker in addition to talking about a few other things that Tomlin said on Tuesday. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 927

Sep 5, 2017 01:10:06

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Season 8, Episode 16 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the several moves made by the Pittsburgh Steelers that happened over the weekend and into Monday. We talk about the players we were surprised to see make the initial 53-man roster in addition to a few who didn’t. We look at the recent trades the Steelers made that included wide receiver Sammie Coates and cornerback Ross Cockrell both sent packing and safety J.J. Wilcox being brought in. We go over the current situation with running back Le’Veon Bell and how he is being used as a No. 54 player on the roster right now. We also discuss which player might ultimately be cut to make room for Bell once he’s activated. Should safety Robert Golden be sleeping soundly right now? We discuss that topic as well. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 926

Sep 2, 2017 01:11:19

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Season 8, Episode 15 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. Alex and I discuss whether or not players such as wide receiver Justin Hunter and running back Terrell Watson both did enough Thursday night to secure spots on the 53-man roster. We also talk about the play of rookie quarterback Joshua Dobbs against the Panthers. We go over the injuries the Steelers suffered Thursday night and if they will play a role in the final 53-man roster. We also discuss the possibility of the Steelers signing a soon-to-be released safety in the coming days as well. The Steelers added tight end Vance McDonald and cornerback Joe Haden over the course of the last two days so Alex and I both give you are extended thoughts on both players. Several key roster moves will need to be made by Saturday night so we look at a few players we think are safe as well as a few that might be unemployed soon. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 925

Aug 31, 2017 01:02:54

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Season 8, Episode 14 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers trading for tight end Vance McDonald on Tuesday and what that might mean for the rest of the positional group. Will the Steelers now keep four tight ends in total and if they do, which other player could McDonald's addition ultimately force off the roster. The Cleveland Browns cut veteran cornerback Joe Haden on Wednesday and so David and I explore the possibility of him landing with the Steelers in the next 24 or so hours. In the second half of this show we are joined once again by Paul Dehner Jr. and he helps us preview the 2017 Cincinnati Bengals. Paul gives us his thoughts on the suspension that Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is currently facing as well. If you are not already doing so, make sure you follow Paul on Twitter at @pauldehnerjr and read his coverage of the Bengals at Cincinnati.com. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 924

Aug 29, 2017 00:56:15

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Season 8, Episode 13 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers third preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. We talk about several Steelers secondary players and their play Saturday night against the Colts and if we’ll see a few different starters come Week 1. We also discuss how often dime personnel might ultimately be used during the regular season. David and I spend some time talking about the play of a few offensive players Saturday night as well and make sure to praise the good effort tight end Xavier Grimble had in that contest. Has running back Terrell Watson done enough to make the final 53-man roster this year? We discuss that possibility in addition to talking a little more about what running back Knile Davis has done during the preseason. David and I walk through some final 53-man roster positional numbers ahead of me releasing my newest prediction. We end the show by talking about some key injuries that took place around the league this weekend in addition to discussing the latest suspension that was handed down to Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict and if it was warranted. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 923

Aug 26, 2017 00:54:04

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Season 8, Episode 12 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the latest news concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback group now that Coty Sensabaugh is getting first-team reps over Ross Cockrell and the team traded for Dashaun Phillips examine the trade for Phillips closely and why that deal likely happened when it did. We go over the several Steelers players who will likely make their 2017 preseason debuts Saturday night against the Indianapolis Colts in addition to the ones we are most excited to see play in that contest. Would the Steelers consider keeping only 8 linebackers in total this year? We go over a few scenarios related to that topic that could potentially open a roster spot for perhaps a seventh cornerback and a fourth tight end or running back. As part of our 53-man roster talk, David and I attempt to reverse-engineer by going over what the Week 1 inactive list might look like as we sit here with two preseason games remaining. Did the Steelers damage the reputation of running back Le’Veon Bell by supposedly leaking the numbers of the final contract they offered him last month? We discuss that narrative that’s floating around right now in addition to talking about how Bell has experience when it comes to debuting during regular seasons following lengthy layoffs. We close the show out with a few BOLD predictions for Saturdays preseason game. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 922

Aug 24, 2017 01:02:20

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Season 8, Episode 11 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the latest news concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers and that includes a quick look at the overall health of the team ahead of their third preseason game. Running back Le’Veon Bell will allegedly report for duty on September 1 and so David and I discuss that news in addition to what it might mean ultimately when it comes to his Week 1 workload. Rookie outside linebacker Keion Adams will apparently head to IR soon with a shoulder injury so we discuss what that means for him and which player likely benefits the most from that ultimately happening. We go over the Sunday passing performance of rookie quarterback Joshua Dobbs during the middle of the show and talk about how he compares to Landry Jones when he was a rookie. In the second half of this show we welcome John Eisenberg back to the podcast once again and he gives us a full preview of the Baltimore Ravens ahead of the 2017 season getting underway. We discuss several of their young players and John tells us if he thinks the Ravens can compete for the AFC North title this year and whether he thinks anyone will be in trouble should they ultimately miss the playoffs again. If you are not already doing so, make sure to follow John on Twitter at @BMoreEisenberg. Additionally, you can always read his work on baltimoreravens.com. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 921

Aug 22, 2017 01:01:20

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Season 8, Episode 10 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons. The Steelers starting defense was shredded by three different Falcon quarterbacks so we start on that side of the football. We move on to talk about the play of the Steelers offense and focus on the performances of quarterback Joshua Dobbs, running back James Conner and wide receivers Sammie Coates and Justin Hunter. We go over offensive and defensive line play a little and talk about a few other players who stuck out on both sides of the football. The Steelers special teams units also get some well-deserved kudos from us. David and I look at a few key roster battles still in progress and wonder if tight end Jake McGee has done enough so far to warrant an even closer look on offense. Is Xavier Grimble’s roster spot as safe as many most assume? The hamstring injury suffered Sunday by linebacker Steven Johnson could ultimately shake up the number’s game. If the Steelers only keep 9 linebackers in total, which other position group would benefit? We discuss that topic. We close the show out by updating the list of injured Steelers players in addition to speculating about who will and won’t play in preseason game number three. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

The Terrible Podcast – 2017 Steelers Training Camp – 16th Practice 8/18 – Special Edition Episode

Aug 19, 2017 00:45:30

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Welcome back. This is the fifteenth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2017 training camp practices. It's now Friday night and Alex Kozora joins me one final time to discuss what he observed at Greater Latrobe High School during the team's daily practice, their last open one of 2017. As per usual, Alex and I go through most all the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. We also update injuries ahead of the preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons and end this final camp episode by answering several questions from our listeners. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Friday practice report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 919

Aug 19, 2017 01:01:58

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Season 8, Episode 9 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right into talking about what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said during his morning press conference. We go over which players are in and out this week and if it’s a big deal that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown both won’t play until next week. We go over the not so much Thursday breaking news about running back Le’Veon Bell before moving on. Somehow, David and I get to talking about former Steelers second-round draft picks for a little while after talking about cornerback Senquez Golson and his future. We go over my short list of Steelers players that special teams coordinator Danny Smith likely has his eyes on ahead of Sundays preseason game. We talk about Tyler Matakevich being the primary inside linebacker backup at both positions and how two Steelers defensive starters are likely to miss all the preseason. We close the show by talking about the new final cut-down rules and if they are good are bad for a team like the Steelers. We also each throw out a few bold predictions for Sunday night. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

The Terrible Podcast – 2017 Steelers Training Camp – 15th Practice 8/17 – Special Edition Episode

Aug 18, 2017 00:24:35

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Welcome back. This is the fourteenth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2017 training camp practices. It's now Thursday night and Alex Kozora joins me once again to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe during the team's daily practice. As per usual, Alex and I go through most all the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. We also update injuries that occurred earlier in the day. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Thursday practice report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

The Terrible Podcast – 2017 Steelers Training Camp – 14th Practice 8/16 – Special Edition Episode

Aug 17, 2017 00:35:39

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Welcome back. This is the thirteenth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2017 training camp practices. It's now Wednesday night and Alex Kozora joins me once again to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe during the team's daily practice. As per usual, Alex and I go through most all the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. We also update injuries and transactions that occurred earlier in the day. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Wednesday practice report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 916

Aug 17, 2017 00:56:37

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Season 8, Episode 8 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right into talking about how the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp has gone so far with it starting to wind down this week. A few interesting comments were made by Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger over the course of the last few days and so we spend some time breaking them down. Will T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree really wind up being the Week 1 starters with James Harrison serving as the relief pitcher? We discuss that as well as Bell needing to be in “football shape” soon. How much say does special teams coordinator Danny Smith have when it comes to the final two roster spots? We discuss that as well as whether the Steelers return game will be better in 2017. We end the show with some breaking news about Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

The Terrible Podcast – 2017 Steelers Training Camp – 13th Practice 8/14 – Special Edition Episode

Aug 15, 2017 00:33:03

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Welcome back. This is the twelfth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2017 training camp practices. It's now Monday night and Alex Kozora joins me once again to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe during the team's daily practice. As per usual, Alex and I go through most all the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. We also update injuries and transactions that occurred earlier in the day. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Monday practice report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 914

Aug 15, 2017 01:08:15

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Season 8, Episode 7 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get right to talking about the Friday report that named the Pittsburgh Steelers as a team possibly looking to trade for Los Angeles Rams cornerback Tremaine Johnson. That report is so absurd and I rant as to why that is. Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler recently had a lot to say about his defense and young members of the secondary so we go over his quotes and what they might mean. We talk about the play of several young Steelers cornerbacks Friday night and how the team might choose to keep six in total and not seven. Alex and I go over the Steelers base defense numbers from Friday night and especially how often it was used against 11 personnel. Is this a trend or just something being played with during the preseason? We end this episode by taking several questions from our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

The Terrible Podcast – 2017 Steelers Training Camp – Twelfth Practice 8/13 – Special Edition Episode

Aug 14, 2017 00:38:15

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Welcome back. This is the eleventh of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2017 training camp practices. It's now Sunday night and Alex Kozora joins me once again to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe during the team's daily practice. As per usual, Alex and I go through most all the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. We also update injuries and talk a little about the Steelers Friday night preseason opener against the New York Giants. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Sunday practice report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 912

Aug 12, 2017 01:00:30

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Season 8, Episode 6 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the recent comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert about running back Le’Veon Bell not yet signing his tender and reporting to training camp. The Steelers will play their first preseason game Friday night against the New York Giants so David and I give you our full preview of the contest. We talk about what we’re looking for out of rookie quarterback Joshua Dobbs as well as which players we’ll be watching closely throughout the evening. We received a few great questions on Twitter from our listeners so we answer those late in the show. We end things by each giving three BOLD predictions for the Friday night game. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

The Terrible Podcast - 2017 Steelers Training Camp - Eleventh Practice 8/9 - Special Edition Episode

Aug 10, 2017 00:38:40

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Welcome back. This is the tenth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2017 training camp practices. It's now Wednesday night and Alex Kozora joins me once again to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe during the team's daily practice. As per usual, Alex and I go through most all the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. We also update injuries and roster moves along with other news that happened during the day. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Wednesday practice report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 910

Aug 10, 2017 00:45:35

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Season 8, Episode 5 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the most noteworthy items that have come out of the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp this summer and that includes us discussing the continuing saga with wide receiver Martavis Bryant. David and I then spend some time talking about wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, cornerback Mike Hilton, wide receiver Sammy Coates, cornerback Senquez Golson, nose tackle Daniel McCullers and wide receiver Justin Hunter as it relates to each’s chances of making the final 53-man roster with training camp now hallway over. Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake had some interesting things to say about Hilton Wednesday morning so we spend some time reviewing his quotes as well. The Steelers first depth chart of the 2017 preseason was released on Tuesday so we quickly go over the few things that stood out on it. The Atlanta Falcons signed running back Devonta Freeman to new lucrative contract on Wednesday so we recap the initial numbers and what the deal does or doesn’t mean for Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell. We close the show by quickly looking ahead at a few players we’re excited to see Friday night in the team’s preseason opener. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

The Terrible Podcast - 2017 Steelers Training Camp - Tenth Practice 8/8 - Special Edition Episode

Aug 9, 2017 00:40:00

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Welcome back. This is the ninth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2017 training camp practices. It's now Tuesday night and Alex Kozora joins me once again to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe during the team's daily practice. As per usual, Alex and I go through most all the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. We also update injuries and roster moves. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Tuesday practice report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

The Terrible Podcast - 2017 Steelers Training Camp - Ninth Practice 8/6 - Special Edition Episode

Aug 8, 2017 01:00:30

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Welcome back. This is the eighth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2017 training camp practices. It's now Monday morning and Alex Kozora joins me once again to discuss what he observed at Heinz Field Sunday night during the team's Family Fest practice under the lights. As per usual, Alex and I go through most all the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. We also update injuries and recent quotes made by Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell. We also start looking ahead to the Steelers first preseason game as it relates to playing time for certain players. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Sunday night practice report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

The Terrible Podcast - 2017 Steelers Training Camp - Eighth Practice 8/5 - Special Edition Episode

Aug 6, 2017 00:38:25

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Welcome back. This is the seventh of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2017 training camp practices. It's Saturday night and Alex Kozora joins me once again to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day and Friday night at Latrobe High School. As per usual, Alex and I go through most all the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. We also update injuries and recent transactions. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Friday report right here and his Saturday report here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 906

Aug 5, 2017 00:43:37

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Season 8, Episode 4 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about a few Pittsburgh Steelers players who haven’t been talked about a lot so far during training camp. That discussion turns into us developing a list of players who should be considered roster locks right now in addition to those who still have a fighting chance to make the 2017 team. Later in the show we talk about the upcoming national media coverage of the Steelers annual Friday Night Lights practice. We also talk about the Miami Dolphins and their current quarterback dilemma. We end the show by talking about which 2017 Hall of Fame class members we most look forward to hearing speak on Saturday. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

The Terrible Podcast - 2017 Steelers Training Camp - Sixth Practice 8/3 - Special Edition Episode

Aug 4, 2017 00:24:05

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Welcome back. This is the sixth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2017 training camp practices. It's Thursday night and Alex Kozora joins me once again to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Thursday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

The Terrible Podcast - 2017 Steelers Training Camp - Fifth Practice 8/2 - Special Edition Episode

Aug 3, 2017 00:43:23

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Welcome back. This is the fifth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2017 training camp practices. It's Wednesday night and Alex Kozora joins me once again to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. We also take listener questions late in this show. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Monday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 903

Aug 3, 2017 00:49:19

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Season 8, Episode 3 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get you caught up on all the health of the Pittsburgh Steelers entering Wednesdays training camp practice. After talking about injured players, David and I talk briefly about how the Baltimore Ravens are handling the situation with free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick when it comes to them deciding whether or not to sign him. Is William Gay going to be the starting slot cornerback for the Steelers to start the season? Is there a way to get rookie cornerback Cameron Sutton on the field as well if that’s the case? We discuss those topics in addition to talking about defensive scheme, personnel and a few other things related to that side of the football and we mix in a few recent comments made by general manager Kevin Colbert and defensive coordinator Keith Butler for good measure. If the Steelers defense doesn’t take a step forward in 2017 will inside linebacker Vince Williams ultimately be the main cause of that? We discuss. The contract numbers for tackle Alejandro Villanueva were announced on Tuesday so David and I break those down for you. David and I really haven’t spent much, if any, time on the Steelers 2017 schedule so we focus on that topic during the second half of this show and throw out our earlier record predictions. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

The Terrible Podcast - 2017 Steelers Training Camp - Fourth Practice 7/31 - Special Edition Episode

Aug 1, 2017 00:38:46

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Welcome back. This is the fourth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2017 training camp practices. It's Monday night and Alex Kozora joins me once again to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Monday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 901

Aug 1, 2017 00:54:39

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Season 8, Episode 2 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to going over some injury notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 training camp. We first discuss the shoulder injury suffered by running back James Conner and what it means to a few other players on the depth chart at that position. What kind of shot does running back Fitzgerald Toussaint have at making this year’s roster? Is he a better running back than Knile Davis? We discuss a few roster numbers related to the running back and wide receiver positions as well. Where does Justin Hunter potentially fit in 2017? The Steelers had a few tight ends that were unable to finish Sunday’s practice so David and I discuss that position group and if it’s a concern. Is Xavier Grimble and his development a priority? David and I also discuss the inside linebacker depth as the Steelers enter their fourth training camp practice. There’s a lot of talk right now about that CTE report that was recently released so David and I go over that topic in addition to discussing the future of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger past the 2017 season based on recent comments he made. Would Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins really be an option for the Steelers next offseason should Roethlisberger decide to retire after the 2017 season? We discuss that topic thoroughly as well. We close Monday’s show by going over a few other players who were injured on Sunday and how half of the 2017 draft class is already missing valuable time. We also talk about cornerback Senquez Golson being injured yet again. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

The Terrible Podcast - 2017 Steelers Training Camp - Third Practice 7/30 - Special Edition Episode

Jul 31, 2017 00:25:35

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Welcome back. This is the third of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2017 training camp practices. It's Sunday night and Alex Kozora joins me once again to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Sunday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

The Terrible Podcast - 2017 Steelers Training Camp - Second Practice 7/29 - Special Edition Episode

Jul 30, 2017 00:29:50

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Welcome back. This is the second of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2017 training camp practices. It's Saturday night and Alex Kozora joins me once again to discuss what he observed at Greater Latrobe High School earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Saturday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

The Terrible Podcast - 2017 Steelers Training Camp - First Practice 7/28 - Special Edition Episode

Jul 29, 2017 00:33:45

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Welcome back. This is the first of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2017 training camp practices. It's Friday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Greater Latrobe High School earlier in the day. As per usual, Alex and I go through all of the position groups and try to give you the rundown on as many players possible in the shortest amount of time. In case you missed it, you can read Alex's Friday report right here. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 897

Jul 29, 2017 01:04:15

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Season 8, Episode 1 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd is back to kick off the new season of the show and we get right to covering what happened Thursday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe as the Pittsburgh Steelers reported to training camp. We start things off by talking about the contract of Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and how it looks like he’ll remain in Pittsburgh at least through the 2020 season. There’s a lot of news to cover from Thursday and we start by going over the current situation with wide receiver Martavis Bryant and why he’s unable to practice with the team right away. The Steelers signed tackle Alejandro Villanueva to a new contract on Thursday so David and I go over all of the numbers of the deal and why it’s a good one for both sides. We also talk about what his new deal means for fellow offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins moving forward. Running back Le’Veon Bell was a no-show for the start of training camp so David and I go over that decision and when we’d like to see him ultimately show up. We go over what the future of Bell in Pittsburgh looks like after he failed to sign a new contract with the Steelers by the July 17 deadline. How many touches will Bell have in 2017? We throw out some numbers related to that as well. The PUP list was announced on Thursday by Tomlin so we go over the few names on it in addition to talking about the one player who failed to report on Thursday. Will wide receiver Sammie Coates ultimately make the 53-man roster this year? We discuss that topic to close out the show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 896

Jul 22, 2017 01:16:30

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Season 7, Episode 128 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to talking more about the Pittsburgh Steelers failed signing of running back Le’Veon Bell this past week. We go over the reported contract numbers that Bell turned down from the Steelers and if it was a fair offer. We talk about what might happen next offseason when it comes to Bell and a potential second franchise tag and if a long-term deal can eventually be worked out from there. Will Bell eventually earn more than $42 million in the next three years regardless of where he plays? We discuss that topic. After beating the Bell Cow negotiations thoroughly, Alex and I turn our focus to tackle Alejandro Villanueva and if we think he’ll miss the start of training camp. In the second half of the show, Alex and I fly through a few more position group previews ahead of training camp getting underway at the end of next week. We talk offensive line, tight ends, outside linebackers and cornerbacks. We close the show out by answering quite a few Twitter questions from show listeners and several of them pertain to the safety position. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 895

Jul 18, 2017 00:46:10

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Season 7, Episode 127 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this late Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers being unable to sign running back Le’Veon Bell to a new contract prior to Monday's deadline. We discuss Bell’s current situation throughout the entire show and that includes whether or not he’ll now show up for training camp on time being as he’s yet to sign his franchise tag tender. Will Bell be a Steeler past 2017? We discuss whether or not that will ultimately happen and if he’ll get the franchise tag ahead of the 2018 league year. With the Bell deadline now passed, Alex and I look ahead at a few other deals that might get done prior to the start of the regular season. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 894

Jul 15, 2017 01:09:30

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Season 7, Episode 125 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to talking about recent comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant about him wanting to have a man-to-man talk with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the very near future. We look at both sides of this and examine whether or not this all will be put to bed soon. Monday is the deadline for the Steelers to sign running back Le’Veon Bell to a long-term contract and Alex and I discuss what might happen if a deal doesn’t ultimately get done. We also talk about Bell now being 25 years of age and if there’s any concern about him coming off a 300-touch season after studying several other running backs dating back to 2000. Steelers safety Robert Golden was interview recently and Alex and I discuss a few of the main things he said about the team’s defense and potential changes in 2016 that caught our eyes and ears. We also get into a discussion about second-year players Artie Burns and Sean Davis and what we expect out of both in 2017. We close out this episode by previewing the Steelers quarterbacks ahead of training camp getting underway in Latrobe two weeks from today. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 893

Jul 11, 2017 01:06:56

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Season 7, Episode 125 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to talking about Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell making a recent most-overpaid NFL player list and why that is a ludicrous act. Former Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams had a few nice things to say about wide receiver Martavis Bryant during a recent interview so Alex and I recap that in addition to looking at Bryant’s future past the next two seasons. Will Steelers cornerback Ross Cockrell hold on to the starting job again for a full season? Will he be back in 2018? Alex and I discuss those questions and invite the opinions of listeners as well. With linebacker Vince Williams now set to start in 2017, who will fill his large special team shoes? Alex and I discuss that important topic and discuss quite a few players during this segment as well. Can rookie running back James Conner be that guy? Alex and I move on to preview the Steelers running back group ahead of training camp starting and we close out the Monday show by answering a few more listener questions. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 892

Jul 8, 2017 01:06:54

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Season 7, Episode 124 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs the last time they won the Super Bowl and how low the average yards per carry was for that group. That talk is followed by discussing a few stats of running back Le’Veon Bell and where the cut-off line is at when talking about the position being fungible. Is Bell more valuable than guard David DeCastro and should he earn more than him assuming a new contract gets finalized before the July 17 deadline? We discuss that briefly. We move on to discuss what may have happened last season at the wide receiver position had Markus Wheaton stayed healthy and Martavis Bryant not been suspended. We follow that conversation up by fully breaking down the wide receiver group of the Steelers 2017 team ahead of training camp getting underway. We use the final segment of this episode to once again answer some thought-provoking questions we received from several of our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 891

Jul 4, 2017 01:08:00

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Season 7, Episode 123 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers deadline to sign running back Le’Veon Bell to a long-term contract now being two weeks away as of today and if there’s still any reason to be concerned about a deal not ultimately being consummated. I started my Steelers 2017 player previews series over the weekend so Alex and I discuss in-depth the first four profiled, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, defensive end Cameron Heyward, tight end Jesse James and outside linebacker James Harrison. We go over the strengths and weaknesses of all four players as well as a realistic outlook for each for the 2017 season. Thanks to a blockbuster trade segment that was aired on NFL Network over the weekend, Alex and I discuss why that post recapping what was proposed was so popular even though several of the deals suggested for the Steelers are entirely realistic. We use the final segment of this episode to once again answer some thought-provoking questions we received from several of our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 890

Jul 1, 2017 00:59:30

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Season 7, Episode 122 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to talking about Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns being arrested in Miami Friday night for driving with a suspended license. We discuss how this doesn’t appear to be as big deal moving forward and why there’s every reason to believe that Burns’ stock for 2017 is still up. Former Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Zach Orr recently announced he’s unretiring and several teams appear to be interested in his services. Will and should the Steelers be one of those teams? We discuss several reasons as to why he’s unlikely to land in Pittsburgh even though it would be fun to see happen. PFF recently named Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree as the team’s worst starter entering the 2017 season so Alex and I discuss if that’s true and fair to say. We also talk about which players we would choose for that worst starter distinction and why. The Steelers won’t have to fly very many miles during the 2017 regular season and Alex and I discuss if that’s a big deal. We also wrap up a few other loose news items before closing out this Friday episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 889

Jun 20, 2017 01:06:25

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Season 7, Episode 121 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to talking about Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker T.J. Watt and if he’ll have a legitimate chance at registering good enough numbers in 2017 to warrant him ultimately being considered for the Defensive Rookie Player of the Year award. After thoroughly discussing Watt, Alex and I turn our attention to the amount of times the Steelers defense dropped their outside linebackers last season and if the high number should be surprising and worth worrying about. How important are sacks when it comes to ultimately killing drives? We discuss that topic based on a recent study and go over the Steelers numbers from last season on both sides of the football. We also discuss what the career numbers of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger might currently be when it comes to him being able to extend drives after suffering a sack. In the second half of this show, Alex and I go over the Twitter poll results that I ran last week. We then close out this podcast by answering a slew of listener questions we received Monday morning from Twitter users. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 888

Jun 17, 2017 01:10:00

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Season 7, Episode 120 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to recapping what took place during the Pittsburgh Steelers mandatory minicamp practices this past week. We also go over the one transaction the team made this past week during the opening segment. Several of the Steelers coaches talked to the media this past week so Alex and I focus specifically on what defensive coordinator Keith Butler had to say about schemes as well as what defensive backs coach Carnell Lake had to say about a few of his players. Alex and I then attempt to go over what we think we both learned about the Steelers rookies over the course of the team’s offseason practices as well as a few things we will look forward to examining once training camp gets underway late in July. We close this episode out by answering several more questions we received on Twitter from a few of our listeners. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 887

Jun 13, 2017 00:52:20

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Season 7, Episode 119 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Penguins capturing another championship for the Steel City Sunday night in Nashville. After praising the Penguins, Alex and I turn our attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers as they prepare for their mandatory minicamp this week. We reset all the main storylines heading into this week before moving on to other topics. Does Steelers quarterback Landry Jones deserve to be ranked 14th overall on ESPN’s latest backup quarterbacks list? Only 16 were listed and Alex discuss which of the other 15 on the list we’d like to have in Pittsburgh instead of Jones. Former Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon had an interesting quote about tight end Jesse James a few days ago so Alex and I dive into that topic. We also talk about what we expect out of James in 2017 as well as backup tight end Xavier Grimble. Is the Steelers current offensive line the best the franchise has ever had? Better yet, how does this year’s unit matchup to the 2005 version? Alex and I thoroughly discuss that topic late in the show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 886

Jun 10, 2017 01:06:27

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Season 7, Episode 118 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to talking about a few Pittsburgh Steelers being very visible during the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night win over the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final. The Steelers wrapped up their annual OTA practices on Thursday so Alex and I attempt to recap the health of the team as they prepare for their mandatory minicamp. Tackle Alejandro Villanueva finally spoke to the media about his contract situation on Thursday so Alex and I spend a little more time talking about his unique situation and if he’ll ultimately take part in the team’s mandatory minicamp next week. We turn our attention to Steelers defensive tackle Daniel McCullers during the middle part of Fridays show being as he was running behind L.T. Walton at the nose tackle position some with starter Javon Hargrave sidelined at the beginning of the week. Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell had some interesting words about McCullers that we make sure to recap. Would the Steelers be interested in signing Steve McLendon should he ultimately wind up being released by the New York Jets? We thoroughly explore that scenario. Alex wants to know who the hardest-hitting Steelers player is so we spend a few minutes discussing that topic. We also talk briefly about former Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams possibly perusing a wresting career. We wrap up this Friday show by answering quite a few questions we received from listeners on Twitter and the episode ends with a fishy twist. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 885

Jun 6, 2017 01:04:36

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Season 7, Episode 117 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers final week of OTA practices that started with a team-building exercise. The Baltimore Ravens suffered another serious injury on Friday so Alex and I discuss what that means for them moving forward into the offseason. Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva and running back Le’Veon Bell seemed to be the focal point of a few Pro Football Talk articles over the weekend so Alex and I discuss why those topics are pretty much just meaningless offseason drivel. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t been great on the road the last few seasons so Alex and I discuss that topic in addition to him not being great last season when using play-action. We move on to talk more in-depth about the Steelers wide receiver group and whether or not we’ll see a few more four wide receiver packages this year. We also discuss a few of the players on the bottom of the wide receiver depth chart and their chances of ultimately making the final 53-man roster. The Monday episode ends with my weekend interview with Steelers rookie outside linebacker Keion Adams, the teams seventh-round draft pick this year. Adams talks about his rookie camp and first two weeks of OTAs with the Steelers in addition to his college career at Western Michigan. If you are not already doing so, please follow Adams on Twitter at @civilSAVAGE1. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 884

Jun 3, 2017 01:01:05

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Season 7, Episode 116 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers newest safety Daimion Stafford, who was signed earlier this week. We tell you what we like the most about Stafford in addition to discussing his chances of making the final 53-man roster out of training camp. There are several odds and ends to wrap up following the Steelers second week of OTA practices and Alex attempt to do just that by starting off with an injury report. We also discuss what tackle Jerald Hawkins did during the offseason and the battle that awaits him later this summer. We move on to discuss the Steelers defensive line depth this year in addition to how many snaps we think Javon Hargrave might ultimately play. Alex and I have a nice debate about position flexibility and especially when it comes to the chances of outside linebacker Arthur Moats potentially making the 53-man roster this year. We wrap this show up by talking about the Baltimore Ravens losing cornerback Tavon Young to a torn ACL on Thursday. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 883

May 30, 2017 01:07:30

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Season 7, Episode 115 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to looking ahead at what might transpire during the Pittsburgh Steelers second week of OTA practices that will get underway on Tuesday. Will running back Le'Veon Bell show up this week? Should he? We discuss that topic in addition to a few other things we hope to learn this coming week. Now that linebacker Vince Williams is set to become the team's starter inside, Alex and I discuss how his role on special teams is likely to diminish and who the team might turn to in order to fill his shoes. During the second half of this Memorial Day show, Alex and I answer quite a few listener questions that we received overnight on Twitter. There were several interesting questions this week and enough that it resulted in us running a little bit longer than an hour. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 882

May 27, 2017 01:03:05

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Season 7, Episode 114 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to recapping all that took place during the Pittsburgh Steelers first week of 2017 OTA practices. Alex and I review the five main things we were looking for heading in the Steelers OTAs in addition to talking about which players are currently dealing with injuries. We move on to talk a little about the cornerback depth chart based on reports from this past week and if it means much of anything at this point of the offseason. Former Steelers cornerback Justin Gilbert was suspended for four weeks on Thursday so we recap that news and move on to talk about what safety Mike Mitchell had to say during an interview a few days ago. Steelers tackle Jerald Hawkins is discussed during this episode and that leads to Alex and I speculating about what the second-team offensive line will look like at the start of the preseason. The NFL owners passed a few rules changes this past week so Alex and I review those and tell you whether or not we like them. A former NFL front office executive had some interesting comments about the Steelers backup quarterback situation during a Thursday radio interview so Alex and I reset that topic for you even through we’ve both yet to hear what he had to say. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 881

May 23, 2017 01:03:05

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Season 7, Episode 113 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 OTA practices that are set to begin this week. Alex and I go over several things we hope to learn or see covered over the course of not only this week, but the next several weeks when it comes to different players. While David and I have already given our thoughts on the Steelers recent release of tight end Ladarius Green, Monday it’s Alex’s turn to offer up some of his thoughts on the transaction as well as the team bypassing the position during the 2017 NFL Draft. We have received a few requests on Twitter for us to discuss the rest of the Steelers tight end depth chart following Green’s release so we cover that topic during Monday’s show and spend a lot of time talking about Jesse James and where he currently is at in his development. Alex and I move on to talk about Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs following the several studies I have completed on his playing time at Tennessee and explain why we felt they needed to be done. We close this episode by discussing rookie outside linebacker T.J. Watt and the playing time we think he’ll receive during the 2017 season. This topic is in response to a recent NFL.com article dedicated to the subject. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 880

May 20, 2017 00:50:48

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Season 7, Episode 112 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd kicks things off by talking about recent news related to him. The Pittsburgh Steelers released long snapper Greg Warren and tight end Ladarius Green with failed physical designations on Thursday so we spend the bulk of this episode discussing those two transactions and what may or may not have led to them happening. Did the Steelers bypass the tight end position during the draft because they thought Green was healthy enough to move forward with? We discuss that topic in addition to whether or not the team should now look to sign free agent tight end Gary Barnidge. Was the signing of Green now the worst free agent addition that general manager Kevin Colbert has ever made since he’s been with the Steelers? We discuss that topic thoroughly later in the show as well. We wrap up this show with a few other NFL news items. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 879

May 16, 2017 00:49:00

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Season 7, Episode 112 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd is back in the co-host chair and we start things off by talking about the news and notes that came out of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 rookie minicamp that took place over the weekend. So far, the Steelers have signed two players who took part in the rookie minicamp on a tryout basis so we bring you up to speed on both. David and I discuss the potential of the team’s first three draft picks this year each playing more than 50% of the total defensive or offensive snaps during their rookie seasons and if it will be disappointment if they don’t. With Alex Kozora releasing his first 2017 53-man roster prediction Monday morning, David and I both his choices as we go through all the position groups. We close the show with some weekend items from around the rest of the NFL. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 878

May 13, 2017 01:00:30

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Season 7, Episode 111 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd once again and we open things up by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 rookie minicamp as well as the full roster of players who are scheduled to participate in it this weekend. Alex and I attempt to identify a few of this year’s tryout players who have a shot at being signed to the 90-man roster after the rookie minicamp is over in addition to talking a little more about a few undrafted free agents who could possibly make some noise in the coming days. New Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs has been the focus of an ongoing study that I’m currently conducting so Alex and I go over a few things that have stuck out thus far while reviewing his third down incompletions from his 2016 season at Tennessee. We talk about why the study was necessary as well. Dobbs played behind several offensive line combinations last season at Tennessee as well so Alex and I review that situation that needs to be considered while reviewing his 2016 game tape. We make sure to catch everyone up on all the recent Steelers roster moves in this show and end the episode by answering a few listener questions that we received on Twitter. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 877

May 9, 2017 01:00:30

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Season 7, Episode 110 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd once again and we open things up with his new thoughts on a few of the players the Pittsburgh Steelers selected during the 2017 NFL Draft now that he's had a full week to explore them deeper. Alex and I spend a little extra time talking about wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and running back James Conner as it relates to a few key statistical areas from their college careers. The Steelers 2017 undrafted free agent class leaves a lot to be desired and Alex and I go over that topic in addition to talking a little about the offensive lineman the team signed on Friday. Last week I released my initial Steelers 53-man roster prediction for 2017 so Alex and I go through that position group by position group as he comments on areas he disagrees with me. That conversation is quite lengthy and it includes us talking about the chances of the team's initial 53-man roster including a player or two who is currently not in Pittsburgh. Alex and I close out this episode with a few minor Steelers-related nuggets. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 876

May 6, 2017 01:02:30

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Season 7, Episode 109 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and continue talking a little more about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 draft class now that we’ve had some more time to study a few of their earlier selections more in-depth. We go over when we think a few of the drafted players might start contributing to the team during the 2017 season and if one of them might even be able to supplant wide receiver Antonio Brown as the team’s punt returner. We move on to discuss David’s recent interview with Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop that took place on his show. The Steelers waived quarterback Zach Mettenberger earlier in the week and that wasn’t a huge surprise all things considered. David and I talk briefly about if he’ll ever play a NFL snap again moving forward. David and I had yet to talk extensively about who the other three AFC North teams drafted over the weekend so we make sure to cover that topic during Friday’s show. We close this episode by talking about the two players the Steelers waived on Friday. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 875

May 2, 2017 01:02:06

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Terrible Podcast - Episode 875 by SteelersDepot

Terrible Podcast - Episode 874

May 1, 2017 01:09:55

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Season 7, Episode 107 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Sunday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers entire 2017 NFL Draft. Alex and I go through each and every one of the Steelers eight selections this year and that includes what we know about each player and how each potentially fits with the team. We discuss several of the comments made by general manager Kevin Colbert as well as the position coaches following all of this year's selections. Alex and I even discuss the Steelers decision to draft a long snapper in the sixth-round. Are there a few players currently on the Steelers roster who are especially happy with the direction that this year's draft played out? We discuss a few. We close up the Sunday episode by talking about the undrafted free agents the Steelers signed Saturday night in addition to discussing a few tryout players who look like they're coming to Pittsburgh as well. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 873

Apr 30, 2017 00:50:15

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Season 7, Episode 106 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Saturday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers day-two selections. We talk extensively about new wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and what it might mean to the rest of the depth chart at the position. We discuss what Smith-Schuster is good at and look at who his combine measurable compare closely to. You might be surprised. David and I then proceed to go over the selections of cornerback Cameron Sutton and running back James Conner. We break down both players thoroughly and throw in some stat analysis as well. We wrap things up in this episode by talking about a few quarterbacks the Steelers might take early on day-three of the draft. We’ll be back at again Sunday discussing the Steelers day-two selections so be prepared for an extra show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 872

Apr 29, 2017 01:08:15

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Season 7, Episode 105 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting outside linebacker T.J. Watt in the first-round of the 2017 NFL Draft. David and I talk about the few players who we could have been targets for the pick had they not come off the board before the Steelers selected Watt. With day-two of the draft now set to get underway Friday night, David and I discuss which direction the Steelers might go with their three scheduled selections. We toss around several position possibilities in addition to names of players we think could ultimately be selected. David and I discuss what happened during Thursday’s first-round and that includes talking about a few teams we think made fine decisions as well as bad ones. We wrap things up in this episode by talking a little bit more about Watt and his potential with the Steelers. We’ll be back at again Saturday discussing the Steelers day-two selections so be prepared for an extra show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 871

Apr 27, 2017 01:11:35

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Season 7, Episode 104 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd is back and we start things off by talking about the Tuesday conditional reinstatement of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant. We discuss his future moving forward and whether or not the team will still draft a wide receiver this year based on the recent news. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin held their annual pre-draft press conference on Monday so David and I go over several things they had to say that we deemed relevant. Will the Steelers trade out of the first-round Thursday night? We discuss that possibility. The Steelers picked up the fifth-year option on linebacker Ryan Shazier this week so we discuss that news as well. ESPN recently had a few layoffs so David and I address that topic a little bit before discussing two first-round draft prospects who were in the news this past week. David and I talk about a few other draft prospects in this show before ending it with a recap of my final Steelers mock draft. David also reveals who he believes the Steelers will take 30th overall. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 870

Apr 25, 2017 01:07:11

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Season 7, Episode 103 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we start things off by going over his latest Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft in addition to a study he did recently concerning pre-draft visitors. After finishing up with Alex’s mock, we are on to the main course as we are pleased to be joined on the show once again by draft analyst Dave-Te’ Thomas, who is perhaps our most-requested guest on the show and especially at this time of the year. If you’ve heard Thomas preview drafts in the past, you should know what to expect. If, however, this is your first time hearing him, fasten your seatbelt as he really goes rapid-fire. Alex and I pepper Dave-Te’ with several questions related to several different players throughout this interview and we talk specifically about several the Steelers have shown interest in over the course of the last few months. Dave-Te’ gives us his thoughts on the 2017 Steelers to close out the interview. Please be advised that there is an audio connection problem midway through this interview but we were able to reestablish a better connection with him and continued on. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Mike Mayock 2017 NFL Draft Conference Call Audio

Apr 23, 2017 01:11:03

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Mike Mayock 2017 NFL Draft Media Conference Call Audio

Terrible Podcast - Episode 869

Apr 22, 2017 01:04:18

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Season 7, Episode 102 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd is back hosting and we start things off by going over the Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 regular season schedule following it being released Thursday evening. After fully breaking down the schedule, David and I turn our attention to my latest mock and go over it pick-by-pick. Did I flip my thoughts on the Steelers drafting a defensive lineman sooner rather than later? We discuss that topic. While going over my mock, David and I have a lengthy conversation about Pittsburgh running back James Conner and where he’ll ultimately be selected being as this year’s draft class appears to be deep at the position. Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers is being linked to the Steelers in the first round quite a bit so David and I attempt to go over why people either love him or hate him with the draft now less than a week away. We talk about the Steelers perceived need for a wide receiver in this year’s draft and whether or not one will ultimately selected on day-two. David and I close out the show by answering a few Twitter questions we received. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 868

Apr 18, 2017 00:56:49

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Season 7, Episode 101 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and I we kick things off by talking about the recent airport incident that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson had and if it’s a big deal in the grand scheme of things. We also cover the latest news concerning Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant during the opening segment. It looked like Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya was in Pittsburgh on Saturday so Alex and I discuss if it resulted in a weekend pre-draft visit that has yet to be reported. On top of that, we discuss the chances of Kaaya or Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs potentially being selected by the Steelers in the third round of the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft. Alex recently wrote about hybrid safeties so we discuss that post in addition to the candidates who could wind up being drafted who would potentially fit that role in the Steelers defense. Now that nearly all the pre-draft visits have been conducted, Alex and I go over a lot of the potential Steelers first-round candidates as well as a few who might still be on the board when they pick in the second round. We also discuss edge rushing force players that Justis Mosqueda recently ranked in his latest post. Would the Steelers consider trading down in the second round? Alex throws out an idea related to that possibly happening. The Steelers had one pre-draft visitor on Monday so we recap that player for you to close out this Monday show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 867

Apr 15, 2017 00:56:15

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Season 7, Episode 100 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I spend the first half of it talking about the recent passing of Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney and the legacy that he left. David and I share our favorite Rooney antidotes and discuss the overwhelming response to his passing on social media and in major media outlets as well as on the local level. After finishing our thoughts on the passing of Rooney, David and I turn our attention to the Steelers pre-draft visitors and included in that is us discussing past years’ visitors and the role they played in ultimate selections. David and I go over the Steelers most-recent pre-draft visitors and try to narrow down a few that might have great shots at being this year’s first round selection. We talk briefly about the upcoming pre-draft press conference that Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin are likely to have and one question we would like to see asked when that takes place. We move on to discuss a few recent reports from Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network concerning the Steelers and if we think they have much validity. David and I go over some other NFL news to close out this show and that includes us talking about Dean Blandino resigning from his vice president of officiating position. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 866

Apr 11, 2017 00:58:28

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Season 7, Episode 99 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd is back in the main chair again and we get things started by talking about Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and several other players being in Las Vegas this past weekend for an arm wrestling event that might ultimately get them in trouble with the NFL due to them all possibly violating the league’s gambling policy. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced on Friday that he will indeed be back for 2017 season and while we aren’t surprised with his decision, we dedicate a few minutes to discussing it nonetheless. The Washington redskins signed linebacker Zach Brown to a one-year contract recently so David and I discuss if the Steelers missed out on him. Will former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo do well as an NFL game analysts for CBS Sports? David and I discuss that topic for a little bit along with a few other minor NFL nuggets. We use the second half of this show to discuss several players in this year’s draft class by position and where they might ultimately wind up being selection. Several appear to have the Steelers interested in them. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 865

Apr 8, 2017 01:06:15

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Season 7, Episode 98 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in once again for David Todd and we open things up by talking about the LSU pro day that took place this past week and who all from the Pittsburgh Steelers was there to observe it. The Steelers have hosted several pre-draft visitors since our Monday show so Alex and I go over each plyer thoroughly. That discussion leads to us talking about one specific player who currently has a wide gap in his draft stock. Tackle Chris Hubbard signed his one-year restricted tender on Thursday so Alex and I make sure to spend a few minutes talking about him. Alex and I spend the second half of this episode going over my latest Steelers mock draft that was posted on Thursday. We go over each and every player and talk about a few others that should have been considered. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 864

Apr 4, 2017 00:55:15

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Season 7, Episode 97 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in once again for David Todd and we open things up by talking about a few of the pro days that the Pittsburgh Steelers showed up at on Friday after we recorded that day’s episode and that includes Texas Tech and West Virginia. After discussing quarterback Patrick Mahomes and cornerback Rasul Douglas, Alex and start our long rundown of this year’s cornerback class and there’s a lot of players to discuss one-by-one. We wonder if Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin will show up to the LSU pro day to watch cornerback Tre'Davious White go through the paces and if he might ultimately be a dark horse candidate for the 30th overall selection in the first round. After wrapping up our cornerback draft class recap, Alex and I quickly pass along to you the names of the four players who are making pre-draft visits to Pittsburgh on Monday. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 863

Apr 1, 2017 01:07:30

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Season 7, Episode 96 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in once again for David Todd and we open things up by discussing the current situation with Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant, who is currently waiting for commissioner Roger Goodell to rule on his possible reinstatement. The Steelers were spotted at several pro days this past so Alex and I recap a few of the colleges they were spotted at and that includes Tennessee as head coach Mike Tomlin and defensive coordinator Keith Butler were both spotted watching that annual event on Friday. Alex talks about a Steelers trend related to pro days and first round draft picks that we go over and we try to remember whether or not general manager Kevin Colbert said that he attended the pro day of Ziggy Hood several years ago. Since we last talked on Monday, I have posted a few more sack compilation videos of a few more edge-rushers in this year’s draft class. Alex and I give you our thoughts on T.J. Watt, Dawuane Smoot and Joe Mathis. We spent the last part of this episode answering several questions we received from listeners on Twitter and also give a few shout outs to several of our listeners outside of the United States to wrap up the show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 862

Mar 28, 2017 01:02:29

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Season 7, Episode 95 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in once again for David Todd and we open things up by discussing what Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert had to say Sunday about free agency and the draft during his Sunday media conference call. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin recently made some comments about the future of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in addition to the team scouting this year’s draft class when it comes to that position so we recap that for you. Alex and I discussed quite a few edge-rushers in this year’s draft class during the Friday show and we talk about a few more of them during the Monday show. We go deep into our analysis of Charles Harris, Tim Williams, Jordan Willis and several more top edge-rushers as we try to figure out the best fit for the Steelers in the first round should that wind up being the position they choose to address with the 30th overall selection. Alex released another mock draft on Monday so the two of us go through it pick by pick to wrap up this Monday show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 861

Mar 25, 2017 00:53:48

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Season 7, Episode 94 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in once again for David Todd and we open things up with his thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers recent free agent additions of running back Knile Davis, cornerback Coty Sensabaugh and defensive lineman Tyson Alualu. The Steelers are continuing their annual pro day tour this week so Alex and I recap a few of the most recent ones and talk about several players they appear to be showing interest in. Alex and I talk extensively about this year’s edge-rusher draft class as it relates to the Steelers and that includes us focusing heavily on Houston product Tyus Bowser once again and whether or not he should have a first-round grade. Should the Steelers draft a tight end 30th overall should one of the top two fall to them? We discuss that question in addition to how they might have a choice between one of those players or a top edge-rusher. We rattle through a few other talking points related to the draft as we close out this Friday show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 860

Mar 23, 2017 01:01:25

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Season 7, Episode 93 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the three players who the Pittsburgh Steelers signed since Monday’s show. Slowly but surely, David and I give our thoughts on running back Knile Davis, cornerback Coty Sensabaugh and defensive lineman Tyson Alualu and how their additions can possibly help the team in 2017. We talk about a few players who were already under contract who are now at risk of not making the team as a result of these latest signings and what the additions might mean when it comes to the draft. With these latest signings now behind us, David and I look at the Steelers current salary cap situation in addition to breaking down a few possible future contract extensions for defensive end Stephon Tuitt, tackle Alejandro Villanueva and running back Le’Veon Bell. We talk quite a bit about how the Steelers might attack Bell’s extension as it relates to first-year money. Mel Kiper Jr. released his latest mock on Wednesday and so David and I discuss his selection for the Steelers. We also discuss a few more top edge rushers in this year’s draft class to close out the show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 859

Mar 21, 2017 01:02:42

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Season 7, Episode 92 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we get right to talking about all the hate for Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ross Cockrell that surfaced Monday morning ion Twitter. The Steelers obviously haven’t been very busy during free agency and Alex and I discuss a few players they failed to sign in addition to the one they did in wide receiver Justin Hunter. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a few interesting things to say during one of his public appearances over the weekend so Alex and I discuss that. Alex released another Steelers mock draft last week so we go over it pock-by-pick and discuss the players he chose. We also talk about a cornerback he recently broke down on the site in addition to a multi-round mock draft that NFL.com recently released. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 858

Mar 18, 2017 00:54:33

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Season 7, Episode 91 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about linebacker Dont’a Hightower re-signing with the New England Patriots after visiting with the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier in the week. We go over Hightower’s real contract numbers and what the New York Jets reportedly offered him until giving him a physical. Will the Steelers have any interest in free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis now that he has his legal issues behind him? David and I revisit him and his offsets with the Jets in addition to the possibility of him landing in Pittsburgh. We move on to talk a little more about the Steelers signing free agent wide receiver Justin Hunter this past week and how it looks like a nice addition. With Hunter now in the fold and Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley spending time with Penn State wide receiver Chris Godwin at his pro day on Thursday, we wonder if the team will ultimately draft another pass catcher this year. The cornerback free agent market has dwindled down to virtually nothing now as of Thursday, so David and I recap the top remaining names. We move on to discuss several other signings that have happened around the league since we last talked on Wednesday. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 857

Mar 16, 2017 00:56:40

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Terrible Podcast - Episode 856

Mar 14, 2017 01:07:20

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Season 7, Episode 89 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I discuss the first full weekend of the 2017 free agent signing period and that includes us discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers losing linebacker Lawrence Timmons and wide receiver Markus Wheaton to other teams in addition to them re-signing quarterback Landry Jones. With Timmons now gone, David and I discuss two mid-level range inside linebackers who could potentially be fits with the Steelers for the right price. We talk about a few other moves that have taken place around the league so far during the signing period and then move on to discuss the injury that Washington cornerback Sidney Jones reportedly suffered over the weekend during his pro day workout and how far he might drop in the draft because of it. The Steelers will reportedly bring a few defensive free agents in for visits over the course of the next few days and we update you on who those players are. Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell reportedly had his groin surgery on Monday so we make sure to pass that news on to you as well. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 855

Mar 11, 2017 00:58:22

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Season 7, Episode 88 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and we start things off by talking about the big news from the first day of free agency and that includes an AFC North focus. Alex and I talk about the big trade that the Cleveland Browns made with the Houston Texans and if they have more trade plans in mind ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to sign any outside free agents on Thursday but did manage to re-sign a few of their own. Alex and I discuss those two moves in addition to what it might mean as far as the draft goes. Steelers free agent linebacker Lawrence Timmons is visiting with the Miami Dolphins on Friday so Alex and I revisit his situation as well. The Steelers reportedly have interest in a few remaining free agent cornerbacks so we recap those players for you during this episode. The Steelers are making their pro day rounds so Alex and I bring you up-to-date on those and who they are looking at on Friday. We close the show out with Alex giving his thoughts on what he observed during the recently concluded scouting combine. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 854

Mar 9, 2017 00:46:45

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Season 7, Episode 87 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I recap some of the early free agency news around the league that has taken place so far during the legal tampering period. We go over a few signings and discuss if the Cleveland Browns made the right decision in not placing the franchise tag on wide receiver Terrelle Pryor. The Pittsburgh Steelers are being linked heavily to Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick as a potential target so we talk more about him in addition to going over a short list of bargain free agents that I put together on Tuesday. David and I wonder if the Steelers will get a few more of their own soon-to-be unrestricted free agents re-signed by Thursday evening and talk briefly about one of their former players who was released by the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday. The pro day circuit is now underway and we tell you where some Steelers personnel was spotted on Wednesday. With the annual combine now over, David and I talk a little more about the position groups that impressed and that leads to us talking some about two polarizing prospects in this year’s class. We end the show by going over the Steelers salary cap situation ahead of the start of the 2017 league year. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 853

Mar 7, 2017 01:03:06

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Season 7, Episode 86 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd is back in the main chair and we kick things off with his thoughts on the busy week the Pittsburgh Steelers had last week. With free agency set to start later this week, David and I discuss several players who have been linked to the Steelers over the course of the last several days in addition to looking some at the top 101 free agents that NFL.com recently posted on their site. Will the Steelers go after a cornerback in free agency? If there’s any position they throw money at over the course of the next week, cornerback figures to be it. The Steelers restricted tender two players last week at the lowest amounts so David and I discuss the possibilities of either signing offer sheets with other teams because of that. With the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine now winding down in Indianapolis, David and I discuss a few position groups and individual players who stuck out. We will be back on Wednesday with another show to further discuss free agency and you give you more thoughts on what we observed during the combine. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 852

Mar 3, 2017 01:06:10

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Season 7, Episode 85 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd once again and we start this episode off by remembering Alan Gifford, a friend of mine and longtime listener of the show who passed away recently. After remembering Alan, we move on to talk about the busy week the Pittsburgh Steelers have had that included them signing wide receiver Antonio Brown to a contract extension and placing the franchise tag on running back Le’Veon Bell. We briefly talk about if Bell will have an extension done prior to the 2017 NFL Draft and how much he’ll likely be paid during the first three years if a deal is indeed consummated. The Steelers also re-signed linebacker James Harrison and tendered offensive lineman Chris Hubbard this past week so Alex and I dedicate some time to talking about those two transactions. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert addressed the media on Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine so Alex and I discuss a few of the talking points coming out of that as well. We talk about the Steelers reportedly having interest in cornerback Darrelle Revis and quarterback Mike Glennon to close out the first part of this episode. With the combine now underway in Indianapolis, Alex and I talk about a few things we look forward to seeing over the course of the next several days. We also talk about one specific drill we both plan on watching carefully. Additionally, Alex and I go over the few players the Steelers have reportedly met with so far at the combine. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 851

Feb 28, 2017 01:03:55

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Season 7, Episode 84 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd once again and we get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers being awarded a third round compensatory selection for the 2017 NFL Draft on Friday. Alex and I discuss the different directions the Steelers could go in with that third-round pick in addition to looking back at the last time the team had that many selections in the first three rounds of a draft. We also theorize why the Steelers received a third round pick instead of a fifth-round selection. Alex and I have now released the latest versions of our mock drafts as of Monday morning so we spend the second half of the show going over each and every player we selected. We discuss what we both might change in future mocks in addition to discussing where the real value lies in doing several of them. We end the show by telling you what to look for in the way of content on the site this coming week. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 850

Feb 25, 2017 01:03:20

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Season 7, Episode 83 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd once again and we get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff and how it’s looking like it might remain in intact this offseason. We talk about Steelers wide receivers coach Richard Mann in addition to special teams coordinator Danny Smith, who Alex has an upcoming article about. The Steelers have signed quit a few players over the course of the last few weeks so we catch you up on all the team transactions and talk about a few of those players. Will the Steelers sign an experienced free agent cornerback in the coming weeks? Alex and I talk about one who was released on Thursday and another one who might be released in the coming weeks and if the Steelers will have interest in either of them. Steelers defensive tackle Daniel McCullers claims he wants to lose some weight during the offseason so Alex and I spend some time talking about him and his immediate future in Pittsburgh. With the annual scouting combine getting underway next week, Alex and I make sure to discuss a few players we recently broke down on the site that could interest the Steelers in addition to talking about when general manager Kevin Colbert will hold his next press conference. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 849

Feb 21, 2017 01:00:34

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Season 7, Episode 82 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd is back in the main chair and we spend the first third of the show getting his thoughts on what Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert had to say last week during his annual pre-combine talk with the media. David and I then move on to talk about a few free agents a couple of major media sites have suggested the Steelers sign in the coming weeks. We talk about Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates and the condition of one of his fingers before moving on to talk about whether or not the team should sign tackle Alejandro Villanueva to a contract extension this offseason even through he’s an exclusive rights free agent. In the second half of this show I am joined again by former NFL agent Joel Corry, who writes for CBSSports.com. We discuss Corry’s recent article about Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and how the franchise tag might play a role in future contract extension talks. We drop a lot of math during our discussion and Corry tells me what kind of money he thinks Bell might get from the Steelers by July 15. Corry and I also discuss the future contract extension of wide receiver Antonio Brown and what kind of guaranteed money might be involved in that deal. If you like contract talk and math, you’ll love this interview. Make sure you follow Joel on Twitter at @CorryJoel if you’re not already doing so. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 848

Feb 18, 2017 01:04:55

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Season 7, Episode 81 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd once again and we kick things off by going over all the things Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert had to say Thursday during his talk with the local media. Colbert gave us quite a bit to discuss and that includes us talking about wide receiver Antonio Brown, running back Le’Veon Bell, quarterback Landry Jones, linebacker Lawrence Timmons, cornerback Senquez Golson and tight end Ladarius Green and their immediate futures. Colbert also somewhat talked about the future of the quarterback position in Pittsburgh so we go over what he had to say about that topic and what it might ultimately mean when it comes the draft this year. After recapping Colbert’s comments, Alex lines up the first four rounds of the Steelers 2017 draft when it comes to positional needs. We also discuss what a two-down linebacker is and isn’t in today’s episode. We save quite a bit of time at the end of this episode to go over several of the draft prospects that both of us have broken down over the course of the last week. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 847

Feb 14, 2017 00:59:22

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Season 7, Episode 80 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd is back and we open the show with his thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers recently waiving cornerback Justin Gilbert. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com released his list of free agent quarterbacks that might interest the Steelers in the coming weeks so we go over that list in its entirety. Somehow we get into a discussion about draftable running backs later in this show and we wind up talking quite a bit about James Conner. Will the Steelers go after any moderately-priced free agents during the signing period? We discuss the chances of that happening and that leads to us discussing the future of Steelers outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo. With the start of the 2017 league year now just a little less than a month away, we go over what the Steelers salary cap situation might look like on March 9. New Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips had a few interesting quotes during his Friday meeting with the media so we recap some of his thoughts on him switching to a 3-4 defense. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 846

Feb 11, 2017 01:03:20

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Season 7, Episode 79 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora sits in for David Todd and he gives his thoughts on what transpired in Super Bowl LI and most notably when it comes to the play of the Atlanta Falcons defense. We discuss what lessons the Pittsburgh Steelers took away from that game and especially when it comes to defensive scheme. The Steelers waived cornerback Justin Gilbert this past week so Alex and I spend some time talking about that decision in addition to other things such as his contract and whether or not he’s likely to return in a few weeks. With it now officially being draft season, Alex and I recap several prospects that we’ve already studied in addition to talking about needs the team has entering the offseason. If you like draft talk, this episode should entertain you and Alex will be joining me frequently throughout the remained of the offseason. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 845

Feb 7, 2017 00:53:10

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Season 7, Episode 78 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I have no choice but to spend most of the hour recapping Super Bowl LI. As you can imagine, we have a lot to recap thanks to the New England Patriots record comeback against the Atlanta Falcons. David and I talk about what both teams did right and wrong throughout the game as well as the few turning points in the second half. We go over a few stats from the game and talk about just how prepared the Patriots always seem to be. Late in the show, David and I discuss whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to learn anything new about the Patriots during the Super Bowl and who we would have liked to have had watched the game with when it comes to the coaching staff. We highlight the play of Falcons cornerback C.J. Goodwin Sunday night being as he was with the Steelers previously. Needless to say, if you don’t want to hear a lot about the Super Bowl, you should probably refrain from listening to this episode. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 844

Feb 4, 2017 00:49:40

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Season 7, Episode 77 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to previewing Super Bowl LI. We waste no time in telling you who we both like to win the game and why. Our discussion about the game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons includes us both throwing around some unique stats in around in addition to a few scenarios that could take place on Sunday in Houston. David offers up a scenario that includes Julio Jones and Antonio Brown that we both discuss that might interest a few of you. In the second half of this show we talk about Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell being as he recently announced that he might have to undergo offseason groin surgery. Should the Steelers be a little more careful with Bell moving forward as it relates to his total touches? We discuss that topic for a little while. The Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be announced on Saturday so David and I go through each of the finalists and tell you whether or not we think each will get in this year. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 843

Feb 2, 2017 01:05:30

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Season 7, Episode 76 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I have quite a bit to talk about thanks to Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II holding his annual end-of-the-season session with the media on Tuesday. David and I go over all the big talking points from Rooney and that includes us discussing the futures of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell. Rooney had quite a bit to say about tight end Ladarius Green over the course of the last two days so we recap those comments and give our thoughts on the player’s future with the team. We move on to talk about several draft-related comments that Rooney made on Tuesday as it relates to the team likely to select a quarterback this year and the team also needing to improve their pass rush. After fully recapping what Rooney had to see, David and I get into to discussing other Steelers draft needs and that results in us sort of ranking them overall. The Steelers re-signed long snapper Greg Warren and running back Fitzgerald Toussaint over the course of the last two days so we quickly recap those moves and talk about wide receiver Sammie Coates undergoing finger surgery recently. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 842

Jan 31, 2017 01:05:29

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Season 7, Episode 75 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to talking a little about the upcoming Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. How will the Falcons defense defend against the Patriots offense? We discuss that topic in addition to giving you some final thoughts on how the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to do so in the AFC Championship game. We move on to discuss the latest news surrounding Steelers linebacker coach Joey Porter and whether or not any of it should factor into his future status with the team as it relates to him remaining on the coaching staff. The NFL is currently investigating how the Steelers handled running back Le’Veon Bell on their injury report ahead of the AFC Championship game so David and I go over whether or not any disciplinary action should be taken against them. In the second half of this Monday show, David and I go over every Steelers player who is currently scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent and what the chances of each being re-signed are. This leads to us discussing a few draft needs at a few positions. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 841

Jan 29, 2017 00:43:29

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Season 7, Episode 74 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Saturday special edition show, Alex Kozora joins me to talk about what he observed this past week while covering the Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala. We get this special edition pre-draft podcast started by going over the Steelers needs entering the offseason. Alex and I then go over each position group and discuss several players who practiced this week for the Senior Bowl. We spend a lot of time talking about a few edge rushers and cornerbacks so that should make quite a few of you listeners happy. As you can imagine, there’s a lot of players to discuss in this show and Alex hits on quite a few of them in order to prepare you for Saturday’s game. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 840

Jan 28, 2017 00:58:05

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Season 7, Episode 73 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the few exclusive rights free agents the Pittsburgh Steelers have already come to terms this past week. Tackle Alejandro Villanueva is another one of the team's several exclusive rights free agents and we discuss the prospects of his future contractual status in addition to how the Steelers might handle their two restricted free agents, cornerback Ross Cockrell and tackle Chris Hubbard. After mopping up those conversations, David and I take some time to read several emails from the listeners. We motor through quite a few of them with several being dedicated to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and others related to the New England Patriots. In the second half of this show, David and I are joined by football guru Alex Kirby, who has written quite a few books on Xs and Os with a few being directly related to the Patriots. Alex helps us put a final bow around the Steelers loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship game as we talk a lot about scheme and what the losing team did poorly on both sides of the football. If you are not already doing show, make sure you follow Alex on Twitter at @AlexJKirby and check out his huge selection of football books on Amazon. Davis and I then move to wrap up this Friday episode and let you know what's on tap to be discussed next week. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 839

Jan 26, 2017 01:12:00

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Season 7, Episode 72 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about what Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had to say Tuesday morning during his radio show as it relates to him saying he isn’t quite sure right now if he’ll play in 2017. David and I examine Roethlisberger’s comments and if him being mad at any of the coaches or other players on the roster were the reason for them. We both agree that Roethlisberger isn’t going to retire and that he’s just frustrated right now about something. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his end-of-the-season press conference on Tuesday and gave us quite a bit to talk about as well. We discuss Tomlin leaving it open to some coaching changes during the offseason and who may or may not return in 2017. There’s been a lot written and said about Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown over the course of the last several weeks so we dive into his attituded and upcoming contract situation. We jump on both sides of the fence while discussing Brown and that includes examining whether or not the Steelers would even fathom trading him in lieu of signing him to an extension. Tomlin discussed the situation with running back Le’Veon Bell on Tuesday as it relates to how he has been listed on the Steelers injury report so we spend a few minutes discussing that. We move on to give you some more of our thoughts on the play of the Steelers defense in Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots and that includes us talking about them having to defend against four wide receiver personnel groupings. David and I end this Wednesday show by trying to predict the future of several of the Steelers players who are about to become unrestricted free agents in March. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 838

Jan 24, 2017 01:12:45

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Season 7, Episode 71 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers getting trounced by the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game in Foxborough. As you can probably imagine, David and I have a lot of negatives to talk about during this show and it starts with us discussing the play on the defensive side of the football. The Steelers defense had no answers for the Patriots passing game as quarterback Tom Brady easily deciphered their scheme pre-snap and got his offense in several high percentage plays. We talk about the lack of pressure the Steelers front had and wonder what the average time to throw Brady registered. The Patriots wide receivers were wide open most of the game and that was very disturbing to see. The Steelers offense certainly isn’t off the hook as the young wide receivers failed to make big plays throughout the game. We talk about how the Patriots defense effectively limited wide receiver Antonio Brown and how the loss of running back Le’Veon Bell to a groin injury early on certainly didn’t help matters. We discuss what happened on the Brady fumble and the subsequent review after it was challenged. After spending most of this episode breaking down the game, David and I take a quick look ahead at draft needs and discuss the overall state of the team heading into the offseason. We’ll certainly expand on those topics in upcoming episodes this week. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 837

Jan 21, 2017 01:13:35

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Season 7, Episode 70 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I us all of it to preview the Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. After first going over the injury reports for both teams, David and I talk extensively about what might take place Sunday in Foxboro. We have quite a few stats to throw around in this show and ask each other several questions related to the game. We mix in some scheme talk concerning Sunday’s game and what all the Steelers defense will need to do to slow down Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. We talk about the Steelers offense and whether or not we’ll see a lot of three wide receiver sets throughout the game. We end this Friday show by giving you our picks for both games. Once again, one of us is on the Steelers while the other one isn’t. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 836

Jan 19, 2017 01:04:00

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Season 7, Episode 69 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to recapping what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say Tuesday during his weekly press conference. Did Tomlin handle the situation with wide receiver Antonio Brown correctly during his talk with the media? We think so and tell you why. Additionally, we cover quite a few of the other key talking points from Tomlin’s presser and that includes us going over the health of the team ahead of Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. The major media outlets had a lot to say about how Tomlin handled the Brown situation so we indulge them by going over a few of their views and how we think several of them missed the boat. In the second half of the show, David and I are joined once again by Ben Volin, who covers the Patriots for The Boston Globe. We get Ben’s view of the Patriots ahead of Sunday’s game per our usual Wednesday segment. David and I wrap up this episode by answering a few listener emails in addition to talking a little more about what happened in Sunday’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 835

Jan 17, 2017 01:07:30

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Season 7, Episode 68 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night Divisional Round win over the Kansas City Chiefs. As you can imagine, there’s a lot to talk about in this episode and we get right to grading the Steelers three units in addition to talking about scheme, and individual performances. Did Ben Roethlisberger have a poor game Sunday night against the Chiefs? We discuss that topic quite thoroughly in addition to whether or not the Steelers should have run the football in the red zone more than they did. We go over my 7 keys to the Chiefs game in the middle of show and see how many the Steelers accomplished. Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce were held in check Sunday night so David and I discuss that topic. The Steelers will now move on to play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game next Sunday so we discuss how we think running back Le’Veon Bell might be used in that game. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown streamed some controversial content from the team’s locker room after the game so we make sure to discuss that topic at the end of the show. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 834

Jan 14, 2017 01:12:05

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Season 7, Episode 67 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get you ready for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday Divisional Playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The weather in Kansas City could be an issue on Sunday so David and I open the show by discussing that topic. The Steelers Thursday injury report didn’t include good news for several players so David and I go over who’s healthy and who isn’t ahead of Sunday’s game. We once again have a long discussion about the future of tight end Ladarius Green. The Steelers reinstated linebackers coach Joey Porter on Friday and that means he’ll coach Sunday in Kansas City. David and I discuss if that was the right decision for Art Rooney II to make. Will the Steelers actually use cornerback Justin Gilbert on kickoff returns against the Chiefs? It’s looking like that might be the case so we go over that development in addition to how the Steelers punt coverage team might look on Sunday. David and I discuss how the Steelers should handle Chiefs return man Tyreek Hill on Sunday. We move on to discuss the Steelers and Chiefs on both sides of the football in addition to focusing in on how both teams should attack and defend during this contest. We talk POOTOS, field position and explosive plays in this episode in addition to successful play percentages for both defenses. As always, we close out our Friday show with our weekly predictions and this week we only have four playoff games to predict. One of us actually picked the Chiefs to beat the Steelers on Sunday if you can believe it. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 833

Jan 12, 2017 01:04:45

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Season 7, Episode 66 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the current statuses of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and linebackers coach Joey Porter. We update the health of Roethlisberger, who injured his right foot late in the win over the Miami Dolphins, and then talk about the Steelers decision to place Porter on a leave of absence following his Sunday night incident on the South Side. We talk about whether or not the Porter is incident will be viewed as a distraction should the Steelers wind up being eliminated from the playoffs by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Will Porter be back this season? What about next season? We discuss those two items in addition to talking about former Steelers linebacker Kevin Greene apparently being open to coaching in Pittsburgh should Porter ultimately be let go. We talk a little about the production the Steelers got out of their outside linebackers the last two seasons and that turns into us discussing a few players who will be restricted and exclusive rights free agents after the season is over. The Steelers injury report ahead of Sunday’s game against the Chiefs is next up for us to discuss and we focus in on tight end Ladarius Green and whether or not he’ll be able to play against the Chiefs. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave us quite a few talking points to discuss during his weekly Tuesday press conference so we hit those one by one. We talk about why he said he left Roethlisberger in the game this past Sunday in addition to going over what he said about cornerback Justin Gilbert as well as special teams. In the second half of the show we are joined by Adam Teicher, who covers the Chiefs for ESPN.com. Together we preview the upcoming Divisional Round playoff game. You can follow Adam on Twitter at @adamteicher and read his work online ahead of Sundays game. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ

Terrible Podcast - Episode 832

Jan 10, 2017 01:08:30

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Season 7, Episode 65 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers decisive Wild Card win over the Miami Dolphins. We look at what the Steelers did right and wrong on both sides of the football during Sunday’s game in addition to pointing out several key induvial performances that took place. After going over who didn’t play Sunday, David and I discuss Steelers tight end Ladarius Green and his ongoing issue with his concussion. We talk about whether or not we would still sign Green knowing what we know right now. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was injured late in Sunday’s game against the Dolphins so we of course discuss the decision made by head coach Mike Tomlin to still have him in the game at point being as the game was already decided. We make sure to discuss the hit on Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore by Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree. The Steelers special teams units were miserable again on Sunday so with that, we discuss how that could be a big problem next Sunday in the Divisional Round game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter got himself into some trouble with the police well after the game was over so David and I make sure to discuss that topic. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 831

Jan 7, 2017 01:09:22

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Season 7, Episode 64 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I start things off by talking about talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report ahead of their Sunday Wild Card game against the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have a few key injuries of their own heading into Sunday’s game so we go over those before getting hard and heavy into what we expect to see from the Steelers on both sides of the football this weekend. We go over what happened in the last game between the Steelers and Dolphins as it relates to how running back Jay Ajayi was able to rush for over 200 yards and why we think that won’t happen again on Sunday at Heinz Field. David and I move on to give you our picks for the other three Wild Card games that will take place this weekend. In the second half of this Friday show David and I are joined by Jason Lieser, who covers the Dolphins for the Palm Beach Post. As usual, we get insight on the Steelers upcoming opponent from our guest as well as a prediction for the game. If you are not doing so already. Pleased follow Jason on Twitter at @JasonLieser and make sure to read his reports online here. We close out the show by predicting the outcome of the Steelers wild Card game against the Dolphins. As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post. Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends! The new message hotline is (814) 429-YINZ The podcast is now sponsored by Craig Achtzehn from 1st Advantage Mortgage and if you are needing a home mortgage or refinance in the future, please contact him at 855-961-7763 or visit his website at www.1amllc.com/craig.

Terrible Podcast - Episode 830

Jan 5, 2017 01:04:30

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Season 7, Episode 63 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I start things off by talking about the recent cover story by J.L. Price about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and whether or not it has any real substance to it. Ahead of the Steelers Wild Card game against the Miami Dolphins a beat writer covering the opposing team has been on Twitter seemingly trolling fans of the black and gold and especially when it comes to running backs Jay Ajayi and Le’Veon Bell. We go over some stats related to both players because of that. Will Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons be back in 2017? We address that topic in the middle of the show. We recap the Steelers regular season on both sides of the football and discuss if they should be looked at differently when measuring them over an entire season. Will the Steelers 2016 season be considered a success if they only beat the Dolphins on Sunday? David and I address that topic and go over our preseason NFL predictions. We close the show by quickly addressing a stat related to Roethlisberger that surfaced Wednesday morning on NFL.com. As always, several other smaller talking points