The Terrible Podcast – Steelers 2012 Draft Recap Episode

Steelers PodcastSeason 2, Episode 103 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I get right after it talking about the newest Pittsburgh Steelers players drafted this weekend after a quick hat tip to the Yale undrafted free agent signed by the Steelers last night Jake Stoller. Why is that important? David is a Yale graduate and we have a little fun with that in itself.

After some quick laughs we get serious and discuss David DeCastro, Mike Adams, Sean Spence, Alameda Ta’amu, Chris Rainey, Toney Clemons, David Paulson, Terrence Frederick and Kelvin Beachum in depth one by one and how each player fits on either offense or defense. We talk about the new look offensive line and the emergence of the nickelbacker position that Spence seems best suited for. During the breakdown of each player we also talk about some of the comments made by the position coaches in a few of the press conferences held after the selections.

After going through the picks with a fine tooth comb, we reward you for listening for an hour by both of us pronouncing the name of another undrafted free agent that was signed Saturday night. We are of course talking about Ikponmwosa Igbinosun from Southern Connecticut.

We hope you enjopy the show and look for another short interview podcast I did with Jon Linder from WQAM radio in Miami as he gives us the scoop on Spence and the type of player that he is. Linder happens to be a Steelers fan to boot and gives feedback on a few other of the Steelers draft picks.

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  • DoctorNoah

    Great Podcast, as always.
    I have a few questions I was hoping you could address, either here or in the next podcast:

    1. With the arrival of Haley (and despite claims that he’s maintaining Arians’ terminology and basic system, I assume there’s going to be a lot of changes), do you think that the last two years of evaluation and bringing-along of potential contributors is basically reset, giving these late-round picks and undrafted rookies a better chance than they might have had last year? I’m curious about the fates of people like David Johnson, Baron Batch, Weslye Saunders, Johnathan Dwyer, etc, who showed well last year, versus Paulson, Rainey, Clemons and Dixon.

    2. How entrenched in his own schemes is Coach LeBeau at this point in his 70’s? If the comparisons about Spence acting like an intuitive, roving safety at interior linebacker size are correct, does picking Spence signify a changeover in how the linebackers are going to be deployed, in order to match the pass-heavy offenses, the 4-WR or Joker TE sets that we’ve been seeing all over the NFL? In the constant chess match of defensive scheme vs offensive scheme, where creating favorable matchups is key, is LeBeau still as sharp a mind as he was when he developed the initial Zone Blitz?

    3. What are your thoughts about Myron Rolle and Troy Smith, two interesting off-season pickups that haven’t been on anyone’s radar recently, being profoundly overshadowed by the draft. I’m very curious about both these players.

    4. What do you anticipate the Steelers will do on defense to combat the lack of substitutions they’re able to do when facing the increasingly popular No-Huddle offenses? Again, do you think a more versatile, roving linebacker like Spence is going to be the wave of the future, or is this just trying to read into it too hard?


  • Jprankster2005

    Is there anyway u know how much cap space the steelers have before the draft signings of course….. I’ve looked on different sites…… And some say 4 million others say 5 to 8….. Just curious if u could let me know if u have a round about figure……. And also curious do all drafted players recieve signing bonuses or does just the top one’s recieve them…… Any help would be appreciated…… Just curious to where they are before they sign there draft picks and if they will have anything left……. I looked at Pouncey’s deal and it was 5 yr. 17 million… I imagine Decastro will get something around that……..

  • the Ghost with the Most

    Sean Spence ran a 4.56

  • Jprankster2005

    I like Rolle and Smith alot I hope they both make the team…… I think Rolle can do some good things if he’s given the chance

  • PoKey21

    To answer question number 4, the draft we just had will do a lot to combat the no-huddle offense teams are using. The longer our Offense controls the ball the longer our defense can rest. We lost that whole concept in Arians final couple of years. We rarely ran the ball, and I think we did a poor job managing clock. Having a steady O-line will help out a ton. We will be able to pound on the opposing teams front 7 and will create longer drives in the 2nd half. I think we also lacked at closing games out. The Oline and hopefully emergence of a running game will help. Thats what I think the steelers mean when they say they want to get back to running. Not every down, or run on first down no matter what, but run enough to keep opposing defenses unbalanced so we can create longer drives, and wear down the opponents.

  • PoKey21

    “Smoking weeds not the worst thing in the world, but it does show he is dumb” Good comment your right he knew the date, and lied about the last time he smoked. He either tried to time up the 30 days it takes to leave the system, tried to pass by other “methods”, or just flat out lied. To be honest lying is probably the best option of the 3. Waiting 30 days shows he knows a lot and smokes a lot of weed, and if he tried to “burn” it out or use synthetic urine it shows hes a cheat. I think more needs to come out about the test. Was it a faint amount of marijuana, or was there clear signs of marijuana? Was the test diluted?

  • Pete

    Dave, it would be interesting to know what Dave-Te’ Thomas thinks of this Steelers draft. I looked over his ideas and picks and not one of the players he suggested were selected. He was a ‘no’ on Mike Adams, as were most Steelers due to character issues. I’m sure he would agree with DeCastro, who was never mentioned for obvious reasons. It would be interesting to know what he thinks of each of the prospects taken.

  • JMox

    Last year’s 24th over all pick, DE Cameron Jordan of the Saints, signed a deal for four years, $7.7 million. DeCastro’s deal will most likely be more like his contract than Pouncey’s.