The Terrible Podcast – Talking Coby Fleener, Dontari Poe, Ziggy Hood & OLine Prospects Episode

Steelers PodcastSeason 2, Episode 94 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd start off by talking about the visit that running backs coach Kirby Wilson made to the Steelers facilities this past week and how uplifting that must have been. we also talk about Ramon Foster signing his restricted tender offer and also about Daniel Sepulveda being told he would not be brought back in 2012. Have you seen the weight that unrestricted free agent Trai Essex has lost? We wonder if he has lost too much.

We get into draft talk again and David gets me started on Dontari Poe again after my little Twitter banter I had with Matt Williamson Thursday night. We then move into talking about Ziggy Hood as it relates to where he best fits technique wise on the defensive line. Yes, the jury is still out on him.

Coby Fleener in the first round anyone? David and I have a long discussion as to why this is not such a far-fetched notion. Do the Steelers have Fleener graded as first round material? We both think so.

We move on from Fleener to talk about several of the top tackle and guard prospects and how I feel they are fairly deep groups with guard being the deeper of the two. We talk about several of them and which ones would look good in black and gold. I give a quick rundown of Bobby Massie, who made a pre draft visit to Pittsburgh this past week.

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  • Dave, when talking about Fleener (around 29:45), you asked if the Steelers have a true TE on the roster (behind Miller). If the answer is “no”, then how does drafting Fleener address the situation. Fleener is a receiving TE, but he hasn’t proven to be a solid blocking TE, which is the primary roll for the position. Fleener’s frame is maxed out, so he’s not going to get any bigger, which means he’s going to have a tough time performing blocking duties in the NFL.

    You made a comparison between Fleener (247 lbs), Jimmy Graham (260 lbs), and Rob Gronkowski (265 lbs). The major difference is that Graham and Gronkowski, have the prototypical size for the position, to be solid blockers in the run/ pass game, in addition to their athleticism in the passing game.

  • SteelersDepot

    I think you have made it pretty clear SEVERAL times you do not like Fleener. I get it. Fleener can still fill out and get stronger. He has shown some ability to block on tape and is willing to do so. I think you are under selling him as a potential all-around tight end. How many more times will we need to discuss your dislike for him?

  • Robhenderson

    Heath Miller is in the last year of his contract so it’s the right time to draft his eventual replacement. I’d be happy with Fleener and I’d be really happy with Hightower. Moving back to get a extra draft pick plus Fleener,Adams or just take Zeitler who is a Oline leader.

  • SteelersDepot

    Heath is signed through 2014 season.

  • If by “SEVERAL times”, you mean twice (including the post you just responded to), then you got me. I have never stated that I dislike Fleener, I just don’t think he is worth a first round pick.

  • SteelersDepot

    OK, so my TACT is not great, but you see my point!? 🙂

  • No, not really. I don’t think two comments about a topic, over the course of a number of days, is all that extreme. After all, isn’t that the point to a comments section?

  • Steelblitz43

    The NT that I think would be great value in the 4th is Nick Jean-Baptise from Baylor. If you watch the senior bowl game and practice he looks like a raw Casey. My thoughts are Hightower in the 1st, Bobby Massie in the 2nd, Brandon Taylor ( SS LSU)) in the 3rd, and Baptise in the 4th.

  • Would love Fleener in the First. Because the way the NFL is changing it’s great to have that type of TE, Fleener, Wallace, Brown, Sanders, Miller, sounds like some options in the Passing game for Ben.