The Terrible Podcast – Talking Free Agent Visits & Interview With Jonathan Dwyer Episode

Steelers PodcastSeason 2, Episode 107 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start off with a little house keeping as we recap the draft picks that have been signed thus far by the Pittsburgh Steelers and talk a little about the free agent visitors that were in town this week in the form of Matt Roth, Brandon Johnson and Dave Rayner. We also note the release of undrafted free agent kicker Grant Ressel in addition, who apparently was released right after the rookie camp wrapped up.

we move on to talk about the pectoral injury suffered by Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor on Thursday and how big of blow that is to their defensive line. This talk leads us to talking about a few other moves that teams have made in free agency around the league and it ends by us circling back around to us bashing the Browns draft again. Will Mike Holmgren be on the hot seat if the Browns finish under .500 again in 2012?

We discuss the comments that were made by the recently retired Chris Hoke Thursday on 93.7 The Fan in relation to rookie nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu and this leads to us discussing the Steelers defensive line as whole, and more specifically the prospects of Cameron Heyward, who is heading into his second season.

We answer a question from a listener about the original contract length of wide receiver Antonio Brown before getting to our interview we had Friday morning with third year running back Jonathan Dwyer. Dwyer tells us a little bit about his transformation from college to the NFL and how his surgically repaired foot is doing that landed him on injured reserve at the end of last season. Dwyer tells us that he has decided not to train with Tom Shaw in July now, but will instead train with the trainer of Brown and Lawrence Timmons instead. We ask Dwyer about the adjustment involved in learning the new offense being put in by Todd Haley and how that is going so far. We also get Dwyer to talk briefly about the fullback position in the new Haley offense in addition. Dwyer also tells us about his 2nd Annual Youth Football Camp that will take place Thursday, June 14-16 at Kell High School in Marietta, Ga. The proceeds from the camp will benefit The Kell High School Football Program and The Jonathan Dwyer ADD Neuro Lab, and you can get more info and register for the camp by visiting We thank Jonathan for his time and make sure you are following him on Twitter at @JDwyer27 and please thank him for coming on the podcast with us.

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  • mghjr88

    I bet the Bengals are thinking they should have selected Decastro with their first pick now that recently acquired guard Jacob Bell has retired. Maybe not, but what do you think the chances are that the Bengals would have selected Decastro had they not signed Bell this offseason?

  • Dave

    They took a Guard in the first round anyway – Kevin Zeitler at pick 27 overall.

  • steelerfan

    Great podcast, as always, guys. I find myself looking forward to Tuesday and Friday more and more.

    Very good job, Dave, of fishing what you could from Jonathan Dwyer. I really enjoyed the interview.

    Keep up the great work!

  • M Hillmanjr

    Yes, I understand that. But don’t tell me that you are comparing the best guard prospect in a decade to Zeitler

  • IsraelP

    David Todd mentioned that Ziggy was not as good as expected last year as a second year player. Ziggy was a third year player last year.

  • SteelersDepot

    I will make sure to dock his pay for being human. :rollseyes:

  • Dave

    My point was – if they didn’t take DeCastro because of signing Jacob Bell, then why did they take Zeitler in the first round ? Signing Jacob Bell had nothing to do with them not taking a first round guard. They obviously thought the extra pick plus Zeitler was better than getting DeCastro. I didn’t make that choice, the Bengals did.

    I’ve said before, for all the praise the Bengals got for their draft, they could have done even better getting DeCastro instead of trading down.

  • mghjr88

    Oh thanks for clarifying that, I was previously under the assumption you were making those decisions for the Bengals

    The only point I am trying to convey is- Prior to the draft the Bengals acquired Jacob Bell. Now Bell is retired. Had the team not acquired Bell prior to the draft, it is safe to think the strategy involved and emphasis on what position to take and when, would differ.

    I am not saying they would have taken Decastro, I was just wondering out loud whether or not they regret not taking Decastro now that Bell has retired, you know, because they thought he was going to play for them and now he’s not.