The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Chargers Game Recap Episode

Steelers Podcast

Season 3, Episode 53 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by talking about the injuries suffered by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 34-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday and what the future might hold for guard Willie Colon, who will likely be placed on the injured reserve with a left knee injury suffered in the game. We also talk about offensive coordinator Sean Kugler being named the new head coach of UTEP and what that might mean moving forward.

The Baltimore Ravens fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Monday so we spend a few minutes talking about the enemy. With Colon assumed lost for the season, David and I give our thoughts on what should happen with the offensive line and where we think rookie David DeCastro should play.

In the second part of the podcast we get into recapping the Steelers loss to the Chargers. We look at the defense long and hard as it relates to the scheme and the young players playing at cornerback with Ike Taylor sidelined with his fractured ankle. We also have a look at all of the mistakes made in the game on both sides of the football as well as the decision by head coach Mike Tomlin to not go for the two point conversions. We look at the running back situation heading into the game this coming Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys and cover several other talking points from the game as well before closing out the show.

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  • Mikey Hoje

    Trouble maker that I am, here goes… most “athletes” after signing a BIG FAT CONTRACT, their level of play drops off. It quite compares to a non jailable robbery,

  • steeltown

    The current core of the Steelers Defense is running out of time. I just dont see guys like Harrison, Keisel, Ike and Polamalu playing past 2013, even though most are signed through 2014. This year isnt over yet, but if they fail to make a run this year, next season may be the last push for these great Defensive players.

  • Mike Carroll

    Dave & Dave: I disagree with the idea this team has been a Jekyll and Hyde team. Instead, I would say they have been relatively consistent in three key aspects:

    1) They typically lose the turnover battle. It’s usually not so much due to offensive giveaways, but rather due to the historically anemic production of takeaways by the defense.
    2) The team is highly penalized, especially on special teams. Even veterans on defense have given up first downs due to unthinkable penalties.

    3) They have an endless parade of injuries for whatever reason (age, conditioning, technique, bad luck?). It appeared their run game was getting on track for the first time in years, until Colon’s and Adam’s injuries. It appeared their secondary was really clamping down on everything until Ike’s injury. Etc.

    For these reasons, the team has struggled to a 7-6 record. Yes, in some games they have played really quite well. But even in those instances they’ve barely won games because they are losing the turnover battle and committing a bunch of penalties. Against SD, they clearly did not play well and got blown out due to turnovers and penalties.

    Unfortunately, there does not appear much reason to believe any of these problems are going to suddenly go away. Instead, it seems like they have become normal the past two years and are probably indicative of a whole number of underlying issues (less than great coaching, less than good training/conditioning, less than good depth/upcoming talent). It’s tough to win in this league and even tougher to do it consistently, year after year.

    I’ll still watch and hope this season. Maybe Ike gets back in two weeks. Maybe DeCastro steps in and plays well. Maybe Troy remembers how to generate a turnover, or Lewis becomes a playmaker (besides being a very good defender). Maybe Woodley will be healthy and effective. Maybe the receivers start playing better. Maybe Tomlin and company have been holding back in some regards, with the idea of being their best at the end of the year. We’ll soon find out.