The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Decision To Match Sanders Offer Sheet, James Harrison, Draft & More Episode

Steelers Podcast

Season 3, Episode 93 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I discuss the decision made Sunday by the Pittsburgh Steelers to match the one-year, $2.5  million offer sheet that restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots.

We look at the Steelers cap situation moving forward and what it means as far as adding a few more players after the draft to the roster prior to June.

Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison might get signed by the Cincinnati Bengals this week, so we discuss how he might fit in there with them.

With the draft right around the corner, David and I look at the first round possibilities for the Steelers and promise to devote the Thursday show to talk about possible draft prospects.

As usual, a few more talking points are mixed in that are not recapped above.

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  • reg38

    Great podcast Dave. I particularly liked the question you asked “Vaccaro, Cooper/Warmack, Jones and Austin on the board at 17, who do you pick?” David Todd answered Vaccaro.

    I thought you missed on a great follow up question. All five of those are OFF the board, who do you pick? Or do you try to,trade back?

  • Eric MacLaurin

    The Twitter Machine?

    How old are you?

  • Eric MacLaurin

    I would take cooper if they were on the board.

    If they are all gone someone unexpected would fall and hopefully Star or Johnson would be there but I’m still thinking Ogletree is in the group I would be looking at very closely.

    I think this draft is going to be one of the more surprising as I think there is much more deception than usual.

  • Kusko_Ken

    I thought Todd said he’d take Austin above all of them?

  • $19122620

    I agreed, I didn’t think Brown should have said anything. It sort of was a blow to Sanders whether he intended it to be or not.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    Dave, I appreciate your draft insights. You are probably right more than I am. But I think you should reconsider the possibility of drafting Tyler Eifert at 1.17.

    Let’s look back at the last 30 years of the Rooney’s first round draft choices:

    2012 – DeCastro (O)
    2011 – Heyward (D)
    2010 – Pouncey (O)
    2009 – Hood (D)
    2008 – Mendenhall (O)
    2007 – Timmons (D)
    2006 – Holmes (O)
    2005 – Miller (O) *TE
    2004 – Roethlisberger (O)
    2003 – Polamalu (D)
    2002 – Simmons (O)
    2001 – Hampton (D)
    2000 – Burress (O)
    1999 – Edwards (O) *WR
    1998 – Faneca (O)
    1997 – Scott (D)
    1996 – Stephens (O)
    1995 – Bruener (O) *TE
    1994 – Johnson (O)
    1993 – Figures (D)
    1992 – Searcy (O)
    1991 – Richardson (D)
    1990 – Green (O) *TE
    1989 – Ricketts (O)
    1988 – Jones (D)
    1987 – Woodson (D)
    1986 – Rienstra (O)
    1985 – Sims (D)
    1984 – Lipps (O)
    1983 – Rivera (D)
    1982 – Abercrombie (O)

    As you can see, the pattern is fairly consistent. Offense-Defense-Offense-Defense. In the last 30 years they broke the pattern 5 times. 1 time to go defense. 4 times to go offense. And 3 out of those 4 times they drafted a TE. That tells me two things. (1) That the Rooneys have long valued the TE position as a “first round worthy” position. Even before it became cool. (2) The Rooneys are willing to break their alternating pattern to draft a TE more so than any other position.

    If there was ever a time for the Steelers to break the pattern and go offense, I believe it’s after losing their #1 WR and their #1 RB. But more importantly, when your #1 TE is turning 31 years old, and just blew out his knee, and is out at least half the year recovering from major surgery, and is set to make $5 million this year and $6 million next year against a tight cap, I believe the ROONEYS might think it’s time to draft another 1st round TE.

    Now, it just so happens that the #1 TE in the draft (Eifert) is expected to be available in our range. He is a junior, with tons of tape, big program, well rounded skill set, no major weaknesses, no off field character concerns. All the things that Colbert (and the Rooneys) look for.

    I’m not saying Eifert is the sure pick. But if your talking “patterns” and “tendencies”, Eifert is just as much a possibility as any other player expected to be there at 1.17.

  • Jazz

    I’m really beginning to dislike this guy (Antonio Brown), I personally think he is a butt kisser. I wish he would just shut up!

  • RMSteeler

    Can you do something like an analysis of the practice squad? And maybe some of the futures signees? Seems like everyone’s talking about the starting 22. What about the other 50-60 that are signed to the Steelers. Redemption may come from some of these “invisible” players. Like James Harrison eventually did?