The Terrible Podcast – Talking Super Bowl, Seahawks Defense, Franchise QB Era & More Episode


Season 4, Episode 75 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I off course spend a lot of the early portion of the show talking about the Seattle Seahawks win over the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. This leads to us not only talking about how the Seahawks built their defense, but the age of the franchise quarterback in addition.

We tie in some talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers defense as it relates to the Seahawks and also discuss the future of cornerback Ike Taylor a little more in depth. This of course leads to a little bit of draft talk concerning the defense.

As usual, a few more Steelers talking points and football talking points are mixed in.

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    I enjoyed watching the seahawks’ defense. They kind of reminded me of the 70’s Steelers defense. They were all over the field and all over the WRs. Tackling with 4 or 5 guys at a time on some plays.

    I disagree about Bettis being a big back and that having nothing to do with it (HoF). Although it’s not because he was a big back, but he was a big back with very quick feet. That is very rare combination for a big back to have. Hines Ward was interviewed in the past about Bettis and he said the same thing. I agree about Ray Guy. I grew up watching him and he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

    BTW, the super bowl was not in N.Y.. It was in N.J.. I’m from New Jersey. There’s a difference.

  • charles

    Somebody please point out to Mr. LeBeau. 4-3 Ds stop high flying qbs and Os. The Saints can testify to this as can the Giants twice and now Seattle victimized Manning for the second time (NO got him first). Pressure with the front four and nobody blitzing is how you win Super Bowls, yes even in this high scoring time. It gives you a 7-4 advantage in the secondary when the O has to keep an extra blocker in.
    We need to draft 7 Dlinemen and bring in another twenty off free agency…
    The 3-4 needs to go the way of the run and shoot. Tom Brady should have at least gotten LeBeau to considering this thought after Brady shredded us.
    And of course pressure makes your secondary look so much better.

  • SteelersDepot

    you must of missed a lot of the week festivities that led up to the big game as they were in New York. If you lived close to there you would probably know that.

  • Steve

    The 3-4 will always be around, so get use to it. More teams are going to the 3-4 then vice versa. With a 3-4 one of the OL usually go for the QB and the other drops in coverage, so in essence there is 4 going for the sack… Brady was shreaded himself two weeks ago and The Legion of Doom lost 3 games in 2013, no one is perfect, thats why were Human.

  • Steve

    Seahawks had a good year but the 76 Steeler D was the best and they didn’t win the Superbowl that year. There were no TD’s given up in 22 quarters and only two TD’s give up in the last 9 games.

  • charles

    I understand the advantages of the 3-4. ANY good qb eats it up: Rodgers, Brady, Brees, Manning. They simply read which linebacker is dropping and go that way. That, of course, is oversimplifyed. The point that I was trying to make Steve is that a 4-3 getting pressure is better for the D than when a 3-4 does. We will have to ask Tom Brady why. And the further point should have been getting any pressure at all. No pressure on the QB is why the Steelers have been watching the playoffs and THIS MUST BE REVERSED@$#!?!

  • Steve

    What if both LB blitz. what happens if both drop, it’s not very simplified? Steelers won the SB in a 3-4 and why can’t they win again in one. The 3-4 has been around for over 40 years and will not leave easily. With the right personnel and coaching it can and has worked.

  • charles

    I have been watching football for more than forty years and I don’t recall it (3-4) being around that long. I do recall the Steelers evolving it from blitzburgh. And Blitzburgh came about because we were not getting pressure w the front four And we had a plethora of good linebackers. The last 5 highflying qbs and only Rodgers won and that was against the 3-4.
    Add in the complications attributed to the 3-4 and you experience cap problems because you get 0 production from the rookies.
    As much as we need a franchise QB, we also need a franchise Dlineman and some complement that doesn’t have to be a superstar. Cam Heyward has the right Jack Lambert ingredients and he is getting better at his job. Kiesel and Hood don’t appear to be that much help though….

  • Steve

    I played for the Oliver Bears on the North side of Pittsburgh in 1977 and we had it then. We called it a 5-4, but was the same as what it is now. Learned it in Grade school at St Leos and St. Cyrils also on the North Side.


    I’m not saying they were the 70’s Steelers. I just meant I liked the way they were flying to the ball IN THAT GAME. They did REMIND me of the old Steelers defense in that sense.


    I spent 32 years of my life in Jersey, but no, I don’t live there anymore. However, it does bother me and I guess it always has, when people talk about anything around that area, it’s always all about New York. Don’t get me wrong, I love New York, but give credit where it’s due. I’m just saying, even on TV I was hearing many sports announcers talking about the game as if it were being played in N.Y.. I get it that a lot of the ‘action’ was also taking place in New York as well. The Garden State has always been over-shadowed by The Big Apple, but that’s the big city for ya.