The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Eagles Recap, Bell And Blount Charges & More Episode


Season 5, Episode 9 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start this show off by talking about Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount following them both being caught in possession of marijuana Wednesday afternoon during a traffic stop. We discuss the possible repercussions that both players potentially face and also discuss the decision made by head coach Mike Tomlin to play both of them Thursday night in the preseason loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Steelers did not look good at all in their 31-21 loss to the Eagles and as usual, David and I go over the game and discuss all that went wrong along with the little that went right. We discuss the individual performances of several players and look at how this game may have shaken up the final 53 man roster. There’s a lot to talk about and a lot that needs to be fixed in a short matter of time.

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  • cencalsteeler

    I never was a big fan of bringing back Ike Taylor. I do feel at this point in his career, he is average at best. But, I do have some concerns in regards to his play this upcoming season. These young receivers are going to frustrate him. His mental state says he can hang with them, but his physical state is not going to allow him to. This is my concern. This will frustrate the heck out of him. His knee jerk reaction is going to be to hold his opponent, which in turn, will cause penalties. That, coupled with some “frustrated” penalties to go along with the holding calls, spells disaster for us as a team. So, one has to pay attention to whether or not his play is helping or hurting the team, especially in a year where refs are obviously paying more attention to the defenders.

  • Steelers12328882

    I cannot believe people are suggesting the woman in the car should have taken the fall for the possession. That’s just really disturbing to me.

  • Eric MacLaurin

    Why don’t we reserve outrage for the violent crimes instead of how a player chooses to medicate or if they choose beer or pot.

    Tomlin shouldn’t let this effect anything the team does unless he thinks a drug message is more important that a win.

  • Eric MacLaurin


    Wouldn’t you have done it?

  • Steelers12328882

    Because it’s wrong. There’s no other explanation. If they offered me money on the spot I’m might have taken the rap, but I don’t always make the right decisions in life. It’s fine to say it jokingly, but to even suggest criticism for the women shows a lack of moral character.

  • Eric MacLaurin

    Wrong is the word I’m asking for you to explain.

    I would take a misdemeanor to help someone keep his job or help my team.

    Even a selfish jerk with a low IQ would know that they would get some cash if that was the only reason they could think of to do something nice.

    She said it was her’s so anyone being critical of her is confused.

  • Steelers12328882

    I just can’t respond to this anymore. Sorry.

  • Wow! Even though the final score wasn’t too bad, we were clearly not ready for the offensive pace the Eagles had in store for us. After a spectacular first showing by LB Shazier last week, I found it hard to locate him on the field during last night’s game. There was a definite drop-off in his play and one can only hope that last week’s performance by Shazier in his NFL debut wasn’t just a fluke. Did coach Tomlin’s failure to praise the young player effect his mindset after last week’s performance? Only Shazier knows the real answer to that question. That being said, I was hoping that what happened to Bell and Blount wouldn’t effect the heart and minds of the other players on the team, but once again, one can only wonder. Ben’s passes were not on the money as they were in the first two preseason games and the rest of the starting offense didn’t fair too well either. I wonder if Ben lead Bell over the middle on that one pass knowing he was going to get clobbered. Maybe he did it to, in a way, say to Bell, “Hey kid, wake up!” I hope this whole Bell / Blount situation doesn’t hamper the team throughout the season as the Steelers were looking, up to this point, to be a highly revamped team that really looked like they had their minds totally focused on having a much better season than the last two. Only time will tell. Hold on to your towels, people. It’s going to be a wild ride.

  • walter mason

    I think the arrests deflated the entire team.

  • Luis Garcia

    That’s dumb. Kudos for saying it Steelers123…

  • Jonny Panic

    Your moral compass is broken.

  • Eric MacLaurin

    Because I would help someone?

  • Jonny Panic

    Because helping somebody would entail lying to a police officer. Are you just being contrarian or are you really that confused by right and wrong?

  • treeher

    I agree completely but would add that I think there’s still enough gas in his tank if he was playing behind a front seven that could pressure the QB. That extra second or two or three is a killer for all the DBs.

  • Steelers12328882

    Thanks. Just seems obvious to me.

  • treeher

    Don’t want to make this a political issue, but some might see this discussion in terms of Liberals and Conservatives.

  • Thomas Rancy

    ANYTHING MORE THEN 1 GAME AND I’L TAKE A HISSY FIT, in lue of the Ray Rice fiasco….

  • Eric MacLaurin

    I’m that confused. I’m not going to ruin someones life because they smoke pot. It’s pretty tragic that you would.

    I don’t support laws that have one group of people protecting another group of people from themselves. I’m not willing to give that power to anyone or accept that they have that power because someone told them they could manage a group of people that don’t agree with them.

    I know most people do what their told and don’t feel they have the capacity to tell right from wrong beyond memorizing laws but I’m not in that group and don’t support their conclusions.

    I support the police until they take the step of protecting adults from their decisions about what they do with and to themselves. They are no longer on my side when they exceed that position.

    I consider those laws to be one of the biggest problems with society. If we limited our personal power to ourselves instead of the domination of others almost everyone would like and feel protected by the police. Too many people want to use the police to attack, jail and repress others that have different values even when they aren’t bothering anyone.

  • Weiss Chad

    Exactly..They need to legalize pot and then nobody is doing wrong except bell for dui

  • Steelers12328882

    Well that’s a whole other discussion.

  • Steelers12328882

    I dunno. They probably just all agreed to go down with the ship together.