The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tomlin Presser, Keisel Signing, Gilbert Contract, 53 Man Roster & More Episode


Season 5, Episode 8 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start this show off by recapping what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say during his Tuesday press conference about the upcoming preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles as well as his thoughts on the defensive line and safety Shamarko Thomas.

The Steelers have now re-signed defensive end Brett Keisel and extended the contract of tackle Marcus Gilbert so we spend a good bit of time discussing both of those moves and what it could mean for the rest of roster and the defensive line.

After going over the new practice squad rules, David and I move on to give you are projected 53 man rosters heading into the third preseason game. We discuss all of the tough decisions and even outline our practice squads.

We discuss the decision made by the Cleveland Browns to name quarterback Brian Hoyer as their starter for the regular season opener against the Steelers to close out this hour-long episode.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here.

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  • Luis Garcia

    Exactly David, or was it David? The player I am most watching is Jarvis Jones.

  • Dave Clifton

    Updated 53 man Roster & 10 Practice Squad personal predictions for 2014

    Offense & Specialists:(25)

    QB Ben Roethlisberger 7
    QB Bruce Gradkowski 5

    RB Le’Veon Bell 26
    RB LeGarrett Blount 27
    RB3 / WR6 **Dri Archer 13

    WR1 Antoino Brown 84
    WR2 Markus Wheaton 11
    WR3 Lance Moore 16
    WR4 Justin Brown 15
    WR5 Martavis Bryant 10

    TE Heath Miller 83
    TE Matt Spaeth 89
    FB / TE Will Johnson 46
    TE Michael Palmer 82

    OL Markise Pouncey 53
    OL David DeCastro 66
    OL Ramon Foster 73
    OL Kelvin Beachum 68
    OL Marcus Gilbert 77
    OL Cody Wallace 72
    OL Guy Whimper 78
    OL Mike Adams 76

    (If they keep 9 OL, Wesley Johnson)

    K Shaun Suisham 6
    P *Brad Wing 9
    LS Luke Ingram 48

    QB = 2 RB = 3 TE/FB = 4 WR = 5 OL = 8 K = 1 LS = 1 P = 1 25


    Defense & Special Teams Demons:(28)

    DE Cam Heyward 97
    DL Steve McLendon 90
    DE Cam Thomas 96
    DL **Stephon Tuitt 91
    DL **Daniel McCullers 74
    DE Brett Keisel 99
    DE ***Josh Mauro 71

    OLB Jason Worilds 93
    ILB **Ryan Shazier 50
    ILB Lawerence Timmons 94
    OLB Jarvis Jones 95
    LB Arthur Moats 55
    LB Vince Williams 98
    LB Sean Spense 51
    LB Terence Garvin 57
    LB ***Howard Jones 34

    DB Ike Taylor 24
    DB Cortez Allen 28
    DB Will Gay 22
    DB Antwon Blake 41
    DB **Shaquille Richardson 31
    DB Brice McCain 25

    S Troy Polamalu 43
    S Mike Mitchell 23
    S Shamarko Thomas 29
    S Robert Golden 21

    (ST) Greg Warren 60 LS (INJ)
    (ST) Darrius Heyward-Bey 85 WR

    (Landry Jones if not Warren)

    DE/DL = 7 LB = 9 DB = 6 S = 4 LS = 1 WR = 1 28


    Practice Squad: (10)

    1) **Rob Blanchflower (TE) r
    2) **Jordan Zumwalt (LB) r
    3) Chris Elkins (OL) r
    4) **Wesley Johnson (OL) r
    5) Dan Molls (LB) 1
    6) C.J. Goodwin (WR) r
    7) Nick Williams (DE) 2
    8) Chris Hubbard (OL) 1
    9) Jordan Dangerfield 42 {s}
    10) Derek Moye (WR) 2

    {not real sure about some of these practice squad guy’s eligibility, but i put something down for the sake of doing it}

    Potential Notable Cuts:

    Landry Jones (QB)
    David Paulson (TE)
    Will Allen (S)
    Hebron Fangupo (DL)
    Ross Ventrone (S)
    Chris Carter (LB)
    Vic So’oto (LB)
    Isaiah Green (DB)
    Brian Arnfelt (DE)
    Tauren Poole {rb}
    *Bryce Davis LS/TE
    Dayonne Nunley (DB) r

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    Dave, I appreciate the extensive write up. I know you (like me) probably put a lot of thought into this kind of stuff.

    In the past the Steelers have been pretty consistent in assigning 25 players to offense + 25 to defense + 3 to kicking (special teams).

    I would expect them to stick that recipe. MAYBE 24 on offense and 26 on defense. Just my opinion of course.

    I think your 7 defensive linemen are spot on. I think your 9 linebackers are spot on. The question will be in our secondary (and I can’t predict that yet until we see the next two preseason games).

  • Dave Clifton

    Thanx – i was just trying to figure it out ahead of time and thats what i had come up with at the moment – i’m not at all married to it tho lol. Thanx again 🙂