The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Browns With Scott Petrak, Tomlin Tuesday, Heyward Injury & More

Season 7, Episode 42 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I pop some popcorn and begin talking about all the juicy talking points that were provided to us on Tuesday by Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin during his weekly press conference.

We discuss how Tomlin handled his Tuesday media session and dissect several of the things he had to say when it comes to the multitude of questions he was asked about his team possibly being undisciplined and unaccountable.

Tomlin also delivered an injury report on Tuesday so we go over that along with the news that defensive end Cameron Heyward is now out for the remainder of the season with a pectoral injury. We discuss the players who will be asked to fill Heyward’s shoes the remainder of the season.

Wide receiver Sammie Coates is struggling right now as he deals with broken fingers so David and I discuss his situation in addition to talking about fellow wide receiver Cobi Hamilton and his immediate future.

As promised, David and I talk about the future contract status of running back Le’Veon Bell and whether the running back position in the NFL is fungible one. In other words, we discuss whether or not the Steelers should consider not placing the franchise tag on Bell in lieu of spending that money in free agency on a young and established edge rusher.

In the second half of this show, David and I are joined by Scott Petrak, who covers the Cleveland Browns for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram and the Medina Gazette. We get Scott’s insight on the current state of the Browns in addition to previewing their upcoming home game against the Steelers. If you will, make sure to follow Scott on Twitter at @ScottPetrak and read his work online ahead of Sunday’s game.

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

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  • Jeremy Barbati

    The Chiefs are doing just fine without Charles because Ware is a beast.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Thought I made a post but for some reason it wasn’t approved. Don’t remember putting any curse words in it or anything. Anyway, I will try again.

    I thought David Todd asked some really good quesitons at the presser and for my money, I thought it was the most subdued/swaggerless I have seen Mike Tomlin. I think there is a possibility that the criticism may actually be reaching him a little and he is becoming more accepting of the flaws he has as a coach. The only way to ever improve is to accept that you need improvement to begin with.

    I am not saying it to knock Tomlin, I think this could be a really good step for him if he is finally willing to make changes and look at himself first and foremost.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Dave…I actually see what you are saying about Bell and totally agree and actually made a post on an earlier story stating that. I feel that Carlos Williams is a potential guy for this if he can straighten himself out. The lose of Heyward is a big concern and because of it I feel will make this game too close for comfort….I see a 27-21 Steeler victory.

  • 804Stiller

    Dave, the next time you have the Cleveland beat writer on, it would be cool if you guys talk a little about Justin Gilbert. It would be interesting to get their take on him during his time in Cleveland.

  • Matt

    I disagree on Bell. He’s a unique back. I don’t think running backs like Bell are fungible. I think Dave’s comment on that assumes that Ben plays like a franchise QB for the rest of his contract. The danger there is that I think that there has been some decline in his performance. I think his stats from last year were not as good as the previous year – particularly with respect to INTs. And Ben’s stats last year seemed to come in bunches. He’d have great games at home, pile up the stats and then play meh to poor on the road. And some of his stats came in garbage time. This year he’s been wildly inconsistent. Good at home (generally, although he played poorly against Cincy), and god-awful on the road. If this apparent downward trend in Ben’s performance continues, the team is going to need to be able to lean on a stellar running back. The loss of Bell in this event could be really hard to make up.