The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers CB Senquez Golson, Hybrid Safeties, First Round Pick Candidates & More

Season 7, Episode 101 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and I we kick things off by talking about the recent airport incident that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson had and if it’s a big deal in the grand scheme of things. We also cover the latest news concerning Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant during the opening segment.

It looked like Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya was in Pittsburgh on Saturday so Alex and I discuss if it resulted in a weekend pre-draft visit that has yet to be reported. On top of that, we discuss the chances of Kaaya or Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs potentially being selected by the Steelers in the third round of the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft.

Alex recently wrote about hybrid safeties so we discuss that post in addition to the candidates who could wind up being drafted who would potentially fit that role in the Steelers defense.

Now that nearly all the pre-draft visits have been conducted, Alex and I go over a lot of the potential Steelers first-round candidates as well as a few who might still be on the board when they pick in the second round.

We also discuss edge rushing force players that Justis Mosqueda recently ranked in his latest post.

Would the Steelers consider trading down in the second round? Alex throws out an idea related to that possibly happening.

The Steelers had one pre-draft visitor on Monday so we recap that player for you to close out this Monday show.

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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  • Golson would have to be pretty stupid to have not known or forgot he had a gun and ammunition in his bag. No one is that mindless. He knew it was in there. His excuse was that he forgot it was in there. He was hoping it wouldn’t be found. That’s all it was. Just an excuse. I guess that’s all he could have said about it. Him owning a handgun doesn’t bother me at all, but be a little smarter next time and inform airport security you are in possession of a firearm.

  • Alex Kozora

    I disagree but even if true, it’s really a non-story. Nothing to remember/care about a month from now.

  • As a legal gun owner myself, and a licensed to carry every day citizen, I have to say, anyone who has a firearm either on their person or in their luggage, would have to be somewhat mindless not to know or have forgotten they were in possession of it. I’ve taken classes on it and have even taught classes on it in the past. One thing among many that is always expressed to new gun owners is that they must always know where their firearm is and whether it is loaded or unloaded. When someone packs a bag and they place a gun inside it, they don’t forget it’s in there. As deadly as a firearm can be, it’s one thing you never forget about.

    Maybe he is new to owning one and had other things on his mind at the time, but I find that hard to believe. But you are right about the fact that in a short time, it won’t be an issue. To me, it’s already a non-issue. It just seemed strange to me that he would have forgotten about having it in his bag.

    I don’t know what the laws concerning people with firearms are in that state. Maybe he was just hoping he wouldn’t have to go through the legalities after informing the airport security people that he was in possession of a firearm. I actually hope that was the case, because forgetting about where you put your firearm shows that you are not being careful enough with it.

  • Lambert58

    Dave, I agree Jordan Willis might be the best of the bunch that we might be able to get in the 2nd.

  • KiJana Haney

    Dave and Alex, I am a big TJ Watt fan because of his versatility in the defense plus he has a ridiculous ceiling. If conley, humphrey, or melifonwu falls to the steelers in the first I am running the ticket up to get either of them. If neither are available TJ Watt is my guy.

  • Brian Tollini

    You are correct Alex, the Math doesn’t add up, we need another 3rd or 4th.

  • Shane Mitchell

    I agree 100 percent we dont have enough draft picks to fill all the holes, thats what makes the safety/hybrid/slot CB pick of Budda Baker or Jabril Peppers so attractive, 1 player fills many holes in the defense early, Peppers might even be able to play RB, and would certainly solve our kick returner problem day 1.

  • Alex Kozora

    Agreed though you’re crazy if you think Peppers is the day one KR. I think Tomlin would be willing to play him there but Day One? Not for a rookie.

  • Shane Mitchell

    I dont know, he has more experience returning kicks than other guys we have had do the job early on the roster, I cant see anyone currently on the roster that would be a better option.

  • Alex Kozora

    Just hard for me to envision Tomlin trusting a rookie. Ayers was viewed specifically as a PR and barely got a shot, even when he was called up. MT cares more about decision making and ball security than the big play, for better or worse.

  • Shane Mitchell

    Surprised no one mentioned the most important part of the Golson situation the fact that he said he has been cleared by doctors 100 percent to return to football activities, thats kind of a big deal.

  • Darth Blount 47

    When you start to whittle this thing down, which 9 days out we need to start to do, the dilemma keeps presenting itself: Do we simply focus on NEED, or do we go BPA of a position that may be a BIT of a need, but NOT a necessity. Or, heaven forbid, do we simply go BPA, even if that means a position that we hardly have any need at all?

    I can hardly remember being this confused as direction headed, this close out, for a long time. And I think if you listen to Alex closely, he feels the pressure as well. And I think he is circling back to Hybrid $backer and Slot CB and OLB, because those are the 3 spots where a guy is going to be able to get on the field day 1.

    QB is a luxury pick. O-Line and D-Line are as well. RB is a need but not enough to go early. TE is a bit of a luxury pick. ILB is a need but NOT a necessity. Neither is a pure Safety. Neither is an outside CB now that Cockrell is officially back. WR is the big question mark… but unless one of the top 3 tumble, picking one at 30 seems pretty superfluous if Bryant comes back. So that leaves the aforementioned 3 spots.

    Only a few guys fit the Hybrid role to get them at 30. Same with Slot CB. And so OLB makes the most sense, EVEN THOUGH, that is the position that you can gamble on and still likely get value in the 2nd with. So the answer would be OLB for sure this year, but if value and talent will stare you in the face in the 2nd, why jump up at 30, unless it is just to get YOUR guy and be done with it?

    Man, this decision is really hard to see clearly this year based on circumstances and potential draft gamesmanship. I agree that discussing it is futile, but trading out makes a TON of sense.