The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Final OTAs, Big Ben Road Problems, WRs, Keion Adams Interview & More

Season 7, Episode 117 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for David Todd and we get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers final week of OTA practices that started with a team-building exercise.

The Baltimore Ravens suffered another serious injury on Friday so Alex and I discuss what that means for them moving forward into the offseason.

Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva and running back Le’Veon Bell seemed to be the focal point of a few Pro Football Talk articles over the weekend so Alex and I discuss why those topics are pretty much just meaningless offseason drivel.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t been great on the road the last few seasons so Alex and I discuss that topic in addition to him not being great last season when using play-action.

We move on to talk more in-depth about the Steelers wide receiver group and whether or not we’ll see a few more four wide receiver packages this year. We also discuss a few of the players on the bottom of the wide receiver depth chart and their chances of ultimately making the final 53-man roster.

The Monday episode ends with my weekend interview with Steelers rookie outside linebacker Keion Adams, the teams seventh-round draft pick this year. Adams talks about his rookie camp and first two weeks of OTAs with the Steelers in addition to his college career at Western Michigan. If you are not already doing so, please follow Adams on Twitter at @civilSAVAGE1.

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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  • Darth Blount 47

    “Do you REALLY want Jerald Hawkins to be your starting Left Tackle this year…”

    – Dave B.

    Exactly.

    Also, Alex not ever seeing ‘Bull Durham,’ hurts my soul. That is all.

  • Alex, I like your image of Coates in the slot with AB and MB wide–brutal package! The only problem–and I’m NOT trying to be negative–is we still have no reason to suppose that Sammie’s left hand is fully functional re not restricting his route tree effectiveness. Anyone who’s ever run routes for a hard-throwing QB knows that when breaking to the right the left hand bear the brunt of controlling the catch and the force of the throw…and visa versa if breaking to the left. NFL CBs, Safeties, and DC coaches surely know this and watch for signs that injured players, like Sammie, are so limited. Therefore, until Sammie can prove he can catch consistently on hard throws that need a dominant left hand, his position [the slot, or X, or X] will telegraph his very limited route-tree the coverage. For this reason–assuming that AB, MB, Rogers, and Juju are locks–I suggest the last three WR spots could be between DHB, Ayers, and Hunter with Coates outside the box pending reconstructive surgery. Of the three, the team may decide to move on from DHB if Hunter impresses as a receiver as someone who can offer Sammie’s deep threat without the limitations.

  • jsteeler72

    Alex A lot of fans on this site have said that they would like to see 4 wide with Sammie on the outside with Matavis,and AB and JuJu in the slot. Sammie on the inside not so much. I do not see Sammie’s questionable hands on the inside and middle of the field where it is scary for even the Hines Ward’s of the NFL.

  • Alex Kozora

    I will do my best to remedy that. Unless it’s Die Hard, any movie you say is one I probably haven’t seen.

  • Alex Kozora

    Have they? Maybe I just missed it then. Felt like more were suggesting AB/Bryant/JuJu/Eli.

  • jsteeler72

    I have seen maybe 6 posts where they are real excited about the possibilities of Sammie being the fourth wide out in 4 wide sets. I am definitely one of them. I guess saying “a lot of fans” is wrong but definitely a half dozen or more. I am real excited to think about it. Hope it happens. I would also agree with seeing more people saying JuJu and Eli instead.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Truthfully, I’m a bit more partial to ‘Major League,’ since it’s more quotable and more along the lines of pure comedy, instead of being a tad Rom-Com, which Durham is. But any self-respecting sports nut should at the very least have it added to the “seen” ranks of their mind. And it has a good cast.

    IMDB has ‘Major League’ as a “7.2” and ‘Bull Durham’ at “7.1”. I agree with their overall assessment and ranking. If you’ve never seen ‘Brewster’s Millions’ with John Candy and Richard Pryor and Rick Moranis, that’s a great flick.

  • Alex Kozora

    Major League is a great movie. That, I have seen.

    Major League 2….let’s pretend it doesn’t exist.

  • Mike OReilly

    No offense to Alex, but what happened to David Todd? Did he move to Cleveland since he left ESPN??

  • Ace

    Holt Cow! Nice pull on the interview Dave! I think that’s the first player interview I have ever heard on the site. Fantastic pull for you guys. Sounds like a thoughtful guy for sure. I’ll be rooting a little harder for him now. Time to work your way up the ladder and go after Holba or Allen.

  • Alex Kozora

    Understood but I think you can do enough to change splits that no one has to truly run from the slot. Spread the field out and create island coverages, makes it less messy for receivers to deal with. In this system, receivers have to know all the positions anyway so if you’re using a package with some set plays for it – like a 4 WR set – I don’t think there’d be a steep learning curve.

  • Charles Mullins

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