The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Rookie OLB T.J. Watt, Sack Tangible Values, Listener Questions & More

Season 7, Episode 121 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 Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker T.J. Watt and if he’ll have a legitimate chance at registering good enough numbers in 2017 to warrant him ultimately being considered for the Defensive Rookie Player of the Year award.

After thoroughly discussing Watt, Alex and I turn our attention to the amount of times the Steelers defense dropped their outside linebackers last season and if the high number should be surprising and worth worrying about.

How important are sacks when it comes to ultimately killing drives? We discuss that topic based on a recent study and go over the Steelers numbers from last season on both sides of the football. We also discuss what the career numbers of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger might currently be when it comes to him being able to extend drives after suffering a sack.

In the second half of this show, Alex and I go over the Twitter poll results that I ran last week. We then close out this podcast by answering a slew of listener questions we received Monday morning from Twitter users.

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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  • Steel B

    Chances Hunter makes the team and Coats is released?

  • Michael Conrad

    Hey is Dobbs still on the team have not heard anything on him.

  • MC

    A problem I identified with a lot of the blitzes is when the opposing Qb would hard count, our blitzer will sell himself too early and the o line/qb would pick it up and adjust/hot read. Therefore the element of confusion and surprise was negated and those plays never were succesfful in terms of pressure or sacks (at least from what I saw).
    What I would like to see (im no coach) is when the offense knows exactly who is coming in this situation, audible out of the blitz or have a secondary blitzer and the one who is picked up pre-snap can take over other duties, most likely coverage. What’s the point of an ILB running straight into an awaiting guard who knows he’s coming and the QB getting the ball out because he knows where the hole in the zone will be left before he even snaps the ball? I saw so many blitzers that were known pre snap get absolutely stonewalled pretty much everytime.