The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Lions Game Preview, Martavis, JuJu, Tomlin Tuesday & More

Season 8, Episode 38 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking more about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant following the recent interview he had with Josina Anderson of ESPN.

We discuss Bryant’s future with the team and what kind of punishment, if any, he might receive from head coach Mike Tomlin following his recent social media comments. We also talk about whether or not the Steelers offense will be able to get him more involved in the offense moving forward.

We move on to talk a little about Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and his role in the offense in addition to how he’s been a breath of fresh air this year during the team’s drama-filled first half of the season.

Tomlin gave an injury update on Tuesday so David and I cover that list of players in addition to talking about what defensive end Stephon Tuitt said Tuesday night about the prospects of him playing Sunday night against the Detroit Lions.

We go over a few more things Tomlin said on Tuesday in addition to covering what quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said during his weekly radio interview.

After briefly giving some final thoughts on the Steelers Week 7 road win over the Cincinnati Bengals, David and I are joined once again by Dave Birkett, who covers the Lions for the Detroit Free Press. Dave gives us his insights on the upcoming Sunday night game between the Steelers and the Lions. We talk offense, defense and special teams with Dave, who also passes along some key injury updates to us.

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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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  • I want Martavis Bryant on the team. Back in the 70s I really cared about our player’s personalities as well as their talent. Back then, when a guy was drafted, he was a Steeler. Now-a-days, players are moved around from team to team AND they are overpaid for doing what they love to do. There are people all over the world who are starving while these guys bitch and moan over everything. All I care about with today’s players is that they help us win a super bowl. I want Martavis on the team because of that reason and that reason only. As long as he’s a good teammate and can chill-out a little bit (grow up), he’s an asset.

  • I didn’t say ‘ass-hat’. I said asset. 😉

  • srdan

    I think he will dress and sit for a quarter.

    Can you guys get some hip hop in teh startup music?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I believe there are two protocols:
    1. Protocol when a concussion suspected during a game.
    2. Protocol when a concussion confirmed (the 5 steps).

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Not that I would be against it because I love it, but does hip hop really fit Dave and Dave? I would say no. I mean DT just said he doesn’t know what “trippin” means in the context it was used lol. And I don’t say that to pick on him or anything, just using it as an example.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    For Dave Bryan; I would play Iron Man but not sure that fits David Todd.

  • MC

    Well said David Todd. All these people praising this guy after repetitive mistakes that got him in the position he ended up in, nobody forced him to smoke his way out and lie to his QB. If he was on any other team they wouldn’t be saying the same.
    This is exactly why the steelers drafted character heavy in the last draft. Watt, Juju, Connor, Sutton etc. these guys love football and play with a team mentality. The FO knew they needed to go in this direction to have a winning football team.

  • falconsaftey43

    Dave T. I’ve begun a new experiment you might like with regards to controversial play calls. I’ve started using profootballreference’s win probability calculator to look at the difference scenarios.

    For instance, the fake punt. I look at win prob before the play. Then win prob in different post play scenarios.

    Prior to the 4th down play, Steelers had a 99.3% win probability.
    After the fake punt worked, it was 100.0%.
    If the fake punt was incomplete, it would have been 97.7%.
    If they punted assuming Berry’s career average punt from that position, it would be 99.6%
    If they punted with Berry’s career worst punt from that position, it would be 98.6%.

    I think it’s an interesting thing to look at. In this case, it kind of indicates there was very little significance to that particular call.