The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Titans Final Thoughts, 2008 Defense, Playoff Picture, Week 11 Results & More

Season 8, Episode 49 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about what transpired around the NFL on Sunday as Week 11 of the regular season ends.

David and I reset the playoff picture in both the AFC and NFC ahead of Week 12 getting underway and talk briefly about the Steelers next game against the Green Bay Packers that will take place Sunday night at Heinz Field.

The Steelers made a practice squad transaction Monday morning and David and I wonder if that move might include a hint as to which player might be released on Tuesday to make room for rookie cornerback Cameron Sutton, who is expected to return from the teams Reserve/Injured list.

The Steelers still need to improve several things on offense moving forward into their final six games, so David and I discuss that topic and especially the need for the running game to improve.

We move on to check back in on how the Steelers 2017 defense compares to the 2008 unit through 10 games played. We discuss the need of the 2017 defense to start limiting the double and triple passing plays moving forward.

Is cornerback Artie Burns currently the weakest link on the Steelers defense after 10 games played? We discuss that topic in addition to talking a little bit about the future of Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree.

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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  • Phil Brenneman II

    Dave you compared the 2017 to the 2008 defense and here is something I find interesting to go along with it. I know it is an excercise without meaning and it is 2 different eras of football but if you do a direct comparison of which group of players you would want there aren’t many you take from the current roster over the 2008 roster.

    If we start at the DL and work back here is how I have it:

    Tuitt (17) – Hampton (08) – Heyward (17)
    Harrison (08) – Farrior (08) – Timmons (08) – Woodley (08)
    Taylor (08) – Polamalu (08) – Clark (08) – Gay (08)

    And truthfully I think very few are even up for debate and of course some of that depends on if we are talking direct position for position or you want to mix and match. For example I took Taylor over Haden (1 vs 1) but if you mix and match you probably take Haden over Gay for the 2nd corner but I don’t think you take Burns over 08 Gay as the number 2 guy.

    The other one some people might argue is bringing Shazier in but I don’t think as it stands now he is better than Farrior was and prime Timmons you take over Williams despite Williams having a great year.

    I guess in doing this I kind of wonder if it speaks to something you brought up in that this 2017 roster hasn’t really faced good QB’s and maybe that is a big reason for the numbers being so good up to this point. Because as far as talent goes that 08 roster was significantly better in my opinion.

  • Steve Johnson

    I would say Bud Dupree and Artie Burns both are the two weakest links on the Defense.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    2 names I was thinking as well with Artie being the overall “winner”. The thing with Dupree is, even though there has been no splash there really aren’t mistakes either. With Burns when he is bad it really shows up on film.

  • Ross McCorkle

    You take 08 haden or burns over 08 gay. Shaker over 08 Timmons. I also probably take Sean Davis over 08 clark.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    – 08 Haden wasn’t a Steeler so that isn’t a choice

    – Burns is definitely debateable but it should actually be Towsend or Mcfadden, not Gay. I had the wrong starter opposite Clark. You are right in Burns over Gay but I am not sure whether I would take him over McFadden. Maybe though.

    – And after looking it should be Foote as opposed to Timmons who was the starter opposite Farrior in which case I take Shazier or Williams depending on the rules you want to put on it. Shazier plays Farriors role if I remember right so if you were doing position for position you keep Farrior. If Shazier can change roles than yes, I would take him over Foote. I think I would also take Williams over Foote.

    – No way you take Davis over Clark. Plus Clark was the FS, Davis is SS.