The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Patriots Preview With Ben Volin, Past Games, Week 15 Picks & More

Season 8, Episode 60 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 15 Sunday home game against the New England Patriots. We open by looking back at some past players who played for the Steelers in previous games against the Patriots and how this year’s team seems to be much better from top to bottom.

The Steelers Thursday injury report included a few surprises, so David and I recap it and try to predict which players we think might ultimately play Sunday against the Patriots. We also talk a little about wide receiver Martavis Bryant being removed from kickoff returns this weekend.

David and I continue to talk a little more about the Steelers game against the Patriots before we pass along our Thursday interview with Ben Volin, who covers New England for The Boston Globe. We spend 30 minutes talking to Ben about the upcoming game and get insight from him on what happened during the Patriots recent loss to the Miami Dolphins.

We close out our interview with Ben with him giving us his prediction for the Sunday game at Heinz Field. If you are not already doing so, please follow Ben on Twitter at @BenVolin and read his work online at:

David and I close out this Friday show by giving you our picks against the spread for all the Week 15 games and that includes us predicting the outcome of the Steelers game against the Patriots.

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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  • Mark Roman

    Really! You’ve been doing this for how long? You always have audio issues.

  • Dave Todd’s comments about local [radio] scribes and Martavis caused me to look for the comments in question, which I didn’t find…but I did find a scathing piece by Colin Dunlap on CBS 93-7 “The Fan.” Dunlap says Martavis shouldn’t get a helmet this week due to his generally “disinterested” play potentially leading to a disastrous, game-losing blunder. He goes on to accuse Bryant of seemingly just “going through the motions” regarding the focus and non-intensity of his recent playing…and I have to agree. Your thoughts?

  • David Todd

    Thanks for the constructive feedback Mark, that’s really helpful.

  • David Todd

    Bryant should and will get a helmet. Certainly questions about his focus and intensity level during games–I tweeted about it again during the game last week–are legit. But benching doesn’t make sense even if Juju is healthy, which, I mentioned, I have my doubts as to whether he is.

  • Mark Roman

    I apologize if that sounds mean. It actually is the other Dave. His audio is always inconsistent. You’ve worked radio many years. Yours is always on. It’s a very good show. I’m bummed when I have to keep adjusting the audio.

  • David Todd

    Dave records us both, so it was probably just a glitch with his computer. I appreciate the thankless work he does putting it together. I’m sure he’ll work on getting it sorted out.

  • Mark Roman

    I know a lot of work is put into the site and all with the content. I usually listen with headphones and probably notice it a bit more. Music and sound person, my own pet peeve. Good show!

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Can’t really disagree with you guys picking the Patriots.

    Where I will disagree is this constant talk from everyone about missing Shazier. Yes he has definitely been missed and is not easily replaced but a lot of what is still going wrong has nothing do with Shaziers absence. We had a bad tackling performance last week (Shazier was leading the team in missed tackles) and our DL has been quiet 2 weeks straight. So yes, Moats, Spence, and Fort unperformed but I think that is blown up even more because our DL hasn’t been effective for us. So for me the key to victory here is going to be Heyward becoming dominant again and Tuitt getting back on the map for us in this game. DT says pressure Brady up the middle and those guys are going to be where it starts.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    My prediction is Patriots 38 Steelers 28….