The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Patriots Preview, Tomlin Tuesday, ILB Rotation, Injury Recap & More

Season 8, Episode 59 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the New England Patriots losing Monday night to the Miami Dolphins and if we learned anything from that game.

After breaking down what happened Monday night, David and I focus on a few things that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say during his Tuesday press conference and that includes us recapping the team’s injury situation and whether or not cornerback Joe Haden will ultimately return to the field Sunday afternoon against the Patriots.

David and I discuss the three-headed inside linebacker the Steelers used against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night to replace the injured Ryan Shazier. Will that rotation be used again against the Patriots?

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick held a press conference Wednesday morning, so David and I recap a few things he had to say about the Steelers.

Most of the second half of this Wednesday show includes David and I talking about the upcoming game against the Patriots and specifically about how both teams might try to attack and defend each other.

Our interview with a Patriots beat writer that was scheduled to take place on Wednesday will now be conducted on Thursday and will be included in the Friday podcast.

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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  • Alan Tman

    It might be time for Brian Allen to man up against Gronk!!

  • Steve Johnson

    Man, I’ve been thinking about that for a while now.

  • Lambert58

    There’s no denying Haley’s playcalling earlier in the season was garbage.

  • Lambert58

    Sensabaugh cannot play man against Brady. He was playing 12 yards off the LOS on 3rd & 3.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    I usually like to comment mostly on the football content when you guys do these Podcasts but something was on my mind and you guys ask for you reviews and I have already done my iTunes one so this is the obvious place to do it next.

    When you guys complain about Twitter and the content the first thing that pops into my head is “who cares?”. It is a complete waste of air time. Why are you wasting time ranting about a place we already know is a cesspool of keyboard warriors, racism, and idiocy on levels never matched in any one place before Twitter? Just being honest here (and it doesn’t mean I am going to stop listening to the Podcast or that hate it) but it sounds as dumb for you guys to complain about it as the dumb posts on Twitter do.

    I personally hate the ocean so you know what I don’t do? I don’t go to the beach. You can’t run towards a fire and then complain when it gets hot. Twitter is a crap place and you are going to get crap content when you go there.

    So yeah, big fan of the Podcast and I have been one of the few (at least on here) to voice the opinion that you guys should be going longer on these things and I would take a Podcast like you did the other day with 2 guests 5 times a week if you guys wanted to do it. So make them 2 or 3 hours if you think you can fill them up with content, just pleast no more Twitter rants.

  • MC

    I don’t think people are looking at the stats when it comes to the criticism of Bud because his stats are actually alright in terms of sacks, its moreso HOW he gets those sacks – never beating a man with a pass rush move, pretty much all hustle/coverage sacks.

    Its more so he just looks lost out there. I can’t help but key on him because he’s that bad. He has no footbally savy and instincts and it shows. Im sick of him taking himself out of plays by running up the arc and when he has to go inside he gets absolutely washed out by tightends. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him stack and shed and get a TFL.

  • Sensabaugh can’t play at all.

  • Twitter is BS.

  • When they line up in off coverage (whether it was Taylor, Gay, Burns, or even Haden) it is zone 99 out of 100 times. T

  • When they line up in off coverage (whether it was Taylor, Gay, Burns, or even Haden) it is zone 99 out of 100 times.

  • Lambert58

    Sure, but it just seemed odd that they would play it like that. I don’t see a lot of trust of Sensa manning up with anyone.

  • I guarantee you, when they play man, the cushion wont be there. It won’t always be press-man so they won’t always line up to jam, but there won’t be a 8-12 yard cushion either.

  • Mateo K

    The constant complaining about the twitter comments is getting kind of old.
    We get it, people tweet negativity about the coaching, players, and the game each week based on what is happening during the game.. what do you expect from social media?

    It’s getting to the point where these ranting segments should be listed in the above summary of the episode.

  • David Todd

    Because we spend a lot of our time on Twitter and it’s necessary in the work we do. So, avoiding it, like you avoiding the ocean, isn’t really a realistic option. But, I appreciate the feedback. Thanks.

  • David Todd

    Which do you think is more important to offensive success, Ben playing well or Haley’s playcalling? It’s really hard to evaluate the difference in the playcalling when Ben’s play has improved so dramatically.

  • Lambert58

    Clearly, Ben has to execute the plays that are called and make the gameplan work to the best of his ability. But the way I see it, it’s Haley’s job to help get Ben in rhythm and I thought he was doing a poor job of making that happen early on. They’ve both been doing their jobs much better in recent weeks.

  • David Todd

    That’s fair. It continues to mystify why they couldn’t get things sorted out early in the season.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Well truth be told my wife loves the beach so I can’t always avoid it either so I suppose I understand where you are coming from but I do think a lot of it can be mitigated.

    And I guess the bigger point is, the content you guys provide is so good that it seems a waste to “feed the trolls on Twitter” if you will by even giving them the spotlight by complaining about them complaining.