Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 5:49 pm
Season 2, Episode 80 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd is working on his birthday. Happy birthday, David. We get right back into the hot topics that include the Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap problems coming right into line after the restructuring on Thursday of the contract of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. I give you the up to date numbers of where the Steelers sit cap wise and we discuss what makes Omar Khan so great and such an asset to the Steelers. You might be surprised at what that exactly is. We move on with a little talk about the comments that general manager Kevin Colbert Read more [...]
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 1:55 pm
Season 2, Episode 79 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I get started with the recent news of the contract restructure of Willie Colon that was announced this morning and try to give everyone an update as to how much more the Pittsburgh Steelers need to trim off of their cap to get compliant. We look at the projected Rule of 51 number that includes the projected restricted tenders that are forthcoming as well. We discuss the usual suspects that could still retire, take a pay-cut or have their contracts terminated over the course of the next few weeks to give you a picture of what Read more [...]
Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 4:22 pm
Season 2, Episode 78 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I dive right into the hot topics and news this week. We start off with a lengthy discussion centered around the pending free agency of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace and cover a lot of scenarios I posted on Thursday. We talk about what teams might be interested in Wallace if they feel him worthy of a first round pick should Wallace only receive a first round tender instead of the franchise tag. We cover how another team like the New England Patriots or the Cincinnati Bengals could front load their offer sheet Read more [...]
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 12:44 pm
Season 2, Episode 77 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd back in the hosting chair we have quite a bit to talk about as the Steelers are still making a lot of news in the early part of the offseason. We start with the continuing drama surrounding the situation of Hines Ward and how the media are dealing with it. We discuss what the Steelers do and do not owe Ward right now with the decision of his future status still likely a few weeks away. Jerricho Cotchery is also back in the news after stating again on Monday how he hopes to return to the Steelers in 2012. We discuss the possibility Read more [...]
Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 7:34 pm
Season 2, Episode 76 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd out of town traveling, Nick Richetta mans the co-host chair today and we discuss the Thursday Todd Haley introductory press conference along with the interview that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gave to Ed Bouchette prior to that. We also talk about what this all might mean to the Pittsburgh Steelers offense and the play of Roethlisberger and the young wide receivers moving forward. Quite a lot of discussion we had back and forth on this.
We move off of Haley and Roethlisberger and talk about Steelers salary cap guru Omar Read more [...]
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 6:49 pm
Season 2, Episode 75 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I have quite a bit to talk about in what continues to be a very busy start of the offseason for the Pittsburgh Steelers. We start out by talking about the report that surfaced Monday night that tight end Wesyle Saunders will be suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season and how it could possibly hurt the Steelers. There is still quite a bit of speculation surrounding the suspension and we admit we have to look up the suspension process as it relates to PEDS and all that surrounds that. Hopefully the young tight end Read more [...]
Friday, February 3rd, 2012 at 11:21 am
Season 2, Episode 74 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and get the Super Bowl preview show started by addressing a few reader emails to start off with. Next David and I run down the list of finalist again for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and give our final predictions on who we think will be in the class of 2012 when it is announced Saturday. Do we think former Steelers Dermontti Dawson, Jerome Bettis, Kevin Greene and Jack Butler get in? You might be surprised on our thoughts.
We move on from that discussion to start breaking down and previewing Super Bowl XLVI. We look at what Read more [...]
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 5:07 pm
Season 2, Episode 73 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I jump right into the continued offensive coordinator search by the Pittsburgh Steelers along with the news that linebackers coach Keith Butler has decided to stay with the Steelers instead of heading off to the Indianapolis Colts to become their new defensive coordinator. We discuss what Butler may or may not been offered and guaranteed to stay in Pittsburgh to be the successor to Dick LeBeau. Todd Haley and Alex Van Pelt are the latest names to surface that head coach Mike Tomlin might be checking into and we wonder if this Read more [...]
Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 4:45 pm
Season 2, Episode 72 of The Terrible Podcast is up with David Todd tied up in New York, Nick Richetta is back co-hosting as we open up by talking about the recent comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in regards to the loss of offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and his desire to talk to Art Rooney II when he gets back to Pittsburgh about the direction the offense will now take. We stay on Roethlisberger and discuss how much playing time is too much for him in the Pro Bowl this weekend. Nick wishes he wouldn't play at all. What about players being able to tweet on Twitter Read more [...]
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 5:04 pm
Season 2, Episode 71 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I get right to the Bruce Arians side of the story that came out last night. Arians said he was not offered a contract for next year and the Steelers said he retired, so we play around in the mess grey area in the middle there and discuss whether or not Steelers President Art Rooney II handled it right and if indeed he was the one that made the decision and not Mike Tomlin like he said would happen. Easy to figure who we think made that decision. We move on to talk about the recent report by Chris Mortensen as it relates to what Read more [...]
Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 4:45 pm
Season 2, Episode 70 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I get right to the busy Friday the Pittsburgh Steelers had. We discuss the news of Bruce Arians not coming back in 2012 as the offensive coordinator and ponder if he was forced out or indeed retired. We try to bring you both sides objectively per our usual. After that we get right into the talking about who the Steelers next offensive coordinator will be and discuss the obvious candidates I posted earlier today. Who is the best fit? I rank them and we give our thoughts on Randy Fichtner, Tom Clements, Jim Caldwell, Hue Jackson Read more [...]
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 5:22 pm
Season 2, Episode 69 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd back in the co-host chair we talk about the playoff games this past weekend in the Divisional Round and continue to cry about the Steelers loss to the Denver Broncos in the Wild Card round. It is still very hard to get over and will be for some time. The first half of the show we talk about how close the Houston Texans were to beating the Baltimore Ravens despite their turnovers and how San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith answered the critics against the New Orleans Saints. Although I did not pick the New York Giants Read more [...]
Friday, January 13th, 2012 at 4:34 pm
Season 2, Episode 68 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd tied up in New York, Nick Richetta helps co-pilot the show today and I get the thoughts from Nick from the AFC Wild Card Game against the Denver Broncos from an offensive perspective to start things off with after we get through the latest headlines. Nick and I talk about the offensive line, running backs and wide receiver in addition and get to several questions from Twitter followers and emailers as well. Make sure to follow Nick on Twitter at @SteelerCityKid117 and if you want to buy him a cup of coffee, you can send him Read more [...]
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at 12:06 pm
Season 2, Episode 67 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd back in New York we recap the Pittsburgh Steelers overtime loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Wild Card game. We sort of start our recap backwards and talk about the game winning play on the first play of overtime from Tim Tebow to Demaryius Thomas. It was a great play call against the right defense and Tebow made the throw. We break down the play pretty good along with things that led up to it. Sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the other team. We sure do.
After talking about some key injuries suffered in the Read more [...]
Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 8:08 pm
Season 2, Episode 66 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd is tracked down as he is cashing in his chips from the tables to join me from Las Vegas. The first part of the show is my interview with Cecil Lammey, the NFL Insider for 102.3 ESPN in Denver. Cecil and I get a good 20 plus minutes in previewing the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Denver Broncos AFC wild card game coming up this Sunday. We talk about the Broncos injuries, Tim Tebow and the spread option and preview both sides of the ball for each team. If you like hardcore game previews, you will enjoy this interview i did with Cecil.
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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 7:45 pm
Season 2, Episode 65 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd still on the injury report with (blackjack), Nick Richetta joins me once again this week and we start by recapping the Steelers Wednesday injury report as they get ready to take on the Denver Broncos Sunday in the AFC wild card game. Nick and I move on to start breaking down the matchup on both sides of the ball and get in a lengthy talk about Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and running back Willis McGahee as it relates to the Broncos use of the option offense. We discuss how the Steelers will likely try to defend against it and Read more [...]
Monday, January 2nd, 2012 at 7:47 pm
Season 2, Episode 64 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd busy tearing up the blackjack tables in Las Vegas, I have Nick Richetta back in the co-host chair this week as we recap the Steelers 13-9 win over the Cleveland Browns to close out the 2011 regular season.
Before we get into talking about the game, Nick and I talk about the injuries suffered by Rashard Mendenhall, Keenan Lewis and Cortez Allen yesterday. Mendenhall is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, but we do not think he was the biggest injury of the three. We explain who was and why. We discuss the Read more [...]
Friday, December 30th, 2011 at 7:08 pm
Season 2, Episode 63 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I get right into the final injury report report of the week for the upcoming game this Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Who is in, who is out? Who plays and for how long? We discuss it. We then move on to talk about the team awards announced on Thursday. Was Antonio Brown the right choice for team MVP? Do Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Wallace or Ike Taylor have a right to be slighted with the team vote? Who did Wallace vote for anyways? We hammer through all of that as well, plus have a few laughs in the process.
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Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:15 pm
Season 2, Episode 62 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I dive right into the injury situation following the Mike Tomlin press conference on Tuesday. We discuss the status this week of Ben Roethlisberger, LaMarr Woodley, Maurkice Pouncey and Emmanuel Sanders to name a few. Please keep in mind that this talk too place before the Wednesday injury report came out.
After that we talk about the Steelers players that were selected to the 2012 Pro Bowl and discuss who was deserving not only for the Steelers, but for other teams as well. We also talk about a few players who were snubbed Read more [...]
Monday, December 26th, 2011 at 4:15 pm
Happy Holidays from The Terrible Podcast! We hope your Christmas was great and 2012 brings you health and happiness. The Steelers brought their fans some happiness with a 27-0 shellacking of the St. Louis Rams at Heinz Field on Christmas Eve. In Episode 61 of Season 2, David Todd and I review the Steelers win on Saturday and a whole lot more.
With few injuries other than the shoulder strain to Doug Legursky to report, we open the show with a look at the Week 17 schedule and the flex time changes the NFL instituted to keep the competitive landscape as even as possible this coming week. Both the Read more [...]