Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 5:04 pm
Episode #38 of The Terrible Podcast and Part 2 of our roster review as we take a look at the defensive side of the ball. In our "exit analysis" we go player-by-player through the roster and give our view as to whether each guy will be re-signed (if a FA), in camp and/or on the roster. We include the cash charge and cap charge information in our analysis and provide a grade on this year's performance.
Take a listen and leave some comments letting us know if you agree or disagree. You can catch the offensive "exit analysis" in our previously recorded Episode 37.
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Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at 3:09 pm
Episode #37 of The Terrible Podcast and this episode we take a look at the offensive side of the Steelers roster. In our "exit analysis" we go player-by-player through the roster and give our view as to whether each guy will be re-signed (if a FA), in camp and/or on the roster. We include the cash charge and cap charge information in our analysis and provide a grade on this year's performance. Take a listen and leave some comments letting us know if you agree or disagree. We'll bring you the defensive "exit analysis" in Episode 38 on Monday.
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Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Episode #36 of The Terrible Podcast and in Part 1 of we wrap-up our analysis of Super Bowl XLV. We discuss Troy's reaction to the loss and acceptance for some of the blame and talk about whether it is justified. We look at the Steelers' nickel and dime packages and whether they made the right adjustments and we recap a few other issues from the game.
In Part 2 we talk about Hines Ward's dissatisfaction with not getting the ball on the last drive. Is there still a lingering issue between Ben and Hines? And we wonder why Antonio Brown didn't try to get to the sideline on the last Packers' kick-off. Read more [...]
Monday, February 7th, 2011 at 7:06 pm
Episode #35 of The Terrible Podcast and Dave & Dave discuss the Steelers 31-25 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV. We go through the game quarter by quarter on a pretty much open ramble and you can hear the somberness in our voice. The show is just over an hour, but plenty of the game is discussed.
We close by letting you know we will be continuing The Terrible Podcast through the offseason due to it's tremendous success and are open to comments and suggestions to make it better. We hope to have 2 shows a week through the NFL combine, draft, free agency and hopefully that includes Read more [...]
Friday, February 4th, 2011 at 4:06 pm
Episode #34 of The Terrible Podcast and Episode 3 of Super Bowl Week is all about Sunday's big game. We give our hardcore, in-depth analysis in a great 52 minute podcast discussing all aspects of Steelers Packers in Super Bowl XLV.
In Part 1 we look at the matchup between the Steelers defense and the Packers offense.
In Part 2 Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders joins us for a second time and fills us in on what he expects to happen on Sunday.
In Part 3 we go to the other side of the ball and look at the Steelers offense against the Packers defense.
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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 at 5:37 pm
Episode #33 of The Terrible Podcast is onlind and in Part 1 we interview Chad Milliman who writes for ESPN.com, ESPN the magazine and is the author of "The Odds" and "The Ones Who Hit the Hardest" which takes a look at the blood feud between the Steelers and Cowboys and the battle for the heart of America in the 1970s. Chad talks about how he got his dream job writing about sports and gambling and discusses how that world has changed during the 11 years he's been in the business. He talks about some of his own experiences and then we get into the game and where the "sharps" are putting their money Read more [...]
Monday, January 31st, 2011 at 5:04 pm
Episode #32 of The Terrible Podcast is Episode 1 of Super Bowl Week and we have a lot to talk about. In Part 1 we talk about the different schedules that the two teams followed last week. The Steelers practiced early in the week and the Packers later. We'll find out Sunday if it has any effect. Both teams arrived today. We discuss the press conferences of Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger and how they handled the expected and the unexpected. We also have a good time with the Steelers offensive line's decision to wear Flozell Adams' Michigan St. jersey to honor him. Flozell has been an under-recognized Read more [...]
Friday, January 28th, 2011 at 5:51 pm
Episode #31 of The Terrible Podcast is highlighted by an interview George Whitfield, Jr. Ben Roethlisber's QB coach during his four week suspension.
We start Episode 31 with a look at the injury report. Speculation regarding Maurkice Pouncey's left ankle has dominated Super Bowl talk for much of the week. It was reported that Pouncey may have a broken bone in the ankle, but the ligament damage is still the bigger issue. We debate the outlook for Pouncey. We also look at Bryant McFadden's abdominal issue and argue whether he or William Gay will be the starter at left corner next week. We touch Read more [...]
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 at 4:35 pm
Episode #30 of The Terrible Podcast and the two Daves are all over the place today. Prior to the Maurkice Pouncey and Dick LeBeau news breaking, In Part 1 of Episode 30 we start with the injury report and a look at the status of Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey. We get into a discussion of what the Steelers will do if Pouncey can't go and how that may effect the status of defensive lineman Aaron Smith who is looking to come back from his midseason injury. We also go through the nuts and bolts of Super Bowl week and our thoughts about whether the Steelers Super Bowl experience gives them an advantage Read more [...]
Monday, January 24th, 2011 at 5:18 pm
Episode #29 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and I gotta feelin'...Pittsburgh's going to the Super Bowl! Episode 29 is a long one, loyal listeners. And how can it not be? It's not every year you get to the Super Bowl, but it is the third time in the last six for the Steelers and their fans, following their 24-19 win over the New York Jets. It should be a great matchup, with the Steelers and Green Bay Packers getting together February 6th in Dallas. Eat your heart out Jerry Jones.
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Friday, January 21st, 2011 at 3:01 pm
Episode #28 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and it is the AFC Championship Game this week and the Steelers host the New York Jets Sunday at 6:30 at Heinz Field. In Episode 28 of The Terrible Podcast we are pleased to have Mike Vaccaro of the NY Post with us as a special guest. Mike gives us some great insights into the Jets. You can follow him on twitter at @MikeVacc. Thanks again for your time, Mike!
In Part 1 of Episode 28 we open with a look at the build up to the game and then scan the injury report. While it appears that the Jets are relatively healthy the reality that Bryant McFadden Read more [...]
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at 3:57 pm
Episode #27 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and just a heads up that we will have Mike Vaccaro, the esteemed writer from the NY Post on our Friday Podcast. We hope you'll check in for that. If you have any Jets questions you'd like to ask Mike send them to TheTerriblePodcast@gmail.com. He's a great guy and great writer. You can follow him on Twitter @MikeVacc.
In Part 1 of Episode 27 we discuss Mike Tomlin's Tuesday and Wednesday press conferences. Tomlin ripped Bob Holtzman of ESPN a new one in his Wednesday presser and we tell you why. We rarely get to see the coach mad, but he was today.
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Monday, January 17th, 2011 at 8:16 pm
Episode #26 of The Terrible Podcast is now up after Playoff week 1 for the Steelers and the Terrible Podcast sits proudly undefeated. A fantastic effort by the Steelers as they come back from a 21-7 halftime deficit and defeat the Baltimore Ravens 31-24 at Heinz Field.
In Part 1 of Episode 26 we break down the first half. David Todd discusses the stirring atmosphere at the stadium and we take a close look at how the Steelers got themselves into such a big hole. Despite trailing by 14, we both felt confident in the team's ability to come back.
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Friday, January 14th, 2011 at 4:09 pm
Episode #25 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and is our last before the Steelers open their playoff run with the game against the Baltimore Ravens tomorrow at 4:30 at Heinz Field. In Part 1 of The Terrible Podcast we look at the Steelers offense against the Ravens defense, breaking down key matchups and talking about the players who will have the biggest impact.
We break up the two parts of our breakdown with an interview of Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders. FootballOutsiders.com is a groundbreaking web site that takes a deep analytical look at football through statistical analysis. Aaron, Read more [...]
Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 1:35 pm
Episode #24 of The Terrible Podcast is now up as we recorded a special playoff edition of the Terrible Podcast today as we inch closer to the Steelers-Ravens showdown on Saturday.
In Part 1 Dave Bryan interviews ex-Steeler and ESPN analyst Merril Hoge. Dave and Merril discuss the NFL's Play 60 initiative, Take it to the House Program and the Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award, presented by Prilosec OTC and then get into some analysis of of what we can expect from Steelers-Ravens on Saturday. Dave also asks Merril his thoughts on the Hall of Fame candidacy of Jerome Bettis and Dermontti Dawson Read more [...]
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 5:42 pm
Episode #23 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and it is a big week at the Terrible Podcast this week as the Steelers prepare to host the Baltimore Ravens at 4:30 Saturday at Heinz Field. As a result of all that is going on we will be recording an extra podcast that will be posted Thursday and will include interviews with ex-Steeler and ESPN analyst Merril Hoge and Ravens Insider Aaron Wilson. We will be getting their inside analysis on the matchup and their picks to win. On Friday Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders will be our guest, bringing his unique insights to the Terrible Podcast. Be sure Read more [...]
Monday, January 10th, 2011 at 3:44 pm
Episode #22 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in Part 1 we review Mike Tomlin's press conference which was moved up
to Monday with the Steelers playoff game taking place on Saturday and, as usual, we review the injury update that Tomlin provides. We also talk about Steelers linebacker coach Keith Butler and his future with the team or possibly as the defensive coordinator with Ken Whisenhunt and the Arizona Cardinals. In Part 2 we recap the amazing games that took place on wildcard Saturday, highlighted by the Seahawks shocking upset of the defending Super Bowl champs and a kickoff return Read more [...]
Friday, January 7th, 2011 at 3:54 pm
Episode #21 of The Terrible Podcast is now up In Part 1 David Todd and I look at some of the latest Steelers injury updates and go over some interesting tidbits on Mike Wallace and discuss Mel Kiper thinking the Steelers still have a draft need at wide receiver. In part 2 we discuss the upcoming playoff games this weekend and who we like. In part 3 we discuss the breaking Jim Harbaugh to the 49ers news along with some of the latest coaching search news from around the NFL. We also talk about the Cardinals interest in Steelers linebacker coach Keith Butler and end with a few players that will be Read more [...]
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at 2:23 pm
Episode #20 of The Terrible Podcast is now up In Part 1 David Todd and I start by trying to read the tea leaves on the Aaron Smith injury situation now that the Smith has suited up for practice for the first time on Tuesday. We also discuss the injury to Bryant McFadden and ponder the ramifications if it were to leave him unable to go next week. We also go over the weekly offensive line breakdown posted on SteelersDepot.com and discuss Ben being named player of the week and...his pending nuptials? In Part 2 we have our first guest, Chris Mack, formerly of ESPN Radio, now about to launch a new streaming Read more [...]
Monday, January 3rd, 2011 at 6:26 pm
Episode #19 of The Terrible Podcast is now up In Part 1 David Todd and I discuss the great offensive performance by the Steelers. In their 41-9 win over the Browns they scored TDs on their first four possessions, basically locking the game up by halftime. We look at Ben's day spreading the ball around and using his feet on a few occasions to get big first downs. In trying to find something negative we settle on a running game that didn't have a big day. In Part 2 we look at the dominating performance by the defense and the decision to play Troy Polamalu. The run defense put up record-setting numbers Read more [...]