Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 8:14 pm
Friday was the final Pittsburgh Steelers training camp practice open to the public and the now the process of breaking camp begins. This special edition of The Terrible Podcast will be the last until next year and thanks to news on Friday that running back Rashard Mendenhall and nose tackle Casey Hampton were removed from the PUP list, I certainly have a ton to talk about.
The first part of this podcast I walk through all of the angles as to why Mendenhall may have been removed from the PUP list and tell you my reasoning why it all still does not add up in my head based on everything we have Read more [...]
Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 1:59 pm
Season 3, Episode 5 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and dive right into more talk on both James Harrison and Jason Worilds and the injuries to players heading into the second preseason game of the year for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
More offensive line talk as we are both surprised Mike Adams is back so soon. More running back talk is included and unfortunately our recording took place prior to the word that Rashard Mendenhall was activated Friday from the PUP list.
We also talk about what we are looking for this Sunday in the game against the Colts and David shares some Read more [...]
Thursday, August 16th, 2012 at 8:22 pm
The end of training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers is near with just one more practice that is open to the public remaining on Friday. With co-host David Todd in Oregon tonight and most of the Pittsburgh media worn out, you once again get me flying solo. Hurray!
I go through all of the news and notes from the Thursday practice and spend more time talking about both James Harrison and Jason Worilds, as it looks more and more likely that that both could miss the week one in Denver. Could this mean that Adrian Robinson snags a spot on the 53 man roster? Maybe, just maybe.
Make sure to listen Read more [...]
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 at 8:22 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers only have two more practices remaining before they break camp and thus the special edition of The Terrible Podcast are starting to wind down. My co-host David Todd did four hours of radio today, so tonight you get me flying solo for almost 30 minutes.
The big news on Wednesday of course was that linebacker James Harrison had the scope procedure done on his knee, so I talk about that to start the show. Isaac Redman is also having an issue with his groin, so that gets my attention as well in this episode. Although there was not too much reported from the Wednesday practice Read more [...]
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 6:48 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers training camp practices are starting to wind down as Friday is when camp breaks at Latrobe. On this Tuesday special edition of The Terrible Podcast I am once again joined by Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and he fills us in on the happenings Tuesday.
We start off talking about the news that he broke this morning that Max Starks was being removed from the PUP list today. Mark gives his opinion on when he thinks we will finally see Starks play in the preseason. We also discuss the recent signings of both Justin Peelle and Jason Ford and what it means to the Read more [...]
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 1:09 pm
Season 3, Episode 5 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off by talking about the state of the offensive line right now heading into the second preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. That talk turns to more of a focus on Max Starks as news breaks during our recording of the show that Starks has been removed from the PUP list as of today.
Some more news comes in during the show about Mike Wallace, which really isn't new news, but we briefly discuss it just the same as we can't go an episode without discussing his situation. We move on to talk about the decision Read more [...]
Sunday, August 12th, 2012 at 7:27 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday training camp practice included quite a few things to talk about, so we reached out once again to Ken Laird of Trib Live Radio to fill us in on the sights and sounds that he observed Sunday at Latrobe.
We start off by talking about the fight between Ike Taylor and Antonio Brown that had two rounds to it. Ken tells us what all started it, how it ended, what Mike Tomlin thought about it and if he thinks the two are over it now. Speaking of Taylor, he had two interceptions today according to Ken.
Sunday also featured another goal-line drill, so Ken walks us through Read more [...]
Saturday, August 11th, 2012 at 6:40 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field Saturday for the first time since their 24-23 loss Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles and my co-host David Todd was right there with them to take in the action.
To start this Saturday special edition of The Terrible Podcast we start off talking about the knee injury suffered by rookie left tackle Mike Adams and how it shook up the starting offensive line combination used on Saturday as Marcus Gilbert flipped over to left tackle and Ramon Foster took his spot at right tackle. As it looks right now the starting five against the Read more [...]
Friday, August 10th, 2012 at 4:25 pm
Season 3, Episode 4 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off by talking about the Friday news that Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace is currently down in Florida working out under the watchful eye of trainer Tom Shaw and could very well report to training camp soon. What kind of time frame is "soon" anyway? Regardless, we give our thoughts on it.
After the weekly Wallace talk, we move on to start talking about the Steelers 24-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night and cover both the offensive and defensive sides of the Read more [...]
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 at 9:35 pm
Wednesday was a travel day for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who will take on the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night in their first preseason game of the 2012 season.
There are two interviews tonight in this short training camp episode. The first is with Jason Silbers, who was at Latrobe on Tuesday to take in practice. Jason let's us know what he observed on Tuesday on both sides of the ball and we talk about the young wide receivers, cornerbacks and even Jerrod Johnson, who got quite a bit of work on Tuesday in preparation for the extended playing time he will see against the Eagles in the second Read more [...]
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at 6:02 pm
Tuesday, day 14 of training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now complete and joining me tonight on the special training camp edition of the show is Tim Benz, host of the morning show on 105.9 The X. You can listen to the show online at www.wxdx.com and follow Tim on Twitter at @XMorningShow.
Tim starts off by giving up a recap of what the Steelers worked on Tuesday and then we move on to discuss what he has seen thus far out of Ziggy Hood, being as we have not heard too much reported on him thus far in training camp. We follow that by flipping over to the defensive end spot to discuss who Read more [...]
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at 1:07 pm
Season 3, Episode 3 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off the show by looking at the first Pittsburgh Steelers depth chart of the 2012 season and how it is hard to read anything into it.
We move on to talk about the comments that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made in regard to first round draft pick David DeCastro and if there is any reason to be alarmed. The name of Plaxico Burress will not got away right now thanks to the media, so David and I weigh in on our thoughts about the possibility of him returning to Pittsburgh. As I pointed out a few days ago, it is Read more [...]
Sunday, August 5th, 2012 at 8:51 pm
There is not a whole lot to talk about Sunday night as the Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to travel to their indoor facility today to get their practice in because of the weather. The media was allowed to observe practice, but there was a social media ban on them as a result. Because of that, the information is very thin from what went on today.
The episode today is mostly a recap of the injury situation today as Ben Roethlisberger sat out after getting his foot stepped on Saturday. A few other updates are included on Curtis Brown, LaMarr Woodley and Isaac Redman, but really that is all there Read more [...]
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at 9:38 pm
With the second Saturday of training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers now in the books, I fly solo for about 15 minutes tonight and recap the news and notes from day 11 at Latrobe. We go over the main highlights reported by the media on Saturday and that includes the goal-line drill.
Injuries continue to mount at the linebacker position with both Ryan Baker and Brandon Johnson both apparently suffering ankle injuries of some sorts. The outside linebacker lines are already short enough, so if either of those two players are expected to be down for more than a few days, we could see another roster Read more [...]
Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 9:19 pm
Friday night featured the annual Friday Night Lights training camp practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers at Latrobe Memorial Stadium and with the Pittsburgh media very quiet on Twitter tonight, we reached out to a couple of fans that were in attendance that were live tweeting the happenings tonight to tell us what they observed.
Joining me tonight were Josh Thomas and Justin Rizzo. You can follow Josh on Twitter at @corpboy_tellem and Justin on Twitter at @RealJustinRizzo.
Overall it sounded like a pretty tame version of Friday Night Lights, but we get the thoughts of both Josh and Justin Read more [...]
Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 3:48 pm
Season 3, Episode 3 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off the show by looking at Joey Porter, Aaron Smith, Marvel Smith and Willie Parker as all four will be present at the "Friday Night Lights" practice tonight to announce their retirements. we attempt to rank all four and invite your feedback as well.
We move on to talk about the Steelers installation of the no-huddle and two-minute offense this week and David fills us in on what he observed Thursday at practice. This includes the blocking drills as well as the two minute period. Does anyone want to win the fifth Read more [...]
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at 6:13 pm
Day nine of training camp is in the books now for the Pittsburgh Steelers and tonight Ken Laird the morning host of Sports Talk On Trib Live Radio is my guest on the our special edition podcast. You can follow Ken on Twitter at @Ken_Laird and listen to the show at http://sportstalk.triblive.com
Ken starts off by telling us what head coach Mike Tomlin looked to accomplish on Thursday at Latrobe and that includes installation of the two minute drill for both the offense and the defense. Overall all Ken thought that practice was sloppier than past practices he has observed. We move on to tall about Read more [...]
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 7:34 pm
Day eight of training camp is in the books now for the Pittsburgh Steelers and tonight Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is my guest on the our special edition podcast. You can follow Mark on Twitter at @MarkKaboly_Trib and read his work at http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/
In this episode we focus on the several back end roster battles at defensive end, wide receiver, cornerback and fullback and get the thoughts of Mark on all of them. Has anyone pulled ahead in any of these battles? Not really. We also discuss the Wednesday news that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has small tear Read more [...]
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 6:44 pm
Tuesday signaled the start of the second week of training camp practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers and with that, we continue on with our special edition training camp episodes of The Terrible Podcast. We like to reach out to not only the media in these podcast, but the fan base as well, and tonight we have Jeri, who is a long time Steelers fan that is very active on the PG Plus boards. Jeri was at practice on Tuesday and she gives us a full detailed report on the offense today, as that was the best vantage point for her. Her rundown includes letting us know how Todd Haley differs from Bruce Arians Read more [...]
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 12:08 pm
Season 3, Episode 2 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off the show by going over the new five-year contract extension given to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown last week and what this means or doesn't mean to restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace moving forward. We discuss all of the options that Wallace has now moving forward, really none now that Kevin Colbert announced trading him was not an option, and how most are overlooking the threat of franchise tag as part of the hardball the Steelers are playing with him.
We move on to talk Read more [...]