Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 1:16 pm
Season 3, Episode 26 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into recapping the injury situation of the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 16-14 win on Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles. Could Troy Polamalu be sidelined a few more weeks after reinjuring his calf? We discuss his situation as well as the hamstring injury suffered by LaMarr Woodley in the game.
It is a short week as the Steelers now prepare to take on the Tennessee Titans this coming Thursday and David and I get right into what we observed during the game against the Eagles. We talk about the success Read more [...]
Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 1:02 pm
Season 3, Episode 25 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I start of by looking at the overall health of the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into their Sunday game against the Philadelphia Eagles and how much contribution we expect to see out of Troy Polamalu, James Harrison, and Rashard Mendenhall in the game. There hasn't been the shuffling of the roster that we both though we might see to start the season and we discuss who might be inactive this week assuming all three of the aforementioned players suit up on Sunday.
We chime in on the candy bar comment made about Eagles cornerback Read more [...]
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 at 11:22 am
Season 3, Episode 24 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I get right into the Tuesday press conference of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, and more specifically the status of Troy Polamalu, James Harrison and Rashard Mendenhall heading into their Sunday game against the Philadelphia Eagles. We discuss how many snaps we can expect for both Mendenhall and Harrison should both indeed suit and play and talk about what Tomlin had to say during his Tuesday interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio as well.
In the second part of the show we welcome Eagles beat writer Zach Berman and Read more [...]
Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 6:03 pm
Season 3, Episode 23 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I start by covering all of the Pittsburgh Steelers news that surfaced since the Friday episode and that includes talk about Troy Polamalu, James Harrison, David DeCastro and Da’mon Cromartie-Smith. Is there actually a chance Harrison makes his season debut this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles? We discuss it.
Even though the Steelers were on a bye, there was still plenty of football to watch over the weekend and David and I give our thoughts about what we saw observed. The Steelers of course will entertain the Read more [...]
Friday, September 28th, 2012 at 1:23 pm
Season 3, Episode 22 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I start by giving our thoughts on the Baltimore Ravens win over the Cleveland Browns Thursday night. We give our thoughts on Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden and the way the Ravens are really stretching the field vertically this year.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are on a bye this week, but there is still plenty of news to talk about. Linebacker James Harrison reportedly had a setback with his left knee this week, so that gets our attention first. As I mentioned on the Wednesday episode, there was some uncertainty as to whether Read more [...]
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 10:28 am
Season 3, Episode 21 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I recap the Tuesday practice of the Pittsburgh Steelers that included linebacker James Harrison and Troy Polamalu both getting back to work. We explain why the Wednesday practice is extremely important for Harrison as the team heads into their bye week. How important are both of these players and will they make a difference upon their return? We discuss that as well as the recent reports that state the Steelers defense is too predictable.
We move on to wrap up the Steelers loss to the Oakland Raiders and note a few specific Read more [...]
Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 5:17 pm
Season 3, Episode 20 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I get right into talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-31 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. It is never fun talking about a loss, but we go through the entire game and point out what looked good and what looked bad.
The Steelers special teams really had their hand in the loss and the penalties also made things tough in addition. Outside of the long touchdown run by running back Darren McFadden, the Steelers defense had a pretty decent first half. We manage to crack a few skulls just the same as Brett Keisel and Read more [...]
Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 10:47 am
Season 3, Episode 19 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I start by looking at the injury report for both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders as they prepare to do battle Sunday in Oakland. Friday practice is a key day for tight end Heath Miller in our opinion as he his battling a rib problem.
We move on to talk more about snap counts and personnel groupings coming out of the game against the New York Jets and I give a heads up as to what I think will happen on offense once tight end Weslye Saunders returns from his suspension.
The Raiders have not run the ball Read more [...]
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 5:49 pm
Season 3, Episode 18 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I get right into the Wednesday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they get ready to take on the Oakland Raiders this upcoming Sunday.
We move on to wrap up the win against the New York Jets this past weekend and discuss the running game, the play of the offensive line as well as the use of the 4-2-5 Big Nickel that we saw used in the Jets game as well. Should we be worried about the history of the Steelers playing on the road, especially out west? Neither of us are really sure and unfortunately we do not have Read more [...]
Monday, September 17th, 2012 at 6:29 pm
Season 3, Episode 17 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I get right into recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-10 win Sunday over the New York Jets at Heinz Field.
We discuss the prospects of James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Rashard Mendenhall playing next week against the Oakland Raiders and tell you want we liked and didn't like in the Steelers first win of the 2012 season and what the team needs to work on moving forward.
We talk about the officiating in the game, the Jets use of Tim Tebow and the hit by Lawrence Timmons on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez that seemed to Read more [...]
Friday, September 14th, 2012 at 11:06 am
Season 3, Episode 16 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I start of by going over the Thursday injury report and look closely at the status of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu heading into the Friday practice session. Is the status of Harrison moving forward a concern? We discuss.
We also talk about the key injuries for the New York Jets in this game, and specifically cornerback Darrelle Revis, who has yet to be cleared for practice heading into Friday. Tight end Dustin Keller is also battling a hamstring injury that could keep him out of Read more [...]
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 10:38 am
Season 3, Episode 15 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I start of by recapping the Tuesday press conference of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and recap the injury situation heading into the week.
With the Denver Broncos game still visible in the rear-view mirror, David and I take a little closer look at the game and what went right and what went wrong. We also discuss the personnel groupings used on offense in the game and ponder if we will continue to see so many 3 wide receiver sets moving forward. We talk about the offensive line play a bit and try to wrap the Read more [...]
Monday, September 10th, 2012 at 3:07 pm
Season 3, Episode 14 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I recap the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 opening game loss Sunday night to the Denver Broncos.
We start of by going over the injuries before getting into what went right, and mostly wrong, against the Broncos and their quarterback Peyton Manning. While the loss was a painful one, we still do not think it was as bad as the loss last year in the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens.
We will have a further breakdown of the game and start looking ahead to the week 2 game against the New York Jets in the Wednesday podcast. Read more [...]
Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 11:28 am
Season 3, Episode 13 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I start off our preview of the Sunday night opener for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Denver Broncos by going over the Thursday injury report and what we are looking for Friday. Will James Harrison play and should he play? We discuss it.
The Steelers signed former Oakland Raiders third round draft pick, cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, and I tell what I know about the newest edition after doing some tape study on him Thursday night. Will David DeCastro be placed on the 8 week injured reserve list today? We discuss the Read more [...]
Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 1:32 pm
If you care to tune in today, I will be on Trib Live Radio Thursday with Michael Grau at 3:00 p.m. EST and you can listen to that live here: http://sportstalk.triblive.com/tribradio/player/.
Immediately following that, I will be on with David Todd, my co-host on The Terrible Podcast, at 3:30 p.m. EST on ESPN 970 Radio and you can listen to his show live here: http://www.iheart.com/live/2013/?autoplay=true.
In case you missed the Wednesday episode of the podcast, you can listen to it here as David and I had Cecil Lammey on from ESPN Radio Denver to start breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers Read more [...]
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 at 12:07 pm
Season 3, Episode 12 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I start off the Wednesday episode by reviewing the main talking points from the Tuesday press conference of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. We discuss the door being left open for running back Rashard Mendenhall to play Sunday night, but both of us think this is more gamesmanship than anything. We go over the rest of the injuries noted by Tomlin and start hammering through the 7 players who will likely be inactive for the game.
We talk about the comments made by Tomlin in regard to cornerback Keenan Lewis and Read more [...]
Monday, September 3rd, 2012 at 4:07 pm
Season 3, Episode 11 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I kick off our first Monday podcast of the 2012 season by taking a hard look at both the 53 man roster and the practice squad of the Pittsburgh Steelers following the final cut downs and moves that took place over the weekend. We look at the decision to keep Kelvin Beachum over Trai Essex and several other decisions that were made in addition.
David and I move on to discuss the health of James Harrison heading into the meat of the week and talk about several other Steeler related news tidbits that include former quarterback Read more [...]
Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 11:07 am
Season 3, Episode 10 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and start by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night game against the Carolina Panthers, and more specifically, the devastating injury suffered by rookie linebacker Sean Spence, and discuss what effect it has on the roster moving forward. We also discuss the other injuries in the game suffered by Robert Golden, Curtis Brown and possibly Baron Batch in addition.
We move on to cover the new 8 week injured reserve rule in depth and how it benefits the Steelers in regard to injured rookie right guard David DeCastro. Read more [...]
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 1:07 pm
Season 3, Episode 9 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and start by talking about the recent Pittsburgh Steelers news and that of course means that we have to talk about the knee injury suffered by David DeCastro, the first round of cuts, the Mike Wallace arrival and other hot talking point topics.
Is Charlie Batch safe should the Steelers decide to carry an injured DeCastro on the 53 man roster? Also we talk about what signs to look for in the upcoming game against the Carolina Panthers that might shed some light on that. We talk more about the linebacker situation and how Read more [...]
Friday, August 24th, 2012 at 2:14 pm
Season 3, Episode 8 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and start by talking about the firing of Pittsburgh Steelers special teams coach Al Everest on Thursday, and after going over stats from the last two seasons and reviewing what has happened thus far in two preseason games, we conclude there is likely more to the story. We recorded this early on Friday and since then Everest has come out to say that he was fired for professional differences.
We move on to talk about a few players that will not travel with the team to Buffalo for the the third preseason game against Saturday Read more [...]