Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 7:50 pm
This is the second of many special training camp editions of the The Terrible Podcast with co-host David Todd tied up with radio work this evening, I am joined by Derek Nesselrodt, who attended his first ever Pittsburgh Steelers training camp practice today. Derek is a very knowledgeable fan of the Steelers and you can follow him on Twitter at @calmkiller.
With the news hot off the wire that the Steelers signed wide receiver Antonio Brown to five year, $42.5 million extension late on Friday, Derek and I can't help but to talk about it and what it might mean to the still unsigned Mike Wallace.
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Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Season 3, Episode 1 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off the show by recapping what David observed Thursday at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp. You can listen to the full recap in the short podcast we put up late Thursday.
Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler thinks the league should kick linebacker James Harrison out of the league based on the latest concussion lawsuit filed by former players against the league. While Harrison is certainly no angel, I give the recap of how Stabler too is no angel. Stabler needs money pretty bad and it is not surprising Read more [...]
Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at 6:25 pm
This is the first of many special training camp editions of the The Terrible Podcast and co-host David Todd, who was at the Pittsburgh Steelers first official practice of training camp on Thursday, fills us in on what he observed today. David is of course a member of the media and we talk about the offensive line work he saw today along with a little defense and special teams talk as well.
These mini-podcast should be under 20 minutes going forward and we will try to do one every day or every other day throughout training camp. Some of these special edition podcast will include interviews with Read more [...]
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 4:51 pm
Season 2, Episode 128 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off the show by talking about the new contract extension that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin received on the eve of the team reporting to Latrobe for training camp.
After discussing the Steelers signing of first round draft pick David DeCastro, that took place on Monday, we quickly discuss the latest addition to the 90 man roster, offensive lineman Bridger Buche.
In the second part of the show David and I have a look at what I deem the 9 best training camp battles that will take place over the Read more [...]
Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 1:11 pm
Season 2, Episode 127 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd tied up today, I fly solo in the first part of the show and give my thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers bringing back tackle Max Starks on Tuesday and the releasing of Jonathan Scott on Thursday. Will the Steelers add another camp body tackle to the roster prior to the start of camp? I give my thoughts.
How do these moves affect the salary cap and does this put the Steelers even closer to getting a long-term deal done now with restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace? I certainly think so and I go into greater Read more [...]
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 6:04 pm
Season 2, Episode 126 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off by explaining how we are not playing up to the standard today after I lost the rerecording of our Tuesday morning interview with Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. We had a great talk with Nate concerning the Cleveland Browns as they head into training camp, but unfortunately the file went bye bye. Have no fear though as David is scheduled to have Nate on ESPN 970 on Wednesday afternoon and he will ask a lot of the same questions we had for Nate today. I will add that interview to the end of this podcast Read more [...]
Sunday, July 15th, 2012 at 9:15 am
David Todd, my co-host on The Terrible Podcast, has been sitting in the last few weeks on 970 ESPN Radio for Joe Bendel. David has had me on his show twice over the last couple of weeks to talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers and I have received a few emails asking if these were recorded. The podcast are up now and you can listen to both of the interviews below from the last two weeks.
Remember that David will be doing work for 970 during training camp, so make sure to check his Twitter feed at @hammerspeaks to keep apprised of he he will be having on as guest.
UPDATE: One of the podcast seems Read more [...]
Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 4:03 pm
Season 2, Episode 125 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off this Friday the 13th episode talking about the return of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall to Twitter to give an update on his surgically repaired ACL.
First round draft pick David DeCastro remains unsigned with less than two weeks to go until the Steelers report to training camp so we discuss how Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is holding that up from happening and the possibilities of DeCastro missing the start of camp as a result.
Wide receiver Antonio Brown recently Read more [...]
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 4:12 pm
Season 2, Episode 124 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off this episode by going through some of the names and situations facing the potential 2013 free agents for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are all entering their final season under contract in 2012.
We move on to talk briefly about wide receiver Antwaan Randle El, who will announce his retirement from football this upcoming weekend. Next up we discuss rookie linebacker Sean Spence, who was the subject of the latest post done on Tuesday by Jim Wexell. Can Spence really pull off the unthinkable and be the week Read more [...]
Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 2:16 pm
Season 2, Episode 123 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and get right into talking about the recent salary cap numbers offered up on NFL.com recently and how they could be deceiving if they do not include the veteran salary cap credits that the Pittsburgh Steelers will surely use again this year.
We move on to discuss the John Clayton "Theory of 150" as it relates to offensive lines. The offensive line of Baltimore Ravens certainly fit that bill, but David is not a big fan of it. We move on to also take a look at the offensive lines of both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Read more [...]
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 2:36 pm
Season 2, Episode 122 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and welcome the month of July as that means training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers begins later this month. We start the show off though by taking a look at the 2012 offensive line of the Baltimore Ravens and where their strengths and weaknesses are compared to last year. Is this a unit that has more downside than upside this year? I think so.
The news came out yesterday that former practice squad tackle Trevis Turner has been suspended for four games in 2012 and David and I touch on that briefly before talking about Read more [...]
Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 2:49 pm
Season 2, Episode 121 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start with wide receiver Antonio Brown having one of his jerseys from last season put into the Pro Football Hall of Fame because he was the first players to eclipse 1,000 yards both as a receiver and a return man. We discuss how big of feat that is and why it will likely stand for a while.
We move on to talk about the the Thursday transaction that saw the Steelers waive former University of Pittsburgh linebacker Brandon Lindsey and sign former LSU linebacker Ryan Baker. Lindsey of course had a shoulder injury that Read more [...]
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 3:37 pm
Season 2, Episode 120 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers decision to release quarterback Troy Smith on Monday and move forward with Jerrod Johnson as their fourth string quarterback heading into training camp. Does Johnson have a prayer at making the 53 man roster or is he looking to just impress enough to warrant being signed to the practice squad? David and I discuss it.
I talked to former Steelers kicker Jeff Reed on the Friday podcast and that leads to David and I having a debate about kicker Shaun Suisham, and if Read more [...]
Friday, June 22nd, 2012 at 1:44 pm
Season 2, Episode 119 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with my co-host David Todd stranded in New York today I fly solo once again for the first half of the podcast.
I open with a preview of the interview that I had Thursday evening with former Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Jeff Reed, who is currently a free agent. My 25 plus minute talk with him is included in the second part of this podcast and begins around the 20:00 minute mark.
Before I get to the interview with Reed I recap the little bit of news that has taken place since our Tuesday podcast. Being as we are right at the beginning of Read more [...]
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at 6:39 pm
Season 2, Episode 118 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start off with a hat tip to LaDainian Tomlinson, who announced his retirement on Monday. Is LT a first ballot Hall of Famer? We think so, easily. He was a hell of a fantasy football back to have as well.
Rashard Mendenhall turned 25 on Tuesday and we discuss if this will be the last one he celebrates in Pittsburgh, as he is an unrestricted free agent after the 2012 season. Mike Wallace had an interesting tweet on Monday and we discuss it as well as the article on NFL.com by Steve Wyche that states the Steelers cant sign Read more [...]
Friday, June 15th, 2012 at 4:16 pm
Season 2, Episode 117 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd unavailable today, I fly solo in the first part of the show and recap everything that was notable that happened this past week. I start off with passing on the news that NFL.com will now include the All-22 view of every play in their 2012 Game Rewind Plus Package. It is hard to hide my excitement about this.
Today of course is June 15th, and as expected, the Steelers did not reduce the tender offer to restricted free agent wide reciver Mike Wallace. I discuss the comments made by General Manager Kevin Colbert in regard to Read more [...]
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 at 2:21 pm
Season 2, Episode 116 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start off by discussing the start of the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers mandatory mini-camp that got underway in Pittsburgh today. We go over who practiced and who didn't according to the early media reports and where rookies David DeCastro and Mike Adams lined up now that they are allowed to practice after both missed the entire slate of OTA sessions due to school requirements. We also discuss the move of seventh round draft pick Kelvin Beachum from tackle to guard and why it isnt too big of surprise. We also look at the chances Read more [...]
Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 3:53 pm
Season 2, Episode 115 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I have a look at the final OTA session of the Pittsburgh Steelers that wrapped up this past week and discuss the comments made by Keith Butler, Carnell Lake, Todd Haley and Sean Kugler during interviews this past week. We look at the Jason Worilds and James Harrison injuries as the team heads toward mini-camp next week and wonder if either will even work as Worilds recovers from wrist surgery and Harrison deals with fluid on his knee. Is 2012 going to be it for Harrison? We discuss that and talk about what Butler had to say Read more [...]
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 at 1:55 pm
Season 2, Episode 114 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and have a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers news as the head into their third and final OTA session this week. On Monday the team took a field trip to Dave & Buster's, so David and I move on to talk about Ziggy Hood and his off-season training regiment with Bill Nichol of Outer Limits Sports Performance that is the as the Hood workout videos are the buzz on the internet currently. We talk to Nichol in part two of the show, so make sure to listen for that.
As far as the defensive line goes, David and I talk about the battle forthcoming Read more [...]
Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 1:14 pm
Season 2, Episode 113 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and wrap up the loose ends reported from the Pittsburgh Steelers second OTA session of 2012 that wrapped up on Thursday.
David and I talk more about the hopeful emergence of Cortez Allen and Curtis Brown this season and whether or not the coaches are really hoping that one of the two can take away the starting job from Keenan Lewis, who sits atop of the depth chart right now. David ask me if I think Ryan Mundy can supplant Ryan Clark at free safety this year and I give my thoughts on that.
Ben Roethlisberger was back in the Read more [...]