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 Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1244 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6377

1/10/2020Season 10, Episode 67 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I start by going over the latest transactions made on Thursday by the Pittsburgh Steelers that included two more players being signed to Reserve/Future contracts. We go over what the additions of wide receiver Anthony Johnson and safety John Battle mean to the depth charts for their respective positions.Will former Steelers safety Donnie Shell make it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year? Alex and I discuss the latest on his situation when it comes to the Centennial Slate selection process and more. We look at the 19 other players looking to be chosen as the senior additions next Wednesday.Former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch joins Alex and myself on this show to talk about the play this past season of the team’s younger quarterbacks, Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges. We get Batch’s thoughts on a lot of things related to quarterback play and the play of the Steelers offense in 2019 and also make sure to discuss his thoughts on the importance of team’s having quarterback coaches and much more. Batch also updates us on all of his off-the-field work and his involvement in the Pittsburgh community. Make sure to follow Charlie on Twitter at @charliebatch16 and keep up with the latest on him at this website: http://charliebatch.com/.Alex and I talk about the Steelers tight position depth chart heading into the offseason and as it relates to draft need. We also give our initial thoughts on the 2020 tight end draft class just a few weeks into January.As usual, Alex and I wrap up the Friday show with our picks against the spread for the four playoff games that will take place over the weekend as the NFL moves into the Divisional Round.Alex and I finally close out this Friday show by answering several email questions we received from listeners.As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

 Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1243 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6176

1/8/2020Season 10, Episode 66 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I start by going over the latest transactions made this week by the Pittsburgh Steelers in addition to quickly recapping the several players that the team reportedly worked out on Tuesday by the team. We also quickly go over the two-year contract that Steelers outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper recently signed.What’s the latest on Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier and his contract situation? Alex and I discuss the possibility of his contract tolling again this offseason and more.The Steelers must decide by the start of the new league year in March if they want to pick up the 2020 option on tight end Vance McDonald. While it’s logical to think that they won’t ultimately decide to pick it up because of salary cap space needs, that decision, at least on the surface, might not be as cut and dry as most people might currently think and we explain why. We discuss McDonald’s immediate future and more.How is the 30 percent rule in the CBA limiting the Steelers this offseason? Alex and I cover that topic as it mostly relates to the Steelers doing contract restructures this offseason to free up salary cap space.Will and should the Steelers address the quarterback position again in this year’s NFL draft? We go over the current depth chart at the quarterback position and tell you why we think the need to draft another quarterback in 2020 is low to non-existent.Alex and Daniel Valente will both be attending the Senior Bowl this year so ahead of that, we talk some about a few players who are scheduled to be in Mobile, AL this year that we’ve managed to quick cursory overviews on.Alex and I finally close out this Monday show by answering several email questions we received from listeners.As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

 Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1242 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7547

1/6/2020Season 10, Episode 65 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I start by going over what all transpired during the Wildcard games over the weekend and if there was anything to learned from them.Has quarterback Tom Brady now played his final game for the New England Patriots. We discuss his situation as well as what the Patriots need to do to get back to the top should Brady return.The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly hired Mike McCarthy to be their new head coach so Alex and I briefly discuss that news and how the Cleveland Browns may have messed up by missing out on him.We talk about the ability of a quarterback in the NFL to extend a play and the value of that and if that value is seemingly growing across the league. We also discuss a quarterbacks ability to run and the value of that in today’s NFL.After talking some about how well a few team’s ran the football over the weekend, Alex and I discuss the value of a good running game. We also recap the Steelers current situation at the running back position and go over how the level of need at that position this offseason in regard to the draft.How did the Steelers 2019 draft class do this past season? Alex and I spend a good 30 minutes discussing every player selected and reviewing their rookie seasons from top to bottom. This means quite a bit of talk about inside linebacker Devin Bush, wide receiver Diontae Johnson, cornerback Justin Layne, running back Benny Snell Jr. and defensive end Isaiah Buggs.Alex and I finally close out this Monday show by answering several email questions we received from listeners.As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

 Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1241 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7996

1/3/2020Terrible Podcast LogoSeason 10, Episode 64 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I start by going over the 2020 Hall of Fame finalists that were announced on Thursday that includes former Pittsburgh Steelers players Troy Polamalu and Alan Faneca. We discuss their chances of making into Canton this year.The Steelers have a few soon-to-be restricted free agents they’ll need to make decisions in the coming weeks so Alex and I go over that list of players and what’s likely to happen with each. Alex and I also discuss several contract extension candidates for the offsesson.Alex talks some about the Steelers kickoff returning stats from 2019 and we both take a look back at half a dozen platys and more that played a large part in dooming Pittsburgh’s 2019 season.The 2019-2020 NFL playoff will get underway this weekend so Alex not only give you our picks for the four Wildcard games that will take place this weekend, we also give our super Bowl predictions prior to the annual NFL tournament getting underway.Alex and I finally close out this Wednesday show by answering several email questions we received from listeners.As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

 Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1240 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6232

1/1/2020Season 10, Episode 63 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I start by going over the several signings the Pittsburgh Steelers have made since their 2019 season ended on Sunday. We discuss which players of the Reserve/Future signings that we’re most looking forward to seeing compete in 2020.Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had quite a bit to say during his Tuesday end-of-the-season press conference so Alex and parse the important talking points. We discuss Tomlin’s thoughts on the quarterback depth chart and pecking order, the priority of retaining outside linebacker Bud Dupree, possible coaching staff changes, the future of the running back position, the overall health of the team heading into the offseason and much, much more.Assuming the Steelers ultimately place the franchise tag on Dupree in the coming months, how will they be able to fit that amount under the salary cap? Alex and I go over four players who might need to be cut to accommodate a Dupree franchise tag in addition to talking some about the soon-to-be restricted free agent tenders the team is likely going to need to afford.Will quarterback Devlin Hodges be on the Steelers 53-man roster in 2020? What about veteran quarterback Paxton Lynch? Alex and I go over those questions in this show.Alex and I spent a little time going over the Steelers season finale loss to the Baltimore Ravens and specifically what stood out to both of us on the all-22 tape from the game.Alex and I finally close out this Wednesday show by answering several email questions we received from listeners.As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

 Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1239 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7404

12/30/19Season 10, Episode 62 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I start by going over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday road loss to the Baltimore Ravens to close out their 2019 season.We look at what went right and wrong on both sides of the football for the Steelers on Sunday in Baltimore. We also discuss the Steelers offensive woes throughout the season, the future of offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner and more.Will guard Ramon Foster be back in 2020? We hit on that topic and discuss his future, comments he made after Sunday's game, in addition to talking some abut a few other players who might have played their last play for the Steelers as of Sunday.Did outside linebacker T.J. Watt do enough to win the Defensive Player of the Year award for 2019? We discuss that topic a little and also discuss the very good rookie seasons that inside linebacker Devin Bush and wide receiver Dionte Johnson both had.We discuss the Steelers 2019 season as a whole and talk about how it ultimately was a disappointment due to where the team was with three weeks remaining.Will the Steelers be on Hard Knocks in 2020? Alex and I tell you why we will both surprised if their not.Alex and I finally close out this Monday show by answering several email questions we received from listeners. We also give our initial final thoughts on the Steelers 2019 season and what we look forward to taking about during the offseason.As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

 Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1238 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6886

12/27/19Season 10, Episode 61 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I start by going over the designated-to-return moves made by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday and what they mean and why they were made.The Steelers Thursday injury report had a few updates included on it so Alex and I review it and go over the players likely to be given game status designations on Friday.Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt was voted team MVP on Thursday so we discuss that topic in addition to talking about which players are likely to win The Joe Greene and The Chief awards on Friday. That meas a lot of talk about rookies Devin Bush and Diontae Johnson.Steeler coordinators Randy Fichtner and Keith Butler both talked to the media on Thursday so Alex and I make sure to discuss the main talking points from their sessions.Alex and I are then joined on the podcast once again by John Eisenberg, who covers the Baltimore Ravens for the team’s official website. As usual, we get John’s thoughts on the Ravens as they enter their final regular season game of 2019 against the Steelers with the No. 1 seed in the AFC locked up. We talk which players will be rested on Sunday by head coach John Harbaugh and talk some offense and defense with John. John also tells us how far he expects Baltimore to go in the playoffs. We close out our interview with him by getting his prediction for the Sunday game in Baltimore against the Steelers.If not already doing so, please follow John on Twitter at @BMoreEisenberg and make sure to read his work online here. John has also published several books to date that we highly encourage you to check out and you can do just that on Amazon at this link https://amzn.to/2pnwOtgAfter talking some with John about the Ravens, Alex and I move on to give our final thoughts on the Steelers Sunday regular season finale.Alex and I finally close out this Friday show with our weekly picks of all the Week 17 games and then follow that up by answering several email questions we received from listeners.As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

 Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1237 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4939

12/25/19Season 10, Episode 59 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday Christmas morning show, Alex Kozora and I start by going over the transactions made on Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers and what the team’s early Week 17 injury report looks like.We discuss what a crazy 2019 season Steelers Mason Rudolph had as it is now over with due to a shoulder injury. We also talk quite a bit about quarterback play during the first part of the show. What’s the latest on the future of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger? We go over the recent reports by Chris Mortensen concerning Roethlisberger’s future and how the quarterback responded to them Christmas morning.Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held a shorter-than-usual press conference on Tuesday but even so, he gave us a few key talking points to discuss and Alex and I do just that. It leads to us talking quite a bit about the Steelers running game woes this season and more.Will the Steelers turn to quarterback Paxton Lynch at any point during Sunday’s regular season finale against the Baltimore Ravens? We discuss that topic and actually get into a hypothetical or two regarding the quarterback positionAlex and I have both reviewed the all-22 tape from the Steelers Sunday week 16 road loss to the New York Jets and make sure to go over several things that stuck out to us both good and bad on both sides of the football.Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

 Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1236 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6116

Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1236

 Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1235 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6976

12/20/19Season 10, Episode 57 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the latest news on Pittsburgh Steelers safety Kameron Kelly, who was arrested in the last 24 hours. We discuss the potential fallout from the Kelly news in addition to talking about the team’s Thursday injury report and which players might play Sunday against the New York Jets.The Steelers two coordinators, Randy Fichtner and Keith Butler, both talked to the media on Thursday so as usual, Alex and I go over the main talking points based on what both had to see.With the Steelers playing the Jets on Sunday we are pleased to have Andy Vasquez from The Record and USA Today on the show to preview the Week 16 game. Andy gives us the latest on the Jets and fills us in on how their season has gone to date. We talk injuries, offensive and defensive previews heading into Sunday’s game and more. Andy is also nice enough to give us score prediction for Sunday’s game at the end of the interview. If not already doing so, please follow Andy on Twitter at @Andy_Vasquez and read his work online here.After having Andy on the show, Alex and I then give our collective game preview of the Sunday contest between the Steelers and Jets. As usual, we try to be as thorough as possible and let all know what we expect to see from both teams on both sides of the football on Sunday.Alex and I move on to make our Week 16 NFL picks and that includes picking the final score of the Steelers game against the Jets. We also talk about the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2020 Class Centennial Slate Finalists with Steelers ties that were announced on Thursday.Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

 Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1234 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7606

12/18/19Season 10, Episode 57 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the latest transactions made Pittsburgh Steelers. We discuss the promotion of one wide receiver, the waiving of another and the signing of another one to the practice squad.The Pro Bowl teams were announced on Tuesday so Alex and I go over the several Steelers players that were selected in addition to talking about a few that weren'tSteelers head coach Mike Tomlin provided an injury report on Tuesday during his weekly press conference so Alex and I go over that list of players and discuss the probability of each playing in Week 16.Tomlin also provided us several talking points on Tuesday with several related to the Steelers Sunday loss to the Buffalo Bills. We dive into several of those comments and then proceed to go into what all we observed on both sides of the football against the Bills following our long looks at the all-22 tape from the contest. We go over several instances from Sunday's game that show how the Steelers were out-schemed on both sides of the football.The Steelers exit Week 15 as the No. 6 seed in the AFC and so Alex and I once again over the exact playoff scenarios for the team in the final two weeks. We then predict if the Steelers will ultimately make the playoffs.Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that's by answering several email questions we received from listeners.As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.Thanks for listening and don't forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

 Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1233 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4696

12/16/19Season 10, Episode 56 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night home loss to the Buffalo Bills after first going over the pregame inactive list and the post-game injury report.As you would expect, most of this show includes Alex and I breaking down what went wrong for the Steelers Sunday night in their loss to the Bills,. We spend a lot of time discussing the offensive play-calling, turnovers, lack of runs and more during the first part of the breakdown. We also go over the play of Devlin Hodges and if the team should stick with him against the New York Jets next weekend.We move on to spend time discussing the Steelers defensive play Sunday night and how it was good enough for the team to come away with a win.The Steelers exit Week 15 as the No. 6 seed in the AFC and so Alex and I go over a few different playoff scenarios for the team in the final two weeks.Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

 Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1232 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8176

12/13/19Season 10, Episode 55 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the latest on Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and tight end Vance McDonald and their respective injuries. Will any of those three payers play Sunday night against the Buffalo Bills? We discuss that to get this show rolling.Steelers coordinators Randy Fichtner and Keith Butler both talked to the media on Thursday so Alex and I review their main talking points. Additionally, Alex and I dive deep into the comments made on Thursday by Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree on his future past this season. That leads to us obviously going down the offseason rabbit hole for a while.While we dont have a beat writer who covers the Bills on the show on Friday to help us preview the Sunday night game, Alex and I still go over our own thoughts on the upcoming contest at Heinz Field. We go over the Bills from all areas and what we expect to see out of them Sunday night. We discuss the Steelers likely method of attack on offense Sunday night and more. Several stats are thrown around as part of our weekly game preview.Alex and I make all of our picks against the spread for the rest of the NFL’s Week 15 games and that includes us picking the final score of the Steelers Sunday night game against the Bills.Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

 Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1231 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6586

12/11/19Season 10, Episode 54 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the health of the Pittsburgh Steelers as they begin preparing for their Week 15 Sunday night home game against the Buffalo Bills. We also open the show discussing the team’s decision to wear their Color Rush uniforms Sunday night.Who will be in and who will be out Sunday night against the Bills. Alex and I try to speculate several days out when it comes to wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, running back James Conner, tight end Vance McDonald and running back Jaylen Samuels.Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has quite a bit to say on Tuesday during his weekly press conference so as usual, Alex and I attempt to parse all that was important and more. We discuss several of the players that Tomlin highlighted on Tuesday and his thoughts on strong defensive play and more.With the all-22 tape from the Steelers game against the Arizona Cardinals now mostly digested by Alex and myself, we spend time going over additional things we observed from Sunday’s win. We discuss offensive and defensive plays from the Sunday game and much more.Can the Steelers go far in the playoffs with their current defense and offense? We discuss that and go over how important the Sunday night home game against the Bills is.What will a future long-term contract extension look like for Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt and will he get it in 2020? We discuss that topic and more in the back-half of the show.Alex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

 Steelers Football - The Terrible Podcast - Episode 1230 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7471

12/9/19Season 10, Episode 53 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday road win against the Arizona Cardinals and it all starts with us going over the team’s injury report coming out of that contest.We move on to talk about the reports stating that both wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and running back James Conner might be back for the team’s key Sunday night home game against the Buffalo Bills.Will the Steelers lose general manager Kevin Colbert or anyone else from their front office to the Carolina Panthers in 2020? Alex and I discuss the latest report associated to that topic and question.The Steelers Sunday road win gave us quite a bit to discuss on this victory Monday so Alex and I start with the offensive side of the football. We talk about the play of rookie quarterback Devlin Hodges on Sunday, go over a few throws we both liked and discuss any bad decisions he may have made.We also discuss all other elements of the Steelers offensive play Sunday night and that includes play-calling and other individual performances.Alex and I switch over to the defense and how that unit played on Sunday against the Cardinals. There’s a lot to go over on that side of the football both good and bad.Finally, we save special teams for last and go over the good and bad from that phase of the game. We spend extra time on the fake punt.Alex and I go over the AFC playoff picture late in the show and also give our outlook for the Steelers with three weeks remaining in the regular seasonAlex and I finally close out this show like we close out most episodes and that’s by answering several email questions we received from listeners.As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.Thanks for listening and don’t forget to call or email with questions or comments and please pass us along to your friends!

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