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"jim wechsel" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain

Behind the Steel Curtain

06:58 min | 1 year ago

"jim wechsel" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain

"In case your first time listening we've had a lot of people join us during the season last year in twenty twenty one that weren't with us during training camp. If you're one of those people just understand the training camp recap is really just a chance for me to let you know what's going on a practice. These will only be happening when the steelers actually practice. Obviously there's not gonna be news when they have the day off in the steelers. Were back on the field for the very first time. They reported on wednesday. Thursday was their very first time at practice. And it wasn't saint vincent college it wasn't latrobe. Pa but there was a lot of news happening amongst the pittsburgh steelers. And i'm going to break it down for you in simple terms is what you need to know The steelers after practice did have three three people. I should say three very important. People available for in-person media. It was actually the first time since two thousand nineteen you know. Mike tomlin stood in front of reporters. They weren't that close but he stood in front of reporters. So mike tomlin office. He spoke to ben. Rothlisberger and t. j. watt. Were the three people that spoke after practice on thursday so a couple of things of note The first thing that came that was really noticeable for me. Was that This mike tomlin said the kendrick green. Everyone's thinking could this guy be the center for the steelers in week. One what he said he is going to be the starter at center at least for week. One of the preseason. He also said the big. Dan more could start at tackle. I'm not sure if it was left to right tackle. But he did say the kendra kendrick green but dan more could be starting as well And then you got a feel for already early in training camp. There were some that were getting into like kendra green guy first team snaps. He dealt with ben rothlisberger on thursday rothlisberger said. Although it's not pouncey he said that Kendrick green communicated did all the calls. They didn't fumble a snap. So good i start for kendrick green but then also antoine brooks junior six round draft pick at a twenty and the twenty twenty draft out of maryland. You know how. Mike tomlin loves disturbs. He intercepted rothlisberger from the slot and rothlisberger. He said quote. He's filling mike hilton shoes. Who's been a rock on that defense for him to make that play. I was happy for him. And then also jim wechsel of twenty four seven. Sports said rothlisberger appeared frustrated by sensational diving interception by slot corner. Antoine brooks dens. Eddie was just amazed and was complimenting. Mike hilton's heir apparent a larkin change in the course of a preseason in training camp folks but it seems like the steelers are giving that first shot at that slot cornerback to antoine brooks junior. Some people thought it might be james pierre. Some people thought it might be someone like marcus allen no antoine brooks junior is getting the first look and he is seems to be making the most out of its keep that a minds to file it away. It's only day one. I don't wanna make too much video out of this but still something. No worthy also tj. Watts new deal might. Tom was asked about that. And he said quote. I'm sure that process will run. Its course and we'll have something to announce That's interesting. I didn't expect a contract to be done before the season. But maybe it will. Ben rothlisberger took to the podium and he was asked about some of the off season in a narratives supposedly involving his ability and his physique etc and he said quote are things being said about me nationally and then with a smile said well. What's new ben rothlisberger. Understand what's being said about him folks. If you're someone that's sitting there thinking how does not know he knows and he is. Trust me he's motivated to go out and show people that he is still capable of getting the job done. Speaking of rothlisberger a lot of people are wondering will he be able to learn nat canada's offense. It is different. It is complex. No one really knows exactly what it's going to look like rothlisberger certainly does he was asked about how he's learning all the formations. The new verbiage play calls. I mean this guy's going into his eighteenth year in the national football league actually said that his daughter helped him make flash cards and he said quote. There's been some quizzes with a smile. Devon bush if you didn't read the article on behind steel curtain dot com. He was told that he's basically been fully cleared medically with his knee. That he won't be you know. Have any downtime. Before he's able to practice he should be given the green light right away. Zach banner also ahead of schedule. Zero steeler players will be starting camp on the pup list the physically unable to perform list. That is great news for the steelers to not have anyone. That's dealing with a major injury. Early on now kevin and didn't work today. He didn't practice today. Said he's dealing with something that something is not serious enough to put them on the publis. I wouldn't put too much stock into that something. That was interesting. That i thought of it. i was curious. Did the steelers know about vince. Williams thinking about retirement according to mark bali of the athletic. He said it sounds like the steelers. Had no idea that vince williams retiring until yesterday. That's really interesting to me. Really interesting to me. And so Maybe he didn't tell them maybe he didn't know i'm not saying it's his fault. I'm not saying that anyone is to blame but very interesting news there. If the steelers had no clue that vince williams was about to hang it. Up tomlin. Mike tomlin was asked about the new offense of line in he did not Splice words he said quote. We don't have the bar set too high. We were last in the league in rushing. We have nowhere to go but up with certain aspects of that. Yeah i hope that that's the way they view it as they can only go up but at the same time we hope that they they don't just move up a little bit. They actually thrive. That's that's the hope that is the hope. And then lastly in like. I said there wasn't a ton of news coming out of this first day of camp There are some steelers that will be wearing new numbers. Some people like the jersey. Some people want to go out and buy a bunch of jersey. so in case you're interested like new. Newly-acquired melvin ingram. Outside linebacker will wear number eight number eight this is. He's taking advantage that new. Nfl rule where linebackers are allowed to wear single digit numbers. He wore number. Eight trade turner. But we're never fifty one. That's really weird for me. When i think fifty one i think james farrior But still fifty one and yeah a buddy johnson. The rookie from texas am fourth round. Pick is also wearing number fifty one He's on the other side so something's gonna give but honestly if the rookie makes the team he will probably not be too attached to that number if trae turner wants it. We'll keep it that way. Kicker sam sloman. Who is basically a camp unless chris boswell gets hurt is gonna wear sixteen and also newly acquired offense attack. Oh chaz green is wearing number seventy four so for all you jersey fans out there. There's your jersey fixing all those new numbers the pittsburgh steelers. I wanna make this very clear. The pittsburgh steelers have not released. That i've seen any type of schedule for training camp when they're at latrobe. There is a clear cut. The players are working out this day this day off this day this day this day. Preseason game i have not seen anything like that. So i wanna be able to say. Check me tomorrow. For another training camp recap but if they give him the day off and there won't be a training camp recap so your best bet is to check out behind.

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"jim wechsel" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain

Behind the Steel Curtain

05:37 min | 1 year ago

"jim wechsel" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain

"Tuesday's the scarborough show. Wednesday is the curtain call and then on thursday is the preview fridays. Six pack with tony jeffey. Oh saturdays the touchdown. Under sundays two. Am and you also get audio like the war room with mattie several the retro show with tony and brian and then also bryant's factor fiction so we have so much stuff in more growing. You all have told us not specifically and directly but you have shown that when we put out the content you will consume it. So we're going to expand our our platform a little bit. Not a lot couple. Thirty minutes shows are going to be added. We're gonna change the way that we publish things on our side and we'll be making these announcements in the coming weeks but we're really excited. I hope you're excited to last announcement before we get into the podcast. Tuesday is when i normally do my show live on the spotify. Green room app formerly known as the locker room app. I am still going to do the show tuesday but it might be late. It might be late. Might be about nine nine thirty or ten o'clock. pm eastern time and the the people. I do have some stuff going on that day. It's gonna be tough to me. i normally. it's around seven thirty but the people at the spotify green room have really wanted us to kind of see. Okay what if we change things up a little bit. If you normally do it at seven what have you did it at nine. They're trying they're using us. Not my podcast. Only but other podcasts on espy nations platform. To kind of get a feel for what works. And what doesn't so on. Tuesday if you're wondering when the show is going to be following me on twitter. Aj harman agr an underscore. I wanna dance. When i'm going to go live on that spotify green room app which is free for ios users in the beta version is free for the google play. I want to hear from you said tune in on tuesday. We will have a lot to talk about. Basically on the youth of the pittsburgh steelers is going to be a good show. Let's get this thing started. David decastro like. I said friday news. Everyone everyone might have wondered what jeff was a whirlwind. It really was when you think about decastro released. Then it seemed like holy cow. What are they going to do. Huge hole huge gaping vacancy along the offensive line in science return turner. So if you use your brain. And i'm hoping that my writer dai crew does use their brain then you know that this was coming the steelers when they brought in trai turner a little over a week ago. That was a friday news dump story. They knew something was up. And then this goes all the way back to decastro showing up for the first save mandatory minicamp people saying they saw him in street clothes in and they never saw him again he was the only starter that did not speak to the media at that time. So red flags galore. Red flags going everywhere. I talked about that on my live. Show last tuesday on the spotify green room app and i was like this is something is funny here. Doesn't make sense. it doesn't make sense at all. Everything kinda came full circle when decastro was released on friday and then turn resigned shortly after for those that didn't know David decastro is injured. And there's been a lot of discrepancies online but when you read the interviews and he's done interviews with several people the first and the best one that i've read his his interview with jim. Wechsel of Twenty four seven. Sports is which is a part of. I think Cbs sports but still it was a great interview. He was very candid. He talked a lot about how he owed to the steelers to be up front with them. He thought the injury that he was plagued with last season. So we all assume that the david decastro has hurt last year and he was and he was. We all thought that he would be coming back and be healthy. He thought he be coming back and be healthy but he wasn't he wasn't he went to a physician. Guess about his ankle injuries. That bone spurs in his ankle and he was hoping to get a clean. Bill of health turns out he's going to have to have another quote unquote cleanup surgery. And so that's that that led to the steelers saying we can't wait around for this. Not at the price tag that he was going to cost the team. He was going to cost team. Fifteen million dollars in salary cap. I believe that's the number i saw dave. If i got that wrong but still he was going to be a lot of money into the steelers made a decision if we release them. We're gonna save just a little over eight million dollars in. That could be valuable. Money in a lot of ways could be valuable money in a lot of ways and so when i'm looking at this year thinking okay. The timeline makes sense now. To castro comes in does not get a clean bill of health. Steelers bringing trade turner. They must've liked his bill of health as well. We'll talk about that coming up but ultimately now you're taking a look at okay can't do. This can't do this to me last year. He just wasn't what he used to work. Everyone is accustomed to seeing david decastro. He was banged up. You can't put up with that again. And so they released him and it seemed amicable at least on the surface. It did david. Cash of our guests is going to retire. He's going to miss several months anyways. The only way he gets another shot at playing this season is if there's a team that's in desperate need of interior offensive linemen and even then you have that glaring cloud that glaring injury right in front of your face and you have to wonder. Would you ever make that risk of bringing on a player like that. I know i would be hesitant. I'm sure a lot of nfl teams are hesitant to the backstory known. Now we know a lot about the situation. What does it mean..

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"jim wechsel" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain

Behind the Steel Curtain

06:51 min | 1 year ago

"jim wechsel" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain

"A pass. Anyway he was a multi pro bowl player. Zach banner is a fourth round pick. Kendrick green is the third round. Pick ops kevin datsuns coming off of fantastic work year. So i think this this line has a chance to be better than that that line from twelve thirteen years ago. So there's open that regard we can ask the question. Are we want houses lying gonna perform. What's it gonna look like. How protective is it gonna be. How effective they really not gonna know now until these guys start playing in real games. And when i say real games i mean Preseason which is a real game but like preseason t see them in action. You're really not gonna know how effective they can truly be so And that's topic number one aggregate Six who actually was a fan of max starks. He was a bit of a celebrity. How about guys and let me try to say that name wartime chris. Kim jato i think I think i'm saying that right. Manca s says about the line about the old days. Benny was slightly more mobile back then might be hard to be successful moving like a statue. Well i'm not sure if he's as immobile as you think i think he just he was just afraid to hold onto the football too long maybe because of liability a within his line so so he got rid of the football quicker but i think he's still fairly mobile maybe not like he was ten years ago but he's not a statue to quote call. Ben rothlisberger statue. I think is a bit disingenuous. Or misleading. so here's another one from montana. s. I don't see how our line can last game vs a team like the browns. All their pass rushers. That's just the thing we don't know we don't know how to slide. Performance a unit because it's an entirely different unit in it was last year as far as you know in terms of personnel in terms of where certain players are playing now szucs on left side now. A lot of people say he's more of a natural left. Tackle the right tackle sack banners back. And he's going to get first crack at a full season as a starter. A right tackle. Kevin dodson's a starter in our. At least you presumed it is trai. Turner has no history with the steelers. And we still have yet to determine who the senator is going to be so it's completely different thing so so we don't know how this line gotta hold up against the browns and their pass rusher front seven. Am i do just fine. It might be a disaster. It might be like the super bowl with the chiefs and your line. We just don't know we can't put we can't assume anything. We can't presume anything because we got to see these guys in action. We're gonna see how they develop under under adrian klemm new the new coach. We're going to see how they how they respond to a more aggressive mindset With running the football in in in having more of a a bully mentality that more of a a passive talent. Like sean threat. Maybe even much before him as far as the kind of blocking schemes that use so we just don't know we don't know that's the fascinating part about about This lines we you know you can. You can assume it's gonna be bad based on on experience. Maybe even you know the pedigree because you don't have A couple of first round picks and a couple second round picks had before you just you just don't know so you know i think i it'll it'll it'll it'll be fascinating to see how it unfolds I guess my next topic is about again about the castro and him being the the speaker that that late os line and how bad it was. Pittsburgh made a concerted effort. Starting in two thousand ten to rebuild outline. I mean it wasn't just going to be about. Ben rothlisberger tweeting his game and becoming a different passer like art. The second set after twenty eleven season it was it was about Infusing that unit with talent and pittsburgh went years in between spending high draft picks on on on the offensive line. So markey's pounds. He was the first round pick in two thousand ten. He ushered in a in a whole new era and then the following year he had marcus gilbert come in and he was he eventually became the starting right tackle twenty twelve. The cashier fell in in their laps. As the twenty four th pick in the first round he was a right guard Ramon foster was undrafted. Free agent in two thousand nine at the two thousand eleven with year he became a full time starter and he never left. He was so incredibly. Durable wasn't is a left guard when my all time favorites and of course eventually They said on alvin away at left tackle and became one of the premier units in the nfl as far as offensive lines and they did their thing the cashier if you if you saw if you read the interview he did on with jim. Wechsel kim wechsel a steel city insider. He said his favorite time is a steeler. Was those like mid twenty ten teams with bell. brown martavis bryant. And all that offense all those points that they scored. It was a juggernaut and one of the biggest reasons because they had the line. You know ben. One from being sacked like fifty times a year to being sacked. Maybe fifteen or twenty. You know his sack percentage went from you know whatever. It was a one of the best in in in the nfl. So i mean that line was just an impressive unit in most multi pro bowl players multiple players. Obviously pouncey decastro volna wave. I think even gobert made a pro bore to he was one of the premier. Certainly wanted premier. Right tackles the game for a time there so released it to castro. He was last domino to fall as far as that unit. So now what you know what they built over the course of a few years in the early twenty tens is now gone so as i said earlier. We're certainly in in a new era as pertains to.

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"jim wechsel" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"jim wechsel" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

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"jim wechsel" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

02:51 min | 1 year ago

"jim wechsel" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"The system just develops wide receivers or the GM is picking these gems. Year in and year out in the draft. Why had the Steelers what's the main reason to Steelers have been able to get this great wide receiver production out of the draft of the last decade? Well, you know, they have had some misses. You know Marcus wheat and I believe with second round third round Sammy coach was third round. No, all of them have hit But you know, for the most part, you're right. And the G M. Ah, I'm just he's been the only constant. They have had a lot of scouts that have been there for a long time. But I I just got to believe it's the GM and, um they could have used a running back. JK Dobbins would still look very good in that lineup, but man Chase Claypool. He's a big man who could run deep fits in perfectly with his attitude. He's a tough guy on special teams. Yeah, there's a great pick. Great pick. I don't know what the secret sauce is. Kevin Colbert. Kevin Colbert probably has a better idea, but he's way too humble to take the credit, so it probably will never be known exactly why they do nail these wide receivers. We have a minute left. So here's a chance that's the holiday season. Want to tell us about Polamalu? You know, I think it's the defining book of that era. When the Steelers won three Super Bowls. They were driven by defense as much has been helped them. It was a defense driven team, and he's the only Hall of Famer. Probably gonna be the only Hall of Famer from that defense. And he was You know, we'd make a case later in a book that he was the Holy spirit of that defense. I have some religious guises. That is going too far. Some of them said Yeah, but some of them said he was a small voice of God on that team. He was he was, He was the voice. He was the quiet, meek guy. Who turned it on on the field of just such an interesting persona in Pittsburgh, and I my intention when I wrote it was for kids to read this kids of all ages because It's not a challenge book, but I think he's the perfect role model and he was so mischievous and such a prankster that there's a lot of funny stories that go along with this guy who we consider a monk. Just how spiritually he wa so it is. Just a complex, interesting person is 430 pages. It just blows by. It really does. It's not. It's not burdensome, not onerous, but it doesn't define It's going to be the definitive book of that. That decade of excellence by the Steelers and their defense, All right, we look forward to reading it. Good Christmas present. The name of the book is top Palla. Mollo, The author is Jim Wechsel of Steelers Digest. We thank you. Jim have a safe and half the happy holiday season and hope talking again soon. And right now, you could only get it..

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"jim wechsel" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

06:32 min | 1 year ago

"jim wechsel" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Before their Monday night game tomorrow, rescheduled by the covert 19 re shifting, You know, we talked about it just a couple of moments ago with Bundu pre going down when Devin Bush went down. That was a big loss. Um and you know, and you had touched on it just a second ago, and I thought of the time. Yeah, that's a big loss. But it still won't make it overcome. When you take a second linebacker to that same injury out of the mix, How did they overcome that? And just looking ahead and be the same ferocious defense they have been without those two in there? You know, I always you know, I grew up watching the Bears. I'm from Chicago. And I always harking back to the 85 bears, and they were missing two key starters and look how good that defense was. I'll take it back to the 79 Steelers were missing Jack Ham and Mike Wagner in the playoffs. They won the Super Bowl, so I think to, But now your margin for error is you have no more margins. Rare. That's what when Devon went down, Devon hadn't been doing it yet. He was still a speedball, and he added to the overall great speed of that unit. So when he went out, he had really become the communicator. The veteran inside guide The guy we know he's going to become, and probably would be by now. He wasn't there. So it wasn't that great of a loss. It was a loss in speed. And now But now we're talking about a veteran guy who's really in his prime, playing his best ball a speedball. So now you lose to speed balls off the defense. How much more can you lose? But you got TJ over there. And teachers always been the number one player. I think on that defense. Can't Hayward step onto it? Great three out of four now, and they have a really good rookie. This Alex guy Smith, who's gonna take Bloods place? Is impressed. Everybody is a third round pick. Not going to be a strong against the run is Bud was, but you know What was really good against the run. He was all around game but was playing So Alex Highsmith is interesting to everybody, so it's still possible. It's still possible, but with their margin for error is zero. Now. Even Nelson, their corner is out this game with a knee. So This game could be very scary. Uh um If you don't mind me jumping into that. It's okay. You know, they put bars well. They called Boswell belt with their kicker. Two weeks ago. They had signed a kid they cut two years ago. Matthew right to be a kicker on the practice squad That was very curious. Well, it makes sense now. Boswell had been bothered by this shit for a while. But these kept ticking. He kicked in Baltimore. That game was important. This game's out of conference. Not like to be taken lightly, but they probably look at this is Let's let Boswell rest is hip for before the stretch, so that's kind of might be an indication of how their viewing this game. And being in this bumpy stretch and his weird scheduling the Redskins could be a problem for him if you know Yeah. Everybody's coming after the undefeated team right, so this could be a tricky game for them. I'm going to jump up into the offense Chase. Claypool is having a phenomenal season love to kid coming out of Notre Dame. And sure enough, he sitting there in the second round. When the Steelers on the board may take him, it's been a least a decade run of the still is be able to draft develop and watch wide receivers become stars. Eyes it because I'm cured the combination of all but which is the top reason Ben's been the quarterback the whole time. The coach had been the same coach the whole time. The system just developed wide receivers or the GM is picking these gems. Year in and year out in the draft. Why have the Steelers what's the main reason to Steelers have been able to get this great wide receiver production out of the draft of the last decade? Well, you know, they have had some misses. You know Marcus wheat and I believe with second round third round Sammy coach was third round know them its head. Like, you know, For the most part. You're right. And the G. M. Uh I'm just he's been the only constant they have. They've had a lot of scouts that have been there for a long time. But I I just got to believe it's the GM and They could have used a running back. JK Dobbins would still look very good in that lineup. Man Chase Claypool. He's a big man who could run deep fits in perfectly with his attitude. He's a tough guy on special teams. Yeah, there's a great pick. Great pick. I don't know what the secret sauce is. Kevin Colbert. Kevin Colbert probably has a better idea, but he's way too humble to take the credit, so it probably will never be known exactly why they do nail these wide receivers. We have a minute left. So here's a chance that's the holiday season one to tell us about Polamalu. You know, I think it's the defining book of that era. When the Steelers went to three Super Bowls, they were driven by defense. As much as Ben, help them. It was a defense driven team, and he's the only Hall of Famer. Probably gonna be the only Hall of Famer from that defense, and he was You know, we'd make a case later in the book that he was the holy spirit of that defense. I have some religious guises That is said going too far. Some of them said Yeah, but some of them said he was a small voice of God on that team. He was he was, He was the voice. He was the quiet, meek guy. Turned it on on the field of just such an interesting persona in Pittsburgh and I my intention when I wrote it was for kids to read this kids of all ages because It's not a challenge book, but I think he's the perfect role model and he was so mischievous and such a prankster that there's a lot of funny stories that go along with this guy who we consider a monk. Just how spiritually he wa so it is. Just a complex, interesting person is 430 pages. It just blows by. It really does. It's not. It's not burdensome, not onerous, but it does define It's going to be the definitive book of that. That decade of excellence by the Steelers and their defense, All right, we look forward to reading it. Good Christmas present. The name of the book is top Palla. Mollo, The author is Jim Wechsel of Steelers Digest. We thank you. Jim have a safe and half the happy holiday season and hope talking again soon. And right now, you could only get it..

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"jim wechsel" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

02:50 min | 1 year ago

"jim wechsel" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Joins us Now, Jim. How are you? Richard Ackerman, Jody McDonald. I'm doing great. Thanks for having me on guys. And thanks for promoting my book for me. Absolutely won't want to get ah little more on that before we get off the year. But also you know, you look at this stealer team and not only the 11 and old but they've had two major injuries on defense and, of course, This is the team that's had to have been most inconvenient so far by covert 19. Yeah. Yeah, The inconvenience part is, you know it makes it sketchy. It's a little bumpy right now, but I think they had the right coach for one thing. Who had the right demeanor to beginning of the season regarding all of this, maybe maybe his Ah Preparing them. What's the word? You know when I'm missing it, But a self fulfilling prophecy kept telling him things we're going to get bad. Be ready. Be light on your feet. We're not going to complain and boom. Things got mad and they were light on your feet. And you know, it's Tom A was very irritated Wednesday. And the team played poorly and You would think that he's irritated by the What has happened to them league wide. As you said, the covert thing has has hit them with the scheduling, not hit them, but I think he was more irritated losing. But Dupri and I think you hit on that. They've got a bigger problem Losing Their 2nd 1st round linebacker is, you know defense. It's been the linebackers and we're always the backbone. Whenever it's a great Steelers team. That's a great line back in court. Now they've lost two of them. So Ben listed as questionable getting into the Monday night game. Now that you're there, you're gonna keep it under wraps and make it a game day slashed game time decision, But you're there every day. You want to give us a guess As to whether Ruffles burger is gonna be good to go as it's gonna be really a 50 50 call judgment called right before Game time. How do you see his status for the Game tomorrow night. He's going to play. Um I'm gonna I'm gonna do it this way. I didn't get it from the source. But I know the reporter and I know his source and he's never wrong on injuries, and Jerry do lack is reporting that Ben's going to play he practiced today, so he's gonna play. You know, when it first came out. I thought it was his shoulder because he took a blast in the first series in the last game, and he was nothing with his shoulder. And on the sideline for a couple 23 quarters, and then it looks strong. At the end of the game. His arm did look strong. He was throwing some laser beam so but I was worried it was shorter and the knee has been a problem for a couple weeks now, probably stepping up on him. Talking with Jim Wechsel Steelers Digest.

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"jim wechsel" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

06:52 min | 1 year ago

"jim wechsel" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"The cards Radio network. It was 17 to 14 Ella as they went to the fourth quarter and Darryl Henderson went wild. Second down in three a running play. Henderson takes the handoff. He cuts middle. He's got space barrel. Henderson hits him with the horsepower touchdown away. Carol Henderson 38 Yard run came down to the last couple of minutes and Zona refused to give up. Delivery two yards to Dan Arnold with 204 left, but that was your ballgame. A big play in this one was a Troy Hill, 35 yard pick six against Cuyler Murray in the fourth quarter, and that was all she wrote. The Rams go to eight and four and now short, McVeigh seven and no lifetime against these Cardinals, who fall to six and six and they have dropped three straight and are falling out of the playoff. Hunt in a hurry. We'll come back with more scores. After this time out, you're listening NFL on Sports USA and we're back up. Running was the giant's going into Seattle and beating the Seahawks huge win for the Giants because they are in first place in the NFC least, have the tie break over Washington solo una flashing that pulls the upset over Pittsburgh. The Giants would still technically be by tiebreaker, Adnan Division they played. About five of the last six. Maybe even takes out last seven weeks. Well above average Defensive football lacked some of the best defensive football in the National Football League Day. Process. Pressure Russell Wilson a ton today, um, they'd scored Justyna points. We talked earlier in the show about Colt McCoy. You couldn't ask him to do a lot. They didn't He didn't. He made one night's play on a two point conversion. I'll give that. But it was weighing Goldman carrying the football on the Giants defense that got them an upset win in Seattle and yes improves their playoff chances. Win a division and you are guaranteed a home game and Giants to me look like the team to beat that division right now. I would agree. And I didn't think we'd ever be saying that. But here they are. In void. Joe Judges not only exceeded expectations, but you know, how do you not believe in this team right now? The biggest thing for me is there. Well, there are two things the every every area of this team has has made improvement over the years. Over over the years, I should say, but the two biggest areas the offensive line, which was an enormous problem the last four weeks, coaching change they're not withstanding has have played very, very well and the defense all year to the point where I think you have to consider Patrick Graham. When you look at the coordinators and coaching candidates now, maybe they're I don't know how many vacancies there are going to be, because we already have. Three. How many more will come still remain to be seen? But you have to think that Patrick Ramsey might be on somebody's list. Right now. His name will be bandied about. Well, he actually get a job if the Giants Should make the playoffs and they go in and make a stand and pull it up, said, and I know they'll be home. But whoever comes to him is probably going to be a favorite in that game. Their defense shows a big on that day that would certainly advanced cancers. We still got a couple games to go. And then the if the Giants win the division, which just stated, I think that the favorite to do self, um, that would certainly increase his chances of getting a gig. Yeah, the Giants defense, There's no other way to state it other than a pleasant surprise this year. From what was I thought? The fair expectation for the giant defense coming into the season? Yeah, I think they've done an incredible job. I mean, today I wasn't wasn't uh, in them immediately sold on it because of what had transpired and their winds and come against teams with losing records. But today was, how could you say anything otherwise than what a great job They have done over this last month, Speaking of great jobs that mother with the Steelers have done all year long, the only unbeaten team remaining and right now I'm joined by Jim Wechsel of Steelers Digest, who also has a book coming out about Troy Polamalu entitled Polamalu and Jim joins us Now, Jim. How are you? Richard Ackerman, Jody McDonald. I'm doing great. Thanks for having me on guys. And thanks for promoting my book for me. Absolutely won't want to get ah little more on that before we get off the year. But also you know, you look at this stealer team and not only the 11 and Oh, but they've had two major injuries on defense and, of course, This is the team that's had to have been most inconvenient so far by covert 19. Yeah. Yeah, The inconvenience part is, you know it makes it sketchy. It's a little bumpy right now, but I think they had the right coach for one thing. Who had the right demeanor to beginning of the season regarding all of this, maybe maybe his Ah Preparing them. What's the word? You know when I'm missing it, But a self fulfilling prophecy kept telling him things were gonna get bad. Be ready. Be light on your feet. We're not going to complain and boom. Things got mad and they were light on your feet. And you know, it's Tom A was very irritated Wednesday. And the team played poorly, and you would think that he's irritated by the what has happened to them league wide. As you said the covert thing has has hit them with the scheduling, not hit them. But, um, I think he was more irritated losing. But Dupri and I think you hit on that. They've got a bigger problem. Losing their 2nd 1st round linebacker is, uh, you know, defense. It's been Linebackers of are always the backbone. Whenever it's a great Steelers team. That's a great line back in court, and now they've lost two of them. So Ben listed as questionable getting into the Monday night game. Now that you're there, you're gonna keep it under wraps and make it a game day slash game time decision, But you're there every day. You want to give us a guess as to whether Rafa's burger is going to be good to go. Is it gonna be really a 50 50 call judgment called right before Game time. How do you see his status for the Game tomorrow night. He's going to play. Um I'm gonna I'm gonna do it this way. I didn't get it from the source. But I know the reporter and I know his source and he's never wrong on injuries, and Jerry do lack is reporting that Ben's going to play he practiced today, so he's gonna play. You know, when it first came out. I thought it was his shoulder because he took a blast on the first series in the last game, and he was nothing with his shoulder. And on the sideline for a couple 23 quarters, and then it looks strong. At the end of the game is arm did look strong. He was throwing some laser beams so, but I was worried it was shorter and the knee has been a problem for a couple weeks now probably stiffened up bottom..

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"jim wechsel" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

04:00 min | 1 year ago

"jim wechsel" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"So right now, the games of week 13 the Sunday portion, with the exception of the Sunday night game, or all of the books, so that remains are the two Monday night games starting at five Eastern Tomorrow, the 11 of those Steelers against the Foreign seven Washington football team and the Bills take on the 40 Niners in the regularly scheduled Monday night game. At 8 15 Eastern time, followed by the Ravens and Cowboys in Baltimore on Tuesday. So Jodi quite a day of football action, he so many twists and turns from the Browns, blowing out the Titans to winning by six to the Jets, losing in the final seconds not to rub it in. The Saints, winning their ninth in a row, the Vikings seeing overtime to hold off the Jaguars and home, and of course, the four late game's most stunning was the giant's going into Seattle and beating the Seahawks. You'd win for the Giants because they are in first place in the NFC, least, have the tie break over Washington, so, you know, flashing that pulls the upset over Pittsburgh. The Giants would still technically be by tiebreaker ad, not division They played. About five of the last six, maybe even six out last seven weeks, well above average Defensive football lack some of the best defensive football in the National Football League Day process. Pressured Russell Wilson a ton today. Um, they'd scored Justyna points. We talked earlier in the show about Colt McCoy. You couldn't ask him to do a lot. They didn't He didn't He made one night play on a two point conversion. I'll give that. But it was weighing Goldman carrying the football on the Giants defense that got them an upset win in Seattle and yes improves their playoff chances. Win a division and you are guaranteed a home game and Giants to me look like the team to beat that division right now. I would agree. And I didn't think we'd ever be saying that. But here they are. In void. Joe judges not only exceeded expectations, but you know, how do you not believe in this team Right now? The biggest thing for me is well. There are two things the every every area of this team has has made improvement over the years. Or over the years, I should say, but the two biggest areas the offensive line, which was an enormous problem, the last four weeks, coaching change they're not withstanding has have played very, very well. And the defense all year to the point where I think you have to consider Patrick Graham. When you look at the coordinators and coaching candidates now, maybe they're I don't know how many vacancies there are going to be because We already have. Three. How many more will come still remain to be seen, But you have to think that Patrick Ramsey might be on somebody's list. Right now. Miss Name will be bandied about. Well, he actually get a job if the Giants Should make the playoffs and they go in and make a stand and pulling up said, and I know they'll be home. But whoever comes to him is probably going to be a favorite in that game. Their defense shows a big on that day that would certainly advanced cancers. We still got a couple games to go. And then the if the Giants win the division, which just stated, I think that the favorite to do self, um, that would certainly increase his chances of getting a gig. Yeah, the Giants defense that no other way to state it other than a pleasant surprise this year. From what was I thought? The fair expectation for the giant defense coming into the season? Yeah, I think they've done an incredible job. I mean, today I wasn't wasn't uh, in them immediately sold on it because of what had transpired and their winds and come against teams with losing records. But today was, how could you say anything otherwise than what a great job They have done over this last month. Speaking of great jobs like Mother with the Steelers have done all year long, the only unbeaten team remaining and right now I'm joined by Jim Wechsel of Steelers Digest, who also has a book coming out about Troy Polamalu entitled Polamalu and Jim.

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"jim wechsel" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

03:12 min | 1 year ago

"jim wechsel" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Weather that will you know, will be expected in December and hopefully in the general that you do have to have some semblance of a running game, and they spent their bye week working on it, and it's been only one week so small sample size. But at least that Schultz. What's pretty good, and you know, we'll see tomorrow night against the 40 Niners. Whether they keep that up, then you get a neutral site game. You're not at home, but you're not necessarily on the road, either. Because you're not playing in the 49 years Stadium. Gotta go with down the Arizona Arizona and see if you can beat the 40. Niners preparation any different this week coming up knowing that you're not playing even though you're not playing in your stadium, you're playing somewhere else. We just don't get neutral site games in the NFL. Maybe I'm getting too excited about it. But anything different or either in preparation, or said by the team that was different from what you usually get. No, not really. I mean, they were just out there. They played the Cardinals back, and I think it was weak 10 before thereby so, if anything, They're familiar with the stadium. They're familiar with Probably the hotel that they were staying in the getting to the to the game. That kind of thing. So you know, maybe a slight advantage to the bills, just in the sense of that there is some familiarity. But obviously, you know, San Francisco plays there every season being in the Cardinal's division, so I think it's pretty much a wash. Uh, you know, I think, if anything, it hurts San Francisco maybe a little bit more than it hurts Buffalo just because They do lose. You know the familiar the familiarity that comes with playing at home, even if it is without fans. So, uh, maybe a small small advantage for the bills, but not much different team but same stadium as a tough, tough loss a couple of weeks ago and and one that could have been a great win. Did they do they don't mean this from a negative standpoint, but What do they think about that walking in and that bitter taste They had a couple of weeks ago after Cuyler Murray's hell, Mary. No, I mean, maybe, you know, maybe a little bit. I think you know, sure that trumpet there, but he's a guy who looks for motivation wherever you can find it. He's probably telling his team before the game, eh? Let's go out and, you know, erased some bad memories that we've got from this place. But, you know, different opponent so I don't know how much they're really putting into that again. I think you know. If anything, you know they're familiar with the field. They're familiar with the way that the game is played in that stadium, so I'm sure I'm sure they'll try to use that to their advantage. And as I said, you know the shot. McDermott is A guy that looks for much. I don't know if we lost dare not attack like we did. So okay. We lost J. So we apologize for that. And we certainly want to thank J for his time. He certainly was doing a great job with us talking about the 40 Niners and the bills coming up tomorrow night is the bills go for win number nine, And of course, that would certainly give them a little more of a cushion in the A F. C East with the Dolphins right there, and Now the 500 marks are the Patriots will come back in just a couple of moments and wrap things up with Jim Wechsel of Students Digest and in just a moment, But right now you want to give you the latest CBS Sports Radio update. Here's Erica Herskowitz. See me? Yes. Sports flag..

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"jim wechsel" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain

Behind the Steel Curtain

02:29 min | 3 years ago

"jim wechsel" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain

"Pittsburgh steeler fans. How's it going today? This is not Jeff Hartmann editor of behind the steel curtain for the flagship podcast standard is a standard this is Dave Dave Scofield but community manager filling in for Jeff while he is sitting on a beach somewhere drinking Pina coladas as he would like to say about me but luckily as usual we have the legendary Lance Williams. How's everything on the West Coast today lance who what's up and I'm sure you guys looking at the Youtube Channel or saying it is not Jeff? It's too fat guy's talking steelers. I like it you don't I don't have to worry about talking about all that healthy stuff doing exactly exactly I had strips of Bacon. grits aches. Oh at audit goods jeff was probably doing inverted. Push ups pull pull ups weight vests off types of stuff so you guys are going to get a calorie field show. I'M GONNA admit I've had two meals so far today in both of them have involved Bacon so I'm a pretty happy guy right now. I do have to ask you one thing lance do you. How do you feel if someone on the West Coast? What do you think about when people call it? The left coast I don't I don't care I'm from Pittsburgh so it doesn't only thing I care about there is a city out out here named Pittsburgh and they spell it. I insist that they spell it with a g if you put the H.. On in I'm I'm I'm definitely offended because Pittsburgh has aged Pittsburgh and California has a G. and I make sure people know the difference. What's there you go so so there is a difference to make sure they know that it's not the real Pittsburgh exactly real Pittsburgh's with age there you go so you? You said you wanted to kick things off by <hes>. Probably I'm assuming it's going to be refuting what it was. We were saying Thursday night on the steelers preview when we were discussing who had the better draft history since two thousand the steelers patriots so so it wasn't necessarily refuting it was just giving a different perspective so longtime friend of the standard standard my previous shows when I was doing shows on my own <hes> Jim Wechsel of still city insider good friend into the programs..

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"jim wechsel" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain

Behind the Steel Curtain

04:12 min | 3 years ago

"jim wechsel" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain

"And do you think there's some underlying stuff going on for why he wanted to leave ver- won't take the man at his word? He'd said that he wanted to go to Denver Valerie's. And if I don't know if you guys how many positions you guys listeners have interviewed for, but it's it's very rare that a guy does not get a job. Fourteen in didn't get hired by the team to work under the guy that he got beat out for which tells me that what he was saying was probably on the up because the new coach doesn't bring in a guy that he was competing for for the position who might undermine him. Because the guy wanted that position. So if month check was willing to go to Denver and work under the guy that he lost out the head coaching job. It must be more than just the head coaching position. So it lends to me that what he was saying is true. I can only take demand for his word people were vouching for his word that if he said he minute. So I'm gonna soon, and I'm gonna take him at his word that he went out there for family reasons, and it's been proven, you have grandchildren there that's been documented to it's not like he's just making up some random family members that live in Colorado. But at the same time, this is a big loss for the Pittsburgh Steelers. If you're talking about from a football standpoint, and he was I think a very calming force that defend that offensive line had all those top draft picks that weren't really performing all that great until he got there. He was kind of cohesive gel that got everyone together. Now, Sean Sarah's been with the team for a long time since two thousand twelve I believe he's a West Virginia guy. So am I and we'll see if he can keep that going. I think the fact that he's been there there's some continuity. They know him. I I saw report from Jim Wechsel from we used to be steel city inside or the basically whenever they had meetings that Sean Sarah would be coaching half the teen half the offense of line. So he's familiar with these guys. I don't think there should be a huge drop off. But that's still a big loss for this dealers. No matter how you wanna cut it. So that's really the news. I mean, if you wanna talk. About the fact that he and Tony Brown is getting into a little back and forth with the manual Sanders over what Emmanuel Sanders said over the weekend, Lance. I'm sure you heard those comments, correct? I have not. Dealing. I mean, this is. A little busy. So the drama. I mean, hearing guys go back and forth. Depress. Some of that stuff gets old, look if you're not gonna put on gloves for charity and get your squabble on or catch a fate. You know, I'm not interested in two meglomaniac being mad at each other. We're going back to the replacement of the office of line coach, I got good authority that that guy's very solid coat. That guy's the type of thing. I last out of the building that there shouldn't be a new drug offense of live because the most important thing is the players are still there the bigger question when it comes off. It's of line is where they want to do with Ramon fosters free agency. And what are they going to do with the off injured? You hate Marquis over. Yeah. It's gonna be interesting. I can definitely see them telling Ramon foster, look, here's here's our offer. For you. Go test free agency, see what you can get in. Then if you, you know, the offers on the table, essentially, they've done this before and there've been players that have come back. I think of William gay they did this with him. He ended up coming back to the Steelers. I don't even know if he was offered something more a lot of times the players want that continuity. They're they're comfortable with the setting in the players, and the coaches will see, but that's really the news. That's going on around the Pittsburgh Steelers. It never seems to end the TMZ that is the Pittsburgh Steelers will continue to chose along as you have guys like Antonio Brown talking about how he's gonna spill his guts and tell his side of the story and yada yada, yada..

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