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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 12): NFL Week 11 Preview! Plus Nik Previews the NFL Thanksgiving Day Matchups

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 11 matchups. He also breaks down the Saints running game, discusses the race for the #1 pick, and wonders if Pittsburgh has finally figured it out. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 11): NFL Week 10 Preview! Plus an In-Depth Look at if the Rams can Actually Win the NFC West

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 10 matchups. He also breaks down the NFC North race, ponders why Denver even gave Brock Osweiler a shot against the Eagles, and discusses Houston’s newfound QB problem. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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Last Word On Steelers Podcast Week Ten

In the week ten edition of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast Host Patrick Gelesh and Co-Host Brian Harker start off with evaluating the Steelers health coming off the bye. Brian runs through the injury report and with the exception of Jame Harrison, the Steelers, are entering the second half of the season healthy. They touch on the Detroit Lions game briefly before turning their attention to the week 10 match up against the last place Indianapolis Colts.

 

First they touch on the Steelers offense and Ben Roethlisberger's recent success against the Colts. He's amassed 1,107 passing yards 13 touchdowns and zero interceptions in his last three games against the Colts. This years Colts have a diminished secondary as is, and coming off the bye, this looks like the game where the Steelers passing game finally gets going. The Colts have the 31st ranked pass defense, and it will be interesting how the Steelers deploy the JuJu Smith-Schuster and Martavis Bryant. Especially after Bryant was deactivated in week eight and Smith-Schuster having so much success against the Lions in his absence. Ironically this game includes the AFC's last two offensive players of the week; Smith-Schuster and the Colts T.Y. Hilton. After looking at the matchups, Patrick and Brian conclude that if the Steelers can control time of posesssion and make the Colts offense have to string together long drives. There's a good chance the Steelers will walk out of Indianapolis with a win.

 

On the other side of the ball Patrick and Brian breakdown the Steelers defense, who will look to rebound from surrendering over 400 passing yards to the Lions. It's unlikely that Jacoby Brissett and the Colts offense will be able to duplicate that success. But if they do, Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton, who is second in the NFL in receiving yards, would have to have a huge game. Also, the Colts have a banged up offensive line that has surrendered 36 sacks on the year and the Steelers like to bring pressure. Their defense is second in the NFL with 26 sacks. That matchup obviously bodes well for the Steelers who will get Stephon Tuitt, a great pass-rushing defensive lineman, back from injury.

Patrick and Brian then go on to discuss the importance of playing the Colts even though they're not a division rival or playoff contender. This game holds some relevance for the Steelers because the Colts are in the AFC South. Come playoff time, if there's a three way tie, which could happen between three teams like the Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots, the tie-breaker will be conference record. Right now the Steelers hold the best conference record of those three teams with a 4-1 record.

Patrick Gelesh–  A third generation Steelers fan with a Masters in sports management and leadership specializing in football. My mom was lucky enough to witness the immaculate reception live. To me, hard hitting defense is “the beautiful game.”

 

Brian Harker- Born and raised in Johnstown, Pa, Brian currently lives in Wheatfield, Indiana with his wife and two kids. He Has been writing about the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2007 for such entities as Pittsburgh Sports Tavern, Pittsburgh Sports Forum, and SteelerZone, which he created in 2015. He believes that Paige and Walter O'Brien make Team Scorpion the best it can be.

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 10): NFL Week 9 Preview and Midseason Recap! Plus Nik Breaks Down the Most Active NFL Trade Deadline Ever

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 9 matchups. He also looks back at the first half of the 2017 NFL season, gives out midseason awards, and breaks down the impact of the NFL’s most active trade deadline ever. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 9): NFL Week 8 Preview! Plus Nik Breaks Down the NFL’s Surprise Contenders

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 8 matchups. He also takes a look at the perplexing Carolina Panthers, discusses Joe Thomas’ injury, and ponders why the Dolphins went with Jay Cutler after all. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 8): NFL Week 7 Preview! Plus Nik Refuses to Write Off the Green Bay Packers

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 7 matchups. He also takes a look at the underachieving Bucs, the perplexing Ravens, and breaks down the underwhelming starts of the Pats and Falcons ahead of their rematch. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 7): NFL Week 6 Preview! Plus a Look at Big Ben’s Alarming Comments

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 6 matchups. He also analyzes Big Ben Roethlisberger’s comments, breaks down the tie atop the AFC East, and calls it a year for the New York Giants. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 6): NFL Week 5 Preview! Plus Nik is Forced to Defend the Patriots

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 5 matchups. He also delves into why the Pats are definitely Super Bowl contenders, touches on the Rams improbable start to the season, knocks NFL scheduling, and breaks down the error which might cost Yankees Manager Joe Girardi his future in New York. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 5): NFL Week 4 Preview! Plus a Shout-out to Leon Lett

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 4 matchups. He also breaks down one of the wackiest plays in NFL history and tries to bounce back from a rough week of picks. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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Any Given Monday NFL Podcast Episode 16 - Week 3 Review

After a week long hiatus with Dunc busy in trial pretending to be Harvey Specter, the boys are finally back with their latest episode of the Any Given Monday Podcast!

The boys are looking at the week that was, and what a slate of games we had! Upsets a plenty, Dunc's beloved Colts finally notching up a win, whilst Nads' Raiders couldn't quite do the same.

The boys also discuss the protests that have been rampant throughout the League. The Injury Report returns again - and the list is growing in size substantially with every week!

Finally, Dunc takes aim at football in Los Angeles in his weekly Slam Dunc!

Be sure to check us out on social media:

Twitter - @AnyGivenMonPod
Facebook - @AnyGivenMondayPod
Nads on Twitter - @HBNadolny
Dunc on Twitter - @DSoang

Check out some of the music that features in our Podcast! Thanks to the wonderful people over at NoCopyrightSounds for their amazing work. In this episode, you heard:

Frontier (feat. Jasmina Lin & Jay Christopher) by Krale 
Northern Lights by Blazars
Safe and Sound by Different Heaven
Blank by Disfigure

Go check out the individual artists and also NoCopyrightSounds on YouTube and on social media and give them a like!

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