Host Patrick Gelesh and co-host Brian Harker start out by going through the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report. next, we break down last week's win against the Kansas City Chiefs. We touch on the Steelers defense's ability to shut down the Chiefs offense who entered the game with the NFL's #1 rated offense. They held Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt to under 25 rushing yards on the game and showed the potential that this defense has.
The podcast continues with Patrick and Brian focusing on the offense. They examine the running game, and Le'Veon Bell's success. As well as his unique running style. As well as the offensive line's progression. They also discuss the Steelers offensive play of the year; Antonio Brown's one-handed catch off of a deflection that he turned into a touchdown pass. They continue by examining the rumors surrounding Martavis Bryant requesting a trade. As well as his future with the Steelers and his value in the trade market. Bryant went out of his way to dispell any rumors about him wanting to be traded.
Lastly, Patrick and Brian examine the matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals who have been playing well since switching offensive coordinators. They highlighted players to watch, and that the Steelers are six and one in their last seven games against the Bengals. Patrick identifies the Bengals subpar offensive line and the Steelers front seven that is coming off of a dominate performance against the Chiefs as a key matchup in the game. While Brian touches on Artie Burns matching up with Bengals wide out A.J. Green. The Bengals lead the league by pressuring quarterbacks on 34 percent of their dropbacks. Ben Roethlisberger has only been pressured on 15.2 percent of his dropbacks. There will be a lot of pressure on the Steelers offensive line to continue growing and keep Roethlisberger standing. Perhaps the most important fact of this week seven matchup is whether or not the offensive line can keep Roethlisberger healthy throughout the game.
The 4 SZNS Podcasts Ryan Magdziarz and Zak Noble predict their NBA MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Most Improved Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and 6th Man of the year.
10:02- Defensive Player of the Year
13:46- Coach of the Year
19:55- Most Improved Player of the Year
25:25- Rookie of the Year
31:06- 6th Man of the Year
This week Patrick Gelesh and my new co-host Brian Harker look at the Steelers offense, defense, their performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars and talk about this coming week's game against the Kanas City Chiefs. We try to find some solutions for what is actually going wrong with the offense. As well as Breakdown Ben Roethlisberger's five interceptions, and try to hold the players that are performing poorly accountable. There is a discussion over whether Todd Haley is the right offensive coordinator for this team and whether his playcalling needs to change. Using ProFootballFocus' player grades we look at how poorly the receiving corps, with the execption of Antonio Brown, is underachieving. Brian and I also look at the Steelers loss to the Jaguars, a team that on paper isn't nearly as talented as the Steelers.
On defense we do a similiar breakdown. Specifically we look at the Steelers defense's inability to stop the running game. Five backs in the last four weeks have averaged over 6.0 yards per carry or more. We emphasize that this unit has five first round picks in the front seven yet stopping their run is still a weakness. The Steelers defense has yet to play an above average quarterback through week five so it's hard to accurately grade the seconadary. That will change this week when the Steelers play the Chiefs and their quarterback Alex Smith who has been very impressive this season. On top of that they will face Kareem Hunt, the most productive running back in the league to this point in the year.
Patrick Gelesh– 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's profile will be available next week.
The 4 SZNS Podcast's Ryan Magdziarz & Zak Noble let the world know their Eastern Conference win totals for the upcoming season.
6:00- Hawks (14)
9:00- Nets (13)
13:20- Pacers (12)
17:30- Orlando (11)
21:34- Knicks (10)
24:33- Zak's Pistons & Ryan's Hornets (9)
30:05- PLAYOFFS: Zak's Sixers & Ryan's Pistons (8)
34:50- Zak's Hornets & Ryan's Heat (7)
39:26- Ryan's Sixers
44:44- Bucks (5)
51:42- Wizards (4)
55:40- Fred VanVleet's Raptors (3)
1:00:01- Celtics (2)
1:06:45- Cavs (1)
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!
The Yankees accidentally executed a flawless bullpen-only game when they took down the Twins in the AL Wild Card Game.
The 4 SZNS Podcast's Ryan Magdziarz and Zak Noble discuss their Western Conference win totals for each team.
2:02- Phoenix Suns
5:55- Ryan's Kings & Zak's Lakers
9:33- Dallas Mavs
12:55- Ryan's Lakers & Zak's Kings
16:36- Zak's Jazz & Ryan's Pelicans
21:01- Zak's Clippers & Ryan's Grizz
35:00- Rip City
39:02- Denver Nuggets
43:27- Zak's T-Wolves
50:05- Ryan's Spurs
54:31- Houston Rockets
1:00:20- OKC Thunder
The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor LaPalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, featuring guests from the Last Word on Sports community.
This week we reviewed the offseason, tried not to panic about the preseason, and discussed some keys to Habs success in 2017. We discussed why the world needs another Habs podcast, and Connor even forced Johannes to make a prediction about where the Habs might finish this season.
Offseason Moves (00:00 - 08:50)
Preseason Review (08:50 - 19:54)
Season Predictions (19: 55 - 23:45)
Write for the Last Word on Hockey (23:46 - 24: 21)
Julien's Defensive System (24:22 - 32: 20)
Galchenyuk, Center Ice, and Trading Talent (32:20 - 41:40)
Frustration in Habs Nation (41:41 - 48: 39)
Offensive Players to Watch (48: 40 - 59: 09)
Habs Lines (59: 10 - 1:01: 41)
Why Another Habs Podcast? (1:01: 42 - 1: 05: 24)
Predictions (1: 05: 25 - 1: 07: 50)
Andy & Paddy are back with yet another blistering edition of the 'In the Bin' rugby pod. There's the usual tasting menu of reviews, analysis, opinions and gripes as we work our way through last week's egg chasing.
Big Story Roundup
In the big news story of the week we talk Pollocks. Well, Allyson Pollock and her latest attempt to ban tackling in school rugby.
We then turn our attention to the final furlong of the 2023 rugby world bidding. Will it be Guinness, Champagne or Castle larger being toasted when the final decision is made?
Falcons soar to top spot before the Saints ascend above them. Tigers appear to have fully woken from their summer slumber by downing the Chiefs and Bath swat Wasps aside at the Ricoh.
And much more in our full roundup.
Pro 14 Recap
Zebre charge past Ulster and Glasgow’s perfect start continues while the Cheetahs take a bite out of the Ospreys in South Africa.
New Zealand continue to be a little bit good at rugby and clinch the title. South Africa and Australia can’t be separated (again), not even by a hairs breadth.
And as always we’ll bring you our tries of weeks, hits of the week and bin juice.
'In the Bin' Features!
Tries of the week, hits of the week and Bin Juice!
The 4 SZNS Podcast's Ryan Magdziarz and Zak Noble sat down with Wichita State legend and Toronto Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet to talk about his rookie year, Game of Thrones, NBA 2K, and much more.
1:23 - Day 1 of training camp
2:15 - OffSZN work
3:01 - Gregg Marshall/ Wichita State Success
4:28 - Recruiting process
7:05 - Year 1 reflections
8:14 - Kyle Lowry mentoring
9:34 - Rookie hazing
11:00 - Game of Thrones
12:27 - OffSZN improvements/ Lab work
13:34 - Goals for year 2
14:53 - Drake
15:48 - The 6ix/ Top 3 road cities
17:10 - Travel adjustments/ Back to Backs
20:19 - NBA 2k
21:51 - Coach Casey