Steel City Underground Podcast

Steel City Underground Podcast

Welcome to Steel City Underground, The Black and Gold Standard for Pittsburgh Steelers coverage. Our news and analysis cover the team from a rational fan's perspective, maintaining integrity and staying positive, all in a way us commoners can relate to. Stay tuned for special interviews with guests ranging from current and former players, beat writers, book authors, and other Pittsburgh personalities! Note: For full archival access to our podcasts, please follow us on iTunes or YouTube. Spreaker will be periodically purged of past content due to storage limits imposed by the service.... Show More

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July 31, 2020 52 min
Joe Kuzma is joined by SCU Editor Christina “Tina” Rivers as the two discuss their numerous research projects tracking the career of Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin.
Tina’s recent article (linked below) raises some questions, and answers, about where Tomlin ranks all-time among NFL coaches.
The answers about how good Tomlin has been over his tenure will surprise even the naysayers as the hosts also ask the biggest question...
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Ramping-up dates, COVID-reserve lists, non-contact drills and opt-out clauses.
What does all of these coronavirus precautions mean for the Steelers?
Joe and Brian return with more concrete information to follow up on their previously speculative COVID-19 concerns for the Pittsburgh Steelers including today’s first reporting date for training camp.
Who has already reported? Who might not?
And if you thought 2019 was an ugly season, coul...
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Leave it to Pittsburgh Radio personality Andrew Fillipponi to stir the hornet’s nest in Steelers media.
From social media to blog posts, everyone is debating what “Poni” said the other day when Antonio Brown resurfaced on social media to “retire” (and then un-retire!)
It’s not so much that Poni was wrong in his statement that Ward has better career numbers than AB, rather, it’s whether or not either of the two wide receivers should b...
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Mike Pelaia of Steel Nation Radio returns with his predictions for the Steelers 2020 NFL season.
Will the Steelers play football this season? It looks like they will but it’s still a real question.
If they do, will all players opt in? That’s up for debate.
Find out what Mike thinks the Steelers will do if they have their full squad this fall.
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On today's show, I'm rejoined by Scott Perry, an NFL Historian and author of the book NFL Since 1970… the ultimate visual and historical reference as we discuss the history of the best and worst franchises since the NFL-AFL Merger.
Scott was one of the very first guests when our showed debuted back in 2016, so a lot has changed since we last caught up! Albeit a Broncos fan, Scott's discoveries are a wide-encompassing stu...
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The “Professor” returns, as Zach Metkler joins Joe Kuzma to ask: Which Steelers are on the hot seat heading into this season?
From staying healthy to earning a new contract, or looking over their shoulder at an incoming potential replacement, the players named each have a small fire under their butts in 2020.
The hosts talk about which of those fires is burning hottest… and where some fans have incorrectly spotted smoke where there’s...
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CBS Sports HQ recently ranked all their top ten players of every position in the NFL.
Always a controversial topic, some Steelers made the cut – while some did not.
Joe and Brian join forces to debate which rankings were deserved, and who got snubbed from the Steelers.
Questions or Comments?
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Under the presumption that football will be played in 2020, Joe and Brian return to talk about whether or not the Steelers are a better team heading into this season than last.
Several positions appear to be upgraded with both starters and depth, however, some areas of the team could still be a cause for concern (particularly with injuries or those threatening to sit out).
The duo covers this and more on the latest Steel City Undergr...
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The NFL has moved their Hall of Fame ceremonies back to 2021, and cut two weeks of the preseason, while the Green Bay Packers have become the first of the league’s 32 teams to make an announcement in regards to fans attending games.
What other changes may be in store for this season?
Joe and Brian take a look at how the coronavirus pandemic may further impact the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as the rest of professional football in the...
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Cam Newton signs with the New England Patriots and for some reason, Steelers Nation keeps going bonkers about backup quarterbacks!
Stop it!
That’s what Joe Kuzma and Brian E. Roach are pleading fans to do on today’s episode, where everyone from Mason Rudolph, to Duck Hodges and Paxton Lynch, plus Newton, Colin Kaepernick, Jameis Winston and well, just drudge up a name and they can be Ben Roethlisberger’s backup because… the Steelers ...
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Joe and Brian return with the second of a two-part series about Steelers free agents. This time, the duo will discuss the "worst" free agent signings of the Kevin Colbert era!
What names come to mind? Are there more "bad" signings than "good" ones?
Tune in to find out on this entertaining episode!
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On the latest SCU podcast, Joe flies solo, answering a question he was asked, and addresses in an upcoming article on the website: which of the Pittsburgh Steelers games do you think would be the best to go to?
Picking out the best games to go to can be very subjective, especially at a time of the year where we’re unsure of how teams may pan out. However, Joe gives it a shot, going by potential matchups, previous storylines carrying...
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Joe and Brian are back during this “dead season” of June to talk about some Steelers history, based on a recent (and nearly yearly update) of Ed Bouchette’s articles on the same topic: who are some of the best free agent signings of the Kevin Colbert era?
Of course, the hosts couldn’t leave it at that, so expect a few more surprises – and no spoilers on who the worst are! (That will be coming later this week!)
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Joe and Brian have some fun with the latest Steelers inspired podcast, this time taking a look at some legends, for better or worse, to have played under center in a Pittsburgh uniform.
Taking a mostly modern-era approach to the program, the hosts bring up names that many fans may have forgotten – and one that Brian most certainly doesn’t want to remember!
It’s a great look at how playing quarterback in the NFL is a difficult job eve...
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Joe and Brian tackle a new topic today: what might the Steelers 2020 training camp sessions look like?
The NFL sent out a memo last week “sending teams home” for their training camps and effectively ending a 52-year run at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania for the Steelers.
Now there’s rumblings that the team could take their camp to Heinz Field, but does that mean it’s open for fans? And what happens with the players? D...
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Joe and Brian return with another edition of the Steel City Underground podcast. On this episode the hosts discuss which Steelers, that is players and others in the organization, could be on the hot seat for the upcoming 2020 season.
Questions or Comments?
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Mike Pelaia of Steel Nation Radio returns after a long hiatus for his thoughts about Steelers football during this crazy quarantine.
Mike talks about Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers backup quarterback situation, running backs on the depth chart and more.
Also hear his thoughts about the defense and if he believes Pittsburgh is a team that can go to the playoffs... or win the Super Bowl!
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Joe and Zach jump on the horn and take a look at how the Steelers 2019 season was impacted by injuries: not just overall, but from a week-to-week perspective.
Even the hosts, who are immersed in football 24/7, had forgotten the names of several players who received snaps on the Steelers offense last season!
Revisit each of these games with a new understanding of just what happened over the team’s 2019 campaign and how that didn’t hel...
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Some citizens of Steelers Nation just won’t get off the subject, so Joe and Brian are back on it too.
The discussion of the day revolves around backup quarterbacks, particularly those who have played behind Ben Roethlisberger: do we remember some as having better games, careers, and/or stats than the really had?
And what of being a passer in the NFL overall?
Drafting, signing or otherwise acquiring a quarterback doesn’t always transla...
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Joe and Brian take to the airwaves to challenge CBS Sports' Pete Prisco and his Top 100 NFL Players list by asking which Steelers are deserving of such a distinction heading into the 2020 season.
The hosts have some intriguing takes, including some names you'd be surprised about: Prisco also shocked us with one of his inclusions, as well as a huge glaring omission to his best 100.
The takes are hotter than ever in this episod...
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