The Steelers are in the playoffs and as a lot of people suspected weeks ago, they’re facing the Broncos. Or as Lance William’s calls it on Steel Curtain Radio: Deebo vs. Tebow, Pray Hard, Prey Harder.
And while Pittsburgh has some issues heading into the game, they have Big Ben and his 1.5 ankles and hopefully that should be enough. So we talk about that, what the loss of Rashard Mendenhall means for the running game, and if Ryan Clark’s absence matters against the run-run-run-punt offense the Broncos favor.
Other topics: Chad Spann (he’s the Steelers’ newest running back, all 5-7, 200 pounds of him), Kevin Colbert’s big brain (Santonio Holmes, everybody!), the Steelers’ offensive line finally being healthy, the disappearance of Mike Wallace, and Dick LeBeau’s game plan to stop Tebow (I know, I know, it probably goes something like this: MAKE HIM THROW THE BALL).
By the way, I mention it on the podcast but in case you don’t know: I’ve watched every one of Tebow’s snaps this season for CBS and if you’re looking for a comprehensive overview of his season, knock yourself out.
(Also: apologies again that we haven’t been around nearly as much as we should. It’s the usual stuff — babies and work — but that ain’t your problem. Things will pick up, I promise, I just can’t say precisely when. )
Let’s get to the chattin’…