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Wednesday's w/ Whaley

Doug goes into the "division of labor" in a three game preseason schedule. He gets more specific w/ the Steelers and what he would do if he were in charge. He also said as an evaluator, he loved the final preseason game. Doug also gets into "training camp heros." He said expectations need to be lowered a bit for George Pickens.  Doug's QB rotation for game one...Trubisky two series. Then Mason for the rest of the first half. Kenny Pickett plays the second half. He thinks the reps in an NFL game would aid Kenny in understanding the process. Doug says it's all about the mental side of things for Pickett because he will likely be out there against a third-team defense. We ask Doug if the Steelers should pursue a Roquan Smith trade. Doug says you have to make the cursory call to the Bears about Roquan Smith. He says you have to be careful not tamper. With Smith representing himself, he said that's a tough thing to do. He said given the Dolphins tampering case, you can't even take a risk. Doug thinks Devin Bush's injury was the main cause of his failures so, in Doug's mind, he thinks the Steelers overdrafted Bush's mental ability! Doug doesn't think it's a bad idea for players to represent themselves, because the NFLPA will always advise players in those situations. Dorin agrees, but Colin and Chris push back. 

36m
Aug 10
Should the Steelers trade for Roquan Smith??

We discuss the possibility of Roquan Smith as a Pittsburgh Steeler. Would you do Chase Claypool and a 2nd for Smith? We say we would trade a first round pick for him. Could Devin Bush be the biggest bust in team history?? Colin says yes. Crowley thinks it's easily the biggest bust in Colbert history. 

16m
Aug 10
Ray Fittipaldo, Jeremy Fowler, Who is selling Ron Cook's stuff?!

Ray thinks that Benny Snell has separated himself from Anthony McFarland in the "battle" for backup running back. Ray says this preseason game is the most anticipated in at least the last 20 years. "The only way he won't be the starter in Cincinnati is if he falls flat on his face in the preseason games."  Ray says people need to take it a littttle easier on the Pickens praise. He thinks the offensive line is somewhere between bad and okay thus far in camp. Ray doesn't think Roquan Smith is realistic because he's going to cost so much money. Ray thinks Alualu is the big key to the Steeler rush defense.We revisit the Rodolfo Castro phone-gate! JEREMY FOWLER - Jeremy Fowler thinks that Roquan Smith is worth calling on. He thinks the compensation in a deal is going to be reasonable..."not a first round pick." But he thinks Smith wants to be paid at least 18 million a season. Jeremy talked about players representing themselves and says we may see it more and more. Teams are scared of it, according to Fowler. Jeremy says there's no more "stating cases" in the NFL v. NFLPA in the Watson case. Fowler says the Browns are hoping for a decision by the end of the week, but nobody knows for sure right now. Fowler thinks the decision could be a compromise w/ a big fine. Fowler thinks that if Watson misses between 7-12 games, that the Browns WILL BE a playoff team. We revisit the Pittsburgh Ebay account from the pre show. Is it Jim Colony selling his old stuff?!?! 

41m
Aug 10
Jeremy Fowler

Jeremy Fowler thinks that Roquan Smith is worth calling on. He thinks the compensation in a deal is going to be reasonable..."not a first round pick." But he thinks Smith wants to be paid at least 18 million a season. Jeremy talked about players representing themselves and says we may see it more and more. Teams are scared of it, according to Fowler. Jeremy says there's no more "stating cases" in the NFL v. NFLPA in the Watson case. Fowler says the Browns are hoping for a decision by the end of the week, but nobody knows for sure right now. Fowler thinks the decision could be a compromise w/ a big fine. Fowler thinks that if Watson misses between 7-12 games, that the Browns WILL BE a playoff team. 

9m
Aug 10
Ray Fittipaldo

Ray thinks that Benny Snell has separated himself from Anthony McFarland in the "battle" for backup running back. Ray says this preseason game is the most anticipated in at least the last 20 years. "The only way he won't be the starter in Cincinnati is if he falls flat on his face in the preseason games."  Ray says people need to take it a littttle easier on the Pickens praise. He thinks the offensive line is somewhere between bad and okay thus far in camp. Ray doesn't think Roquan Smith is realistic because he's going to cost so much money. Ray thinks Alualu is the big key to the Steeler rush defense. 

11m
Aug 10
A Steelers trade?!

We discuss the possibility of Roquan Smith as a Pittsburgh Steeler. Would you do Chase Claypool and a 2nd for Smith? We say we would trade a first round pick for him. Could Devin Bush be the biggest bust in team history?? Colin says yes. Crowley thinks it's easily the biggest bust in Colbert history. BREAKFAST BYTES-  The new Broncos owner doesn't know how to say Roger Goodell's name.  A woman poisoned her husband with drain cleaner! Crowley thinks maybe the husband was just constipated, but she was caught on video. Dorin gets into Hard Knocks. He's not a Dan Campbell fan. Are we getting ahead of ourselves w/ George Pickens?  MIDWEEK MORNING MOUTH OFF 

38m
Aug 10
Rodolfo's Phone, Twitter Poll, Crowley has enough friends

We start w/ the big story of the day. Rodolfo Castro slid into third base and his cell phone fell out of his pocket. The third base coach handed it back to Castro. We say it's a very Pirates thing to happen. GET MONEY. We get into the little league world series viral video of the pitcher crying after drilling the batter in the head. TWITTER POLL -  What function do you use the most on your phone? Crowley is awkward at the park. He hates making small talk w/ other parents. 

40m
Aug 10
The most Pittsburgh Ebay account EVER

Colin found the most unbelievable Ebay account selling mundane/bizarre Pittsburgh merchandise. 

14m
Aug 10
John Wehner

John said he used to workout with Barry Bonds, but Bonds wasn't a guy who was going to ask you to come out for dinner. John Wehner said Craig Counsil looked like a bat boy when he played with him. We talked about players that didn't look like they could play, but could play. 

8m
Aug 09
Depth Charts are OUT For The Preseason | Fourth Down in the Steel City

Are the Steelers shopping Mason Rudolph? He's expected to play for two quarters on Saturday against the Seahawks. Adam Crowley & Colin Dunlap discuss! Subcsribe to Fourth Down in the Steel City HERE! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fourth-down-in-the-steel-city/id1634867882

15m
Aug 09
Brad Spielberger, Sushi during a football game, Shelby

Brad says he's disappointed that the NFLPA is disappointed w/ the appeals process regarding DeShaun Watson. He said they agreed to the CBA and knew how this could play out. Brad says that Jimmy G could still wind up in Cleveland. Brad thinks the Browns would be a playoff team with Garoppolo. On Johnson: "This is a slam dunk, home run deal for Omar Khan...It should make Steelers fans optimistic about the future." Brad thinks Pickens could be one of the steals of the draft. He doesn't think Trubisky will be a starter past this year in Pittsburgh. He thinks that the Steelers could MAYBE get a 6th round pick for Mason Rudolph. Are people still up in the Wordle world?? Colin says it's fallen off. Crowley says people don't actually want to think it, they just wanted to show their friends that they were thinking. Colin reads the obituary every morning. The Bengals stadium has been renamed Paycor Stadium. Are you treating this first preseason game like a regular season game? Crowley's hammering wings, a pizza, and a sixer. Colin is going to have sushi during the game. SHELBY CASESSE 

44m
Aug 09
Brad Spielberger

Brad says he's disappointed that the NFLPA is disappointed w/ the appeals process regarding DeShaun Watson. He said they agreed to the CBA and knew how this could play out. Brad says that Jimmy G could still wind up in Cleveland. Brad thinks the Browns would be a playoff team with Garoppolo. On Johnson: "This is a slam dunk, home run deal for Omar Khan...It should make Steelers fans optimistic about the future." Brad thinks Pickens could be one of the steals of the draft. He doesn't think Trubisky will be a starter past this year in Pittsburgh. He thinks that the Steelers could MAYBE get a 6th round pick for Mason Rudolph. 

12m
Aug 09
Jeff Hathhorn on Training Camp

Jeff said that Anthony Miller is a guy who doesn't get any attention, but he could get a spot on this football team. Jeff doesn't think Heyward, Watt, Ogunjobi, Chase Claypool, or Najee Harris will play on Saturday. He thinks everyone else will. Jeff said the QB rotation is going according to Tomlin's plan now. He thinks it will change to performance based after the first preseason game. Jeff told us about George Pickens yelling at Minkah Fitzpatrick after making a few plays. Jeff says that Bush has been okay in camp. Okay is not good enough. Jeff also got into the injury situation the Steelers are dealing w/ at camp. Jeff says Mason Rudolph has dumped the ball off a ton and hasn't taken shots down the field. 

10m
Aug 09
Chase Claypool, Take It/Flush it, Twitter Poll, Don't read that iPad

Brandon Marshall thinks Chase Claypool can be really good. We discuss. If Claypool wants to get paid, he's got to get it done this year. Pickens has been great. Diontae just got paid. We all agree that it's now or never. We talked about the possible QB rotation for game 1 on Saturday. Colin says it's been obvious since the day he was signed that Mitch Trubisky is the starting QB from day one. TAKE IT/FLUSH IT. Colin had people sitting in his seats at the NASCAR race this weekend. The dude was totally in the wrong. TWITTER POLL -  Will you watch Saturday's preseason game? Also, Colin has breaking Diontae Johnson news. Johnson is being sued over skipping his camp. 

39m
Aug 09
"I wear my robe down to the hotel lobby"

Do you like air bnb's? Or do you prefer a hotel? We discussed. Crowley takes batteries from hotel rooms. Is that stealing? Colin wears his hotel robe down to the lobby. 

14m
Aug 09
Feud w/ Cleveland, The Patriots are up to no good, Epic Ending

Barrett Sports Media wrote about a feud between The Fan in Cleveland and our station. Dorin and Crowley doubled down. The Patriots are up to something goofy. Dorin and Crowley discussed athletes that are surprisingly athletic despite how they looked. EPIC ENDING 

35m
Aug 08
Tyler Dunne, Neil Walker, No Bonds

We reset our QB conversation from earlier in the show. The Pirates announced their HoF class. No Barry Bonds. We discussed. TYLER DUNNE - Tyler said there isn't a player in the NFL that says a bad thing about Mike Tomlin. He thinks Mike Tomlin walks the fine line between being a players coach and disciplinarian. He also got into DeShaun Watson the player and offered his thoughts on how he would play if he does get onto the field this year. NEIL WALKER - Neil got into Sidney Crosby and athletes playing at an elite level later into their careers. Neil also weighed in on the Pirates hall of fame class. 

36m
Aug 08
NFL Writer Tyler Dunne

Tyler said there isn't a player in the NFL that says a bad thing about Mike Tomlin. He thinks Mike Tomlin walks the fine line between being a players coach and disciplinarian. He also got into DeShaun Watson the player and offered his thoughts on how he would play if he does get onto the field this year. 

10m
Aug 08
Mackey, Hathhorn, Breakfast bytes, James Harrison in the HoF?

Jason said he thinks Bonds was a notable omission from the Pirates hall of fame class. Jason says he thinks Sidney Crosby will play into his mid-40's. Jason said that he doesn't have a strong opinion on Trubisky v. Pickett, however he doesn't think Rudolph should have a real shot to win the job.  BREAKFAST BYTES- Kareem Hunt is looking for more money in Cleveland. JEFF HATHHORN - Jeff said the trend is that first round QB's are not usually inactive. He says only one game did a first round QB not dress in the last few years. He thinks Kenny Pickett will ultimately be the #2 QB! Jeff thinks Trubisky will get a few series on Saturday, the Rudolph will get the rest of the first half. He thinks Pickett will play the second half of the game. Jeff says Jaylen Warren has a really good shot to make this roster if he can play special teams this Saturday.  Is James Harrison HoF worthy? Dorin and Crowley both say "no." 

40m
Aug 08
Jeff Hathhorn

Jeff said the trend is that first round QB's are not usually inactive. He says only one game did a first round QB not dress in the last few years. He thinks Kenny Pickett will ultimately be the #2 QB! Jeff thinks Trubisky will get a few series on Saturday, the Rudolph will get the rest of the first half. He thinks Pickett will play the second half of the game. Jeff says Jaylen Warren has a really good shot to make this roster if he can play special teams this Saturday. 

7m
Aug 08
Jason Mackey

Jason said he thinks Bonds was a notable omission from the Pirates hall of fame class. Jason says he thinks Sidney Crosby will play into his mid-40's. Jason said that he doesn't have a strong opinion on Trubisky v. Pickett, however he doesn't think Rudolph should have a real shot to win the job. 

15m
Aug 08
Depth Chart breakdown! Get Money, The Five, Twitter Poll

We break down the first Steelers depth chart of the preseason. Crowley had a birdie whisper to him that the Steelers aren't thrilled w/ the center position at this point. Also, he heard Jaylen Warren is going to make this roster. We get into how we'd divvy up the reps for QB in the first preseason game. GET MONEY. THE FIVE! TWITTER POLL - How long will Sidney Crosby play at a high level? 

37m
Aug 08
Steelers Depth Chart Breakdown

We break down the first Steelers depth chart of the preseason. Crowley had a birdie whisper to him that the Steelers aren't thrilled w/ the center position at this point. Also, he heard Jaylen Warren is going to make this roster. We get into how we'd divvy up the reps for QB in the first preseason game. 

14m
Aug 08
Dressed like Paul Alexander

We get into Tom Selleck. How well did that dude do in the 1980's? We also laughed about Dorin and Paul Alexander wearing the same outfit today. 

14m
Aug 08
Wanny, Josh Rowntree, Epic Ending

Dave tells us how he used to get teams ready to play the first preseason game. He says the game has changed now. Dave talked about Diontae Johnson's situation and said he tried to stay out of that as a coach. On Mason Rudolph: "I thought he was the sleeper of the draft. I thought he was a sleeper who was going to be a star." On Mitch Trubisky: "I was one of the few people in Chicago who was a Mitch Trubisky fan...The intangibles are good." Dave also said he's good w/ the WVU game being game one. He liked playing a tougher team to start the season.  JOSH ROWNTREE Josh said T.J. Watt has actually surprised him this year. "I think this guy has another level in him." He said Dan Moore Jr. has taken a good step. Josh was surprised that the Diontae Johnson deal got done. He didn't think Johnson was going to take that low amount of money.  EPIC ENDING 

37m
Aug 05
Josh Rowntree on Diontae Johnson

Josh said T.J. Watt has actually surprised him this year. "I think this guy has another level in him." He said Dan Moore Jr. has taken a good step. Josh was surprised that the Diontae Johnson deal got done. He didn't think Johnson was going to take that low amount of money. 

5m
Aug 05
DAVE WANNSTEDT

Dave tells us how he used to get teams ready to play the first preseason game. He says the game has changed now. Dave talked about Diontae Johnson's situation and said he tried to stay out of that as a coach. On Mason Rudolph: "I thought he was the sleeper of the draft. I thought he was a sleeper who was going to be a star." On Mitch Trubisky: "I was one of the few people in Chicago who was a Mitch Trubisky fan...The intangibles are good." Dave also said he's good w/ the WVU game being game one. He liked playing a tougher team to start the season. 

17m
Aug 05
Diontae, Watson, Sellout!

We reset the Diontae Johnson topic and play a game where Crowley names WR's and Dorin says whether or not Diontae Johnson is better.  We reset our DeShaun Watson discussion from earlier in the show. What's it mean for the Steelers? We agree that if the Browns have a healthy Jimmy G that they would make the playoffs.  Acrisure stadium is sold out for the Backyard Brawl. Good natured ribbing ensues! 

35m
Aug 05
Peeing in a cup, Teryl Austin, Cleveland Sucks

Aaron Rodgers loves drugs. Dorin told a story about a "pee collecter" coming to his house in the middle of the offseason and telling him to take off all his clothes and pee in a cup. BREAKFAST BYTES- Dan Campbell is wild. We make fun of him. What if Kraig Riley talked to his staff the same way?? We revisit Dan Campbell briefly. Could his pep talk also relate to sex? Jeff Hathhorn caught up with Teryl Austin. Could Alex Highsmith hit double-digit sacks? If so, what would that mean for the defense? If WVU beats Pitt, Dorin has to wear the Mountaineer mascot uniform to the show that following Friday. If Pitt wins, Crowley must dress as a Pitt cheerleader. There's a massage therapist convention going on in Cleveland at the end of the month.  Dorin and Crowley call out Cleveland's morning show for defending Browns fans. 

41m
Aug 05
Diontae Johnson's contract, Twitter Poll, Get Money

We get into the Diontae Johnson contract. Who won the deal? We say the Steelers got a steal, but we get it from Diontae's standpoint. What's it mean to the QB battle? What's it mean for Chase Claypool? We give Omar Khan his roses. GET MONEY. What would it mean for the Steelers if DeShaun Watson is suspended for a full season? Dorin and Crowley get into it. Crowley says if Watson plays in one Steelers game, the Steelers miss the playoffs. If he plays both, the Steelers miss the playoffs. TWITTER POLL - Do you like the Diontae Johnson deal? Callers weigh in for a giveaway. 

43m
Aug 05