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Listen behind the Steel Curtain as Pro Bowl Cornerback and 2X Super Bowl Champion Ike Taylor talks the latest in Steelers nation along with Co-Host Mark Bergin!

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    Training camp is underway, Ike's West Coast adventure

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 40:29


    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discussed the start of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp at Heinz Field.The guys have their eyes on rookies Najee Harris and Pat Freiermuth ahead of the team's first preseason game on Aug. 5 against the Dallas Cowboys.Taylor and Bergin also talked about Aaron Rodgers' future with the Green Bay Packers. Bergin wonders whether Pittsburgh is a possible destination for Rodgers in 2022.Taylor talked about meeting Julius Erving in Las Vegas. He also discussed his visit to San Diego to see former Steelers teammates Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie KaczmarekSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Melvin Ingram offers OLB depth, Aaron Rodgers' future with Packers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 27:04

    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin react to the Pittsburgh Steelers signing three-time Pro Bowl edge rusher Melvin Ingram.They also discuss the report of Aaron Rodgers turning down a contract extension with the Green Bay Packers.The guys also talk about Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers tearing his Achilles.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie KaczmarekSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    ‘Hot Ben Summer,' Hanging with Troy P in Latrobe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 33:58

    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin react to the report of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger being in the best shape of his career.They also discuss Taylor's favorite memories of hanging out with Troy Polamalu and Steelers teammates during training camp in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.The guys also talk about the EA Sports announcement on July 20 of a beloved video game franchise, and about Taylor's trip to Las Vegas for a cigar convention. Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie KaczmarekSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Deciphering Devin Bush's tweets, Cowboys picked for 'Hard Knocks'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 37:41

    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin share their thoughts on Steelers linebacker Devin Bush's string of tweets.They also discuss HBO selecting the Dallas Cowboys to appear on "Hard Knocks."The guys talk about Scott Hanson's contract extension to continue hosting NFL RedZone, what Taylor bought with his first NFL contract and where he keeps his Super Bowl rings.Taylor is also talked about his plans to attend a cigar convention in Las Vegas.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie KaczmarekSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Dave Dameshek talks David DeCastro release, NFL preseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 48:08

    Friend of the show and football analyst Dave Dameshek recalled many hilarious stories about working with Ike Taylor at the NFL Network.The Pittsburgh native discussed his thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers' release of six-time Pro Bowl guard David DeCastro in favor of signing five-time Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner.Dameshek also talked about how the NFL preseason is meaningless.Follow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie KaczmarekPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Steelers release David DeCastro, Training camp in Pittsburgh again

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 31:34

    Mark Bergin shares his thoughts about the Pittsburgh Steelers' decision to cut six-time Pro Bowl guard David DeCastro.Bergin and Ike Taylor react to the NFL's decision that forces the Steelers to hold their training camp in Pittsburgh instead of in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, at Saint Vincent College.The guys talk about whether the Steelers should sign five-time Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner, who is still a free agent.Taylor and Bergin also discuss Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib becoming the first active NFL player to come out as gay.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie KaczmarekPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    T.J. Watt enters final year of contract, Le'Veon Bell drama

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 50:32

    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss who the Pittsburgh Steelers should prioritize signing to contract extensions. T.J. Watt, David DeCastro, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Joe Haden are each entering the final year of their deals.The guys also share their thoughts on former Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's comments. Bell said he would rather retire than play again for Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.Taylor and Bergin also talk about their top preseason storylines. The Steelers kick off their preseason on Aug. 8 against the Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame Game.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie KaczmarekPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Titans trade for Julio Jones, 'Money' Mayweather fights Logan Paul

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 33:56


    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss their reactions to the Tennessee Titans trading for wide receiver Julio Jones.They also talk about Sunday night's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul.Bergin asks Taylor about how he came up with "Swaggin' U."Taylor also shares the best prank he pulled on a teammate.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie KaczmarekPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.


    Steelers' position battles, Could the Chiefs go undefeated?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 46:34

    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss four position battles the Steelers have going into OTAs.Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins are expected to compete for the backup quarterback spot.Running backs Anthony McFarland, Benny Snell Jr. and Jaylen Samuels will compete to back up Najee Harris.Taylor and Bergin also talk about which former Steelers player they would magically add to the current roster.Other topics include which wide receiver Julio Jones will play for in 2021, whether the Kansas City Chiefs can go undefeated and which would be the best team on HBO's "Hard Knocks."Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie KaczmarekPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Julio's future, Big Ben's final year? Ambidextrous QBs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 44:59

    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin open up the mailbag to questions from listeners and viewers of the "Bleav in Steelers" podcast.Topics include the future of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and whether the 2021 season will be the last for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.Bergin also asks Taylor about the Steelers' best training camp entrances, the best Steelers basketball player and the likelihood of seeing an ambidextrous NFL quarterback.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Nick Collins talks Packers career, Super Bowl 45 & Aaron Rodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 36:11

    Former Green Bay Packers All-Pro safety Nick Collins discussed his seven-year NFL career.Despite a career-ending neck injury, Collins is a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, the Bethune-Cookman University Hall of Fame and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.Collins shared his memories of playing in Super Bowl 45, which included a pick 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also talked about playing alongside Aaron Rodgers, Charles Woodson and Atari Bigby.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Steelers' 2021 schedule released

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 49:17

    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin react to the release of the Pittsburgh Steelers' 2021 regular-season schedule.This year marks the first time the NFL will play a 17-game regular season.Both Taylor and Bergin believe the Steelers will win double-digit games despite oddsmakers setting their win total at 8.5.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Steelers draft RB Najee Harris + NFL Draft reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 39:56

    The guys react to the Pittsburgh Steelers' selection of Alabama running back Najee Harris in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.They also discuss the Steelers' picks of Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth, Illinois offensive lineman Kendrick Green and Georgia Tech punter Pressley Harvin III.Ike Taylor shares why he thinks the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins had the best selections in the 2021 NFL Draft.Taylor and Mark Bergin also talk about the Steelers declining safety Terrell Edmunds fifth-year option, quarterback Mason Rudolph's one-year extension and whether the Steelers should sign free-agent offensive tackle Charles Leno.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Draft day! Ike Taylor reveals his 2021 NFL Mock Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 72:48

    Host Ike Taylor reveals his picks for the 2021 NFL Draft if he were the general managers of each team picking Thursday night in the first round.Fellow host Mark Bergin explains why the draft gets interesting depending on which player the San Francisco 49ers take with the third overall pick.Taylor believes the first four teams picking should select quarterbacks. He also unveils who he thinks the Steelers should take with the 24th pick in the draft.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Chuks Okorafor moves to LT, Justin Layne arrested

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 55:42

    "Bleav in Steelers" hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers moving Chuks Okorafor to the left tackle position.They also talk about the likelihood of a suspension or a fine after cornerback Justin Layne's arrest.Taylor reveals his top five cornerbacks and top five safeties in the 2021 NFL Draft.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Over/under win totals set + top LBs in NFL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 47:28

    Oddsmakers set the Pittsburgh Steelers' over/under win total at 8.5 for the 2021 regular season.Mark Bergin explains why he thinks this number is too low considering head coach Mike Tomlin hasn't had a losing season entering his 15th year with the Steelers.Bergin and co-host Ike Taylor discuss the over/under win totals for the rest of the AFC North teams.Taylor also reveals his top five inside and outside linebackers ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Mike Tomlin signs 3-year extension, Vince Williams is back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 41:35

    Mike Tomlin agreed to a three-year contract to remain with the Pittsburgh Steelers through the 2024 season.Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin also react to the news of the Steelers re-signing linebacker Vince Williams.The guys discuss their thoughts about the career of Alex Smith, who has announced his retirement.Taylor also provides his top five defensive ends and defensive tackles headed into the 2021 NFL Draft.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    James Conner signs with Cardinals, Julian Edelman retires

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 32:55

    Running back James Conner signed a contract with the Arizona Cardinals to fill the void left by Kenyan Drake.Drake was the Cardinals' leading rusher in 2020 and signed with the Las Vegas Raiders.Hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin debate whether wide receiver Julian Edelman is worthy of making the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Taylor also provides his top five tight ends in the 2021 NFL Draft.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Agent Leigh Steinberg talks representing Patrick Mahomes & ‘Jerry Maguire’

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 44:41


    Legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg discussed how he's had success during his 47 years negotiating NFL contracts.Steinberg has represented an NFL record eight different first-overall picks and 64 different first-round draft picks.He talked about his consulting roles in the movies "Jerry Maguire" and "Any Given Sunday," along with what's it like to represent Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek


    Steelers QB situation + NFL adopts 17-game regular season

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 52:48

    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss the future of the quarterback position for the Steelers since Ben Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins are only under contract through 2021.The guys also talk about the Steelers hosting the Seahawks as part of the NFL's expansion to a 17-game regular season.Taylor also provides his top five wide receivers in the 2021 NFL Draft.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Steelers cut CB Steven Nelson + Deshaun Watson lawsuits

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 45:07

    The Steelers decided to cut Steven Nelson, which leaves the team thin at the cornerback position.Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin explain how the Steelers will likely fill this void in the 2021 NFL Draft.The guys also offer their perspective on the video of the Chase Claypool bar fight, and the civil lawsuits against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.Taylor shares memories of his Pro Day at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and unveils his top five offensive linemen headed into the 2021 NFL Draft. Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    JuJu re-signs with Steelers + NFL free agent frenzy

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 38:50

    Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is re-signing a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mark Bergin provides his instant reaction to the news.Bergin and co-host Ike Taylor discuss what the future holds for former Steelers players, including Bud Dupree, Vince Williams and Mike Hilton.The guys talk about how Alex Highsmith, Robert Spillane and Cam Sutton will fill the voids.Taylor told the story about when he met Williams while the linebacker was still in high school, and about what it was like when other free-agent players would sign with the Steelers.Bergin thinks NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald has helped several players receive big paydays.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Bye, bye Bud + Mailbag questions + Top RBs in 2021 NFL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 36:17

    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin react to the Pittsburgh Steelers' decision not to apply the franchise tag on outside linebacker Bud Dupree.The guys discuss the Steelers' biggest offseason needs, JuJu Smith-Schuster's future and why they think the Steelers won't select a running back with the 24th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.They also answer mailbag questions from listeners of the "Bleav in Steelers" podcast.Taylor breaks down his top five rookie running backs ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    J.J. Watt to sign with Cardinals, Top 5 rookie QBs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 30:09

    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss their thoughts on J.J. Watt choosing to sign with the Arizona Cardinals.Taylor also gives his top five rookie quarterbacks ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Big Ben to return in 2021 for the Steelers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 28:17

    Ben Roethlisberger is set to return in 2021 for what looks like one final season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin debate if this is the best move for the Steelers in the 2021 season and beyond.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    NFL writer John McClain talks future of Deshaun Watson & J.J. Watt

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 19:20

    Houston Chronicle reporter John McClain has covered the NFL for 45 years.McClain discussed what he thinks the future holds for quarterback Deshaun Watson and free agent edge rusher J.J. Watt.Watt could sign with several contending teams, including the Steelers, Browns, Titans, Packers or Buccaneers.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Alan Faneca, Bill Nunn elected to Hall of Fame + Super Bowl recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 36:46


    Steelers guard Alan Faneca and scout Bill Nunn are members of the 2021 class for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin provide their reactions on the prestigious honor.The guys also recap Super Bowl 55, which Taylor attended in Tampa, Florida, at Raymond James Stadium with his son Ivan.Taylor and Bergin also explain why Aaron Donald won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award over T.J. Watt. Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek


    RIP Patricia Rooney, Stupid Super Bowl Media Day questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 36:07


    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin pay tribute to Patricia Rooney, the wife of the late Steelers chairman Dan Rooney.Patricia Rooney died Saturday at home. She was 88.Taylor explained the special bond he shares with the Rooney family.The guys also discuss stupid Super Bowl Media Day questions from Taylor's experience playing in three of them.Taylor and Bergin also talk about several Super Bowl 55 prop bets.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek


    Super Bowl 55 matchup set, Tom Brady is Benjamin Button

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 39:14


    The Super Bowl 55 matchup is set between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss Scotty Miller’s touchdown reception late in the first half of the NFC Championship game.Taylor and Bergin also discuss Packers head coach Matt LaFleur’s decision to kick a field goal late in the fourth quarter instead of allowing Aaron Rodgers and the offense to go for it on 4th down.The guys critique Rodgers’ leadership in the postgame news conference.Taylor and Bergin make their picks for Super Bowl 55.They also talk about the Steelers signing quarterback Dwayne Haskins to a one-year deal, and whether center Maurkice Pouncey should retire.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek


    Patrick Mahomes' health looms over Championship Sunday

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 30:11


    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss the AFC and NFC Championship games ahead of Sunday.Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes remains in concussion protocol as of Tuesday morning.The guys discuss the playmaking abilities of Devin White and Antoine Winfield Jr. on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense.They also talk about Drew Brees' legacy, Tom Brady's run at the age of 43 and the best matchups for Super Bowl 55.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek


    Randy Fichtner out as OC + NFL Divisional Round picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 55:58


    The Pittsburgh Steelers have decided not to renew the contract of offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner.Ike Taylor explained why the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger must commit to the running game in the 2021 season, regardless of who replaces Fichtner.Taylor and Mark Bergin discussed Chase Claypool's recent comments about losing to the Cleveland Browns.The guys made their picks against the spread for the NFL Divisional Round. They also talked about the New York Jets hiring Robert Saleh and the Jacksonville Jaguars hiring Urban Meyer.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek


    Steelers' season ends in blowout loss to Browns + Big Ben's future

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 49:35

    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin react to the Pittsburgh Steelers' 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Sunday night's AFC Wild Card game.The guys break down what went wrong for the Steelers, and Ben Roethlisberger's future in Pittsburgh.The Steelers got dominated at the line of scrimmage, which helped the Browns get out to a 28-0 lead to start the game.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    NFL Wild Card weekend is here + JuJu's quote about the Browns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2021 53:10

    Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers hosting the Cleveland Browns on Sunday night in their AFC Wild Card game.Kevin Stefanski will not coach for the Browns because he tested positive for COVID-19. However, Bergin points out that the bigger loss for the Browns is playing without Pro Bowl left guard Joel Bitonio.Also, Bergin trusts Steelers kicker Chris Boswell much more than Browns kicker Cody Parkey.Taylor and Bergin also discuss how several media members did not put JuJu Smith-Schuster’s comments about the Browns into proper context.The guys also make their picks against the spread ahead of Wild Card weekend, and debate the NFL’s most desirable head-coaching vacancies.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Steelers and Browns set for playoff rubber match

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 26:28

    The Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) will play Cleveland Browns (11-5) again in the AFC Wild Card game.Ike Taylor describes what it's like to play an AFC North team three times in one season.Mark Bergin thinks the Steelers will win the playoff game over the Browns because of the players due back that didn't play in Week 17.Bergin also believes Mason Rudolph is not the successor to Ben Roethlisberger, especially with the young quarterback talent in the AFC North.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Kings of the (AFC) North, Big Ben delivers in second-half comeback

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 41:51

    Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw three second-half touchdown passes to help the Steelers erase a 17-point deficit in a comeback win over the Colts.Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss how Diontae Johnson, T.J. Watt and Mike Hilton made key plays against the Colts.The Steelers are winners of the AFC North for the first time since the 2017 season.Taylor and Bergin talked about the Steelers' struggles in the running game, and how that bodes for the team with the playoffs around the corner.The Steelers could also play spoiler against the Browns in Week 17.Other topics discussed include the Dolphins' quarterback situation with Tua Tagovailoa and Ryan Fitzpatrick, and how Taylor thinks the Bills pose as a threat to the Chiefs in the AFC.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Losing streak continues, JuJu's TikTok dances & RIP Kevin Greene

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 47:03

    The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their third consecutive game in the 27-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football.The Steelers' offense struggled again, committed three turnovers and played poorly in the first half.Ike Taylor thinks Ben Roethlisberger played his worst game of the season.Mark Bergin explains why he thinks JuJu Smith-Schuster’s midfield dances on TikTok are a distraction.Bergin compared it to when former Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens wore a "Pittsburgh started it" T-shirt after the November 2019 brawl between Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolph. He also compared it to when T. J. Houshmandzadeh wiped his feet with the Terrible Towel during a December 2005 game at Heinz Field.Taylor and Bergin pay tribute to Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Kevin Greene, who died Monday at the age of 58.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

    Steelers limp into Monday night matchup against Bengals

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 46:48

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost two consecutive games headed into their Week 15 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football.Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss how the Steelers need to get healthy as they prepare for the postseason push.It's no secret the Steelers have struggled to run the ball in the last several weeks.Taylor believes the Steelers need to find a successor to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the upcoming offseason.Looking at the other AFC North teams, Bergin thinks Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is more likely to have long-term success compared to Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Steelers upset by WFT for first loss of 2020 season

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 56:50


    The Pittsburgh Steelers are no longer undefeated after losing to the Washington Football Team.Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin explain how this could actually benefit the Steelers in the long run.However, the Steelers must improve their running game and their receivers must catch more passes as the team prepares to take on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday Night Football.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek


    Bud Dupree tears ACL, but Steelers remain undefeated

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 39:51

    The Pittsburgh Steelers remain undefeated after their 19-14 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday afternoon football.However, outside linebacker Bud Dupree will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin explain the difficulty for the Steelers to remain unbeaten considering their injuries and the "junior varsity" performance against the Ravens.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Unbeaten Steelers prepare for Ravens on Thanksgiving night

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 43:24

    The Pittsburgh Steelers remain unbeaten after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-3.The Steelers had four interceptions of Jaguars quarterback Jake Luton, including two from Minkah Fitzpatrick and two from Terrell EdmundsRookie receiver Chase Claypool scored his 10th touchdown of the season in as many games. He is one touchdown away from tying the Steelers' rookie record.Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discussed the Steelers' Thanksgiving night matchup against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.The Ravens are set to play without multiple players because of COVID-19, including running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins.Taylor believes Thursday night's game is the Raven's "Super Bowl," considering Baltimore would not make the playoffs if the season ended headed into Week 12.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    No practice, no problem: Big Ben throws for 4 TDs in win over Bengals

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2020 35:05

    The Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 9-0 for the first time in franchise history after their 36-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.Ben Roethlisberger threw for four touchdowns in the victory despite not practicing for most of the week because he was put on the team's COVID-19 list.Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss whether the Steelers could go undefeated and how the team will find Roethlisberger's successor.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Big Ben, Vince Williams and Co. added to Steelers' COVID-19 list

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 19:50

    Ben Roethlisberger, Vince Williams and two other Pittsburgh Steelers were added to the team's COVID-19 list.There is still the possibility the four players play in Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. However, they must isolate for five days.Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss what's ahead for the Steelers after the team has started out 8-0 for the first time in franchise history.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Steelers beat Ravens to stay unbeaten: Cam Heyward, Tyson Alualu injured

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 32:04

    The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 28-24 on Sunday to remain unbeaten.Starting defensive linemen Tyson Alualu and Cameron Heyward left the game because of injuries.Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin talked about how the Steelers must prepare for the possibility of playing the next few games without both players.They also discussed how Ben Roethlisberger played better in the second half of Sunday's game, and how Robert Spillane has filled in nicely for the injured Devin Bush.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Nashville journalist Cameron Taylor talks Steelers-Titans, AFC playoff race

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 32:58

    Nashville reporter Cameron Taylor joined the show to discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers' victory over the Tennessee Titans in Week 7 of the 2020 NFL season.Taylor talked about what Nissan Stadium and Nashville have been like throughout the COVID-19 pandemic."Bleav in Steelers" hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin spoke about the keys to the Steelers' 6-0 start.The guys think the Steelers and Titans could play again in the playoffs.Next Sunday, the Steelers play on the road against the Baltimore Ravens.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Steelers to play Titans in Week 7 matchup of undefeated teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 31:43

    Ahead of the Week 7 matchup between the Steelers and Titans, "Bleav in Steelers" hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin hosted a special Bleav Podcast Network cross-show with "Bleav in Titans" hosts Denard Walker and Davey Hudson.The guys discussed season-ending injuries to Steelers linebacker Devin Bush and Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan.Ultimately, the game will likely come down to whether the Steelers defense can slow down Titans running back Derrick Henry.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

    James Farrior talks being named to Steelers Hall of Honor

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 26:39

    Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Farrior discussed what it meant to him to be named to the team's Ring of Honor 2020 class.The two-time Super Bowl champion also discussed his memories playing for the Steelers from 2002-2011.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Chase Claypool goes full 'Mapletron' in win over Eagles

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 42:11

    Chase Claypool set the Pittsburgh Steelers' franchise record with four touchdowns in the team's 38-29 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.The Steelers have their first 4-0 start since 1979.In Week 6, the Steelers will play the Cleveland Browns.It marks Myles Garrett's first game against the Steelers since last November's brawl.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    'Battle of Pennsylvania': Steelers to have fans against Eagles

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2020 33:40

    The Pittsburgh Steelers will have about 5,500 fans present Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field in their Week 5 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.Coach Mike Tomlin has a 9-4 record coming off a bye week during his tenure with the Steelers."As Always, Go Birds" podcast host Darius Jackson joined the show to preview the Steelers-Eagles game."Bleav in Steelers" host Mark Bergin and Jackson discussed what the future holds for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.Follow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Darius Jackson on social media: TwitterIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Steelers win the 'Watt Bowl' to stay unbeaten

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2020 43:10

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are among seven NFL teams with a 3-0 record after the first three weeks of the 2020 NFL regular season.Ike Taylor believes the Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs will play in the AFC Championship game.Mark Bergin explains why he thinks the Chiefs are the AFC's best team, while he believes the Green Bay Packers are the NFC's best.Taylor and Bergin discuss the Steelers' Week 4 matchup against the undefeated Tennessee Titans.Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Steelers start 2-0, Pass rush knocks out Drew Lock

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2020 42:05

    The Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 2-0 after a 26-21 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 2.Mark Bergin and Ike Taylor discussed their reactions to the game, which was the tale of two halves.The Steelers' defense dominated at times with seven sacks and two takeaways, but they were better in the first half compared to the second.Most importantly, the Steelers avoided the injury bug that seemed to plague many of the NFL's star players in Week 2.Follow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

    Big Ben is back! Steelers stop Saquon Barkley on Monday Night Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2020 25:26

    Ben Roethlisberger led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 26-16 win over the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.It marked Roethlisberger's first game back since his season-ending elbow injury a year ago.Mark Bergin and Ike Taylor discuss Big Ben's connection with receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.They also talk about how Benny Snell filled in for James Conner, who left the game with an ankle injury.It appears a knee injury will force offensive tackle Zach Banner to miss the remainder of the season.The Steelers' defense held Giants running back Saquon Barkley to 6 rushing yards on 15 carries.Follow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramFollow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIntro Music: Louie Kaczmarek

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