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Former Steelers defensive back Ike Taylor spent 12 seasons in Pittsburgh while winning two Super Bowls with the franchise. Taylor was the epitome of consistency with the Steelers, playing in all 16 games for six of his seasons. Now Taylor is a highly reputable media analyst, joined by reporter Mark Bergin. Tune in as Bergin and Taylor highlight everything you need to know about Kenny Pickett, Najee Harris, T.J. Watt, and the whole Steelers squad.

Former Steelers defensive back Ike Taylor spent 12 seasons in Pittsburgh while winning two Super Bowls with the franchise. Taylor was the epitome of consistency with the Steelers, playing in all 16 games for six of his seasons. Now Taylor is a highly reputable media analyst, joined by reporter Mark Bergin. Tune in as Bergin and Taylor highlight everything you need to know about Kenny Pickett, Najee Harris, T.J. Watt, and the whole Steelers squad.

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Former Steelers defensive back Ike Taylor spent 12 seasons in Pittsburgh while winning two Super Bowls with the franchise. Taylor was the epitome of consistency with the Steelers, playing in all 16 games for six of his seasons. Now Taylor is a highly reputable media analyst, joined by reporter Mark Bergin. Tune in as Bergin and Taylor highlight everything you need to know about Kenny Pickett, Najee Harris, T.J. Watt, and the whole Steelers squad.

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Episodes

Kenny Pickett era gets underway in loss to Jets

10/3/2022
"Bleav in Steelers" host Mark Bergin is joined by "Bleav in Jets" host Andrew Golden to discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers' loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. The guys share their observations about Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett, who made his NFL regular season debut in the second half. They also discuss whether Pickett or Mitch Trubisky should start for the Steelers moving forward. Other topics include: Zach Wilson's 2022 debut after missing the first three games, the Kansas...

Duration:00:46:24

Minkah Fitzpatrick enters concussion protocol ahead of Jets game

9/29/2022
Hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin share their thoughts ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Week 4 game against the New York Jets. Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is in concussion protocol ahead of the game. The guys discuss whether Fitzpatrick will play, and which players will need to step up if he can’t. Montravius Adams is also due to start at nose tackle ahead of Tyson Alualu The Jets could get quarterback Zach Wilson back, but left tackle George Fant is on IR. The guys share their...

Duration:00:42:24

When will Mike Tomlin start Kenny Pickett?

9/26/2022
“Bleav in Steelers” hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin share their thoughts after the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss on Thursday Night Football to the Cleveland Browns. The guys debate whether Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin should consider starting rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett over Mitch Trubisky. Through three games, the Steelers are averaging 18 points per game with Trubisky as the starter. The guys also discuss what offensive adjustments the Steelers should make. Other topics include...

Duration:00:38:36

Run defense faces test against Browns on Thursday night

9/21/2022
Hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin preview the Thursday Night Football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns. The guys discuss what offensive adjustments they think the Steelers should make, including getting rookie wide receiver George Pickens the football. They also share how the Steelers' run defense will get tested trying to stop Browns running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Ike recalled the 2004 pregame fight between former Steelers linebacker Joey Porter and...

Duration:00:49:15

Offense struggles in home loss to Patriots

9/19/2022
Hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin share their thoughts about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 17-14 home loss to the New England Patriots. The guys discuss how the Steelers offense must improve in the coming weeks, and how soon the team should start Kenny Pickett. Other topics include how all four AFC North teams lost on Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers putting Jimmy Garoppolo on the field after Trey Lance’s ankle injury, Tua Tagovailoa playing the best game of his NFL career and the Green Bay...

Duration:00:38:43

T.J. Watt to miss at least six weeks as Steelers host Pats in Week 2

9/15/2022
Hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin share their thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense after an upset win in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals. The NFL named safety Minkah Fitzpatrick as the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance. The guys discuss how the Steelers will cope without T.J. Watt, who is expected to miss at least six weeks with a pectoral injury. Running back Najee Harris is expected to play Sunday against the New England Patriots after leaving the Week 1...

Duration:00:42:11

T.J. Watt, Najee Harris injured in Steelers' OT win over Bengals

9/12/2022
"Bleav in Steelers" host Mark Bergin reacts to the Pittsburgh Steelers' 23-20 overtime win against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. The big question is how much time will T.J. Watt (pectoral) and Najee Harris (ankle) miss with their respective injuries? Bergin argues that the Steelers will miss Harris more than Watt. Bergin explains how the defense balled out against the Bengals while the offense struggled, especially the offensive line. Bergin also provides his reactions to Week 1 of...

Duration:00:14:01

Mitch Trubisky to start Week 1 against Bengals, Kenny Pickett to serve as backup QB

9/8/2022
“Bleav in Steelers” hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss how quarterback Mitch Trubisky will start for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals. The guys share their thoughts on how the quarterback battle played out between Trubisky, rookie Kenny Pickett and Mason Rudolph. Other topics include other observations from the Steelers’ depth chart, the team naming its captains, the Steelers deciding to retire Franco Harris’ No. 32 jersey and keys to the Week 1...

Duration:00:39:30

Announcer Ian Eagle talks Steelers post-Roethlisberger, meetings with Mike Tomlin

8/31/2022
Legendary broadcaster Ian Eagle from the NFL on CBS, the NBA on TNT and the YES Network joins the “Bleav in Steelers” show as a guest. Topics include the Pittsburgh Steelers in the post-Ben Roethlisberger era, meeting with head coach Mike Tomlin and Eagle’s endeavors as a broadcaster since 1992. Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Follow Mark Bergin on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube Intro Music: Louie Kaczmarek Ike Taylor Swaggin U'...

Duration:00:39:39

Mitch vs. Kenny: Which QB should start in Week 1?

8/29/2022
Hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin share their thoughts on which quarterback should start for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1 of the 2022 regular season between Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett. The guys share their thoughts from the Steelers’ preseason win over the Detroit Lions. The Steelers have also hired Ike as a scout. Plus, Mark is going to visit Pittsburgh Oct. 2 against the Jets. Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Follow Mark Bergin on social media:...

Duration:00:36:39

Kenny Pickett balls out again in preseason, Pay Lamar Jackson!

8/22/2022
Hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin share their thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The guys discuss how it’s going to be tough for the Steelers to keep rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett off the field during the regular season. Other topics include whether the Baltimore Ravens should sign quarterback Lamar Jackson to a long-term contract extension, and how Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith has decided to end his hold-in to play the final...

Duration:00:48:11

Legendary agent Leigh Steinberg talks historic NFL contracts, broadcast rights and NIL deals

8/18/2022
Legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg joined the show as a guest to discuss several record-setting NFL contracts, including safety Derwin James’ new deal with the Los Angeles Chargers. Steinberg, who is the real-life “Jerry Maguire,” also discussed the role tech giants like Amazon will play in the future of NFL broadcasting rights. He also shared whether the NFL will ever expand to Europe and the role of NIL in college football. Lastly, he shared whether a “Jerry Maguire” sequel will come...

Duration:00:30:15

Diontae Johnson signs extension, Jeremy McNichols put on IR

8/8/2022
Hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin share their thoughts about wide receiver Diontae Johnson signing a contract extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The guys also discuss Jeremy McNichols’ shoulder injury, and where that puts the state of the Steelers’ running back room. Other topics include Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt requesting a trade, and predicting the five players to make the 2023 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Follow Ike Taylor on social media: Facebook, Twitter,...

Duration:00:31:01

Deshaun Watson suspended 6 games, Ike visits Steelers training camp

8/1/2022
“Bleav in Steelers” hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin share their thoughts about the Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson facing a six-game suspension. Taylor shares his experiences in Latrobe for the Pittsburgh Steelers' training camp as he helps the team’s scouting department ahead of the 2022 season. The guys share their thoughts on the back and forth between defensive lineman Cam Heyward and the recently retired Ben Roethlisberger. Other topics include Minkah Fitzpatrick...

Duration:00:37:15

Return to Latrobe for training camp! Questionable ‘Madden’ ratings

7/25/2022
Hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers’ return to Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, for the 2022 training camp. It’s the Steelers’ first time in Latrobe since the 2019 season. The guys discuss questionable ratings in the upcoming “Madden 23” video game. It includes how T.J. Watt isn’t a 99 overall, Minkah Fitzpatrick isn’t a top 10 overall safety, Najee Harris isn’t a top 10 running back and Ja’Marr Chase isn’t a top 10 wide receiver. Other topics...

Duration:00:54:36

Baker Mayfield traded to Panthers, Steelers QB battle

7/18/2022
Hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin share their thoughts on the Carolina Panthers’ trade for Baker Mayfield. They also discuss the Steelers’ top training camp battles. It includes Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett battling for the starting quarterback position. It also includes which running back will emerge as the Robin to Najee Harris’ Batman. Taylor and Bergin also debate which Steelers player will be the next Hall of Famer other than Ben Roethlisberger. The guys also talk about reports of...

Duration:00:48:58

Dave Dameshek discusses Steelers’ D, Browns trading Baker Mayfield

7/13/2022
“Minus Three” podcast host Dave Dameshek joins Mark Bergin to discuss which AFC teams will miss the playoffs in the 2022 season. The guys also share their thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers hiring Brian Flores after he got fired by the Miami Dolphins, and whether the Steelers’ defense can carry the team to the playoffs. Dameshek points out how Minkah Fitzpatrick couldn’t play as freely last season compared to the 2019 and 2020 seasons. It’s largely due to the Steelers’ run defense ranked...

Duration:00:28:16

Dave Dameshek talks Heinz Field getting renamed, Steelers QB battle

7/11/2022
“Minus Three” and “Extra Points” podcast host Dave Dameshek joins the show to discuss the exhibition boxing match between Le’Veon Bell and Adrian Peterson. He also shares his thoughts on Heinz Field getting renamed, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback battle between Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett, Lamar Jackson entering the final year of his rookie contract with the Baltimore Ravens and whether Deshaun Watson will play in the 2022 season for the Cleveland Browns. Follow Dave Dameshek on...

Duration:00:43:40

When will Kenny Pickett start? Lamar Jackson’s contract situation

7/5/2022
Hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss how soon the Pittsburgh Steelers should start first-round selection Kenny Pickett in the 2022 season. The guys also share their thoughts on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson entering the final year of his rookie contract. Taylor said he thinks Jackson should hold out until coming to a lucrative extension with the Ravens. Taylor and Bergin also discuss USC and UCLA moving to the Big Ten in the 2024 season. Follow Ike Taylor on social media:...

Duration:00:38:32

T.J. Watt nominated for an ESPY, Le’Veon Bell vs. AP in boxing match

6/29/2022
Hosts Ike Taylor and Mark Bergin discuss T.J. Watt’s nomination for best NFL player at the 2022 ESPY Awards. They also discuss Deshaun Watson’s disciplinary hearing, and the possibility Baker Mayfield returns as the Cleveland Browns’ quarterback in 2022. Taylor is planning to attend the July 30 boxing match between former Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Taylor and Bergin also discuss their top Fourth of July food and...

Duration:00:44:30