The North Shore Drive Sports Podcast

     

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November 12, 2019 Minkah Fitzpatrick leads Steelers' defensive resurgence 
Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo discuss the renaissance of the Steelers' defense and how much it can be credited to the trade for Minkah Fitzpatrick. Plus, they discuss what it means to be a franchise quarterback in 2019 and make a prediction for Thursday night's game against the Browns. 
 
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"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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November 06, 2019 Penguins feeling good despite tight losses, injuries

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo analyze the goalies' cold snap, why they like how the team is playing despite some tough losses, and - surprise, surprise - key injuries. They also dive in to the surprising special teams and a gem on the fourth line before handing out their Stick Taps for the week.

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"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
November 06, 2019 Are the Steelers holding Mason Rudolph back?

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo evaluate the Steelers at the halfway point and question whether Mason Rudolph has been the quarterback they expected. They also hand out their midseason MVP award and analyze whether the Steelers should hand out a big contract to Bud Dupree after the season. 

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November 01, 2019 New offensive heroes emerge for Steelers
Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo analyze the quiet trade deadline, their concerns for the running game and red flags raised from the scare against the Dolphins. Plus, they examine how Diontae Johnson could be following JuJu Smith-Schuster's career path and give their predictions for the Colts game. 
 
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October 31, 2019 Will Evgeni Malkin's return change how Penguins play?
Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo break down the Erik Gudbranson trade and what it means for the team's solid defense, and they give stick taps to the AHL reinforcements who helped the team stay afloat. Plus, they dive deep into Evgeni Malkin's return and what it means for the Penguins' playing style moving forward. 
 
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October 29, 2019 Impressions from meeting with Pirates owner Bob Nutting
Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Nubyjas Wilborn share thoughts from a sit-down interview with owner Bob Nutting and whether they feel the team is headed in the right direction under new leadership. Plus, they discuss the ongoing search for a new GM and manager. 
 
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License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) 
October 25, 2019 Steelers-Dolphins a must-win game ... or is it a can't-lose?
Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo break down Monday night's matchup with the Dolphins, discuss the realistic playoff chances and look into the future to see if this Pittsburgh defense is trending toward one of the league's best units.
 
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October 24, 2019 Why was Frank Coonelly the Pirates' front-office scapegoat?
Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Nubyjas Wilborn discuss their first impressions from the departure of president Frank Coonelly, why he took the fall for the team's struggles and what new executive Travis Williams can do any differently. They also discuss their top choices for manager as the candidates continue going elsewhere. 
 
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October 22, 2019 College Football updates: Have Pitt and Penn State performed as expected?

Penn State writer Mike Persak and Pitt writers John McGonigal and Craig Meyer discuss how the two teams have played up to this point and pick midway MVPs. They also talk about what the future could look like for the Nittany Lions and Panthers.

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October 16, 2019 Steelers' off week comes at perfect time during 'fragile state'
Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo break down Duck Hodges' surprising performance in a win over the Chargers, why this is still Mason Rudolph's team moving forward and the standout performance from the defense, highlighted by rookie Devin Bush. 
 
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