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Madden Monday: Mark Madden and Tim Benz on Steelers optimism, and Pirates pity

Tim Benz
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scrambles Friday during practice at Saint Vincent College.

In this week’s Madden Monday, Mark Madden of 105.9 the X joins me to discuss the NFL MVP odds. Why are Ben Roethlisberger’s so poor? Mark seems to think it has a lot to do with off-the-field perception.

Then there’s the expanded Hall of Fame voting this year — another Steeler of the 1970s may get in. Mark and I debate which one it should be.

There’s a lot of happy talk about the attitude around Steelers training camp. That’s great. But I’m not sure it’ll translate into more wins. We’ll hear what Mark thinks.

There is no such positive discussion regarding the Pirates. I think they will be even worse in 2020. Let’s see if Mark has the same opinion.

The two of us also kick around the beer drinking skills of Baker Mayfield.

LISTEN: Mark Madden and Tim Benz talk about Steelers optimism and Pirates pity

Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

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