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Podcast: Tim Benz, Mark Madden on why the Steelers failed to make playoffs

Tim Benz
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) watches the end of the Cleveland Browns play against the Baltimore Ravens as the game is shown on the scoreboard screen after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in their NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The Ravens won diminishing the Steelers chances of making the playoffs. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The final “Madden Monday” podcast of 2018 is also the final “Madden Monday” of the Steelers season.

I’m joined by Trib columnist and 105.9 FM host Mark Madden. We talk about the elimination of the Steelers on Sunday, glaring reasons as to why it happened and the hope for change that probably won’t occur in 2019.

LISTEN: Tim Benz, Mark Madden on why the Steelers didn’t make the playoffs

Ben Roethlisberger is lobbying for continuity. Why? Are things ever going to get better under Mike Tomlin?

We also talk some Penguins because, well, it’s hockey season full-time now.

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