Cam Heyward

Cam Heyward Still Playing Key Role While On IR

He is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive leader. And so even though he’s been confined to the sidelines for the rest of the season, the result of a torn pectoral, he’s still lending a helping hand to the rest of the team. Sitting down with Missi Matthews on Steelers’ Nation Radio, Keith…


Heyward, Wheaton Placed On Injured Reserve; Dupree Activated

The Pittsburgh Steelers have sent two players to injured reserve today, shutting down their seasons. DE Cameron Heyward and WR Markus Wheaton were place don IR, the team announced minutes ago. Bud Dupree has officially been activated to the 53 man roster while Daryl Richardson was called up from the…


Breaking: Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Out For The Season

The worst-case rumors have been confirmed by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward as he announced on his Instagram page he will miss the rest of the season with a pectoral injury. I would like to thank everyone who has been in my corner this season. It pains me to…


Steelers Vs Cowboys Positional Grades

What is being called one of the two best games of the year so far in the NFL happened to end in heartbreak for the Pittsburgh Steelers as Sunday’s home loss to the Dallas Cowboys marked four straight losses this season, dropping the Steelers’ record to 4-5. While it was…


Don’t Buy Into Tomlin’s Explanation For Run Defense Woes

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ run defense is a problem. That much is obvious to everyone. The why is a lot more interesting. In his post game press conference yesterday, Mike Tomlin sought an explanation.  “We acknowledge schematically we were willing to bleed a little bit in the run game in an effort to…



Next Man Up A Philosophy Pittsburgh Acts On

Walk into any locker room in the NFL and you’ll hear the same sentiment. Everyone has a role, everyone has a chance, everyone can contribute. It’s trite and it’s easy to say. But there’s arguably no one in the NFL who acts it out better, or unfortunately, more often than…


Steelers’ Defensive Charting Notes: First Four Weeks

From the first month of the season, our nuggets of info based on the weekly charting I conduct. Ok, big picture stuff. These are all out of 274 total defensive snaps. – You and I love hearing about personnel groupings so let’s start there. Nickel: 64.2% (176/274) 3-4: 20.4% (56/274)…


Keith Butler Confirms He Showed Chiefs New Looks Sunday

I don’t think you needed him to confirm what your eyes saw but Keith Butler admitted he was more aggressive against the Kansas City Chiefs. And he needed to be in order to restart, or just plain start, a pass rush that was abysmal the first three weeks. By game’s…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Chiefs

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 43-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. First Half – Kick coverage team left to right: Shamarko Thomas-Jordan Dangerfield-Sammie Coates-L.J. Fort-Vince Williams-Chris Boswell-Tyler Matakevich-Anthony Chickillo-Fitzgerald Toussaint-Darrius Heyward-Bey-Artie Burns – Cam Heyward killed left guard Zach Fulton all game. Bull rush and his one-arm stab….


Steelers Week Four Defensive Charting Notes

Our usual roundup. Tomorrow, we’ll have a full breakdown from the first month of the season. So be on the lookout for that. – In the first half of Sunday’s win, the Kansas City Chiefs ran just six of 34 snaps in Steelers’ territory. – The Pittsburgh Steelers were in…


Keith Butler Was At His Most Aggressive Sunday Night

I doubt Keith Butler actually listened but we can all pretend he heard us anyway. The number one request from this Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense was to become more aggressive, send more blitzes and defenders. And Butler responded to that as the defense dominated the Kansas City Chiefs. On Sunday, Butler…


Steelers Vs Chiefs Positional Grades

Sunday night’s nationally televised game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers from Heinz Field couldn’t have gone better for the black and gold coming off the worst loss in the Mike Tomlin era just one week before. The high-powered offense fired on all cylinder’s in Le’Veon Bell’s…


Film Room: Keith Butler Turns Up The Heat In Win

For a week, the concerns over the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pass rush will be quelled. It doesn’t mean they’re solved, and long-term, but it was clear Keith Butler made some adjustments to go from a lone sack in three weeks to four in last night’s win. The solution was a combination of things;…


Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Chiefs

Wow, what an emotional past two weeks. Deepest depths of the Earth last week, Cloud 9 today. Weird. Just like these stats. – We were this close away from my favorite stat. Had the Kansas City Chiefs not scored with four seconds left, we would’ve gone from the biggest loss…