Cameron Heyward

Defense Wasn’t The Issue Last Time Ravens And Steelers Met

In the last game that took place between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens, the reality is that both defenses played awfully well. Outside of a gaffe that resulted in a 95-yard touchdown pass—which is not to be dismissed, of course—the Ravens did not exactly dominate the Steelers. In…


D-Line Injuries Challenging Steelers’ Depth Players

There was a long stretch during Sunday’s game in which the Pittsburgh Steelers had just three defensive linemen that they were able to put on the field. While they normally are inclined to dress only five defensive linemen under normal circumstances, since they placed Cameron Heyward on injured reserve, they…



Steelers Spin: Week Fifteen Rants And Ramblings

‘Twas a week before Christmas and all through Steelers Nation houses, the “fire Mike Tomlin” hecklers are quiet as mouses. This, after Mike Tomlin brought his team from the brink four weeks and a seemingly eternity ago from a dismally disappointing 4-5 start. Now the team is 8-5, following an…


Cameron Heyward Still Contributing To Rising Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been without their defensive captain—one of them, anyway—on the field for the past four weeks, since it was that long since sixth-year defensive end Cameron Heyward was placed on injured reserve. Over the span of the past four games, the Steelers defense has stepped up to…


Steelers Defense Upturns Bills’ Potent Rushing Attack

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this game riding an impressive streak in terms of their defensive performance against opposing offensive rushing games over the course of their three previous wins. But those three performances came against struggling teams or weak rushing games. And beyond that lay the specter of games such…


Gut Reactions: Steelers Vs Bills Week 14

After a dominant Week 14 performance against the Buffalo Bills the Pittsburgh Steelers still control their own destiny in the AFC as far as the playoffs are concerned. Here are my gut reactions to the Steelers victory in Buffalo. All eyes were on Le’Veon Bell’s performance today. That’s what happens…


Steelers Spin: Week Fourteen Rants And Ramblings

Meat is back on the menu following the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat of the New York Giants last week 24-14 in impressive fashion. It was only a few weeks ago when Steelers fans were singing despondent (and decidedly pitchy) versions of “The Thrill Is Gone”. After all, their Super Bowl hopeful…


Hargrave’s Status Leaves Another Roster Spot Up In Air

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in a bit of a troubling position, and one they would prefer not to be in, when it comes to the defensive line right now. The team elected not to replace defensive end Cameron Heyward’s roster spot with another defensive lineman, so they have been operating…



Steelers Rookies Providing Glimpses Into Defensive Future

When was the last time that the Pittsburgh Steelers entrusted this much playing time to not one, not two, but yet three rookies, all on the defensive side of the ball? I’m pretty sure they even said it during the broadcast of the Colts game, but I don’t remember. I…


Steelers Run Defense Rises To The Occasion

Heading into the bye week, the Pittsburgh Steelers knew that they had a run defense problem that they needed to solve. For much of the game, it looked as though they may have managed to do just that, and do so against the best rushing team in the league in…


Javon Hargrave Continues Strong Play In Heyward’s Absence

In the two games since the Pittsburgh Steelers placed defensive captain Cameron Heyward on the injured reserve list, the defense has improved both in terms of the running game and in getting the quarterback on the ground. while the Colts last night racked up some garbage rushing yards on the…



David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 11: Steelers Versus Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers went to First Energy Stadium in Cleveland on Sunday and did something they haven’t done since the opening game of the season. They won on the road. The Steelers raised their record to 5-5 and moved back into a first place tie in the AFC North defeating…