Cameron Heyward

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…


Steelers Moving Ahead With Rookie Starters On Defense

If the Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t operating with a clear plan heading into the 2016 NFL Draft, they clearly are now, and that plan is simple: play the rookies. The Steelers used their top picks in the first, second, and third rounds of the draft to add defensive players at areas…


Steelers Film Room: Backup D-Line Steps Up

The Pittsburgh Steelers are facing no easy task for the remainder of the season in trying to find their way defensively without Cameron Heyward, their captain and the nucleus of the unit. The veteran defensive end had already missed two games earlier in the season, and the run defense was…


Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt Named AFC Defensive Player Of The Week

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt had a great game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns and the former second-round draft pick out of Notre Dame has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance. Tuitt recorded 6 total tackles against the Browns and that included 2.5…



Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Expected To Need 6 Months Of Rehab

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost defensive end Cameron Heyward for the remainder of the season to a torn pectoral muscle a few weeks ago and he talked to the media Tuesday about his upcoming rehab process. Heyward, who had surgery this past Friday to repair his tear, said doctors told him…