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Cameron Heyward: ‘I think of myself as a bust’

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward had 53 tackles, with 7.5 sacks last season, but the 26-year-old still views himself as a bust. “I hope last year wasn’t a breakout season because I think I can achieve way more,” Heyward said to TheMMQB. “I still have a mentality where I think of myself as a bust. I’ve got to prove everybody wrong including myself. I...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Heyward: Steelers adjusting to defensive changes under new DC

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense is ungoing a change in the offseason after so many years under former coordinator Dick LeBeau. Although LeBeau's understudy Keith Butler now has control, he's running it the way he wants to run it, even though there are obvious similarities. “I would think our defense will be pretty similar,” defensive end Cameron Heyward said, per Robert...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward’s Arsenal Of Pass Rush Moves

Yesterday we looked at Cameron Heyward’s ability to play with power and leverage as an up-and-coming sack artist in the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. While those traits remain the cornerstone to his ever-improving game, Heyward’s developing arsenal of pass rush moves are what has truly pushed him into a special category of defensive linemen. Today we examine […] Steelers Film...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward Plays With Power And Leverage

I felt compelled to write about Cameron Heyward this week, given that a player with about half his ability in Corey Liuget just signed a five-year, $50 million extension yesterday to remain with the San Diego Chargers for the foreseeable future. No disrespect meant to Liuget, who is a solid player in a league depleted […] Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward Plays With Power And...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Could Have Contract Extension In Place With DE Cameron Heyward Before Training Camp

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette expects the Steelers to sign DE Cameron Heyward to a contract extension and possibly before the start of training camp. Jeremy Fowler of previously mentioned that addressing Heyward’s contract would be a cost-effective move for Pittsburgh in the long run. Doing so would, obviously, cost Pittsburgh more upfront now, but...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Looking To Register Double-Digit Sacks In 2015

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, last season, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward became the first Steelers defensive end since Keith Willis in 1986 to lead the Steelers in sacks. While his 7.5 quarterback takedowns last season technically tied him for the team lead with former linebacker Jason Worilds, it was an […] Steelers DE Cameron Heyward...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Ahead At Cameron Heyward’s Probable Contract Extension Breakdown

At some point between now and the start of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers will sign defensive end Cameron Heyward to a contract extension. Being as the New Orleans Saints signed their defensive end and former first round draft pick, Cameron Jordan, to a new extension earlier this week, we now have a great […] Looking Ahead At Cameron Heyward’s Probable Contract...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers position review: Defensive line

Taking a look back at the 2014 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense was not as strong as they usually are. Pittsburgh’s defense ranked 18th in the NFL last season as the team went on to an 11-5 record. The Steelers did make the playoffs as the third seed in the AFC but they lost in the first round. The defensive line was slightly above average but were not stellar in the...
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Smart move to exercise Heyward’s option

The Pittsburgh Steelers, last week, elected to exercise defensive end, Cameron Heyward’s fifth-year option. This allows the team to keep Heyward through 2015. Heyward was drafted 31st overall by the Steelers back in the 2011 draft. The move to keep the 6-foot-5, 288 pound defensive player comes after a breakout season. Heyward started his career as a backup but after last season...
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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