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Steelers’ Defense to Feed Off Cam Heyward’s Fire

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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward has made it clear lately on his new podcast Not Just Football that he’s not happy with ESPN’s ranking that placed him as the NFL’s No. 5 defensive tackle. There’s been a lot of outlets who’ve ranked Heyward lower than he believes he should be in the NFL after being First Team All-Pro with 10 sacks in 2021. That fires up Heyward, and in turn, the rest of the Steelers defense.

Heyward also discussed how the Steelers’ quarterbacks Kenny Pickett and Mitch Trubisky will need to be ready to face real pressure from the Steelers’ defense in training camp practice. If Heyward, T.J. Watt, Alex Highsmith and company can provide good pressure in practices, it will help the offensive line and the new quarterbacks acclimate to the Steelers’ system faster and be more ready to lead the team in the regular season.

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