Cam Heyward: We have to be perfect in everything we do

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Defensive end Cam Heyward knows what the Steelers can’t do after starting the season with three straight losses.

Heyward said there have been “mistakes everywhere” in those losses, so no one should be pointing fingers of blame for what’s gone wrong. If anyone does go that route, Heyward said he’ll “break their finger” but he’d prefer everyone just focus on what’s ahead of them against the Bengals rather than what’s happened in the past.

“We just have to get this ‘W’,” Heyward said, via the team’s website. “That”s all it comes down to. I don’t care how it gets done, it has to get done. Our execution has to be flawless from here on out. Our room for error is out the window. We have to be perfect in everything we do, especially in practice. It’s my job to keep us accountable. It’s my job to keep guys ready for the opportunity. Both teams are 0-3 but one team is going to be 1-3 after this game.”

The game against the Bengals takes place at the same time that the Browns play the Ravens in the first set of divisional games for all the AFC North teams. The Steelers will move on to face Baltimore the next week and Heyward says “the road is right in front of us” to turn things in a better direction after a dismal start to the year.

16 responses to “Cam Heyward: We have to be perfect in everything we do

  1. You have to run the table in the AFC North and win the division to make the playoffs. Everybody from the coaches on down have to up their game and rally without Big Ben. The OL needs to start blocking and the DL needs to stop the run. Among many other issues that need corrected.

  2. Cam is right. The Steelers have a very talented roster; along with a talented rookie QB who was making his first start….against a solid 49ers team. Finally, this week is the first game against a NFC North opponent….and those games will go a long way towards determining who wins the division. Steelers lost to three (3) good teams. They need improvement, but it is very early. Bad start, but salvageable. Just keep getting better, and learn to play together (especially the new QB who must develop timing with his WR’s). Steelers will be fine. This probably won’t be their year (Patriots are clear favorites); but don’t miss the forest for the trees.

  3. This team is a “dead man walking” and they don’t even realize it.

    Tomlin should have been fired 6-7 seasons ago. No one has done less with more talent than he has.

    They have been in steady decline for a while.

    10 first round picks on defense and they can’t stop anyone.

  4. It starts win 1 win….the Steelers were on the road 2 of the first 3 games. They have plenty of opportunities left with home and division games coming up until Rudolph came become more comfortable.

  5. As long as the “Tin City” backs Tomlin……you ain’t winning a damn thing!!!!
    Take it from a Bengals fan, our demise came when Marvin & Co. didn’t resign Whitworth, Sanu, Jones & Zeitler. The Bengals finally moved on from the stale funk of Lewis. Unless your NE, Coaches do have “Born on Date.” Pittsburgh needs to cut ties & start anew. We are already 1 year ahead of you now!

  6. myspaceyourface says:
    September 25, 2019 at 9:52 am
    This team is a “dead man walking” and they don’t even realize it.

    Tomlin should have been fired 6-7 seasons ago. No one has done less with more talent than he has.

    They have been in steady decline for a while.

    10 first round picks on defense and they can’t stop anyone.

    Where is this steady decline that they have been in? They went from 12-4 in 2010 to 8-8 in 2013 to 13-3 in 2017 and 9-6-1 last year.

  7. Steelers are the opposite of perfect. As for Cam, he broke his finger when he sat down.

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