People love lists. This has been proven time and time again. Whether it is the NFL Network’s Top 100 list, or weekly Power Rankings, fans love to debate where their favorite team/players rank among their peers.
Recently, the Pro Football Hall of Fame released their All-Decade teams from 2010-2020, and while the Pittsburgh Steelers were represented with Antonio Brown and Maurkice Pouncey, there were no defenders who made the list.
And there is one current member of the black-and-gold who took offense to being snubbed.
Mr. Cameron Heyward.
Heyward took to his verified Twitter account to talk about not being on the list, and how it is going to motivate him for the upcoming 2020 season.
Y’all gonna stop sleepin on me.... You might have crowned others but I’m coming for them all— Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) April 10, 2020
All Decade.... my a**— Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) April 10, 2020
ANGER can be such an effective tool. pic.twitter.com/inv5zuUFlq— Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) April 10, 2020
It seems as if Heyward isn’t just thinking of being a snub, but he is angry about being left off the list. When you think about it, when it comes to All-Pro and Pro Bowl voting, the fact Heyward is labeled as a defensive end in the Steelers’ 3-4 base defensive package has always hurt him and put him against pure pass rushers. This has since changed, but it doesn’t help his case when those who don’t take the time to look at Heyward’s complete body of work, and overall success, when it comes to these accolades.
For Steelers fans, they feel for Heyward, but they should find solace in the fact Heyward is going to come into the 2020 season with a fire in his belly to prove those voters wrong, and this could equate to success for the black-and-gold.
A fired up Heyward could turn an already legitimate defense into a force to be reckoned with not just in the AFC North, but in the NFL.
Get your popcorn ready...
Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes for the black-and-gold as they prepare for the 2020 NFL Draft, and the upcoming regular season.