Steelers News: Heyward, Bell, Cowher


The Steelers will try to get above .500 today when they take on the Oakland Raiders at Heinz Field. The Steelers are coming off of a brutal loss to the Bengals last week while the Raiders are the winners of two straight.

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While the Steelers game plan and suit up we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Sunday, Nov. 8



New dad

For all the ridiculousness that was fans debating over whether or not Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward should play Sunday if his wife were to go into labor for their first child the worry is over. On Saturday morning Heyward’s wife, Allie, gave birth to their son Callen Grey. Congrats to the Heyward family!

Heyward is expected to play Sunday and all is well. The kid is clearly already a Steelers fan.

He’ll be back

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell had surgery on Saturday to repair a torn MCL in his right knee. He tweeted Saturday afternoon that surgery was a success and the recovery has begun with a promise to be even stronger next year.

I don’t doubt his ability to come back from this injury one bit. I saw him at training camp this summer after coming off of the right knee injury that kept him sidelined during the Wild Card game and the man looked like he was chiseled out of stone. He’ll be back stronger with no doubt.

Best job in the NFL

Former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher talked with the Rolling Stone’s Brendan Prunty about his life outside of the game of football. Cowher stepped away from what he referred to as “the best job in the NFL” eight years ago and hasn’t returned to coaching since.

Despite thoughts that Cowher was trying to get a bigger contract, had become complacent after finally winning a Super Bowl or wanted to move to a bigger market like New York, Cowher left the game of his own preference, to live a life outside of the grueling life of an NFL head coach.

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He describes life before leaving the Steelers as one where he couldn’t go out and get gas for his car without hearing a yinzer tell him what he should or shouldn’t have done in the most recent game.

"“It got to the point in Pittsburgh sometimes where, if we won, I’d get gas during the day. And if we’d lost, I’d get gas at night, because I just didn’t want to hear it, you know? During the day, if you won, people would say, ‘Hey good job!’ But if you lost, everyone had an opinion. So I would get gas late at night on my way home from work. I knew a couple of places, way out, where no one would be. You’d just get out, pull your hat down and pump.” – Bill Cowher"

Yinzers gonna yinz.