Steelers news: Cameron Heyward comments, T.J. Watt cleared from concussion, and more

  • Cameron Heyward has a response to Big Ben's comments
  • T.J. Watt fields questions about concussion protocol
  • The NFL discusses banning the 'hip-drop' tackle

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It's been a busy week for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since their Thursday Night Football loss against the New England Patriots, this team has been at the brunt of criticism around the league. Even former quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger recently criticized the leadership of both the coaching staff and the players.

Now as the team tries to shake off back-to-back ugly performances against the Cardinals and Patriots, the media is making it hard for them to focus on the task at hand that is the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. Here's the latest Steelers news:

Heyward defends the leadership on the Steelers

During his Footbahlin podcast, Ben Roethlisberger didn't hold back his thoughts on the lack of leadership on the Pittsburgh Steelers. While Big Ben praised players like Cameron Heyward, T.J. Watt, and Minkah Fitzpatrick, he doesn't think the coaching staff has done a good job in this department and he can't identify a single leader on the offensive side of the ball.

Recently, Heyward joined Good Morning Football where he had a chance to give a rebuttal to Roethlisberger's comments. Simply put, Heyward doesn't agree.

Heyward admitted that the past two games have been rough, but ensures fans that 'the Steelers way' is still fully intact. The former All-pro defensive lineman also noted that 'tradition starts by winning games, having a great defense, and scoring points,' and he admitted that they need to improve this week.

This isn't the first time that leadership on the Steelers (specifically on the offensive side of the ball) has come into question, and it probably won't be the last we hear of it this season. The Pittsburgh Steelers have an important game coming up against the Indianapolis Colts -- who share a 7-6 record. They could silence some of their critics with a big win this week.