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Steelers D Dominant In Heywards Return To Heinz Field

Steelers D Dominant In Heywards Return To Heinz Field
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 Ryan Shazier and Vince Williams have taken on the moniker of “Shake and Bake.”

” according to Shazier.,Shazier has the shake in his step and Williams “likes to bake people

But they realize they’re not as shakey or bakey without the guy who’s taken on the moniker of “Captain.”

 and so,Yes, Cameron Heyward is back,[url=http://www.eaglesfootballauthenticss.com/nelson-agholor-jersey-authentic]Authentic Nelson Agholor Jersey[/url], apparently, is a dominating Steelers’ defense.

For the second consecutive game,[url=http://www.eaglesfootballauthentics.com/carson-wentz-jersey-authentic]Authentic Carson Wentz Jersey[/url], which is more than 100 yards per game better than the average they allowed a year ago (343)., the Steelers held an opponent to exactly 237 yards of total offense

 and allowed only one touchdown,[url=http://www.eaglesfootballauthentics.com/alshon-jeffery-jersey-authentic]Authentic Alshon Jeffery Jersey[/url],The Steelers stifled the Minnesota Vikings, 26-9,[url=http://www.eaglesfootballauthentics.com/sidney-jones-jersey-authentic]Authentic Sidney Jones Jersey[/url], a 1-yard run by C.J. Ham in the third quarter after the “lulled” Steelers’ defense allowed a 25-yard run by Dalvin Cook, who otherwise gained 39 yards on 11 other carries.

 who missed the last nine games last season with a torn pectoral muscle.,[url=http://www.eaglesfootballauthentics.com/rasul-douglas-jersey-authentic]Authentic Rasul Douglas Jersey[/url],The key was the return of Heyward

 tackled Cook for a four-yard loss on the second series and pressured Case Keenum into a wild incompletion to a wide-open Stefon Diggs on the third series.,Heyward made his return to Heinz Field with a dominating performance. He drew a holding penalty on the first series

 but he forced running backs to take difficult paths throughout the game and drilled Keenum twice to force incompletions.,Heyward was credited with only six tackles

“I’m always fired up, and I thought we played with energy.”,” said Heyward. “But this was the home opener and (I) got to play for DMR (the late Dan Rooney) in the first game he wasn’t here. We missed him out there

 insisting that it’s always his job to get the unit off and running.,Heyward said he didn’t feel the need to pick up the slack for injured linemate Stephon Tuitt

” Heyward said. “Obviously Tuitt wasn't there but whenever we're out there as a defensive line we want to set the tempo. We want to see if they want to test us.”,“I'm trying to set the tone period

The Steelers have yet to allow an opponent more than 100 yards rushing. The Vikings, were held to 91 yards on 20 carries by the Steelers., who gained 129 yards on 30 carries the previous week

” Heyward said. “I'm excited to see what we do in the next game. We just have to keep challenging ourselves and not get complacent.”,“I think we can get even better

How do they plan to do that?

“Just not getting lulled to sleep, “and understanding it's a 60-minute game. I know we cut down on the big plays but we still gave up a couple. Once we cut that out we'll be even better.”,” he said

Shazier tied defensive backs Sean Davis and Mike Hilton for the tackles lead with eight, but Shazier credited Heyward with making it happen., and Williams had a sack

” said Shazier. “It allows the linebackers to get over top and it just destroys their play.”,“When he plays like that it allows us just to be able to flow

Shazier added that the Steelers are close to becoming a dominant defense once again.

 and they're a great team. They have a great running back and great pieces to their offense,“I feel we can definitely be a shutdown defense,” he said. “You saw today there were times they couldn't move the ball at all, but when we're on our Ps and Qs, I feel we can shut teams down the way we want to.”

Heyward explained the unit’s growth over the past year.

“Whether it's technique, understanding what we've got to do in certain situations and understanding what they want to accomplish, whether it's our technique and execution., we can continue getting better at it,[url=http://www.eaglesfootballauthenticss.com/nelson-agholor-jersey-authentic]Womens Nelson Agholor Jersey[/url],” he said. “But you see leaps and bounds that we're better in some instances

“But we have to continue doing it. It's only been two games. I'm not going to jump (head) over heels just because we did it two games.”

Vikings backup Case Keenum struggles in start against Steelers

In fairness, nobody really thought Case Keenum would be the answer for the Vikings against the Steelers.

Early on Sunday morning,[url=http://www.eaglesfootballauthentics.com/carson-wentz-jersey-authentic]Womens Carson Wentz Jersey[/url], the Vikings announced that Sam Bradford, would not play against the Steelers with a knee injury.,[url=http://www.eaglesfootballauthentics.com/alshon-jeffery-jersey-authentic]Womens Alshon Jeffery Jersey[/url], fresh off a career week against the Saints

In the 26-9 loss, Keenum threw for just 167 yards on 37 attempts. The good news is that Keenum didn’t throw for an interception,[url=http://www.eaglesfootballauthentics.com/sidney-jones-jersey-authentic]Womens Sidney Jones Jersey[/url], which would have been welcomed., but that’s more because he barely threw the ball down the field at all

Bradford isn’t known as a deep passer, but in Week 1,[url=http://www.eaglesfootballauthentics.com/rasul-douglas-jersey-authentic]Womens Rasul Douglas Jersey[/url], which was a pleasant surprise after last season., he got the ball out on time and wasn’t afraid to go down the field

Keenum simply didn’t step up in the pocket, he would have had a receiver open for a big game., and there were a few times had he just done that

But again, this is hard to ask of from a backup quarterback. Remember Shaun Hill? Things could be worse.

We will see if Bradford is ready for Week 3 against Tampa Bay, if not, who was disappointed in himself after Sunday’s loss., it’ll be more of Keenum

The common thread in Joe Haden's Steelers debut

Joe Haden was one of the biggest free agent signings in Pittsburgh Steelers history by name value alone. The team had never given an outsider the money that they threw at Haden, and they expected him to come in and be a starting caliber cornerback, right away., if not better

That wasn't quite what happened. While the Steelers won the game 21-18 behind a solid defensive performance overall, Haden himself wasn't great. Pro Football Focus delved into the numbers after the game and they weren't particularly promising.

"Haden’s first game in a new uniform coincidentally came against his former team. While he broke up a pass early on, but did allow six catches for 80 yards and a 106.3 passer rating into his coverage.", the rest of his outing was average at best. He didn’t give up any major plays

The fact that he didn't give up big plays, was part of the problem. The way that the Steelers used Haden on Sunday was emblematic of many of their struggles in recent years and didn't put the cornerback in position to succeed. Just take a look at this defensive formation Pittsburgh used on a 19-yard completion to Corey Coleman in the second quarter., though

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