It looks like many of the Pittsburgh Steelers have put their embarrassing loss to the Cleveland Browns behind them heading into the 2021 offseason. The Steelers players will probably never forget their first-round exit in 2020 and will instead use it as motivation going into the 2021 season. Players like Chase Claypool, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, James Washington, Kevin Dotson, and others have already begun their offseason workouts.
Cam Heyward looks to be working with Chuck 'Dr. Rush' Smith in the offseason. Heyward was seen adding new tools to his arsenal. Chuck Smith works with many NFL pass-rushing players throughout the offseason and he once played in the NFL as a defensive lineman for the Atlanta Falcons. Smith has found a way to teach the game of football after his career in the NFL.
Heyward knows that he should never be complacent in the game of football. That is what makes him so special. He always has a positive attitude and wants to constantly get better in the game of football. That is why the Steelers front office made him a Steeler for life. Heyward was very critical of the Steeler's play after their loss to the Browns in the first round of the playoffs in 2020. He said, "If we had a checklist of how to play the worst game possible, we did that." There is no lie in that statement.
A defensive line that loved to rush the quarterback and stack up sacks became nonexistent during the Wild Card round of the playoffs. That was not how the Steelers know how to play football and their players know it. That is why they have begun their offseason training earlier than usual this offseason. They know this could be it for Ben Roethlisberger and they have one more year to continue their goal of winning the Lombardi trophy. This could be the last ride so the Steelers have a very slim margin of error going into the 2021 season. The grind never stops if you want to win the Super Bowl in the NFL.