Steelers' Cam Heyward fumes on Twitter over controversial defence debate

Cam Heyward of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward took exception to a post on Twitter about the greatest defence in NFL history.

It comes off the back of the news that ESPN will be making another one of their award-winning 30 for 30 documentaries, with this one focusing on the Baltimore Ravens and their impressive defence that led them to Super Bowl victory back in the 2000 season.

That defence, led by the likes of Hall of Famers Ray Lewis and Rod Woodson was one of the most dominant in NFL history, allowing just 10.3 points per game which included 4 shutout wins that set the stage for their dominant 34-7 victory in the Super Bowl over the New York Giants, in which they allowed only 152 yards of offense, had 4 sacks, and forced 5 turnovers.

So they certainly deserve to go down as contenders, but with the news of the documentary about them, it got the discussion going with regards to exactly where they rank in NFL history, and it’s fair to say it caused quite a bit of controversy.

What was the proposition? 

@NFLonCBS posed the question which team had the best defence of all time, putting up the 2000 Ravens against the 1985 Chicago Bears, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the early 2000s and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Steel Curtain of the 1970s:

All of whom have and deserve their place in the discussion for various reasons, but Heyward seemed pretty adamant with his views on who it should be.

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Heyward takes matters into his own hands

Taking issue with the question, Heyward responded with his own take on the matter, claiming that the 2008 Steelers defence should be considered instead, and he did so with a pretty simple, two-word response.

He then went on to somewhat clarify his claim, stating that the 2008 defence comes second behind the Steel Curtain, but it’s pretty clear to see where his loyalty lies, and that’s with the one and only team that he’s played for in the NFL:

What about you? Who do you think goes down as the greatest defence of all time?

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