Steelers star Cam Heyward throws massive shade at Chargers with Raiders coming to town
The Steelers took care of business in their 24-17 road win over the Chargers from the StubHub Center — now known as Dignity Health Sports Park — in Carson, California. But the main headline from the game was the fact that Steelers fans essentially outnumbered Chargers fans in attendance.
Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward surely has not forgotten about this memorable victory.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the Steelers’ upcoming home opener against the Las Vegas Raiders, Heyward debunked the notion that Raiders fans will take over Heinz Field on Sunday. But Heyward took it a bit further by taking a subtle shot at Chargers fans.
“I saw one thing, it was like ‘Raider Nation are about to have their Black and Silver under our own lights,'” Heyward said. “That’s not going to happen here. This isn’t like the Chargers where everybody goes and has a home game.
“When you come here, it’s Black and Gold all day. I’m excited. It’s been a while. We’ve missed it dearly. It’s such an advantage as a defense. When the offense can’t hear, and they’ve got to waste a timeout or take a penalty, we thrive on that.”
The Steelers have had trouble in years past in going up against the Raiders, and Cam Heyward hopes that this time around, Pittsburgh will avoid an upset defeat.
“The Raiders debacles,” Heyward said. “You know, when we lost to Terrelle (Pryor) in Oakland, that was rough.
“And then everybody likes to talk like Franco (Harris) didn’t catch the ball. Let’s just be honest: Raiders-Steelers are always full of shenanigans.”
Pittsburgh will be aiming to kick off the season on a strong note with a 2-0 start.