LATROBE (93-7 THE FAN) — The Steelers No. 1 draft pick realizes defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is a legendary Steelers figure.
“(LeBeau) is not gonna yell,” said Cam Heyward, the newly acquired defensive lineman from Ohio State. “He’s not gonna scream, but he’s going to be productive and try to get the best out of you. When you have a coach like that, that understands a lot, and wants to see you do better, you really appreciate the time he really puts in.”
Heyward was the 31st pick in the 2011 draft, and expects the pace of the NFL game to be faster than college. Due to the NFL lockout, the rookie missed the usual organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamps before training camp, but Heyward isn’t worried.
“I think we can’t even sulk anymore,” Heyward said about the lockout during an interview with 93-7 The Fan on Wednesday morning. “We are here in camp, and if you’re ready for the next level, you’re ready. You just got to stay in that playbook and day in and day out, just keep improving.”
The Fan also talked with linebacker Lawrence Timmons, who recorded 135 tackles throughout last year’s regular season.
Even with missing OTAs and minicamps, Timmons doesn’t feel a sense of urgency in training camp.
“I just think a lot of the younger guys got reps earlier (in training camp),” Timmons said. “That was a big help. They’re picking out the system. I think everything will work out just fine.”
Interview with Lawrence Timmons:
Interview with Cam Heyward: