The Philadelphia Eagles have one of the most unstoppable and controversial plays in today’s game.
The now-infamous ‘tush push’ gives them a yard almost every time they need it, regardless of the team, the part of the field, or whatnot.
However, as ‘unfair’ as it may seem, Pittsburgh Steelers DT Cam Heyward believes the only issue with the play is the name (via Will Selva).
On a more serious note, the star defender claimed that it was a football play, and as such, the other team needed to come up with a way to stop it.
.@steelers DT Cam Heyward on @gmfb @nflnetwork on the Tush Push: "I hate the damn name. The only thing that's wrong w/ this play is that the offensive line isn't set. It's a hard play to stop. It's 11 on 11 football and you need to find a way to stop it."
— Will Selva (@WillSelvaTV) September 28, 2023
For those who don’t know, the ‘tush push’ consists of having the quarterback lined up behind center and having three offensive players push him forward.
The Eagles used it with plenty of success last season, often having one wide receiver and two running backs behind Jalen Hurts to give him an extra push.
Needless to say, it also works because they have an elite offensive line, anchored by future Hall of Famer Jason Kelce.
Also, Hurts is athletic and strong and has a nose for finding the weakest spot on the other team’s defensive line.
Several coaches have complained about this play and have tried to get the league to ban it, but to no avail.
Still, it’s not like it’s a flawless play, as multiple teams have tried it but without the same success rate.NEXT: Kansas City Airport Teases Steelers After Emergency Landing