The 2018 Steelers season came to an anticlimactic finish, as the team posted a 9-6-1 record and failed to make the playoffs.
Monday — one day after getting officially eliminated from postseason contention — several players held court at the Rooney Complex, summarizing the season and its various ups and downs.
Among them, I was able to get some time with Cam Heyward, David DeCastro, Terrell Edmunds, Vance McDonald, Jordan Berry, and Mike Hilton.
You can read their comments in full below, but pay particular attention to the length and detail of some of the players’ responses. The mood was not a happy one in the locker room, and certain players handled the situation more seriously than others.
DeCastro's comments, for example, were particularly short and powerful, while McDonald still seemed shocked and sullen as his year came to a close.