Cam Heyward doubts if Steelers-Cowboys Hall of Fame Game can happen

The Pro Bowl defensive end isn’t so sure the preseason showcase should happen.

There are few items that signal the fact football is definitely back that can match the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. The annual Canton classic heralds not just the most recent round of inductions to the NFL’s honor role of immortality, but the onward rush toward the kickoff of a fresh campaign.

Unfortunately, this year’s edition featuring two of the absolute most storied franchises of all may not be in a position to take place at all given the unique challenges posed by these strange days of COVID-19. Just ask Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward, who had been scheduled to compete in the August game contrary to the Dallas Cowboys.

Cam Heyward doesn’t think the Cowboys-Steelers Hall of Fame Game will happen

Well, that’s a bummer.

“I think there’s a rule that you have to have 47 days of football and activities before you can even get to the first game, so we’re getting to the point where there’s not a lot that can happen,” that he told ESPN insider Brooke Pryor. “I would say I’m pretty pessimistic when it comes to that Hall of Fame Game.”

No offense to Canton, but even during peacetime, it’s nearly a vacation destination. With that in mind, it’s hard to assume justifying the odd logistics of not only the game it self, but the Hall’s 2020 induction festivities given the difficulties of travel along with health and safety assurances.

Nobody really wants to take their medicine. At the same time, never taking medicine means death. Cam Heyward wants to make certain he and the rest of us don’t die — but that doesn’t make his latest riff of real talk any less of a drag.

Way to kill the buzz, Cameron. I

know we should really be thanking you for the sense of clarity, but nevertheless.