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Steelers respond to Matt Canada and his struggling offense with coaching change
Amidst struggles in the Pittsburgh Steelers Canada era, the team parts ways with Matt, the offensive coordinator for over two and a half seasons. Head coach Mike Tomlin officially announced the decision on Tuesday.
Interim Coordinators Mike Sullivan and Eddie Faulkner take charge post Matt Canada and his exit
After Pittsburgh Steelers’ Canada’s exit, QB coach Mike Sullivan and RB coach Eddie Faulkner took on joint coordinator roles. Faulkner assumes the interim OC position, while Sullivan, with prior coordinator experience, manages play-calling duties.
Pittsburgh Steelers Matt Canada era: A brief, challenging experiment
Matt joined the Steelers in 2020 as QB coach and became the offensive coordinator in 2021. Expected to modernize the offense, his tenure fell short, struggling to bring cohesion and consistency to the team
Offensive struggles: Stats highlight challenges in Canada and his approach
In Canada’s 44 games as OC, the Steelers Matt never ranked higher than 23rd in yards and 21st in points. The struggles persist in 2023, with the team at 28th in both yards and points. The passing game, led by QB Kenny Pickett, is at 31st in yards and TDs this season.
Last straw: Recent disappointments for Steelers Matt Canada and his offense
The Pittsburgh Steelers Canada‘s recent 13-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns highlighted the ongoing offensive challenges. With a mere 64 total yards, including 15 net pass yards in the first half, the performance was a stark reminder of the issues plaguing the team. For the entire game, the Pittsburgh Steelers Canada managed just 77 net passing yards, the lowest since Week 17 of the 2019 season.
Fan backlash and decision-making: Long-awaited exit of Steelers Matt Canada
Despite offensive challenges, the Pittsburgh Steelers chose to keep Canada for continuity with QB Kenny Pickett. Yet, with ongoing struggles and a 6-4 record, a change was inevitable. Fans calling for Canada’s firing saw their wish granted.”
Playoff implications: Future outlook after Steelers Matt Canada’s departure
The firing of Matt comes at a critical juncture for the Pittsburgh Steelers Canada, who currently sit at 6-4 and hold the 7th spot in the AFC. With a negative point differential, the team faces an uphill battle to secure a playoff spot, and the coaching change reflects the urgency to address the offensive woes and salvage the season.
After Canada’s departure, attention turned to the future of Pittsburgh Steelers Canada, with fans eagerly anticipating the team’s next moves.
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