PITTSBURGH, PA — The Pittsburgh Steelers offense hasn’t gotten much, or any better since the beginning of the season. And if nothing changes in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles, offensive coordinator Matt Canada could be on his way out.
Reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala said on 93.7 The Fan “I belief the Steelers will fire Canada with another poor showing in Philly. “These are not your grandfather’s Steelers.”
Aditi also made an interesting tweet regarding a similar situation that faced the Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and a decision he made near the end of the season in 2012.
In Dec 2012, Ravens HC John Harbaugh did something he said was personally hard: he acknowledged OC Cam Cameron -a very nice human and his friend- wasn’t the best fit. He let Cameron go, moved QB coach Jim Caldwell to OC and… 2 months later, BAL won the Super Bowl.— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) October 25, 2022
Currently, the group 31st in points, 30th in total yards, 24th in passing yards and 27th in rushing yards, with only 10 points scored in their most recent loss to the Miami Dolphins.
After the change at quarterback, the Steelers offense was given no more room to get better. With the defense healing, and showing it can be a capable group, and T.J. Watt working his way back, the offense needs to begin succeeding before this season is a waste.
The 6-0 Eagles are no easy task. They’ve held opponents to just 14 touchdowns this season and have produced 12 turnovers. Meanwhile, rookie Kenny Pickett has thrown seven interceptions in 12 quarters.
Quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan has prior offensive coordinator experience and is believed to be next in line to be the Steelers’ play-caller. He was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers OC from 2012-2013 and the New York Giants’ in 2016-2017.