Steelers on Tuesday dismissed offensive coordinator Matt Canada in the aftermath of the team's weekend defeat to the Cleveland Browns.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin stated that Matt Canada has been released from his role as offensive coordinator. Tomlin also acknowledged Matt’s diligent efforts and commitment, and extended his best wishes to him as he progresses in his career.
Despite the Steelers' 6-4 record and contention in the playoff race, fan dissatisfaction with Canada grew due to the team's sluggish offense.
Following the loss to the Browns, Pittsburgh found itself ranked 28th in both points scored and yards gained, with the defense playing a crucial role in keeping the team competitive.
The spotlight has also been on Kenny Pickett for his performance.
In his second NFL season, he amassed 1,722 passing yards, threw six touchdown passes, and incurred four interceptions across 10 games. The expressions of frustration intensified following the Steelers' 13-10 defeat to the Browns on Sunday.
Steelers running back Najee Harris, stated that there are numerous factors behind the scenes that may not be apparent to the public.
He expressed a sense of weariness, stating that he has reached a point where he is fed up with the situation.
Throughout the entire season, the Steelers have struggled to reach the 30-point mark, a feat they haven't accomplished in over a year. The last instance was in November of the previous year when Pittsburgh scored 30 points in a 37-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Having begun his tenure with the Steelers as a quarterbacks coach in 2020, Canada was elevated to the position of offensive coordinator in 2021.