The Pittsburgh Steelers have one of the best and most underrated defenses in the game right now.
However, their offense has been far from prolific.
The eye test has been bad enough, and the fans have lost all their patience with offensive coordinator Matt Canada.
Nonetheless, things look even worse when you put it in context when compared to the rest of the league.
That’s evident in a graphic shared by ESPN (via Dov Kleiman on Twitter) that shows where the duo of Canada and quarterback Kenny Pickett ranks compared to other teams in the NFL.
The #Steelers offense under Matt Canada/Kenny Pickett has really been struggling this season.
They rank around the bottom the NFL:
YPG – 31st
Total QBR – 30th
PPG – 29th
Efficiency – 28th
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 26, 2023
As of Week 7, the Steelers rank 31st in yards per game, 30th in total QBR, 29th in points per game, and 28th in efficiency.
Needless to say, the uneducated eye would rush to put the blame on Pickett, who hasn’t posted spectacular numbers since being drafted out of the University of Pittsburgh in 2022.
But in reality, the young quarterback has also shown glimpses of great play, and he’s gotten significantly better with every start.
The problem with the Steelers’ offense is more related to coaching, as there’s little-to-no deception, there’s zero creativity, and the offense has become stagnant and predictable.
These issues date back to the previous quarterback regime, which is why the fans have been so angry at the fact that they continue to hold onto their offensive coordinator.
Even so, the Steelers continue to win football games, and they’re not used to making changes to the coaching staff midseason.
That means the fans will most likely have to deal with it and hope for the best for the remainder of the season.