Well, it’s officially the dawn of a new era for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Following months of fan pleas and subpar offensive results, the team has finally decided to move on from OC Matt Canada.
This comes on the heels of another suspect offensive performance, this time vs. the Cleveland Browns.
Granted that the Browns have arguably the best defense in the league, but Canada’s play-calling and design have made it quite difficult for Kenny Pickett to showcase his skills.
With that in mind, HC Mike Tomlin shared a rather short and straightforward statement regarding Canada’s dismissal, wishing him well in whatever he decides in the future (via Ian Rapoport).
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 21, 2023
There are still some serious doubts regarding Pickett as the future of the franchise, and rightfully so.
But he’s shown glimpses of great play, and he’d obviously benefit from a more aggressive and creative play-caller.
Canada’s tenure in charge of the offense has seen the team rank near the bottom in almost every major relevant category, being constantly bailed out by the defense.
But even despite the winning record, the situation seemed unsustainable at this point.
Now, it’ll be interesting to see who’s going to be the next in line to call the shots in the offense, with QB coach Mike Sullivan as the likeliest candidate to take the reins for the remainder of the season.
Whatever the case, it’s hard to envision the offense doing any worse than they’ve done over the past couple of years at the very least.