The Steelers made a key coaching change on Tuesday, firing offensive coordinator Matt Canada despite the team’s winning record. Canada, who had been with the organization since 2020, had been on the job since 2021, but Pittsburgh’s offense never seemed to improve in that span.
The Steelers are the only team in the NFL to be outgained in every game this season and have not surpassed 400 yards since Canada took over in 2021. While the team finally decided to make the change now, fans have been begging them to bring in a new offensive coordinator since last year, so they were very excited when the news broke.
The entire Steelers offense after learning Matt Canada got fired pic.twitter.com/JIFaADGdi9— Justin (@Justin_14P) November 21, 2023
“i can’t waste another sunday watching this abysmal steelers offense”— ego (@notmalkinego) November 21, 2023
steelers: we have fired matt canada pic.twitter.com/vJ4GvTbpt4
Operation: Fire Canada complete success pic.twitter.com/p7HA37YwAv— Steel City (@SteelCityBrand) November 21, 2023
THE STEELERS FIRED MATT CANADA!!!!!!— Teddy Brewski🍻 (@Buzz_FlightYear) November 21, 2023
CANADA GONNEEEEEEE 🇨🇦— PickensBurgh (Tino) (@PickensBurgh) November 21, 2023
Say those 3 words I want to hear,— Big Ben's Burner (@Blitzburghstil1) November 21, 2023
“Matt Canada fired.” pic.twitter.com/x7g1LlnIe7
Matt Canada has been fired!!!! pic.twitter.com/jYyC5bvxNT— Portersburgh (@PortersBurgh) November 21, 2023
Pittsburgh hasn’t fired an assistant coach in the middle of the season since 1941, so the team deciding to make the move now is notable.
The Steelers sit at 6-4 on the season despite their offensive struggles, and they are right in the thick of a crowded AFC playoff race. Quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan and running backs coach Eddie Faulkner will reportedly team up to replace Canada’s duties moving forward, as Pittsburgh is looking for a spark.