PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have relieved offensive coordinator Matt Canada of his duties, the Steelers announced Tuesday.
In a brief statement, head coach Mike Tomlin said Canada had been relieved of his duties and wished him well in his future coaching endeavors.
According to CBS Sports NFL Insider Josina Anderson, running backs coach Eddie Faulkner is expected to take over as the team’s offensive coordinator, while quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan will handle play-calling duties.
Hired by the Steelers on January 15, 2020 as quarterbacks coach, he was named offensive coordinator a little over a year later on January 25, 2021, replacing Randy Fichtner.
When in charge, Canadian teams never gained more than 400 offensive yards in a game. They have failed to reach more than 400 total yards in 58 consecutive games, which is the second-longest such streak in NFL history, according to CBS Sports.
The Steelers were also dominated in each of their first 10 games. Quarterback Kenny Pickett recorded the lowest touchdown rate (1.9%) of any quarterback with over 500 attempts since 1970.
The Steelers averaged just 16.6 points per game this season, 28th in the NFL, and averaged 0.7 passing touchdowns per game, 31st in the NFL.
Mid-season coaching changes are rare for the Steelers, as this statistic from ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Paul Hembekides shows: Canada’s firing was the first time the Steelers made a coaching change in season since 1941.
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