The Pittsburgh Steelers have made a surprising move to replace offensive coordinator Matt Canada with someone else, just days before Thanksgiving. Although the team is currently winning and relevant, their offense has been struggling. They have been outgained in every game this season and lack an identity, rhythm, and flow.
On Sunday, the Jaylen Warren show was a disaster as the team scored only 10 points. There were reports of a kerfuffle involving receiver Diontae Johnson and head coach Mike Tomlin getting involved in the conflict. Running back Najee Harris also made post-game comments indicating that he was at his breaking point.
The question now is what’s next for the Steelers? There are conflicting reports about how the offense will operate moving forward, but it seems that someone else will be calling the shots. Eddie Faulkner is reportedly running the show, while Mike Sullivan will be calling the plays. Someone will also need to fix a moving car that has been struggling all year long.
The situation raises questions about whether Kenny Pickett is truly capable of leading the Steelers’ offense to success or if he is just not cut out for it. Pickett has shown promise in his second season but lacks big throws into tight spots and limited mobility. It’s possible that making Pickett a first-round pick in 2022 may have been a mistake, and it remains to be seen whether he can lead the Steelers to victory or if they’ll need to pivot to another quarterback such as Mitch Trubisky or Justin Fields for 2024.
Despite their struggles on offense, however, one thing remains clear: the Steelers are still competitive and relevant at this stage of their season. Whether they can overcome these challenges and continue their winning ways remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: they won’t go down without a fight.