At this point, the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to play the last 4 games of the season in an unusual position. It hasn’t been often Pittsburgh has a month of football left and nothing to play for.
This season has been a lesson in transition after the retirement of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. And if we’re being honest, the majority of the coaching staff hasn’t responded thoroughly. Because of this head coach Mike Tomlin and the front office must take a fresh start at multiple positions on the coaching staff.
Before I’m going on, you read that accurately. I’m not advocating Tomlin be an element of this. There are many fans who consider this team cannot progress with Tomlin as the top coach and you might be right. However the pool of head coach candidates on the market are crammed with nothing but unknowns at this point and this team still advantages from his leadership.
Having said that, offensive coordinator Matt Canada and defensive coordinator Teryl Austin must go. Canada has proven time and time again this season he doesn’t fully grasp the complexities of an NFL offense or best utilize talent.
But let’s not let Austin off the hook either. He’s coaching a unit with tons of high draft picks and an enormous chunk of the payroll and might’t work out a approach to stop the run. Personally, I feel Austin has gotten a pass this 12 months because so many fans are throwing all their vitriol at Canada and so they are missing how poorly Austin has managed his side of the football.
If the Steelers are going to be contenders next season and beyond. bringing in outside coaches, young, talented guys who’re considering of the long run of the sport and never living up to now is the one way any of this works.
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