Article: Mike Tomlin on Fans Calling for Firing of Offensive Coordinator Matt Canada
I appreciate their passion
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin gets it. He always has, he always will. It’s one of the reasons he’s never had a losing season, and why he’s so respected by his peers.
The Offense Struggles: Lack of Rhythm and Flow
On Monday night, the Pittsburgh offense faced numerous challenges. Coordinator Matt Canada’s game plan lacked coherence, resulting in a sluggish performance. The absence of an overriding strategy hindered the team’s ability to set up successful plays. Running back Najee Harris struggled to find openings, and the passing game failed to exploit the potential of receiver George Pickens.
Tomlin’s Perspective: Embracing Challenges and Fan Support
Despite the fans’ frustration, coach Mike Tomlin appreciates their passion. He understands that winning and entertaining the fans is the primary objective of the sport-entertainment business. Tomlin and the team don’t shy away from challenges; they embrace them. The fans’ support inspires and motivates the team to perform at their best.
Utilizing George Pickens: The Key to Offensive Success
To maximize the team’s potential, the Steelers should make George Pickens the centerpiece of their passing game. By constantly targeting Pickens, even when double covered, the offense can force opposing defensive coordinators to divert their attention from the rest of the team. This strategic approach will open up opportunities for other offensive players and create a more dynamic and effective game plan.