15 July 2024

Citing offensive inconsistencies and lack of improvement, Pittsburgh Steelers have fired offensive coordinator Matt Canada, coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday.

“I did not come to this decision lightly, to be really transparent with you,” Tomlin said. “It is my role to absorb and protect those that I work with, and this doesn’t feel like that. Obviously, I’m not interested in assigning blame or deflecting in any way.

I got a lot of respect for Matt personally and professionally. It was not easy, but I thought it was necessary. This is a results-oriented business, and to be short, the improvements were not rapid enough or consistent enough for us to proceed.”

 

Tomlin also emphasized he didn’t make the decision with general manager Omar Khan or team president and owner Art Rooney II.

 

“Leadership is lonely,” Tomlin said. “I don’t run from it. I run to it. It was mine and mine alone.”

 

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