Matt Canada: Steelers are gonna stick with what we’re doing on offense

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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said this week that the Steelers won’t hit the panic button after losing two straight games at home to the Raiders and Bengals and they won’t be making any big changes on offense either.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said on Wednesday that he believes the unit is “not that far off” from clicking despite ranking 28th in points scored over the first three weeks of the season. Offensive coordinator Matt Canada would seem to agree with that assessment because he said the team is staying the course on offense as they head into Sunday’s game against the Packers.

“We’re gonna stick with what we’re doing,” Canada said, via the team’s website. “Obviously, that’s not the answer and that’s not the sexy answer but we believe we’re on the right track. We’ve gotta get some cohesion up front. We’re working to get that, and that’s not an excuse. We’ve gotta produce right now, so we’re not running away from it or hiding from it. But we have to continue to do what we’re doing. We have to continue to put our guys in position to make plays which, until we win, when we win, we’re not doing that well enough. That falls on me but we’re not gonna try to re-invent the wheel. It’s fundamental football. Everybody’s doing the same stuff. It’s fundamental football. We have to be better and I have to be better.”

There’s only so many new things a team can bring to the table once the season is underway, but the Steelers will have to start thinking about adding whatever they can if the results don’t improve in Green Bay.

12 responses to “Matt Canada: Steelers are gonna stick with what we’re doing on offense

  1. We’re not asking you to re-invent the wheel. We’d like a competent O-line and a veteran QB who can read a defense and make intelligent throws. I think it’s obvious by now that throwing 75% of your pass attempts within 5 yds of the line of scrimmage isn’t going to get it done.

  2. What does that old bit of wisdom say? Something like, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is ????????

  3. But are the Stillers ready to contend with the giant space lasers aimed at Lambeau by Packers operatives? I think not!

  4. With all the new parts the Offense has they don’t really have a choice but to stick to the game plan. They have a new OC, all new O-linemen most of which are either rookies or haven’t had a ton of starting experience. It’s literally trial by fire for them in one of the most underrated, toughest positions in the game. the season has not started well, but what did fans expect? It’s going to take time to even sort out who will get better and who will need replaced. Each of their bodies of work are too short. And the defense battling injuries to a ton of the starters it hasn’t made it any easier.

  5. The Packers will get the Steelers best punch. They want this one bad. Will their best be enough?

    We will see at 3:25 Sunday in Lambeau.

    Green And Gold ‘Til Dead and Cold

  6. Green Bay has to fix their own split personality. The defense bent but did not break against the 49’ers. The Packer defense has not found itself. Players getting their first real chances are not making names for themselves. Draft talent from the 3rd to the 6th is the best money spent and where starters of the future evolve. I’m not seeing much of that with the Packers, with the possible exception of Stokes outplaying King. Not much else.

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