3 Steelers coaches the team can’t afford to lose in 2021
By Andrew Falce
With the majority of NFL teams looking for new coaches, here are the three the Steelers can’t lose
The Steelers are in a lucky position as their solid play granted them a playoff berth. While that is the goal of every team, it does set them behind on making coaching changes. Even more so, as they focus on winning their next game, other NFL teams are looking over their staff to find coaches to try and bring aboard. With the Steelers playing as impressively as they have, they have quite a few staff members that may draw interest from other teams.
More than likely, it won’t be due to either of their offensive nor defensive coordinators drawing any interest as head coaches. Randy Fichtner has proven to be a weak coach on this roster. Keith Butler has fielded one of the best defenses in the league recently, but a lot of that is due to the talent that has been assembled there. There is always a give and take with roster talent vs coaching, but Butler’s defense didn’t excel until he had incredible talent there.
A missing name
Many will expect to see Matt Canada on this list, but as of now I would guess he is either this teams offensive coordinator next year or he is back in the college ranks. He seems like the most realistic option if the Steelers opt to move on from Fichtner, but that unfortunately is not a guarantee. I don’t have him on this list because of it, but he would be a smart coach to promote instead of losing.
With all of that said, here are the three coaches the Steelers can’t afford to lose this offseason.