Open letter to Mike Tomlin: Please replace Matt Canada as OC
The Steelers may already be at an impasse two games into the 2022 season. Let’s see if we can convince Mike Tomlin to replace Matt Canada.
I realize it is only two games into the season and that the Steelers are sitting at one up and one down, so we are not necessarily ‘in trouble’, as it were, but, statistically speaking, we may be. According to ESPN, we are in the thirtieth position in total yards per game.
If this was a ‘one-off’, I would not be ‘writing’ this letter to Steelers Head Coach, Mike Tomlin. Unfortunately for us fans, it has become a trend. In 2021, the Steelers finished twenty-third in total offense. We are trending downward. Here goes nothing.
A letter to Steelers HC Mike Tomlin
Dear Coach Tomlin,
I am writing to you today to implore you to replace Matt Canada as offensive coordinator. As you may or may not be aware, two weeks into the 2022 season, the offense is ranked thirtieth in total yards, Against the Patriots, we managed a meager two-hundred and forty yards.
Since we only scored fourteen points, we lost, as you know, because the Patriots scored seventeen points. When our defense gives up seventeen points, those are the games we should win and need to win.
I realize no one will necessarily press the ‘panic button’ after two games but considering we will be without Watt for an extended period of time, we need to win games on offense. Right now, the offense looks listless and unimaginative.
Granted, I am just a fan and not privy to the inner workings and dynamics of the team, but I am a fan who has personally witnessed three of our first four Super Bowl victories and obviously the other two victories.
I lived through the uninspiring teams of the 1980s, the resurgence of the 1990s, and of the 2000s. I am grateful for the fact that we have never had a losing season on your ‘watch’; however, that could change quickly.
You have it in your power to assure that does not happen. I realize it is easier said than done to simply change the offensive scheme. I also realize there are financial implications involved in terminating a contract, but if that person is not a positive contributor to our winning efforts, something has to give.
Since your time is precious and since letters are supposed to be brief, I will end the letter by simply stating this: Steelers fans are unlike any other fans in the sports world. We are passionate about our team and about winning.
Winning is the goal each and every year. We cannot win unless we deploy an NFL-caliber offensive scheme and as we sit here today, that is not what we have. What the Steelers have right now is an offense that is not getting the job done.
Thanks for listening.