Steelers vs. Ravens: 3 things to know about this all-important Week 5 matchup

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2. Matt Canada isn’t the only coordinator struggling

Sure, Matt Canada makes it all too easy to point fingers at him. Calling a pass play on 4th and 1 with a crappy route concept and your starting “franchise quarterback” getting hurt as a result is a perfect example. There are plenty of others, which I don’t have the time to go into. But we all know Canada is a big problem.

Meanwhile, flying under the radar, the highest-paid defense in the league has allowed 30 points not once, but TWICE this season in the first four games! So, where’s the outcry to oust Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin?

The Steelers haven’t allowed 30 points or more twice in their first four games since 2013 when the Bears (40) and Vikings (34) did it in consecutive games to send Pittsburgh to an 0-4 start on their way to an 8-8 campaign.

Just three seasons ago the Steelers didn’t allow 30 points or more the entire regular season. Of course, that defense was under the guidance of coordinator Keith Butler, whose units allowed 30 or more 15 times in his seven regular seasons at the helm.

Austin is now in his seventh overall season as a defensive coordinator at the NFL level (second in Pittsburgh) and his defensive units have already allowed 30 points or more a total of 19 times during the regular season, with 13 games still remaining. Something to think about.