After four games, the Pittsburgh Steelers currently have a 2-2 record, and they are one game back of the 3-1 Baltimore Ravens for the division lead in the AFC North.
For those on the outside, many would think that the Steelers are off to a solid start to the season, and they should have plenty to be happy about.
But after losing by 24 points to the Houston Texans in their last game, Pittsburgh knows that something just isn’t right about their team at this current point in the season.
After some pointed to the team’s coaching staff as a big reason for the Steelers’ struggles this year, Pittsburgh running back Najee Harris recently attempted to shift the majority of the blame back on the players, something that NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport believes was done with a purpose.
“This is calculated. To me, [Harris] wants to look in the mirror. He wants the focus on the players, [while also] knowing that it’s on the coaches.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 5, 2023
Certain members of the Steelers coaching staff (specifically offensive coordinator Matt Canada) are likely very thankful that Harris has tried to shift the blame away from them.
But at the same time, the Pittsburgh running back should already know how big of an impact specific coaches can have on a specific position group, an offense, a defense, or an entire team.
Steelers fans are just becoming more and more frustrated with the struggles of the offense this season, and they want to see the team give someone other than Canada the opportunity to call plays for the unit.
Will this end up being something that happens sooner than later, or will Pittsburgh fans just have to suck it up and deal with Canada leading their offense for the rest of the season?NEXT: Kenny Pickett Makes Confident Statement On His Status For Sunday