Players must have been frustrated by Matt Canada’s US-led attack

I know we only start two games a year. It’s early. And any loss brings frustration and disappointment, especially the opening game that could have taken the Pittsburgh Steelers 2-0 this year. But with lackluster abuse for the second week in a row and a completely ugly exit from the 2021 season, the frustration appears to have festered with the way Matt Canada is managing the Steelers’ attack.

I heard it from Mitch Trubesky, who gave a brief response When asked why the team did not throw the ball in the middle of the field.

“Call the concepts to get the receivers out there,” he said.

On the face of it, it looks like a straight shot to his attack coordinator. It feels like that even more Looking at last Thursday, Matt Canada was asked the same questionHow to get more passes thrown and falling between numbers. his answer?

“Throw it there.”

Quarterback says there are not enough calls there. Coordinator says there are not enough throws there. It doesn’t sound like two people running concurrently as every good QB/OC coupling should be. But that was just one comment. What Pat Freymouth had said was even more surprising. Here’s how Explain some offensive problems.

“We just have to do the things we feel comfortable with and do other things [we do] More consistent in practice. I think we’re good at certain things and I think we need to get to them faster.”

Freiermuth hasn’t specified what these things are, but it’s definitely not something that happens in the field. Pittsburgh’s offensive scored only twice in its first two games, something that hasn’t happened since 2013. In an era when offenses have more freedom and firepower than ever, the Steelers are stuck once again for decades long forgotten. lack of plays. Three yards and a cloud of dust. 18 game points won’t cut it in 2022. Despite changes in the center and a strong-looking reception room as well as Nagy Harris and Pat Freymouth entering their second year, the offense was statistically worse than it was a year ago. The growing pains remain, but the excuses are running out.

While Freiermuth didn’t reveal exactly what he’d like to see done differently, he seemed to imply that the offense was too conservative.

“I think we just trust our quarterback and trust our guys to go out there and make plays. It’s very simple. Just trust each other.”

Then there was Chase Claypool who basically said “go ask the coaches” when asked about the stuttering foul that failed to make the field play.

Three players make similar comments after the match. We like to call this trend. Just think of the people the media didn’t talk to or those who bit their tongue.

Pittsburgh entered the season with a similar identity to what it did in 2019, the last time it played without Ben Roethlisberger. Do not flip the ball, let the defense keep score, late win screeching. With that comes the thoughts that sacks are better than tight cover throws, that kicks aren’t bad, and that taking profits is all a quarterback should be concerned with. The problem is, the Steelers’ defense isn’t quite as elite in 2022 as it was in 2019, especially not without TJ Watt, and offensive weapons are better this season than they were three years ago when Mason Rudolph or Duck Hodges would hand it to Benny Snell and throw it to Tiffin. Jones.

While Trubisky is nothing more than average at his best, this offense can be more aggressive than it was. Playmakers can play plays. Their hands have been tied by various issues, contact errors, and a quarterback who is clearly not in the long-term plans, but also an offensive coordinator who doesn’t want to lose a match. For players who are more confident in themselves and their teammates, there is a natural frustration from players like Freiermuth. The Steelers’ offensive has been so bad for far too long that they watch everyone else in the league, especially the North, run successful fouls.

Canada’s crime is run the way it manages others. College style. Strict, controlled, within the structure and generally conservative. Through his first 19 matches as the OC, she didn’t succeed in that vision. Pair that with the current winning model at the Steelers, an organization that doesn’t mind doing “enough,” and you’ve got some players frustrated with this aspect of football. I’ll admit that my argument is a bit infallible, and none of these guys will ever call the OC and will dismiss any direct questions about how much is falling on Canada. This is not so All His mistake is far from that. It was all a disjointed mess and players are not exempt from mistakes. But we can read tea leaves and the frustration is pretty palpable.

Winning cures everything, and if the Steelers can get back on track, everything will be forgiven and forgotten. If not, you’ll hear those comments fade more and more and Canada’s Matt could have the same result as his previous stops. Very short stay.