In a season that has been filled with frustration for Pittsburgh Steelers fans, the lackluster offensive performance has left many questioning the team’s play-calling.
This of course is nothing new for Pittsburgh, but it is reaching a boiling point.
Much to the fans’ dismay, Steelers management has not yet made any moves to replace offensive coordinator Matt Canada … However, if the decision were to be made, Steelers legend Ben Roethlisberger has a clear candidate in mind.
During the latest episode of his popular podcast, “Footbahlin’,” Roethlisberger openly advocated for the appointment of former teammate Byron Leftwich as the potential replacement for Canada.
“I think if the team was to move on from Matt, I would love to see Byron Leftwich come in here and be the OC,” Big Ben said.
“He was here, he’s played under Coach T(omlin) … He understands what it is to be a Steeler. I think he’s a great OC.”
Ben Roethlisberger: “I think if the team was to move on from Matt [Canada], I would love to see Byron Leftwich come in here and be the OC. He was here. He’s played under Coach T. He understands what it means to be a Steeler. I think he’s a great OC.” #Steelers #NFL https://t.co/Cu6JAFZjZd
— Steelers Depot 7⃣ (@Steelersdepot) October 30, 2023
Leftwich boasts a strong connection with the Steelers, having played for the team in 2008 and then again from 2010-2012.
With four seasons of NFL offensive coordinator experience under his belt, including his recent stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2019-2022, Leftwich has a solid resume.
Despite the resounding calls from fans to oust Canada from the coaching staff, the Steelers seem to be holding onto their veteran assistant, at least for the foreseeable future.
What do you think of Big Ben’s suggestion?
Leftwich is reportedly very interested in joining the Steelers coaching staff.
Does Pittsburgh need to replace Canada???