Ben Roethlisberger must Adapt to Matt Canada's Offense in his 18th NFL Season
The Steelers answered many questions today in regards to their Offensive Coordinator heading into the 2021 season. They will be replacing Randy Fichtner with Matt Canada. The Steelers typically love to promote from within so this move makes sense. The Steeler's wide-receivers will benefit the most from promoting Matt Canada. He loves using motion and play action. The problem is how will Ben Roethlisberger fit into his scheme?
Ben Roethlisberger typically doesn't like play-action as well as motion. Roethlisberger is not a mobile quarterback. Especially at age 39. The Steeler's goal going into his 18th season would be to protect him from being hit rather than make him play motion. If you go into the 2021 season with Ben Roethlisberger playing mostly motion he wouldn't even last half of the season. Also, Matt Canada has a reputation for being tough on his players. So he would not put up with Ben Roethlisberger walking all over him. Ultimately Ben Roethlisberger will have to adapt in his 18th season in order to make this work with Matt Canada.
Another problem with Matt Canada is he has never been an Offensive Coordinator in the National Football League before. This is a very similar situation with Randy Fichtner. That is very concerning, but Canada's offense will be completely different from Fichtner's scheme. So at the end of the day, many Pittsburgh fans will have to let everything play out to see if Canada will work in Pittsburgh. It is either going to be a genius move from Mike Tomlin or a massive train wreck that could cost him his job.