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Former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch isn't happy about the possible return of Matt Canada. Batch just doesn't see things drastically changing with Canada's play-calling, even if he gets a quarterback who has mobility.
"This is just kind of where I’m at, I don’t like this offense, I don’t like cutting half of the field off, but hey this is what is it and we’ve seen exactly what this offense is capable of doing,” Batch said on 93.7 The Fan on Friday. "I just don’t see us not advancing and now saying miraculously this offense is going to go from the bottom of the league to the top of the league, I just don’t see it happening.”
The Steelers' offense took a step back in 2021, as they averaged just 20.2 points per game, which ranked 21st in the league. The offense under Randy Fichtner in 2020, averaged 26.6 per game, which ranked 12th.
The Steelers also continuously started games slowly, as they failed to score a first-half touchdown in six of their last seven games of the season, including the 42-21 loss to the Chiefs in the wild-card round game.
Batch also criticized Canada for not allowing Roethlisberger to change the play at the line of scrimmage unless Roethlisberger was in the no-huddle. And Batch doesn't see that changing with Mason Rudolph or whoever it is that replaces Roethlisberger.
Even though Batch doesn't think Canada is the answer at offensive coordinator, he doesn't see Art Rooney II firing him.
“He’s not going to pay him to sit at home, so if he has years on it, Matt’s going to be back,” Batch said.