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Kenny Pickett “hates” Matt Canada firing

Did the Steelers make the right call?

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By now, you've heard the news that the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to part ways with maligned offensive coordinator Matt Canada after yet another subpar result last week. He departs Pittsburgh after having overseen the team fall to 28th in total yards per game (280.1) and 31st in passing yards per game (170.0) so far in 2023. 

And it sounds as though quarterback Kenny Pickett is taking the decision to part ways with Canada personally.

"It’s a challenge to everybody," Pickett said, per ESPN. "I feel like you have to take it personal. It’s a guy you’ve worked with since I got drafted here, you want to play great, you don’t want to see anyone get let go like that. So absolutely we have to answer the bell, find out what we need to do to play better and then just go take care of business."

Pickett, who said he didn't know that the termination was coming, said that he had a good conversation with Canada after the news was announced.

"You hate to see it," Pickett said of the firing, adding he had no idea it was coming. "You don’t want to see one of your coaches lose their job. We all got to be better. Called coach, wished him well. We had a great conversation, but you got to bounce back quick and get ready to go."

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Source: Fox News