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Steelers promote Faulkner, Sullivan to interim OCs

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced their interim offensive coordinator responsibilities for the rest of the season. The team fired offensive coordinator Matt Canada on Tuesday.

It was the first time that the Steelers fired a coordinator in a season. And the first time since 1941 that a head coach or a coordinator was fired in an in-season move by the franchise.

Former New York Giants Offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan reviews game footage on a Microsoft Surface with Eli Manning during the second quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos
Mike Sullivan reviews game footage on a Microsoft Surface with Eli Manning during the second quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Steelers will use two guys to attempt to fill Canada’s role. Running backs coach Eddie Faulkner will also serve as offensive coordinator.

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Quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan will now call the plays.

Faulkner received his first offensive coordinator title in the NFL. It is his first offensive coordinator title since 2010 when he served as the Ball State Cardinals offensive coordinator and running backs coach.

He has been the Steelers running backs coach since 2019.

Sullivan is already familiar with calling plays in the NFL. He was previously an offensive coordinator in the league twice.

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The two-time Super Bowl-winning coach was previously an offensive coordinator with the New York Giants in 2016 and 2017.

He also served as offensive coordinator with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012 and 2013.

Canada had been the Steelers offensive coordinator since the 2021 season. Following the season, the team will look to hire a permanent replacement for Canada.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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