Former NFL GM says Canada is the Steelers biggest problem, 'he's not qualified'


“He’s not qualified.”

Wednesday's with Whaley

Former Steelers executive and Buffalo Bills General Manager Doug Whaley didn’t hold back on his criticism of Matt Canada during his show on 93.7 The Fan Wednesday.

Whaley says he’s been critical of Canada since he was hired.

He says Canada had his defenders when he was running the offense with an aging Ben Roethlisberger in his final year.

“People forget, he was Ben’s quarterback coach, so if you’re a coach you know what makes this guy tick and you put him in positions to succeed,” said Whaley. “So, then that realized to everybody that he’s a system guy that he needs to get a young, mobile quarterback.”

“When did he have a mobile quarterback, would anybody say (Nate) Peterman was a mobile quarterback? No!”

Whaley adds he had one good year at Pitt but he hasn’t done anything since.

Simply put, “he’s not qualified” said Whaley.

So, what’s wrong with quarterback Kenny Pickett?

Whaley says while he doesn’t know, something in “off” with him.

He is either worried about the possibility of another concussion, after suffering two last year or, “he is pressing because he knows the offensive coordinator and the system is Pop Warnerish.”

Whaley commented on Tomlin saying on Tuesday during his news conference that wholesale changes are not coming.

“What’s the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results,” said Whaley.

Whaley isn’t saying they need to scrap the whole offense but they need to change something.

Listen to the whole interview with Whaley above.

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