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Steelers News: Who will benefit most from Matt Canada being on the coaching staff?

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It has been a one-of-a-kind offseason for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020. With the scheduled start of training camp now behind us, it looks like we’ll have to wait until opening weekend to see the Steelers take the field. Just because the NFL has cancelled the preseason doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at which member of the Steelers will benefit most from Matt Canada being on the coaching staff?

Let’s get to the news:

  • Matt Canada is a polarizing figure, and will have an impact on the Steelers in 2020.

Tim Benz: Beyond Ben Roethlisberger, who will be most helped by new quarterback coach Matt Canada?

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Just because former Pitt Panthers offensive coordinator Matt Canada has returned to Pittsburgh doesn’t mean his offense has.

Not entirely anyway.

Now in his first year as quarterbacks coach with the Steelers, Canada spoke with members of the Pittsburgh media this week. He took great measures to reiterate his specific role with the team.

He’s the quarterbacks coach. Not a second offensive coordinator alongside Randy Fichtner.

“I am in a position to learn and assist Randy in any way I can,” Canada said Tuesday. “To assist the quarterbacks in any way and be part of the group.

“I am coming in and learning our system and what we have done here. That is my job — to just enhance whatever I can.”

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  • Time for Ben Roethlisberger and Diontae Johnson to renew their connection.

Diontae Johnson ready to renew connection with Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

By almost any measure, the numbers Diontae Johnson posted in 2019 were impressive.

His 59 receptions led all rookie pass catchers in the NFL and were the most by anyone on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster. His 680 receiving yards were second on the team and sixth among all rookies. His five touchdown catches represented another team high.

And he did it while spending all but six quarters working with the Steelers’ second- and third-string quarterbacks.

It left Johnson wondering what kind of stats he might produce not only with another year of development, but with a healthy Ben Roethlisberger back under center.

“I’ve thought about it since the end of the season and while getting back ready,” Johnson said Wednesday on a video conference call with reporters. “Expecting Ben to come back 100 percent, I’m looking forward to getting on the field with him this year.

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  • NFL launches new initiative.

NFL launches NFL Votes

By: Teresa Varley,

The NFL has launched a league-wide, nonpartisan initiative, NFL Votes, that will support and encourage civic engagement and voting of NFL players, legends, team and club personnel, and fans.

The program focuses on three key points including voter education, registration and activation. NFL Votes is incorporated into Inspire Change, the league’s social justice initiative.

Players and coaches around the NFL have been vocal about social justice issues, including the importance of voting. The NFL began running television advertisements to promote the initiative on Thursday.

“Today marks the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was meant to ensure the right to vote for all Americans, prohibiting discrimination in voting based on race or color,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell via a press release. “Through meeting with players and legends to better understand causes and issues they are passionate about, we found a consensus around the importance of voting. That’s why we’re putting the power of our platform behind NFL Votes, aiming to inspire and encourage people to get educated about the voting process, to get registered to vote, and to ultimately exercise their right to vote.”

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