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Terrible Towel Tales: Jon Gruden to replace Matt Canada?

Steelers news and commentary for Thursday, October 12

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Welcome to the Terrible Towel Tales, where we’ll highlight some of the latest stories permeating Steelers media for your reading pleasure every Monday through Saturday. In today’s news…

Long-time Steelers reporter floats Jon Gruden’s name as a possible replacement for Matt Canada in 2024 | Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

In a recent chat, long-time Steelers reporter Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was asked this question: “Who do you expect realistically the Steelers to target in the off-season for their inevitable vacant OC job?”

Responded Dulac: “Way too early to speculate. But a good one would be a [Mike] Tomlin friend — Jon Gruden.”

Former Steelers DPOY James Harrison explains why he doesn’t think he’s Hall of Fame worthy | Bryan DeArdo, CBS Sports

The former Steelers’ pass rusher doesn’t feel he’s worthy of a gold jacket despite a career that included two Super Bowl wins, five straight Pro Bowl selections, two All-Pro nods and a Defensive Player of the Year award in 2008. Harrison also authored one of the most memorable plays in NFL history: a 100-yard pick-six during Pittsburgh’s win over Arizona in Super Bowl XLIII.

“It’s a numbers thing,” Harrison recently said on former teammate Cam Heyward’s “Not Just Football” podcast. “I understand accolades and everything and the impact and all, but another part of it is numbers. And when you look at numbers, the numbers do not equate to what Hall of Fame numbers should look like.”

3 Players the Steelers Should Target at the 2023 NFL Trade Deadline | Joe Tansey, Bleacher Report

The Steelers may need some help at a few positions where injuries and a lack of production have appeared.

A veteran tight end could be a good trade option in case Pat Freiermuth remains banged up and Darnell Washington can’t take the step up to No. 1 tight end.

The Steelers can always use some insurance for T.J. Watt on the edge to make their defense more frightening as the season goes on.