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Terrible Towel Tales: Mason Cole says players were part of why Matt Canada was fired

Steelers news and commentary for Wednesday, November 29

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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…

Steelers C Mason Cole admits players were part of why Matt Canada was fired | Curt Popejoy, Steelers Wire

Center Mason Cole addressed the issue and offered something of a different perspective after the win. While he acknowledged the offense played better, he did put some of the blame for Canada’s firing at their feet for not playing harder.

“I think we all looked at each other and knew,” Cole said. “We got to play for each other. We all had a hand in Matt’s firing. We didn’t play well enough for him to keep his job. We had to make it right with the guys in this room.”

There is no doubt that the effort by this offense, especially the offense line was disappointing. Canada’s game plans might not have been great but there were times when the effort was so poor by the players, that it wouldn’t have mattered what play was called.

Steelers Make Practice Squad Change | Noah Strackbein, All Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are making a change on their practice squad, swapping out a member of their secondary for a returning wide receiver as they prepare for the Arizona Cardinals in Week 12.

The Steelers announced they have signed wideout Jacob Copeland to their practice squad while releasing safety Jalen Elliott.

How Steelers unlocked offense in first game with new OC: ‘More communication ... more willing to take shots’ | Bryan DeArdo, CBS Sports

With assistants Eddie Faulker and Mike Sullivan splitting coordinator duties, the Steelers had their best offensive performance since Ben Roethlisberger’s second-to-last season. The unit rolled up 421 yards while maintaining stellar balance throughout Pittsburgh’s 16-10 win over the Bengals.

“More communication,” Warren said of the difference in Pittsburgh’s offense. “I don’t know how to say this without being too explicit, but more willing to take shots. Taking more risks.”