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Report: Bruce Arians will be fired in Pittsburgh

The makeover in Pittsburgh is reportedly underway.

Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will be let go “in the near future,” according to Ken Laird of 1250 ESPN in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers have not confirmed the move, and it’s worth noting no other Pittsburgh outlets have confirmed the report. NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora calls the report “premature.” Mike Tomlin didn’t mention the change at his end of his season press conference.

Arians was criticized for not building a consistent running attack in Pittsburgh, but the passing game was among the league’s best. We doubt Arians would have been criticized so much if the Pittsburgh defense didn’t give up 101 more points in 2009 than 2008.

Steelers quarterback coach Ken Anderson retired earlier in the day.