In a surprising turn of events, Pittsburgh Steelers fans made their frustration known loud and clear during a Penguins game. Despite it not being a football game and the Steelers not being directly involved, the fans took the opportunity to express their dissatisfaction with Steelers offensive coordinator, Matt Canada, by chanting “Fire Canada.”
Pittsburgh Steelers fans showed their frustration with offensive coordinator Matt Canada by chanting “Fire Canada” during the Penguins game. Despite the team’s current leading position in the AFC North, fans are displeased with the lackluster performance of the offense. The incident highlights the pressure faced by Canada to improve the team’s play-calling and the high expectations of Steelers fans.
Fans’ Outburst at Penguins Game
During the Penguins’ season opener against the Blackhawks, which resulted in a 4-2 loss for the home team, Steelers fans seized an unexpected moment to make their voices heard. The crowd at PPG Paints Arena erupted in a chorus of “Fire Canada,” capturing the attention of everyone present.
This outburst demonstrates the dissatisfaction of fans towards the team’s offense, despite the Steelers currently leading the AFC North with a record of 3-2. It seems that the lackluster performance of the offense, under the guidance of Canada and quarterback Kenny Pickett, has left fans frustrated and looking for a change.
Challenges Faced by Canada
Matt Canada was appointed as the Steelers’ offensive coordinator in 2021. However, the offense has not lived up to expectations under his play-calling. With Kenny Pickett at the helm, the Steelers haven’t displayed the explosive plays that fans have come to expect from the team.
While the Steelers have a bye week ahead, providing some respite for Canada, Pickett remains focused on improvement. He expressed his intentions to use the break to analyze the team’s performance more closely and identify areas in need of improvement.
“There’s definitely positives, there’s always negatives that you can work on during the Bye week. There’s a lot of things to get better at, too, so I’m gonna use this week to kinda take a step back from it and kinda fine-tooth comb it and figure out what we need to do to get better,” said Pickett.
Fans’ History of Frustration
This recent incident is not the first time Steelers fans have voiced their discontent with Matt Canada. Earlier this month, a fan brought a sign to an AEW wrestling event bearing the words “Fire Canada!” Furthermore, fans went the extra mile by crowdfunding a billboard in town, amplifying their message.
Looking ahead, the Steelers will return to the field on October 22nd to face the L.A. Rams. It remains to be seen how the team will respond to the mounting pressure and the calls for change from passionate fans.