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Steelers Fans Chant ‘Fire Canada’ at Acrisure Stadium



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The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns, 26-22, on Monday night at Acrisure Stadium, but they nearly blew it due to a head-scratching play call by offensive coordinator Matt Canada. With the Steelers holding onto a 26-22 lead late in the fourth quarter and facing a third-and-1, quarterback Kenny Pickett off a read-option was tackled for a 3-yard loss by Browns defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, and the Steelers were forced to punt with 3:02 remaining.

Fans at the game were so outraged by the play call on third-and-1 and the overall performance by the offense that “Fire Canada” chants erupted throughout Acrisure Stadium. There was even a massive “Fire Canada” sign at the game.


Below is the play that Canada called on third-and-1 with the game in the balance.

The Steelers’ defense held their ground and prevented the Browns from a game-winning touchdown. The defense bailed out the offense all night. In fact, the defense scored more points than the offense, as Alex Highsmith had a 30-yard pick-six and T.J. Watt recorded a game-winning 16-yard scoop and score. The offense mustered just 12 points, nine first downs, 255 total yards and were 4 of 14 on third down. The Steelers entered the fourth quarter trailing the Browns by 3. Pittsburgh generated -7 yards of offense in the frame, and they still won the game.

With the offense struggling mighty, talks of Canada getting fired will just continue in Pittsburgh. They’re fortunate that they escaped with a win over Cleveland.

Pickett had another poor performance, as well. He completed 15 of 30 passes (50%) for 222 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a quarterback rating of 71.8.

The offense has scored just 19 points in two games. In Week 2, 24 teams scored 20 points or more. If the offense doesn’t improve quick, Canada could be out of a job by the bye week. If not earlier. Steelers Nation definitely would welcome it, as it was clearly displayed at Acrisure Stadium on Monday night.


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Jesus Christani
Jesus Christani
September 19, 2023 7:45 am

The first thought that came to my mind is, “Kenny could not have possible audibled into that call.” So, like many others, I had to come to the conclusion that Matt Canada made the call — yes, that call… The OC has to be more chameleon-like from game to game, half to half, play to play… I am not for firing the coach mid-season, however, I cannot deny the fact that he deserves to be fired mid-season… This has to be the worst play calling by any NFL team this year, so far… Nonetheless, Steelers Nation has no other choice… Read more »

Jesus Christani
Jesus Christani
September 19, 2023 7:47 am

A win is a win — let’s take it and move forward…

Here We Go, Steelers, Here We Go!

Jesus Christani
Jesus Christani
September 19, 2023 7:57 am

Let’s hire Kenny Pickett to be the new OC and demote Matt Canada back to his original QB Coach position… Kenny can’t take the Steelers’ offense any further down into the muddy hole than it is right now… Kenny, get some tips on calling a game from The Hall of Famer, Terry Bradshaw…

Frank Groznik
Frank Groznik
September 19, 2023 12:17 pm

He should have been fired 2 seasons ago. He is going to destroy Kenny Pickett’s confidence.

Edward Humensky
Edward Humensky
September 19, 2023 2:23 pm

Does he (Canada) have nude photos of the Rooneys playing cards with the devil? Holy crap! This guy is like an infected hang nail on your pinky toe. Embrace the suck and just yank it out already. Also, boot the O line coach too. Four years of failure to block cannot be all personnel issues.

Jeff carey
Jeff carey
September 19, 2023 2:54 pm

Canada is toxic to the Steelers he has been a problem since he got there, he needs to go and the organization can’t see this for some ungodly reason …get rid of him before the season is ruined again by him.

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