In Pittsburgh right now, Matt Canada could be the most despised person. On Sunday, the Houston Texans completely destroyed the Pittsburgh Steelers, 30-6. Even though Houston was a bad team at running the ball, they did so with ease against the Steelers.
The Steelers were held to only six points and no touchdowns by the Texans, who had given up at least 25 points in two of their previous three games. Matt Canada, the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, faced a lot of criticism for his play-calling on social media.
It appears that he is protecting himself at this point.
— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) October 2, 2023
Since it is exclusively supporting the coach, online users appear to believe they have discovered a burner account belonging to Canada. Canada is taking a lot of heat for allegedly injuring Kenny Pickett on a play where the Steelers faced a fourth-and-1 situation with 1:16 left in the third quarter and a deficit of 10.
After forcing the Houston Texans to punt twice and kicking field goals on their opening two drives of the second half, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to keep the offense on the field for the fourth-and-1 play rather than attempt another punt.
No open pass catchers were available when Canada ordered a shotgun pass, and Pickett hurt his knee while taking a sack. Pickett left and never came back. Before exiting with an injury, Pickett struggled to advance the ball and completed 114 yards of passing with one interception.