The Steelers kept the Dolphins within reach but they couldn’t score when it mattered in their Sunday Night Football contest. Here is how Twitter responded.
As I’ve been writing these columns about the Twitter reaction to the Steelers games, I’ve noticed one common tweet that ends up on my timeline just about every week: Pittsburgh fans want Matt Canada fired. The offensive coordinator has been greatly disappointing in 2022, and fans are gathering in one accord to march him out of town. This tweet is one most fans can agree with:
Pittsburgh’s offense has been so bad, the players are beginning to verbalize their frustrations with the offensive game plan. Wide receiver Chase Claypool expressed his feelings about the offense this season.
But the frustration just isn’t in the locker room, it’s everywhere. Former Pittsburgh journalist, Ed Bouchette, claims that this might be the worst offense he has ever seen.
Fans are disappointed that the Steelers talent on offense is being held back by offensive coordinator Matt Canada as he continues to scheme an offense full of jet sweeps and short passes.
The Matt Canada offense is set up to three-and-out just about every drive, but with Kenny Pickett under center, they have been able to extend some of their drives. But they still get the same end result, a punt.
If you missed the game, here was Pittsburgh’s offense in a nutshell against the Miami Dolphins:
The offense struggled again this game and it only produced one touchdown. Which again, is a big disappointment for the offensive talent on this team.
As bad as the play calling was, it was overshadowed by the interceptions thrown on the last two Steelers’ possessions. In both possessions, the Steelers were driving down the field and moving the ball at a rapid clip. But to the dismay of many, Pickett made two bad throws that landed in the hands of the Dolphins’ defense. Twitter had a field day after.
Amid the doom and gloom about Pickett’s performance, there was some acknowledgment of the expected struggles that the rookie is facing at the moment.
Pickett has the skill to be a star in this league, he just needs to limit the mistakes.
Perhaps, the final and most important tweet of this column is one that provides hope, comfort, and an urge to be patient with the rookie — something we have a hard time doing in moments like these.
The situation seems desperate now, but there is hope that all of Picketts struggles will be worth it in the end. After all, if Terry Bradshaw can bounce back after the growing pains as a rookie then so can Pickett.