The Pittsburgh Steelers are scoring just 17.3 points per game this season, which ranks 26th in the NFL.
The offense has found the end zone just 14 times thus far — the fourth-fewest in the NFL behind only the Tennessee Titans, the New York Giants and the New York Jets — and the team’s 283.6 yards per game ranks 28th.
Because of the offensive struggles, fans have been calling for offensive coordinator Matt Canada to lose his job.
“Fire Canada” has been chanted, worn on T-shirts and displayed on signs at games not even involving the Black and Gold.
Canada, of course, isn’t oblivious to the noise. But there is a silver lining.
The Steelers are still 6-3 in the stacked AFC North. They sit a half-game behind the 7-3 Baltimore Ravens (whom they beat back on Oct. 8), while the 6-3 Cleveland Browns just lost their star quarterback Deshaun Watson for the rest of the season.
So, as long as they keep winning, it’s easy for Canada to block out the criticism.