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Steelers OC Matt Canada Addresses 'Fire Canada' Chants

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator has heard the fans chants.

PITTSBURGH -- During the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 2 win over the Cleveland Browns, fans made their opinion known on the struggles of the offense. During the fourth quarter, after a failed 3rd and 1, Acrisure Stadium filled with "Fire Canada" chants directed toward offensive coordinator Matt Canada. 

Canada didn't hear the chants during the game, but was made aware of them afterward. 

"There's not one once of lack of confidence in the players that I have, or lack of confidence in the coaches I have. We're going to play better, we're going to get it right. We're not putting it on the field that we expected to do in those first two games," Canada said. "The fans want us to win, they want us to play better, so there's nothing wrong with their passion in those things. Mike [Tomlin] says it all the time, we're not running away from it. We expect to be better. We're going to be better. I firmly believe that. 

"Until we do that, there's going to be frustration. The most frustration is with our guys because we're not happy with what we're putting on tape and we're not putting it on the field. We'll continue to work and we'll continue to get it better, and I firmly believe that." 

The Steelers offense has never found a spark during his run as OC, currently 38 games into his time in Pittsburgh without a performance of 400 yards or more. Against the Browns, the defense outscored the offense in their pursuit to a 26-22 win. 

Head coach Mike Tomlin said the team must get their "mojo" back on offense and that the issue is becoming more pressing. 

"We’re not going to make knee-jerk reactions in an effort to make wholesale changes in an effort to change that outcome," Tomlin said. "But we do acknowledge that two is a pattern. We’ve had two outings that are not up to snuff in that regard, so it has our attention as we’re preparing for this next one."

Canada is also looking for more success with his unit, but isn't sure how it will come. 

"We have to be more consistent, we have to be better," Canada said. "Every facet of our game, we need to be better. There's no magical answer to this, I don't believe. Other than I'm very proud and excited about where our players are at. There's nobody pointing fingers, there's nobody throwing in the towel. We're 1-1. We're fortunate to be there. Great job by a lot of components, but we won a game against a really good team. It's much easier to do that when we win a game. We're going to keep fighting until we get it to the way we had it in the summer, the way we had it in camp. It's a challenge for all of us, and we're working really hard to find that what is."

For now, the Steelers offense will remain consistent, and the faith in his players will not hinder as they move into Week 3, looking for a breakout game. 

"I've got great belief in where we're at, what we're doing. I'm in charge of the offense. It wasn't good. That's it," Canada said. "That's part of the deal. I can't be stronger on the fact that I believe in our players and our coaches, and I have no doubt it's going to be better." 

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