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Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers have been clamoring for the termination of offensive coordinator Matt Canada for some time now, though management decided to retain him for this season. However, the decisions that Canada makes on behalf of the offense doesn't always sit well with the players themselves.
In fact, offensive tackle Chuks Okorafor was revealed to have been benched due to his openly voicing displeasure with Canada's play calling.
During Pittsburgh's loss to the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars at Acrisure Stadium, head coach Mike Tomlin overheard Okorafor stating that the team may as well just kneel if they were going to continue calling the offensive plays that they were calling.
According to reporter Gerry Dulac:
“Okorafor was upset the offense was using the same plays despite trailing the entire game, including 17-3 in the third quarter. It is unclear to whom Okorafor directly vented his anger and what else might have been said or done. But apparently it was such an outburst that his actions were referred to as “significant” by Tomlin.”
Hey, he was just saying what the rest of us are thinking!