Count Le'Veon Bell among Steelers fans who has been critical of the job Matt Canada is doing as Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator. Pittsburgh's former All-Pro running back voiced his frustrations with Canada during Sunday night's game between the Steelers and Raiders.
Bell clearly wasn't happy with Canada's decision to run fullback Connor Heyward on third-and-1 on Pittsburgh's first possession. The Steelers had to punt after Heyward was stuffed for no gain.
Specifically, Bell thought the play was predictable, as Pittsburgh ran the ball on each of its first three plays before punting,.
we look sooooo ……… predictable— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) September 25, 2023
Bell's social media posts regarding the Steelers were more positive as the half progressed. He specifically complimented former teammate T.J. Watt (who had two sacks in the first half), wide Calvin Austin III (who had a game-tying, 72-yard touchdown catch) and even Canada, who drew more criticism this past week after Pittsburgh's offense scored just one touchdown in last Monday night's win over Cleveland.
there ya goooooo Canada ‼️ QB sneak just get the first down 🙏🏾— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) September 25, 2023
Bell likely liked what he saw in the second half, as the Steelers made enough plays to leave Las Vegas with a 23-18 win. The Steelers received a solid effort Sunday night from Kenny Pickett, who threw multiple touchdown passes for the first time in an NFL regular season game.