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Terrible Towel Tales: The origin of ‘Fire Canada’

Steelers news and commentary for Thursday, November 2

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Welcome to the Terrible Towel Tales, where we’ll highlight some of the latest stories permeating Steelers media for your reading pleasure every Monday through Saturday. In today’s news…

How ‘Fire Canada’ took off, and why Steelers OC became a scapegoat | Brooke Pryor, ESPN

ZACH GAZELLE WALKED through the gates of an NFL stadium wearing a black Troy Polamalu jersey, carrying a homemade sign that read “FIRE MATT CANADA” in bold, black letters.

But Gazelle wasn’t in Pittsburgh. He wasn’t even watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was sitting in an end zone seat at FedEx Field for a game featuring the Washington Commanders and Buffalo Bills.

Analyst Believes Steelers WR on Verge of Meltdown | Noah Strackbein, Sports Illustrated

The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to get George Pickens back in the groove following a slow week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he caught just one ball. But if they don’t, one radio analyst says it’s justified for him to lash out.

This season, Pickens has had three 100-yard games but fell to just one catch for 22 yards and a touchdown in Week 8. That score was the only touchdown the Steelers produced in a 20-10 loss to the Jaguars.

‘GMFB’ calls their shot ahead of Titans-Steelers Week 9 matchup |

Peter Schrager makes a bold prediction on Alex Highsmith’s production.