You can’t always shield yourself behind a social media account.
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada has faced a significant share of criticism for the team’s struggles this season, and there’s been speculation that he might have attempted to defend himself through a hidden social media account. Or has he?
An X user using the alias “Dan Robbins” has recently been active on the platform, passionately advocating for Canada. A viral video showcased multiple responses from the “Dan Robbins” account, where Canada was defended, and blame for the Steelers’ offensive issues was placed on others.
When one X user attempted to reset the account’s password, the associated email address seemed to resemble one that could belong to Canada. While the precise email address wasn’t disclosed for security reasons, the number of letters in it matched “[email protected].”
This development certainly raises questions about Canada’s involvement. However, there’s always the possibility that the account might have been created by a clever troll aiming to make it appear as if it were Canada’s burner account. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk pointed out that the Steelers use “steelers.nfl.com” for their internal email addresses, not “steelers.com,” which somewhat dampens the suspicion.
If Canada did indeed defend himself using a burner account, he wouldn’t be the first high-profile figure in the sports world to do so. Kevin Durant, for instance, faced a similar situation and continues to hear about it.
The Steelers have struggled to average just 15.5 points per game this season, ranking near the bottom of the NFL in several key offensive categories. Fans have expressed frustration with Canada and have even called for his dismissal.