5 biggest questions we must see answered at Steelers training camp

  • What role will second-year players have in 2023?
  • Several positions are wide open entering camp

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1. What will be the Steelers primary personnel grouping on offense?

While all of these questions must be answered before the 2023 season, there might not be a bigger question entering Steelers training camp than what personnel grouping they intend to use most. Most teams routinely roll out '11' personnel. This means there is just one tight end and one running back on the field with three wide receivers.

This is the most popular grouping in the NFL, and we expect the Steelers to run a lot of this as well in 2023. But is this what their team is built for? Based on their current roster construction, you could argue that the Steelers might be most effective in '12' personnel. This would take a slot receiver like Allen Robinson off the field and add a tight end like Darnell Washington.

In fact, you could go as far as to predict that '22' personnel might be their best grouping on running downs. This means that you could see Najee Harris, Pat Freiermuth, Darnell Washington, and Connor Heyward on the field all at the same time. From both '12' and '22' personnel, the Steelers should be able to run the ball well and use the run to set up play action.

As predictable as Matt Canada might be at times, he's not going to show all of his cards at Steelers training camp. Still, keep your eye out for what types of personnel groupings this offense seems to be running most. It could prove to be an indicator of what they plan to do in 2023.

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