5 biggest takeaways from Pittsburgh Steelers 2023 offseason

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Matt Canada has the tools (and no excuses)

While most of these takeaways are positive for both sides of the ball, one “loser” of the offseason is Matt Canada. It’s hard to imagine labeling Canada as such, given that he kept his job when many were calling for his head. Furthermore, the Steelers now have a bevy of different types of weapons and a stronger offensive line (at least on paper). 

For those reasons, however, Canada’s seat has never been hotter, in my opinion. Going into last season, the Steelers were breaking in a new quarterback with a new offense (Canada coordinated the year before, but it was Ben Roethlisberger’s offense) and a new offensive line coach. Now, Canada has had an entire offseason to work with Pickett, offensive line coach Pat Meyer, and young players like Najee Harris, George Pickens, and Pat Freiermuth. 

Assuming there aren’t any major injuries, Canada has no excuses this year. The offense has to capitalize on how they finished the year and take a major step forward. Even though Pittsburgh is clearly trying to put the burden of winning on the defense, they need to score more than 18 points per game if they want to be a threat in the AFC playoff race.