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La Canfora: Steelers & Mike Munchak to Meet About OL Coach

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are doing their due diligence when it comes to their efforts to hire a new offensive line coach. With the experienced Ray Brown and familiar Shaun Sarrett already in the mix, the Steelers’ brass are reportedly interested in interviewing Mike Munchak for the vacant position on their coaching staff according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports:

In my opinion, the former head coach of the Tennessee Titans would be a terrific candidate for Pittsburgh’s to interview, and would be an absolutely great hire for the franchise to make. As far as potential offensive line coach candidates are concerned, Munchak might very well be the best one on the open market.

The Hall of Fame offensive lineman was the offensive line coach for the Oilers/Titans for 14 seasons (1997-2010) before he assumed the head coaching job, and his experience and expertise could help to turn Pittsburgh’s young yet extremely talented offensive line into a formidable force.

If the Steelers actually hire the former Penn State Nittany Lion, then I will be nothing short of thrilled. Their offensive line needs some continuity and veteran guidance, and Munchak has the potential to do wonders if he is in a position to do so.

 

 

 

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Topics: Mike Munchak, Offensive Line Coach, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ray Brown, Shaun Sarrett

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  • Craig

    Said it on Twitter and I’ll say it again. I don’t see this as a good move.
    LeBeau, Haley, and then Munchak – all former head coaches…. too many donkeys in one room.

  • Carl Eagan

    Tomlin screwed the last two hires up they won’t let him do it again. Munchak is one of the few O-line coaches who were as good as Grim.

  • T. Smith

    An absolute MUST…Munchak would bring instant respect and credibility to the O-line. Munchak’s presence along with the return of Pouncey in ’14 could lead to BIG things for a young promising line who really started to play well in the final 1/3 of the season. This is and will be the biggest position/assistant hire until we find LeBeau’s eventual successor (Butler or Lake). Plus, Munchak is a total class act and one of the most respected and loyal men in football. He would still be the Titans Head Coach if he accepted ownerships wish in firing most of his assistants. He refused to do it so they got rid of him instead.