Pittsburgh Steelers Would Be Smart To Hire Mike Munchak
The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the hunt for a new offensive line coach after just one season with Jack Bicknell Jr. Once the Steelers realized Bicknell Jr. was not going in the same direction as them, head coach Mike Tomlin made the change. Offensive line is a touchy subject in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are looking to improve every season, but injuries and lack of executions seems to hold them back.
According to several reports, the Steelers interviewed former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak for the offensive line coaching position on Friday. Munchak, a Scranton PA native, is one of the best offensive lineman to put on a uniform. A nine-time Pro Bowler while playing for the Houston Oilers, Munchak was voted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.
For 13 seasons, Munchak was the Titans’ offensive line coach (1997-2010). After the Titans parted ways with Jeff Fisher, Munchak was named the Titans’ head coach. Tennessee fired Munchak after three seasons, and he has been on the open market since.
For the Steelers, Munchak might be the most qualified coach to help this young offensive line. For guys like David DeCastro, Kelvin Beachum and Marcus Gilbert, Munchak could help these men reach a potential we have yet to see from them.
Looking from Munchak’s angle, there is a lot to like in Pittsburgh. The offensive line’s age is just an average of 25-years old, and the starting center is already an All-Pro in Maurkice Pouncey. This could be a huge addition to the Steelers’ coaching staff if the team inks the 53-year-old coach.