The Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base has been waiting, and wondering, who the team will hire to fill the vacant wide receiver coach position. After the passing of Darryl Drake during the team’s training camp at Saint Vincent College, Ray Sherman stepped in as an interim coach.
It was never expected to have Sherman stay on the staff long-term, and the team seems to have been narrowing their search for the next coach to work with the team’s wideouts.
According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the team is down to two candidates: Jerricho Cotchery and Bryan McClendon.
Steelers expected to sign a WR coach "any day now," per source. Appears to be down to two -- former Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery and former South Carolina off coordinator Bryan McClendon.— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) February 13, 2020
After it being reported last weekend the team hired Bryan McClendon, other reports came in stating the team had not made their mind up regarding who will take over the reigns as receivers coach.
In regards to McClendon and Cotchery, they both have very differing resumes. McClendon has a ton of experience as a college coach, while Cotchery has extensive experience playing, even with the Steelers for a short sting, and as an assistant receivers coach in the NFL.
Whoever is hired will have a pretty stellar stable of receivers to work with. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, James Washington and Deon Cain, not to mention any additional players added via free agency or the 2020 NFL Draft, make up for a very talented, and young, group of receivers.
Also per Dulac, the news of their hire could come any day now, so be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as they press on throughout the offseason.