A few weeks ago I was asked to write an article for SB Nation about which Steelers assistant coaches could possibly be an attractive option for a team looking for a head coach. When I looked over the Steelers’ staff, it isn’t really brimming with young, budding head coaches, but there were a couple I pointed out who could possibly be targeted by a team looking for experience over youthful exuberance.
Todd Haley has done a good job in Pittsburgh with the offense, and although his lone stint as a head coach in Kansas City was less than stellar, he could be an option for a team looking for an offensive minded coach with experience leading a team.
The biggest name on the list was Mike Munchak. The offensive line coach is brimming with experience, as both a player and coach, and it is stunning no team has tried to promote him out of the assistant ranks to being a head coach once again.
Nonetheless, as ‘Black Monday’ continues on, and several teams have already fired their head coaches, there has been no buzz whatsoever regarding any Steelers assistants getting interviews, or even being discussed, as potential candidates.
Now, this process is far from over, and while I don’t see the Steelers’ coaching staff changing next year, except for potential firings and/or retirements, you never know if a team will take a chance on someone from the Steel City.
Stay tuned to BTSC for any news on this front as the Steelers head into the bye week, and prepare for their first playoff game in the Divisional Round of the AFC Playoffs.
The Arizona Cardinals have requested permission to interview Mike Munchak to fill their head coaching vacancy.
The Arizona Cardinals will interview Mike Munchak for their HC job. Would be a good fit with NYG too, who covet experience in the role— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 2, 2018