On a day filled with change for the Pittsburgh Steelers, there will be one coach remaining in the Steel City. After the dismissal of offensive coordinator Todd Haley, offensive line coach Mike Munchak has decided to stay in Pittsburgh.
Wednesday evening he released a statement, via the team’s Public Relations team, explaining his decision.
#Steelers Offensive Line Coach Mike Munchak statement on remaining in Pittsburgh: pic.twitter.com/s4sK84fNIS— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) January 17, 2018
Munchak was a finalist for the Arizona Cardinals’ head coaching vacancy, but when the team requested a second interview, he withdrew his name from consideration.
While it doesn’t look like Munchak will be the team’s new offensive coordinator, he will have the opportunity to continue to lead one of the league’s best offensive lines.
Under Munchak the line has flourished.
Since becoming the #Steelers offensive line coach in 2014, Mike Munchak has led a unit that has allowed the 4th-fewest sacks in the NFL over the past 4 seasons (111) and ranked in the Top 3 in each of the past 2 seasons in fewest sacks allowed:— Dom Rinelli (@drinelli) January 17, 2018
2016: 2nd (21)
2017: T-3rd (24)
I speak for all Steelers fans when I say we are all excited to see Munchak stay with Pittsburgh for at least another year!
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news on the black-and-gold.