Pittsburgh Steelers fire offensive line coach

Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Pittsburgh won 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

After just a single season, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has fired the team’s offensive line coach, Jack Bicknell Jr.

According to ESPN,

The Steelers lost two starting centers during the course of the season, including Pro Bowler Maurkice Pouncey (torn ACL) in the opener. They had to deal with in-game injuries, it seemed, on a weekly basis, and the loss of Pouncey scuttled the Steelers’ plans to employ a zone-blocking scheme in 2013.

“I have decided to go in a different direction with respect to the coaching of our offensive line,” Tomlin said in a Steelers release. “I want to thank Jack for his contributions during the 2013 season, and I wish him well in the future.”

The Steelers ill be looking for their fourth offensive line coach in the near future, and most people suspect it will be during the Senior Bowl. Tomlin will have many people to choose from if he decides to wait for the week of january 20-25.

Do you think Tomlin made the right move by getting rid of Bicknell? Sound off in the comments below.

Topics: Jack Bicknell Jr., Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

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