It has only been a few weeks since the Tennessee Titans made the controversial decision to part ways with head coach Mike Munchak, but as of Wednesday evening, it appears that Munchak has landed on his feet with a job for 2014.
Former Titans HC Mike Munchak has agreed to become Steelers O-line coach, as @McClain_on_NFL reported.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 23, 2014
Multiple outlets are now reporting that Munchak has agreed to take on the job of being the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line coach, and it seems like a great fit. Prior to taking the head coaching job in Tennessee, Munchak was a highly-regarded offensive line coach under Jeff Fisher, and if there was ever a team that needs some high-level offensive line instruction, it is probably the Steelers.
It will be quite interesting to see what type of immediate impact Munchak could make, but sometimes, these things take time. Still, he represented himself in an incredible way by refusing to fire assistant coaches that were loyal to him (this is the reported reason why he was let go in Tennessee), and with the type of respect that he commands, Munchak is probably overqualified to be an offensive line coach at this stage of his career.
Munchak’s long-term impact won’t be known until after the 2014 season, but one thing is for sure, Ben Roethlisberger is dancing in the streets right now.