Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says Mike Munchak may have been the most respected offensive line coach in the NFL prior to becoming the Tennessee Titans’ head coach in 2011.
Munchak, fired by the Titans in January, became Mike Tomlin’s fourth offensive line coach, following Larry Zierlein, Sean Kugler and Jack Bicknell Jr.
“It was real exciting to have the opportunity for him to join us,” Colbert said on Wednesday, per Scott Brown of ESPN.com. “I think [the players] will be all eyes and ears when you have a Hall of Famer talking to you and trying to teach you and I think they’re excited for that.”
The Steelers line should improve under Munchak and with the return of Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey.
“I don’t think Coach Munchak was brought in for any one player,” Colbert said in reference to the underachieving Adams. “You hope that he gets the most out of all your guys and obviously he has the credentials to do that.”
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is excited.
“I know the line will be excited,” Roethlisberger said on 93.7 The Fan, “because any time you have a Hall of Famer coaching you better listen up.”