Pittsburgh ruined former Steelers assistant Ken Whisenhunt’s bid to win a Super Bowl two years ago. The Steelers’ latest run to the big game is proving to be a much more minor nuisance.
It appears that Whisenhunt wants to hire or speak to a Steelers assistant or two before moving forward with his defensive coordinator search, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. It’s hard to imagine Dick LeBeau going anywhere, so Whisenhunt’s targets figure to be linebackers coach Keith Butler and secondary coach Ray Horton.
Butler may not get permission to speak with Whisenhunt, so Horton could be the pick. He’s been an assistant in Pittsburgh since 2004.
Whisenhunt may also interview some candidates this week at the Senior Bowl. Either way, it appears he’s willing to wait to get another piece of Pittsburgh with him down in Arizona.