This offseason brought about a big change for Mike Munchak.
He was fired as the Titans’ head coach, ending a three decade run with the organization that drafted him in the first round of the 1982 draft on a sour note. Munchak wasn’t out of work for long, though. He signed on to coach the Steelers offensive line, a move that Munchak says allows him and the oft-troubled Steelers linemen to break new ground during the 2014 season.
“I just think it’s exciting for all of us. We have a fresh start for me, a fresh start for the linemen, a new way of looking at things (and) fresh eyes on what they’ve been doing and they’ve been successful. These guys are very prideful. They’re very excited about the opportunities,” Munchak said, via ESPN.com.
The Steelers are on their third line coach in as many years, so fresh starts aren’t exactly the freshest thing in Pittsburgh. Munchak is inheriting a line that comes with a bit more stability than some of the previous versions even before you factor in the return of center Maurkice Pouncey. Given Munchak’s previous success as a line coach, it could make for a mix that pushes the next fresh start well into the future.