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    Florio on Steelers HC

    Gotta say Florio knows how to get clicks.......

    Would Steelers trade Mike Tomlin, promote Mike Munchak?
    Posted by Mike Florio on January 8, 2019, 6:48 PM EST

    Appearing on local radio stations helps give me a good sense of what’s being said about the home team in its own town. On Monday, a visit with Andrew Fillipponi of 93.7 the Fan in Pittsburgh caused me to do a spit take.

    During the segment, Fillipponi suggested this idea for the Steelers: Trade Mike Tomlin, and promote Mike Munchak to head coach.

    It’s a stunning thought, an ultra-aggressive approach for an uber-conservative team that has allowed its insistence on continuity among its coaches to become part of its identity. But with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger publicly stumping for Munchak to stay with the team at a time when he’s one of the finalists to coach the Broncos, it’s an intriguing thought.

    “I pray that fans write as many letters as they can to Mr. [Art] Rooney to keep Coach Munchak around,” Roethlisberger recently said. “He’s such a special coach. When the linemen are happy and love to play for their coach, they play better.”

    With vacant jobs starting to fill (three have been filled in the past 24 hours or so), it could be hard to find a suitor for Tomlin, if the Steelers were inclined to even try. And the concept knocked me wobbly in large part because, typically, the trade of a coach happens when another team wants to get him, not when his current team wants to unload him.

    If the Steelers were to start making phone calls about a possible Tomlin trade, and if any of that were to get out, how could the Steelers move forward with Tomlin? It would be difficult if not impossible. Also, with the three NFC vacancies now filled, the Steelers’ only remaining options could be within the AFC: Jets, Dolphins, Browns, Bengals, Broncos.

    Of course, the notion that Tomlin could be available could prompt a team with a coach currently under contract to inquire about the possibility. And Tomlin’s minority status would allow the transaction to happen quickly, with no traditional coaching search.

    The chances of it happening are somewhere between slim and none, but it’s an intriguing idea, one that should at least prompt interested teams to ask themselves whether it’s worth making a call

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    I’m down. Let’s make a change and promote within.

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    Maybe I never paid attention but I've never seen a coach traded? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelwolf View Post
    Maybe I never paid attention but I've never seen a coach traded? Lol
    https://www.oregonlive.com/nfl/index...e_been_tr.html

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    Thanks had to Google that I dont remember that at all lol

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    Do it. Don't think Tomlin is all that anyway.
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    Florio is a top of the line, grade A, piece of garbage who consistently tells half truths if not outright lies. Please don’t click anything he posts.

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    In a way that is perhaps similar to Dick LeBeau, Mike Munchak has shown himself to be one of the best of all-time as a position coach, but not very good as a head coach. Pass. Hard pass.

    In fact, if he does go to the Bronco's there's a better chance that he's looking for work again in 2-3 years while Mike Tomlin is still entrenched in Pittsburgh.

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    When we get rid of Tomlin, I hope that we go after a young promising coach instead of someone who's already demonstrated they aren't good at the job.

    I love Munchak as an OL coach. He seems to be great at that job. But, he was not a good HC when he had a chance.

    I'm also not a fan of hiring from within for top end jobs. I think we've seen how it didn't really work out that well at DC and OC. I'd rather do a real search and bring in the best person. Not just the person in the office down the hall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern_Blitz View Post
    I love Munchak as an OL coach. He seems to be great at that job. But, he was not a good HC when he had a chance.
    Is there a big enough body of work to say for certain that he's not good Head Coaching material? IMO, I don't think so.

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