ShareThis Page
Steelers

Broncos pass on Steelers' Mike Munchak as head coach

Joe Rutter
| Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, 12:18 p.m.
Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak during practice at training camp Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.
Chaz Palla | Trib Total Media
Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak during practice at training camp Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

It looks like Mike Munchak will be staying around to coach the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line.

Munchak was a finalist for the Denver Broncos’ coaching vacancy, but ESPN and NFL Network reported Wednesday afternoon that Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will get the job.

Munchak, 58, has coached the Steelers offensive line for the past five seasons and has worked with Pro Bowl players Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro and Alejandro Villanueva. All three have credited Munchak’s influence as having a positive impact on their careers.

Munchak was coach of the Tennessee Titans from 2011-13 before joining the Steelers. He was interested in the Broncos job because his daughter lives in Denver.

The Broncos reportedly narrowed their choices to Munchak and Fangio, who received a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth, according to ESPN.

Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at jrutter@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tribjoerutter.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me