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Mike Munchak is no longer with the Broncos, as new head coach Nathaniel Hackett hired Butch Barry to be Denver's next offensive line coach on Wednesday.
According to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver, Hackett wanted to run a traditional West Coast, zone-blocking scheme while Munchak's specialty is with the gap, or man-on-man, blocking schemes.
Former Steelers assistant offensive line coach Chris Morgan also got hired by the Bears to be their offensive line coach on Wednesday. Morgan was a favorite to be promoted to the Steelers' offensive line coach position after Adrian Klemm left for Oregon following the Week 16 loss to the Chiefs. Morgan took over Klemm's duties for the rest of the season.
So, with Morgan leaving for Chicago, could Munchak land back in Pittsburgh? Klis said Munchak has other opportunities, and the Steelers desperately could use Munchak's services.
Munchak was the Steelers offensive line coach from 2014-2018 before leaving for the Broncos because he wanted to live in Denver to be closer to his daughter and granddaughter. It was a big loss for the Steelers with Munchak leaving, as he's one of the best offensive line coaches in the league and was beloved by his offensive linemen. The Steelers never got a proper replacement, as the promotions of Shaun Sarrett and Klemm didn't work out at all.
Munchak was a Hall of Fame offensive lineman, so players can relate to him since he played the game at the highest level and was one of the best to ever do it.
If Munchak is interested in returning to Pittsburgh, the Steelers should offer him whatever he wants in regards to money. Munchak is an elite offensive line coach, and the Steelers need top-tier coaching to get their offensive line turned around.