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Sport Steelers hire Mike Sullivan as new quarterbacks coach

08:10  07 february  2021
08:10  07 february  2021 Source:   profootballrumors.com

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According to NFL reporter Mike Garofolo, the Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to hire Mike Sullivan to be their new quarterbacks coach . Sullivan hasn’t coached in the NFL since 2018 when he was the quarterbacks coach of the Denver Broncos. Sullivan is perhaps best known as a longtime assistant coach with the New York Giants. He worked with Eli Manning from 2015-2017 as both quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. The hire of Sullivan breaks from the streak of in-house promotions among assistant coaches .

After promoting their old quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator, the Steelers have found a new quarterbacks coach . Mike Sullivan will be Pittsburgh’s quarterbacks coach , Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. He’ll work under Matt Canada, who was quarterbacks coach last year and will The Steelers are expected to have Ben Roethlisberger back in 2021, although that’s not etched in stone. Sullivan will presumably be coaching Roethlisberger as the Steelers try to get to one more Super Bowl with Big Ben. Steelers hire Mike Sullivan as QB coach originally appeared on Pro Football Talk.

In contention for the Jaguars’ quarterbacks coach position, Mike Sullivan will instead land in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are hiring the former Giants and Buccaneers offensive coordinator, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com tweets. Sullivan, 53, will replace Matt Canada, who is now the Steelers’ OC. Pittsburgh’s QB coaching role grew in importance recently, with the Steelers giving Dwayne Haskins an opportunity to reboot his career. While Ben Roethlisberger is planning to return for an 18th season, Sullivan will have multiple developmental QBs — Haskins and Mason Rudolph — to mentor. Sullivan has not coached since the 2018 season, when he served as the Broncos’ QBs coach.

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Mike Sullivan will be Pittsburgh’s quarterbacks coach , Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. He’ll work under Matt Canada, who was quarterbacks coach last year and will be offensive coordinator this year. A West Point graduate, Sullivan has spent the last two years working for the Army football program. The Steelers are expected to have Ben Roethlisberger back in 2021, although that’s not etched in stone. Sullivan will presumably be coaching Roethlisberger as the Steelers try to get to one more Super Bowl with Big Ben.

Steelers hire Mike Sullivan as QB coach . After promoting their old quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator, the Steelers have found a new quarterbacks coach . The # Steelers are hiring longtime NFL assistant Mike Sullivan as their QBs coach , sources say. It’s a role he had with the #Giants and #Broncos.

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Here is the latest from the AFC’s coaching carousel:

  • The Ravens are adding a few staffers, including former USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin as wide receivers coach, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com tweets. A former Heisman-winning quarterback at Tennessee, Martin has coached at the college level for the past 12 years. The former NFL quarterback has not coached at the pro level, but as wideouts coach with the Trojans and Kentucky Wildcats, Martin oversaw the development of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Michael Pittman and Randall Cobb. Baltimore will also add Jay Peterson as assistant linebackers coach, Jason Brooks as assistant D-line coach and Keith Williams as a passing-game assistant, Hensley adds. Jason Brooks is the son of ex-Ravens D-line coach Clarence Brooks.
  • Northwestern HC Pat Fitzgerald again passed on an NFL path, but he will poach a Raiders staffer. Las Vegas senior defensive assistant Jim O’Neil left to become Northwestern’s defensive coordinator. A defensive coordinator with the Browns and 49ers from 2014-16, O’Neil coached on Jon Gruden‘s past three Raiders staffs.
  • The Broncos will fill their defensive backs coach position by hiring former Packers assistant Christian Parker, according to the Denver Post’s Ryan O’Halloran (on Twitter). This will mark a big jump for Parker, who spent the 2020 season as a quality control staffer in Green Bay. Parker was DBs coach at Texas A&M previously, however. Previous Denver DBs coach Renaldo Hill left to become the Chargers’ DC.
  • Lovie Smith will hire his son, Miles Smith, as linebackers coach, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter). Miles Smith previously served under his father as the University of Illinois’ linebackers coach. The Texans will retain previous LBs coach Bobby King but move him to D-line coach.
  • The Steelers will add Chris Morgan as their assistant offensive line coach, per Dan Duggan and Mark Kaboly of The Athletic (Twitter link). Morgan, who also interviewed with the Giants this offseason, spent the past six years as the Falcons’ O-line coach.

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Broncos hired ex-Giants OC Mike Sullivan as QBs coach . The Broncos have also landed Curtis Modkins as their new RBs coach , quickly retooling Vance Joseph's coaching staff after he was retained for a second season. Sullivan has eight years of coordinating/QBs coach experience, but is coming off a dismal two years as Ben McAdoo's top lieutenant in New York. Sullivan took over Giants' play-calling duties in October, but there was little he could do to spark the moribund attack. It's entirely unclear who Sullivan might be mentoring as starter in 2018, though Paxton Lynch and Trevor

The former Pittsburgh Steelers coach , who led his team to a Super Bowl title at the end of the 2005 season, has a deal with Atria Books for the memoir “Heart and Steel.” Cowher, inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, will look back not just on his career, but on his private struggles. Former New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan is returning to the NFL. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports “The # Steelers are hiring longtime NFL assistant Mike Sullivan as their QBs coach , sources say.

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